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  • Summer camp offers Extreme Action Adventure

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Community Center is offering a fun-filled week of summer camp. During Extreme Action Adventure week, campers will get to make obstacle courses, play extreme sports, and enjoy the outdoors. Campers will play new games and make fun art projects using many different and fun materials and each day will have a special activity such as healthy cooking, yoga, tennis, water play and more. On Thursday campers will go on a field trip to Guajome Adobe...

  • Rainbow youth perform community service in Fallbrook

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Youth groups from the Fallbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church and KAYAMM youth program in Rainbow have fulfilled their commitment of a week of community service that benefited the Fallbrook community. Their leaders, Diana Santos and Ps. Seong “John” Cho, connected with the Save Our Forest branch of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy to arrange for the group to work on refinishing benches in the downtown Fallbrook area. With spatulas, electric sanders, han...

  • Daily Thought: We all are created for God's purpose

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    7-27-10 Reche Road Arrest: Use/Under Influence Contr. Substance S. Mission Road Arrest: Poss. Marijuana W. Fallbrook St. Domestic Violence (call) 7-29-10 E. Hawthorne St. Burglary, Vehicle 7-30-10 N. Main Ave. Grand Theft S. Vine St. Vandalism (more than $400) S. Main Ave. Arrest: Poss. Marijuana S. Main Ave. Arrest: Poss. Marijuana Dos Ninas, Bonsall Burglary, Residential State RT 76 WB Arrest: Unlawful Display of Registration w/ @ Melrose Intent to Avoid Registration Requirements 7-31-10 Mission Road, Bonsall Arrest: Drunk...

  • SDG&E offers $100,000 in grants to Fire Safe councils, CERT

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    SAN DIEGO – On July 26, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) launched a grant program available to San Diego County-based Fire Safe Councils (FSC) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). This $100,000 fund will provide these organizations with support for requests in the areas of emergency preparedness training, community education and outreach, and volunteer recruitment and retention programs. “Over the past few years we’ve been growing our relationship with the CERTs and Fire Safe Councils serving San Diego County...

  • Water Authority reports regional water use down nearly 13 percent over last year

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Residential and business water use in San Diego County fell 12.8 percent during the first year of regional water shortages and mandatory water use restrictions, according to a report provided today to the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors. The savings exceeded the 8 percent mandatory target that was in effect for July 2009 through June 2010. As a result of the region’s conservation success, the region will avoid financial penalties from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern Cal...

  • Kopitzke graduates from Azusa Pacific University

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    AZUSA – Fallbrook resident Mark Kopitzke graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts on July 30, and was joined by more than 560 graduates at the summer commencement ceremony. Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. APU has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, for six years running, and by Princeton Review as one of the Best in the West....

  • Prestininzi earns California Farm Bureau scholarship

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    SACRAMENTO – Fallbrook resident Tatiana Prestininzi is one of four students to earn special scholarship awards granted by the California Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation (CFBF). In all, 59 students earned $165,750 in scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. The foundation awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers as farmers, ranchers or in occupations related to agriculture. Scholarships are awarded based on students’ academic achievements, leadership skills, career goals, e...

  • Farm Bureau scholarships awarded to local Ag students

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    ESCONDIDO – Three Fallbrook residents are among the 11 San Diego County agriculture students who were recently awarded scholarships from the San Diego County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program. The total amount awarded varies each year, thanks to the generous contributions of private donors and business-supporting members of the Farm Bureau. This year, the San Diego County Farm Bureau (SDCFB) Scholarship Committee awarded $16,000 in varying amounts to the recipients. The Fallbrook students who received scholarships are...

  • FUHS fall registration starts Aug. 16

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Registration for the 2010-11 school year at Fallbrook Union High School will be held the week of August 16. Seniors will register on Mon., Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon; juniors on Tues., Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon and sophomores on Wed., Aug 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Freshmen whose last names begin with A-L will register on Thurs., Aug. 19 from noon to 2:30 p.m., last names M-Z on Fri., Aug. 20 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Make-up registration is on Mon., Aug. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon for all grades. Students should...

  • Exchange student to represent Fallbrook Rotary in Amsterdam

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Tyler Warmen, grandson of Rotarian Frank and Jo Baca, will be the Rotary Youth Exchange Camp student in Amsterdam in August, representing the Rotary Club of Fallbrook, of which Frank Baca is a member. Tyler, who is 16 years old, is an honors student at Canyon High School in Anaheim and has a 4.2 grade point average. Tyler was the recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence 2010. The Rotary Youth Exchange Camp is designed to create an e...

  • Assemblage artists featured in August

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Lauretta Lowell and Richard Freund will display their unusual and provocative assemblage art based on found objects in Fallbrook’s Brandon Gallery throughout the month of August. Their work, which consists of two and three dimensional objects reconfigured into unusual sculptural works, will be showcased in Brandon’s Etcetera Gallery, a special wing dedicated for artists to display award-winning art. They will host a reception at Brandon Gallery August 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Lowell, a resident of Palm Des...

  • Sheriff, Fire Marshal and County Parks and Recreation support Trails Council efforts

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Mark Cahill, San Diego County Fire Captain Randy Meers, and North County Fire Division Chief and Fire Marshal Sid Morel, have indicated they are immediately offering support to the Fallbrook Land Conservancy Trails Council’s efforts to make Santa Margarita Reserve and the Sandia Creek Trailhead safe and clean. In response to the Trails Council’s request for assistance, the sheriff’s department has begun regular veh...

  • Boys & Girls Club members present "Snow White"

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – The kids were part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County’s summer theater camp and had rehearsed for two weeks, which is the duration of the summer camp. Sign up before Aug. 20 to participate in the upcoming talent showcase. For more information, call (760) 728-5871....

  • Hulda Garborg Lodge members attend DON convention

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    RAINBOW – Several members of Hulda Garborg Lodge #49 attended the Daughters of Norway convention in Costa Mesa July 22 to 24. As the convention was hosted by Turid Jespersen Lodge #44, based in Mission Viejo, local members helped their lodge sisters with many of the preparations and activities during the three-day event. The theme for the convention was “It’s a Small World, Preserve Our Heritage.” Twenty-five of the current 26 lodges sent delegates with the ladies from...

  • California seeks to ban free, single-use carryout bags

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    The California State Assembly recently approved a bill that would make it the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic and paper bags from being handed out free of charge at supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores and liquor stores. The proposed law, which was introduced in February of this year, would apply to supermarkets, chain pharmacies and other large grocery retailers beginning Jan. 1, 2012, and at convenience stores, neighborhood markets and liquor...

  • Chef with the magic touch

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

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  • Supporting Arizona's attempt to enforce immigration law

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    A group of local residents affiliated with the Fallbrook Tea Party gathered Thursday, July 29 at the corner of South Mission Road and Fallbrook Street to show their support for the day officials in the state of Arizona said they were going to begin enforcing immigration laws. Carrying signs and waving at motorists, the group demonstrated from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. “This has nothing to do with race; it’s just about enforcing federal and state laws,” said...

  • Reuniting with friends

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

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  • FUESD prepares families for new school year

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    The officials of Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) say they are focusing on helping students and their parents prepare for the 2010-2011 academic year in a newly reorganized district. According to FUESD superintendent Brian Jacobs, the district is working to “focus on student achievement, instructional improvement and an action plan to ensure the most effective and efficient organizational performance.” In March, Jacobs announced that the FUESD governing board had agreed to restructure the district for the...

  • Caltrans says Draft EIS/EIR for SR76 delayed again

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    The release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/DEIR) being prepared for the State Route 76 highway improvement project segment from South Mission Road to Interstate 15 has now been delayed to between August 20 and 27, said a representative of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). “It’s a government process, but we are now in the final stages and have been going back and forth with headquarters regarding questions and answers,” said SR76 project manager Mark...

  • Elk-aritaville Aug. 28 to benefit scholarships

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    VISTA – The Vista Elks Lodge, an organization that offers scholarship opportunities to Fallbrook High School students, announces its upcoming fundraiser, Elk-aritaville, slated for August 28 beginning at noon. The family event, which will benefit a number of the Elk’s charitable endeavors, will feature a Hawaiian theme and include food, adults and kids’ beverages, raffles, and more. Tropical dress is encouraged. The event will be held at 1947 E. Vista Way, Vista. For more information, call (760) 724-...

  • County recommends whooping cough booster shot for all residents

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    SAN DIEGO – As the number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases continues to increase, officials from the County Health and Human Services Agency are encouraging everyone to get the proper vaccinations for the disease. San Diego County has 266 cases of pertussis reported so far in 2010, with 15 infants hospitalized due to the disease. That number far surpasses last year’s total of 143 and is on course to break the record of 371 cases in 2005. “We’re seeing a level of pertussis we haven’t seen in the last five years,” said...

  • Don't understand benefits available to veterans?

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    ESCONDIDO – There are many things to understand about benefits available to veterans. The non-profit Disabled American Veterans will present a free informational seminar on the subject at Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at 230 East Park Ave., Escondido. For more information, call NSO LeRoy Acosta at (619) 299-6916....

  • Pet adoption event Aug. 7

    Updated Aug 5, 2010

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Fertilizer will be hosting a pet adoption event on Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the non-profit Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary. Kittens, cats and dogs will be available. The location is 215 W. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook. For more information, please call the Sanctuary at (760) 685-3533 or visit www.fallbrookanimalsanctuary.org....

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