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Left Coast Engineering, tech savvy at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019

Nearly everyone has chatted with Amazon Alexa, said “Hey Google” or asked Siri a question by now, and that familiarity that has brought artificial intelligence (AI) into our everyday lives. This step in technology particularly resonated at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11. The local Left Coast Engineering team, headquartered in Escondido, made its way to […]

Palomar student already has a water district job

A Palomar student on the cover of the Spring 2019 Class Schedule will earn his degree in Water Technology this year. He is already on the job with the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District in Escondido. Like many students, Josh Lomeli cycled through a handful of career ideas before settling on water. After all, it was one field that […]

Chick-fil-A to host `Daddy-Daughter Date Night’ on Feb. 5

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 14 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County will host a “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” for fathers and daughters from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 5. Local Chick-fil-A restaurants are located at 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos and 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido. Daddy-Daughter Date Night activities will include table-side service, dinner, […]

Spice & Tea Exchange opens in Westfield Mall

The Spice & Tea Exchange, a specialty retail store offering an extensive selection of exotic teas, spices, exclusive seasonings, salts, and naturally-flavored sugars, recently opened its doors in Escondido. The opening marks the first location for the store in San Diego County.  Escondido’s newest hub for tea drinkers and home-cooks is located in Westfield North County and is owned and […]

Palomar Health medical staff donate $50,000

Medical staff at Palomar Medical Center Escondido presented the Palomar Health Foundation with a check for $50,000 on Monday, January 28 to go toward purchasing new furniture in the medical center’s café. Palomar Medical Center Escondido Chief of Staff Dr. Frank Martin said his fellow physicians have been saving money to make the donation for some time, seeing the furniture […]

There’s a long line at Habit Burger: We think we know why


Just about any time you drive by the newly opened Habit Burger in Escondido, there is a long line of cars in the drive-through.  I think I know why. The newest Habit Burger opened January 9 at the corner of Centre City Parkway & Mission. According to District Manager Chris Folcka, what makes the Habit Burger different from other burger […]

It was “crunch time” at local burger place


Visiting local restaurants and sampling their food is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. It’s my fate and I face it bravely. I visited one of the two Farmer Boys restaurants in Escondido in order to experience first-hand their new “Always Crispy” fries.  I met the Mission Avenue store manager Andreas Andreou, who noted that he tests […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Chamber Open House

The rain did not keep people from attending the 2019 Escondido Chamber Open House. Well over 100 business people crowded the Chamber, sampling local foods and meeting fellow Escondido merchants. Kennedy’s Meat Company, Vista Del Lago Memory Care, Sunnyside Kitchen, Fillipi’s, Pala Casino Resort and Spa and The Lost Abbey provided the food and libations.     

Local CEO to ring NASDAQ bell Tuesday

Escondido-based One Stop Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSS), the leader in specialized high-performance computers, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.  In honor of the occasion, Steve Cooper, Chairman, CEO, President, & Co-Founder will ring the Opening Bell. One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) designs and manufactures high performance compute accelerators, flash storage arrays and customized servers for deep learning, AI, […]

Iconic local café to get renovation courtesy of “Food Network”

Rosie’s Café on Grand Avenue, the old-fashioned dining experience that was reborn from the iconic and longtime Champion’s by Kaitlyn Rose Pilsbury, 31, aka “Rosie” is being given an opportunity by the Food Network’s reality renovation series “Restaurant: Impossible.” Pilsbury is prevented by her contract with “Restaurant Impossible” from discussing anything about the process before it happens and is televised […]


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