Palomar Health named among America’s 100 Best for orthopedics

A new report identifies Palomar Health among top hospitals nationally in multiple disciplines. Palomar Health is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. The study also ranked Palomar Health among the top 10 percent in the […]

BIZstory: El Plantio Nursery and Landscaping

Nestled in a quaint valley just outside of the busy city of Escondido near Bear Valley Parkway and Idaho Avenue is 1322 San Pasqual Valley Road where you’ll find El Plantio Nursery and Landscaping.  This gardener’s delight has been offering help and sound advice to budding horticulturists for over 50 years. El Plantio is Spanish for planted area or garden […]

For The Broken Token, it’s all fun and games in Escondido

Republished from Escondido Insight, a monthly e-newsletter from the City of Escondido’s Economic Development Division. To subscribe, go to When you are lucky enough to do what you love, it’s especially great when you get to do it in a place you love too. Just ask Greg Spence, a lifetime gamer and wood-working hobbyist who turned his passion into […]

Escondido’s Left Coast Engineering creates head device demonstrating reversal of Alzheimer’s disease memory loss

Escondido-based Left Coast Engineering has developed a wearable device under contract to NeuroEM Therapeutics of Phoenix, Arizona that provides electromagnetic wave treatment to the entire forebrain.  Two months of daily treatment reversed cognitive impairment of Alzheimer’s disease by apparently affecting the disease process itself by eliminating its root cause. A study co-authored by Left Coast Engineering’s President Rob Baranowski was […]

James Stone honored with award by LUXlife Magazine

San Diego art glass and mixed media artist James Stone of Stone & Glass has been chosen as this year’s 2019 Family & Visitor Attraction Awards in LUXlife Magazine’s Autumn issue. “After more than 30 years as a glassblowing artist, I am honored and humbled to have been selected,” said Stone. “I take great pride in the work that I […]

Air Crafts owner nominated for business award

Kelly Hernandez, owner of Air Crafts Heating and Air Conditioning in Valley Center has been nominated for the NAWBO Bravo award, which is presented by the National Organization of Women Business Owners. She will attend the NAWBO Bravo Awards in San Diego on Friday, November 1 at the Cape Ray Carlsbad Beach Hilton from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. She described herself […]

From eyesore to community asset; Ribbon cutting celebrates new Quality Inn

A hotel that was once an eyesore along one of Escondido’s most well-traveled thoroughfares has been transformed into one of the nicer places in town to spend the night. Not to mention that the change gives a much better look to the downtown area. Monday afternoon the staff of Quality Inn Escondido Downtown was joined by the owners, representatives of […]

Fuente Fever 2019 raises $190K for charity

The recent 2nd Fuente Fever celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido raised $190,000 for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which benefits poor communities in the Dominican Republic. The event started out as a one-day event, but this year Fuente Fever extended for two days in the store. According to Lord Puffer co-owner Angela Yue, “We also […]

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