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  • Residents learn about butterfly gardens

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Southern California Butterflies and Butterfly Gardens, a free residential workshop, was attended by about 70 local residents on May 20. Hosted by the Mission Resource Conservation District, Bethany Principe gave the introduction followed by a watershed presentation given by Tom Merriman of The Butterfly Farms in Encinitas. A dozen milkweed plants, which are favorable to Monarch butterfly reproduction, were given in a drawing after the talk. The grand prize – a mem...

  • Temecula Valley Hospital expansion to facilitate greater emergency medical treatment needs

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    The 140-bed, five story Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH), one of the newest in the Valley, includes a 21-bed Emergency Department, which is greatly needed in the Valley. TVH has reduced wait time for stroke patients needing a brain scan to less than 45 minutes far below other state and national hospitals. This fact and other positive results of patients passing through TVH’s Emergency Room is revealed in ProPublica’s “ER Wait Watcher” survey made in the local area. TVH, located at 31700 Temecula Parkway, in Temecula offers...

  • Help patients, honor loved ones by donating blood with the Red Cross

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving cancer treatment. Kenneth Reed gives blood in his son’s honor. When Trace was eight days old, he underwent heart surgery and received blood transfusions. “It’s the least I can do,” Reed said. “If it wasn’t for donors, he...

  • How to help a friend in need

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Courtesy of the American Counseling Association It usually isn't difficult to offer help to a friend or relative. Maybe he or she needs short-term financial assistance, advice about an upcoming vacation, or maybe just a ride to a doctor's appointment. Most of us are ready to step up and help when it's small things like that. But in some cases, offering help can be much more complicated. This occurs when someone close to us appears to be doing or saying things that we find troubling or disturbing. Offering help in such...

  • Dogs bring love to residents of all ages

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    While many Fallbrook residents perform community service every week, at least six of them are accompanied by four-legged volunteers. Local dogs and their owners participating in the Love on a Leash program have been taking turns, two teams at a time, visiting students in the special needs class at Potter Junior High every Monday. While Love on a Leash’s canine-human teams have been active in Fallbrook and Bonsall for at least 10 years, their visits to Potter started in 2...

  • Harrison and Lenaway win Valley League doubles championship

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Fallbrook High School seniors Declan Harrison and Riley Lenaway won the Valley League doubles championship at the league tennis tournament May 8-10 at San Pasqual High School. For the second consecutive year, Harrison and Lenaway beat Valley Center brothers Joseph and Jake Stehly in the final, although this year Harrison and Lenaway required three sets to win the championship match. "Didn't play all too well in the second set, but came back," Harrison said. "Third set we kind of figured out what we needed to be doing." The...

  • Boys lacrosse team wins season finale but misses playoffs by one seed

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    The 12 highest-seeded Division II boys lacrosse teams earned berths in the CIF playoffs, and Fallbrook High School's squad was seeded 13th. "It's always a disappointment not making the playoffs," said Fallbrook coach Brian Kimmell. "There were a couple of games we could have won." The Warriors won their final 2017 contest May 5 at home against Sage Creek. The dominating 16-2 victory finalized Fallbrook's season record at 8-8. "Pretty solid effort from the guys," said Kimmell. "The kids played really well. That last game had...

  • Women golfers dress up for derby themed event

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women Golfers held their Member-Guest-Invitational event at the Golf Club of California on May 16. A field of 88 golfers competed in a 2-person best ball format in this year's Kentucky Derby theme, “Run for the Roses.” It was a fun filled day from the starting tee to the finish line....

  • High school Warriors inspire young Warriors

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    FALLBROOK – On May 19, the Fallbrook varsity baseball coaches and players gave up part of their evening to meet with some “Little Warriors.” The Warriors travel ball teams run under Fallbrook Youth Baseball (FYB). Coaches and players from the 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U Warriors all met at the high school to hear about the varsity baseball program. The event commenced with coach Tommy Hoff (9U Warriors) welcoming all the players. He talked about what it means to wear the Warrior uni...

  • Fallbrook High baseball team drops home finale to Ramona

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    Natalie Weber Writer Intern Fallbrook High's varsity baseball team played its final home game May 17 against Ramona High School, which prevailed 8-2. It was also Senior Night and the team's two graduating seniors, Kobe Stallings and Max Sherman, were celebrated in a brief pre-game ceremony. A strong athlete in multiple sports, Stallings will be attending La Sierra University, where he will play on the basketball team. Sherman will be attending Cal Baptist University in the...

  • Camp Pendleton Fire School prepares crews for 2017 fire season

    Updated Jun 6, 2017

    CAMP PENDLETON – Interagency fire crews will be participating in live fire training exercises at the 2017 Fire School, to be held June 5 to 9 at Camp Pendleton. As one component of the overall strategy for fire season preparedness, firefighters from the Angeles, Cleveland and San Bernardino National Forests will be joining state, county and local government cooperators, along with units from the Marine Corps base. The combined crews will be igniting and battling brush fires throughout the base to decrease the base’s fuel loa...