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Articles from the August 4, 2016 edition


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  • Supervisors call for comprehensive update of PLDO

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    The County of San Diego ordinance which provides for the collection of Park Land Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) fees from developers to fund park improvements in the area of the development will be receiving an update. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote July 20 directed county staff to proceed with a comprehensive PLDO update while appropriating $300,000 into the Department of Parks and Recreation budget to cover the expenses of preparing the necessary studies. "I think it's long overdue," said Supervisor Dianne...

  • Relining of pipelines crossing Hwy. 76 in 2016-17 Aqueduct Operating Plan

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    The San Diego County Water Authority (CWA) annually develops an Aqueduct Operating Plan which was presented to the CWA's Engineering and Operations Committee during the committee's June 25 meeting, and the CWA plans to shut down its three Second Aqueduct pipelines which cross State Route 76 for inspection of the new relining. The presentation, which was a non-voting item for the committee and full CWA board, covered the Aqueduct Operating Plan (AOP) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017. The...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    July 18 Main Ave. & Alvarado Vandalism July 19 1300 block S. Mission Rd. Miscellaneous reports July 20 2400 block Vern Dr. Get credit with other's ID July 22 1100 block S. Mission Rd. Commercial burglary July 23 400 block Ammunition Rd. Vehicle burglary July 24 1100 block E. Fallbrook Found property 35000 block Rice Canyon Rd. Recovered stolen vehicle 1100 block E. Alvarado 5150/Mental disorder July 25 200 block W. Clemmens Ln. Rape by force/fear 900 block E. Mission Rd.(1) Arrest: Felony, obstruct/resist executive officer;...

  • Fallbrook Woman’s Club plans luncheon for new members

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club (FWC) will host a “Get Acquainted” luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11:30 a.m., at their historic clubhouse located at 238 W. Mission Road. Women in the Fallbrook area are invited to learn more about how the FWC provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills, exchange ideas, and form friendships, while addressing the needs of the Fallbrook community. The FWC was founded in 1907 as the Saturday Afternoon Club by the wives of local ranchers who came to town with their husband...

  • Rally for Children accepting requests for funding

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Rally for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of programs and projects for the benefit of children in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area, is now accepting written requests for funding. The deadline for requesting funds is Sept. 30, 2016. Rally for Children makes annual philanthropic donations. Last year, the following organizations received funding: Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, Fallbrook Food Pantry, Potter Jr. High School PTA, La Paloma Elementary PTA, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society, B...

  • How to photograph the night sky

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Camera Club will be presenting a program on night sky photography on Monday, Aug. 15. The program is titled "A Shot In The Dark." Visitors are always welcome. The presenters are Les and Mary Anderson. They have traveled extensively chasing solar eclipses all over the world and have photographed auroras in Iceland and Alaska. They were recently in Indonesia to photograph a solar eclipse from a ship! Besides being outstanding photographers, Les is currently the President of the Southern California A...

  • 'Very nice lady' comes to the rescue

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Sunday, July 24, our car broke down in downtown Fallbrook and a very nice lady, complete stranger, was nice enough to have our car towed home on her AAA card. I'm not sure of her first name, but believe her last name was Day. Whoever she was, she made our day! We missed the reunion of former Enterprise employees, but my wife, car, and I all made it home safe (50 miles!), thanks to this Good Samaritan. Where else but in Fallbrook do such nice people live? Don Lowry Former editor of the Fallbrook Enterprise...

  • Re: Sgt. Thomas helps Camp Pendleton personnel 'Stay Moto' [Village News, 6/16/16]

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Thank you for publishing the article "Sgt. Major Thomas helps Camp Pendleton..." As a retired Navy Chief, my husband has base access across the Armed Services. When we moved to Fallbrook a few years back, we began making trips to Camp Pendleton to access the commissary and exchange. Sgt. Major Thomas is always a bright spot in our day – we have actually deemed him "happy hands." He makes a difference in every person's life who passes through that gate while he is on shift. We are so glad you featured an article on a man a...

  • California can be the lead on legalized marijuana

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    On December 5, 1933, America ended its disastrous social experiment with alcohol prohibition. What followed was the workable compromise position that we still have: legal – but taxed and regulated. Here in California, we will soon vote on whether to establish the same kind of compromise position on recreational marijuana. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state, and Washington, D.C. have already done so. Here’s one example of their experience: According to the Drug Policy Alliance, after one year of retail sales and two...

  • Inalienable rights

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Sources of your rights as a citizen of the United States, the principal sources of your rights, is found in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. These were ratified by the 13 states Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1788 by action of over two-thirds delegates' approval of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It should be reasoned and expected the Fallbrook Library have books and copies of the Bill of Rights as a reasonable standard of obligation and standardization of operation. When there, you would think that...

  • What happens when you don’t do your job?

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Think your job is insignificant? Filling in time for extra cash? Who cares what you do anyway? Think again. When you do not do your job, ramifications can be detrimental and long lasting. On Saturday evening, July6 23, a call comes in to the answering service where you work as an operator. Perhaps you are chitchatting on another line. Perhaps you are in a heated discussion with your mate. You stop to answer the incoming call. A woman reports a waterline break on the Rainbow Municipal Water District number. Water is gushing...

  • Preserving California’s diverse higher education opportunities

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Senator Joel Anderson District 38 (R) As a legislator, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California, to protect all citizens against discrimination and every person’s liberty to go to the school of their choice. Under current law, students are free to use their financial aid wherever they choose and private colleges, in full compliance with federal law, may be granted appropriate exemptions to preserve their religious t...

  • Pet of the Week

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Kittens – orange, gray, black, striped, spots, solid, calico, male, female – are available now at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary. Cute, loveable, and a lot of fun, they've had their first set of shots and will be spayed/neutered soon. These kittens are looking for a good forever home, so please come by and meet them Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 230-232 Aviation Rd. For more information, call (760) 685-3533....

  • Beverly Sinclair Thordarson

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Beverly Sinclair Thordarson, born December 30, 1939, in Santa Monica, passed away July 23 at home after fighting a courageous battle against stage four breast cancer for the last four and a half years. She was raised and attended public schools in Burbank. In the early 70s, Beverly traveled for 18 months through Tahiti, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia, and Southeast Asia including Afghanistan, Burma and Nepal. During her travel through Australia, she paused to teach at an all...

  • Shari L. Lawrence

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Shari L. Lawrence, born Aug. 16, 1969, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2016. She is survived by her beautiful daughter, Sarah, of Fallbrook. Any donations should be sent to Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary in her name. A remembrance gathering will be held in the future....

  • Fred Russel Adams

    Updated Aug 4, 2016

    Fred Russel Adams of Lakeside was born September 5, 1919, and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 12, 2016. He was married for 67 years to Mary Louise Van Tassel (1924-2009). He pastored the First Church of God in Fallbrook for 40 years. The final 12 years of his ministry there he also directed a housing ministry and food and clothing distribution programs. Fred also taught in Temecula public schools. Fred is survived by eight children: Joan...

  • Coldwell Banker names President's Club members

    Updated Aug 4, 2016