Business

Local man wants to become the “digital mayor” of North County


David Zumaya has started My San Diego North County with the goal of supporting the chambers of commerce of North County, business members and nonprofits.  To do that he has come up with a fun idea. He wants to start a “digital mayor of North County,” and, just for fun, proposes himself as the first “mayor.” This honor would have […]

BIZstory: Murphy’s Fine Woodworking: not an overnight success story


Brian Henry David Murphy is a custom woodworker. His focus is on custom-built furniture, largely in the Arts and Crafts style. When Brian builds a chair or other furniture he selects the perfect board, not pieces like a large store manufacturer might use but the perfect board that will showcase the finished project. For example, the grain pattern found in […]

Paragon Commercial Group sells Escondido Valley Center

Paragon Commercial Group LLC and Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC announced the sale of Escondido Valley Center, a 92,000 square foot retail anchor property located on approximately seven acres at 1346-1358 West Valley Parkway in Escondido. The mall includes a BevMo, Five Guys, Mike’s Barbecue, and most recently, an Aldi Market. This transaction represents Paragon’s fourth property that was acquired, […]

Palomar Medical Center one of top hospitals in the U.S.

Palomar Medical Center Escondido has been named one of “America’s 250 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades, putting it in the top 5% nationally based on clinical quality outcomes from 32 conditions and procedures. In a press release posted on Feb. 12, 2019, Healthgrades says the distinction rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care and patients treated at hospitals with […]

Eat a sub: help Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego is joining forces with 42 Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the San Diego area for the 9th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego at the participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants.  The campaign will culminate in Jersey Mike’s […]

St. Patrick’s Day scratchers @ Farmer Boys

Test your luck this St. Patrick’s Day with scratchers from Farmer Boys. From Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 17, participating Farmer Boys locations will be handing out scratch-off coupons with each purchase. The coupons must remain unscratched until returning to Farmer Boys between March 18 – April 5, where guests can scratch in-store to reveal an offer for a […]

BIZstory: Milo Johnson Autobody


Chances are you have or you know someone who has taken their accident damaged car to Milo’s for transformation back to its original beauty. You may have had the pleasure of meeting Jeff & Cathy Johnson at a Chamber of Commerce or Rotary Club event. Or you have simply driven by the shop on Quince Street and noticed their sign […]

Hawthorne Country Store celebrates 16th annual Chick Day Saturday

Escondido is flocking with excitement over Hawthorne Country Store’s 16th Annual Chick Day event that will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. This annual celebration and country market is the largest in Southern California with over 100 varieties of baby poultry available at one time. As egg prices go up and the slow food […]

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 […]


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