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  • Book fundraiser to benefit the needy

    Updated Sep 23, 2020

    OCEANSIDE – The Brother Benno’s Auxiliary is hosting a “Driveway Booksale” Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a private home in Oceanside. Several gently used hard-cover, paperback and children’s books will be available in several different genres at bargain prices. Social distancing and safety are priority, so bring a face mask. Email [email protected] Tuesday, July 7, for directions. Proceeds will be used to support the Brother Benno Foundation that helps the homeless, low-income and military families...

  • Overcrowding, illegal parking becoming a problem at Santa Margarita River Trail Preserve

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Jul 13, 2020

    It's a good problem to have at the Santa Margarita River Preserve if they are being honest. But it is no doubt a problem. The Santa Margarita River Trail Preserve, which is owned and managed by The Wildlands Conservancy, and the Santa Margarita Preserve, owned and operated by the county of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, has been experiencing large crowds flocking to the area since the preserve reopened May 9. That's the good part – they want people to enjoy the n...

  • Residents participate in Creek to Bay cleanup

    Updated Jul 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook's Keeping Fallbrook Litter Free volunteers joined an "army" of socially distanced volunteer environmental champions by cleaning up litter and pollution throughout Fallbrook Saturday, June 20. The event, held in conjunction with I Love A Clean San Diego's Creek to Bay cleanup, was one of hundreds of small efforts across San Diego County which helped prevent tons of litter from entering local creeks, bays and the ocean. This 18th annual cleanup is the l...

  • Fallbrook School of the Arts to reopen July 6

    Updated Jul 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook School of the Arts will reopen Monday, July 6, with a newly curated class curriculum. Classes will be offered in book arts, ceramics, drawing with charcoal and dry pigment color, ring making, creating warm glass trays and ceramic flowers, jewelry making, watercolor journaling and many more. For a full list of classes, visit http://www.fallschoolofthearts.org. A new protocol has also been created for employees, students, and visitors to ensure all are s...

  • Coping with the loss of a loved one while social distancing

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Coping with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in the best of times, but many people have had to confront such challenges at a time that is unlike any other in modern history. By the start of the second full week of May 2020, the World Health Organization reported that roughly 279,000 people across the globe had died from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Many of the 215 countries, areas or territories that reported cases of COVID-19 implemented social d...

  • Protecting dental patients during COVID-19 is a priority for dentist Clayton Cooke

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Patients of Dr. Clayton Cooke, DDS, have experienced the highest level of care and cleanliness in his office for many years. When COVID-19 began affecting society, this Fallbrook professional knew he wanted to go "above and beyond" what changes the governing agencies would require in reopening dental offices. Cooke's office is now open, and several new infection control strategies have been implemented to further protect his patients from the illness. "We want o...

  • Simple design steps can take your garden to the next level

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    John Raby The Associated Press The flower beds are finished, the vegetables are growing, and yet something could be missing from the backyard landscape: That "wow" factor. Adding a personal touch to the lawn and garden doesn't have to be complicated or break the family budget. Homeowners can transform an ordinary looking landscape with some imagination, design and perhaps the help of a local agriculture extension service, landscape professional or private nursery. "A garden...

  • NFPA underscores electrical safety in pools and at marinas during summer months

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    QUINCY, Mass. – With the arrival of summer and the July Fourth holiday weekend just around the corner, people are looking to take advantage of the easing of stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures. As many states begin allowing for more outside activities, the National Fire Protection Association reminded people about potential electrical hazards that exist in swimming pools and hot tubs, onboard boats and in waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. While most people are unaware of electrical dangers p...

  • NFPA underscores electrical safety in pools and at marinas during summer months

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    QUINCY, Mass. – With the arrival of summer and the July Fourth holiday weekend just around the corner, people are looking to take advantage of the easing of stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures. As many states begin allowing for more outside activities, the National Fire Protection Association reminded people about potential electrical hazards that exist in swimming pools and hot tubs, onboard boats and in waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. While most people are unaware of electrical dangers p...

  • Auditions open for Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'A Grand Night for Singing'

    Elizabeth Youngman Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Jul 2, 2020

    King’s Players recently announced auditions for children between eight and 20 years of age to be held Monday, July 6, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook. The singing auditions will be held from 6-8 p.m. at 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. Singers need to be prepared with a one-minute song. The show, “A Grand Night for Singing,” is a musical revue penned by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It will be a full-youth production with only a few featured adult soloists. Director Mary...

  • Beethoven Live' to be livestreamed

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Repertory Theatre is holding a fundraiser featuring the renowned pianist Hershey Felder in a direct live broadcast streamed from Florence, Italy. In a repeat of a past performance, “Beethoven Live,” Felder reenacts the maestro’s last days at the piano. The fee is a nonrefundable $55 per household for the streaming Sunday, July 12, at 5 p.m. PDT. For more details visit San Diego Repertory Theatre’s website at http://SDRT.org or call 619-544-1000 between noon and 6 p.m. The livestreaming event features the...

  • Sarah Porter graduates from the University of Utah

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    SALT LAKE CITY – Sarah Porter of Fallbrook graduated from the University of Utah, April 30. Porter, who earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy, was among the 8,628 graduates who were honored during the university’s first virtual commencement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The graduating class of 2020 included students who graduated summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020. Students in the class of 2020 ranged in age from 18 to 69 and earned 9,280 degrees. This class is the first to graduate from the u...

  • Rotary Club of Fallbrook presents scholarships to local high school students

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Rotary Club of Fallbrook awarded $3,000 to six local high school seniors. A long-standing tradition, the Rotary Club accepted applications from current high school students to award scholarships provided through the club’s fundraising efforts. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee had to forego the traditional interview process and select awardees based solely on their application. All applicants presented compelling application packets and were commended for their outstanding high school car...

  • Kornelsen named to dean's list

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Caroline Kornelsen of Fallbrook has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The dean’s list recognized nearly 1,800 students with superior academic performances at the end of the spring semester. To be on the dean’s list, University of Arkansas Little Rock students must earn at least nine credit hours and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. With about 10,000 students and 100 programs, University of Arkansas Little Rock offers learning, researc...

  • Ewig, Puerta, Schmutz receive FFA State Degree

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 2, 2020

    Three members of Fallbrook High School's National FFA Organization chapter have been awarded their FFA State Degree. Kassidy Ewig, Stefanie Puerta, and Ethan Schmutz met the requirements to obtain their FFA State Degree, which is the state level's highest honor. Puerta and Schmutz graduated from Fallbrook High School this spring. Ewig was a junior during the 2019-20 school year. On a statewide basis approximately 1,800 FFA members, or approximately 3% of all FFA members,...

  • Caitlin Miller named to dean's list

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – In recognition of academic performance, University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and be in good academic standing. Among those students earning this recognition is Caitlin Miller of Fallbrook. Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the university is an institution of regional distinction offering quality undergraduate, graduate, doc...

  • Christian Miller named to president's list

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – In recognition of academic performance, University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the president’s list for the spring 2020 semester. Christian Miller of Fallbrook was named to the president’s list for spring 2020. To be eligible for the president’s list, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0, receive an “A” grade in University of the Cumberlands Engage and be in good academic standing. University of the Cumberlands is the largest and most affordable private uni...

  • Amanda Smith named to dean's list

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    BOSTON – Amanda Smith of Fallbrook has been named to the Emerson College dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. Smith is studying writing, literature and publishing as a member of the class of 2021. The requirement to make Emerson College’s dean’s list is a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Based in Boston, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city's Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a...

  • SBA and Treasury announce new EZ and revised full forgiveness applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, has posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Donald Trump, June 5. In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application that applies to borrowers that: Are self-employed and have no employees; Did not reduce the salaries or w...

  • Marine Corps activates new battalion to fight in cyberspace

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    Gunnery Sgt. Charles McKelvey Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command An impactful change to Marine Corps cyberspace and information technology modernization occurred June 4, aboard U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton with the activation of 1st Network Battalion, which marked the beginning of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network Command and Control modernization implementation plan. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Juliet H. Calvin took command of the Marine Corps' newest...

  • Report details pandemic losses to California farms and ranches

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    SACRAMENTO – Pandemic-related losses to California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will range between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion in 2020, according to an economic study released June 23. The analysis showed the state’s agricultural sector has already suffered $2 billion in losses so far, from disrupted markets and rising production costs related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Financial impacts of the pandemic vary widely among different parts of the agricultural economy, according to the study, depending in part on...

  • Edward Jones ranks No. 1 among full-service investment firms

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 1 among investment firms for customer experience in the U.S. Customer Experience Index for 2020. It is the fifth consecutive year the firm has received the highest spot on the CX Index among investment firms from Forrester Research, an independent research firm. Forrester's Customer Experience Index methodology measures how well a brand's customer experience creates and sustains the loyalty of its customers. In a...

  • Historical society to reopen museum

    Updated Jul 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – After almost four months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fallbrook Historical Society will reopen July 12. For July and August, the Historical Society Heritage Center, located off Rockycrest Road, will be open every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The historical society board said they hoped to add Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. sometime in September. The main museum, Pittenger House and the Gem and Mineral Room will be available for tours starting July 12. Docents will be available to present guided tours, a...

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