Work of hospice continues under challenging conditions

The job of the Escondido-based Elizabeth Hospice continues unabated in the current coronavirus crisis—just under more challenging circumstances. The Times-Advocate Tuesday spoke to Sarah S. McSpadden, President/Chief Operating Officer of the Elizabeth Hospice, which, she said, has started to operate like a virtual business. “We have patients all over San Diego county. We’re not like a hospital” said McSpadden. The […]

Grand Tea Room joins many restaurants in shifting to take out orders

In the days of the coronavirus, Louisa Magoon of the Grand Tea Room expresses the sentiments of a lot of people: “We are all feeling the uncertainty of what is going on in our lives these days. We can only hope that this will pass quickly and when it does, we will certainly appreciate our lives as never before.” She […]

Stylist struggles to make ends meet in lockdown world

Danielle Klein, who has been a hair stylist for 15 years is “trying to avoid going stir crazy” in a lockdown world where her livelihood is not considered an “essential” one, where she is making “zero” money right now—and can’t apply for unemployment insurance because she is a contractor. Klein works at Rock’n Hair in the Center of Escondido, (the […]

How do we conduct ‘business as usual’?

Daniel Defoe wrote his “A Journal of the Plague Year” about the 1660’s in London and Gabriel Garcia Marquez chronicled, “Love in the Time of Cholera” which is set in Columbia in the 1890s. All of which points to the fact that, eventually, this too shall pass, although as far as we know, no one has yet published the “Coronavirus […]

Kiesel Guitars celebrates 5th anniversary

Kiesel Guitars is celebrating its 5th year anniversary in Escondido.  Zak Kiesel tells The Times-Advocate: “We started in 1946 under the name Kiesel, the last name of the founder Lowell Kiesel. In 1950, we changed our name into Carvin. In 2015, we changed back to Kiesel Guitars after we split with the audio department of Carvin and became our own […]

Pair of Escondido industrial properties sold for $3.24M

Colliers International San Diego Region recently announces the sales of two freestanding industrial buildings totaling $3,248,625 located at 2222 Meyers Ave. and 670 Opper St., in Escondido. Horizon Lighting Inc. acquired 2222 Myers Ave., a 5,500 square foot office building built in 1976, for $1,193,500. Chris and Leah Christianson purchased 670 Opper Street, a 10,025 SF industrial property built in […]

Sunny Side Kitchen celebrates 5 years

Sunny Side Kitchen held a celebration for friends and well-wishers to mark the fifth anniversary of the popular breakfast and lunch stop, which is located on Orange Avenue near Second.  Bob & Kate Carpenter were joined by more than 50 folks, who had a little difficulty fitting into the modestly-sized eatery, which on normal days doesn’t usually have more than […]

Dr. Kami Hoss and The Super Dentists open sixth office in Escondido

Dr. Kami Hoss has announced the opening of its much-anticipated, sixth location, in Escondido.  The new office, located at 390 West Valley Parkway, is now open for business and taking appointments.    The Super Dentist’s mission is to reinvent and transform dentistry. Since 1996, Dr. Kami Hoss, DDS, MS and his wife and business partner, Dr. Nazli Keri, DDS, have […]

Welcome back, Swami’s: Chamber celebrates popular Café reopening in Escondido

On Thursday evening, Swami’s Café celebrated the opening of its new location in Escondido, just a few blocks west of the previous downtown site it had called home for over 5 years.  Along with over 40 members of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce in attendance to mark the occasion as part of its monthly Business After 5 Mixer, Swami’s owner […]

A fundamental shift in the retail world

It’s happening, and the news is out. Pier 1 Closing 6 stores in San Diego, Sears shutters 33 stores, Kmart announces new store closings across the nation, Papyrus, Adventure 16, Canterbury Gardens, Charlotte Russe file chapter 13 and the news keeps pouring in. And not even mentioning the Rite Aid that has been closed on Washington since I came here. […]

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