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The Super Dentists save Halloween 2020

The Super Dentists love to celebrate Halloween and 2020 is no different. Their superheroes are working hard to Save Halloween with a special and safe drive-thru Halloween. So, grab your Super Family and quarantine crew for a 2020-style Halloween celebration, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. ¬– 1 p.m. in the parking lot of their Kearny Mesa office, 9737 Aero […]

Hawthorne Cat opens Escondido branch

Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, has opened a new retail showroom in Escondido.  The Hawthorne Escondido branch was recently remodeled with the addition of a new showroom and service capabilities. Hawthorne Cat now offers everyday consumables for Cat products such as oils, filters, and grease, all in one […]

North County Business Expo Sept. 30

My San Diego North County is sponsoring the 5th Annual Business Expo happening Wednesday, September 30 beginning at 1 p.m. Join the group online for special business presentations and lots of networking. My North County also sponsors the weekly Online Business Networking Tuesday Mornings, 8– 9 a.m.  Register online for the event and use the Zoom link on the event […]

Santa Ana is coming to town

By JAMES ROWTEN, CEO of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Summer is gone but, we know better here in Escondido. We’re in the beginnings of our Santa Ana season, and caution/alert should be the norm. No need to remind us of what this means and what precautions we should’ve already taken. Just note that if you haven’t taken precautions, please […]

EcoVivarium’s new home creates huge challenges


The Escondido-based EcoVivarium Living Museum in June moved from its former location on Grand Avenue to what seemed like a dream come true: a former medical office building on Pennsylvania Avenue—with more than twice the amount of space for its collection of 284 types of reptiles, amphibians, spiders and insects. Arthropods, toads and stick beetles, oh my! But the 10,000 […]

Oasis to fight social isolation among older adults

San Diego Oasis has received funding for over 300 tech devices donated by The San Diego Foundation, SDG&E, Gary and Mary West Foundation, and the North County COVID-19 Respond Fund made up of a coalition of North County San Diego regional foundations, including Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.  San Diego Oasis is working with low-income […]

Palomar health signs CEO to new contract

The Palomar Health board of directors has agreed to a new 27-month contract with its current CEO, Diane Hansen. Her previous contract expired on September 10. In announcing their decision to extend a new contract to Hansen, which she accepted, Palomar Health Board Chair Richard Engel, MD said Hansen and her administrative team had engineered “a remarkable turnaround in many […]

Sugar Villain gives away free ice cream on National Ice Cream Cone Day, September 19

Cavitar is his name; sugar is his game! The Super Dentists opened a new office in Escondido – 390 West Valley Parkway – and to work against the superhero dentists and hygienists, like Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile and Dr. Tooth Keri, he is giving away *FREE ICE CREAM* on National Ice Cream Cone Day, Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. […]

Stone Brewing announces Maria Stipp as CEO

Wednesday Escondido-based Stone Brewing, the country’s 9th largest craft brewery, announced the hire of Maria Stipp to the position of Stone Brewing CEO. Stipp will join Stone beginning September 14.   “Maria has all the qualities we were looking for in a CEO,” said Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing co-founder & interim CEO. “She brings experience from a very well-respected brewery, […]

Walking the (virtual) trade show floor with Left Coast Engineering


The year 2020 was one of firsts on so many fronts.  Like so many businesses, Left Coast Engineering, a custom electronics product design company located in Escondido, has had to learn new ways of doing business.  The watchword seems to be “pivot” as COVID-19 has taken away so many opportunities for the personal touch.  In some ways, business has become […]


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