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Articles from the April 28, 2017 edition


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  • Roy Moosa shares innovative plans for improving downtown Fallbrook

    Nathalie Taylor, Special to the Village News|Updated Oct 11, 2018

    “Downtown is the heart of any town.” - Roy Moosa Every town needs someone like Roy Moosa. The owner and broker of Sun Realty since 1995, he’s also involved in volunteer groups – mainly as a leader. He heads up the Fallbrook Revitalization Council, is president of the Fallbrook Village Association, president of Fallbrook Historical Society, and president of the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club. Moosa is also an elected member of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group and serves at se...

  • Avocados celebrated with festival

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

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  • Proposed solar facility causes residents concern

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    Fallbrook residents living near the Valley Oak Mobile Park have raised concerns over a possible solar facility that could be installed as a way to offset the mobile park’s electrical bill. During a recent Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG) board meeting, residents brought up their fears, with some citing visual and health concerns. The uneasiness expressed by residents caused the FCPG to motion for a continuance on the application, which would allow for the residents, property owners, and county staff to develop a p...

  • FUHS listed as a 2017 California Gold Ribbon School

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    Fallbrook Union High School (FUHS) was recently named a 2017 Gold Ribbon School by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Fallbrook’s public high school was one of 276 middle and high schools that were honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. “These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” state superintendent Tom Torlakson said. “I look forward to traveling the...

  • Ammunition Road sidewalks, Clemens Lane Park selected for funding

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    The projects selected for 2017-18 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding include sidewalks along a segment of Ammunition Road and improvements to Clemmens Lane Park. The adoption of the County of San Diego's 2017-18 annual funding plan for CDBG, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs includes $266,721 to construct sidewalks along the south side of Ammunition Road between Alturas Road and South Mission Road, and $257,083 to design and construct...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    Address Date Description Category 5100 block Minneola Dr., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/4/2017 Grand theft Burglary 300 block E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/4/2017 Found narcotic; narcotic seizure Drugs 900 block E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/7/2017 Battery Battery 5700 block Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/9/2017 Battery Battery 1500 block Silver Birch Ln., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/9/2017 Recovery of stolen vehicle Motor 1100 block S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/10/2017 Missing juvenile/runaway...

  • Welcome spring with Encore Club

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Encore Club recently enjoyed the spring "Mad Hatters" Luncheon beautifully hosted by their Newcomers sister organization. The decor and the hats of many guests reflected the theme, with wonderful originality. It was a very special opportunity to mix with friends from the Newcomers Club and was a real hit with everyone! Additional springtime social events will include the May 5 "Cinco do Mayo" evening gathering at the home of a member. These "...

  • Senior center breaks ground for exercise area

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

  • Democratic Club donates to Fallbrook Food Pantry

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

  • California Governor Jerry Brown signs 'landmark' transportation bill

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    According to a press release issued by the office of Governor Jerry Brown, the governor signed the Transportation Bill into law Friday, April 28. "Moving to fill potholes, smooth thousands of miles of pavement, repair bridges and strengthen public transportation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California," the press release reported. Brown and the legislature have come under fire by many thanks to the plan which increases the...

  • Fallbrook Woman’s Club makes charitable contributions

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club provided donations to Fallbrook charities at its annual Giving Back luncheon April 11. Each year the Woman’s Club raises funds through a variety of projects such as a spring time Rummage/Attic sale, two Mah Jongg tournaments in January and June, the Carriage Players Mystery Play (which will be held May 6), renting of the Clubhouse located at 238 W. Mission Road, as well as many other smaller projects. This year the club was able to provi...

  • Toastmasters Open House to be held on Camp Pendleton

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Village Toastmasters invite the military and their family, retirees, veterans, DoD civilians or contractors, and the general public (all over the age of 18) as guests to attend their Open House on May 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the CNATT DET building located at 2220 10th Street, on Camp Pendleton. This year’s theme is: "Transition, Communicate and Succeed like a Leader!" The Fallbrook Village Toastmasters welcome everyone to come and see how Toa...

  • Participants still wanted for 1 Love Reggae Art Festival

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – There is still time to purchase 1 Love Reggae and Art Festival tickets for the May 20 fundraiser at Casa Estrella. The event will include great music, local vendors, live art, local artists and delicious south of the boarder cuisine. There is also still time to become a sponsor, have a vendor booth or artist space. General admission tickets are on sale now at Casa Estrella, Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, Windermere Homes and Kim Steel & Associates. For festival or ticket information, call (760) 525-5033 or (...

  • Bird club to learn about 'Avian Genetics'

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, will host speaker Johan Otter for a talk on "Avian Genetics". Attendees will learn why baby birds are the colors they are and which birds should not be bred to each other. The meeting is Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus in Vista. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.ncabirdclub.com....

  • Fallbrook Quilt Guild to host Bommarito

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Quilt Guild will host Stephania Bommarito at its meeting on Thursday, May 4. Bommarito's expertise includes using special techniques to enhance and personalize quilts. Bommarito incorporates various methods to add tactile and visual interest to quilts as well as couture garments. Findings ways to dye, print, stamp, stencil or scrunch to add folksiness and individuality to her creations has always fascinated her since she began her quilting journey as a young girl. Bommarito will present a display o...

  • Fallbrook Democratic Club to hear about climate change

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Democratic Club’s monthly meeting will be held Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Eve Simmons, addressing “Political Changes and our Climate”. She will help examine climate change legislation, policies and practices, including advocacy and actions citizens can take. And environmental advocate, keynote speaker and lobbyist, Simmons has lectured on climate change/disruption for decades and has lobbied for action on these issues both locally...

  • Ann Patchett to speak at Community Read

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The 14th Annual Friends of Fallbrook Library’s Community Read will feature award winning author Ann Patchett discussing her current bestseller “Commonwealth”. The event, which will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, will start with a social hour, where guests will be able to enjoy desserts, drinks and other Community Read related activities with the author. Immediately following, Patchett will share insight about this latest bestseller, and the event will conclude with an opportunity to purc...

  • Patrick Kiley Sovacool

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    Patrick Kiley Sovacool, age 36, was born on March 4, 1981 and passed away on April 20, 2017. He was the second of five children born to Lt Col. (Ret.) Michael and Mary Kay Sovacool of Fallbrook, Calif. Patrick was born in Parma, Ohio. He grew up a military brat and traveled across the United States as a child. In 1992 his family settled in Fallbrook. Pat attended Potter Junior High and Fallbrook High School. He graduated with the class of 1999. After graduating from high schoo...

  • Mary Virginia Myers Clark

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    Mary Virginia Myers Clark, recently of Fallbrook, aged 94, died on April 11, 2017 in Corte Madera, Calif. Mary was born August 16, 1922 in Bellville, Ohio; the only surviving child of Gaylord Myers and Natalie Rutherford. She attended public schools in Bellville, graduating in 1940 from Bellville HS, and went on to graduate from Ohio University, as Legacy Family, with a B.S. degree in home economics. She was a school teacher who worked for the Red Cross during the later years...

  • Bette Dennis

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    On March 19, 2017, Bette Dennis, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She lived an active and family-centered life in Southern California. Bette Mae Evans was the second youngest of five children born to Edgar and Clara Evans May 1, 1921 on a small farm near Oklahoma City. Bette grew up picking berries on the family farm and rode a horse to school as a young girl, eventually graduating from Putnam City High School....

  • Public meeting on nuclear waste facility to be held in Oceanside May 4

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    OCEANSIDE − The California Coastal Commission (CCC) recently approved the permit to bury 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste only 100 feet from the beach and only inches over the high-tide mark. “After careful review of the CCC permit, I became thoroughly convinced that the construction of this nuclear storage facility (ISFSI) at this location should be blocked, so we filed this lawsuit shortly after approval on October 6, 2015," said Ray Lutz, national coordinator of Citizens Oversight engineer. "By blocking this permit, we...

  • A pothole in the wallet

    Updated Apr 28, 2017

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Special interests and bought-off legislators recently passed the largest gasoline tax increase in California history. And not one new highway mile will be built to help reduce congestion, not one. Last session, I introduced AB X1-14 during the transportation special session called by the governor. It required a formal commitment in the State Budget General Fund to provide $1 billion annually for transportation without raising taxes or...