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Articles from the July 28, 2016 edition


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  • Lamberson ends negotiations with Vaubel, closes Fallbrook Golf Club

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Negotiations between owner Jack Lamberson and prospective buyer Harold Vaubel regarding the purchase of Fallbrook Golf Course, Inc. came to an abrupt end Tuesday morning when Lamberson demanded that Vaubel, who had been operating the course since July 1, leave the property immediately. Lamberson then informed workers that Vaubel had employed that he was closing the course. "The golf course is closed due to negotiations," said Lamberson when contacted at the course Tuesday. Lamberson has been trying to sell Fallbrook Golf Cour...

  • Camp Pendleton now under new command

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    CAMP PENDLETON – Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta relinquished command of Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, to Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton's Ranch House, July 15. Banta assumed command of MCI-West, MCB Camp Pendleton in August of 2014. Under his command, MCI-West earned several energy-related honors, including a Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Platinum-Level Award. In a letter f...

  • County conducts mosquito larvicide drop

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office San Diego County’s Department of Environmental Health is scheduled to drop mosquito-fighting larvicide on 48 local waterways four more times this year, on Aug. 3, Aug. 24, Sept. 14, and Oct. 5. The county has used helicopters to drop solid, granola-sized larvicide on ponds, rivers and wetlands for more than a decade to help control mosquitoes and West Nile virus, a potentially deadly virus that can be transmitted to h...

  • Veteran wins gold medal

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

  • Two seats open this election on Fallbrook Healthcare District board

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK − There will be two seats open in the November election on the board of directors for the Fallbrook Healthcare District. The term of office for a director is four years. Following the election, the term of office for the two individuals would be December 2016 through November 2020. The district is committed to identifying, promoting and supporting a broad range of healthcare related needs within the district and managing healthcare district assets. Revenue of the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) comes solely t...

  • Rotary Club of Fallbrook Honors Local Community Leader

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK − On Friday, September 16, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook will host its major fundraising event of the year, Lobster on the Green, at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens. This gala event includes a fun evening of champagne, cocktails and appetizers with a silent auction followed by dinner and live auction. All event net proceeds are reinvested in local community charities that support youth, seniors, Fallbrook beautification, the arts and international projects. The Rotary Club of Fallbrook will honor Mary P...

  • Fallbrook FFA had banner year at the fair

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – At the 2016 San Diego County Fair themed Mad about the Fair, Fallbrook FFA (Future Farmers of America) had a banner year. Students at Fallbrook High School raise and show poultry, dairy goats, market goats, market lambs, market hogs, and market steers. Banner winners receive either reserve or grand champion for each class and potentially can move on to receive the highest award of Overall Reserve or Grand Champion. Fallbrook students who were awarded banners for m...

  • Mi Amigo Restaurant and Bakery: big on taste, light on wallet

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Mi Amigo Restaurant and Bakery is a friend to both your taste buds and your wallet. Owned and operated for more than 20 years by Rafael and Esperanza Guerrero, Mi Amigo offers quality Mexican food at bargain prices. Delicious soft tacos cost just $1.50 and are presented with a healthy portion of the meat of your choice – carne asada (steak), abodada (marinated pork), longaniza (sausage, Mi Amigo's is made with beef), chicken, or shredded beef – topped with onions and cil...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    July 13 1400 block Broken Arrow Ln. (1) Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia 1400 block Broken Arrow Ln. (2) Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia; possession of narcotic controlled substance July 14 500 block Shady Glen Dr. Vandalism Donnil @ Surpale Ranch Rd. Possess marijuana for sale July 15 2100 block Fallen Leaf Ln. Petty theft July 17 S. Mission Rd. @ S. Stage Coach Ln. Arrest: Felony, obstruct/resist executive officer with minor injury; drunk in public July 18 300 block Ivy Ln. Recovery of stole...

  • Grisafi of Fallbrook graduates from RIT

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    ROCHESTER, NY – Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) celebrated its 131st Academic Convocation in May, and diplomas were distributed to graduates following the event at separate ceremonies held by each of RIT's nine colleges and two academic centers. Nicholas Grisafi of Fallbrook received a BS in computer science from RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT e...

  • Paula Azevedo graduates from University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    LITTLE ROCK − Paula Azevedo of Fallbrook earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Graduates were recognized during a May 14 commencement ceremony at the UALR Jack Stephens Center. With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UALR offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas' capital city....

  • Fallbrook trio make Dean's List at Azusa Pacific University

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    AZUSA – Three students from Fallbrook made the academic Dean's List at Azusa Pacific University. They are Rebecca Allen, a biochemistry major; Nicholas Devera, a applied exercise science major; and Michelle Madden, a nursing major. These students are honored for a spring 2016 grade-point average of 3.5 or better, and are joined by 1,957 students receiving the same honor. Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God first and excellence in higher education. With 71 bachelor's degrees, 47 m...

  • Thomas Mountain Ranch community water system remains in limbo

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    The specter of one of the longest lasting court cases in the United States District Court, Southern District of California, has once again reared its ugly head in an Anza housing development over water rights. The initial case occurred in 1951, when the US government sued thousands of landowners in and around Fallbrook in a move to secure Camp Pendleton’s water right. The issue was once again brought up when Thomas Mountain Ranch (TMR) developer Greg Burnet requested an amendment to his planned housing development. The Rivers...

  • Fallbrook Library, Literacy Center need volunteers to help teach English

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fall is around the corner, and the Fallbrook Library and the Fallbrook Literacy Center are looking for people willing to teach local adults English. Tutors do not need teaching experience as they will be given 12 hours of training and all instructional materials. Tutors must speak fluent English and “have empathy for the adult learner trying to acquire a new language” and be available for 1 1/2 hours a week for at least six months. Because only English is spoken in the classes, tutors do not need to know their...

  • 'Meet and Greet' at Live Oak Elementary

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Live Oak Elementary School will host a "Meet and Greet" on Friday, Aug. 12, in the school's courtyard from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The school is located at 1978 Reche Rd. Attendees will have the opportunity to view class lists, take a look inside classrooms, and visit with teachers. Live Oaks serves students in grades TK (transitional kindergarten) through sixth....

  • Osowski to speak at Fallbrook Democratic Club meeting

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook High School assistant principal Stephanie Osowski, Ed.D, will be the featured speaker at the Fallbrook Democratic Club meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Hilltop Center, 331 E. Elder St. Everyone is welcome to attend. Osowski will discuss many topics, including the "Challenge Day" event that Fallbrook High School hosted last spring to promote inclusion among the diverse student body. The Fallbrook D...

  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation 

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on July 22 announced that he has signed the following bills: - AB 857 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Firearms: identifying information. - AB 1311 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Temporary services employees: wages. - AB 1645 by Assemblymember Matthew M. Dababneh (D-Encino) – Mortgage guaranty insurance. - AB 1684 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) – Civil actions: human trafficking. - AB 1700 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) ...

  • This session is winding down

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD 75 – (R) The Legislature recessed in July and returns Aug. 1. Hundreds of bills await final approval before the Legislature adjourns Aug. 31. Several of my bills passed the Assembly and are currently pending in the Senate. These include AB 59, which extends the sunset date for Laura’s Law allowing counties to provide assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for severely mentally ill, and AB 1754, which sets up a San Diego County pilot program to fund counseling services for elder and dependent adult...

  • When hospitals post doctor ratings, who benefits?

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Cheryl Clark Senior healthcare reporter at inewsource When Scripps Health started using patients’ reviews to give online ratings to hundreds of its doctors last August, the San Diego health system became the second in California to do so and one of a dozen nationwide. Scripps Health is so far the only San Diego County health system that uses patient reviews to provide online ratings of some of its doctors. They’re supposed to help patients pick physicians, but some sug...

  • How to recognize water damage in a home

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Homes are potentially susceptible to a host of problems. While unforeseen problems can prove costly, homeowners who keep attentive eyes on their homes can oftentimes discover small problems before they escalate. Water damage is a potentially costly problem that can afflict any home. Old homes tend to be most susceptible to water damage, and that damage can manifest itself in various ways. The following are some telltale signs of water damage that should give p...

  • Women's Connection to hear about traveling bus, and legal services

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The next Fallbrook Women’s Connection brunch is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens. Guest speaker and professional singer June Wade invites everyone to hop on her traveling bus to experience, “The Most Fantastic Trip of a Lifetime!” She will sing throughout her talk. Rima Aboulhosen will share information on legal service plans offering identity theft restoration and a variety of legal services from a...

  • Sigmon 'honored' to be candidate for honorary mayor

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Marc Sigmon is becoming well-known in Fallbrook. A relatively new Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce member, Sigmon became an ambassador for the chamber this year. When he heard about Fallbrook's honorary mayor opportunity, Sigmon could think of no other cause he wanted to represent. A U.S. Navy veteran, Sigmon spent 20 years in the service with tours in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq. As a Charles E. Swisher Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924 member, Sigmon v...

  • Old Town Temecula Theater announces two shows

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    TEMECULA – The Old Town Temecula Community Theater will present the two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot. Based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, Green Day's American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it has never gone before. This energy-fueled rock opera includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, and also includes several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. The performance schedule is as follows: July 29-30, 7:30 p.m.; July 31, 2 p...

  • Tribute concerts headline free shows at Pala in August

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    PALA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort will continue to offer plenty of free entertainment events in August, including three tribute concerts. The entertainment schedule is below: Tribute Concerts, Infinity Showroom Saturdays at 8 p.m. - Aug. 6 – Boys of Summer, a tribute to The Eagles, followed by Club Infinity with DJ Darren Meyer - Aug. 13 – Generation Idol, a tribute to Billy Idol, followed by Club Infinity with DJ Dennis Blaze - Aug. 27 – Kenny Hale Band, followed by Club In...

  • Senior Golf Scores

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Fallbrook at Morgan Run July 15, 2016 Fallbrook 12 Morgan Run 6 Fallbrook Low Nets Larry Sheldrup 67 Mark Hubbs 73 Tom Beyer 76 Mike Craighead 76 Morgan Run Low Nets Joseph Samson 69 Mike Coleman 74 Jason Hartman 77 Morgan Run at Fallbrook July 22, 2016 Fallbrook 10 Morgan Run 8 Fallbrook Low Nets Robby Bush 65 Larry Sheldrup 66 Mark Hubbs 70...

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