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  • Vorndam third in 200 IM at California State Games

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Fallbrook Associated Swim Team (FAST) member Amelia Vorndam competed in the California State Games and finished third in the 200-meter individual medley (IM). Vorndam, who is 10, swam in the 9-10 girls division and had a time of 3:41.37 in the 200-meter IM July 16 at the Granite Hills High School pool in El Cajon. "It was a nice time," said FAST coaching director Sean Redmond. The Granite Hills pool is 50 meters by 25 yards; the 25-yard laps are used for high school meets while many invitational meets utilize the 50-meter...

  • Greenwood returns to diving with win at Come as You Are meet

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Fallbrook diver Joseph Greenwood missed most of his sophomore CIF season after a vertebrae fracture was detected in his lower back and corrective surgery was performed. Greenwood remained with the Fallbrook High School swim and dive team in an assistant coaching capacity but did not return to the pool until June. Greenwood resumed diving competition June 25 with the Come as You Are meet at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center in Carlsbad and won that meet with a score of 434.50 points on 11 dives. "It's so awesome," said Greenwood....

  • Preacher Roe scores $30.20 upset at Del Mar

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Preacher Roe, a 5-year-old gelding who prepared for Del Mar’s summer racing season by working out at the San Luis Rey Trainer Center in Bonsall, scored a $30.20 upset at the seaside racetrack on Aug. 5. Preacher Roe hails from the barn of Adam Kitchingman and was one of seven horses trained by San Luis Rey-based conditioners to collect a victory at Del Mar during the racing week of Aug. 3-7. The others were: Quorum of Joy (trained by Edward Freeman), Holey Mosey (Molly J. P...

  • Girls try out for volleyball team

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

  • FPUD approves second phase of meter upgrades

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Some of the Fallbrook Public Utility District's (FPUD) meters which are read by radio when FPUD personnel drive by the meter are approaching the end of their reliable lifespan along with the associated radio-based endpoints. FPUD's board addressed the need for replacement on June 27, when a 5-0 vote authorized the purchase of 1,165 Badger Recordall meters of various sizes from National Meter and Automation, Inc., for $220,147.20 and the purchase of 1,176 encoder receiver transmitters from Inland Works Water Supply Co. for...

  • North County Aviculturists meet Sept. 3

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, a club for people who own and breed pet birds or just have a love of exotic birds, will meet Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus. The featured speaker is Johan Otter and the program topic is "Bird s plus An Incredible Bear Attack Survival Story." Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.ncabirdclub.com....

  • What happens when people call 9-1-1?

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO – “9-1-1, What is Your Emergency?” When people need help, these words are their lifeline. The dispatcher, never seen and rarely thanked, is often their last hope. When people call 9-1-1, they are sent to their local law-enforcement dispatcher – police, sheriff or California Highway Patrol (CHP). The appropriate agency is determined by the following: - Land line: The phone’s location determines the proper law enforcement agency. - Cell phone: About 80 percent o...

  • Matthew James Leonard III

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Matthew James Leonard III ( Jim) born May 23, 1943, went home to be with the Lord, on July14, 2016. After living with disabilities associated with diabetes and heart disease since 1985, he died from pneumonia. He grew up Dayton, Ohio until the family moved to the LA area of California in 1953. He graduated from John Muir High School in 1961, and worked odd jobs and took classes at Pierce College, after high school. He chose to join the Air Force in 1964, rather than wait to be drafted. He first became interested in planes whi...

  • Music therapy helps people with Parkinson's

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will hold their monthly meeting, Friday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Kathleen Hansen, Director of North County Tremble Clefs will be the guest speaker. She will be sharing about music therapy and how singing offers natural therapeutic value for many of the voice symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Singing also provides the focus for a group of people with Parkinson's, and their partners, to share in a joyful activity and work toward a common goal. The Tre...

  • Major scientific report links obesity, alcohol to esophageal cancers

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC – A systematic review of the global research has found that being overweight increases the risk of developing the most common type of U.S. esophageal cancer. The report also concluded that drinking alcohol increases the risk of the second major type of this cancer. The report released on July 27 by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) reaffirms and strengthens the findings of a previous AICR/WCRF report. In the U.S., an estimated one in t...

  • County conducting vaccination survey

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Some local residents may be getting a call from the County Health and Human Services Agency’s Immunization Program in the coming months. It’s important for residents to pick up and answer the callers’ questions, as their responses will help the County determine how many people are up-to-date on immunizations. Eleven interviewers will be calling residents Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The interviewers speak s...

  • How to treat varicose veins

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    The Woman of Wellness program held in July at Fallbrook Library featured Dr. Stefan Moldovan talking about varicose veins. A vascular surgeon, Moldovan informed the room full of ladies, and a few men, about the symptoms and causes of this common condition. Forty million people in the U.S. have varicose veins; 25 percent of women have it while the number of men with it is 15 percent and growing. Not everyone who has it has the symptoms, which include burning, hard or leathery...

  • Shakespeare troupe turns 11 in Temecula’s vines

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    If all the world’s a stage, then Temecula’s wine country is certainly no slouch of a setting. Shakespeare in the Vines has turned the corner of its 11th season in what could be its permanent home at a storied winery. The company oozes talent as it draws its audience, actors and advisors from far a field. It welcomes like family and unfolds in a serene setting where performers are flanked by trailing vines and framed by sunsets and starry skies. Spectators in the front row sit...

  • Fallbrook’s Electra Mustaine celebrates new single ‘Life Is Good’

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    Music has always been a great way to celebrate how fantastic life can truly be, and Fallbrook’s Electra Mustaine has taken her love of music and transformed it into a song that she can share with the world. “Life is Good” is Mustaine’s new single, which released on Aug. 5 on SiriusXM Radio’s “The Highway” (ch. 56). “Life has honestly been so great for me,” said Mustaine, who is a blossoming country music star. “I’ve had the chance to write with amazing people who have the s...

  • Student artwork is on display at Fallbrook library

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

  • Barlow climbs Mt. Everest

    Updated Aug 11, 2016

    NEPAL – Craig Barlow, son-in-law of Neil and Christel Lakata of Fallbrook, climbed Mt. Everest earlier this year. Barlow, who is 42 and lives in Brea, flew from Los Angeles to Kathmandu, where his group from I.M.G. (International Mountain Guides) and group leader Greg met on March 27. Together, they flew to Lukla and started trekking over the lower mountain ranges of Nepal. The group stayed overnight in teahouses in small villages along the way and arrived on the 12th day a...