Business

  • Allied Energy provides innovative ways to save money, electricity

    Allied Energy provides innovative ways to save money, electricity

    Allied Energy aims to help consumers save money in the long-run by providing solar-charged batteries. The 12-year-old, Carlsbad-based business has both solar and electrical contracting licenses but specializes in solar + battery storage, said JP Engh, vice president of marketing for Allied Energy....

  • Joe’s Paving takes a unique approach

    Joe’s Paving takes a unique approach

    At Joe's Paving, CEO Sean Repko says there's "no guesswork." With thorough proposals that are Microsoft Excel-driven, the Valley Center paving business stands out among its competitors. "It's almost like a menu," Repko said. "You know exactly what you're getting." Customers also don't pay until...

  • Cameo Dress Boutique debuts in Piazza Carmel

    Cameo Dress Boutique debuts in Piazza Carmel

    Cameo Dress Boutique offers a destination for any special social occasion look.

  • Creamistry to serve up free ice cream at Jan. 13 opening

    Creamistry to serve up free ice cream at Jan. 13 opening

    Creamistry, the original liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop, will be holding its grand opening event Friday, Jan. 13 in Torrey Highlands Village Center. Creamistry is located right off SR-56 and Camino Del Sur, in the same plaza as Peet’s Coffee and the new Vons. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. on...

  • A family tradition: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    A family tradition: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    For the last 87 years, the Dewhurst & Associates family has built a legacy as custom-home craftsmen. The strong, family-run company gives homeowners the ability to take design concepts into construction reality, blending a long-standing tradition of fine home design with the most modern building...

  • Del Mar CEO resigns over online Trump threats

    The chief executive of a Del Mar-based cyber security firm has resigned over social media comments he made about assassinating President-elect Donald Trump, it was announced today.    PacketSled President and CEO Matt Harrigan admitted to posting the seemingly threatening rhetoric -- including...

  • Parking relief arrives at Del Mar Highlands

    Parking relief arrives at Del Mar Highlands

    The all new, three-level parking structure is now open at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, bringing 365 new spaces for the popular shopping center. Customers can enter off of Townsgate Drive at Kelsford Place near Cinépolis or from El Camino Real near Chevron and Casa Sol y Mar. The structure is...

  • Satori Designs sets up shop in Solana Beach

    Satori Designs sets up shop in Solana Beach

    After more than 20 years in business, Satori Designs has finally found a home in Solana Beach. Located in the heart of Cedros Design District, the shop features an eclectic collection of women’s clothing and accessories in collaboration with local and international designers. “This is my very first...

  • GYROTONIC Solana Beach welcomes all ages and abilities

    GYROTONIC Solana Beach welcomes all ages and abilities

    After a career-ending injury, former professional ice skater Victoria Bilyeu turned to the GYROTONIC Method for help. Through the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM, the San Diego native was able to rehabilitate her injury without surgery. Since then, Bilyeu has helped share the benefits of the GYROTONIC...

  • The Spice Way spices up life in Encinitas

    The Spice Way spices up life in Encinitas

    Local shoppers are able to add a little spice to their lives, thanks to a relatively new store in town. Located in Encinitas, The Spice Way opened in April 2015. It is the first North American franchise for the concept. Owner Debbie Kornberg recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her shop...

  • The Spice Way spices up life in Encinitas

    The Spice Way spices up life in Encinitas

    Local shoppers are able to add a little spice to their lives, thanks to a relatively new store in town. Located in Encinitas, The Spice Way opened in April 2015. It is the first North American franchise for the concept. Owner Debbie Kornberg recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her shop...

  • Encinitas part of national assessment of for-benefit economy

    Encinitas part of national assessment of for-benefit economy

    Encinitas has been selected as a flagship site for the Fourth Sector Mapping Initiative. This national research project aims to help policymakers better understand how to support and grow a for-benefit economy. At national, state and local levels, a rapidly growing “fourth sector” at the intersection...

  • Group seeking sponsorships to keep cruise nights going

    Group seeking sponsorships to keep cruise nights going

    Classic Car Cruise Nights will roll on later this month in Encinitas, but Encinitas 101 Main Street is looking for sponsorship funding to ensure the future of the summer events. Cruise nights — featuring live bands and pristine classic cars — have long been held on two vacant downtown Encinitas...

  • Restoring iconic La Paloma Theatre takes center stage

    Restoring iconic La Paloma Theatre takes center stage

    An effort to restore the iconic La Paloma Theatre in downtown Encinitas is gathering momentum. That’s according to Encinitas 101 Main Street President Dave Peck, who on April 27 gave the Encinitas City Council an update on the fledgling restoration campaign. La Paloma, which opened in 1928, is...

  • Swirls frozen yogurt shop offers unique, delicious flavors

    Swirls frozen yogurt shop offers unique, delicious flavors

    With hot days just around the corner, frozen yogurt shop Swirls is a place where people can enjoy a cool treat. The company touts its yogurt as a healthy meal and snack alternative. It cites a number of benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol through live and active cultures; the promotion...

  • Business landscape changing in Encinitas

    Business landscape changing in Encinitas

    Bety Gracida said she’s still coming to terms with the closure of her family’s restaurant. With their rent set to double, the Gracida family shuttered Bety’s Tacos in January after 18 years at the Encinitas Village Square I plaza, just east of the bustling El Camino Real and Encinitas Boulevard...

  • Encinitas Student Film Festival coming to La Paloma

    Encinitas Student Film Festival coming to La Paloma

    A-List talent to teach at filmmaking symposium on April 23

  • Letter: Cardiff Kook Run and copyright infringement

    Last month, the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce sued the organizers of the Cardiff Kook Run for copyright infringement. The organizers of the Cardiff Kook Run used the Cardiff Kook statue as the centerpiece for their marketing and had done so for years. The Kook is a copyrighted work, and the rights...

  • Encinitas theater group a hit with kids

    Encinitas theater group a hit with kids

    "Bratty Brother in Outer Space" will run 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary. Buy tickets at the door — suggested donation of $4 per person

  • Seacrest at Home offers care and aid to seniors

    Seacrest at Home offers care and aid to seniors

    Seacrest at Home provides comfort for seniors in the location where they typically feel most comfortable. The nonprofit, based in Encinitas, sends caregivers to clients’ residences, where they assist with basic tasks and provide companionship on an as-needed basis. Kelli Denton, director of home...

  • Roxy Restaurant to undergo remodel, not close

    Roxy Restaurant to undergo remodel, not close

    Contrary to online rumors, Roxy Restaurant in downtown Encinitas won’t be closing. Posts on popular Encinitas Facebook groups last week bemoaned that the Mediterranean-style restaurant would soon be shuttering. However, owner Shoja Naimi stepped in to set the record straight. "Roxy will be getting...

  • Switchfoot moves on from Encinitas studio

    Switchfoot moves on from Encinitas studio

    Band instead partnering with VH1 Save the Music Foundation

  • ‘Spock Block’ returning to Encinitas

    ‘Spock Block’ returning to Encinitas

    Count on plenty of Vulcan salutes and utterances of “live long and prosper” next week in Encinitas. “Spock Block” is returning March 22-26 to the Encinitas Civic Center and Encinitas Library with “Star Trek” film screenings, astronomy lessons, stargazing and more. The Encinitas City Council last...

  • Local skateboard advocate now heads IASC

    Local skateboard advocate now heads IASC

    The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) recently announced it has promoted Director of Research, Thomas Barker, to the role of Executive Director. Barker will take over the position from former Executive Director Josh Friedberg, who served as executive director from 2011 through...

  • Surfing Madonna donates to Starfish Light Project

    Surfing Madonna donates to Starfish Light Project

    On Feb. 22, Bob Nichols, chairman and founder of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, walked into the downtown office of Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association (E101). He was accompanied by board members Megan McCarthy and Dave Tanner. After expressing appreciation for a donation of some computers...

  • Founder behind Ethika celebrating brand milestone

    Founder behind Ethika celebrating brand milestone

    Malcolm McCassy, the founder and visionary behind popular underwear brand Ethika, points to his upbringing in Encinitas as the propellant for his impressive and continuing success. “I was blessed to grow up in beautiful Encinitas,” he explained from his headquarters in San Clemente. “I was surrounded...

  • Salvaging historic downtown Encinitas signs

    Salvaging historic downtown Encinitas signs

    Following Surf Cleaners sign coming down, city rules could be revised

  • El Callejon, an Encinitas staple, closes

    El Callejon, an Encinitas staple, closes

    The Mexican restaurant El Callejon recently closed its doors after 22 years at Moonlight Plaza in Encinitas, despite a last-ditch online petition to keep it open. “It’s overwhelming, not only in the sense of losing your job, but also in the sense of losing community and people not being happy...

  • Business collaboration results in ‘honey lemon cure’

    Business collaboration results in ‘honey lemon cure’

    James McDonald of the Encinitas Bee Company and Cheryl Konn of the Quail Flower Barn have combined forces on “the honey lemon cure,” a drink with fresh local honey and organic lemons. They believe the drink is a way of “bringing ancient knowledge to modern times,” in keeping with the Encinitas...

  • Big increase in Encinitas rooftop solar permits

    Big increase in Encinitas rooftop solar permits

    More Encinitas homes are turning a shade of green. Encinitas saw a big spike in rooftop solar systems in 2015, which two people interviewed for this article attributed to the city waiving solar permitting fees, the cost of the technology falling and residents fearing the end of state and federal...

  • Brett’s BBQ in Encinitas offers authentic smoked barbecue

    Brett’s BBQ in Encinitas offers authentic smoked barbecue

    One of the most popular barbecue places in North County is found in one of the most unlikely areas. Encinitas has a reputation for being health-conscious, so to find a meat-centric eatery in the heart of the city may come as a surprise to some. However, Brett’s BBQ has been thriving at 1505 Encinitas...

  • Cardiff students’ ingenuity on display at toy fair

    Cardiff students’ ingenuity on display at toy fair

    Sixth graders came prepared with business cards, prototypes and promotional videos on Dec. 17 at Ada Harris Elementary. Standing in front of booths, they aggressively pitched their products to anyone within earshot. The school’s third-annual mock toy fair was in full swing. Students this semester...

  • Festive starfish lights brighten up downtown Encinitas for the holidays

    Festive starfish lights brighten up downtown Encinitas for the holidays

    For the first time in many years, visitors to Downtown Encinitas will enjoy festive holiday lighting. The lights are in the form of coastal-themed starfish that adorn the light poles for several blocks of S. Coast Hwy 101 through downtown. Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association took the initiative...

  • Encinitas to clamp down on unlicensed Airbnb hosts

    Encinitas to clamp down on unlicensed Airbnb hosts

    Resident Hugh Elliott rents out his property through the website Airbnb. He has a permit for that purpose, unlike many Airbnb hosts in Encinitas. Elliott’s beach bungalow in a quiet Cardiff neighborhood is registered as a short-term vacation rental, defined as a private home rented for 30 consecutive...

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