Some noteworthy changes

By JAMES ROWTEN, CEO Escondido Chamber of Commerce So the New Year has begun and with it come some noteworthy changes. Let’s review some of the political changes: -New City Council make-up in Escondido -New County Board of Supervisor representation -Darrell Issa is back representing the 50th District -City of Escondido will have a new City Manager (thank you for your […]

Escondido small businesses can apply for relief program

The State of California has launched the website for the CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The first round of applications will be accepted from December 30, 2020 – January 8, 2021. The city of Escondido is encouraging as many local businesses as possible to apply. Amber V. Tarrac, deputy director of economic development for the City of Escondido, […]

Westfield mall will welcome holiday shoppers safely

The tradition of celebrating the holidays at Westfield North County and the other Westfield malls continues with one-of-a-kind experiences that keep safety, services, community and fun top of mind.  Visits with Santa, virtual scavenger hunts and more are planned this holiday season at all Westfield San Diego centers: UTC, Mission Valley, North County and Plaza Bonita.  The shopping centers will […]

The Peel Parlour: Jennifer Titus – Licensed Esthetician

When you walk through the doors of Skin + Tonique at 300 N. Escondido Blvd where The Peel Parlour is located, you immediately begin to feel the relaxation come over you. From the friendly waiting area with massage chairs, to the charming display of products along the well-decorated walls, there is a sense of Zen that exists and is much […]

Small Business Saturday Nov. 28

  Escondido’s Downtown Businesses are coming together again on Small Business Saturday to bring you another holiday shopping experience.  A spokesman for the Downtown Business Association (DBA) told The Times-Advocate, “Our goal is to give shoppers options that make them feel comfortable.  We are creating an on-line gift guide to highlight specific gift opportunities from each of our participating merchants […]

Cork & Knife to open in Escondido in Late November

Slated to open in Escondido in late November, Cork & Knife is a small production wine store that will offer close to 100 varieties of vino. Customers will be invited to browse the selections of wine either in person, or on Cork & Knife’s website, where they can purchase bottles directly.  Cork & Knife will also specialize in artisan meats […]

New Vintage Church has housewarming

Sunday the New Vintage Church held a ribbon cutting and housewarming for its new sanctuary, otherwise known as “The Grand.” The edifice was built to provide a place for the church to meet, but also as a gift to the community of Escondido.   Photos courtesy David Zumaya, My San Diego North County

Restrictions will stress the business community

Don’t look now but Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner. With the way this year is going I think most of us can’t wait for the New Year. Now more than ever the Chamber asks that you support local businesses, particularly during the holidays. The latest restrictions are going to stress the business community even […]

Palomar Medical Center Escondido named America’s 100 Best in four specialties

Palomar Medical Center (PMC) Escondido is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery and Stroke Care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions […]

PMC Escondido among nation’s top performing hospitals for heart attack patients

Palomar Medical Center Escondido has received the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for outstanding treatment of heart attack patients from the American College of Cardiology. The hospital is one of only 140 in the nation to receive this award. “As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Palomar Medical Center Escondido has established itself as a leader in […]

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