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Rosemary-Duff Florist: a landmark business

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Valentine’s Day is coming. How do I know? Simple – the windows and exterior wall of this landmark business are beautifully decorated for the occasion.  Known for their holiday theme décor’ Rosemary-Duff Florist is found off West Second Avenue between South Maple and North Broadway streets.   Those passing by 101 West Second Avenue are treated with a holiday themed […]

It’s Christmas 2020 in January at Canterbury Gardens – Gift store is closing after 37 years


The days may be getting longer in the rest of the country but at Canterbury Gardens, the days are getting shorter, ticking down to when, in the words of owner Dave Hansen, “We sell the last item from the last table.” Canterbury Gardens, easily one of the most recognizable stores in Escondido, will soon be closing after 37 years in […]

Chamber invites you to annual Open House

The annual Escondido Chamber of Commerce Open House is your chance to explore all the Chamber has to offer. This year’s event will be taking place on Tuesday, January 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chamber’s offices located at 720 N. Broadway. Want to know what the Chamber of Commerce is all about? Have you been thinking […]

Farmer Boys introduces Happiest Hour taste treats


It’s always a good idea to bring along a good appetite when you visit Farmer Boys. I went to the restaurant on 925 W Mission Ave. (there is another in Escondido on Valley Parkway) and met the shift manager, Rocio Hernandez, who told me about the new Happiest Hours menu and a seasonal favorite soup, the Clam Chowder Bread Bowl, […]

Learn about the Chamber at annual Open House

The annual Escondido Chamber of Commerce Open House is your chance to explore all the Chamber has to offer. This year’s event will be taking place on Tuesday, January 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chamber’s offices located at 720 N. Broadway. Want to know what the Chamber of Commerce is all about? Have you been thinking […]

You ain’t seen nothing yet


The “year of election” is upon us and the money pouring into traditional and non-traditional media by all entities vying for your vote is just now starting to be felt. The best example so far is the Measure B the Newland Sierra Project which is very relative to all Escondidans.  The local pundits are blasting their rhetoric everywhere as every […]

Palomar Health CEO named to California Hospital Association Board

Palomar Health President and CEO Diane Hansen has been appointed to the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Directors for a term ending in Dec. 2022. CHA is one of the largest hospital trade associations in the nation, serving more than 97 percent of the patient beds in California, and seeks for every Californian to have equitable access to affordable, […]

Escondido businesswoman awarded Women of the Vine & Spirits scholarship

Cassandra Schaeg, founder of Escondido’s SIP Wine & Beer (SIP), is a recipient of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship. Schaeg was selected out of 376 applicants spanning 42 countries to advance and empower knowledge in the alcohol beverage industry.  Women of the Vine & Spirits non-profit arm, the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, Ltd. 501(c)(3), […]

Restaurant owners recognized for feeding the homeless

Thursday, December 12, “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors”  presented an award to José and Erik Monforte, owners of Cocina del Charro restaurant, at their Escondido location of 890 W. Valley Parkway. Lonny Beamer of  “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” presented the award for many years of feeding the homeless each Saturday in Escondido from 2008 to 2019. For over a […]

Rincon hires new general manager

The Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) board of directors has hired its new general manager, Clint R. Baze.  Serving as the district’s eighth General Manager since 1954, Baze takes over for Greg Thomas who assumed the same position as General Manager for Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. With extensive public sector experience, Baze has managed and operated […]


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