Business

Small Business Shopping Spree Saturday

Businesses in Downtown Escondido Saturday are participating in the Small Business Shopping Spree. Because those businesses like to spread happiness, they are giving customers a free surprise gift with any purchase at participating merchants. Also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be the 2nd Saturday Art Walk with pop up artists on Grand Avenue. Galleries are open […]

Escondido man opens Jersey Mike’s at Camp Pendleton

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County on March 3. Tylor Rasmussen of Escondido is in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and is now part owner in the Camp Pendleton Jersey Mike’s location.  Rasmussen is the operating partner of the store along with franchise owners/area directors Cathy and Mike Brown who own nine […]

Escondido Chamber of Commerce receives gift from Virgin Galactic


In a coup for the organization, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it was the benefactor of a very unique gift. A gift in the form of a seat on a highly anticipated voyage…a gift from Virgin Galactic! As some may know, James Rowten the CEO & President of the Chamber is an avid automobile enthusiast, and often […]

‘We are focused on our fans,” says CEO Bobby Klein of Escondido’s Off the Grid


Bobby Klein and Josh Patterson are Escondido born and raised guys who founded a clothing manufacturing company that caters to the outdoors adventure enthusiast. Off The Grid is starting to attract national attention. As far as the partners are concerned, the sky is the limit. Off The Grid, you see, “is not a place, it is a state of mind.” […]

Escondido loses its YMCA

The YMCA of San Diego County has announced it is selling its seven-acre Escondido campus at 1050 N. Broadway. This facility is known as the Palomar Family YMCA.  There has been a YMCA operating in Escondido for 50 years.  That campus includes 85,000 square ft. of building including a preschool, gym, basketball court, fitness center, exercise rooms, lockers, offices and […]

Cork & Knife: When you have time to relax


Sometimes you just want to take the time to relax with friends over wine and cheese. No need to hurry. That’s when the newly opened Cork & Knife comes into its own. It’s not for fast food or rushing. In fact, not taking your time to enjoy would be a crying shame and would violate the sense of the place.  […]

Neighborhood Healthcare hosts free kids dental clinic

Neighborhood Healthcare, a regional Federally Qualified Health Center providing a wide range of medical, dental and behavioral health services, February 27 conducted a free kids dental clinic at its Date Street location. More than 45 kids 18-years-old and under received care under ADA Foundation initiative The initiative, part of the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids A Smile Program,” provided more […]

One thing we can be sure of


The one thing we can all be sure of is change. This could not be more evident than what we’ve witnessed over these last 12 months. Businesses have closed and some have opened. Loved ones have passed and new babies have been born. We have new City Council and soon we will have a new City Manager. Businesses have adapted […]

Hawthorne Country Store celebrates Chicktopia with peep show

Hawthorne Country Store hosts its annual spring Chicktopia Peep Show on Saturday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Escondido, Fallbrook and Santee. This annual celebration will host more than 115 varieties of baby poultry and will practice all necessary COVID safety and social distancing measures.   As the slow food movement continues to gain ground in Southern […]

Forgotten Barrel Winery: Ready when things reopen


The Forgotten Barrel Winery, the only winery located within the city limits of Escondido, has changed a lot since when it first opened in the summer of 2017. Because of the pandemic it can’t yet hold wine tastings for the public, but once the world reopens again, it will be ready! I dropped by last week at the invitation of […]


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