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  • Frazier School holds fun family nights

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – As the school year winds down at William H. Frazier School, the family nights are just warming up! “Our PTA works incredibly hard all year to support our students and teachers. As a school, we wanted to be able to give back to our wonderful volunteers by hosting family nights that they could attend with their families without having to worry about planning and running them,” said Emily Just, assistant principal. “This is my first year at this school and I...

  • Zion Lutheran School continues legacy of excellence

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    Proof of excellence is apparent when a private school starts receiving second generation students. Such is the case with Zion Lutheran School in Fallbrook which will celebrate its 30th year in 2014. “Educating the children of previous students is the best recommendation there is,” said principal Donna Woods. “We fully recognize that our children are our future and we want to provide an excellent educational experience for them.” Fully accredited by the Western Associa...

  • Fallbrook High students are sewing for a cause

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School fashion department has just completed an extra sewing project for the community. The students were encouraged to sew small soft hats called snoods. These hats will be collected and donated to the cancer ward at Children’s Hospital during the summer and will also be handed out by the Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC) students at the American Cancer society’s Relay for Life. Many APIC members and fashion students came in after sch...

  • Local tavern holds fundraiser for senior meals

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

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  • Dog obedience classes start June 26

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Community Center will continue to offer its popular dog obedience class with a new session beginning Wednesday, June 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Dogs will learn to be socialized, listen to basic commands such as sit, heel, stay and lay down, while pet owners will learn to develop their leadership skills. The instructor will be dog trainer Rick Williams, who has more than 15 years experience training canines to become pet-therapy, search and rescue, and companion dogs. Dogs must be four months old or...

  • Motorcyclist hit by SUV

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – OnTuesday, June 11, at approximately5:28 a.m.,a 2012 Chevy Traverse driven Murrieta man was stopped westbound on East Mission Rd. and turning left onto Live Oak Park Road. The driver of the Traverse failed to see a motorcyclist traveling eastbound on East Mission Road and turned directly in front of it. The rider of the 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster, Kenneth Nair, 32, was hit by the Traverse and ejected. The victim’s body then collided into the left front of a 2006 Chevy 2500 that was stopped at the stop s...

  • Senior Cribbage Challenge June 27; Oceanside won May event

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    VISTA – The next Senior Cribbage Challenge will be held on Thursday, June 27 beginning at 12:15 p.m. at the Vista Elks Lodge, 1947 E. Vista Way. The lodge serves lunch beginning at 11: 15 a.m. The Oceanside Senior Center Cribbage Team has defeated the Fallbrook Senior Center team for the fifth time in 2013.In the 41-player Senior Challenge held May 23, the Oceanside team won 74 games compared with 72 wins for Fallbrook. The top three players all won six games without a skunk.Mike Duffy of Fallbrook took first-place and...

  • Healthcare district awards 21 grants totaling $556,159

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – At its June 12 meeting, the Fallbrook Healthcare District board awarded grants totaling $556,159 to non-profit agencies that provide health and wellness services to the people of the greater Fallbrook community. Types of services and programs that received grants included medical, dental and mental health services and educational, therapeutic, ancillary, and preventive programs. The district had defined three categories into which programs or services had to fit in the realm of healthcare:...

  • Space Adventure, Mining and Crafting camps offered at community center

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, Space Adventures Camp is packed full of models that will make children’s imagination blast off. Each day campers will learn about real life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. Lego Star Wars-themed models, games and challenges are also included. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and meets Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids can experience the world of Minecraft Bricks 4 Kidz style. Mining and crafting is a...

  • Fallbrook fire engines present at Fire and Safety Expo

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    One current North County Fire Protection District fire engine and one former Fallbrook Fire Protection District engine were present at the Fire and Safety Expo which took place June 8 at the San Diego County Fair. A current engine from Station 1 was part of the festivities, and a 1957 Dodge W-500 Power Wagon Howe Pumper which once served the Fallbrook Fire Protection District was also displayed. In 1995 the Cajon Speedway, the Burn Institute, and local fire departments...

  • FBA announces winners of 2013 Outstanding Landscape awards

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) has announced the winners of the sixth annual Fallbrook Outstanding Landscape awards. The FBA received approximately 30 nominations this year across the five award categories. The winner of this year’s Residential Award was the Harris family home at 2739 Melaleuca Lane. The home’s 2 ½ acres was a blank canvas when the family moved to Fallbrook in 2007. The owners’ design skills are on display with a yard that pops w...

  • Locals walk to feed the hungry

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

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  • Woman's club members win awards

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Woman’s Club announced winners in the Fine Arts and Craft divisions at its June 6 meeting. These winners had previously been awarded at the California Federation of Women’s Clubs state convention. . Chris Hawranik received first place in novice watercolor. Elizabeth Johnson received a second place and the Members Choice Best of Show with her advanced oil painting. Gabriella Perko, a Bonsall 5th Grade student, earned third place in the student com...

  • Artificial turf issues discussed at Fallbrook Union High School District meeting

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    The Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) board of trustees discussed the costs of maintaining school facilities, including the artificial turf field, at its June 10 meeting. The board is currently considering increasing the facilities fees for the entire district, as existing use fees are the lowest in the North County area, it was stated. It was also noted that only CIF-related sports are permitted to use stadiums with artificial turf on game days in other school districts. According to the FUHSD board meeting...

  • Greenwood honored

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

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  • FPUD briefs Congressional aides on project

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    Fallbrook Public Utility District general manager Brian Brady and FPUD assistant general manager Jack Bebee traveled to Washington, DC, to brief Congressional staff members on the Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project. Brady and Bebee flew into Washington on June 10 and spent June 11 and June 12 briefing staff of U.S. Senate members Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and U.S. House of Representatives members Duncan Hunter and Ken Calvert. “We felt very positive about the meetings,” Brady said. The Santa Margarita Riv...

  • O'Connor resigns from FUHSD; trustee seat open for applications

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    An individual is being sought to fill a position on the Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) board of trustees following the notice of resignation submitted by Bill O’Connor, who has served in the position for seven years. The unification of the Bonsall school district is what has necessitated the action, since district governing board members must reside in the school district they serve. O’Connor’s residence will now be within the Bonsall Unified boundary. “When the effort to pass Proposition B was underwa...

  • List of crime-free apartment communities grows

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    Keeping an apartment community crime-free is something that is done deliberately by a property owner and/or manager whose priority is to provide a safe residential living option for local individuals and families. And the good news is that the number of those properties in Fallbrook is growing. “We are pleased to report we now have 18 certified Crime Free Multi Housing communities in Fallbrook,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Todd Richardson. “The program has been a great success in our...

  • Two fundraisers now planned to help Pellanda-Nair family; parking lot sale June 22; golf tournament June 30

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK - Two fundraising events have been planned to help the Pellanda-Nair family as a result of the death of Kenny Nair on June 11. Kenny was hit and killed by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle on East Mission Road. His wife, Paige (Pellanda) Nair is expecting the couple’s first child, a son, Liam, any day. Parking Lot Sale The first fundraising event will be a parking lot sale on Saturday, June 22 near the Beauty Bar salon, 1189 E. Mission Road (in Plaza 395 lot). Additional donations are being sought for the s...

  • Western-style fundraiser offered Sept. 6

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Rally for Children’s annual fundraiser will offer western-style fun on Sept. 6 at Rawhide Ranch. Proceeds will benefit Arts in the Park 2014 as well as other charitable causes. The event, which will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., will include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, dinner, dessert, a silent auction, a raffle and entertainment. For ticket information ($60/each), call Donna Reisbeck-Stoewer at (760) 723-7197 or email [email protected]....

  • Free e-waste recycling event July 27-28

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – A free e-waste recycling community collection event will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Albertsons, 1133 South Mission Road, Fallbrook. The recycling event will be hosted by Community Outreach Ministry, with proceeds benefiting the 13th annual Community Outreach Ministry Angel Tree Christmas Party celebration, which provides food and clothing for children whose parents are incarcerated....

  • Vacation Bible School June 24 to 28

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Youth in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join in Vacation Bible School at Fallbrook First Baptist Church from June 24 to 28, 9 a.m. to noon. To learn more, call (760) 728-7771 or visit www.answersvbs.com/vbs/fallbrookfbc. The church is located at 221 N. Pico Ave....

  • Update on Phalla Geyer

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    Just a note to let you know that there is a website at www.phalla.com that has information on Phalla and her story. We are trying to raise money for eye tracking hardware for Phalla to help her communicate using the computer. My son wrote a program hoping it would help but with limited use of her hand she has been unable to use it. Thanks again to the many people who have helped us in our fight to gain some independence for Phalla and the everyday things we need to keep the home fires burning while we await her return to her...

  • Thank you Village News

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    On behalf of the Fallbrook Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee (FCCPC) and our community, we would like to thank Fallbrook Village News editor Debbie Ramsey and journalist Andrea Verdin. Andrea’s article, in the May 30 edition, about the crime prevention meeting on May 22 entitled, “Street gang somewhat disorganized after recent busts,” was exceptionally well written and thorough. FCCPC truly appreciates the extensive exposure given to our meeting. The article was a valuable asset to those who were unable to attend. They fo...

  • Re: "Democratic Club supports legislation on firearm sales" [Letter, 6/6/2013]

    Updated Jun 20, 2013

    This is in response to a letter by Michael Summers, president of Fallbrook Democratic Club, calling for public support of Obama’s oppressive laws that Obama claims will reduce gun violence. What action would the Democrats Club have us take? Do we really need more laws restricting our freedom and attempting to dilute our 2nd Amendment rights? Do you really think background checks will stop criminals from acquiring guns? In your letter you state that a national survey by the Washington Post (liberal newspaper) showed that 88 p...

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