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Articles from the August 11, 2016 edition


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  • Marching Warriors practice their playbook

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

  • Possible new suitor for Fallbrook Golf Club

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Fallbrook Golf Club owner Jack Lamberson said Tuesday (Aug. 9) that he was going to meet with a realtor that morning regarding a deal for the 116-acre property located in the Gird Valley. "We're still trying," said Lamberson of his quest to sell the 18-hole course – a task he has been working on for more than two years. "We have a an interested party." Teresa Platt, the leader of "Save Fallbrook Golf Course," saw the hopes of her group raised high and then dashed last month w...

  • Hayek takes over as principal at Ivy and Oasis high schools

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    School is starting in a few short days, and the students attending Fallbrook schools aren’t the only ones who are excited about the first day. New Oasis and Ivy high schools principal John Hayek is anxious to meet his new students and begin building relationships with them. When former principal Melissa Marovich, who had held the position for eight years, decided to take a position as director of student services with the Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD), the distr...

  • Armbruster elected Grand Lodge president

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Janna Armbruster of Fallbrook was elected president of the Grand Lodge (GL) at the 54th Daughters of Norway convention on July 24. A charter member of Hulda Garborg Lodge #49, Armbruster was the outgoing GL vice president (2014 – 2016) and had served as GL financial secretary (2012 – 2014). The treasurer of Hulda Garborg, Armbruster was president of her lodge from 2012 – 2014 and vice president from 2010 – 2012. A retired elementary school principal, she is half No...

  • Luau event fills backpacks for needy students

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

  • Seven ways to be kind to restaurant food servers

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The restaurant industry is booming, with new restaurants entering the challenging foodservice market every day. The National Restaurant Association says restaurants in the United States generate roughly $2 billion in sales on a typical day. Food servers are among some of the hardest working employees in the foodservice industry, but sometimes their efforts go unrecognized. The following are a handful of ways diners can show their appreciation to the men and w...

  • Vaccinations: no proof, no school

    Jos A lvarez|Updated Aug 11, 2016

    County of San Diego Communications Office SAN DIEGO – The number of unvaccinated kindergartners in California has dropped two years in a row, and health officials hope to see it keep falling this upcoming school year as a result of a new state law that went into effect in July. Senate Bill 277 eliminated personal belief exemptions and requires that all students show proof of having received all the required vaccines before they are allowed in school. The new law exempts s...

  •  A Salute to Teachers includes Slattery and Schwenke

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO – Teachers from across the region, including two from the Fallbrook/Bonsall area, will be honored for their commitment to teaching and learning at the 26th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers”, Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Balboa Theatre. The nominee for the Bonsall Unified School District is Allison Slattery of Bonsall West Elementary School and the nominee for the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District is Amy Schwenke of Fallbrook Street School. The Academy Awards-style extravaganza recognizes the count...

  • “Rush to the Exits” paces strong July in North San Diego County real estate market

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Time to sell a home in two popular North San Diego County markets dropped dramatically in July, Jerry Kalman, a Realtor® with HomeSmart Legends here, reported today. “In July, Fallbrook and Bonsall homes sold on an average of 37 days while on the market, roughly 40 percent better than in June when it took 61 days and 42 percent faster than in July 2015,” he said. “And with a similar strong decline in time on the market for new escrows last month we can expect a...

  • Tenacious workers finally ‘give birth’  to resurrected Vail Ranch historic site  

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    About 500 people gathered at a Temecula historic site July 16 to mark a feat that one speaker likened to giving birth after a 50-year gestation period that was punctuated by daily bouts of morning sickness. And, much like the pain-laced emergence of a newborn child, the work and the wait paid off, said Temecula City Councilwoman Maryann Edwards. “It’s spectacular,” Edwards said as she scanned the newly-opened Vail Headquarters, which has finally emerged as one of Riverside County’s most historic and iconic sites. “It’s a...

  • County approves contract for 3-D topographic mapping, surface modeling

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 July 20 to approve a funding agreement between the county and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for three-dimensional topographic mapping and surface modeling of San Diego County. USGS will use light detection and ranging (lidar) remote sensing technology to map the portions of San Diego County for which data does not currently exist. The high-resolution elevation data will have applications for studies focusing on infrastructure or the environment. "Introducing this new...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    July 29 3200 block Sol Vista Death (Coroner's case) July 30 1100 block S. Mission Rd. Arrest: Vandalism July 31 38400 block Sandia Creek Dr. Simple battery 3200 block S. Old Highway 395 Arrest: Drunk in public 900 block E. Mission Rd. Commercial burglary August 1 500 block Alturas Rd. Missing adult 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found property 1000 block Overbrook Ln. Stolen vehicle 3400 block Lake Circle Dr. Petty theft 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Vandalism 1100 block S. Mission Petty theft 500 block Ammunition Rd. Vehicle...

  • Brush fires alongside I-15 95 percent contained

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    A pair of brush fires that blackened around three dozen acres alongside Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area were 95 percent contained this morning. The fires erupted for unknown reasons roughly a half-mile apart on the west side of the freeway near Castle Creek Country Club about 3 p.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire. Fire crews have been working round-the-clock to extinguish the smoldering blazes. The fires, which moved to within about a quarter-mile of each other while scorching an estimated 35 combined acres, caused no...

  • Library offers free mariachi concert

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The award winning Mariachi Estrella de Chula Vista is returning to play a free concert at the Fallbrook Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. This outstanding group has won the prestigious Albuquerque Mariachi Festival for the last three years. The group was founded and directed by Mark Fogelquist, who was a mariachi teacher in the Sweetwater School District for many years. After he retired a group of his former students asked him if they could continue independently, and the Mariachi Estrella de Chula Vista w...

  • Deadline for senior patrol applications is Aug. 18

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Any senior who wants to become part of the Fallbrook Sheriff Department's senior volunteer patrol needs to submit an application by Aug. 18 at the substation, 380 E. Alvarado St. Volunteers need to be 50 years of age or older, have a valid California driver’s license and current automobile insurance, pass a background check, and complete a two-week academy. Volunteer assignments include traffic control, vacation checks, neighborhood patrols, checking on welfare of elderly transporting sheriff vehicles, radio tra...

  • Chamber golf tournament open for registration, sponsorships

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Registration is open for the Fallbrook Chamber’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pala Mesa Resort on Friday, Sept. 23. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Fallbrook Sports Association, which supports and oversees all operations of Ingold Sports Park in Fallbrook. Additionally, the Putting Contest will be coordinated by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library to benefit the Foundation for Senior Care, a local non-profit organization which provides numerous services to the senior community. They specifically are...

  • Football scrimmage and pep rally is Aug. 13

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Warriors Football team invites everyone to join them at their Annual Red & White Scrimmage and Pep Rally on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at Fallbrook High School. The team is excited to kick-off their 2016 season with new head coach Bob Burt, a recent inductee into the CIF Coaches Hall of Fame! Everyone is asked to wear red and white to show their Warrior Pride....

  • Bonsall Woman's Club opens new season Sept. 1

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) will open its new season on Sept. 1. The Club meets at the Golf Club of California, 3742 Flowerwood Lane, Fallbrook. Lunch will feature grilled chicken with pesto cream sauce, mixed green salad with Balsamic dressing, warm rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 22 and the cost is $22. Social hour begins at 9 a.m. and the program will feature “So Rare”, a group of local entertainers whose philoso...

  • Why do they do what they do?

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Why do the political parties use a long, costly, time consuming and bureaucratic method to nominate one person to one position (president)? This is not a procedure stated in our constitution. Is it for publicity reasons? Is it so the party officers can manipulate the end results against the will of the “grassroots”? Randy Hartman...

  • Student debt hobbles our economy

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    “Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 43 million borrowers. In fact, the average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year.” Google: “A Look at the Shocking Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2016” Hillary and Bernie are in complete agreement that this is a totally unsatisfactory state of affairs and will work to make higher education affordable and available to all who meet college requirements. That’s affordable, not free. I know it c...

  • Re: BUSD to have $58 million bond on November ballot [Village News, 7/28/16]

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    The article on the proposed BUSD bond for construction/repair of the new high school and repair of facilities quotes the cost as $58 million. That is absolutely wrong! The actual cost is approximately $87.1 million. That is the actual cost to be repaid on a $58 million debt for 25 years at 3 ½ percent. The school board and the Village News should be chastised for not bringing this up. Additionally, why should we taxpayers pay for repairs with a long term bond as opposed to payment with yearly operating expense money. Where...

  • Enjoying our local State Parks

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) It’s summer, time to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s no better way to do that than by visiting one of our local State Parks. Though several of these gems are just an hour or so from home, a visit transports you to another world. The State Parks System has over 280 parks covering about 1.4 million acres. Local parks include Palomar Mountain State Park, on the west side of Palomar Mountain; a visit feels like a trip to the High Sie...

  • First back to school assignment: check those receipts

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Aug 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO – So much to buy and so little time. Yes, it’s back-to-school time around San Diego County. That means lots of shopping, from binders to backpacks, clothes, laptops, tablets and everything in between. It also means the first homework assignment – remember to double-check all receipts to avoid getting overcharged by faulty cash-register price scanners. It can happen. Every year inspectors from the County’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures check thousands of local businesses to make sure all the dev...

  • Moosa provides town updates at revitalization meetings

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Roy Moosa, president of the Fallbrook Village Association, hosts a "revitalization meeting" the first Thursday of every month that is attended by members of various Fallbrook organizations, most of which are non-profits. The meetings are held at 10 a.m. in the Fallbrook Public Utility District boardroom and are open to everyone. During the meetings, organization members explain what is happening with their groups and announce upcoming events. "The purpose of the meetings is...

  • Play softball this fall with Fallbrook Girls Softball

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Registration is open now for divisions 8U-14U. Parents may register their daughter online at www.FallbrookGirlsSoftball.com or register in person. Walk-up registration dates, times & locations are posted on the FGS homepage, www.FallbrookGirlsSoftball.com. The fall softball season begins at the end of August. Register today to not miss the fun! For questions, email [email protected]....

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