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  • VFW serves hamburgers your way

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    Every Monday night, area residents can have a hamburger their way, and support veterans at the same time. The Fallbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924 offers a hamburger dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. for a $6 donation. If you want two patties, it's $7. I have had their barbequed hamburgers at the VFW stand during the Summer Nite events downtown and at last year's Fall Festival of Gems on Alvarado Street. They are always delicious, but the hamburger I had this Monday night, Feb....

  • Blood bank to hold blood drive Feb. 24

    Updated Feb 19, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Albertsons in Fallbrook is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank Monday, Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. Albertsons is located at 1133 S. Mission Road, and the blood drive will take place in the parking lot. Anyone 17 and older, who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health, may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended before donation. All donors must show picture identification. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate, but w...

  • McOccupied: Vacant former McDonald's taken over by homeless

    Will Fritz, Staff Writer|Updated Feb 17, 2020

    The former McDonald's location on Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook has been empty for years. Or it is supposed to be, anyway. Brad Fox, who leads the Fallbrook Homeless Advocacy group, went with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homeless Assistance and Resource, or HART, team Tuesday, Feb. 4, to the vacant store to check out reports that several people experiencing homelessness were residing in the building's basement. The homeless advocacy group that Fox heads...

  • See the world through watercolors

    Updated Feb 12, 2020

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  • FUHS dancers and athletes partner in annual show

    Updated Feb 12, 2020

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  • New reading room is out of this world

    Updated Feb 12, 2020

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  • Don Diego offers $69,000 in college scholarships

    Updated Feb 12, 2020

    DEL MAR – The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is excited to offer $69,000 in 2020 college scholarships – including two new opportunities – to 24 outstanding and deserving students who reside in the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The deadline to apply is March 23. Finalist interviews will be held in May. Recipients will be honored at the 2020 Don Diego Gala at the San Diego...

  • FUESD approves travel funding for board member, administrator to attend conference

    Will Fritz, Staff Writer|Updated Feb 12, 2020

    Fallbrook elementary school board officials voted Monday, Feb. 3, to approve funding for an administrator and a board member to attend a conference for an organization that represents what are known as “federally impacted” schools. The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District will pay about $3,500 each for Associate Superintendent Raymond Proctor and board President Siegrid Stillman to attend the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools’ spring 2020 conference in March. That organization, also known as NAFIS...

  • Harris & Associates given Rainbow MWD design contract for pipeline upgrades

    Joe Naiman, Village News Correspondent|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Harris & Associates has been awarded the Rainbow Municipal Water District contract for the design portion of the district’s next pipeline upgrade project. A 4-0 Rainbow board vote Jan. 28, with Helene Brazier absent, authorized Rainbow general manager Tom Kennedy to execute a contract with Harris & Associates and appropriated the $399,540 Harris & Associates will be paid. “This is the second phase of our ongoing effort to take care of our highest-priority pipelines,” Kennedy said. In January 2018, the district completed a Wat...

  • Early voting begins for March 3 presidential primary

    Tracy DeFore, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Voters interested in casting their ballots early for the March 3 presidential primary election can now do so at the County Registrar of Voters office, 5600 Overland Ave., on the County Operations Center campus in Kearny Mesa. Early voting began Monday, Feb. 3, and will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until the polls close Election Day. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1, for weekend voting. Over 1.3...

  • Hasvold named President of the North San Diego County Association of Realtors

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Chris Hasvold, who owns Coldwell Banker Village Properties along with his wife, Lisa, was named President of the North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) for the year 2020. "Basically, the President's role is to lead the board and the board's role is to set the vision for the organization," Hasvold said. "So, it's a big picture look at the industry at things that are affecting the real estate industry, not just in North County, but really in the state. And...

  • Jackie Heyneman Park opens with improvements

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

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  • Silver Sneakers Chair-Yoga available at two locations in Fallbrook

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    FALLBROOK – SilverSneakers Chair-Yoga classes are held Wednesdays at United Methodist Church on Winterhaven Road and Fridays at Fallbrook Senior Center on Heald Lane. Both classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and are led by SilverSneakers certified instructor Sandra Buckingham. They are free to anyone who has SilverSneakers membership benefits through their Medicare Health plan. A $5 donation is requested of those who do not have SilverSneakers membership. The class is suitable for a wide range of abilities and i...

  • Free blood pressure screenings offered Feb. 14

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Love Your Heart is an annual event in which organizations from across the U.S. and Mexico join together to provide free blood pressure screenings to the public on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Last year over 43,000 people got to know their blood pressure numbers and took charge of their own heart health. All are invited to the next Love Your Heart event, Friday, Feb. 14, at two local places: Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Road from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Fallbrook Family Health Center, 1328 S. Mission R...

  • FCCPC hosts community forum on human trafficking

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Citizens Crime Prevention Committee will host a presentation by Alabaster Jar Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping raise awareness and advocate for survivors of human trafficking. Attendees will learn more about the issue of human trafficking and how Alabaster Jar Project is working to end human trafficking and provide housing and resources to the women who have survived this devastating trauma. The community is invited to join the committee for this presentation Wednesday, Feb. 19, at t...

  • All invited to attend Fallbrook Community Forum

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Community Forum will meet Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at FPUD, 990 E. Mission Road. All residents are welcome to attend and find out what is going on in their community. The guest speaker will be Tom Kennedy, the Rainbow Municipal Water District General Manager, who will talk about the proposed move by RMWD and FPUD to deannex from San Diego County Water Authority. There will also be reports by representatives of Senator Brian Jones, Assemblymember Marie Waldron and San Diego County Supervisor Jim D...

  • Connections Networking to hear presentation from FRHD

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Rachel Mason, executive director of Fallbrook Regional Health District, will be sharing the latest news from the health district at Connections Networking’s breakfast meeting Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 8-9 a.m. As it is an open meeting, the group invites the community to join them. A suggested donation of $10 includes a hot breakfast buffet. Anyone who wants to attend this meeting should RSVP by Monday, Feb. 17, to Sharon Stika at (760) 519-0361 or [email protected]. Connections Fallbrook Networking Group is...

  • Warriors win first wrestling league championship in school history

    Joe Naiman, Village News reporter|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    For the first time in school history Fallbrook High School won a wrestling league championship. The Warriors' 60-24 home victory Feb. 6 against Valley Center gave Fallbrook a 5-0 league record for the season, and the Warriors had an overall dual meet record of 6-0. "I'm on Cloud 9 as a coach," Fallbrook head coach Cristian Vera said. "We've never had this kind of success." The Warriors won all five of their league meets despite forfeiting at least two weight classes in the fir...

  • Viking girls reach final of Cottonwood Flag Football Tournament

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    The Vallecitos Elementary School girls reached the championship game of the Cottonwood Flag Football Tournament. The Vikings won their two round-robin games to set up a championship match against Pauma Elementary School. The Bobcats won that game for the championship of the Jan. 23 tournament while Vallecitos settled for second place. "I'm proud of the girls," Vallecitos coach Ray Hanbeck said. Seven small elementary schools in northern San Diego County and southern Riverside...

  • Injuries cost Warriors in girls' soccer matches

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Injuries will keep Fallbrook High School’s girls’ soccer team from repeating the Warriors’ 2018-2019 Valley League championship. A Feb. 4 loss in Ramona gave Fallbrook a 1-4-2 league record for the season along with a 4-9-2 overall mark. “The story of the season is mainly missing players due to injury,” Fallbrook coach Sergio Garcia said. Fallbrook and Ramona High School tied in 1-1 match, Jan. 16, in Fallbrook. The Warriors followed that match with a 2-1 defeat Jan. 21, at San Pasqual High School. “It was a close game,...

  • Lady Warriors battle the Broncos

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    The Fallbrook High School girls' varsity water polo team secured the Valley League championship with a win over Ramona High School in the Warriors' home pool Friday, Feb. 6. The win means the Warriors finished the league season with an undefeated 5-0 record which earned them a birth in the CIF San Diego Section 2020 girls' water polo Championships Division I tournament. The Warriors finished the regular season with a 19-9 record, earning them the No. 3 seed in the tournament...

  • Warriors girls' rugby runs over Rancho Bernardo again

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Feb 11, 2020

    The Fallbrook High School varsity girls' rugby team continued its winning ways Saturday, Feb. 8, easily dispatching Rancho Bernardo High School for a second time this season. The Warriors, led by Jordan Duncan's 3 tries, led 50-0 at the half and ran away with an 82-0 win at home. Analiese "Ace" Dalton and A.J. Haughey scored 2 tries for the Warriors and Elaine Jiminez, Julia Tippin, Tiahna Padilla, Neveah Rivera, Abbey Savin and Liberty Benitez each scored one try apiece in...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    Jan. 31 E. Alvarado St @ S. Brandon Rd Traffic pursuit Feb. 1 1400 block Knoll Park Ln Burglary Feb. 3 400 block S. Main Ave Vandalism Feb. 4 400 block S. Main Ave Burglary 900 block Alturas Rd Arrest: Domestic abuse 40700 block De Luz Rd Recovered stolen vehicle 1100 block S. Stage Coach Ln Petty theft 400 block S. Main Ave Burglary 100 block Ammunition Rd Arrest: Possession of controlled substance 1000 block S. Main Ave Arrest: Outstanding misdemeanor warrant 1000 block S. Main Ave Arrest: Outstanding misdemeanor warrant...

  • Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group is accepting new members

    Updated Feb 11, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group is looking for men who are over 50 years of age and like to play golf on a weekly basis. The group plays every Tuesday morning on 15 to 20 different courses in the area. The group also has a spring get-away, a fall get-away and a Christmas party. It is as much a social club as a golf club. For more information, call Ed Erzen at (760) 728-3960. Submitted by Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group....

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