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Articles from the July 21, 2016 edition


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  • Fallbrook luxury market sees significant drop in sales from 2015

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    Luxury homes have dropped in sales in the greater Fallbrook area this year in comparison to the luxury home market last year. According to the comparative market analysis (CMA) summary report, 31 homes priced at over one million dollars were sold in 2015. In the first six months, 20 luxury homes sold, with the other 11 homes sold in the second half of the year. In 2016, as of June 6, 58 homes over a million dollars were on the market, but only four homes had been sold at that...

  • Komski re-elected master of the California State Grange

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    RAINBOW – Fallbrook resident Ed Komski was re-elected master (president) at the 141st annual session of the California State Grange on June 25. Unopposed for a second term, Komski has led the state grange since it was re-chartered in July 2014. The convention was held at Orangevale Grange Hall, Orangevale, Calif. (near Sacramento) from June 23 to 26. Komski joined Rainbow Valley Grange #689 in 2003 and led its Youth Fair team for several years besides serving as master from 2...

  • Fallbrook man indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    SAN DIEGO − Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced six Southern California individuals were indicted on 135 felony counts for operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California and the Inland Empire, preying on homeowners facing foreclosure. One Fallbrook man, Marcus Robinson, was indicted in the scheme. According to the attorney general’s office, the case is being prosecuted by attorneys in the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, created by Harris in 2011 to prosecute mortgage fraud...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    July 7 2600 block Huffstatler Arrest: Felony, assault with a deadly weapon (semi-automatic) peace office/firefighter 800 block Olive Ave. Grand theft July 8 700 block Oak Glade Dr. Exhibit deadly weapon other than firearm 700 block Oak Glade Dr. Grand theft July 9 600 block Iowa St. Arrest: obstruct/resist executive officer with minor injury; use/under influence of controlled substance 200 block S. Brandon Missing juvenile/runaway 1000 block E. Mission Rd. Petty theft July 11 700 block W. Elder St. Possess controlled...

  • HiCaliber Horse Rescue saves horses, transforms the lives of its volunteers

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    Living in a rural community affords its residents many luxuries, including having horses on larger properties. It’s not uncommon to have folks riding their horses on the weekend, or to have children grow up familiar with the beautiful animals. However, not all horses are treated with dignity − some are mistreated, intentionally or unintentionally, and suffer tremendously for the majority of their lives. For some of these animals, the end of the road is the slaughterhouse. How...

  • Camp Pendleton brush fire at 10 percent containment

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    CAMP PENDLETON -- Military and civilian firefighters worked today to subdue a brush fire that has blackened about 2,000 open acres in the northern reaches of Camp Pendleton. As of late morning, the ground and airborne crews had the blaze roughly 10 percent contained, base officials said. The fire, which erupted Thursday afternoon, was posing no structural threats, according to the Camp Pendleton public-affairs office. Military firefighters were being assisted by crews from...

  • Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center makes temporary move to LifePointe Church

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

  • Girls and boys learn volleyball skills at camp

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

  • Thank you, Fallbrook

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    From the time I moved here in 1960, Fallbrook people have been so wonderful, considerate and compassionate to each other when help is needed. They are there for each other. For example, one of the pharmacists at CVS, Don Weeks, delivered my medication to my home when he got off work because I am unable to drive at the present time. We are so lucky to live in this community. Cathy Woodrey...

  • Beware of cell towers in your neighborhood

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    Verizon signed a contract with a homeowner in the Winterwarm/Jackson neighborhood to construct a cell tower on their property. We received a one-page project summary from the County's Planning and Development Services informing us of a proposed unmanned telecommunications site, which is a cell tower. It would be located within 100 yards of our home. The form stated the planning group meets on the third Monday of each month at Live Oak Elementary, and we could call the group chair with concerns. Realtor Magazine reported an...

  • Host families needed for exchange students

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    The non-profit high school foreign exchange student organization called CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is looking for volunteer host families for high-school-aged students that we have coming for the 2016-2017 school year. We accept all kinds of families (with kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, same-sex couples, etc.) Our students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. All that is required of a host family is to provide a bed and an extra...

  • FHD awards $681,186 in Community Health Contracts

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – At the regular meeting of the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) Board of Directors on July 13, Community Health Contracts (previously referred to as grants) were awarded to 18 non-profit organizations providing health and wellness services and programs in the communities of Bonsall, De Luz, Fallbrook and Rainbow. Since some entities sponsor more than one program, a total of 24 checks were issued totaling $681,186 for 2016-2017. The services provided through t...

  • Bonsall native Lloyd makes USA Olympic Team

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    Imagine dreaming of something spectacular as a young child, and then working non-stop to achieve that goal despite physical and emotional setbacks. Imagine the feeling when all the hard work results in the dream becoming a reality. Carli Lloyd, a native of Bonsall and a 2007 Fallbrook High School graduate, doesn't have to imagine. She's living her dream after being named to the U.S. Olympic women's volleyball team that will compete in Rio next month. "A lot of joy," said...

  • Volunteers needed for senior patrol

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Anyone interested in becoming part of the Fallbrook Sheriff Department's senior volunteer patrol is invited to submit an application at the substation, 380 E. Alvarado St. RSVP to Cindy Roark, assistant volunteer administrator, at (760) 451-3145. Individuals interested can submit an application until Aug. 18. Requirements for volunteers are being 50 years of age or older, having a valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance, passing a bac...

  • Chamber's Honorary Mayor Campaign is underway

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Honorary Mayor Campaign, a fundraiser for the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, has begun. Chamber staff are asking each local non-profit organization in the Chamber to nominate a candidate from their membership. The benefits to the organization are abundant. By participating, the organization supports the candidate and provides the assistance they need. The organization receives exposure throughout the campaign and highlighted exposure if its candidate wins. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 12, at 3...

  • Healing through journaling

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    BONSALL – All are invited to join TheInnerRevolution.org's interactive journaling workshop for a deeply healing process led by marriage and family therapist Helen Hillix and published writer Christine Benton. They will explore these two questions: "What do you want to change about the world?" and "What do you want to change about yourself?" Participants will engage in this opportunity to go deep within themselves and empower an "inner revolution" of growth and enlightenment. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 30 f...

  • Parkinson's support group changes July plans

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will not meet for its monthly meeting on Friday, July 22. The Fallbrook Support group will instead be gathering together with the North County Support group at its annual picnic on Wednesday, July 27 at Aviara Park in Carlsbad at 11:30 a.m. The next Fallbrook Support group monthly will be held on Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon (the fourth Friday of the month) at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. The program will be followed by a time of sharing, cof...

  • Fallbrook High Class of 1976 plans 40 year reunion

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School Class of 1976 will hold a reunion. They'll meet at Pala Mesa Resort at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The ticket price is $48 per person and includes a buffet dinner, raffle prizes, photographer, and favors. Only prepaid tickets are offered and RSVPs must be mailed by Aug 10. In the spirit of recent multi-year class reunions, the organizers invite alumni, teachers and family who shared their time at Fallbrook High to buy a ticket and join t...

  • Public invited to free National Dance Day activities

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – National Dance Day is a campaign which encourages Americans from preschool age to senior citizen to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. It is actively promoted by the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Wade into Fitness was the first to participate with the effort in Fallbrook, and has celebrated the event with the community ever since. Dance is not only aerobic and healthy, but has b...

  • Research shows too many babies are getting tans and sunburns

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    NEW YORK – Some babies are being exposed to the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first 6 months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable. In fact, a research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant's sun exposure each day, believing mistakenly that it would build their babies' tolerance to the sun's rays. As a result, 12 percent of the parents reported that their babies' skin had tanned b...

  • Seniors Helping Seniors is a 'win-win' for all involved

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    The national home care business Seniors Helping Seniors was founded in 1998 by Kiran Yocom, a woman who spent 14 years working with Mother Teresa. Yocom's concept: match seniors who want to provide compassionate help with seniors who are in need of help. Matt Obermueller, who owns and operates a Seniors Helping Seniors franchise in north inland San Diego county and has a Fallbrook office, spent 11 years in the Medicare insurance business before joining Yocom's campaign a year...

  • Donnelly in race for Honorary Mayor representing Senior Center

    Updated Jul 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook resident, Chamber of Commerce member and local business owner Tami Donnelly is running for the title of Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook. Donnelly, who owns the Hair Lounge on Main Ave., said she "loves the idea of running to support a charity" and has selected the Fallbrook Senior Citizens Service Club as her non-profit. Donnelly said she specifically wants to raise awareness of the Senior Center's home delivered meal program, which benefits local home-bound...