Business

Cheval Winery to open Sunday

Escondido’s newest winery, Cheval Winery, will hold its grand opening Sunday, April 15, 1-5 p.m. at 2919 Hill Valley Drive, Escondido, CA 92029 Activities include: Wine tasting (of course!) at The Tipsy Barrel Tasting Room Cheval show horses at The Stompin’ Grounds Top local caterers VW Bus photo booth Live music & more! Vendors will include Coast Catering by Barry […]

Bird Haven has closed after 40 years

For four decades Bird Haven on Grand Avenue was a landmark Escondido business. Customers who entered the store would be serenaded by the jungle symphony of tropical birds singing at the top of their beaks. Last week, in a message to their customers, owners Mark & Sharon Petrarca announced that they had sold the business. “We have decided it’s time […]

New Escondido winery to open April 15

Take a little of the pain away from Tax Day by visiting the grand opening of the Cheval Winery, Sunday, April 15, 1-5 p.m. at 2919 Hill Valley Drive, Escondido, CA 92029 Activities include: Wine tasting (of course!) at The Tipsy Barrel Tasting Room Cheval show horses at The Stompin’ Grounds Top local caterers VW Bus photo booth Live music […]

Mentoring program points out paths to success

  As the saying goes, it is better to teach a man to fish than to give him a fish, because one way feeds him for a day while the other feeds him forever. Of course, it goes without saying that this truism applies to women as well. The sooner boys and girls are given the basics of social skills, […]

New Escondido librarian gets out and about at Chamber breakfast

Newly installed Escondido branch librarian Patricia Crosby feels that one of her most important jobs is to get out and into the community to find out what people expect and want from their library, and what she can do to make it serve its patrons better. The librarian was the guest at Tuesday’s breakfast at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce […]

Cakies Creations: a new confection you’ll crave

It’s a cross between a cookie, a brownie and a cupcake—all in one. It’s called the “Cakie” as in Cakies Creations, a recently born business in Escondido that can deliver its sweet morsels to your birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, you name it. If you don’t want to wait for a special occasion you can seek them out at local farmers […]

Product, facilities on upswing at Henry Avocado

This story is reprinted courtesy of The Produce News. Turning the page from 2017 to 2018 has been an ascendant experience for Henry Avocado and its customers from coast-to-coast. With the new year being ushered in by the spectacular demand for avocados during Super Bowl weekend, every metric for predicting a successful season has been positive for the California harvest, […]

Stone Brewing is in the Top 10

The Brewers Association just released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S. based on beer sales volume. Escondido’s Stone Brewing is listed as #8 on the list of craft breweries (up from #9 the previous year) and #18 on the list of overall breweries. Stone is the only San Diego area company […]

New Store Hires Local – HomeGoods

HomeGoods opened their 23,907 square-foot store earlier this month at 1352 West Valley Parkway. They hired 65 Escondido residents to work in their store providing locals with the opportunity to work in the community in which they live. The Times-Advocate caught up with one of the new customers who visited on the first day. She commented. “I would say it […]

Local FASTSIGNS recognized among top centers in the countr

FASTSIGNS of Escondido, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention recently held in Houston, Texas. Owned by Jonathan Schwartz, FASTSIGNS of Escondido received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to centers ranked 26 to 125 in sales volume between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017. “We […]


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