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Articles from the February 19, 2016 edition


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  • Students serve community for Catholic Schools Week

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    FALLBROOK – St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week Feb. 1 to 5. Kicking off the week by celebrating service, the students had an opportunity to give back to their community of Fallbrook. Visiting with residents at The Skilled Nursing Facility, Silvergate, and Regency Retirement Center, helping at the Fallbrook Food Pantry and Albertsons, in addition to connecting with local veterans at the VFW are just some of the ways the children were p...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    Jan. 27 1100 block E. Mission Rd. Grand theft Jan. 28 1800 block Marci Way Commercial burglary Jan. 30 400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Forgery/false checks Feb. 3 1100 block Alturas Rd. Vehicle burglary 1900 block E. Mission Rd. (#1) Battery 1900 block E. Mission Rd. (#2) Battery Feb. 4 900 block Alturas Rd. Vehicle burglary; tamper with vehicle 800 block Cookie Ln. Arrest: Drunk in public 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Found marijuana 100 block N. Mercedes Rd. Arrest: Manufacture/sell large capacity magazine Feb. 5 2400 block...

  • Homicide investigation underway following discovery of body in Fallbrook

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    The Sheriff's Homicide Unit has launched an investigation following the discovery of a body found yesterday (Thurs., Feb. 18) in the northern end of Fallbrook. The body was found in the 42400 block of Via Del Gavilan, north of Cinco Arroyos at about 6:30 p.m. last night, Sheriff's Lt. Andrea Arreola reported. The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office will be determining the cause and manner of death in the case. No information has been provided yet on the identity of the person...

  • Student and adult volunteers help make a difference in the community

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

  • Angels continue powerhouse of giving to community causes

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    Fallbrook is fortunate to have numerous non-profit organizations that raise funds to support worthy causes in the community, but the powerhouse of giving that the Angel Society of Fallbrook continues, month after month, is at the top. The group generally makes charitable distributions every two months and the sum total is staggering. For the months of December of January alone, 12 community organizations benefited from these ladies' efforts to the tune of $29,500. The Angels'...

  • Riverside (91) Freeway to be completely shut down Friday night, Feb. 19 until early morning Monday, Feb. 22

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    CORONA - The Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona will be completely shut down tonight, marking the start of a 55-hour closure to accommodate construction activity on the east-west artery. The shutdown, dubbed "Corona Carmaggedon,'' will get underway at 9 p.m. between Interstate 15 and the Corona (71) Expressway. Both sides of the 91 will remain closed until 4 a.m. Monday, according to the Riverside County Transportation Commission. "We had considered performing this work over a series of 20 consecutive night closures, but we...

  • Federal prosecutors file court papers to compel Apple to retrieve information from terrorist's iPhone

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    RIVERSIDE - Federal prosecutors filed court papers in Riverside today (Fri., Feb. 19) seeking to compel Apple to comply with an earlier order requiring the company to access information from the iPhone of one of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino. Apple has resisted the order, which was issued earlier this week by a magistrate judge in Riverside, saying it would compromise the security of all iPhone owners' information. "Rather than assist the effort to fully investigate a deadly terrorist attack by...

  • Volunteer readers sought for Read Across America

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    Read Across America: "You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book, and read to a child.." Dr. Seuss (rhymes with "rejoice"), born Theodor Seuss Geisel, March 2, 1904, wrote those magical words. They are just as true today in this era of technology as they ever were. You have the opportunity to live those words as we celebrate Read Across America. This is an annual event held during the birth week of Dr. Seuss, the first week in March. This year it is March 1...

  • Osteoporosis can affect men as well as women

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both. Though the disease is most often associated with women over 50, anyone can suffer from osteoporosis, which weakens bones and can make them more susceptible to breaks. Exercise is a great way for men and women to build and maintain strong bones in an attempt to prevent the onset of osteoporosis. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (...

  • Sheridan to speak at Fallbrook Democratic Club meeting

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Democratic Club will hold their next meeting on Thursday, March 3. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Hilltop Center, 331 E. Elder; admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The guest speaker will be Tim Sheridan, Democratic candidate for Congress. Sheridan is running for office in the 42nd Congressional district which includes Corona and Temecula in southwest Riverside County. Sheridan received his B.A. degree at State University of New York at O...

  • Kindness and love win out in Music Man production coming to Bob Burton Center

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    FALLBROOK – A slick, traveling salesman with plans to con an Iowa city is instead touched by love, hope and kindness as CYT Riverside County presents the American classic Music Man, which offered performances beginning Feb. 13. Remaining performances are available Feb. 19, 20, and 21 at the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts at Fallbrook High School. Music Man will be directed by Jennifer Lloyd with choreography by Jeni Sheldrake and musical direction by Angie K...

  • Supervisors authorize contract for Clemmens Lane sidewalks

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a construction contract to provide sidewalks along the north side of Clemmens Lane between South Mission Road and Old Stage Road. The supervisors' 5-0 vote Jan. 27 authorized the director of the county's Department of Purchasing and Contracting to take the necessary actions to advertise and award a contract, designated the director of the county's Department of Public Works as the county officer responsible for...

  • Retired teachers 'Have a Heart' for local seniors

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

  • Recycle batteries : FBA re-establishes battery recycling program at two grocery stores

    Updated Feb 19, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) is happy to report that it will be resuming its collection of household batteries for recycling at the local Albertson's and Major Market grocery stores. The program had been temporarily suspended; however, with the support of EDCO Waste & Recycling Service in Fallbrook, the program has resumed in February. The FBA drop-off containers in Major Market are located inside the store, between the door and the first checkout s...