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  • Football boosters award scholarship, plans fundraiser

    Updated May 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Football Boosters, Inc. (FFB) donates a $1000 scholarship to one graduating Fallbrook High School football athlete each school year. Applicants are asked to submit a three paragraph essay answering the following question "How has playing high school football had a positive impact on your life?" by a set due date (the due date this year was April 23). The applicant with the best written essay (correct grammar, spelling, paragraph structure and u...

  • Boutique event space Modern Love opens in Fallbrook

    Updated May 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Located in the historic Real Hotel building and just above Harry's Sports Bar, Modern Love Furniture Rental has quickly become the place for residents to hold their intimate get togethers, business meetings, and private events. Offering unbeatable ambiance and a specific theme in each of its five rooms, Modern Love is more than a vibe, it is an ever changing and evolving escape from the everyday. The owners, Melinda Sparks and Emily Keller, said they have had t...

  • Pianist Gach to perform at Fallbrook Library

    Updated May 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Freaney and Friends second free May concert will be held Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fallbrook Library. Freaney's guest will be pianist Peter Gach. Gach premiered works by Southern California composers and actively commissions new music for the piano. Performances of works by many of these composers are featured in the CD "Fresh Piano," which he has recorded for the Innova label. Gach has also recorded the music of Chopin and Scott J...

  • Free lessons in flying radio controlled planes start May 22

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Palomar Radio Control Flyers are hosting free flight lessons on Mondays from 5 p.m. until sunset, weather permitting, May 22 to July 31. Anyone interested can register for lessons at www.palomarrcflyers.com. The group will provide the airplanes, so, if someone is not sure they want to get into the hobby, they don't spend money on an airplane now. Members of the group will train newcomers on their planes...then, when the students get hooked...they'll guide them in the right direction for their first plane, o...

  • FBA to host first Star Party May 19

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance announces its partnership with the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District for their First Star Party, an event aimed at raising awareness about the critical importance of preserving the dark skies. As people gaze up at the stars, it's easy to forget the impact of light pollution, which is quickly erasing these natural wonders from their view. However, this issue goes far beyond aesthetics, with light pollution having a d...

  • Through My Garden Gate: Jungle plants for your patio – The Staghorns

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Roger Boddaert Horticulturist/Arborist The fern family is a large collection of plants with native habitats from faraway places like Africa, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Australia and South America. Within the Fern family lives the platycerium, “Staghorn Fern,” clan. These are epiphytic plants which attach themselves to tree trunks and branches. Their spores, found on the underside of the leaves, disperse onto adjacent tree trunks when mature. Their unique leaves are shaped like antlers; hence they received the common name Sta...

  • Second larvicide drop set for May 17 and 18

    Updated May 10, 2023

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – San Diego County is scheduled to conduct its second routine aerial larvicide drop of the year May 17 and 18 on up to 51 local waterways, including Lake Rancho Viejo, to help stop mosquitoes from potentially spreading diseases like West Nile virus. The county started using helicopters to drop solid, granular larvicide on hard-to-reach areas of standing water in rivers, streams, ponds and other waterways where mosquitoes can breed in the early 2000s after West Nile virus arrived. The County conducts the a...

  • ILACSD provides spring cleaning and recycling resources

    Updated May 10, 2023

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – As the spring cleaning season begins, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) and the County of San Diego remind residents of the free WasteFreeSD.org database and proper recycling practices. ILACSD encourages residents to practice reuse, reduce, donate, and repair to limit the number of items that end up in the landfill. Residents can use ILACSD’s free online database, https://wastefreesd.org/contact-us/, which provides information on thousands of centers throughout the region. The free database tells how to...

  • RMWD to pursue CalFire vegetation management grant

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Rainbow Municipal Water District will be seeking a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to fund vegetation management. A 5-0 Rainbow board vote April 25 approved the filing of an application for a grant from the California Climate Investments Wildfire Prevention Grants Program. The board action also authorized Rainbow General Manager Tom Kennedy or his designee to conduct all negotiations and to execute all necessary documents including amendments. “That’s t...

  • Fallbrook Propane Gas Company announces the "Junior Art of the Avocado" art competition winners

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Pre-Kindergarten – First Grade First place: Hazel Ussher – "Holy Guacamole" Second place: Kendra Ramos – "Avocado Love" Third place: Zara Paredes – "Happy Avocado" People's Choice: Fatima Ortega – "Avocados Are the Best" Second – Fourth Grade First place: Joe Pawlowski – "Frozen 'Guac" Fiesta" Second place: Tessa Legge – "Focus on Avocados" Third place: Hazel Tornero – "Avocado Rise" People's Choice: Eduardo Nieto – "Amazing Avocado" Fifth – Eighth Grade First place: Eden Pol...

  • BUSD approves Rawhide Ranch day trip agreement

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The most recent agreement between the Bonsall Unified School District and Rawhide Ranch will provide day trips for students to participate in Rawhide Ranch activities. The BUSD board voted 4-0 April 17, with Michael Gaddis absent, to approve the facility and program reservation agreements with Rawhide Ranch. The school will pay $79 per student for up to 75 students for each session, and five adult chaperones will join the students. “We are so grateful for this partnership,” said BUSD sup...

  • Palomar College selected to participate in national program to improve diversity in workforce training

    Updated May 10, 2023

    SAN MARCOS – Palomar College is one of 17 community colleges in the nation that was selected to participate in a program to develop strategies that offer equitable employment opportunities for all its students. Palomar was the only California college selected to participate in the program called ACE-UP, for Advancing Community Equity and Upward Mobility. It is one of four Hispanic-serving institutions that will be part of the program. “At Palomar College, we make it a priority to support the workforce needs within the reg...

  • Warriors win girls lacrosse league title

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter For the first time in the program’s history, Fallbrook High School’s girls lacrosse team won a league championship. The Warriors were 5-0 in Valley League play this year. Fallbrook finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-2. The May 6 CIF playoff selection and seeding meeting gave the Warriors the second seed in the Division II playoffs, so the Warriors received a first-round bye and will have a quarterfinals home game Saturday, May 13. “We did exactly what we set out to do,...

  • Warriors on path to Division III playoffs

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Last year Fallbrook High School’s baseball team reached the CIF Division IV baseball finals, and this year the Warriors have been moved to Division III. CIF playoff competition in the higher division is likely for the Warriors this year. A 2-1 win Friday, April 28, at Vista High School improved Fallbrook’s season record to 14‑7-1 including 8-3 in Valley League competition. It was good for the league standings lead by half a game over Escondido High School, whose 3-2 win April 28 at El Camin...

  • Senior Softball to start new season soon

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Senior Softball is welcoming new players who are 50 plus years of age. Games are played at Ingold Sports Park Mondays through Thursdays at 4 p.m., with warm-ups beginning at 3:30. Each team is scheduled to play two games per week. Potential players must show for a screening prior to being placed on a team so that appropriate placement can be made. The teams welcome all potential players to come for a screening, practice and get into game shape by attending any of their pre-game warm-ups at 3:30. They a...

  • Liberty Charter gives Legionnaires first-ever league softball loss

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Eventually Bonsall High School’s softball team was going to lose a league game for the first time since the program began last year. That would occur April 27 in Alpine when Liberty Charter won a 16-0 Summit League game against the Legionnaires. “It’s a tough loss. The team we played, we could have met their standards,” said Bonsall coach Emily Casillas. Bonsall was in the Patriot League for 2022, and the Legionnaires had a 6-0 record in league play. Bonsall’s first softball season ended wit...

  • FAA holds annual Plein Air Competition

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Association held its eighth annual Plein Air Competition April 29. Artists from all over Southern California came to paint Fallbrook. Many had participated in past competitions and, of course, many of the FAA’s regular plein air group were in attendance. Judging took place at Vince Ross Village Square, where the participants were greeted by FAA President Thom Lingle. The artists worked most of the day on their paintings, with a few completing two. Artists were given a map of Fallbrook at check in...

  • Fallbrook Music Society named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Music Society has been named 2023 Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County. The award was presented at the recent BGCNC Diamond Gala fundraising event. The award was presented to Janet Silver, a Fallbrook Music Society board member who is credited with creation and implementation of a new cultural enrichment partnership with the BGCNC with free, on-site high-quality music education and instruction. The music program was launched l...

  • Pathway Communications accepts BUSD contracts for cabling, audio visual upgrades

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Bonsall Unified School District board meeting Monday, April 17, included the award of a pair of contracts to Pathway Communications Ltd. One board action awarded Pathway Communications a contract for low-voltage cabling installation and repairs if necessary. The other board vote awarded Pathway Communications a contract to upgrade and repair the audio visual systems at the Bonsall Community Center, Bonsall Elementary School and Bonsall West Elementary School. Both contracts were approved...

  • Worker of the Week repairs shoes

    Updated May 10, 2023

    David Kim took over his father's business after he retired as a shoe cobbler (repairing shoes, etc.) a little over a year ago. He learned all his talents as a cobbler by working alongside his father and now is on his own. California Cobblers is located at 411 S. Main Ave. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • RMWD likely to adopt policy on service animals attending public meetings

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Rainbow Municipal Water District will likely be adopting a policy on service animals attending Rainbow board and other public meetings. The Rainbow board discussion April 25 was a non-voting item, but a subsequent meeting is expected to include a policy on service animals and that will be implemented should it be favored by a board majority. “One of our board members asked what our policy was on service animals. We don’t have one,” said Rainbow General Manager Tom Kennedy. The Assoc...

  • Why get a home inspection as a seller?

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Jane Kepley CR Properties Home inspections are a vital part of the homebuying process, shedding light on a property's condition and whether it needs repairs. But buyers aren't the only ones who can benefit from inspections: Sellers can learn a lot from them, too – particularly before listing a property. Are you considering listing your home for sale? Here are some reasons you might want to do a pre-listing inspection. The inspector can bring to light issues you need to repair...

  • Arbor Day is a job well done

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Save Our Forest/FLC, the Fallbrook Garden Club supported by Roger Boddaert, the Treeman of Fallbrook, all came together to celebrate National Arbor Day April 29 at Live Oak Park. In the Botanical Garden developed by the garden club over many years, they planted two California Natives. They are Catalina Ironwood and West Redbud. Both will bring beautiful blossoms to their palette of mostly natives, with a few drought tolerant plants. It is an excellent spot for f...

  • Review of all things Real Estate: Avoid capital gains tax on your investment property sale

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated May 10, 2023

    Some might ask; Bob, is this article timely? 1031 Exchanges are not snap decisions, they require deliberate thoughtful action. Plus, the mortgage interest rates will come down so future purchases won’t feel so daunting; good planning will save capital gains taxes. My articles are about education and awareness, not about selling. By Alicia Tuovila and other internet sources With appreciated stock, you can sell your shares over a number of years to spread out the capital g...

  • Aging & Independence Services offers in-person and virtual chronic disease classes 

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Cassie Klapp County of San Diego Communications Office San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services (AIS) is offering free in-person classes focused on helping San Diegans cope with chronic disease. The classes were virtual during the pandemic but are officially back in public gathering places with a new series serving the community. Virtual classes will also continue. “These classes were designed to empower people living with chronic conditions such as heart disea...

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