Business

Starbucks to relocate

The Starbucks coffee shop in the Signature Pavilion shopping center (where the Regal Cinemas are located) is relocating from its current location near the intersection of Escondido Boulevard & Valley Parkway into the parking lot so that it can accommodate a drive through. Most of the Starbucks in the city have been converting to drive-throughs. Construction began last week. 

BIZstory: Aelott Air Conditioning


This week’s BIZstory profiles Aelott Heating and Air Conditioning Service, repair and installation in Escondido, Carlsbad and San Marcos. In 1963 Dick Lott and Ed Aeling found themselves in a difficult situation. The company they worked for, Oceanside Air Conditioning was about to go out of business. Rather than leave Escondido, where they had been working, they decided to buy […]

The cigar smoker’s dream combined with a great cause

This Saturday, August 17, noon to 10 p.m. lovers of fine cigars will converge on Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido for the largest West Coast Carlos Fuente event: Fuente Fever II. This is your chance to meet members of the reigning family of premium cigars, including a once in a lifetime chance to meeting the legendary cigar manufacturer Carlito Fuente […]

Trying out the new Smokehouse Burgers at Farmer Boys

Andreas Andreou (at right) and his crew at the Mission branch of Farmer Boys brought out their newest delicacy to share with the Times-Advocate reporter last week: The Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger. This is definitely a burger that you need to eat over the sink so that you won’t lose a single morsel. Farmer Boys’ 19th annual fundraiser for Loma Linda […]

Glamping: why work at camping when you can play?


It’s a pretty succinct slogan: “Camping equals work and glamping equals play.” Some folks like to do the MacGyver thing and work at finding just the right campsite; hammer in the pegs and set up camp. Others want to skip the hard part and get right to the fun. That’s where “glamping” comes in.  Sometime in the near future; perhaps […]

BIZstory: Veni Express Inc.: a phlebotomy service that travels to you


This is as much a story of family and faith as it is a business story. It is a tale of a young woman overcoming obstacles, finding her passion in work and love and the successful life path of Myrna Steinbaum and her business – Veni Express. It is likely that you are happily unaware of the need for mobile […]

They tell you to set up a family trust; they don’t tell you what comes after


The perils and pitfalls of setting up a family trust the wrong way will be the subject of a series of workshops offered by ATS called “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Trustees Often Make,” which will be held in Escondido, Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s restaurant. ATS is a San Diego financial services firm that specializes in […]

Shakey’s returns to Escondido after 40 years


It’s been 40 years since Shakey’s Pizza Parlor closed its doors in Escondido, where it served pies during the late 60s and 70s.  Monday morning the national pizza chain returned to the Hidden City in one of the most visible locations in town: across the street from the Center for the Arts. An Escondido resident waiting out front of the […]

Alternatives Medical Clinic to hold open house August 9

Alternatives Medical Clinic will have an open house August 9,  5-8 p.m. Friday August 9, from 5-8 p.m. During the open house they will provide tours of their  fixed base and mobile unit. The public is invited. Alternatives Medical Clinic has a bit of history in Escondido. The original group of women who established the organization that was to become […]

How long can the humming economy last?


The stock market is in record high territory again and the economy keeps humming along. Memories of the 08/09 meltdown are somehow pushed further back into our memory banks. How long can this last?  Unemployment remains stingy and the number of employers looking to hire staff remains high. The question begging for an answer is where do they find employable […]


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