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Articles from the March 10, 2016 edition


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  • Street improvement funding update for: Gopher Canyon/E. Vista Way, Stage Coach/Reche intersection, Camino Del Rey

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    The annual update of the County of San Diego's TransNet Local Street Improvement Program revised the funding schedule for the improvements at the intersections of Stage Coach Lane and Reche Road and of Gopher Canyon Road and East Vista Way and the drainage improvements to Camino Del Rey. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 March 2 to approve the updated list of projects which will be funded by TransNet local streets and roads revenue over the next five years. "This item approves an amendment to the spending...

  • Owner of Fallbrook Golf Club to close course March 14

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    Tom Ferrall Special to the Village News The last rounds of golf at Fallbrook Golf Club will be played this weekend as the course will be shut down effective Monday, March 14. The sudden and surprising announcement of the closure of the course came midday last Saturday (March 5) when an employee received a phone call from the owner of the course, Jack Lamberson. The employee was told to create, print, and post signs stating, "Golf Course Will Be Closing March 14th....

  • FUESD teachers rally for pay increase

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) teachers are making their voices heard. The group held a rally Wednesday, March 2, to create public awareness of their struggle for a pay increase. According to teachers' union representatives, the district administration has not budged during the negotiation process. "Two years ago, we had a similar rally," said FUESD teacher representative Ken Ostroske at the beginning of the rally. "This is about the teachers and what you...

  • Marine Corps Trials features adaptive sports for wounded troops

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

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  • Lackey, Martinez, Patterson, Topete honored as FUHSD Students of the Month

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    Cesar Martinez of Ivy High School and Taylor Lackey, Jazmin Patterson, and Jesseca Topete of Fallbrook Union High School were honored as the March Students of the Month for the Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) at a celebratory breakfast held March 3 at the Fallbrook Community Center. After honorees and guests were welcomed to the event by emcee Greg Coppock, FUHSD superintendent Dr. Hugo Pedroza said, "This is definitely what we live for as educators... to see our...

  • Rotary Club provides free books to the Boys & Girls Clubs

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On Wednesday, Feb. 10, members of the Rotary Club of Fallbrook volunteered their afternoon to read and hand out books to the children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County. The Rotarians put the children’s imaginations to work during story time as they read through fun stories such as "Duck in Muck," and "There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea." The children then had the pleasure of choosing their own books to take home. "We’re extremely grateful to the R...

  • Vigil graduates from boot camp

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    SANDIEGO – USMC Private Alex Vigil graduated from an intense 13-week boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego on Jan. 15. Vigil is a 2015 Fallbrook High School graduate who played three years of varsity lacrosse and decided to sit out his senior year to remain healthy for the rigors of Marine Corps boot camp. It has been Vigil's life-long ambition to serve his country as a United States Marine and now that dream has come true. He is currently a...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    Feb. 23 900 block Alturas Rd. Violate domestic court order Feb. 24 300 block W. Dougherty St. Stolen vehicle 4000 block S. Mission Rd. Assistance needed 4000 block S. Mission Rd. Arrest: Vehicle theft; PRCS violation Feb. 25 4100 Holly Lane Child abuse 600 block De Luz Rd. Personate to get money 800 block Olive Ave. Stolen vehicle 700 block Palomino Rd. 5150/Mental disorder Feb. 26 Rainbow Heights Rd. @ Rice Cyn Report of shots fired 38000 block De Luz Rd. Get credit w/other's ID 1400 block S. Mission Rd. Stolen vehicle 6000...

  • Fallbrook Realtors® and affiliates celebrate Read Across America with students

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Realtors® and affiliate members of the North San Diego County Association of Realtors® (NSDCAR), representing the Fallbrook/Bonsall area, took time out of their busy schedules to read to students at Fallbrook Street School in honor of Read Across America Day on March 2. Local Realtors® and affiliates have participated in the event for several years and look forward to sharing the joy of reading with students each year. Fallbrook students joined millions of their pe...

  • Real estate market continues to improve

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Real estate activity shows significant signs of improvement in Fallbrook and Bonsall as the number of homes entering escrow in February foretells of a solid spring 'season' in the coming months, Jerry Kalman, a Realtor® with HomeSmart Legends has reported. The average Fallbrook and Bonsall selling price of $504,000 per home reflected a slight gain over the prior month but a 14 percent drop from a stronger February 2015. Sales volume in the two communities was 16...

  • Celebrate a taste of Ireland on St. Patrick's Day

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    One doesn't have to be Irish to celebrate a taste of the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick's Day! A holiday that seems to bring out merriment and social opportunities, there are certain foods that are synonymous with this annual celebration. Perhaps the two most popular are corned beef and cabbage dinners and Irish Coffee. Try these recipes below and don't forget to put on a bit of Celtic music to dine by! Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner enhanced with Guinness Serves: 6 Ingredients: -...

  • Kiwanis hosts Academy Awards gala for charity

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

  • A glimpse into history by Jack Story

    Jack Story|Updated Mar 10, 2016

    Every now and then I enjoy looking through the pages of early Fallbrook history. The earliest homesteaders, the Reches, Fox's, and Whites, like many of the early settlers in other parts of the land, seemed to be very adventurous and fearless people, willing to meet and overcome whatever obstacles they encountered in an unknown environment. Some of the pioneers had health problems. They did, however, establish a community around the beautiful area that we know as Live Oak Park...

  • God's love comes with humor and music

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

  • Fire consumes house on North Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    A house was fully destroyed by fire this afternoon in Fallbrook. According to North County Fire public information officer John Buchanan, emergency responders received a call about 12:30 p.m. today, Thurs., March 10, regarding a house fire in the 200 block of N. Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook. "When our units got there, the house was fully engulfed in flames, so firefighters had to just protect the surrounding properties," said Buchanan. Buchanan said the house was recently...

  • Spring Fling to benefit senior meals

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Honorary Mayor Sandy Hull, owner of 100 Main, will be putting on the Spring Fling Fashion Show, April 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 198 Bryce Lane. The event benefits the Home Bound Meals program of Fallbrook Senior Center, a nonprofit organization. Tickets at $35 each include lunch and a glass of wine. There will also be a silent auction and an opportunity drawing. Tickets are available for purchase at 100 Main and at Fallbrook Senior Center, 399 Heald L...

  • Sculpture auction to benefit public art

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Art in Public Places will have one of Don Rambadt’s sculptures available for auction at its St. Patrick’s Day celebration and fundraiser on March 17. The event will be held at the Fallbrook School of the Arts from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available online at fallbrookartinpublicplaces.org or at the Fallbrook Art Center and Chamber of Commerce. The event helps keep the non-profit group’s mission alive to purchase and to rotate art on loan for the communi...

  • Crash on Interstate 15 southbound at Gopher Canyon gridlocks morning commute; roadway now open

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    A crash that occurred on southbound Interstate 15 early this morning (Thurs., March 10) gridlocked the morning commute towards San Diego. According to the California Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved in an accident at about 5:45 a.m. on the freeway, near Gopher Canyon Road. "There were some individuals injured in the crash," said the CHP dispatcher, who said none of the injuries were fatalities. The i ncident caused gridlocked traffic on the southbound side, but all...

  • Save the date for Arts in the Park, April 24

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

  • Is defending mitigation and conservation defensible?

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    The Village News recently reported on the Fallbrook Community Forum, the latest incarnation of the old Revitalization Committee, both business oriented, especially toward real estate. There are a couple of problems with this sunny appraisal. Any development, mitigation or conservation action has to be in concert with action to restrain climate change; climate change didn’t make the scoreboard here. “And the owner of a private property can do anything they wish, but violate the law.” Sounds good, but land use, however, is go...

  • Cal Trans responds to residents' input 

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    A shout-out to David at the Cal Trans field office on Hwy.76 and East Vista Way. We went there to make a report, "See something; Say something." On two separate occasions, both in total darkness, we witnessed extremely hazardous events at the intersection of Via Monserate and the recently realigned Hwy. 76. Miraculously, devastating accidents were avoided. Within 36 hours of our visit, there were three tall post lights installed. This considerate and receptive effort will save lives! Thanks, David. Well done! Barb and Chah...

  • Active measures : All Star Physical Therapy puts people on the mend and back on the move

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    Sandra Shrader Special to the Village News When it comes to the human body, physical injury is an equal-opportunity possibility. It doesn’t matter whether you are young, middle-aged, or old, an Olympics-bound athlete or an X-Box warrior, there is a reasonable chance that you may need physical therapy at some time in your life, according to Bill Atkins of All Star Physical Therapy in Fallbrook. "The demand for physical therapy services, or rehabilitative health programs, has b...

  • Residents learn healthy cooking in hands-on class

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

  • Susan Little reunites with mentors, the Chadwicks, at Hanna Salon in Bonsall

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    BONSALL – Successful stylist and previous salon owner Susan Little has reunited with her mentors, John and Suzanne Chadwick, and joined Hanna Salon in Bonsall's River Village. Little uprooted herself from her home and a long, successful career owning a salon in Ann Arbor, Mich. last May to fulfill a dream of living in Fallbrook with her husband, Rob Walker, who is originally from the area. When she finished remodeling their home in Rainbow, she set her sights on finding a n...

  • Make the most of mulching to enrich, insulate soil

    Updated Mar 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – A variety of gardens and lawns can often benefit from the laying of mulch. Mulch serves various purposes, and many experienced lawn and garden enthusiasts lay mulch to ensure their properties make it through spring, summer and fall unscathed. First-time homeowners with little or no landscaping experience may not understand the benefits of mulch, which can be used to strengthen soil and protect properties from the elements. What is mulch? Mulch refers to a m...

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