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  • Fallbrook singer-songwriter featured in Bluegrass Today

    Village News staff|Updated Feb 7, 2024

    Fallbrook singer-songwriter B.K. "Nick" Nicholson was recently featured in Bluegrass Today magazine and Bluegrasstoday.com. Nicholson is not your typical musician. You may find him in front of the local grocery store sharing his musical ability, in church doing worship, or with band members providing entertainment at a festival or event. He is a multi-instrumentalist who not only performs in two Southern California bands, High Mountain Road and his own band, Desperado...

  • Solo traffic collision on Olive Hill Rd.

    Village News Staff|Updated Feb 2, 2024

    At 9 am this morning, a minivan crashed into a large rock by the side of Olive Hill Rd near Olive Hill Trail, leaving it undrivable. It appears no injuries were reported and it was closed out by NCFPD in about 20 minutes....

  • Over 2000 customers without power

    Village News staff|Updated Jan 29, 2024

    UPDATE: As of 7:50 am, all except 109 customers have been restored. See video to be uploaded shortly. https://youtu.be/3Mcy1f0d_uA?feature=shared UPDATE: At 6:50 a.m. , about six hundred customers had their power restored. There are still 1388 customers without power. A power pole on fire has caused 2019 customers to be without power this morning as of 5:59 a. m. According to the SDGE power outage information, they expect power to be restored by 9 a m this morning, January...

  • Flash Flood Warning issued for Monday morning

    Village News Staff|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for the northern San Diego County Coast, Western Valleys and the greater Fallbrook area until 11:30 am this morning. The National Weather Service reports that the heavy rain has caused a dangerous and life-threatening situation and people should refrain from traveling unless they are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. The Flash Flood Warning is for Northern San Diego County, including the Fallbrook, Bonsall,...

  • Traffic collision takes down Horse Creek/Pala Rd signal

    Village News Staff|Updated Jan 21, 2024

    At Pala Rd and Horse Creek Ranch Rd, there was a traffic collision reported at 1:46 pm today, Sunday, that resulted in a portion of the traffic signal crashing to the ground. The incident lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes. Pala Fire Department and CHP responded to the incident. More information will be reported as information becomes available....

  • Six injured in I-15 rollover

    Village News Staff|Updated Jan 6, 2024

    At 3:02 pm on Saturday, January 6, there was a rollover reported on SB I-15 just south of the Mission Rd. onramp in Fallbrook. “Six people were transported to local hospitals. Two adults were reported to have significant injuries and two adults had minor injuries. Two young people had minor injuries and were transported to Children’s Hospital. Everyone was transported by ground ambulance,” said North County Fire PIO John Choi. CHP was getting calls that good samaritans...

  • Hatchet-wielding armed robber arrested at Pala Mesa Market on New Year's Eve

    Village News staff|Updated Jan 2, 2024

    A hatchet-wielding robber was arrested tonight, Sunday, Dec. 31, after Sheriff's deputies were called to the Pala Mesa Market on Old 395 in Fallbrook on New Year's Eve. The incident was called in at 6:17 pm when a male threatened the market's floor manager after being confronted for stealing several items. The man was accompanied by a woman in a wheelchair, according to Ana Garcia, Pala Mesa Market's Front End Manager. Garcia said the man appeared to be homeless, although she...

  • Bonsall woman arrested in nationwide Ulta Beauty shoplifting ring

    Village News Staff|Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Bonsall resident Michelle Mack was arrested On December 6, when federal agents raided Mack's residence, arresting her and seizing hundreds of parcels and a large quantity of alleged stolen goods. Mack is accused of orchestrating a national shoplifting operation targeting Ulta Beauty stores, resulting in over $8 million in stolen merchandise, according to Ulta. Mack allegedly hired as many as 12 people to commit thefts across various Ulta locations, shipping the stolen goods...

  • Dogs alert owners that house is on fire

    Village News Staff|Updated Dec 10, 2023

    Disaster was averted early Sunday morning, Dec. 10, when some homeowner's dogs alerted them that there was trouble. Their residential structure fire started in the early morning at 2:50 am. The fire was reported in the vicinity of the 2700 block of Reche Road in Fallbrook and was a fully engulfed structure within minutes, according to NCFPD PIO John Choi. This area is especially vulnerable as it is near Live Oak Park and heavily wooded with old oak trees. PIO Choi said,...

  • Tri-City Hospital hit by ransomware

    Village News staff|Updated Dec 9, 2023

    In the wake of a significant data breach attack by ransomware criminals at Tri-City Hospital and the subsequent display of those records on the dark web, cybersecurity experts are highlighting the risks of stolen personal information and the ensuing threat of identity theft and credit card fraud. The breach, which saw confidential records illegally accessed, underscores a growing concern over digital security in sensitive sectors. Jake Milstein, a cybersecurity advisor at Critical Insight, emphasized the potential dangers,...

  • Both girls found safe

    Village News Staff|Updated Nov 29, 2023

    This week, ASTRA helicopters have been over Fallbrook looking for teenage girls 2 nights in a row, Mobday and Tuesday. According to the San Diego sheriff's department, both girls have been found safe and there's no foul play suspected....

  • NCFPD responds to fire Thanksgiving morning

    Village News Staff|Updated Nov 23, 2023

    NCFPD and CalFire responded to a car fire in the 800 block of Stewart Canyon this morning at about 9:30 am. It is unverified, but reported, that the fire spread to a home or structure. The area was reported as challenging but fire crews knocked it down fairly quickly. More information will be reported as it is available....

  • Sheriff vehicle totaled in two-vehicle accident

    Village News staff|Updated Nov 22, 2023

    A Fallbrook Sheriff's deputy was involved in a two-car collision this morning. It was called in at 10:04 am at the corner of W. View St. and De Luz Rd. The other vehicle was a black sedan. Both were towed. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and no one transported for injuries. More information will be reported as it becomes available....

  • Motorcyclist transported after multi-vehicle accident

    Village News Staff|Updated Nov 22, 2023

    A motorcyclist was transported with major injuries to Palomar hospital after being involved in a multiple-vehicle accident today, which was reported at 1:23 pm today, Wednesday, on S. Mission and Olive Hill Rd. A motorcyclist was reported as "down in lane." CHP requested three tow trucks and an air ambulance was requested for transport, although a ground ambulance was utilized for the sake of time and the motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital. Traffic is backed up...

  • FOUND: 9-year-old boy missing in Fallbrook

    Village News staff|Updated Nov 22, 2023

    The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that Nicholas Robles has been found safe and was relocated with his family a few minutes ago. The ASTREA helicopter is broadcasting a message looking for a missing 9-year-old boy named Nicholas Robles. He was last seen at about 2:20 pm today, Friday, at Fallbrook Elementary School at 405 W. Fallbrook St. Nicholas is a Hispanic male, 5 feet tall, with brown hair, and brown eyes, wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and...

  • Roads closed after gas leak

    Village News Staff|Updated Nov 20, 2023

    At 8:37 am this morning, Monday, North County Fire responded to the neighborhood around Elder Street between Shady Glen and Potter with the report of a gas leak. Apparently there was some construction and a line in the street was severed. The roads are closed, including Potter Street, Elder and Shady Glen. Residents in the surrounding neighborhood are being told to shelter in place....

  • SDCWA votes to drop lawsuit against RMWD and FPUD

    Village News staff|Updated Nov 16, 2023

    The San Diego County Water Authority voted today, Thursday, to withdraw its legal action against the two customer water districts, Rainbow Municipal Water District and Fallbrook Public Utilities District, as well as the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). This decision follows a board meeting where, after private discussions, the authority instructed its legal team to negotiate a settlement. The lawsuit, initiated in August, was part of the Water Authority's efforts to prevent these districts from separating from the...

  • Sheriffs visit Promenade

    Village News Staff|Updated Oct 31, 2023

    Sheriff's deputies visit with people on the Promenade to pass out information and try to help anyone who may be in need....

  • Fire extinguished at old El Jardin property

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Oct 16, 2023

    There was a fire reported at the old El Jardin restaurant property, 1561 S. Mission at 5:02 pm tonight. North County firefighters arrived on the scene to find the vegetation on fire outside the building. Deputies stated that it was more than likely started from a transient. There have been challenges previously with the property and homeless people going in and out of the property. The fire was quickly extinguished and the call was closed by 5:22 pm....

  • Apartment fire from gas line displaces residents

    Village News Staff|Updated Sep 25, 2023

    09-25-23: Update and correction to this story: It has come to the attention of Village News that many of the residents were displaced, more than just two units, until the building was deemed safe to re-enter. Also, it has been reported, that the Red Cross possibly didn't provide hotel rooms for the displaced. A working residential fire was reported Wednesday at 6:54 pm at an apartment complex at 240 E. Fallbrook St. A witness reported that it was a gas line that caught fire...

  • Motorcycle vs truck and trailer accident closes S. Mission

    Village News Staff - AC Investigations|Updated Sep 25, 2023

    At 1:36 there was an accident reported. A motorcycle vs a pickup truck towing a trailer in front of 1205 S. Mission Rd. Injuries were unknown, but the motorcycle rider was seen sitting in the middle island. The road was closed for an hour or so, affecting traffic....

  • Truck catches fire in parking lot

    Village News Staff|Updated Sep 22, 2023

    The engine compartment of a 1995 Dodge Dakota truck caught fire in the Northgate grocery store parking lot at 10:19 am this morning, sending smoke in the air that was visible for miles. North County Fire arrived on the scene and was able to extinguish it quickly. "The fire started in the engine compartment and also spread into the passenger space. Crews were able to get a handle on it quickly. The cars surrounding the truck were unaffected and no one was hurt, " according to...

  • Water main bursts on Santa Margarita Dr.

    Village News staff|Updated Sep 22, 2023

    A water main line burst on Santa Margarita Dr. at 12:12 pm today, sending water flowing in all directions and lifting the asphalt on the street. FPUD crews are working to resolve it and asking cars to stay away from the area at this time....

  • Apartment blaze caused by gas line break with fire

    Village News Staff|Updated Sep 20, 2023

    A working residential fire was reported at 6:54 pm tonight, Wednesday, at an apartment complex at 240 E. Fallbrook St. A witness reported that it was a gas line that caught fire and NCFPD PIO John Choi confirmed that it was a gas line break with fire. The flames were 20 to 30 feet high and reached from the ground past the roof on the second story. The complex was evacuated while firefighters extinguished the flames. This area should be avoided. North County Fire, Camp...

  • Pole and wires down on Sleeping Indian Rd.

    Village News staff|Updated Aug 31, 2023

    A truck ran into low-hanging wires this morning that were sagging across Sleeping Indian Rd. in the 4600 block. at about 9 am. According to the CHP and a man involved in the incident who had extensive damage to his vehicle, the wires were sagging so low, that a truck ran into them, pulling the pole into the street and shattering it. One other vehicle, a sedan, was following behind the truck and was damaged as well. There were no injuries. CHP, Sheriff, NCFPD, At&T,...

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