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  • Former Chargers coach passes away at 85

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    LA MESA - Former San Diego Chargers and San Diego State coach Don Coryell, who helped revolutionize football's passing game, died today of pneumonia at the age of 85, the Chargers announced. Coryell died at 3:15 p.m. surrounded by family at Grossmont Hospital, according to the Chargers. Coryell coached the Chargers to a 72-60 record from 1978-86, including three American Football Conference West Division championships. He coached San Diego State to a 104-19-2 record from 1961-72, including NCAA College Division national champ...

  • Retired teachers honored for service

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

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  • Registration opens for Grief Share meetings

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Grief Share Ministry, a Jesus-centered grief-recovery program, will be offering another 13-week session starting July 12. Meetings will be held Mondays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the church office at Fallbrook Presbyterian Church, 463 S. Stage Coach Lane. Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who want to walk alongside those who are struggling through life’s difficult experiences. Participants will gain access to valuable Grief Share resources that...

  • Arizona youth group comes to help

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

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  • Life Coach: Wisdom from the Proverbs

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    “The talk of fools is a rod for their backs, but the words of the wise keep them out of trouble.” --Proverbs 14:3 Foolish talk can end up hurting the fool who is doing the talking. It can be a rod or an instrument that beats its own foolish self. Another translation calls this rod a rod of pride. Pride, as it has been said, goes before a fall. Pride can bring a beating. It is far better to stay out of pride and be humble than to be humiliated by our own mouth. On the other hand we see that the words of the wise keep them...

  • Local Soroptimist members welcome AFS Speaker

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    From left, Matteo Marchei, AFS exchange student, Kelly Lucas, president of Soroptimist International of Fallbrook, and Jim Dooley, AFS volunteer host coordinator....

  • Fallbrook family exchanging houses for summer vacation

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    For the Fieri family, all the lights are green for a much-anticipated family vacation to Europe, but their house won’t be empty while they’re gone. Instead, the Fieri’s are participating in a home swap and will be exchanging houses with two international families who have made Fallbrook their summer vacation destination. The Fieris used the website www.homeexchange.com (the same site Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet use in the movie “The Holiday”) to locate two families...

  • Educationally Speaking - Finding solutions is important

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    “The search for good schools is elusive and disappointing if by goodness we mean something close to perfection. Good schools reveal imperfections, uncertainties, and vulnerabilities… In fact, one could argue that a consciousness about imperfections and the willingness to admit them and search for their origins and solutions is one of the important ingredients of goodness in schools.” This comment by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, author of “The Good High School,” describes the Fallbrook Union High School District and its...

  • Local Soroptimist members welcome AFS Speaker

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Soroptimist International of Fallbrook members welcomed Jim Dooley, Volunteer Hosting Coordinator, of AFS Intercultural Programs USA, as the speaker for their May meeting. Mr. Dooley shared with the group the founding of AFS, how the internationa l high school exchange program works today, and the benefits that students, families, schools, and communities receive through a global volunteer partnership. Also present was Matteo Marchei who shared interesting stories about his life at home in Italy, and his...

  • Frazier Elementary a fitness finalist in Governor's Challenge

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    LOS ANGELES – Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, announced last week that William H. Frazier Elementary School in Fallbrook has been named one of seven finalist schools in the San Diego/Imperial region and 127 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the Council’s 2010 Governor’s Challenge Competition - a contest that promotes increased physical activity and better nutrition among California’s youth. “I’m thrilled to be able to recognize William H....

  • Library adventure awaits base residents for the summer

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    Readers of all ages are invited to prepare their minds this summer for travel to an isle where the imagination is a map to a treasure chest filled with knowledge. “Voyage to Book Island” is the main theme for Camp Pendleton Libraries annual Summer Reading Campaign for 2010. The campaign runs through August 7. “The program is to keep kids reading throughout the summer,” said Barbara Giberson, children’s librarian, Marine and Family Services, Marine Corps Community Services. “It’s important for children to know th...

  • Unique military facility makes for ideal vacation spot

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    Thoughts of relaxing on a beach and listening to waves crash against the shoreline usually does not coincide with time spent on a military installation. However, the camping ground of Camp Pendleton’s San Onofre Beach, located on the north side of base, offers such an atmosphere. “When it comes to a vacationing spot, location takes top priority,” said Ray Moon, assistant camp manager, San Onofre Beach, Camp Pendleton. “This location is unique.” The beach has approximately three miles of picturesque scenery with...

  • Stevenson joins RE/MAX United

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – RE/MAX United broker/owner Fred Christiansen and his real estate team are proud to welcome Linda Stevenson to their office. Stevenson, who has been a Realtor since 1999, is a full-time, full-service realtor and focuses on giving individual care and attention to each client. She specializes in working with senior citizens and has her Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation and training with seniors. She also has been certified in short sales and REO...

  • FBA announces 2010 Outstanding Landscape awards

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) has recently announced the winners of the Fallbrook 2010 Outstanding Landscape awards. The winner of this year’s residential award was the Brand Family home located at 1144 Lydia Lane. “The Brand’s landscape features a dry riverbed among beautiful, colorful plantings,” explained Mary Jo Bacik of the FBA. “The garden holds an antique wagon and other interesting treasures surrounded by flowering plants.” St. Peter’s Catholic Church won the award for...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    6-22-10 E. Fallbrook St. Arrest: Indecent Exposure N. Vine St. Arrest: Warrant Ammunition Road Arrest: Violation of Court Order Ammunition Road Arrest: Under Influence of Controlled Substance Monserate Hill Road Grand Theft S. Mission Road Vandalism (less than $400) S. Mission Road Arrest: Drunk in Public W. Clemmens Lane Arrest: Warrant 6-23-10 Old Stage Road Arrest: Drunk in Public E. Elder Street Grand Theft W. Fallbrook St. Vandalism (less than $400) 6-24-10 Gird Road Burglary (residential) Porter Way Grand Theft Chapulin...

  • New scholarship is offered for CAST

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – St. John’s Thrift Shop has started a scholarship program with CAST at Mission Theatre, Fallbrook’s own community theater, owned by Patty Hornsveld and operated by herself and her talented staff. A great venue for local youth, CAST plays a major role in the arts and culture of Fallbrook. St. Johns Thrift Shop board of directors is thrilled and blessed to be able to offer this scholarship as they believe it is wise to invest in children. If anyone has a child that needs the right outlet, they can give...

  • Writers Read scheduled for July 8

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook’s Writers Read, a free monthly gathering of writers and readers, will feature poet Mai Lon Gittelsohn on Thursday, July 8 at 6 p.m., at the Café des Artistes. Gittelsohn’s reading will be followed by open mic for members of the public to share their original poetry and prose. A fifth Chinese daughter, Gittelsohn’s poems have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review and in the San Diego Poetry Annual. A retired schoolteacher, Gittelsohn resides in Del Mar where she now leads classes in...

  • Sleeping Indian Questers install officers

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

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  • Bonsall Woman's Club installs new officers

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Woman’s Club installation for the new board of directors for 2010-2011 was held at their June general meeting at San Luis Rey Downs. A musical medley from “The Music Man” was the theme chosen by installing officer Barbara Chahabazian who was assisted by Judy Barnett. Incoming president Cheryl Zales was recently seen in the local CAST production of this musical. Others serving on the board are co-first vice presidents dean of chairmen, Pat...

  • State senate candidate Anderson visits Fallbrook

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

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  • Robinson graduates from basic training

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    SOUTH CAROLINA – Army Reserve Spec. Catherine A. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Robinson studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system,...

  • A new look at Independence Day

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    Patricia Diaz Staff Writer/Intern Independence Day, most commonly known as the Fourth of July, is an American holiday celebrated with barbecues, picnics, and fireworks. Though most know that July 4 commemorates the birth of our nation, the historical origins of this patriotic day are often confusing. Among the mistaken impressions that surround this holiday is the belief that the Declaration of Independence was signed on the fourth. Actually, the document was not officially signed until a full month later when a clean copy...

  • Pala Tribe pleased by Superior Court judge's June 14 ruling injunction regarding Gregory Canyon

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    PALA –The Pala Band of Mission Indians and other foes of the controversial Gregory Canyon landfill scored a major victory when a Superior Court judge ruled that the permit authorizing the project was invalid. The June14 ruling by San Diego Superior Court Judge Robert P. Dahlquist confirmed an earlier court finding that the permit was issued by the county in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act. The 10-page ruling further declared that the county may not proceed with the project without first...

  • AAUW honors volunteers at Pass the Gavel Luncheon

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – At a recent luncheon, officers, board members and volunteers were acknowledged for their dedication and many hours of service to making Fallbrook American Association of University Women (AAUW) a successful and effective organization. During the event, the club’s gavel was passed from current co-presidents Iris Bourque and Julie Norberg to next year’s co-presidents, Sheri Ludwig and Laurenn Barker. An Italian buffet was served at the Hukilau Restaurant...

  • National Charity League presents graduating seniors

    Updated Jul 1, 2010

    FALLBROOK – The San Luis Rey Chapter of National Charity League has presented the organization’s graduating class of 2010. These girls, known as Ticktockers, have been involved with National Charity League for six years and have provided more than 4,600 collective hours of community service to North San Diego County. The mission of National Charity League is to foster mother-daughter relationships within a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural...

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