Business

Palomar Heath honors Nurses and Physician of the Year

National Nurses Week is a time to honor professionals that take care of loved ones when they are sick, injured or otherwise afflicted. During the week of May 6-12, staff at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido selected 23 of their peers as unit nurses of the year and two as the Roz and Len Kolins […]

BIZstory: Joe’s Italian Dinners


Not long after turning off Escondido’s Centre City Parkway onto Grand Avenue you can find Joe’s Italian Dinners. Look for the red script “Joe’s” with green accent neon over a blue background sign, plants on top of wine barrels at the gateway and a red scooter decorating the entrance.  At Joe’s, you have found fine Italian dining, warm friendly service […]

Two groups join forces to benefit veterans


Friday the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership that will promote veterans business development all under the same roof. It’s called the Veterans Business Incubator. Its goal is to provide mentorships, coaching and training in the business world so that veterans can have a better shot at being a success when they leave […]

Senior Anglers welcome Fisherman’s Belly May 10

A leading chef for seafood, Yanni Hassir, will be sharing his knowledge of the kitchen and recipes at the May 10 meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido.  The Southern California waterman’s passion extends from the ocean to his kitchen. Focusing on food borne illnesses that can come from bacteria and parasites due to improper fish handling, Hassir created FishermansBelly.com. […]

Escondido Brewing Company takes home top prize at local competition

On April 13 at its first beer festival as a contestant, Escondido Brewing Company blew away the competition for first place—and it wasn’t even close.  Escondido Brewing head brewer Ketchen Smith has won many awards for his IPA, but his first place win at Green Flash Brewing’s first annual Brew Down Beer Festival was especially sweet because it enabled Escondido […]

New joint venture will deliver pot straight to the consumer


Giving new meaning to the term “joint venture” an Escondido-based company has formed a partnership that will enable the delivery straight to the consumer of marijuana-based products. Consumers will be able to download an app and arrange for delivery to their door. The Times-Advocate this week talked to board member Robert Coale of the Escondido-based Marijuana Company of America about its […]

Shakey’s pizza to open at old Sizzler

Something’s shaking at the old vacant Sizzler steak house on Escondido Boulevard across the street from the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. It’s being converted into a Shakey’s Pizza restaurant sometime this summer. Michael Crone, with James Crone & Associates, Inc. represents the landlords of the Civic Center Plaza, which also includes the Regal Cinemas Escondido 16, PetSmart, U.S. […]

Escondido based MCOA buys share in company that will extract, distribute cannabis

Marijuana Company of America (MCOA,) which is based in Escondido, has acquired 20% interest in the Natural Plant Extract of California for cannabis extraction, distribution and delivery licenses. Under the terms of the agreement, Marijuana Company of America has committed to contribute $2,000,000 in total cash to the project, as well as common shares of the Company with a value […]

“Wine-Versation” will feature Escondido mayor

Operating under the philosophy that “The best conversations take place over a great bottle of wine,” SIP Wine & Beer on Orange Avenue will introduce the first of a series of Wine-Versations on Saturday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. with the mayor of Escondido, Paul McNamara, as one of the headliners. McNamara will share his story on his campaign platform to […]

BIZstory: Distinction Gallery: known internationally


The Distinction Gallery at 317 East Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido is known for showing highly skilled artists from around the world. The Gallery represents 16 painters who have regularly scheduled exhibitions.  The Gallery also houses ArtHatch a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that provides artists working in all media a place to create, exhibit and blossom. Studios are available […]


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