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Articles from the January 28, 2016 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    December 18 4700 block Oak Crest Rd. Fraud January 14 300 block Futurity Ln. Grand theft January 15 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Battery January 17 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found property January 18 300 N. Mission Rd. Lost property January 19 500 block Ammunition Rd. Residential burglary; violate domestic court order; restrict use of wireless communication device 200 block W. Clemmens Ln. (#1) Petty theft 200 block W. Clemmens Ln. (#2) Petty theft 300 block Ammunition Rd. Vehicle burglary S. Mission Rd. @ W. College St....

  • 28-home subdivision approved for Dougherty Street

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a final map and security agreements for the Dougherty Grove subdivision in Fallbrook. The supervisors' 5-0 vote Jan. 6 also accepted open space easements on portions of 14 of the lots and accepted as public a portion of Dougherty Street along with the right to extend and maintain drainage facilities, excavation, and embankment slopes beyond the limit of the dedicated street right-of-way. Dougherty Grove will subdivide 22.02 acres on the south side of Dougherty Street at...

  • VFW to celebrate 75th anniversary Feb. 27; public welcome to join in festivities

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Fallbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a festive event. Post Commander Ken Etherton said, "I am opening up the Post for everyone! Our community does so much for the Post that we want to open our doors so they can celebrate our 75 years!" Established on Feb. 2, 1941 by World War II veterans, 28 founding members established the Fallbrook chapter which originally met in the basement of the Oddfellows Hall. The post became known as Charles E. Swisher VFW Post 1924...

  • Music Men Chorus, founded in Fallbrook, begins 62nd year; quartets available to perform Valentine greetings

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Founded in Fallbrook in 1954, the Music Men Chorus of the Palomar Pacific Chapter of Barbershop Singers, a member of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, has begun its 62nd year of bringing the best in men’s four-part a capella singing to North County. On Jan. 12, the group celebrated its anniversary with a gala installation dinner at their regular, weekly meeting place at the San Marcos Senior Center. Members said the center’s dining room was transformed into a "ch...

  • St. Patrick’s Day art fundraiser in Fallbrook to include Irish food, art demonstrations, more

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Come join the fun and get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit at the fifth annual fundraiser hosted by Fallbrook Art in Public Places on Thursday, March 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event, called "Growing Public Art," will feature artists participating in demonstrations and interactive projects, and delicious Irish food and refreshments. Artist studios will be open and guests will be able to see various artists demonstrating their skills, showing their pieces and s...

  • Bark in the Park event major sponsors include John Hine Temecula Subaru and Paradise Pet Spa

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Live Oak Dog Park committee has announced that two major sponsors have lent their support to the upcoming Bark in the Park fundraising event slated for Saturday, March 19. John Hine Temecula Subaru and Paradise Pet Spa of Fallbrook will help sponsor the annual event that is held to raise much-needed funds for maintenance of the off-leash Live Oak Dog Park, located at the intersection of Gird and Reche Roads, part of Live Oak Park in Fallbrook According to c...

  • NIAF awards scholarship to Tristan Curnow

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tristan Curnow of Fallbrook has received the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Jim Cantalupo Scholarship. Curnow attends Point Loma Nazarene University and is pursuing a degree in business management. Since NIAF's inception 40 years ago, the scholarship program has grown from four scholarships of $250 each to dozens of annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $12,000 each in the Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, b...

  • Fabulous flatbread provides thin, crispy crust for favorite pizza toppings

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Thin, crispy flatbread pizzas are definitely the trend today. While some love a heavy, doughy crust, many carb-conscious folks are leaning toward the flatbread choices when they indulge themselves with pizza. Delicious flatbread choices abound at many Fallbrook restaurants. It can be an adventure in itself to try the variety available. For those interested in trying their hand at making their own, here is a good flatbread dough recipe and some topping combinations that might...

  • Weichert, Realtors – Murphy & Murphy recognize their finest

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Weichert, Realtors – Murphy and Murphy are pleased to announce three distinguished sales awards for 2015. There are two categories recognized each year by Murphy & Murphy: Top Individual Sales Associate and Top Sales Team. Top Individual Sales associate for 2015 is Sam Murphy. Top Sales Team is Kim Steel and Associates. Weichert, Realtors also recognize national award winners across the United States. There are five regions nationwide. Fallbrook is in the Wes...

  • Supervisors approve Flowerwood Lane 25 mph speed limit, side street stop signs

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a 25 mph speed limit for Flowerwood Lane, along with certification of that speed limit for radar enforcement and making the stop signs on four side streets official. The supervisors' 5-0 vote Jan. 6 approved the first reading and adoptions of the ordinances for the radar-enforced speed limit and stop controls. A second reading and adoption is scheduled for Jan. 27 and the passage of that would make the ordinances effective...

  • Study shows human trafficking in SD County has between 8,830 and 11,773 victims per year; generates annual income of $810 million

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    California Assemblymember Marie Waldron, District 75 (R), has reported that she has coauthored Senate Concurrent Resolution 88 (SCR 88), which proclaims January 2016 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Waldron stated the following: "Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, has become increasingly prevalent, placing the United States in the top three world trafficking destinations. "Unfortunately, San Diego’s involvement in this repugnant crime wave is significant. A recent joint study by the University of San D...

  • CPUC votes 3-2 for "future" Net Energy Metering program; SDG&E says agency "ignored state law" about reform, penalizing customers who do not have solar

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Today (Jan. 28), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 3-2 to approve a future Net Energy Metering program. In response, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) issued the following media statement. "San Diego Gas & Electric strongly supports renewable energy, including rooftop solar, but also we strongly believe that the growth of rooftop solar should not penalize customers who do not own a home or are unable to afford or accommodate rooftop solar. "Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ignored...

  • Robin Adler, accompanied by Barnaby Finch, performs Joni Mitchell favorites

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

  • To ease pollution and protect health consider alternatives to burning wood for heat

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    The bottom line is the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Resources Board would like to see less wood smoke sent into the atmosphere. In a recent compilation of information, the agency said there are many things to consider when it comes to wood smoke: air pollution, the health effects of smoke, and more. "Smoke from neighborhood stoves and fireplaces, a common source of both odor and reduced visibility, greatly contributes to the air pollution problems...

  • Girls H20 posts a win over Valley Center

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North County helps kick off Urban Forestry program in Fallbrook

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County is partnering with Save Our Forest in Fallbrook to implement an Urban Forestry program. This program works with kids as young as 10 years old on weekly projects throughout the Fallbrook community, including weeding and planting in public areas and establishing a community garden. The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County applied for and was awarded a grant by SDG&E to help with the costs of the program. Through these grant f...

  • Fallbrook Vintage Car Club makes monthly donations to community

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club recently presented donations of funds to three community organizations – the Fallbrook Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee, Fallbrook Garden Club, and Fallbrook Girls Softball League. Funds presented to the Fallbrook Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee are for its GANAS, (Guide, Advise, Nurture, and Support) monitoring program which has six after-school mentoring sites in high crime areas for underserved youths, ages 9-18. One of...

  • Village Toastmasters to hold Open House Feb. 8

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK - The Fallbrook Village Toastmasters invites residents to their Open House on Monday, Feb. 8 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at Crestview Estates, located at 1120 E. Mission Rd. The Toastmasters asks potential guests to think back to last year and ask themselves if there are any areas of their life, both personal and professional, that could have been greatly improved with better communication, leadership, public speaking, and organizational skills....

  • Women’s Connection celebrates February with music and jewelry

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Men are welcome to join the ladies for brunch and a special Fallbrook Women's Connection program at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens on Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon. It is recommended to reserve a seat today to hear guest speaker and internationally acclaimed singer, Lillie Knauls. Since 1975, she has recorded a number of albums of gospel favorites, as well as her own original songs. She will weave her music throughout her new talk, “True Lov...

  • "Refugees" include invaders

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Groups of men, ages 17 to 25, from Palestine and Syria, cross into Bulgaria and from there move into the rest of the EU. A former Al Qaeda double agent told the BBC that he knew of two Egyptian brothers who reached Italy from Libya, accompanied by men who were "deeply religious and fluent in Italian and French." Go watch the videos of those "refugees" again. How many of the "refugees" are 17- to 25-year old men? If that doesn't convince you, we already know terrorists are coming through with the waves of refugees: a week ago...

  • Please help secure our trails

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    I moved to Fallbrook in 1969 with my parents. I was able to finally own a horse and I used to ride the hills in De Luz as well as across town. It was sheer joy! Leaving Fallbrook for a short while after I was married, I returned in 1988 to raise my family. My favorite place to ride had been made into an incredible trail system in my absence which was wonderful because riding off the property in Fallbrook was no longer possible. Santa Margarita River Trails is one of best places in San Diego County to ride. I ride, hike, and...

  • Trails must be preserved for future

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    The "jewel" of Fallbrook (a.k.a. Santa Margarita River Valley) is threatened by people who may wish to refuse public use of this land. Unless the Fallbrook Public Utilities District includes the wording on the deed to grant continued public access, we who enjoy the serenity of these trails may loose them. That would be a tragedy to hikers, bird watchers, bikers, and equestrians. We need to preserve this open space for future generations. Kathy Cooksey...

  • More water storage capacity is a must

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) We are all hoping the current El Niño will bring an end to the drought. Whether or not, we’ll continue to receive normal or above-normal precipitation is still a question, though an end to the drought may be unlikely this year. Whatever the outcome this year, future droughts are certain. In 2014, California’s voters passed Proposition 1, a $7.12 billion water bond. While the bond contained $2.7 billion earmarked for water storage projects...

  • William "Bill" Wyllie

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    William "Bill" Wyllie died December 25, 2015 at his home in Fallbrook. He was born April 29, 1933 in Glasgow, Scotland. Bill married Joyce Porter, also from Scotland, on October 27, 1956 in Rexdale, Canada. They moved to California in 1959, settling in the Whittier, La Habra area where their two sons Kenneth and Steven were born. Bill worked with the major aero space companies as an engineer draftsman and design checker changing careers to computers in the early seventies. He...

  • Major General Joseph Koler, Jr.

    Updated Jan 28, 2016

    Major General Joseph Koler, Jr., USMC (Ret.) passed away on 1 January, 2016, at age 90. He was a man of character, befitting of his generation. General Joe Koler was born in Tacoma, Washington to working class parents. He grew up during the Depression and joined the Marines in 1943, starting a long and distinguished career. Joe was commissioned second lieutenant in 1946 and assigned to the 1st Marines in Tientsin, China, as an infantry platoon leader. Joe had some real...

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