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Articles from the June 3, 2021 edition

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  • Junior Art of the Avocado participants

    Fourth Annual Junior Art of the Avocado Art Competition

    Sponsor Award "Avo Cutie" – Madilyn Meza, Fourth Grade Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Pick "Avo Vision" – Eden Mills, Eighth Grade Pre-K – First Grade First Place: "Super Avocado" – Cash Anderson, Kindergarten Second Place: "Avocado Army" – Mason Meza, First Grade Third Place: "Avocanda" – Tessa Legge, First Grade Second – Fourth Grade First Place: "Fallbrook Avocado Family" – Elan Green, Fourth Grade Second Place: "Avocado of Everything" – Daniel Legge, Fourth Grade Thir...

  • Michelle Price

    Road Rally benefits senior services

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor

    Sending participants all over Fallbrook and Bonsall, the Foundation for Senior Care held a different kind of fundraiser Saturday, May 22. Thirty-nine people in 16 cars took part in the Road Rally event, collecting raffle tickets at businesses found by solving a variety of word puzzles. The clues led to participating locations and the scavenger hunt activity made it easy to maintain social distancing. A registration fee was paid for each car and the participants could buy...

  • Veterans

    Fallbrook remembers the fallen

    Veterans salute as the Fallbrook High School MCJROTC color guard presents the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery to honor all service men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty, May 31....

  • Ortiz family

    Fallbrook welcomes Winchell's Donut House

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Writer

    Village News/Christal Gaines-Emory photos Fallbrook's newest donut shop opened to the public on May 26, and the community welcomed Winchell's Donut House with open arms. The new Winchell's Donut House is a family owned business run by Leonel and Reyna Ortiz and their daughter, Diana. Although Winchell's coming to Fallbrook was a surprise to many members of the community, this business plan was over 30 years in the making. The Ortiz family immigrated from Mexico 32 years ago...

  • Supervisors authorize contract process to plant trees at county parks

    Joe Naiman, Village News reporter|Updated Jun 2, 2021

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized the process to issue contracts for the planting of approximately 3,500 trees at county parks. The supervisors voted 5-0 May 19 to authorize the director of the county's Department of Purchasing and Contracting to take the necessary actions to advertise and award contracts for the Comprehensive Tree Program. The director of the county's Department of Parks and Recreation was designated as the county officer responsible for administering the contracts, and the supervisors'...

  • FPUD to continue hauler service for biosolids

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 2, 2021

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District will continue to use a hauler service to dispose of biosolids. FPUD's board opted for continuing to haul rather than to repair the existing sludge heat dryer or purchase a new dryer. That decision was a 5-0 vote at the May 24 meeting. "We determined that the cost of repairs and cost of natural gas are significantly higher than the cost of hauling," said FPUD General Manager Jack Bebee. FPUD purchased a Fenton sludge heat dryer in 2006 to offset hauling costs. If biosolids are processed...

  • Cal Fire releases the fire perimeter database of 2020 fires

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    SACRAMENTO – For the 21st consecutive year, Cal Fire’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program has collected and made available to the public, spatial records of the perimeters of wildfires and prescribed fires in California. This data contains 500 fires and covers over 97% of the acres burned in 2020. This data is used for a wide variety of products by fire and habitat managers, academia, home owners, media, the insurance, and power supply industry. Cal Fire uses this information for: • As input in fire effects analysis • Ana...

  • Ace Hardware selects FBA as its June Register Round Up Recipient

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance has announced that Fallbrook Ace Hardware has selected them as their June Register Round Up Recipient. When residents shop at Fallbrook Ace Hardware during the month of June, they can round up their purchase to the nearest dollar and donate that change to the FBA. The FBA, in partnership with community organizations, maintains and beautifies its community by initiating and maintaining projects to enhance Fallbrook's outdoor spaces. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. T...

  • Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez and Narcisco Iglesias

    Groundbreaking held for high school construction

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter

    Construction work on the Fallbrook High School library, cafeteria, amphitheater, and restrooms will begin June 7, and the groundbreaking was held May 21. "It's an exciting time for Fallbrook High School," said Fallbrook High Principal Narciso Iglesias. Concrete seating will be provided for the outside amphitheater known as "the bowl," which will also be improved to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The work for the buildings will involve asbestos abatement...

  • Bonnie Martland and Karen Michaud

    Summer heats up at Vail HQ with June events

    Kim Harris, Writer|Updated Jun 2, 2021

    As COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax, more and more in-person events are returning throughout the Temecula Valley and at Vail Headquarters, 32115 Temecula Parkway, summer is beginning to heat up with a plethora of events designed to be fun for the entire family. Rebecca Farnbach, past president of the Temecula Valley Historical Society said she is looking forward to the return of in-person programming at Vail Headquarters. "What a satisfying feeling to reopen Vail HQ...

  • Moonlight Amphitheater

    Theatre Talk – A summer full of choices

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Jun 2, 2021

    La Jolla Playhouse recently announced a free viewing on their website. "Pick Me Last" is an outreach to #StopAsianHatingCampaign. Visit for details. As of press time, no end date has been set. North Coast Repertory announces the upcoming streaming of "Becoming Dr. Ruth," premiering June 9 and streaming through July 14. Tovah Feldshuh, the six-time Tony nominee, "deftly inhabits the warm, wise, and witty persona of the beloved media fi...

  • Film students

    Fallbrook High School hosts first Rodarte Film Festival

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Writer|Updated Jun 2, 2021

    The Fallbrook High School film department held their inaugural Rodarte Film Festival on May 24, honoring the many films the students were able to create during the 2020-2021 school year. The Rodarte Film Festival was named after film student Adam Rodarte because of his dedication in reinstating the program and because of his passion for film. When he was in his sophomore year of high school, Rodarte wanted to be able to continue pursuing his passion for film at school, but...

  • Teri Heyneman-Myers

    Heyneman-Myers attains a Bachelor of Science degree

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Teri Heyneman-Myers was recently celebrated by her family for obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska College of Art and Sciences. She was a 1981 graduate of Fallbrook High School and obtained her degree 40 years after her high school graduation. Pursuing her degrees has been a lifelong dream and has aided in her goal of working with at risk and marginalized populations. Heyneman-Myers has volunteered as a crisis c...

  • BUSD seeks community input on Facilities Master Plan

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    BONSALL – The staff at Bonsall Unified School District has been working with consultant Eric Hall and Associates to develop a Facilities Master Plan. Some aspects of the plan include, but are not limited to, demographics, enrollment and projections, facilities maintenance, safety and security, and educational specifications which describe the requirements and type of schools we wish to develop in the future. Prior to board approval of the plan, the BUSD school board is seeking community input. The community is encouraged t...

  • woman in front of store

    Brunch to bring message of hope and a fashion show

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection is starting back up this month with an elegant brunch and fashion show in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Friday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. All ladies are invited to come to this fashion show featuring the colorful and flowing fashions of Fallbrook's own haberdasher, Caravan, with owner and operator Leslie Sommers announcing the models and describing their outfits. Guests will have the o...

  • Issa to host virtual Military Academy information session

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    SAN MARCOS – The Office of Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) will host a virtual military academy informational webinar Thursday, June 17, from 2-3 p.m. for students and parents to learn about the admission process for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy. Issa: “Our nation’s military academies stand alone as some of the finest preparatory institutions the world has ever known. Here, men and women with a spirit of servi...

  • Local students earn degrees from University of Maryland Global Campus

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    ADELPHI, Maryland – The following Fallbrook students have earned degrees from University of Maryland Global Campus, Hector Fonseca – Associate of Arts, Lizeth Murillo – Associate of Arts, Andrew J. Vanasse –Bachelor of Science in Management Studies. The university held a virtual stateside commencement on May 15 for more than 5,500 graduates of the Class of 2021. Worldwide, more than 13,000 students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 32 countries and territories, earned UMGC degrees during the 2020-21...

  • New M.Ed. specialization to help educators harness the power of technology

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional education and moved many classrooms online, teachers around the country had to learn new ways to successfully reach their students and inspire their learning. In this new age of teaching, technology has taken center-stage, and educators across all grade levels are seeking out resources to enhance their skills. Technology is rapidly changing the face of education – both by creating powerful new classroom learning tools and strategies, and by facilitating the ong...

  • SNHU announces President's List students

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University announces the students who have been named to the Winter 2021 President's List. They include Fallbrook residents, Tatiana Galvez, Tessa Megling, Daniel Starozytnyk, Olafur Sveinsson, John Hollcraft and Kent Medlin. The winter term runs from January to May. Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.70 and above are named to the President's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day s...

  • CWA to consider 2022 rates June 24

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 2, 2021

    The June 24 meeting of the San Diego County Water Authority Board will consider the SDCWA rates and charges for calendar year 2022. A vote during the May 27 CWA board meeting, with City of San Diego representative Chris Cate casting the lone opposing vote, set the June 24 hearing date along with the proposed rates and charges. If the rates and charges are approved June 24, the action will also allocate the pro-rata share of fixed charges to each CWA member agency. The June 24 schedule also includes the proposed approval of...

  • SBA launches 'Community Navigator Pilot' program application

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program. This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach the nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans. SBA will accept applications through July 12 and anticipates making award decisions by August. The Biden-Harris Ad...


    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    June 9 – 12-2 p.m. – We Luv San Diego offers a free Food + Diaper Distribution Tuesday, at 121 N. Pico Ave. Hosted by Hope Clinic for Women and LifePointe Church with no restrictions. Done drive-up style, they will offer non-perishable foods and diapers size 0-6. For more information, call 760-728-4105 or email [email protected]. June 19 – 9 a.m. – Hope Clinic for Women hosts Hope Walks at The Vineyard 1924 at 1924 E. Mission Road. For more information, visit or call 760-728-4105. June 27 – 12...

  • FUESD Governing Board to host virtual meeting June 7

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Governing Board will meet virtually on Monday, June 7, 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....

  • Free food distribution set for June 11

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – To address the increased need for food assistance in San Diego County, Feeding San Diego's Together Tour has added a site in Fallbrook on Friday, June 11 and July 9 to distribute nutritious food to those facing hunger. Feeding San Diego is the county's leading hunger relief and food rescue non-profit that works with hundreds of partners to get healthy food out into the community. This new free food distribution in Fallbrook can serve 500 households and will be held at the Palomar College Fallbrook Education C...

  • Food and diapers offered for families

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    FALLBROOK – We Luv San Diego is offering a free Food + Diaper Distribution Tuesday, June 9, 12-2 p.m., at 121 N. Pico Ave. Hosted by Hope Clinic for Women and LifePointe Church, there are no restrictions on participants. The distribution will be done drive-up style and offer non-perishable foods and diapers size 0-6. This event will occur on the second Tuesday of each month, same place and same time from 12-2 p.m. until further notice. Submitted by Hope Clinic for Women....

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