February 2016

Feb. 29, Leap Day, 10 points to consider

Feb. 29 is Leap Day, 10 points one might want to consider. 1. Monthly salary — oops. An extra day when getting paid on a monthly basis doesn’t account for much. It counts, actually, for nothing.  People getting paid a monthly salary are paid the same whether the month is 28 days or 29. 2. Tale of the tape — yeah. The sun rose at…


MONSTER ALERT! 16.3-pound bass caught at Lake Wohlford

Rising big bass star Greg Springer of Vista has caught and released the largest bass in San Diego in almost two years, a truly massive 16.3 pounder. Springer landed the fish on Friday at Escondido’s Lake Wohlford near the South Shore Rockpile, while fishing from the shoreline with a 3:16 Lure Company Kokanee Glide Bait (pictured in one of those photos below). Springer had been on a mission to…


Escondido high schools going solar

Escondido Union High School District is going solar with a no-money-down agreement to install solar carport systems estimated to save the district $13.4 million over the next 20 years. New solar carport systems will provide three-quarters of all district energy needs and be in place by Christmas, officials said. “As a result of this agreement with SunPower, Escondido Union High School District will significantly reduce…


People behaving badly: Weekend edition

Man shot in each foot during 20-person brawl Hot foot doesn’t even begin to describe the scene just before midnight Sunday when a man got shot once in his left foot and once in his right during a late-night free-for-all. An estimated 20 people mixed it up around Rock Springs Road near West Lincoln Avenue, Escondido police Lt. Al Owens said. A suspect identified as…


VINZ WINE BAR (NO WINE)

Thanks for stopping by to read mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog.  Kirk is having some technical difficulties, while Ed (from Yuma) is enjoying the pleasant weather (in Yuma) and Cathy is writing a quick post. We parked in front of Vinz a few weeks ago when stopping at EscoGelato for a sweet treat and The Mister kept it in mind when it was His turn to choose one…


Valley Center, Bonsall news walkabout

Dos Valles Garden Club meets to discuss April Flower Show The April 22-23 Flower Show at the Valley Center Library will be discussed at the upcoming Dos Valles Garden Club (DVGC) meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 8. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road. The public is invited to attend and learn about the free…


Re-booting the past: Shoe repair shop one of the few left around North County

Not a lot of us are left, Doart Shoe Repair owner Lucia Capuano says before jumping out of her lunch to wait on yet another customer. Capuano’s talking cobblers, not customers. A steady stream of the latter enter the 28-year-old fixture at 103 S Broadway, just south of the 100 block of W Grand Avenue, constantly interrupting her attempt to lunch. Not to worry, time…


Animal control or out of control? San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has law enforcement powers, huge war chest

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has law enforcement powers and huge war chest In addition to having a warm and fuzzy public relations profile, The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has a few items on its non-profit resume that comes as a surprise to most people. The Humane Society and SPCA has a large, and growing, state-authorized law enforcement arm and more than…


State of the City: Escondido Mayor Sam Abed likes it

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed looked over all he had made and saw that it was very good during his State of the City Address. Those sentiments, and presentations of eight civic awards arose at sunrise Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Conference Center. Co-sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, the event began at 7:30 a.m. with an optional $20…


To the victor goes the spoils at Orange Glen food fight

Orange Glen High School was the scene Tuesday for the 2016 San Diego County CTE MasterChefs Competition. Ten San Diego County high school “culinary arts teams” competed for the third time to determine who was best at the art of food with expert judges’ scores assigned for safety, sanitation, cooking procedures and their finished product Doing its impression of the New England Patriots, the Vista…