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Articles from the September 24, 2017 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log, September 21, 2017

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Address Date Description 900 block E. Mission Rd.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 10 Rape by force/fear S. Vine St. @ E. Clemmens Ln.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 10 Arrest: Felony vandalism 300 block S. Main Ave.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 10 Arrest: Spousal/cohabitant abuse with minor injury 31400 block Club Vista Ln.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 10 Rape: victim incapable of giving consent 1000 block Ranger Rd.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 10 Commercial burglary 600 block De Luz Rd.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 11...

  • Blue Star Mothers celebrate 75th anniversary

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

  • Angel Society donates $10,000 to FHS band for new uniforms

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    The Angel Society of Fallbrook recently made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Fallbrook High School (FHS) band after learning that the Marching Warriors were marching in uniforms that were 20 years old. “The Angel Society saw the article,” said FHS band booster president Erika Phipps, referring to a story ("New FHS band director seeks help in replacing band’s 20-year-old uniforms”) that ran in the Aug. 17 issue of the Village News. The article introduced Derek Lee as...

  • Care-Rite clients clean things up downtown

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Clients of Care-Rite Vocational Services are helping to clean up downtown Fallbrook. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, from 9 to 10 a.m., crews wearing brightly-colored vests can been seen sweeping sidewalks on Main Avenue from Fig Street to Hawthorne Street. The cleanup team members share a common bond in that they have some sort of intellectual disability. They also share a common bond in that they are friendly folks who don't let their disability keep them from being prod...

  • Planning group votes against residential drug/alcohol rehab operator

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    The Fallbrook Community Planning Group will advise the County of San Diego to deny California Highlands' request for a major use permit that would allow up to 16 patients – or "guests" – to be treated for their drug and alcohol problems in a single family residence in Fallbrook. The two-story, 6,300-square foot residence located at 3875 Peony Drive in an upscale neighborhood in southeast Fallbrook is already housing six patients. Group care homes that treat six or less guests don't have to apply for permits under California l...

  • Supervisors authorize construction contracts for Reche Road improvements

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    A pair of 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes Sept. 13 authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of construction contracts for improvements to Reche Road. One contract will construct improvements at the intersection of Stage Coach Lane and Reche Road. The other contract will provide improvements near Live Oak Elementary School and Potter Junior High School. The work at the intersection of Reche Road and Stage Coach Lane will widen Stage Coach Lane to create a dedicated left turn lane for...

  • How to build an emergency kit for the car

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – With recovery underway following Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and September’s National Preparedness Month underway, some families are realizing that their emergency kits should be re-evaluated, and others realized they had no kits at all. The Automobile Club of Southern California is reminding residents to be prepared for an emergency whether at home or on the road. Recent AAA research found that 4 in 10 Americans do not carry an emergency kit in their car. “It’s important for drivers to be prepared...

  • Simple vegetarian dishes pack a flavorful punch

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Vegetarian dishes are often loaded with flavor, which might come as a surprise to those who do not adhere to vegetarian diets. In fact, many dishes that originated in India, a country known for its flavorful, spicy cuisine, are vegetarian dishes that are popular the world over, among vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. For those who want to try something simple, flavorful and vegetarian, the following recipe for "Lentils with Spinach" from Monisha Bharadwaj's "...

  • Honoring Our American Heroes Junior Art Competition winners announced

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The inaugural Honoring Our American Heroes Junior Art Competition took in 10 entries from young artists in two age categories. A total of 10 awards were given out on Sept. 15 at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office where the entries will be on display through Sept. 29. The entry fees benefit the Fallbrook VFW Post 1924. For information on next year’s contest, contact Anita Kimzey, (714) 222-2462 (cell) or 760- 731-0277 (home). The winners are as follows: PJS...

  • Church family blesses military families with school supplies

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    CAMP PENDLETON - San Onofre School students were geared up and ready for the new school year thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Saddleback Church, San Clemente campus’s backpack giveaway. For the 12th year, the church’s Military Ministry and Peach Ministry organized volunteers to collect school supplies and filled backpacks to distribute to San Onofre School students. San Onofre School is part of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District and primarily ser...

  • Ag students offer plants for sale

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School FFA is once again hosting their nursery sales at FHS Agriculture Department. The first one of the school year is Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. until noon and is located at the east end of the football field. Fallbrook Ag students have been cultivating their plants and are ready to have them find a home. With a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants, there is lots to choose from. This is a chance for the students to market and sale a product to build viable business skills. All are i...

  • Bonsall West Elementary School receives grant to establish Project AIM High

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    BONSALL – A five-year $250,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will allow Bonsall West Elementary School to improve learning through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs and social-emotional counseling. “Project AIM High” (Academic achievement, Innovation, Mental Health) will prepare military dependent students for success in reading, writing, science and emotional health at Bonsall West Elementary School. The project will...

  • Stockbridge enters U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    KINGS POINT, N.Y. – Nicholas Yzerman Stockbridge of Fallbrook was recently sworn in as a midshipman in the U. S. Naval Reserve at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Stockbridge was nominated by Congressman Duncan Hunter of California’s 50th Congressional District. The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers. In addition to the rigorous academic and physical requirements for admission, applicants must be nom...

  • Support FHS Cheer by donating goods to fundraiser

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Community members are invited to donate gently-used clothing and household items at the Fallbrook High School (FHS) Cheer First Annual FUNDrive, to be held Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fallbrook High School’s parking lot. The drive’s goal is to raise $300 or more in funds to support the FHS cheer squad with uniform items for the 2017-2017 cheer season. Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, books, and small household items (no furniture). “Performing for our high school...

  • Chamber hosting events around town

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce's upcoming events include the following: - Sept. 22 – Lunch Mob at Red Eye Saloon, noon - Sept. 29 – Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pala Mesa Resort, 10:30 a.m. - Oct. 2 – First Monday Coffee at chamber office, 8:30 am - Oct. 2 – Educational Seminar at Fallbrook Library, by SD County Tax Collector Dan McAllister (Topic is Economic Outlook and Your Property Taxes), 9:15 a.m. - Oct. 12 – SunUpper hosted by Connections Networking Group at Trupiano’s Italian Bistro, 8 a.m. - Oct....

  • Time extended to reimburse Granite Construction for state Route 76 improvements

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the county’s agreement to reimburse Granite Construction for improvements to state Route 76. The board voted 5-0, Sept. 13, to extend the time for the county to reimburse Granite Construction by 25 years, and the agreement amendment also clarified the process under which Granite Construction can transfer some of the company’s Transportation Infrastructure Fee credits to other developers to reduce Granite Con...

  • Model grand opening this month at Horse Creek Ridge

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – D.R. Horton is bringing an exciting new collection of family homes to Fallbrook. The 396-acre master-planned community of Horse Creek Ridge will be an amenity-rich residential destination where home is much more than a house. Interested homebuyers will have the opportunity to tour the community’s stylish model homes during the Model Grand Opening event on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A diverse array of new homes in seven neighborhoods will offer som...

  • Planning Commission approves Aldorado Drive wireless facility

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The county's Planning Commission approved a wireless telecommunication facility in the Gopher Canyon area. The Planning Commission's 6-0 vote Sept. 8, with Doug Barnhart recusing himself because his family trust owns Verizon stock, allows Verizon to construct a false broadleaf tree 35 feet in height in the 1500 block of Aldorado Drive. The false tree will include 12 panel antennas and one microwave antenna, and the permit also allows for accessory equipment and a 10-kilowatt emergency...

  • Time extension granted for Barr Ranch

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent A time extension for the Barr Ranch development has been granted. A preliminary decision to approve the time extension for the tentative map was made by county Department of Planning and Development Services Director Mark Wardlaw, Aug. 28. A Sept. 8 hearing of the county’s planning commission allowed a member of the public or a planning commission member to request a hearing on the preliminary decision, and when no objection was raised, the time extension to Feb. 5, 2023, became final a...

  • Reche School House tour showcases restoration, Sept. 30

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society is proud to hold an Open House, so citizens can visit the updated Reche School House. The Open House will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. The address is 1319 S. Live Oak Park Road, near the corner of Reche Road and Live Oak Park Road. Built in 1896, the one-room Reche School House was closed as a school in 1939 and became known as the Reche Club. The Reche Club held an enormous number of special events for the citizens of F...

  • Locals remember the events of 9/11

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

  • Rotary agenda includes ghost town and Turkey Trot

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – At the September meeting of Fallbrook Village Rotary, the guest speaker was Robert Peek, a ranger for California State Parks. He spoke about Bodie State Park which is east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and was once the largest gold and silver mining town in the western U.S. (1879 to 1905). Bodie became a State Historic Park in 1962 and is now considered a “Ghost Town” where visitors can tour the old stamp mill and take photos of historic buildings, old cars,...

  • Hard hats needed at Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – It’s been years in the making, but the week of Sept. 25, hard hats will be needed at the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center. The deconstruction of the building purchased at 121-127 E. Hawthorne St. in Fallbrook in December 2015 will begin. To celebrate the beginning of construction, FPRC is hosting at “Hard Hat Party” 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in their parking lot, located behind the building at 121- 127 E. Hawthorne St. The community is invited...

  • Administration office of Fallbrook Sheriff's substation closed

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Due to a construction project, the administration office of the Fallbrook Sheriff's substation will be closed through Oct. 10. Please contact either the Vista, Valley Center or San Marcos Sheriff's stations for the following services: citation sign-offs ($20 signing fee separate from any court fees), fingerprints (ink only done by SDSO; $22 per card), copy of report (releasable to victim only with authorization; first copy free) and tow release (tows are handled case by case). To report a crime use the public p...

  • Funding sought for new Railroad Heritage Park

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    The Fallbrook Village Association (FVA) is spearheading a fundraising campaign for the development of a new small park that will celebrate Fallbrook's railroad history. Railroad Heritage Park will be located at the intersection of Main Avenue and Elder Street and feature a Santa Fe caboose, a small waiting station, educational materials detailing Fallbrook's railroad history, benches for visitors, and a loading platform that will serve as a performance area. "The caboose that...

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