Business Spotlight

  • Moms Making Six Figures encourages a lifestyle of balance

    Nearly eight years ago, Heidi Bartolotta was finding it was an ongoing challenge trying to juggle full-time employment while caring for her two daughters. As a result, the former pharmaceutical sales representative and two other women decided to establish a company in 2009 that would provide financial...

  • Popular Muttropolis helps keep pets happy, healthy

    Popular Muttropolis helps keep pets happy, healthy

    For 14 years Solana Beach’s Muttropolis, the sweet Cedros store with a front lawn and a white picket fence, has been the ultimate destination for people who love their pets, offering the best quality products, both fun and functional. In addition to all-natural foods and treats, Muttroplis offers...

  • Fleet Feet gets moving in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Fleet Feet gets moving in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Local runners could hardly wait for the new Fleet Feet in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch to officially open its doors. On Friday, Sept. 2, owners Kevin Lachenmyer and his father Todd let customers in early who were ready to get their running feet into some new shoes. Fleet Feet, the largest...

  • Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Construction is underway on the new Bushfire Kitchen, set to open in Beachside Del Mar by early October. The Mango Drive location will be the third for the eatery that focuses on fresh, affordable and organic meals — the first Bushfire opened in Temecula in 2012 and a sister restaurant opened in...

  • Torrey Pines Animal Hospital expands in Piazza Carmel

    Torrey Pines Animal Hospital expands in Piazza Carmel

    For the past four years, Torrey Pines Animal Hospital has become known in the area for its knowledgeable, kind, trustworthy and caring staff. The hospital, owned by Dr. Andrew McClellan and Dr. Brad Steele, operates under the motto that “your pets are our passion” and offers routine vet care, boarding,...

  • Sweet! See’s Candies opens in Flower Hill

    Sweet! See’s Candies opens in Flower Hill

    By 9 a.m., the line had formed outside to welcome the new See’s Candies store to Flower Hill Promenade on Friday, Aug. 11 – customers were anxious to taste a sampling of See’s chocolates, brittles and lollypops.The new See’s store, in its iconic black and white, held a celebratory ribbon-cutting...

  • Aardvark Safaris sold, becomes Scott Dunn USA in Solana Beach

    Aardvark Safaris sold, becomes Scott Dunn USA in Solana Beach

    The United Kingdom’s leading high-end travel company Scott Dunn has expanded into the U.S. through the acquisition of Solana Beach-based Aardvark Safaris. Del Mar resident John Spence sold his African-travel company Aardvark in April and became president of Scott Dunn USA. “We’re excited to be...

  • The Curious Fork expands beyond Solana Beach store

    The Curious Fork expands beyond Solana Beach store

    When Barbara McQuiston first opened The Curious Fork, her goal was to bring healthy, gluten-free cooking to Solana Beach and surrounding communities. “Our mission is simple: to bring wholesome, healthy, fun gluten-free cooking into people’s lives,” McQuiston said at the time. Two years later, McQuiston...

  • Company extends fire-protection services to North County homes

    Company extends fire-protection services to North County homes

    Jim Moseley, the founder and CEO of Sun FireDefense, has taken technology developed for the NASA Space Shuttle and expanded it to be used to protect homes from being destroyed by fire. A Los Angeles-area resident, Moseley’s fire-protection applications earned him the 2014 Patrick Soon-Shiong Los...

  • Casa Palmera cares for people from around the world at Del Mar treatment center

    Casa Palmera cares for people from around the world at Del Mar treatment center

    For more than a decade, Casa Palmera has cared for people from around the United States, as well as outside the U.S. According to Chief Executive Officer Barbara Woods, Casa Palmera is the result of the vision of the owner, Dr. Lee Johnson. It was his vision and his passion to be able to give back...

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