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Articles from the July 10, 2016 edition


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  • Probation check leads to two arrests

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On June 30, at 7 p.m., deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department conducted a probation compliance operation in the Fallbrook command area. The purpose of the compliance operation was to verify that probationers were in compliance with the conditions of their release. The operation resulted in the arrests of 50 year old Rigoberto Barajas and 33 year old Ryan Zimmerman. Barajas was taken into custody on a new narcotics related charge. Zimmerman was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant r...

  • Driver cell phone usage up despite obvious dangers

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    SACRAMENTO – Despite the well-known dangers of distracted driving, the number of California drivers who use mobile devices while they drive is on the rise. In a study conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in April 2016, at least 12.8 percent of California drivers were observed using a mobile device during the day, up from 9.2 percent in 2015 and eclipsing the previous high of 10.8 percent in 2013. Due to the difficulty of observing mobile device use in a vehicle, these figures are considered minimums, wit...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    June 24 1500 block Alturas Rd. Stolen Vehicle 5800 block Olive Hill Rd. Grand theft June 25 1600 block Gum Tree Ln. Domestic violence incident June 26 200 block Yucca Rd. Use/under influence of a controlled substance 200 block Yucca Rd. Vandalism 800 block S. Main Arrest: possession of controlled substance paraphernalia; obstruct/resist peace officer/EMT; possession of controlled substance 1500 block S. Mission Shoplifting 31400 block Lake Vista Circle Death (coroner's case) 100 block E. Kalmia St. Arrest: Felony, threaten...

  • San Jacinto Ranger District campgrounds, trails now open

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    IDYLLWILD – United States Forest officials in the San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto District report the districts campgrounds, since opening day May 21, have almost filled up every weekend and hikers continue to enjoy the wilderness trails despite some continuing trail closures. The mild weather has helped campers and hikers enjoy their outings more this season along with slightly better rainfall quantities that have kept fire danger slightly lower than in the past f...

  • Alina Gonzalez named to Dean's List

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    HEMPSTEAD, NY − Alina Gonzalez of Fallbrook excelled during the spring 2016 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Dean's List. Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university just 25 miles from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. The school is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students known for civic engagement and public service....

  • Filing period to open for property tax assessment appeals

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK − San Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2016-2017 year may file an application to appeal them between July 2 and Nov. 30, David Hall, Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Boards, announced recently. Applications and information booklets are available on the County’s website, www.sdcounty.ca.gov/cob/aab/index.html. Residents may also pick them up and speak with staff at the Clerk of the Board’s office in the County Administration Center, located at 1600 P...

  • Easy home upgrades add style, function to interior, exterior spaces

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Whether you recently purchased a new house and are looking for ways to add your own style and personal touches or are looking to upgrade your longstanding home, it’s essential to add style and function when completing any home improvement project. From adding light and ventilation to updating your home’s safety, closets, facade or backyard, you can take advantage of these ideas to enhance the aesthetics of your house and improve its livability and capab...

  • Three Warrior baseball players named all-league

    Updated Jul 10, 2016

    This year's all-league baseball players for the Valley League include three Fallbrook High School team members. Bryson Spagnuolo was chosen for the Valley League first team, Pepe Soto was placed on the second team, and Collin Hoff was recognized at the honorable mention level. "They all had a tremendous year," said Fallbrook coach Pat Walker. Spagnuolo had 15 mound appearances during the 2016 season and compiled a 5-2 record with a 1.85 earned run average. Spagnuolo pitched 64 1/3 innings and limited opposing batters to 44...