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Articles from the September 23, 2016 edition


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  • DAR to celebrate Constitution Week

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Recently, local members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Monserate Chapter, regent Dawn Byrd Beresovoy (Temecula), first vice regent Cynthia Greer (Fallbrook), second vice regent Carol Anderson (San Marcos), and treasurer LaDorna Bunt (Fallbrook) attended the DAR State Conference for southern California held at the Irvine Marriott. The two-day event served as a time to review the organization's service to veterans, to e...

  • Murray's chicken meat pen awarded 4-H honors at fair

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    Three chickens raised by Fallbrook 4-H member Kyle Murray received 4-H champion meat pen distinction and supreme reserve champion designation at the San Diego County Fair. "I just do the same thing I do every year," said Murray, who entered a chicken meat pen at the fair for the third year. Approximately two weeks prior to the livestock registration date, which this year was June 27, Murray begins measuring his chickens and evaluates them for texture. In addition to body proportions, the judges also prefer meat pens whose...

  • Redshank Riders to host poker ride

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    ANZA – It’s that time of year when the weather begins to change and the days get shorter. It’s a time when many horse riders make an extra effort to get out with their horse and trail ride. The Backcountry Horsemen of California, Redshank Riders Unit is making this an easy task, by presenting the “Ghosts, Goblins, Witches and a Horse or Two, Poker Ride” that will be held Oct. 22 in the community of Anza. The Poker Ride will be held at the Iron Horse Ranch, which is located o...

  • Homicide victim identified

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    SAN DIEGO – The Medical Examiner's Office has concluded the autopsy of the man killed at 331 E. Elder St. on Sept. 21 at 11:43 a.m. The victim was identified as 86-year-old Fallbrook resident Magnus Normand Johnson. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and chest. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The suspect, 21 year old Keith Vazquez, was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for murder on Sept. 21. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 9...

  • NC Fire deputy fire marshal shows anyone can mentor with GANAS

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    Finding time to volunteer for a good cause can be difficult. Folks have to tend to their families, work, and social lives. However, that does not mean that it’s completely impossible to volunteer for a great cause. Currently, GANAS (guide, advise, nurture and support) and TEEN (together everyone encourages neighbors) GANAS is looking for volunteers to serve as mentors to youth in the community. One current volunteer, North County Fire Protection Fire deputy marshal Patty Koch, has found a way to balance a busy life, a p...

  • Fallbrook fine dining makes a splash at Jazz and Wine Festival

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    While the main attraction to the Fallbrook Jazz and Wine Festival on Sept. 16 was the music, Fallbrook restaurants and wineries did a fantastic job representing themselves as well. Guests were able to enjoy food from all over North County, but for those in the VIP area, it was hard to pull away from the delicious food prepared by The Veranda, Grand Tradition’s own restaurant. As VIP guests entered the Beverly Mansion, they were given a spread of beautiful appetizers, such a...

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North County raise over $16,000 for their new bus

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – After ending the school year with over 200 children on the waiting list, the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County knew that something drastic needed to be done. Through months of researching options, the club's staff decided it was time to purchase their own brand new school bus to help with their transportation needs. With the cost of a new school bus being $180,000, the club created a multi-faceted approach to fundraise for the bus. This approach was highlighted b...

  • Five reasons you should hire a local Realtor®

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    Nancy Schrimpf Coldwell Banker Village Properties Special to the Village News It happened again this week. It happens all the time. It sounds like this: I'm pretty sure our last agent couldn't sell our house because s/he usually works in [enter the name of any town more than 45 minutes away from the seller's home]. Don't get me wrong; I'd love to sell every house in San Diego if I could. But I can't, so I won't tell potential clients I can. And here's why the out-of-area...

  • BUSD approves traffic study change, vegetation removal for Gird Road site

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    A pair of agenda items on the Sept. 6 Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) board meeting addressed the Gird Road property which is planned to be the future site of Bonsall High School. One 5-0 vote approved a change order to the traffic study for the site based on the likelihood that a high school will be built on the property while another 5-0 vote approved a vegetation removal contract with Environmental Land Management. BUSD owns 50 acres off of Gird Road. Bonsall High...

  • Supervisors approve Golf Green Estates final map, secured agreements

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    The final map and security agreements for the Golf Green Estates development have been approved. The 3-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote Sept. 14, with Greg Cox absent for a California State Association of Counties Finance Corporation meeting and Ron Roberts at the American Public Transportation Association annual conference, also accepted five new public streets and additional portions of two existing streets, access rights from various lots to the streets, flowage easements along with access easements to...

  • Santa Ana winds bring increased fire danger to San Diego County

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    SAN DIEGO - Santa Ana winds, low humidity and above-average temperatures are expected to raise the risk of wildfires in parts of San Diego County this weekend. A National Weather Service fire weather watch for the mountains warning of 25 to 30 mile per hour winds with gusts of 50 to 60 mph and humidity of just 5 to 15 percent will be in effect from 5 a.m. Sunday through that evening. Forecasters said any fires that develop during the watch periods would likely spread rapidly. However, leftover moisture from this week's rain...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    September 6 800 block E. Alvarado Get credit/etc. with other's ID September 7 1200 block Old Stage Rd. Vandalism 7300 block W. Lilac Rd. Miscellaneous incidents September 8 300 block E. Alvarado Lost article September 9 800 block S. Main Arrest: Felony bench warrant 400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Vandalism September 10 4800 block 5th St. (1) Arrest: Felony, under influence of controlled substance: possess firearm; use/under influence of controlled substance 4800 block 5th St. (2) Arrest: Felony, felon/addict possess firearm;...

  • GAP auto insurance and other related auto insurance considerations

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    Morton J. Grabel Attorney-at-Law Special to the Village News Sometimes after an auto accident and while representing a personal injury client, we find the auto insurance coverage they had does not nearly cover the auto loan pay back or the lease pay back. There is a gap between what is owed and what an insurance will pay if the auto is totaled. That is usually when the client might recall having heard of something called GAP insurance when they were in the finance office of the auto dealer. GAP stands for "Guaranteed Auto...

  • Rick Williams, personal dog trainer, helps four-legged friends become happy family members

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    A good dog can bring joy to a household, especially if it has truly become a companion to its owner. However, a good dog doesn't magically happen; it takes a lot of practice, patience and training to have a happy, obedient, and well adjusted dog. On the other hand, some folks might not have the tools and skills necessary to help their dogs become good dogs. That’s where Rick Williams, AKC certified personal dog trainer, comes in. Williams, who has over 20 years in dog training...

  • Sheila E. wows crowds at Jazz and Wine Festival

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    The rhythm of drums and beautiful singing were heard through the hillsides of Fallbrook on Sept. 16, as Sheila E. performed some of her greatest hits as fans of jazz danced the night away as part of the Jazz and Wine Festival, hosted by the Grand Tradition. The event, which benefited the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, was a mixture of both food, fine wine and fantastic music. The Grand Tradition estate was filled with music lovers, each who got to enjoy a special blend of...

  • Fallbrook Clean Up Day relieves streets of 852 pounds of trash

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

  • Fallbrook Pop Warner JV squad routs Temecula 28-6

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Pop Warner Junior Varsity team traveled to Great Oak High School on Sept. 17 and defeated the Temecula Grizzlies 28-6 in a game played under the lights. After sustaining multiple injuries in a rough game against Murrieta the previous weekend, the Warriors' roster was reduced to 16 players and head coach Shawn Perry had to make multiple changes to the offensive line. Fallbrook received the opening kickoff and went to work with Max Holt at q...

  • Lobster on the Green raises funds for local nonprofits

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

  • Funds requests to Rally for Children due Sept. 30

    Updated Sep 23, 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. Rally for Children makes annual philanthropic donations. Last year, organizations that received funding included Fallbrook Food Pantry, La Paloma Elementary PTA, Boys and Girls Club of Fallbrook, Fallbrook Music Society, Fallbrook Child Development Center and F...

  • Camera club to learn about bird migration

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Camera Club will be hosting noted photographer Neil Solomon on Monday evening, Sept. 26. Solomon will be presenting a program he calls "Bird Migration – There Is A Season, There Is A Reason." In the program he will describe migration habits of various birds and some of the reasons they migrate – some for long distances, some for shorter distances. He will use photographs to illustrate his talk, which should be of interest to all of the "birders" out there. The meeting will be held at the Silve...

  • Applications for funds from Rotary now available

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Rotary Club of Fallbrook is once again requesting applications for funds from the recent Lobster on the Green fundraiser. Any 501-C-3 charity in the Fallbrook vicinity is welcome to submit a request for an application. These requests must be received by Dec. 30. Requests should be directed to Don Hall, co-chairman of Funds Distribution Committee, PO Box 1227 Fallbrook CA 92088....

  • FUHS Alumni Picnic will be on Oct. 16

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – All former Fallbrook Union High School students are invited to join the Fallbrook Alumni Association at its Annual Alumni Picnic in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Live Oak Park. The special guest will be Mike Port. An optional tri-tip lunch prepared by the Fallbrook High Ag Department costs $15 per person. RSVP and pay for lunch by Oct. 9 by sending a check to Fallbrook Alumni Association, Inc., PO Box 596, Fallbrook, CA 92088....

  • Public invited to AAUW’s Oct. 8 membership meeting

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK − The Fallbrook branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the public to join them from 10 a.m. to noon at their Oct. 8 membership meeting for what is certain to be an instructive presentation by the League of Women Voters. The objective is to empower voters by enhancing awareness and understanding of upcoming ballot measures. The event will take place at the Reche Schoolhouse at 1319 South Live Oak Park Rd. Susan Alpert, the president o...

  • Heroes Walk for Life happens Oct. 1

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center is pleased to invite everyone to Heroes Walk for Life on Oct. 1, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 hosted at Live Oak County Park. The walk is a special event set aside to raise funds for programs at the center and to thank all of the volunteer heroes that make it possible to serve moms in the community needing help through an unplanned pregnancy. Walkers are encouraged to raise pledges from friends and f...

  • Chernich – Haddon to wed

    Updated Sep 23, 2016

    BONSALL – Mr. and Mrs. George Chernich of La Crescenta are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Michelle, to Garrison David Haddon, son of John and Sally Haddon of Bonsall. Dana and Garrison met at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she graduated in 2015 with a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences and a minor in medical anthropology. She is currently pursuing a degree of doctor of physical therapy at the University of St. Augusti...

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