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Articles from the May 9, 2017 edition


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  • Sheriff's log

    Updated May 9, 2017

    Address Date Description 1400 block Knoll Park Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/19/2017 Spousal/cohabitant abuse with minor injury 38500 block Harris Trl., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/19/2017 Possess controlled substance 11100 block SR-76, Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/19/2017 Get credit/etc. other's ID 800 block S. Main Ave., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/21/2017 Possess controlled substance 1400 block Alturas Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/22/2017 Simple battery 400 block Hillcrest Ln., Fallbrook, CA 92028 4/23/2017 Arrest: Battery 800 block S. Main...

  • Fallbrook Newcomers Club extends invite to May 11 meeting

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Residents new to the Fallbrook area are invited to attend the Fallbrook Newcomers Club meeting on Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will learn about Fallbrook’s French Frolic Garden and how to use permaculture techniques on their own property – no matter how large or small. The techniques allow people to save money while still getting excellent results. The speaker at the April meeting was Camp Pendleton museum director Faye Jonason, who gave an overv...

  • Writers Read features Fallbrookian Tucker, author of 'Chandra’s Cosmos'

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, a free monthly author series and open mic, is pleased to present Wallace Tucker and his new book, “Chandra’s Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA’s Premier X-Ray Observatory,” on Tuesday, May 9. Tucker, co-founder and chairman for 24 years of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, is science spokesperson for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s Chandra X-ray Center. In “Chandra’s Cosmos,” he use...

  • Fallbrook Blanket Project donates creations to fundraisers

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Blanket Project has donated items to the upcoming charitable fundraisers: the Boys and Girls Club of North County's Black and White Ball, April 29; REINS and Foundation for Senior Care's joint event, Horses, Hats & Hope, A Kentucky Derby Party, May 6; the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center's Hats in the Garden, May 6; and the Murphy and Murphy Golf Tournament benefiting the Fallbrook Food Pantry, May 26. The Fallbrook Blanket Project also donated to...

  • 'Spring for Sarah' to raise funds for cancer fight

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – With a high wattage smile and a hug for anyone within arm’s reach, the only thing giving away the fact that Sarah Girgis has been in a fight for her life is a bright orange headband wrapped around a scalp with stubble-like growth on the top of her head. Her thin frame hints at the nausea from the countless rounds of chemotherapy and, most recently, major surgery around her right eye in an effort to harness the stubborn and extremely rare cancer that refuses to bud...

  • Potter students honored at Rotary meeting

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Potter Jr. High Principal Brian Frost presented Students of the Month to the Rotary Club of Fallbrook at a recent weekly luncheon. Avery Lundgren and Felipe Reyes were recognized for implementing the "Seven Habits of Effective People" in their daily lives and for making a positive difference with their peers at school. Both students shared aspirations that include going into the legal and medical professions and both have the motivation and commitment to make t...

  • Fallbrook residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Updated May 9, 2017

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Fallbrook residents Alejandro Contreras and Jennifer Partnow were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Contreras and Partnow are both students at San Diego State University. They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 p...

  • Holy Guaca-Moly, the best way to eat avocado

    Updated May 9, 2017

    Perhaps the most popular way to eat avocados is in guacamole, a dish first created by the Aztecs in the area now known as Mexico. Guacamole is featured on the menu for many events, especially Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo. To make this dish, avocados are peeled, cut in half, pitted and chopped, then mashed with tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon or lime juice, chili or cayenne pepper, cilantro or basil, and jalapeno for those who like it hot. Fallbrook resident George...

  • Make sure a property's assessed value is correct

    Updated May 9, 2017

    Nathaniel Sillin Special to The Village News Some homeowners can't wait to see the assessed value of their home drop. In fact, they'll tell you the bigger the drop, the better. Why? Your property taxes depend on your tax rate and your property's current market value, which is determined by a local assessor. You can't dispute the tax rate, but you may be able to show why the assessed value is too high. An appeal that results in a lower value could save you money for years to come. Find out when you can file an appeal Start...

  • Residents urged to keep Fallbrook beautiful

    Updated May 9, 2017

    Many people move to Fallbrook – "out to the country" – because it is beautiful, but keeping it beautiful can be a problem. As Fallbrook's population has grown, as well as the traffic flowing through it, the amount of trash littering sidewalks and roadways has also multiplied. Increased traffic in and out of Fallbrook has led to a mess the length of Mission Road. Fallbrook native Jan Sholes has spent five years trying to keep Fallbrook clean. She picks up trash regularly and reminds people to not litter and to pick up aft...

  • Music, travel and horses featured in library events

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Library will host several free events in May, including concerts, lectures, book discussions and a Haitian immigration panel discussion. - Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Fallbrook Library present Dr. David Earl Williams aka Dr. Horse, who will discuss his career working with domestic and wild horses. - Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m. – Bob Freaney and Friends perform classical music with special guest Lynn Killingsworth who will play music from her upcoming performance at the Longi...

  • Keel is winner of People's Choice Award in Art of the Avocado

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The winner of the People’s Choice Award in the Art of the Avocado competition, sponsored by Delos Eyer, previous owner of La Caseta Fine Mexican Food, is Terie Keel of Julian for her entry "Avocado Festival". Keel's picture also won first place in the 2-D Category as well as the Brandon Gallery Director’s Award. There were a of total of 528 people that visited the gallery to vote for People’s Choice Award since the hanging of the show – April 3 through the end o...

  • Photos from Cuba featured in art show

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Brandon Gallery is very excited to announce its next show, “Cuba”, running from through May 31. This show features the stunning photographs of Robert Kaler who specializes in landscape, automobile, motorcycle, and vintage architectural photography using high dynamic resolution techniques to create unique, award-winning images on metal using dye sublimation. Kaler and his wife, Diana, have traveled worldwide to seek out iconic images that touch people not only...

  • Z Cafe now displaying artwork of Scott Thom

    Updated May 9, 2017

    BONSALL – A new show featuring Fallbrook artist Scott Thom opened May 1 at the Z Cafe in River Village in Bonsall. All are invited to drop by and visit with Thom at a reception on Saturday, May 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thom has been a professional artist since 1973. He has produced album covers and advertising imagery as well as fine art airbrush paintings on canvas. His art comes directly from his imagination so it has spiritual and fantastical qualities. Thom loves space as w...

  • Roadway safety is everyone’s responsibility

    Updated May 9, 2017

    SACRAMENTO – With warmer weather on the way, motorcycle riders will be gearing up and taking to California’s roadways. The month of May is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will work together all month long to help reduce the number of motorcycle fatal and injury collisions and to promote roadway safety through education and awareness. California Department of Motor Vehicles data reports there are over 884,000 registered mot...

  • Animal Services wrangles big backyard rattler

    Updated May 9, 2017

    Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office It’s spring and it seems everyone is enjoying the sunshine, even snakes. A Rancho Peñasquitos couple found a red diamond rattler in their backyard recently and called County Animal Services for help. Animal Control Officer Joni Palumbo responded to the call. She’s handled snake calls before but never with a snake this large. The snake was estimated to be about four feet long. Palumbo took the rattler away from the home and returned it to the wild in a canyon nearby. Sinc...

  • Spacing tasks out can make spring cleaning easier

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Warmer days are here and what better way to spend them than cleaning? Although enjoying the great outdoors is probably high on many a to-do list come spring, by the end of winter, homes can probably do with a much-needed overhaul. Owners and renters can rely on temperate days to throw open the windows and engage in some easy spring-cleaning projects. The earlier one begins spring cleaning, the more quickly he or she will be able to head outside and bask in the warm spring sun. Spring cleaning tasks can be s...

  • State Water Board rescinds mandatory conservation standards

    Updated May 9, 2017

    SACRAMENTO – On April 26, the State Water Resources Control Board rescinded the water supply “stress test” requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers while keeping in place the water use reporting requirements and prohibitions against wasteful practices. The action by State Water Board executive director Tom Howard was in response to Governor Brown’s announcement earlier this month ending the drought state of emergency and transitioning to a permanent framework for making water c...

  • Affordable health screenings coming to Fallbrook

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Residents living in and around the Fallbrook are can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Screenings can check for: - The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health - HDL and LDL cholesterol levels - Diabetes risk - Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis - Kidney and thyroid function Community Baptist Church w...

  • FRHD to hold second town hall meeting May 10

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) will hold its second town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the Fallbrook Public Utility District, 990 E. Mission Road. The first one was hosted during a regular board meeting April 12 and attracted more than 100 interested residents to hear about future plans for community health. The FRHD Board of Directors sought public feedback on the sale of public land at 624 E. Elder Street, formerly operating as the Fallbrook Hospital and its annex buildings. T...

  • Vaccines help protect children from disease

    Updated May 9, 2017

    José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Fourteen. This is the number of vaccines children should get over their first 18 months to avoid getting sick. The County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date with immunizations. “Vaccines offer the best protection against disease,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Parents should make sure their children start their shots on time and stay on schedule. Immunizations prevent...

  • Gross hits grand slam and drives in all seven runs for Warriors

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Michael Gross hit a grand slam and drove in all seven runs for Fallbrook High School during a boys varsity baseball game against San Pasqual on April 21. Gross connected for his grand slam in the top of the third inning. The two-out blast – Gross' first career home run – gave Fallbrook a 4-0 lead. San Pasqual scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead. The Warriors tied the game in the fifth on a run-scoring double by Gross, and then...

  • Hanlon, Ewig win six-dive events at Fallbrook April Dive Invitational

    Updated May 9, 2017

    Kelly Hanlon and Cameron Ewig won their events at the Fallbrook April Dive Invitational meet last month at the Fallbrook High School pool. Hanlon won the girls six-dive event while Ewig had the highest boys six-dive score. Both are Fallbrook High School sophomores. Hanlon had a score of 140.40 points. The second-place diver, Amelia Johnson, is a senior at Oasis High School who dives for Fallbrook High School under the CIF's Multi-School Teams Status policy which allows student...

  • Warriors tame Mustangs 3-1 in varsity volleyball match

    Updated May 9, 2017

  • Fleetwood Max!, Del Rio Country head entertainment lineup at Vintage Car Show

    Updated May 9, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Fleetwood Max! – San Diego's finest Fleetwood Mac Tribute – and Del Rio Country will serve as the entertainment headliners at the 2017 Fallbrook Vintage Car Show, which will be held Sunday, May 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pala Mesa Resort. Performances will be held at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Between the bands' performances, the Fallbrook High School Jazz Ensemble will play selections carefully selected to complement the car show experience. This...

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