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  • Fallbrook Villa FC girls U12 team earns tourney title

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    The Fallbrook Villa FC competitive girls U12 soccer team competed in the Dave Shelton Memorial Soccer Tournament in Escondido the weekend of July 16-17. The team won two games both days and earned the championship with a 3-0 victory over the Vista Storm....

  • Warriors honored at post-season volleyball banquet

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Fallbrook High School's boys volleyball team held its post-season banquet May 27 at Pizza Hut. "Had a good time," said Fallbrook varsity coach Chip Patterson. The banquet included team awards as well as dinner. Junior outside hitter Justice Patterson was named as the team's Most Valuable Player. "Justice has been trying to be a leader of that team for two years since he was a freshman, so for him to achieve that his junior year shows that he's improving," Chip Patterson said. Justice Patterson achieved that improvement...

  • Fallbrook Open tennis tournament featured 175 participants

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    The Fallbrook Open tournament held at the Fallbrook Tennis Club during the first two weekends of June attracted 175 participants. "It went very well, especially considering the problems on the first Saturday, but most people were very understanding and reasonable and we had a good tournament," said tournament organizer Dorothy Roth. That first Saturday was June 4, when a fire in Rainbow closed southbound Interstate 15. Some participants withdrew from the tournament while...

  • Susan Shakespeare Page

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Susan Shakespeare Page passed away peacefully in the arms of her beloved husband Dick Page on July 21, 2016. Susie was born in Wolverhampton, England on July 28, 1944 and in 1956 her family relocated to Montreal, Canada, and then to Redondo Beach, Calif., where she graduated from Redondo Beach High School and USC School of Physical Therapy. While serving as Chief Physical Therapist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, she met her husband Dick, eventually retired an...

  • Wm. "Jody" Williams

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Wm. "Jody" Williams, long time resident of Fallbrook, passed away earlier this summer. Jody liked a good story, a good dog, and especially a good meal. He will be extremely missed by his wife Joan, family and lots and lots of friends. No services are planned at this time, but think of him next time you grab a coffee....

  • Early morning crash shuts down northbound 15

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    FALLBROOK - A fiery crash involving two big rigs on Interstate 15 near Fallbrook early today left at least one motorist injured and prompted authorities to shut down the northbound freeway. One of the tractor-trailers stalled, blocking the far right northbound lane near Mission Road and was struck by the second around 1:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. One of the trucks then caught fire. A North County fire dispatcher said at least one person involved in the crash was taken to a hospital. The wrecked...

  • Supervisors order study of Lilac Hills Ranch initiative

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    The petition to place Accretive Investments' proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development on the ballot had enough signatures to qualify the initiative for the November 2016 election. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has ordered an impact report to provide additional information prior to the Aug. 2 Board of Supervisors meeting at which the supervisors will take action to place the measure on the ballot if not adopt the measure. The supervisors' 4-0 vote July 19, with Bill Horn recusing himself due to a Fair Political...

  • BUSD to have $58 million bond on November ballot

    Updated Jul 28, 2016
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    The Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) will be placing a $58 million bond on the November ballot. A 4-0 BUSD board vote July 14, with Lou Riddle absent, sent the proposed bond to the Nov. 8 election for the district's voters. "It's an amazing opportunity," said BUSD superintendent Justin Cunningham. "Bonsall will have an opportunity to really create its future," If the bond passes, the school district will use the money for the construction of the new Bonsall High School and for construction of classrooms and other...

  • Music, food and fun at hoedown benefiting seniors

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

  • Warriors show their strength at Lift-a-Thon

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Cece Hallett photos FALLBROOK − Fallbrook High Football Players showed off their strength at the annual Lift-a-Thon held Saturday, July 16. The fundraiser for Warrior Football featured four lifts by each player – dead lift, bench, squat and power clean. Players challenged each other to achieve their max weight at each station. Senior Shon Hagan topped all challengers for the clean at 275 pounds, junior Esteban Camacho won out with a top bench lift of 245, and junior Mik...

  • Rugby in Rio: Fallbrook’s hometown Olympian

    Updated Jul 28, 2016

    Tom Pfingsten Special to The Village News When Richelle Stephens sets foot on the Olympic stage next month in Brazil, it will be, for the 20-year-old Fallbrook native, the latest step in a journey that began with rugby tryouts at Potter Jr. High School six years ago. Back in 8th grade, Stephens was a softball player. She’d participated in the Don Dornon track and field games at Fallbrook High School three times, and had never played a minute of rugby before that day at P...