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  • Edward Jones meets clients' goals and needs

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Oct 7, 2019

    At one point it may have been rare to hear the word "holistic" when referring to anything in the financial investment world, but that has changed. Financial advisor Brian Schrock of Edward Jones in Fallbrook, along with senior branch office administrator Tanya Anderson, said when it comes to securing financial futures, their focus centers on supporting the needs and goals of individual clients. "It goes back to helping people," Schrock said. Schrock is an accredited asset mana...

  • Spring brings out snakes and lizards

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated May 29, 2019

    Heavy rains this past winter may lead to the breeding of more baby snakes, according to Kurt Broz, wildlife biologist for the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “Snakes will be breeding because there’s more food,” Broz said. However, he said, “The actual number of adult snakes will probably be the same as any other year.” Broz explained that there is usually a two year lag following a big rainy season before a substantial increase in the number of adult snakes is seen. While more babies are born because of the fertile laying gr...

  • Fallbrook flight attendant receives sky-high appraisal

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    Sometimes a little recognition goes a long way. That may be true for Dee Ann Cavanaugh, a 73-year-old Fallbrook flight attendant who was lauded by renowned travel blogger Matthew Klint in a late March article he wrote for his "Live and Let's Fly" blog. Klint, a frequent and worldwide traveler whose blogs share the latest news in the aviation industry, praised Cavanaugh in his article, "A Model Flight Attendant for United Airlines." The two hadn't flown together in some eight...

  • Boy accidentally wounds cousin, 12, with uncle's gun in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    A 12-year-old girl was accidentally shot by her cousin with a 9 mm handgun Friday afternoon April 19 in Fallbrook. After suffering a wound to her left shoulder, the girl was airlifted to Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where she was in stable condition according to North County Fire Public Information Officer John Choi. An update on the girl’s condition as of Monday, April 22, had not been confirmed by a spokesperson from Rady’s Children’s Hospital. The shooting took place at 1:39 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of...

  • Guacamole contest winners announced at 2019 Fallbrook Avocado Festival

    Cari Hachmann, Writer|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    To view high resolution photos, visit https://villagenews.smugmug.com/2019/2019-April/Guacamole-contest-winners-announced-at-2019...

  • 'The Ark' brings a modern twist to an old tale

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    Christ the King Lutheran Church's musical production "The Ark" is a fresh take on a familiar tale that will hit the stage in Fallbrook at 7:30 p.m. April 26-27 and through May 3-4. There will also be daytime showings at 2 p.m., April 27 and May 4. "It is a light-hearted musical about how Noah and his family get along being stuck together for a long time on the ark with a bunch of animals," Mary Fry said, who is the play's director and doubles in the show as Eliza, Noah's...

  • All Star Physical Therapy is a step above the rest in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    Born and raised in Fallbrook, William Atkins of All Star Physical Therapy has served the community for more than 30 years as a physical therapist, not to mention successfully growing his business to include 26 offices across Southern California. The All Star Physical Therapy clinic in Fallbrook is located at 577 E. Elder St., Suite 1. With five therapists at the office, the clinic sees between 60 and 100 patients a day. As a physical therapist and orthopedic certified...

  • Boy accidentally wounds cousin, 12, with uncle's gun in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    A 12 year old girl was accidentally shot by her cousin with a 9 mm handgun Friday afternoon April 19 in Fallbrook. After suffering a wound to her left shoulder, the girl was airlifted to Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she was in stable condition according to North County Fire Public Information Officer John Choi. An update on the girl’s condition as of Monday, April 22, had not been confirmed by a spokesperson from Rady’s Children’s Hospital. The shoot...

  • Superintendent search down to semi-finalists

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    A search for a new superintendent to oversee the Fallbrook Union High School District is down to semi-finalists, according to board President Diane Summers. A meeting will be held Saturday, April 27, on the high school campus for select community members and the FUHSD board to interview the final candidates. Community members invited will come from a variety of backgrounds, Summers said. They will have a chance to ask the candidates questions along with the board. Summers couldn’t say how many semi-finalists there are but s...

  • Military widows fight for fair benefits in Congress

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 22, 2019
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    Michele Linn was 27 years old when her husband was killed in combat in 2003 serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Their only child had just turned 1 year old. Linn said it was a horrible time in her life. Each day after his death, she awoke to a fog and confusion, at times losing track of space and time. Linn had nightmares and said she couldn't think straight for years. Now the 43-year-old Bonsall woman is struggling to raise her 16-year-old daughter on her own. She is one of tho...

  • County holds community meeting to prioritize Fallbrook issues

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    San Diego County officials joined Fallbrook community members Thursday, April 11, at the first Fallbrook-county Revitalization Committee meeting at the Fallbrook Public Utilities Department. County Supervisor Jim Desmond announced the meeting as a way to bring public resources to the unincorporated area of Fallbrook. Shaina Richardson, community liaison and policy aide for the county, said the meeting was a success and representatives heard a lot of important issues and goals from the community. “Overall, it was a great f...

  • Mock crash leaves impact on Fallbrook students, families

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 21, 2019

    The consequences of drinking and driving was the focus of a two-day program called “Every 15 Minutes,” held at Fallbrook High School, April 3-4. Made possible through a grant from the California Highway Patrol, the program’s goal is to reduce alcohol-related deaths among youth. Presented only to junior and senior students, the program began in the 1990s when every 15 minutes a life was lost from a DUI-related crash. That number has since improved to every 50 minutes, Calif...

  • Rescue underway after traffic incident on South Mission Road

    Cari Hachmann, Writer|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    FALLBROOK - A rescue traffic incident in the vicinity of South Mission Road and Heller's Bend in Fallbrook will impact traffic for the next 1 to 2 hours, according to a report from the North County Fire Protection District at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. No other details were shared at this time....

  • Consider a variety of ornamentals for the garden

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 17, 2019

    There are a myriad of reasons why cacti and succulents have taken the limelight when it comes to home gardens and landscape design in Southern California. One reason is these water-storing plants are incredibly resilient. Present on six continents, they can grow in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth, including water-scarce climates like ours. For the amateur growers, they are easy to cultivate and require minimal maintenance. They are fire-resistant and grow year-round. Ranging in size from ground cover to trees,...

  • Avo Fest Musical Entertainment roundup

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 12, 2019

    Plenty of entertainment is scheduled Sunday, April 14, at the 33rd annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival, including live bands, family-friendly performances and a beer and wine garden. Entertainment begins with a performance by the TCA Vista Jr. High Flag team from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the festival’s Community Stage, located on the corner of Main Avenue and Alvarado Street in the Village Square. Later in the day, the Community Stage will host performances by Charlene’s Dance ‘N’ Cheer from 1-2 p.m., The JourneyBirds from 2:...

  • A local taste of avocado-inspired eats

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 12, 2019

    Whether you're a local or from out-of-town, the 2019 Avocado Festival is a time to taste test all the avocado-themed foods coming to Fallbrook Sunday, April 14. While vendors have spent all year perfecting their guacamole and avocado-infused goods, local restaurants are stepping up with their own avocado-inspired dishes. Some of which, people can experience all year around. Here's a fresh look on where to find them: Avocado Toast at Brooktown Kitchen & Coffee Perhaps most...

  • Quiet, yet determined scholars recognized at Fallbrook Student of the Month

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 12, 2019

    Four students were honored at Fallbrook's Student of the Month Thursday, April 4, at North Coast Church. The Fallbrook High School seniors were nominated by various teachers at their school because they stood out among their classmates as exemplary. Seniors Ishmael Guadarrama, Kelly Hanlon, Jackson Kuran and Carlos Mejia were presented medals by Marines of MAG-39 before they were each brought onstage with their families and teachers for community recognition. Ishmael...

  • First Fridays to begin in Fallbrook May 3

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 12, 2019

    A new event is coming to downtown Fallbrook. In an effort to boost business and bring more shoppers to Main Street, “Fallbrook First Fridays in the Village” will begin May 3 and continue throughout several dates in the summer. Shop owners will stay open late until 7 p.m. so customers have time to shop after work and enjoy all that downtown has to offer. Merchants plan to have specials or treats offered, but the details are still being worked out, Lila MacDonald, CEO at Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, said. MacDonald said the...

  • Two cars collide at intersection of South Mission and Alvarado

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 10, 2019

    A car crash that occurred just before 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, on the corner of South Mission Road and Alvarado Street sent a pregnant woman to the hospital and left another woman with minor injuries. Witnesses said a black sedan was traveling west on Alvarado and turned left onto South Mission Road into the line of traffic, colliding with a silver Mazda that was traveling east on Alvarado Street. The intersection was blocked for traffic until the cars could be removed....

  • Warrant sweep leads to 5 arrests in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann|Updated Apr 9, 2019

    An early morning warrant sweep on April 6 resulted in 50 arrests, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Beginning at 6 a.m., authorities conducted the sweep throughout North County including the unincorporated area of Fallbrook and the cities of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad and Escondido. There were 28 misdemeanor arrests, 8 felony arrests and 1 juvenile arrest, authorities said. Of those, five were arrested in Fallbrook, including one juvenile. The warrants for Fallbrook were largely for driving under t...

  • Well-known longtime family dentist retires after 60 years in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 4, 2019
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    Dr. Ronald Allison is retiring from his dental practice after 60 years in Fallbrook. Allison founded his practice in 1960, after graduating from University of Southern California's Creighton Dental School and spending two years in the U.S. Navy, followed by 10 years on reserve while in Fallbrook. Allison said he will miss seeing all of his patients and staff the most and that he loved seeing them every working day and hopes to continue to see them around Fallbrook. "I enjoyed...

  • On the path to recovery, Wounded Warriors compete in Marine Corps Trials

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 4, 2019

    Gunnery Sgt. Steven McKay said it was a humbling experience to participate in the recent Marine Corps Trials that took place Feb. 26-March 6 at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Fallbrook Marine was among 165 wounded, ill or injured Marines, veterans and international athletes who competed in the annual adaptive sports invitational. The Marines represented Wounded Warrior Battalion – West and Wounded Warrior Battalion – East. Teams from the Netherlands, Georgia, Fra...

  • Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol seeks new members

    Cari Hachmann, Writer|Updated Apr 4, 2019

    Fallbrook Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol is looking for new members to join its team. The patrol operates in a non-confrontational manner to help keep Fallbrook safe and secure. "We are the eyes and the ears, and we have the radio," Nancy Sawdon, a former teacher and volunteer patrol member, said. Volunteers must be at least 50 years of age, be a legal U.S. citizen or applying for citizenship, possess a valid California driver's license and possess auto and medical...

  • Boosting patrols, low gang crime and the homeless discussed at Sheriff's Coffee with the Community

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 4, 2019

    The Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation held "Coffee with the Community" Wednesday, March 27, at Brooktown Kitchen and Coffee. The meeting which began at 5:30 p.m. was attended by local community members and merchants. "This is an opportunity for us to hear from you," Jake Kruger, Fallbrook Sheriff's crime prevention specialist, said. Lt. Ricardo Lopez, who has served as Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation commander for eight months, was also there answering questions and hearing...

  • Fallbrook home damaged by morning fire

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 2, 2019

    A residential fire broke out in Fallbrook on Thursday morning March 28, causing one-half million dollars in damage to a home in the 3000 block of Green Heather Lane, according to Captain Paramedic and Public Information Officer John Choi for North County Fire Protection District. The names of the homeowners who suffered the loss have not been identified to the public, Choi said. North County firefighters were dispatched to the scene around 11:45 a.m. Additional support...

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