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Articles from the May 13, 2021 edition

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  • Baylee Howley

    Howley selected to Filipino national youth softball team

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 14, 2021

    Baylee Howley is a lifelong Fallbrook resident, but one of her grandfathers was born in the Philippines. That makes Howley eligible for the Filipino national youth softball team, and the Fallbrook High School junior will be on that team during the Triple Crown International Challenge tournament June 24-30 in Colorado. "I think it's a big thing for me. I've always wanted to play for something this big," Howley said. Howley was born at Fallbrook Hospital May 17, 2004. She...

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    Garden club to learn about California native plants

    Updated May 13, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Garden Club is pleased to present Susan Liebes of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy as the guest speaker at its Tuesday, May 25 Zoom General Meeting. Attendees will learn about California native plants that provide valuable wildlife habitat on Fallbrook Land Conservancy's open space preserves and also thrive in the home garden. The plants have distinct growing requirements but can be successfully grown in home gardens, bringing color to the garden y...

  • Tegan Cannon

    Warriors split first two boys water polo games

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 13, 2021

    Fallbrook High School's boys water polo team began play April 29, and the Warriors split their first two games. The official score of Fallbrook's April 29 home win against Rancho Buena Vista was 5-0 since that is the official score of a forfeited game. RBV only had six players and had to forfeit, but Fallbrook coach Bill Richardson and RBV coach Kim Hockett arranged to have a full game with Fallbrook loaning a handful of players to the Longhorns. The unofficial game ended...

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    Fallbrook resident creates Western town front at home

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Writer

    At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fallbrook resident Mike Routh had extra time on his hands, so he decided to begin a project to occupy his time. Routh has been a collision tech for 40 years, and he works at Caliber Collision in Fallbrook. He has lived in Fallbrook since 2000, and he loves being a part of the community. "I love it here," said Routh. "It's so green, it's very different from where I lived before." When the COVID-19 shutdown occurred, Routh was only working...

  • LAFCO approves annexation of Meadowood land into Rainbow MWD

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    San Diego County's Local Agency Formation Commission has approved the annexation of the development originally known as Meadowood into the Rainbow Municipal Water District. A 7-0 LAFCO board vote May 3, with no City of San Diego representative present, approved the detachment of the land from the Valley Center Municipal Water District and the annexation of the property into the Rainbow district. Tri Pointe Homes is now the parent company of Pardee Homes, and the development's name has been changed from Meadowood to Citro. An...

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    Things to consider when renovating to sell

    Updated May 12, 2021

    ESCONDIDO – The key to a successful renovation to sell is only doing things that add value to your property. It's always helpful to be prepared, and that's especially true when you're scraping off tiles, tearing down cabinets and creating the kitchen of your dreams, all while hiking up your home's value. Over the years, we've helped many property owners sell their home fast by doing a few edits in their home. And here are things to consider when you're renovating to sell. D...

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    County budget reflects residents' needs, builds framework for future

    Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated May 12, 2021

    With a new budget that responds to voices in the community and follows a Framework for the Future that fundamentally changes our operations, the Chief Administrative Officer's recommended budget was released May 6. It calls for $7.03 billion in fiscal year 2021-22 spending, an increase of 7.3% and a net increase of 660 additional staff years, excluding staff from the Air Pollution Control District which became an independent agency on March 1. Investments in both funding and...

  • Deputy fatally shoots assault suspect who was allegedly wielding a crowbar

    City News Service, Special to Village News|Updated May 12, 2021

    A deputy shot and killed a man who allegedly advanced toward a deputy while wielding a crowbar during a confrontation west of Perris, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at 7:21 p.m. May 7, in the 22000 block of Margarth Street and learned that a man had struck another person with a crowbar during an argument, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. When deputies arrived at the location, they found the man in a nearby field still in possession of the cro...

  • Dorland Mountain Arts offering events for writers, artists and musicians

    Tony Ault, Staff Writer|Updated May 12, 2021

    The Dorland Mountain Arts community in the hills above Temecula announced a series of spring events for accomplished and hopeful artists, writers and musicians in the valley. Dorland Mountain Arts, 36701 Highway 79 outside Temecula Wine Country, is a place where accomplished artists find inspiration and relaxation from stays at the mountain retreat that offers programs for creative persons. There are five fully self-contained cottages for rent, monthly programs, hiking trails and views of the valley. With some COVID-19...

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    Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California's wild

    The Associated Press|Updated May 12, 2021

    A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California's wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Park's recovery program for the endangered species. The egg hatched April 12 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both parents who protected their fragile egg from the elements and potential predators, park rangers said in a social media post. Their nest has a video camera installed to help with monitoring and videos shared by the National Park Service this...

  • Group protests 'animal captivity' at SeaWorld San Diego

    City News Service, Special to Village News|Updated May 12, 2021

    About 20 people attended a protest May 8, at SeaWorld San Diego, part of the ninth annual “Empty The Tanks Worldwide Event” seeking to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins. The protest began at SeaWorld Drive and SeaWorld Way at 11:30 a.m. and was among more than 70 similar events planned around the world, organizer Ellen Ericksen said. She said the group was also trying to get the San Diego City Council at its next meeting to stop the SeaWorld fireworks show, happening now on Fridays and Sat...

  • Newsom appoints LMU professor, lawyer to reparations task force

    City News Service, Special to Village News|Updated May 12, 2021

    Loyola Marymount University professor Cheryl Grills and attorney Lisa Holder of Los Angeles were among the five people appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom May 7 to the newly formed Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The task force will inform Californians about slavery and explore ways the state might provide reparations. Its members will meet over the next year and conclude their work with a written report on their findings, along with recommendations which will be provided to the...

  • Whisper Not wins San Francisco Mile Stakes

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    After winning a July 2020 stakes race in England, Whisper Not was sent to California for races at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Santa Anita Park. He was entrusted to trainer Richard Baltas, who stabled the colt at the San Luis Rey Training Center in 2020 when he was not at a track. Whisper Not made his Northern California debut April 24 at Golden Gate Fields and won the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile Stakes. "It was a very good race for him," Baltas said. "He relaxed nicely." The San Francisco Mile Stakes was a one-mile turf...


    Updated May 12, 2021

    April 21 400 block W. Fallbrook St. Burglary April 22 200 block W. Clemmens Ln. Grand theft April 23 1900 block Via Ladera Threaten crime with intent to terrorize April 26 Merida Ln. @ Alturas Rd. Arrest: Poss. narcotic controlled subs April 27 Merida Ln. @ Alturas Rd. Found property 1000 block Rice Canyon Rd. Other agency vehicle theft/recovery 31900 block Del Cielo E. Miscellaneous incidents 1000 block Rice Canyon Rd. Arrests: Poss. controlled substance April 28 900 block Alturas Rd. Take vehicle w/o owner’s c...

  • Claire Hawthorne

    Fallbrook loses to San Pasqual on softball field

    Updated May 12, 2021

    Fallbrook pitcher Claire Hawthorne delivers a pitch to a San Pasqual batter during the varsity softball game, May 5....

  • Lack of wrestlers or preparation responsible for Warriors loss

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    Two positive COVID-19 tests wiped out four weeks of practice for the Fallbrook High School wrestling team, and the second quarantine ended the day the Warriors had a meet at San Marcos. The April 29 meet was the first of the season for Fallbrook although not the first scheduled meet, and San Marcos won the Palomar League meet by a 69-9 score. "I finally got a meet in. It didn't go well, but at least we got a chance to compete," said Fallbrook coach Cristian Vera. Although the Warriors began wrestling practice in mid-March a...

  • Legionnaires win league basketball opener

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    Bonsall High School's basketball team opened Sierra League play April 27 with a 54-30 home win over Chula Vista Learning Community Charter. The Legionnaires followed that game with a May 1 non-league victory at Del Lago Academy, which gave Bonsall a four-game winning streak and a 6-3 season record. "We're on a little bit of a roll," said Bonsall coach Chuck Colletti. "We're playing very good team defense and the boys are basically shooting the ball pretty well right now." The winning streak followed three consecutive losses...

  • Warriors dominate first two girls water polo matches

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    Fallbrook High School's girls water polo program has 23 student-athletes. Ten of those are on the varsity roster, although some of the 13 junior varsity players are expected to see varsity action. In the absence of a 20-second exclusion penalty, seven players from each team are in the pool at one time. Having only three substitutes makes benching all starters to avoid running up the score mathematically impossible, so the Warriors opened their season with a 20-2 victory April 29 at home against Rancho Buena Vista and then...

  • Warriors win first two boys basketball league games

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    Valley League play for Fallbrook High School's boys basketball team began April 30 with a home game against San Pasqual, and the Warriors traveled to San Pasqual for a May 1 contest. Fallbrook won both games, giving the Warriors a 2-0 league record albeit a 2-10 overall mark. "Our pre-league schedule was the hardest schedule in our league," said Fallbrook coach Moe Golshani. "It was very frustrating to start the year, but I'm glad it was the way it was." Golshani noted that the tough pre-league schedule ensured that the...

  • Pala Casino Spa Resort hiring for more than 100 positions

    Updated May 12, 2021

    PALA – Pala Casino Spa Resort has announced an active search for candidates to fill more than 100 full- and part-time positions across various departments. As part of the search, Pala Casino is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus program for new hires. Open positions include, but are not limited to, greeter, rewards card attendant, cashier/food attendant, pool attendant, dishwasher, security, hotel front desk and housekeeper. “At Pala Casino, we take great pride in creating an excellent place to work with competitive wages and...

  • Chris and Kim Murphy

    For Murphy & Murphy, real estate is still personal

    Rick Monroe, Special to the Village News|Updated May 12, 2021

    Chris and Kim Murphy of Murphy & Murphy Southern California Realty have a couple of significant reasons for their success. "It's all about relationships," said Chris. To that end, we limit how many clients we work with at a time to 15. That includes clients with homes getting ready for the market, clients with homes on the market, and clients with homes in escrow. "That way we can give them our full attention," Kim explained. And the personal approach is working. They've...

  • County approves case-by-case review of fee to trust and tribal liquor license proposals

    Joe Naiman, Village News reporter|Updated May 12, 2021

    The County of San Diego will now consider reservation fees to trust and liquor license proposals on a case-by-case basis. A 4-1 Board of Supervisors vote May 4, with Joel Anderson opposed, repeals the previous county policy opposing all fee-to-trust applications and the previous policy with more stringent criteria for liquor licenses than had been the case for non-tribal land. The action directed the county's chief administrative officer to work in cooperation with tribal governments and surrounding communities to minimize...

  • REINS to host 31st Annual REINS of Life Golf Tournament

    Updated May 12, 2021

    FALLBROOK – REINS will be hosting the 31st Annual REINS of Life Golf Tournament benefiting REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, July 16. This will be a day of golfing and fun with contests, prizes, raffles, silent auction cocktails, and more. There will also be many different contests, including the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Putting contests with the chance to win great prizes. To register for this event, visit Submitted by REINS T...

  • Registration is now open for free Genealogy research topics

    Updated May 12, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Genealogy Society will be hosting webinars on various genealogical topics during May and June. SDGS is dedicated to promoting interest in the fields of genealogy and family history research through individual and group effort and in cooperation with other like-minded organizations. To register for any of the following webinars or meetings, visit and select “calendar.” May 15 Webinar: Cemetery Records of the British Isles by Colin Whitney May 19 Webinar: Genealogy Research Challenges by Don...

  • FUESD Governing Board to host virtual meeting on May 17

    Updated May 12, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Governing Board will meet virtually on Monday, May 17, at 6 p.m. Meeting agendas and login information can be found at All are invited to attend the meeting. Submitted by FUESD Superintendent, Dr. Candace Singh....

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