Like a Phoenix, glass blower James Stone has risen from the ashes

On the morning of April 1, when glass blowing artist James Stone got the phone call that his Stone & Glass studio on Simpson Way was on fire, he thought it was an April Fool’s prank. He quickly learned that the mattress store two doors down from his studio was burning on that Saturday night. The acidity of the soot […]

“Dine Out Escondido!” Restaurant Week celebrates its fifth year January 28 – February 3

Visit Escondido’s Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week is happening January 28 to February 3 at over 30 restaurants in historic downtown and all around town. Held in partnership with California Restaurant Month, this successful culinary tourism event happens during the last week in January and is celebrating its fifth year. San Diego residents and visitors will be able to partake […]

Escondido has seven First Place “A-List” business winners

The San Diego A-List features more than 8,076 businesses competing for title of San Diego’s best. This year Escondido showcased over 30 businesses entered for consumer voting in five categories: Museums/Arts, Foodies, Other Things to Do, Wineries, and Breweries. Escondido won seven First Place winners and eleven winners in the Top 5 of their respective categories, competing in some cases, […]

Veritiv leases Escondido’s largest industrial building

Exeter Property Group and Badiee Development December 13 announced Veritiv as the single tenant for the Exeter Industrial Park in Escondido. The 212,088-square foot Exeter Industrial Park is poised to be the largest industrial distribution building ever constructed in Escondido. “We are excited to have Veritiv locate in Escondido,” said Escondido Mayor Sam Abed. “We’re proud to work with Badiee […]

Panera’s Manna program hosts local family for meal, gifts

The spirit of the holidays is all about giving and that is exactly what Manna Development Group, Panera Bread’s San Diego franchisee, is doing. For the past 14 years, including this year, every Panera café in San Diego, including the one in Escondido, adopts a local family in need to host them for a meal and provide them with gifts […]

Computing systems manufacturer One Stop Systems files for a $23 million IPO

One Stop Systems, an Escondido-based company which manufactures computing systems for high speed processing, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $23 million in an initial public offering. The company was founded in 1998 and booked $27 million in sales for the 12 months ended September 30, 2017. It plans to list on the Nasdaq under the […]

BioFridge medical refrigeration devices launches new website

Escondido-based BioFridge Inc., a leader in portable medical refrigeration, has recently launched its new website which can be found at  The company’s medical refrigeration products were developed to address concerns with poor medical cold storage within labs, medical facilities, universities, blood banks and more. These devices allow for the safe storage of plasma and red blood cells. BioFridge has […]

Farmer Boys to collect Toys for Tots

Farmer Boys has teamed up with ABC7, Southern California Firefighters, and Toys for Tots for the 25th Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. From now through December 23, those looking to brighten the holidays for children in need can drop off new, unwrapped toys in the collection boxes at the Farmer Boys Escondido location on E. Valley Parkway. BONUS: After […]

ALDI to open second Escondido market

ALDI supermarket, which opened its first Escondido store less than a year ago, will open another on December 14. The new store will be located at 1352 W. Valley Parkway. The store is part of the aggressive $3.4 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. ALDI currently has more than 1,600 […]

Stone raises $72,000 for fire survivors

Stone Brewing’s distributing division, Stone Distributing Co., donated $72,000 of its sales in October to benefit those affected by recent Northern California fires. The donation was generated from a percentage of Stone beer sales and the sales of 17 of its supplier partners, most notably Bear Republic and Russian River of Sonoma County. Funds were sent to Direct Relief, providing […]

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