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  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Address Date Description 900 block Alturas Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 5/19/2017 Stolen motorcycle/scooter 1100 block S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 5/20/2017 Possess controlled substance paraphernalia; possess controlled substance 200 block W. Clemmens Ln., Fallbrook, CA 92028 5/21/2017 5150/Mental disorder 800 block N. Main, Fallbrook, CA 92028 5/22/2017 Stolen vehicle 400 block W. Clemmens Ln., Fallbrook, CA 92028 5/22/2017 Arrest: Felony, threaten crime with intent to terrorize 800 block Willow Tree Ln., Fallbrook, CA 9...

  • Cute Kids contest winners announced

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The 28h Annual Cute Kids Contest, held by Ahrend Studios, hit record numbers in voting for this year's participants. An overwhelming turn out saw over 1,800 votes cast online for the "Facebook Favorite Award" and over 300 votes cast at sponsor locations for the "People's Choice Award". Garnering support from family, friends and community with over 475 votes making him the Facebook Favorite, is Ezekiel Higinio. While People's Choice winner, Zoe Ruiz edged out the c...

  • Writers Read features Fallbrookian author Joan Maloof

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, a free monthly author series and open mic, is pleased to present Joan Maloof and her newest book about trees, “Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests” (Timber Press, November 2016), on Tuesday, June 13. The reading, in the library’s community room, will be preceded by open mic for poetry and prose, and runs from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Maloof is a part-time Fallbrook resident and a scientist and environmentalist. She has...

  • Long wait ends with Temecula ramping up for freeway project

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Work will soon begin on a $51 million project that is aimed at unplugging Temecula’s southern-most bottleneck. That start, which is now being painstakingly strategized and scheduled, marks a key juncture in Temecula’s 15-year push to unravel the knotted freeway ramps that serve the city’s crucial southern corridor. “We are so ready,” said Mayor Maryann Edwards. “It can’t come soon enough.” Edwards and other city officials cite the big picture gains – the long-term benefits that will come when the existing ramps at Interstate...

  • Bonsall hosts more than 400 cyclists in SLR Road Race

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    BONSALL – Celo Pacific racing team recently hosted the 30th annual San Luis Rey (SLR) Road Race in Bonsall. The SLR Road Race is one of only three left in all of Southern California, and the only one in San Diego County due to the difficulty of road closures and traffic. "Celo Pacific racing team is grateful to have the wonderful community of Bonsall hosting such a great race for the cycling community over the years," said SLR race director Thomas Ryan. "It’s a truly bea...

  • Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook is up for grabs

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is once again launching its program for the Honorary Mayor Campaign. The chamber is asking each local nonprofit organization in our chamber of commerce to nominate a candidate from its membership. The benefits to the organization are abundant. By participating, the organization supports the candidate and provides the assistance they need. The organization receives exposure throughout the campaign and highlighted exposure for winning. Additionally, there is a 20 percent return o...

  • Fallbrook Woman’s Club installs new officers

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – New officers of the Fallbrook Woman's Club were installed May 9. During the ceremony, the members were presented with a living plant as a "thank you for helping us grow." The new officers include co-presidents: Julie Erickson and Dawn Mitchell; first vice-president/dean: Vicky O'Kelly; second vice-president/membership: Linda Larson and Barbara Workman; third vice-president/programs: Leta Hayden and Carol Diwell; fourth vice-president/properties and finance: P...

  • GoFundMe page set up for family of killed bicyclist

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family of Paul Joseph Burke, the 59-year-old Fallbrook man who was killed on the afternoon of May 23 when he was hit by an impaired driver while riding his bike on Old Highway 395 near the Pala Mesa Resort. According to the California Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Sulem Areli Garcia of Fallbrook was arrested on scene for driving under the influence of drugs. Garcia reportedly struck Burke when she veered onto the right shoulder of northbound Old Highway 395 south of Pala Mesa...

  • Read this before you visit your first model new home!

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    When shopping for your home, you’ll discover that most homes on the market are resales. Yet, one out of four homebuyers purchase a new home. Both new homes and resales offer advantages. Before you make a decision, let’s: Compare these points! New homes offer innovative use of space and style, greater energy efficiency, a choice of options and upgrades, everything is new and modern. Existing Homes on the average are less expensive, often they are in established nei...

  • Time extension granted for Daniels Grey Rabbit Hollow development

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    A time extension for the Daniels Grey Rabbit Hollow development has been approved. A preliminary decision to approve the time extension for the final map was made by county Department of Planning and Development Services director Mark Wardlaw on April 28. A May 12 hearing of the county's Planning Commission allowed a member of the public or a Planning Commission member to request a hearing on the preliminary decision, and when no objection was raised, the time extension to May 22, 2022 became final and immediate. The Daniels...

  • Ramsey takes Principal’s Choice award at Bonsall High School Car Show

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    The second annual Bonsall High School Car Show, held May 20, doubled in size over the inaugural event. Principal Lee Fleming chose the winning car, a 1927 Ford Model T “Rat Rod” and said, “I picked a car that looked like it had the most interesting story.” The “Rat Rod,” although being a Model T, is powered by a modern Chevy 350 engine backed by a TH350 automatic transmission. Owner Jim Ramsey said he was looking for something different when he decided to buy it as a projec...

  • Students rally for hungry children worldwide

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

  • American Legion Post 776 selects Carner as primary delegate

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook American Legion Post 776 is pleased to announce the selection of Nathan J. Carner, a junior from Fallbrook Union High School, as primary delegate to attend the California Boys State convention, which will be held at California State University, Sacramento June 17-24. The American Legion sponsors this annual program which provides a scholarship for the cost of transportation and room and board for one week of learning about California governmental o...

  • Fallbrook resident named to chancellor’s list

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Caroline Kornelsen of Fallbrook, Calif., has been named to the spring 2017 chancellor’s list at the University of Arkansas Little Rock which recognizes superior academic performance each semester during which certain qualifications have been met. To be named to the chancellor’s list, a student must have completed at least nine credit hours with a grade of A, B, C or “credit,” and must have maintained at least a 3.9 GPA. In addition, the student must not have received a grade of D, F, I or “no credit.” Wi...

  • Gonzalez-Maciel graduates from Champlain College

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    BURLINGTON, Vermont – Estela Gonzalez-Maciel of Fallbrook graduated from Champlain College with a bachelor's degree in Integrated Studies on May 13, 2017. Champlain College's 139th commencement was held at Edmunds Field in Burlington and a total of 516 undergraduates received their associate and bachelor's degrees during the ceremony. Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman lauded the students with a long list of achievements the Class of 2017 has accomplished during their years at Champlain. "Your success in the f...

  • Food waste is money down the drain

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News How many times have you gone to pour milk in your coffee, only to see that the date on the carton was yesterday? Some people will instinctively throw it away, but chances are that's not what the label is intended to convey. It's likely a marker for when the food might taste its best, not if it's safe to eat. By some estimates, as many as 91 percent of consumers may misinterpret food date labels. It's no surprise as there are dozens of different labels in use, but the...

  • Mid-year budget adjustments include funds for SDCRFA

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    The mid-year budget adjustments approved April 25 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors included appropriating $1,037,425 to the San Diego County Regional Fire Authority (SDCRFA) for apparatus purchases and $1,000,000 to the SDCRFA for the purchase of defibrillator monitors and the funding of increased fire and emergency medical services. The county supervisors' 5-0 vote utilized California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reimbursement for the apparatus purchases which will be used for the county's...

  • DOD names CPEN 2016 Fire Department of the Year

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Gunnery Sgt. Lynn Kinney Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton The Camp Pendleton’s Fire Emergency Services department was recently recognized as 2016’s Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year in a message released by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, May 17, 2017. This is the second time the department was recognized as one of the largest in the DOD and was responsible for more than 3,700 emergency responses, 156 of those being wil...

  • Gun shop donates to JROTC

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

  • Film club to see 'Hidden Figures'

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    OCEANSIDE – Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar this year, "Hidden Figures" will be shown by the North County Film Club on Sunday, June 4. In the 1960s, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians. They served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. This film is based on the true life stories of three women, known as "human computers." The women rose through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds, tasked with calculating the momentous l...

  • Paul Anka to perform Aug. 25 at Pala

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    PALA – Music legend Paul Anka will perform in concert 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Starlight Theater at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. From a teen idol in the 50s with major hits, “Diana,” “Lonely Boy” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” to the composer of Frank Sinatra’s signature “My Way” to the 2009 revelation that he co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous No. 1 worldwide hit, “This Is It,” Anka has left an unmatched mark on international entertainment. Along the...

  • Encore Club plans season finale

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – As summer recess approaches, the Fallbrook Encore Club calendar includes a flurry of events. Recently many members and guests enjoyed an evening together at "The Gathering" at the home of a members, in the hills overlooking Fallbrook. Next, Encore Club and Newcomers Club Boards of Directors joined together on May 31 for a combined luncheon meeting. This traditional meeting helps both organizations in sharing friendship and making plans for the coming season. T...

  • Water Authority proposes 3.7 percent rate increases for 2018

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority recently announced that it will recommend increasing rates charged to its member agencies by 3.7 percent for both untreated and treated water in calendar year 2018, mostly because of higher rates and charges from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California. The proposed rate increases are the smallest since 2014 and are in line with Water Authority projections. Approximately 56 percent of the overall increase is driven by rising costs from MWD, which i...

  • CWA approves Moosa Canyon erosion control project

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    The San Diego County Water Authority approved the Moosa Canyon erosion control project. The SDCWA board action April 27 also approved the project's environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The project will protect the CWA's Second Aqueduct by preventing stream bank erosion, preventing head cuts from moving upstream, and installing half-ton riprap. "We are working towards getting that work done before the next rainy season," said CWA Water Planning Committee chair David...

  • Bird club will learn about fertility

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, will host Andrea Cabibi at its meeting on Saturday, June 3 at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus. The meeting, which is free, begins at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Cabibi will speak on "How to Influence Fertility and Sex Ratio". While this topic is of great interest to breeders, pet owners will learn why it's easier to find males or females and how to have a better chance to get the bird they want. For more information, visit w...

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