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Articles from the July 8, 2021 edition


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  • Car passenger killed in suspected DUI crash in Fallbrook ID'd

    Village Staff|Updated Jul 12, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - Authorities today publicly identified a 54-year old man who died this week in a suspected DUI crash in northern San Diego County. Timothy Campbell of Oceanside was a passenger in an eastbound 1996 Cadillac Seville that veered off a curving stretch of roadway in the 1900 block of East Alvarado Street in Fallbrook, struck a tree and overturned shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol and county Medical Examiner's Office....

  • Bonsall barn burns in early morning

    Village Staff|Updated Jul 12, 2021

    A fire that was reported at 3:33 am this morning, Saturday, July 3, was confined y firefighters to just the barn. On scene was North County Fire Protection District, Vista Fire and CalFire San Diego. This is an early version story. More will be reported as it becomes available....

  • Silvergate and Fallbrook Vintage Car Club celebrate dads

    Updated Jul 12, 2021

    FALLBROOK – On Thursday June 17, Fallbrook Vintage Car Club members staged 15 vintage cars at the Fallbrook Silvergate Retirement Residence to display in a car show associated with a Silvergate Father's Day BBQ event. Silvergate provided a free BBQ meal of steak, chicken, corn on cob, beans, and ice cream which the FVCC members thoroughly enjoyed. Entertainment during the meal was provided by "Frankie and the Invisibles" playing many classic rock and roll tunes from the 5...

  • Building a hydroponic garden

    Updated Jul 10, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Hydroponic gardening can change people's perceptions of what's needed to grow vibrant plants. Rather than soil, all you may need for a hydroponic garden is water to grow a variety of healthy, strong plants. Although it seems like a futuristic concept, hydroponics – growing plants without soil – actually dates back many centuries. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and The Floating Gardens of China are two of the earliest examples of hydroponics. According to Fullbloom Hydroponics, hydroponic gardening is a metho...

  • NFPA provides safety guidance for grilling and outdoor activities

    Updated Jul 10, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – With summer officially here and COVID-19 restrictions loosening around the country, many people will look to grilling, cookouts, and other outdoor gatherings to enjoy the warm weather. The National Fire Protection Association is providing important reminders and guidelines for safely enjoying these activities. Make sure your gas grill is working properly Leaks or breaks are primarily a problem with gas grills. Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. If your grill has a g...

  • Senior center, Sandia Creek bridge, USO to benefit from county grants

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 10, 2021

    The awards of Neighborhood Reinvestment Program and Community Enhancement grants from the County of San Diego will provide funding for the Fallbrook Senior Center, the Sandia Creek Drive bridge, and United Services Organizations on Camp Pendleton. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 June 29 to allocate $18,134 to the Fallbrook Senior Citizens Service Club which operates the Fallbrook Senior Center, $5,000 to California Trout, Inc., to help with engineering costs to replace the Sandia Creek Drive bridge, and $2...

  • Assessment increased for PRD zones

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 10, 2021

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved increases for six permanent road division zones including PRD Zone No. 13A in Pala Mesa and PRD Zone No. 13B in Stewart Canyon. The supervisors' 5-0 vote June 30 increased the assessment for PRD Zone No. 13A from $0 to $50 per benefit unit and the assessment for PRD Zone No. 13B from $25 to $100 per benefit unit. The average single-family residence is three benefit units, so the annual assessment for the average single-family residence would be $150 for PRD Zone No. 13A and...

  • Murphy & Murphy 7th annual Charity Golf and Dinner event cancelled

    Village News Staff|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    The seventh annual fundraiser benefiting the Fallbrook Food Pantry has been cancelled. It was expected to net the pantry over $100,000 this August. FFP Executive Director Shae Gawlik said, “This is a major blow to our organization which feeds over 2500 households monthly throughout the year. We are scrambling to overcome this.” Chris Murphy of Murphy & Murphy Southern California Realty expressed his disappointment that it wasn’t going to work out this year. “It’s so important and it’s a really fun event. We had our themes...

  • Meals on Wheels to host 'Reels on Wheels' Grease sing-along drive-in gala

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – Get ready to have a blast this summer with nonprofit Meals on Wheels San Diego County at its “Reels on Wheels” Drive-In Grease Sing-Along Gala on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Attendees will have the opportunity to sing and jive to the most successful movie musical of all time, “Grease.” Sing-along lyrics will be shown on the movie screen and all attendees are encouraged to dress the part. “We planned a drive-in so that we could all gather safely but we are hopeful...

  • Summer school starts Monday in FUESD

    Rick Monroe, Special to Village News|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    Summer school in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School begins Monday, July 12, and continues through July 30 at three elementary schools and Potter Jr. High School. The elementary schools hosting summer school are Maie Ellis, La Paloma, and Fallbrook STEM Academy. The theme is “Space,” bringing in NASA, astronauts, outer space, science experiments, and learning activities. The three-week program runs 8 a.m. to noon at the elementary schools, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Potter. Dr. Lea Curcio, Director of Curriculum and...

  • Local artist publishes children's book

    Chloe Shaver, Intern|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    Local artist Jacquie Hughes recently published her first children's book, "Lizzy & Snart: The Adventures of the Magical Potion." Available now, this local artist worked for over three years to write, illustrate, and self-publish her first book. Hughes worked with watercolors to illustrate the 35-page book. Her book is about gratitude and friendship, something which she said is necessary during this time period. She wants readers to "recognize that a lot of times we hope and...

  • Boulanger raises FFA grand champion/supreme reserve champion goat

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    Cassidy Boulanger showed a goat at the San Diego County Fair's market livestock show, which was chosen as the Future Farmers of America grand champion goat and then the supreme reserve champion goat. Boulanger raised as well as showed Stimpy, a male Boer goat who weighed 65 pounds when placed on the fair scales. Boulanger, who completed 11th grade last month, joined Fallbrook High School's FFA chapter as a freshman. She had not been involved in 4-H prior to becoming a...

  • Long-time teachers honored at retirement

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

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  • New Red Mountain lease approved for Riverside County's emergency communications system

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    Red Mountain is in San Diego County, but the County of Riverside leases a site on Red Mountain for that county's Public Safety Enterprise Communications radio system and on June 29 the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a new lease. The supervisors' 5-0 vote extended the lease agreement with American Tower, LLC, to 2026. Although the lease is only for five years, two additional five-year options will allow for renewal without subsequent Board of Supervisors approval should the county's Information Technology depar...

  • California Connections Academy celebrates nearly 900 graduating seniors

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – California Connections Academy, a tuition-free network of online public schools serving students in grades TK-12 across 32 counties in California since 2004, celebrated nearly 900 graduating seniors on June 23. Despite the challenges of the last year with the ongoing pandemic, school administrators and teachers were still able to honor the graduating class with proper pomp and circumstance during the virtual graduation ceremony. The California Connections Academy Class of 2021 is comprised of g...

  • Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

    Roger Boddaert, Special to the Village News|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    On a recent visit to Arizona, I took a side field trip to the famous homestead of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural foundation, Taliesin West. Just east of Sedona lies Taliesin West, the home, studio, museum, and the land of this organic architect who set completely new standards in the world of architecture at that time and for the future. Born in Wisconsin, June 8, 1867, Wright spent his early years studying architecture and engineering with six years in the prestigious...

  • Baker named to Dean's list

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    LEWISBURG, PENN. – Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. Those students recognized include Alec Baker, class of 2023, from Bonsall. Bucknell University is a highly selective private liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, a...

  • Street lighting district assessment decreased

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    The annual assessment for properties in Zone A of the San Diego County Street Lighting District has been decreased. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote June 30 lowered the assessment from $10 to $7 per equivalent dwelling unit. The action also approved the engineer's report. In 2020 the county completed a retrofit of street lights from high-pressure sodium bulbs to light emitting diode illumination, and the energy cost savings allowed for the assessment decrease. The San Diego County Street Lighting District was...

  • Community car show is coming to Fallbrook

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    FALLBROOK – A new event is coming to downtown Fallbrook this summer. Groupe N. County Car Club, with the help of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, is having a community car show on Main Avenue, Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groupe N. County Car Club is a local chapter started in 2020 and is part of a larger club that has been around for 50 years. They said they feel holding a car show downtown is a way to bring business to Fallbrook and local awareness to the area. Most of the members are locals who were raised h...

  • Miss Fallbrook and Miss Teen Fallbrook pageant to be held July 17

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Village Rotary Club presents the Miss Fallbrook and Miss Teen Fallbrook 2021 contestants. These young women have taken a great step toward improving their futures through interview skills and public speaking workshops offered by Fallbrook Village Rotary and Carol Hodges with Toastmasters, as well as community interaction and personal growth. During the 10 weeks of pre-pageant rehearsals, each contestant is required to raise a minimum sponsorship f...

  • CAL FIRE seizes nearly 80,000 pounds of illegal fireworks

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    SACRAMENTO – With support from regional fire and law enforcement officials, CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal announced July 1 the results of major efforts to curb the illegal importation of dangerous fireworks into California. Throughout May and June, CAL FIRE-OSFM law enforcement personnel conducted targeted interdiction operations along the California border seizing nearly 80,000 pounds of illegal fireworks. “There is no excuse for breaking the law and attempting to transport illegal fireworks into Calif...

  • 'Marriage Hut' earns national recognition for saving weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Clerk's Office has been recognized by the National Association of Counties with a 2021 NACo Achievement Award for innovative excellence in County Administration of Management. The Clerk's office was recognized for transforming a vacant snack shop into the "Marriage Hut" in order to continue issuing marriage licenses and perform ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 1,600 couples with appointments to be married, on March 19, 2020 G...

  • Three San Diego County beaches ranked among cleanest in state

    City News Service|Updated Jul 9, 2021

    A trio of San Diego County beaches landed on an environmental group's annual honor roll listing of beaches with perfect year-round water-quality grades, but two others were ranked as among the most-polluted in the state thanks to Tijuana River sewage flow, according to a report released last week. A total of 35 California beaches earned spots on the Heal the Bay's Honor Roll, released June 29. Orange County led the way with 10 entries on the list. San Diego County beaches...

  • Two dead after vehicle found down embankment in Fallbrook

    City News Service|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    FALLBROOK -The bodies of two men were found after a vehicle was found 100 feet down an embankment. It was not known when the crash occurred, but the vehicle was found at 4:22 p.m. Sunday off of southbound Interstate 15 near Mission Road, according to the North County Fire Protection District. A person at the scene told California Highway Patrol officers the Toyota sedan had been missing since Friday. The CHP said officers weren't immediately able to locate the car's occupants...

  • Accident at Main Ave and Alvarado leaves one vehicle flipped on roof

    Village Staff|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    A car accident between two vehicles left one flipped on it's roof at about 2:45 pm today. North County Fire and the Sheriffs are on scene. Early Version story. More will be reported as information is available....

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