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Articles from the April 18, 2024 edition

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  • Male arrested for being under the influence on Main Ave.

    Village News Staff - AC Investigations|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    At 9 am this morning, Tuesday, 4-23-24, a call came in for a group of guys being under the influence in the 300 N. Main vicinity. When Sheriffs arrived, two men left on foot and one was arrested for 647F UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRUGS/ALCOHOL.

  • Traffic Collision Causes Injuries and Damage

    Updated Apr 20, 2024

    A traffic collision at the intersection of Winter Haven Road and South Mission Road resulted in multiple injuries and significant property damage when one vehicle, a sedan, crashed through a concrete wall Saturday morning, 04/20/24. The incident occurred around 9:52 a.m. local time, according to CHP reports. Reports indicate two vehicles were involved in the collision, one of which was described as a Ford pickup truck, the other a sedan. According to reports on scene, the pickup truck was t-boned by the sedan. According to...

  • FVCC shows cars for seniors at annual event

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – On Saturday April 13, Fallbrook Skilled Nursing resumed its long-held tradition of inviting family and friends of their residents and patients to their annual BBQ luncheon for all, with hamburgers and hot dogs, salads, desserts, all the fixings. A petting zoo was had for all the grandkids in attendance. The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club put 14 classic cars on display for guests and patients to take pictures with the cars, in the cars, and reminiscing with the o...

  • The Santa Margarita Watershed leads to the ocean

    Roger Boddaert, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Watersheds are land areas that drain water through the streams, creeks, lakes, and rivers to a common low point, and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Margarita Watershed is one of 11 within San Diego County. It begins east of the Palomar Mountains near Oak Grove, and that water flows into Riverside County down through Temecula, into the Santa Margarita River and forks through Camp Pendleton and into the Pacific ocean. The complexity of this water-flow is important to...

  • BHS counselor named High School Counselor of the Year

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    BONSALL – On Friday, March 22, the entire faculty, staff, and student body of Bonsall High School conspired to surprise their beloved high school counselor, Eryn Barker (nee Kjelland). Barker was told she had a meeting regarding the Bonsall High School Early College Program which she launched in partnership with Palomar College's Fallbrook campus. In reality, Barker was being presented with the High School Counselor of the Year Award given by the San Diego County Department o...

  • AC Investigations reunites loved ones

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Private investigator Tony Campbell from AC Investigations took a call from a 78-year-old woman, Angela, out of Riverside recently. "She was desperately concerned about her ex-boyfriend, Bill, who she hadn't heard from for some time except some rumors that he was homeless in Oceanside, possibly living in an RV," Campbell said. He said she had even heard that he was a "vegetable." "She still cared about him and just wanted to make sure he was OK," he said. "They were in a relati...

  • Avocado Festival is back for 37th year

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Along with the traditional avocado-related contests and activities, this year's Avocado Festival is featuring more local musicians, food and drink providers, growers and artists. Entertainment at the Main Stage will be provided by local groups Soul remedy, Raiz Muzik, and The Gin n' Tonix. Other performers include ballet folklorico groups, belly dancing and a jazz band. The Beer & Wine Garden will offer beer from Oscar's Brewing CO., wine from Fallbrook And Adobe Hill, and...

  • Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens: 40 years of love, legacy, and dreams

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    In the beautiful countryside of Fallbrook, amid rolling hills with vibrant citrus and avocado trees, thousands of acres of floral agriculture, and a town established in the 1800s, lies Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens – a cherished destination celebrating 40 years of love, legacy, and dreams fulfilled. What began as Beverly McDougal's vision has blossomed into an iconic estate renowned across the world. A dream takes root Bev McDougal, a Fallbrook resident with a passion f...

  • New ambulance now in service

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    North County Fire Protection District dedicated its new advanced life-support ambulance at Fire Station 1 on April 10. Besides members of the NCFPD board, attendees included staff and board members of the Fallbrook Regional Health District which paid for almost half of the cost of the ambulance. Fire Chief Keith McReynolds said, "It has been a long time since we put one (ambulance) in service, in decades." He joined the district in 1990, when there were five engines and three...

  • Learn to build better soil with FGC

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Cindy Sparks Bruecks, a master gardener of San Diego County for over 20 years, will speak on "Bad Dirt to Good Dirt: Building Better Soil" at Fallbrook Garden Club's general meeting Tuesday, April 30. She is a sustainable landscape expert and an edible landscape trainer. Sparks Bruecks spends her time, when not in the garden, speaking to garden groups and staffing the master gardener hotline, which is open 24 hours a day where gardeners can leave a recording w...

  • Piece of local history up for auction

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary's Whiskers & Tails Resale Gift Boutique will hold a silent auction for a vintage Fallbrook Landmarks Blanket. Bidding opened (in store) Monday, April 15 and the winner will be announced Sunday, April 21 at the close of the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. The store will be open during the festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 746 South Main Ave. All proceeds will benefit local animals-in-need at Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and are tax d...

  • Warriors shut out Sage Creek, 14-0

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

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  • VFW Post 1924 to hold Memorial Day Ceremony at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Charles E. Swisher Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924 will be holding its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, at the Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery located at 1177 Santa Margarita Drive. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. The ceremony will include our 2023-24 Voice of Democracy essay winner Madeline Hall and Honorary Guest Speaker Retired Air Force Lt Col Kenneth Munson. The Fallbrook Garden Club will once again be generously providing flowers for attendees to place on the g...

  • Warriors second in league boys tennis standings

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    A pair of 10-8 losses to league champion Rancho Buena Vista prevented Fallbrook High School from winning the 2024 Valley League boys tennis championship. The Warriors finished the season with a league record of 6-2 while Rancho Buena Vista was 8-0 in league play. Fallbrook was 9-5 overall during the dual match portion of the season. "We played well," said Fallbrook coach Bill Lenaway. A high school tennis match consists of each of a school's three singles players contesting...

  • Warriors reach CIF girls basketball semifinals

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Fallbrook High School’s girls basketball team won the Warriors’ third Valley League championship in four years and the reached the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section Division I playoffs. The Warriors won all 10 of their Valley League games, entered the post-season with a 21-7 overall record, and won two playoff games before losing to top-seeded Cathedral Catholic. “I had really no expectations,” said Fallbrook coach Trae Harrison. Claire Nordeen was Fallbrook’s only senior starter, and the entire team had only three sen...

  • Phillip Thomas

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Phillip Thomas died March 19, 2024, at the age of 84 at Palomar Health Center due to complications of pneumonia. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, Feb. 2, 1940, to Victor and Eunice Thomas, the youngest of five children. He grew up in San Diego and was a gymnast and a lifeguard in his youth. He received a B.S. in physiology from BYU and then served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. He married Marcia "Jill" Banke in 1969. They lived in Houston while Phil worked for NASA during...

  • Paul Goldring Garrett

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Paul Goldring Garrett was born April 18, 1926, in Los Angeles, California to Tillie and Max Goldring. He passed away peacefully at home on March 18, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. Paul graduated from UCLA. He was a kind, gentle, intelligent man who loved his family and friends and big family gatherings. His storytelling ability and "Paul-isms" were always a welcomed gift he enjoyed sharing. He also enjoyed road trips, driving throughout the United States and Canada taking...

  • Maie Ellis Elementary holds Leadership Day

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Maie Ellis Elementary School welcomed parents and community members on March 21 for its highly anticipated Leadership Day, offering a firsthand glimpse into the innovative educational practices and leadership development initiatives flourishing within its walls. The day commenced with the warmth of student greeters stationed at the entrance, setting a welcoming tone for the event. Parents and visitors were guided on a campus tour by these student ambassadors, g...

  • AAUW has a conversation with an author

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

  • New virtual public charter school program offers K-10 option in Southern California

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    TEMECULA – Connections Academy at Springs, a new tuition-free online public charter school program, will begin operating for the 2024-2025 school year in partnership with Springs Charter Schools, a network of public charter schools in Southern California offering tuition-free, WASC-accredited and personalized learning curriculum. Open to students in grades K-10 living in Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, Connections Academy at Springs is enrolling for its inaugural a...

  • 'Hearts Full of Song ' to be sung a cappella

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    RANCHO SANTA FE – Pacific Coast Harmony will present "Hearts Full of Song," a show of modern four-part a cappella harmony music Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5967 La Sendita, in Rancho Santa Fe. The music spans the "Great American Songbook," Broadway theater and film, popular songs and beyond. A highlight of the show will be a special appearance by Frequency, a student-run, tenor-bass a cappella group from University of California San D...

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