A Mother’s Love, a Father’s Determination

A Mother’s Love, a Father’s Determination

Imagine going to the hospital to give birth to your first child, so full of hope and elation, and being completely unaware of anything abnormal with your seemingly healthy baby. Now imagine finding out when she’s only six days old that your beautiful baby girl was...
Focus Carlsbad Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor

Focus Carlsbad Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor

We’ve covered a lot of topics during the seven years we’ve been in print, from dirty jobs and education to the outdoors and Veterans. We figured it’s high time, then, for us to pay homage to the very folks that make all of these things possible — moms and dads! In...
Local Finds! Gift Guide for Mom

Local Finds! Gift Guide for Mom

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, so now is a great time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the special Mom in your life. While you can find plenty of options online, we feel it’s important to shop local and support the businesses in our own...
A Father’s Legacy

A Father’s Legacy

Nothing shows — or tests — the love of a father quite like starting a family-owned business. Defying the odds, the Forrest family has somehow sustained their family’s business for 75 years, recently welcoming its fourth generation into the business. Sitting in the...
Focus Artesia Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor

Focus Artesia Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor

We’ve covered a lot of topics during the seven years we’ve been in print, from dirty jobs and education to the outdoors and Veterans. We figured it’s high time, then, for us to pay homage to the very folks that make all of these things possible — moms and dads! In...