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Articles from the March 24, 2016 edition


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  • Interdistrict transfer timeline at FUHSD frustrates parents

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Parents who are interested in removing students from Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) for the 2016-2017 school year have been expressing frustration by the delay in the interdistrict transfer process. According to FUHSD assistant superintendent Jose Iñiguez, Fallbrook High’s interdistrict transfer dates are guided by state law. "Educational code is pretty explicit about what the dates are," said Iniguez. "There is a difference in the amount of time a district has to reply to parents when they request a tr...

  • Oasis High School receives six-year accreditation status from WASC

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Oasis High School announced recently that the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) granted Oasis with a six-year accreditation status at a winter 2016 meeting. According to Oasis principal Melissa Marovich, "ACS WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. Every six years, schools conduct a self-study and host a visiting committee who are tasked with reviewing and assessing the report written by the school."...

  • Proposed new commercial center faces many hurdles

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Tom Ferrall The proposed "Mission Canyon Center Project," which would place a gas station, food mart, drive-thru restaurant, and other commercial businesses in the vacant canyon located just north of the intersection of East Mission Road and Interstate 15 in Fallbrook, faces many major hurdles. Members of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG) informed Robert Faudoa, Jr., president of Gary Engineering, Inc., and his clients, Hy Sao and Sudhir Patel, of the numerous obst...

  • Rotary Club of Fallbrook distributes funds to 24 organizations

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Rotary Club of Fallbrook made it possible this year for 24 charitable organizations to further their worthy work. On Thursday, March 10, the Rotarians held its annual funds distribution luncheon and announced that they were giving a total of $59,000 to support those efforts. According to Fallbrook Rotary funds distribution chairman, Tom Koehler, 15 local nonprofit organizations and one international group accepted checks in person at the event. "Rotary Club of Fallbrook...

  • Walking with the risen Christ

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Pastor Steve Slater Living Waters Christian Fellowship Special to the Village News One of the many perks of living in Fallbrook is the availability of great hiking trails. Can you recall a walk you took that will always be a great memory? I remember the time our family went to the Grand Canyon (I also remember the time we drove by a sign that said, "20 miles from the Grand Canyon!" I told my family "we don’t have time to stop right now"... that is a story for another day). A...

  • St. Vincent de Paul donations help the community

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – St. Vincent de Paul, a local nonprofit organization, recently presented donations to two other nonprofits in Fallbrook. Proceeds from the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store were donated to the Fallbrook A Leer/Reading program, a community-supported service project, and the Foundation for Senior Care, which provides programs and resources that enable seniors to lead a more active and meaningful life. The thrift store is located at 520 S. Main Ave. and is open 10 a...

  • New sign dedicated at Ivy High School

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On March 11, Ivy High School erected a new sign and held a dedication ceremony for it. According to Ivy principal Melissa Marovich, "When Ivy High School moved to its current site in 1978, then-principal Harry Vix and a few students created the sign in the Fallbrook High woodshop. Mr. Vix had been a wood shop teacher before becoming the Ivy principal. The sign was bricked into place in 1979, where it stood until Ivy's 2014 remodel." "By 2014, the Ivy sign was in p...

  • FHS cheer celebrates another great year

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On March 7, the enthusiastic FHS Cheer Board, headed by president Shanelle Jones, hosted the end-of-year banquet at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort with a Disney Princesses theme. Coach Escely Marr was honored for being a fantastic coach, especially with the challenges of being new this year and having to unexpectedly coach both varsity and JV squads. Coach Marr gave special recognition and thanks to the varsity cheer captains and all of the seniors for "really guid...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    March 8 1000 block S. Main Ave. Cited: Posses controlled substance S. Old Hwy 395 @ Pala Rd. Arrest: Two warrants; get credit other's IDs (6); personate to make other liable March 9 2000 block Rio Vista Dr. Get credit w/other's ID March 10 200 block N. Stage Coach Ln. Fire 4500 block Olive Hill Rd. Recover stolen vehicle 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found narcotics March 11 1100 block S. Mission Rd. Threaten w/firearm 900 block Quail Knoll Rd. Vandalism 100 block S. Main Ave. Petty theft 6900 block W. Lilac Rd. Grand theft 9800...

  • Phase one of Circa De Loma now complete

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – KirE Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase at Circa De Loma. This private and gated community, is among the citrus and avocado orchards of Fallbrook. The public is invited to visit these two-plus acre, suburban home sites Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5218 Circa De Loma. The possibilities are endless at these 10 distinctively designed new suburban home sites. Interested buyers need to act q...

  • Yama – Creating bold and intense sushi dishes

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Establishing a pleasant dining experience is at the heart of what Steve and Jenny do at Yama Restaurant and Sushi Bar. They are the congenial owners of this cheerful restaurant that features a wide variety of Japanese foods including sushi, noodles, soups, and even some beef. They purchased the thriving business a little over a year ago and are carrying on the tradition of excellence. This hard-working couple is happy when they make their patrons happy. "We try to make our...

  • Coming-of-age musical takes the stage at Fallbrook High School

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

  • Fire captain forges a new link between Fallbrook and Temecula

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    A fire captain who has one foot in Temecula and another in Fallbrook might help forge a new link between the nearby communities. But the appointment of Gregory Mann to a key Temecula post will also help underscore the contrasts between the communities that once mirrored each other along a remote stretch of a winding, two-lane roadway. "There are a lot of differences," Mann noted during a recent interview. "There isn’t a lot of crossover. They are different animals." The two c...

  • Lady Warriors compete against Sage Creek

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

  • Wedding event thief to be sentenced to 7 years in prison

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    SAN DIEGO - A woman who stole from brides, bridesmaids, and others at four recent weddings in San Diego County (including the Fallbrook area) is scheduled to be sentenced today, Thurs., March 24, to seven years behind bars. Denise Gunderson, 50, plead guilty to two counts of grand theft and identity theft. She had faced 19 years in state prison if convicted of the 25 charges leveled against her. Prosecutors said Gunderson went into unsecured rooms at wedding venues and stole the wallets of those taking part in the ceremonies....

  • Bark in the Park - for the love of canines

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

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  • St. Patrick's art fundraiser is like a pot o' gold

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

  • Planning Commission supports rezone and General Plan Amendment for Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    The county's Planning Commission provided its support for a rezone and General Plan Amendment for the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens. The Planning Commission's 7-0 vote March 11 recommends changing the zoning to C42 (Visitor Serving Commercial) for all eight parcels which comprise the Grand Tradition property and a General Plan Amendment for two of those parcels from Village Residential 2 (which includes a density of two dwelling units per acre) to General Commercial....

  • Irene Kathrine Manring

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Her passing, at 85 years of age, culminated a life of devotion to her family and to her friends. She was born July 20, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey. She came to California with her husband, Earle Poronto, who served in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton. She became a riding instructor at the base stables and later started a boarding\riding stable in Vista. She then studied interior design and was an interior decorator...

  • Swimm to demonstrate oil painting April 14

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Artist Tom Swimm will be doing a demonstration of his oil painting techniques at the April 14 meeting of the Fallbrook Art Association at the School of the Arts at 5:30 p.m. Born and raised on the East Coast, Swimm had a successful career as an advertising commercial artist in New York, then resettled in Southern California. Inspired by the light and the landscape of the West Coast, he renewed his passion for painting and was accepted for his first exhibition in t...

  • Democratic Club to hear from Jess Durfee

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Democratic Club will be holding its next meeting on Thursday, April 7 at the Hilltop Center, 331 Elder Street. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; meeting begins at 7. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Jess Durfee, the Democratic National Committee member chair. He is also on the Democratic Party Voter Services Committee and chair emeritus of the San Diego Democratic Party. He will speak regarding the direction of the national election, the p...

  • SOF oversees tree pruning and the Big Dig finale

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Save Our Forest (SOF) finds the winter and spring months to be a very busy time of the year. It is the time to evaluate and arrange for pruning of the Fallbrook community forest. These services are made possible by the citizens of Fallbrook who donate to support this non-profit organization. Jackie Heyneman, chairman of SOF, said "When you see the professional pruning company on our streets, it is your dollars at work." This year more than 35 trees were pruned. T...

  • Girl Scout project brings carbon monoxide detectors to residents

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Members of Girl Scout troop 4042 are working towards their Silver Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. They have chosen to raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide in their community, and install carbon monoxide detectors at no charge for those who need them. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced when a material burns or is released when a gas appliance isn’t working correctly. It also becomes a proble...

  • A gem of a High Tea

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Don't miss a fine High Tea at Fallbrook's own Tea Lane, tucked in the back of Jackson Square, downtown. I've had many High Teas and this is at the top of my list! If you are not up to High Tea, proprietor Elaine prepares other delicious items including soups and salads. The scones (yes, they have gluten free ones) are sensational and you can buy them to take home. Food ingredients are home grown including the navel oranges used to make the vinaigrette salad dressing. The charming ambiance and delectable food make for an...

  • Monkey see, monkey do

    Updated Mar 24, 2016

    Have you had a friend whose spelling skill was driven by the way they hear words pronounced? The result is often spelling embarrassment. Same is true for persons who declare their intent to be a professional, for instance, without understanding the structure and detailed processes necessary to meet professional standards of excellence. The same is true of running the government of the fourth largest nation in the world and its 315 million people. The scale, scope and processes are staggering and beyond the belief of all but a...

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