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Articles from the June 26, 2017 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Address Date Description 800 block E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028 6/5/2017 Miscellaneous incidents 400 block Potter St., Fallbrook, CA 92028 6/10/2017 Miscellaneous incidents 100 block Lemon Grove Dr., Fallbrook, CA 92028 6/11/2017 Violate domestic relations court order 600 block Poets Sq., Fallbrook, CA 92028 6/11/2017 Missing juvenile/runaway 100 block Rice Canyon Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 6/11/2017 Commercial burglary 300 block Potter St., Fallbrook, CA 92028 6/11/2017 Vandalism 900 block Hillpark Lane, Fallbrook, CA...

  • Adults reminded of penalties for giving alcohol to minors

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office While summer is a welcome break from school for most students, it can also present unforeseen risks for teenagers. That’s because minors are more likely to drink alcohol during their summer break when parents are at work and teens often go unsupervised. County Health and Human Services Agency officials and the Sheriff’s Department are reminding adults that it is against the law to provide alcohol to minors, host underage drinking parties and to allow minors to drink...

  • Fallbrook Community Center offers variety of summer activities

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Community Center's summer schedule includes a variety of classes and events for the whole family. Dog obedience classes start June 27. Registration is open now with space available, so be sure to register soon. This class is taught by Rick Williams and covers beginning obedience training including heel, sit, stay, down and come. Discussions on common behavioral concern and responsible dog ownership will also be included in the program. The Strength an...

  • Fallbrook Literacy Center presents year-end awards

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Literacy Center, a part of Laubach Literacy of San Diego County, held its year-end awards ceremony June 5. The center provides tutors for adult learners wanting to learn English. The tutors and students meet at the center (at Christ the King Lutheran Church) on Monday evenings during the school year and year round at the Fallbrook Library. The adult learners range from beginning to high intermediate. They all participated in the “Focus on Writing” proje...

  • New children's book by local author helps teach positive character

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Inspired by her third grade class in Jakarta, Indonesia, Leslie Marie Wheeler wrote her children's book, "A Boy's Guide to Becoming a Gentleman," to help teach positive character in the classroom. She would often tell her students to be helpful to one another, responsible and kind. Realizing that the young English as a second language learners had trouble understanding some of these words and concepts, Wheeler decided to write a book that incorporated clear i...

  • Fallbrook FFA wins Outstanding Student Landscape Garden trophy at fair

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    The San Diego County Fair display created by Fallbrook High School's Future Farmers of America horticultural students received the Outstanding Student Landscape Garden trophy cup presented to the best landscape exhibit by a student or youth group. The judges awarded the "Wanted: Home on the Range" display 97 out of a possible 100 points given for educational value, practicality of design, use of new or repurposed landscape materials, quality and quantity of plant material,...

  • Veterans recognized during Flag Day fundraiser

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

  • Grilling guide: how to grill fish

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Courtesy of Char-Broil® Grilled fish has layers of flavor far beyond the simple fried or baked fillet. If you’re new to grilling fish or looking for advice on how to make your next fish dinner a success, here is a simple guide on how to grill fish. Grilled Fish in Four Steps: - Select your fish Fish with hearty flesh is best suited for grilling because it can stand up to the high heat of the grates. A few types of good grill fish are salmon, tuna, cod, and snapper. - Pr...

  • Do’s and Don’ts regarding open houses in today’s market

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    There is a controversy in real estate as to whose interest is best served with an open house. Seller’s often believe the purpose of an open house is to showcase their home, finding a buyer for it. While real estate agents typically market open houses for the primary purpose of finding fresh buyers leads. The whole idea behind an open house is rather straightforward. The real estate agent and seller agree on a date (or dates – both Saturday and Sunday are common and even a mid-week afternoon can be beneficial) to make the hom...

  • Supervisors approve new airpark leases with McDaniel Brothers

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    The San Diego County board of supervisors approved two new leases with McDaniel Brothers for 39.14 acres at Fallbrook Community Airpark. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote April 26, with Greg Cox addressing National Association of Counties matters, replaced two existing leases, which were scheduled to expire April 30, 2018, with leases which will commence Aug. 1 and expire July 31, 2027. “McDaniel Brothers has been a responsible tenant," said Supervisor Bill Horn. "I’m happy to renew a lease that will enable reinvestment in avocado fa...

  • Fallbrook students show their leadership skills

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Several schools in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) held Leadership Day events this spring to show parents and community members how the students are developing their abilities and talents. FUESD has implemented the “The Leader in Me” approach in all of its schools based on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®” by Stephen Covey. The use of the 7 habits help students learn how to treat each other with respect and stand up for one another in an attempt...

  • Spelts graduates from Trinity Law School

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    SANTA ANA – Cheryl Spelts of Fallbrook was awarded with the juris doctorate from the Board of Regents of Trinity Law School during commencement exercises held at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton May 30....

  • North County teens develop leadership skills

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    FALLBROOK – A small group of Fallbrook and San Marcos teens learned new leadership skills and tools that can be used to help reduce alcohol and drug abuse among their peers at an all-day “Youth Advocacy Leadership Event” at the Fallbrook Community Center June 3. Sponsored by the North Inland Community Prevention Program and the Fallbrook Regional Health District, the workshop mixed motivational speakers with brainstorming and activity sessions focused on positive leadership attributes, environmental prevention strat...

  • Hofstra University congratulates spring 2017 Dean’s List students

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Hofstra University named Donia Firooz and Alina Gonzalez of Fallbrook to the spring 2017 Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a GPA of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the dean’s list. Hofstra University, just 25 miles from New York City, is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students known for civic engagement and public service....

  • Fallbrook trio make Dean's List at Baylor

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    WACO, Texas – Three students from Fallbrook – Landreigh A. Knapp from the School of Education, Micah Timothy Marroquin from the College of Arts and Sciences, and Leila Katariina Rohde of the Hankamer School of Business – were among the more than 3,700 Baylor University students named to the Dean’s academic honor roll for the 2017 spring semester. A student must be an undergraduate with a minimum 3.7 GPA, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours to be named to the dean’s list. Baylor University is a private Christian...

  • Chief Abbott reminds celebrators fireworks are illegal

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    For the first time since 2003, there will not be a professional Fourth of July fireworks show in Fallbrook this year. The Grand Tradition, which hosted a community Fourth of July celebration from 2004-2016 as a benefit for the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, announced last October that it would no longer host the pyrotechnics due primarily to safety concerns for nearby housing. No other group or organization has come forward to take over the Independence Day fireworks show....

  • The People's Right to Recall

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) The two-thirds super-majority held by Democrats in Sacramento has allowed them to pass the largest gasoline tax increase in state history, which has proven to be extremely unpopular. Recent polls suggest that 58 percent of registered voters disapprove. Efforts are now underway to eliminate the Democrat two-thirds super-majority by recalling one Senator from office. Another petition gathering effort is also underway to repeal the tax. Recall elections have been an integral part of the...

  • Re: Ballerinas make their way to theatre [Village News, 6/15/17]

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    In a time where every day seems to bring new horrors, when every ugly headline or divisive Oval Office pronouncement makes one want to take a shower in the (vain) hope of washing off the sleaze, there appears a light in the murk, and that light is on page B-4 of yesterday's Village News. The photo of the line of little ballerinas crossing Main Avenue was so incredibly lovely it brought tears to my eyes, and also the realization that there is, after all, good in the world. Thank you photographer Dan Cannizzo for capturing...

  • Labels divide and incite

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    The language in our public life is dark and ultimately dangerous. Rather than debate or debunk an argument on its factual merits, the routine more often than not reverts to ad hominem remarks, defamation and reliance for suasion on labels. Labeling is not a counter argument on merits. And labeling only aids in polarization. Polarization fogs up the course of constructive action and can incite extreme, even deadly, action by "true believers." In addition, "top cover" provided by the political and propaganda classes only...

  • Murray wins 400-meter league championship

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Fallbrook High School freshman Erin Murray won the girls 400-meter race at the Valley League track and field meet May 12 at Valley Center High School. Murray won the 400-meter event in 1:00.09. Ramona junior Rayna Valade was second with a time of 1:01.41, and San Pasqual senior Lauren Leisten had the third-place time of 1:01.42. “It’s tremendous. The sky’s the limit for her because she’s a tremendous worker,” Fallbrook head coach Marco Arias said of Murray. The Valley League championship in the 400-meter race was the secon...

  • Seven Warriors earn volleyball all-league honors

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    The Valley League boys volleyball coaches provided all-league recognition to seven Fallbrook High School players. Justice Patterson and James Prahm were members of the All-League First Team. Matt Araiza and Angel Mercado received second-team distinction. James Brodak, Eric Leon and Thomas Pestolis were honorable mention selections. “I’m extremely proud of them. They put the work in,” Fallbrook coach Chip Patterson said. Justice Patterson was one of Fallbrook’s middle blockers and led the team with 136 kills, 76 total blocks,...

  • Adams wins Valley League pole vault championship

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Parker Adams won the Valley League boys pole vault championship May 12 at Valley Center High School. The Fallbrook senior cleared 12 feet 0 inches at the Valley League track and field meet. Ramona junior Joe Lowery had the second-highest distance at 11-6. “He did really well,” Fallbrook head coach Marco Arias said of Adams. Adams was a pole vaulter for Fallbrook as a freshman but did not participate in track and field as a sophomore or junior. “Had that not happened, he probably would have been in the top three in the count...

  • Special Olympics Fallbrook concludes basketball season

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Special Olympics Fallbrook basketball ended its season with a rousing game June 10 at the Boys & Girls Club in Fallbrook. The Special Olympics team competed with community leaders and after the game the athletes celebrated with a fun pizza party. Special Olympics Fallbrook is an all-volunteer program that runs under Jeremiah’s Ranch, a nonprofit which is celebrating its sixth year in Fallbrook. Jeremiah’s Ranch serves individuals with developmental disab...

  • Anderson places second in state wrestling tourney

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    BONSALL – Sebastian Anderson, 14, of Bonsall, placed second at the CA-USA Freestyle State Wrestling Tournament in the Schoolboy 128-pound division, which featured a 32-man bracket. The tournament was held June 4 at Selland Arena in Fresno. Anderson, recently promoted from Sullivan Middle School, looks forward to competing in high school athletics, including football and baseball in addition to wrestling....

  • How to improve parent and child communication

    Updated Jun 26, 2017

    Courtesy of American Counseling Association Experts will constantly tell you that good communication is a necessary element in any successful relationship. While we generally think of that advice in relation to spouses, friends and co-workers, one of the most important relationships to evaluate for good communication is with our children. Do your children really know how you feel about them? Yes, they should assume you care about them since you provide shelter and food. But are you really communicating your love, care and...

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