Business

Chamber “passes the torch” to new generation

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce figuratively “passed the torch” from one generation of leaders to another Friday night at the annual soiree at the California Center for the Arts, Museum. As CEO Rorie Johnston told The Times-Advocate when we asked if there was a special meaning to this year’s theme: “It has been the intent of this board to provide […]

Escondido Chamber to host 1st Annual Patriotic BBQ

In celebration of our country and to honor those who serve our community, the Escondido Chamber is hosting the first annual Patriotic BBQ. Meet representatives from local boards as well as City, County and State offices while enjoying classic barbecue fare and cold drinks. The $10 cost per person includes barbecue dinner, one complimentary drink, and games. Tuesday, July 17 […]

Arturo Fuente Cigar event Saturday at Lord Puffer

Carlito Fuente Jr. of Arturo Fuente Cigars likes to say, “it’s not about the Cigars, it’s about the people.” Saturday people and cigars will both be in abundance at the grand opening of Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido, and the arrival of iconic cigar manufacturer Carlito Fuente Jr. of Arturo Fuente Cigars. Fuente is one of the most critically acclaimed […]

Broken Yolk Café opens Escondido location

The Broken Yolk Cafe is now open at the Westfield North County Mall at 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido. This is the 27th location for the Broken Yolk brand and 14th in San Diego County. The Broken Yolk Cafe Escondido is located next to 24 Hour Fitness, right outside the Food Court at the Westfield Mall in Escondido. It […]

Toyota dealership wins national award

Toyota of Escondido was recently presented with the Board of Governors Award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc.  The award recognizes a distinguished group of dealers who have achieved outstanding vehicle sales performance throughout the year while demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a high standard for customer satisfaction. Winning dealerships are among the top 60 in vehicle sales volume across […]

Abandoned horse gets second chance through local non-profit rescue

A non-profit horse rescue based in Escondido played a pivotal role last week in rescuing a BLM Mustang that had been abandoned and left to die in Ridgecrest, San Bernardino County. Ashley Scott, development director at Mountain Meadow Equine Rehab and Rescue, related the story to bring awareness about the plight of such animals. The 13-year old Mustang, now named […]

Cigar aficionados wait with bated breath for special Fuente event


You could say that cigar smokers all over North County are holding their breaths in anticipation of the grand opening of Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido, and the arrival of iconic cigar manufacturer Carlito Fuente Jr. of Arturo Fuente Cigars. Fuente is one of the most critically acclaimed makers of hand-rolled premium cigars outside of Cuba. Lord Puffer, located at […]

Chamber announces changes in staff


Whether you resist it or embrace it, change is the inevitable factor of our daily lives.  The chamber is experiencing change as well. We will have a change in board members on June 15th, with the installation of our new members who are committed to serving the organization.  The chamber is also undergoing a change in staff.  Claudine  After living […]

Firehouse Subs makes big donation to EFD

Wednesday morning Escondido Fire Department received more than $14,000 worth of life-saving equipment, courtesy of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  Donated equipment includes 91 wildland firefighting jackets — a very timely gift as we approach wildfire season. As our readers know, California is the state most susceptible to these natural disasters.  The granted jackets will be on display, showing […]

Empowering women, one chocolate bar at a time

The Escondido couple Paul Newman and Ari Lee-Newman, owners of BIJA Chocolates and their social mission of disrupting cycles of poverty was featured recently on ABC’s The Today Show Their company was one of four companies selected to be featured out of thousands that work with Whole Foods. Their organic chocolates are sold throughout Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Wyoming, Idaho, […]


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