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Articles from the September 24, 2015 edition


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  • A Tale of Two Chinatowns: San Francisco and Toronto

    Nathalie Taylor, Special to Village News|Updated Jan 24, 2020

    Python skin-layered musical instruments, jujube mooncakes, and pagoda-style roofs – all this can be found in China. However, when venturing beyond the edge of the ordinary a little closer to home, I seek out the boldly eclectic Chinatown neighborhoods of San Francisco, California, or Toronto, Ontario. What is the lure of these two neighborhoods that share a common spirit? It’s the thrill of a frenzied pace of life as residents brush and jostle each other on narrow, and oft...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    Sept. 1 800 block E. Alvarado St. Petty theft Sept. 2 500 block Ammunition Rd. Petty theft Sept. 4 3400 block Sunset Dr. Burglary; theft from elder adult Sept. 7 1200 block Alturas Rd. Residential burglary 1700 block Winter Haven Rd. Vandalism Sept. 8 2100 block Rainbow Glen Rd. Residential burglary Sept. 9 200 block W. Ash St. (#1) Arrest: Driving under the influence 200 block W. Ash St. (#2) Battery 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Sexual penetration w/foreign object (no consent) 2100 block S. Mission Rd. Vandalism 300 block...

  • Healthcare district searches for new administrator

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) has begun the search for a new executive director, since Vi Dupre, who has held the position for almost 11 years, has announced she will retire on Jan. 4, 2016 after spending 48 years in health-related fields. "Vi's shoes are going to be hard to fill," said Gordon Tinker, a board member of 10 years. "The closure of the hospital this year was a big strain, but she held the board together. I don't know how you replace someone who has been willing to work 60 to 80 hours a week; you don't...

  • Judge denies FUESD attorney's fees

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Stern issued a decision on Sept. 11 to deny Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) the right to recover attorney's fees regarding certain causes of action brought about by plaintiff Elaine Allyn's in what is now a three-year-old wrongful termination case. A jury awarded Allyn $1,046,000 in lost income and $148,000 in general damages on Feb. 26 in the case. In her decision regarding the other causes of action, Judge Stern stated, "Attorney's fees may be awarded under this statute...

  • 'Wedding from Hell' cancelled due to rain

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK - The September 15 performance of "The Wedding from Hell" at 127 West Social House had to be cancelled because of the rain storm that passed through Fallbrook that day. Curtain Call Company and 127 West Social House regret any inconvenience that the cancellation may have caused. Curtain Call Company has attempted unsuccessfully to find a date in which the cast would be available to reschedule. "We thoroughly enjoyed our relationship with 127 West, and do plan to perform there again next summer," said Mary Fry,...

  • Live Oak students of the month honored

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK – This year, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook is recognizing students of the month at a different school each month in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. For the month of September, students from Live Oak Elementary School were recognized. Live Oak Elementary School principal Dr. Wendy Kerr presented the students of the month to the Rotary Club of Fallbrook at a recent, weekly luncheon. Both students were recognized for being creators, innovators, dreamers,...

  • WOW to explore spiritual health with Lozzi

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The next Woman of Wellness (WOW) event will take place in the community room of Fallbrook Library on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light, healthy refreshments will be available and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. WOW is pleased to welcome Craig Lozzi, HHP, of Transcendent Touch Healing Massage, who will be presenting "Purpose, Practice and Passion: C...

  • Real estate prices, volume drift down in August

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Real estate activity in the Fallbrook/Bonsall market reflected a typical trend toward a seasonal downward drift as prices and volume decreased in August. A reduced number of properties entering escrow foretells of more slowing in activity over the coming months, Jerry Kalman, a Realtor® with HomeSmart Legends reported Sept. 16. The average Fallbrook and Bonsall selling price of $532,000 per home reflected a slight two percent bump above August 2014 levels; however,...

  • Dog swim party to benefit Live Oak Dog Park

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    MURRIETA - On Sunday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Dog Swim Party will be held in Murrieta to raise money for the Live Oak Dog Park in Fallbrook. The event will be held at Country Kennels, 25817 Washington Ave., Murrieta. Donation for one dog is $15; second dog is $10. For more information, call Nieneke at (909) 238-5429....

  • Trefethen Family Vineyards to host four-course wine dinner Oct. 7 in Pala's underground CAVE

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    PALA – Trefethen Family Vineyards, an award-winning Napa vintner, will host a four-course dinner and wine pairing at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the new, underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. The first course will be a Burrata slow-roasted heirloom tomato paired with a Trefethen Riesling. The second course will feature Wild Salmon served with roasted beets, pesto, and chives with a Chardonnay, followed by Colorado Lamb with rosemary, garlic, goat cheese, and g...

  • Fallbrook Vintage Car Club makes four donations

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Four donations from the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club (FVCC) this month will benefit children of all ages. The first donation was given to the Fallbrook Sports Association, which is the governing board of the Ingold Sports Park. This is the only sports complex in a 15-mile radius and is an integral part of the community. Each week it provides a venue for organized sports activities for approximately 3,500 individuals from children to seniors. When the FVCC received a...

  • Warrior 13U are champions of USSSA Patriot Tournament

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

  • Village Rotary and friends spruce up parking area along Alvarado St.

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK - The Fallbrook Village Rotary organized a community work day in conjunction with the Save Our Forest branch of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy on September 12. The volunteers worked to revitalize the tree sites on Alvarado St. on the community parking lot below the Fallbrook Library. This partnership began 15 years prior when a Save Our Forest grant, received from California ReLeaf, provided trees for this work site as well as on Fig Street. The Village Rotary...

  • Fallbrook High students help save lives by donating blood

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

  • Musicians, fans gather in town square

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

  • New Honorary Mayor, Sandy Hull announced at State of the Chamber dinner

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    At the annual Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce State of the Chamber dinner held Sept. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church, it was announced that Sandy Hull had raised the most funds in the contest to carry the title of Fallbrook Honorary Mayor for the upcoming year. "Sandy’s slogan was 'Small Town Girl, Big Town Heart,'" explained Lila MacDonald, chief executive officer of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. "Like me, she grew up here and has a passion for her community. She raised her f...

  • Vigil graduates from basic training

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Jhovan Vigil graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training (BMT) at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas on July 30 as an Airman First Class/E-3. Vigil is a 2010 Fallbrook High graduate and attended four years at California State University of San Marcos before deciding to serve his country in the Unites States Air Force. He is currently in technical school learning how to operate the sensors in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Program (drones) as an RPA Sensor O...

  • Betty Louise Ray

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    Betty Louise Ray, "Grandma Betty," Jan. 3, 1924 to Sept. 6, 2015, departed peacefully at age 91 to be with Jesus, her Savior. Celebration of Life is Oct. 10, 11 a.m., Life Pointe Church Fallbrook. For information, visit www.berry-bellandhall.comobituaries....

  • Bonsall High School athletes hit CIF running

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    On Wednesday, September 16, the Bonsall High Legionnaires participated in their first CIF athletic event. Bonsall High School's cross country team was hosted by High Tech High North County at Discovery Lake. Coach Daniel Costa said "It is exciting for both the community and students" to be the first team to officially represent Bonsall High School. Coach Costa also acknowledged the challenge of coming in as a new team, and said students were "working on not being intimidated...

  • Lady Warriors lose to Chapparal in three games

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

  • Thank you to county agencies

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    The Association for the Rainbow Community would like to commend and thank Patty Koch of the North County Fire Protection District for her professionalism, dedication to education, and positive attitude when she braved the rain to keep her commitment to present Ready, Set, Go! to our community at an outdoor venue! We also want everyone interested to know that we plan to schedule the event again in the future, and that there will be similar information presented at the Fallbrook Library on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m....

  • Some good news from Sacramento

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assembly District 75 (R) Your legislature was able to do some positive work for the taxpayers this session. For starters, a number of tax hike proposals were blocked, including $1 billion in new gas taxes, $2 billion from a $65 per-vehicle 'highway-user fee' and $1.8 billion from new taxes on managed health care plans. Thankfully, attempts to use our transportation and healthcare needs as an excuse for unnecessary tax increases failed. This...

  • Fall is perfect time to contemplate changes, make improvements

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    Fall is the perfect time of year to consider changes to the landscape and get new plants into the ground due to warm soil and cooler nights. The roots will grow quickly and by next spring the plants will be ready to take off. It’s all about planning! Learning landscape design took me a few semesters of college and several years of experience, but this article is designed to provide the basics of design concepts in a nutshell here. Hopefully it can provide some ideas of what t...

  • Film club to view 'Commencement'

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    OCEANSIDE - On Sunday, Sept. 27, the North County Film Club will present the film, 'Commencement.' The club is pleased to announce that Steve Abrezzi, the director/writer of the film will be in attendance to conduct a question and answer session. The film is about a young woman who graduates as valedictorian from a prestigious university. But her real life education begins in the next 36 hours. This film is a funny, romantic and thought-provoking look at three generations of a middle class family caught in the wake of the...

  • Pala welcomes Eric Burdon & The Animals Dec. 11

    Updated Sep 24, 2015

    PALA – Legendary rockers Eric Burdon & The Animals will re-create a major part of the 60’s British Invasion with a special performance at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the events center at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Combining electric blues and rock, Eric Burdon & The Animals, along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, and the Kinks, changed rock music forever. Burdon’s powerful voice was heard on all the band’s major hits, including "The Ho...

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