Escondido, CA




A new home for the Farm Bureau

The San Diego County Farm Bureau will be moving from its longtime head­quarters at 1670 E. Valley Parkway to a new location just down the road, at 1540 E. Valley Parkway.

The bureau’s building committee looked all over North County for a new home for the farming organization that represents local growers. According to Bureau President Ken Altman, writing in this month’s San Diego Grown, “Af­ter a search that took our building com­mittee all across North County, early this year a fore sale sign just one block to the west of the recently sold home­stead caught our eye. The building al­most under our nose . . . turned out to be just what we had been hoping to find.”

The building is 15,000 square feet, larger than other buildings they looked at. But the price was right. “Just as im­portant,” wrote Altman,” was the dis­covery of a tenant that wanted to oc­cupy the entire first floor.” That was Neighborhood Healthcare. The remain­ing 7,500 will be just the right size for the Farm Bureau, the University of California Cooperative Extension Ser­vice, and Montoya Insurance Agency, which has rented from the Bureau for many years.

The organization hopes to have the building ready to occupy by autumn.

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Chick-fil-A to host `Daddy- Daughter Date Night’

The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurants at 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido and 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos, are hosting a “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” for fa­thers and daughters from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 10

Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Activities will include table-side service, dinner, dessert, live enter­tainment and a flower for each daugh­ter. Cost is $25 per couple. Additional children can be added to the reservation for $10 per child. To RSVP a seating time, visit

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