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Local audiologist giving away free hearing aids for life

Do you have a loved one who keeps asking you to repeat what you say or to speak louder? They might be one of the millions of Americans who are losing their hearing but there is something you can do; submit an essay of 300 words or less describing why they deserve to “Hear for the Holidays” as part of […]

H Brothers specializes in comfort food: the kind you didn’t know you wanted


Nick Hedayati, of  “H Brothers,” a restaurant in the heart of Escondido’s historic downtown on Grand Avenue, describes the type of cuisine he and his sibling, Justin, provide as “North American comfort food.” That takes in things like made from scratch mac and cheese, Fried Shrimp Po’ Boys, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Poutine. “Poutine?” You may ask. “What is that?” […]

Organic farm and training center faces foreclosure

Friends and supporters of Archi’s Acres, which is located on West Lilac Road, have organized to raise money to help Karen and Colin Archipley, owners of the highly regarded hydro-organic farm to keep it open. The farm is known far and wide for its organic basil.  The Archipleys are on Go Fund me and other sites trying to raise $100,000 […]

Valley View Casino to partner with Humphrey’s

Valley View Casino & Hotel has partnered with Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in a five-year partnership that goes hand in hand with their $50 million casino and dining expansion and renovation, scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019. Valley View Casino & Hotel’s expansion will add new casino, dining and entertainment options in a more comfortable, spacious, well-appointed […]

SIP celebrates three years in business


Sip Wine and Beer, the popular establishment located in the heart of Escondido Grand Avenue downtown area, is celebrating three years in business. It is owned by Jeremy & Cassandra Schaeg. Given that Escondido is a city where new residents are constantly moving in, it’s a sure bet that there are a lot of people who don’t know about the […]

Just-completed project is first industrial building in Escondido in more than a decade

Badiee Development and Exeter Property Group have completed construction of the Exeter Industrial Park, a 212,088 square foot, industrial distribution building in the City of Escondido. The record-breaking project brings the first new industrial building in over a decade and is the largest building of its kind in the City of Escondido. “Badiee Development is proud to be a part […]

Batteries Plus looking to open in Escondido

Batteries Plus Bulbs is looking to expand its franchise network into Escondido, according to its Vice President of Franchise Development John Twist. This is a good opportunity for an entrepreneurial type investor, says Twist, especially since the company is willing to give support to help in getting a franchise off the ground.    “Escondido and really all the county holds […]

Local biotech firm awarded $2M grant to help respiratory patients

An Escondido biotech firm has been awarded a $2 million grant to further develop a novel way to deliver medicine for respiratory distress. The company is KAER Biotherapeutics and the grant comes from the National  Institute of Health. It will support the development of Supraer aerosol therapy for patients in respiratory distress The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of […]

Hawthorne Country Store Celebrates Flocktober Oct. 13

Escondido is flocking with excitement over Hawthorne Country Store’s annual Flocktober celebration, taking place the whole month of October. On Saturday, October 13, the country store will host a Fall Family Flock Festival from 10 a.m. to noon, where kids ages 5-12 years old will learn all about chickens. Most often when families commit to backyard chickens, whether in an […]

Hospital opens 14-bed emergency expansion

Palomar Medical Center last week opened Pod D, a 14-bed expansion to the Emergency Department bringing total emergency beds to 72. Pod D was built in existing shelled space adjacent to Pods A, B, C.  The shelled space was left so the hospital could grow with the community. Since the hospital opened in August 2012, annual emergency room visits have […]


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