New name, new menu same family

Donato’s Italian Restaurant was a family owned and operated restaurant in Alpine for more than 40 years. Now, with the grandsons taking over the...

Sanctuary opens organic garden to public

The San Diego Animal Sanctuary & Farm, formerly the Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation, announced the opening of its 20-acre organic garden. Produce sales from...

Business-to-business, family-to-family

After 30 years of being the owner of Renee’s Uptown Salon in Alpine, Renée Francis Conrad is ready to let someone else take the...

Reopened chamber rebuilds

The Alpine/Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce shuttered their doors on Sept. 30, 2020 after half a year of attempting to preserve business connections while...

Lender helps baby boutique survive during pandemic

Julia Velasco, owner of Cradled Boutique in Alpine, wanted to open her business after having her son, a dream of hers for about 10...

Alpine gym settles in

Karen Smith began her business Gym Trix gymnastic center in 1996 as a mobile gymnastics program working out of the Alpine Fitness Club, the...

New pharmacy opens doors

There is a new pharmacy in town, owned and operated by Alpine resident Martin Gorence, bringing back that old pharmacy atmosphere and feeling with...

A smoky, cheesy new venture

Bryan and Margo Brodsky hit a major hurdle mid-pandemic with the Nkuto line of body products they usually sell at farmer’s markets when African...

Gemstones are rock stars in Alpine store

While in high school in St. Louis, Missouri, Lydia Derrington was a science minded student, a member of the Grotto Club and went caving,...

Taylor Made in Descanso

Descanso resident Katie Taylor is opening a storefront for her Taylor Made in Descanso natural healing product line, atop the Descanso Florist shop where...