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Articles from the February 4, 2016 edition


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  • 'A Glimpse Of History' by Jack Story

    Jack Story|Updated Feb 4, 2016

    In the Jan. 21 issue of the Village News, the C section cover feature is a full page dedicated to the purchase of the County's former HHSA (Health & Human Services Agency) building by Mission Resource Conservation District. It brought back to my mind my own association with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) years ago. In the early 1950s, I was employed with the SCS when the office was located near the middle of town on Main Street. Ben Mock and Jim Bosanko were field...

  • Griffiths, Lucy resign from Rainbow Water board; deadline to apply for positions is noon on Feb. 16

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Two members of the board of directors of Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) have resigned from their positions. According to Rainbow General Manager Tom Kennedy, Jack Griffiths has resigned his Division 2 seat and Robert (Bob) Lucy his Division 4 position. Lucy resigned his position Jan. 26. "Mr. Lucy’s business engagements with his avocado packing company have taken away from his ability to serve his division in the manner that he felt the position required," said Kennedy. "All of us at Rainbow want to thank Bob for n...

  • Fallbrook Healthcare District to fund NCFPD ambulance

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Fallbrook Hospital closed in December 2014, which has caused North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) ambulances to transport patients to hospitals further away. The Fallbrook Healthcare District continues to lease the Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Facility and is also involved in preventative care activities within the community including outreach efforts and the provision of grants to non-profit organizations which provide health programs. Because the NCFPD ambulances primarily serve patients who live within the...

  • Planning Commission reviews medical marijuana dispensary issues

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    In November 1996, the state's voters passed Proposition 215 which allows the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. In June 2010, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors adopted regulations pertaining to medical marijuana dispensaries including amendments to the county's Zoning Ordinance. Medical marijuana dispensaries are restricted to land with M50, M52, M54, or M58 industrial zoning and must be at least 1,000 feet away from each other, a church, a school, a public park, or a residential...

  • VFW Auxiliary helps military families

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    December 31 1100 block S. Mission Rd. Arrest: Possess controlled substance paraphernalia January 7 200 block S. Main Ave. Embezzlement over $950 January 11 5200 block S. Mission Rd. Embezzlement over $950 January 20 100 block W. Elder St. Arrest: Felony other agency's warrant January 21 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Simple battery January 22 S. Mission Rd. @ Pepper Tree Ln. Simple battery 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found narcotic, narcotic seizure Old Hill Rd. Theft by use of access card info 4300 block Los Padres Dr. Miscella...

  • President's Club members honored by Coldwell Banker Village Properties

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

  • Phillips featured in Lunch with an Author

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On Jan. 21, Milena Phillips spoke to some staff and students in the library of Fallbrook High School during a "Lunch With An Author" event. Phillips talked about the tragic molestation and murder of her son, Jonathan Sellers, and his friend, Charlie Keever, in 1993. (In 2001, their killer was the first criminal to be captured as a result of the DNA database in San Diego and now resides on Death Row.) Phillips wrote "Always Fly Away," (with co-author Deborah Dorn a...

  • Wilkes University awards degree to Tenkley  

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    WILKES-BARRE, PENN. – When Wilkes University awarded 226 doctoral, masters and bachelors degrees to students graduating after the completion of the fall 2015 semester, Nari Tenkley of Fallbrook, received a master of science in education. In addition to 41 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master's degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more a...

  • Gonzalez named to Hofstra University's Dean's List

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    HEMPSTEAD, NY – Alina Gonzalez of Fallbrook excelled during the fall 2015 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean's List at Hofstra University. Named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and one of only two schools chosen to host consecutive presidential debates, Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students known for civic engagement and public service....

  • Homemade cookies make Valentine's Day special

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Celebrating Valentine's Day usually involves something sweet, but edible gifts don't have to be loaded with sugar, or expensive either. When children are involved, making gifts can also be a fun, family activity, especially if those presents are cookies. The cookies that can be the most fun to make are ones the kids can help decorate. A shortbread cookie provides a nice smooth surface and a mild taste that pairs well with sweet toppings. After making cookies with the recipe...

  • Bonsall Woman's Club increases its membership

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) had a New Member’s Luncheon at the home of membership chair Arlene Rutherford on Jan. 21. After a scrumptious lunch, provided by BWC board members, the new members engaged in various conversations about the club. The exchanges gave everyone a chance to learn more about each other and the board members as well as the club. Pat Harvey gave a presentation about the General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC)/California Federation of Women’s...

  • Hoping for positive change: Residents in vicinity of Fallbrook Golf Club organize themselves as owner contemplates options

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    The owner of Fallbrook Golf Club is contemplating change for the property. Options on the table involve selling parts of the property and refashioning the course to be nine holes instead of eighteen. Meanwhile, as uncertainty fills the air, homeowners in the vicinity and golfers who patronize the course are anxious over the possibilities that could take place and a plethora of "worst-case" scenarios and incorrect information is flooding the Gird Valley. In a group email to...

  • Marching Warriors take London by storm

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    FHS London travelers Students Max Alperstein Kevin Alcaraz Ashton Audet Andrae Cerrato Andrew Dominguez Taylor Frazier Shannon Gaines-Emory Mason Genduso Andrea Hoffman Isaac Hostetler Ixlaly Jasa Elizabeth Jones Jenna Jurras Santana Lopez Julianna Magos Julian Maynard-Brown George Monasterio Courtney Moore Russell Ortega Jonathan Reyes Javier Rojo Flores Patrick Roybal Samantha Saple Administration Stephanie Osowski (FHS Ass't. Principal) Victor Torres (Band Director)...

  • Capturing a great shot : Fallbrook Camera Club celebrates top photos from 2015

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Camera Club had its year-end banquet on Jan. 21 at Silvergate Retirement Residence. The club was celebrating and providing awards for its members who participated in the monthly competitions during 2015. The photos that the members submitted were displayed and projected. Trophies and ribbons were awarded to a number of members. the following are the awards given: Image of the Year - Christel Lakata – Volcano in Action, EcuadorDr. Kovach Best Com...

  • Lady Warriors battle to a 0-0 tie

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

  • Where are they now? Stories sought for Sourcebook 2016

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The staff of the 2016 Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook is seeking stories about Fallbrook High School graduates that have gone on to do great things. Please send an email introducing yourself, and include a few sentences about the person and their contact information as well as yours to: [email protected]....

  • Daughters of Norway to celebrate soup and sweaters

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Daughters of Norway Hulda Garborg Lodge #49 is celebrating their annual Soup and Sweaters meeting on Saturday, Feb. 13. Members are encouraged to wear their Scandinavian-inspired sweaters to this special meeting. A variety of soups made by members, along with rolls and other goodies are provided. The cultural program will be presented by Laurel Beal who will demonstrate how she turns thrift store wool sweaters into felted tote bags and purses. She will also g...

  • Joan Brayfield

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Joan Brayfield, originally from Massachusetts and widow of Sgt. Major Nelson Brayfield, Retired USMC, passed away on October 23, 2015 at the Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Facility. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. April Brayfield, a 1977 graduate of Fallbrook Union High School and professor at Tulane University. Mrs. Brayfield was a resident of Fallbrook for over 40 years and worked for years at Camp Pendleton Exchange selling cosmetics. She is survived by her son-in-law, Sandor Furedi of New Orleans. Dancing...

  • Melvin Wayne Ruddell

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Melvin Wayne Ruddell, 86, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. He has reunited with his lovely wife Peggy, who preceded him in death in 2010. He is survived by his nine children, Linda Gillum, Pam Green, Teresa Brown, Sharon Boyer, Diana Dale, Cindy Brown, Clinton Richards, Dwight Ruddell, and Brent Ruddell. Mel Ruddell was a doctor of chiropractic in Fallbrook until his retirement. Private services will be held by his family....

  • Jerome K. Murray

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Jerome K. Murray, 82, went to live with his Lord and Savior after a heart attack from complications of chemotherapy, Nov. 9, 2015. He was well-known for his love of flying that had started around the young age of 5 at his ranch home in South Dakota. Many barn stormers had flown through the Midwest on their way to the coast. This really caught his attention and stayed with him. Soon he said "goodbye' to his mother and father and the farm life so at age 16 got a car and drove...

  • James Anthony Freda

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    James Anthony Freda, 84, passed away after a brief illness on December 17, 2015 at his home in Fallbrook, Calif. Jim was born in Newark, N.J. on August 28, 1931 to Nicolas and Melinda Freda. He graduated from Barringer High School and Montclair State College and then served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant. After his discharge, Jim taught school in Newark while attending Columbia Teachers College in New York City, earning an MA degree in school...

  • Vincia DeMaio Carlstrom

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Vincia DeMaio Carlstrom passed away on January 27, 2016, following heart surgery. Vincia was born February 8, 1937, in New Haven, Conn. Her exuberance, generous spirit, and organizational skills were evident by high school, where she was vice-president of her senior class, organized many school functions, and where she met her future husband, Lawrence A. Carlstrom (“Larry”). Vincia attended Albertus Magnus College, graduating in 1959 with a B.A. in sociology. In August 195...

  • The Marine Corps must continue to build

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Rep. Duncan Hunter says Ray Mabus, Navy Secretary who issued the order to blend women into all combat roles in the Marine Corps training programs, is wrong! The corps has proven extremely effective since involving women during WWII and women have played well in the more limited jobs they have performed since that era. I agree with Hunter. Most Marines, including me, (1941/45), are proud of the Corps and what it means. Mabus seems to be dogmatic in making changes in the Marine infantry, Navy Seals and other direct combat jobs....

  • Traps are cruel devices

    Updated Feb 4, 2016

    Today as I was hiking with my dogs I noticed something strange in a grassy field. There were chains of some sort on top of holes in the ground. I was curious so I pulled up one of them and found a cute little furry animal with its leg caught in a steel trap! I wondered how long that poor living creature had been suffering as I freed him, with its leg completely gone. I know that humans can be cruel and it makes me sick. Allowing animals to suffer in this type of device causes needless suffering. I've also seen people using...

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