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Articles from the May 12, 2016 edition


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  • A pasta bar can make everyone happy

    Updated May 12, 2016

    Whether planning a dinner party or a workplace lunch, a pasta bar can offer all the right choices. Pasta or spaghetti itself is a popular dish, but differing tastes can make it difficult to satisfy everybody at the same time. However, participants can avoid foods they dislike or indulge in their spicy favorites to their heart's content when ingredients are set up for the diners to combine themselves. A cook can use his or her favorite sauce, either made from scratch or out of...

  • Date change for Fallbrook Half Marathon and 5K

    Updated May 12, 2016

    According to the current information on the Fallbrook Half Marathon and 5K race website, the Avocado race has been changed from Saturday, May 28, 2016, to Saturday, September 24, 2016. The roads affected by the race will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. While the date of the race and the time of road closures have changed, the new route proposal seems to be the same. Among the roads affected are parts of Fallbrook St., Stage Coach Ln., Winterhaven Rd., and Brooke Rd. If the road closures on this new date and time impact you,...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated May 12, 2016

    April 25 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Commercial burglary April 27 300 block E. Alvarado St. Lost article April 29 Via Arroya @ Winterwarm Dr. Arrest: possession/purchase for sale narcotic/controlled substance 300 block W. Clemmens Ln. Child abuse incident 1700 block Reche Rd. Arrest: possess weapon at school April 30 2300 block Green Valley Rd. Fraud 40800 block Daily Rd. Found narcotic May 1 2700 block Almendra Ct. Death 3800 block Lake Circle Dr. Vehicle burglary 4000 block Lake Circle Dr. Vehicle burglary Via...

  • April real estate activity in North County dominated by entry-level buyers

    Updated May 12, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Real estate sales in North San Diego County continued a high-volume trend in April, paced by sales of entry-level homes, Jerry Kalman, a Realtor® with HomeSmart Legends reported. In April, one third of the homes in Fallbrook and Bonsall sold at or above the original asking price, with many of them VA or FHA transactions. Overall, 35 percent of the homes that sold were under VA/FHA contracts. Another 16 percent of the 86 transactions sold for cash, reflecting th...

  • Supervisors approve revisions to tiered winery ordinance

    Updated May 12, 2016

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 April 27 to approve revisions to the county's tiered winery zoning ordinance. "I think it's a great ordinance," said Supervisor Greg Cox. "I'm pleased to vote for this," said Supervisor Bill Horn. "We've made a lot of progress since we've first started that." In August 2010 the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a tiered winery zoning ordinance which allows tasting rooms and on-site sales by right at Boutique Winery operations with various restrictions including...

  • Luis “Lou” Alonso Martinez

    Updated May 12, 2016

    Luis “Lou” Alonso Martinez died unexpectedly on April 8, 2016, in Rosarito, Mexico at the age of 57. Lou is survived by his mother, Celida Langley; siblings, Everardo Martinez, Marilu Mora, Bert Del Palacio and Estela Del Palacio; children, Adriana, Andre and Jay Martinez; grandchildren, Gabriel, Harloe and Averie Martinez; and wife, Linda Gaetan. Luis was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 2, 1958. Lou graduated from Fallbrook High School in 1976 and attended Cal Poly San Lui...

  • Nial Patterson Lueking

    Updated May 12, 2016

    Nial Patterson Lueking of Fallbrook, Calif. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 4, 2016, at the age of 90. Nial was born on July 24, 1925, in Edison, Nebr. to the late Walter and Icle Lueking. He spent his childhood in Bartley, Nebr. attending Bartley High School and McCook Junior College. In 1943, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and served as a surgical technician. He was a veteran of the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge Ardennes. He pro...

  • Bill Ford

    Updated May 12, 2016

    Bill Ford went to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 27, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. A resident of Fallbrook for the past 27 years, Bill left behind his loving wife Kathi of 42 years; daughters Julie Ford (Phoenix), Jessica Ford (Goodyear, Ariz.), Janna Russo (Oceanside), and son-in-law Chris Russo. He is also survived by his sister Colleen Kline and brother-in-law Jim Kline (San Diego) and many nieces and nephews. Born in 1934, Bill spent his...

  • Jacqueline Anne Callan Edgerton

    Updated May 12, 2016

    Jacqueline Anne Callan Edgerton passed away on May 4 at her home of 22 years in Fallbrook. Jackie was known for her indomitable spirit, quickness of wit, boundless creativity and heartfelt laughter. Artist and volunteer, she devoted much of her time to the work of the Angel Society of Fallbrook. Born in Ogden, Utah, in 1937, she was a denizen of the American West, having lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon and California. She is survived by her husband Bob; her children, Anne...

  • Time for Fallbrook to have its Climate Action Plan

    Updated May 12, 2016

    No single community or nation can reverse global climate change alone. We are all in this together. Stalling climate change will be an incremental set of actions, small or large, and each of us must take on some piece of the problem. Nothing is guaranteed, but climate action is risk mitigation insurance that we need to assign ourselves. The county has no climate action plan but now wants to engage the public in the development of one. County contact for notifications is [email protected] and (858) 694-2216. The...

  • Weather conditions can alter cycle of blooms of your roses

    Updated May 12, 2016

    I find it difficult to project what is best to do for your gardens lately. My observation is that each year weather conditions and timing are not typical as we have known in the past. Using my own garden as a barometer, I notice that the cycle of blooms vary from two to six weeks in the past four years. This year I was very late getting my roses pruned. It was well into March and there were blooms in only four weeks instead of the usual six to eight. This was all possible due...

  • Poultry show involves Feathers, Friends and Fun

    Updated May 12, 2016

    On April 30, 44 entrants brought 186 birds to the inaugural Feathers, Friends and Fun Poultry Show held by the Sun Valley Poultry Club at Rainbow Valley Grange hall in Rainbow. Participants of all ages came from Fallbrook, Murrieta, Valley Center and as far away as Alpine, Apple Valley and Hacienda Heights, among other places. Several species and breeds of poultry were exhibited, with classes for bantam (small) chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, geese, ducks, and large fowl....

  • Community Read at Pala Mesa May 14 features Tobar

    Updated May 12, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Friends of the Fallbrook Library will present a Community Read at Pala Mesa Resort on Saturday, May 14, featuring Pulitzer prize winning journalist Hector Tobar, author of "Deep Down Dark," the true story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in the depths of a mine for 69 days. The program starts at 11 a.m. and tickets are available at the Bottom Shelf Bookstore at 124 S. Mission Road. For more information, contact the Bottom Shelf at (760) 451-9606. Seating is l...