April 2016

Video games and vaping: Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr. at WORK?

It’s the equivalent of saying “the dog ate my homework.” That’s the excuse Duncan Hunter Jr. gives regarding paying for video games with his campaign financing account. Embarrassments from Hunter, Jr., Escondido’s, 50th Congressional District representative, continue to accumulate. In just a few weeks, Hunter, Jr. has gone from supporting Donald Trump, to smoking an e-cigarette at a congressional hearing, and most recently to defending his…


Escondido Art Beat, April Edition

April is for artists with two of the Escondido ilk spreading the good work about art around town courtesy of awards and community building. Meet mosaic artist Marsha Rafter Marsha Rafter believes in building an arts community in, and around, the Hidden Valley. Her latest project was an outdoor installation of a memorial bench for a 17 year old girl who died of a rare…


Wide World of Sports: Fly Boy, Terps and CSUSM baseball coach in the news

Fly Boy shot down in South Philly Escondido’s very own Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson flew into a buzzsaw before a jam-packed, standing room only crowd in the main event recently at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. North Philly’s super middleweight Jesse Hart, 20-0, 16 KOs, won a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision over the stubborn Johnson who also fights sometimes on the mixed martial…


Golden Egg Omelet House — Escondido

Thanks for stopping and reading mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog.  Kirk is not here, Ed (from Yuma) is in Yuma and Cathy is writing a post about another Escondido breakfast-lunch place. Golden Egg Omelet House is located at an obscure corner of an obscure mall just South of the 78, at the northeast corner of Broadway at Centre City Parkway.  Once you see the McDonald’s, drive in…


Escondido man confesses to Hayfork, Trinity County double homicide

If you know Jason Paul Brady, he probably never is coming home to Escondido. The 40-year-old  Escondido wanderer confessed Tuesday to killing two people at a Hayfork residence Monday night, Trinity County Sheriff’s investigators said. Deputies said they received reports of a “suspicious circumstance” around 11:30 p.m.  Arriving at the residence on Carter Gulch Road, they spotted a person in the home, who then ran…


Escondido Congressman Duncan Hunter climbs aboard the Trump Train

Escondido Congressman Duncan Hunter is one of only seven congressman to endorse Donald Trump. He hasn’t been bashful about that support either, even penning a Feb. 29 column for the San Diego Union Tribune touting his stance. Needless to say, Hunter’s support has found its critics, and that’s just among Republicans. His Democratic opponent has yet to weigh in on the controversy. The big question…


Escondido road closures and (Lilac Hills, Safari Highland ranches) developments

With all due respect to Bob Dylan, the Escondido roads they are a’closing this month “Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Ash Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be closed during nighttime construction,” said Escondido spokesman Randy Mann. That means from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday night, April 8. Detour signs…


Escondido Library’s offerings revealed

Writer’s Group now forming Time for a first at the Escondido Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The Escondido Writers Group meets for the first time. The group is free and open to all who would write. Since this notice is last-minute, perhaps the group won;t mind you not pre-registering first. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and memoirs are all invited…


Farm Bureau golf tourney, building facades, lifesaving heart app and Cruisin’ Grand

Farm Bureau Golf Tournament The San Diego County Farm Bureau is holding a four player scramble golf tournament benefitting the Farm Bureau and its Scholarship Fund. The tournament will be held at The Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course beginning at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon, on Thursday, April 14. Also on tap will be lunch, banquet and an awards ceremony following the…


Affordable, fun golf for the everyman at Castle Creek Country Club

If not for the blue-collar side of golf: Francis Ouimet would never have become a legend, Lee Trevino would never have won six majors, your local muni would now be a housing development and places like Castle Creek Country Club would be shunned for a dearth of collared shirts. Presenting a tenor of refreshing egalitarianism, Castle Creek isn’t shy about its operating philosophy. Amid a national public-golf…