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Articles from the January 21, 2016 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    December 22 1800 block E. Mission Rd. Arrest: Commercial burglary December 30 3200 block S. Old Hwy 395 (#1) Tamper with vehicle 3200 block S. Old Hwy 395 (#2) Vehicle burglary December 31 500 block E. Elder St. Found property January 2 500 block Stewart Canyon Rd. Grand theft January 5 400 block Summit Ave. Found ammunition January 6 200 block S. Main Ave. Forgery 200 block S. Main Ave. Arrest: Burglary; forgery January 7 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. 5150/Mental disorder January 8 1100 block S. Mission Rd. Shoplifting 400...

  • Fallbrook Public Utility District reviews latent powers for parks and recreation facility ownership and operation

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) held a Dec. 14 workshop about the possibility of FPUD activating latent powers for park and recreation facility ownership and operation. There were no board voting items from the workshop, which was the result of a request for additional information following a discussion of the process for activating park and recreation latent powers which took place at the Oct. 26 FPUD board meeting. "We just gave them that additional information," said FPUD general manager Brian Brady. FPUD...

  • Fallbrook Union High School District approves four percent salary increases

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    The Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) has agreed to increase compensation for teachers, classified management, certificated management and administrators, as well as confidential employees after contract negotiations. The decision was ratified in December by the teacher's union and approved Jan. 11 by the FUHSD board of trustees. According to assistant superintendent Jose Iniguez, district and teacher union representatives opened negotiations prior to winter break. After a collaborative discussion, the two sides re...

  • Bird Club meeting Feb. 5 to feature Waxbills

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, pet bird owners and breeders will meet on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista. Topic of the meeting will be Waxbills with guest speaker Johan Otter. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. Learn more at www.ncabirdclub.com....

  • More tasty potato dishes to try

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    After writing about tasty ways to fix potatoes last month, I ran across, or remembered, more dishes that appeal to my taste buds. My dad was a meat and potatoes kind of guy and my mom loves baked potatoes, so I ate a lot of potatoes growing up. While my effort to eat more healthy foods has almost eliminated potato chips from my diet, I still remember the handmade potato chips I had at the San Diego County Fair a few years ago. Thicker than store-bought chips, and as tasty as...

  • Avoid mistakes on home renovation projects

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Home improvement projects can turn a house into a home, so homeowners plan scores of renovations to transform living spaces into rooms that reflect their personal tastes and comforts. Homeowners going it alone may find things do not always go as planned. In fact, a Harris Interactive study found that 85 percent of homeowners say remodeling is a more stressful undertaking than buying a home. But homeowners about to embark on home improvement projects can make the p...

  • Coldwell Banker Village Properties names top agents for December

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

  • Adler and Blackburn to perform the music of Joni Mitchell

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn will perform the piano music of Joni Mitchell in a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Fallbrook Library. No one does the music of Joni Mitchell better than this accomplished group. Only a singer of the highest distinction would even try to tackle this demanding music and Adler and Blackburn do it exceptionally well. Adler's flawless intonation and clarity make this a true treat. Everyone is invited to enjoy this s...

  • Girls on the Run develop life skills

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    CAMP PENDLETON – San Onofre School, in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, participated for the first time in Girls on the Run (GOTR), a 10-week curriculum program. GOTR is a positive youth development program inspiring third through fifth grade girls to keep moving forward. The experience-based curriculum creatively integrates running, allowing students to be joyful, healthy, and confident, through lessons based on identity, connectedness, keeping healthy, and e...

  • Scams continue to target seniors in the Fallbrook area

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    A variety of telephone scams continue to significantly target the senior population in the Fallbrook area as well as San Diego County as a whole. In order to protect the public as well as possible, Fallbrook Sheriff's substation crime prevention specialist Jacob Kruger recommends that people verify the validity of the call before making any kind of financial commitment or providing any personal information such as bank account, debit, or credit card numbers. Current and...

  • Ingold Sports Park dedicates 'Bob Hegardt Field'

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

  • Bark in the Park slated for March 19

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Advance planning for Bark in the Park is underway for the annual event to be held Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Live Oak Park, 2746 Reche Road. This is the major annual fundraiser that benefits the off-leash Live Oak Dog Park that opened in May 2015. Enthusiastic dog owners and their animals regularly convene at the locale located at the corner of Reche and Gird Roads across the street from the entrance to Live Oak Park, Thursday through Monday f...

  • Fallbrook VFW welcomes American Legion

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

  • County sells former HHSA building to Mission Resource Conservation District

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    The County of San Diego agreed to sell the county's former Health and Human Services Agency building in Fallbrook to the Mission Resource Conservation District. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote Dec. 15 authorized the director of the county's Department of General Services to execute the purchase and sale agreement and to take other actions necessary to complete the transaction. The Mission Resource Conservation District will pay the appraised value of $125,000...

  • Lady Warriors tame Mustangs on the court

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

  • Lt. Col. Michael Victor Sullivan, USMC-Ret

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    Lt. Col. Michael Victor Sullivan, USMC-Ret, passed away unexpectedly at his Fallbrook, Calif. home, in the company of his wife, Barbara, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Mike was 77 years old. Born in New Haven, Conn., on May 31, 1938, he grew up in Hamden, CT and graduated from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, in 1961 with a BS in agricultural business. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning his second lieutenant commission in December 1961. He became a helicopter and...

  • Charles ("Chuck") Milton Savage, Jr.

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    Charles ("Chuck") Milton Savage, Jr., passed away in Fallbrook, Calif. on January 11, 2016 at the age of 84. Chuck was born in Point Loma, Calif. January 12, 1931, received his degree in chemical engineering at U Cal, Berkeley, and spent a long and successful career with Mobil Oil in Southern California and New York before retiring to Fallbrook in 1992 with his wife of many years, Jeannine. Chuck's lifelong interests included bridge, sports cars, music, gardening, and...

  • Michael Barron Aguirre

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    Michael Barron Aguirre, 58, passed away January 1, 2016 with his family by his side in Fallbrook, Calif. A memorial service was held at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands, Calif. on January 11, 2016. He was born on October 8, 1957 in Redlands to Joseph and Cecelia Aguirre. He went through the San Diego County schools and received his bachelor of arts degree from UC San Diego in 1983 with a major in behavioral psychology and a minor in genetic biology. After...

  • Dorislee Atteberry Goerlick

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    Dorislee Atteberry Goerlick, 99, passed away peacefully December 7, 2015 in Fallbrook, Calif. She was predeceased by her brothers Ronald and William Atteberry; her husband, Henry Goerlick and son Henry. She was born November 27, 1916 to William and Lucille Atteberry in Fairfield, Ill. She attended Bosse High School in Evansville, Ind. where she graduated cum laude. Attending Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo. two years, she then graduated from Northwestern University and...

  • Film Club to view 'The Girls in the Band'

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    OCEANSIDE – The North County Film Club will present the film "The Girls in the Band" on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m., at Carmike Theater (formerly Digiplex), College at Mission in Oceanside. Women have long been marginalized as singers or piano players in the jazz world. Not much has been documented about the enormously talented female musicians. Those who played trumpet, saxophone and drums, etc. struggled for recognition but were cut off from employment by men who appeared not to want them on their bandstands. The film a...

  • Olivia Newton-John to perform at Pala on March 25

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    PALA – International singing and film star Olivia Newton-John will bring her special talents to the events center stage at 8 p.m., Friday, March 25, at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Newton-John’s appeal continues to be timeless. From her debut in the 1960s in Australia to her 10 number one hits in the U.S. and Europe, four Grammy Awards, countless Academy of Country Music, American Music and People’s Choice awards, and 100 million albums sold worldwide, her successes are many....

  • Fahnestock celebrates 102 years

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fred Fahnestock celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 9. Friends, neighbors and family joined him in the celebration. Fahnestock is a WWll veteran who served in the 8th Air Force, 458 Bomber Group over Europe. He was a Staff Sergeant flying in a B-24 Liberator as the tail gunner. He flew 31 missions and was decorated with the Flying Cross and was over Normandy on D-Day. Fahnestock celebrated his 75th wedding anniversary with his wife Jessie in 2013, just two m...

  • CalRTA Division 81 benefits educators, in training, active or retired

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Anyone interested in benefiting educators (active or retired), as well as those training to be teachers, is invited to attend California Retired Teachers (CalRTA), Fallbrook Division 81, at their brunch meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Golf Club of California (3742 Flowerwood Ln.). Socializing begins at 8:45 a.m., followed by a short business meeting. Brunch is served at 9:30; entertainment will be provided by the award winning Preferred Blend Barbershop Quartet. Reservations for brunch ($20) must be made b...

  • Garden Club meeting Jan. 26 features Jeanne Meadow

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Garden Club is proud to present one of its own members at the Tuesday, Jan. 26 general meeting. Jeanne Meadow will speak on "Irrigation Planning – Your garden in drought and deluge." Whether it rains continuously until summer or not, gardeners must be aware of their garden's needs and what is expected from it. Meadow, a local water and succulent expert, will provide an update on the latest water news and trends in keeping a garden at its best. She is the author of the popular blog "thedirtonwater" and...

  • Transplanting a tree is no small task

    Updated Jan 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – An alluring landscape can make a home that much more enjoyable. Many homeowners devote considerable time to their lawns and gardens, and that devotion can pay both instant and long-term dividends. A well-groomed landscape can make it more enjoyable to relax in the yard, and such a property will be more attractive to prospective buyers when homeowners want to sell their homes. But even the most well-designed landscapes sometimes need some rearranging, and those c...

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