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  • Bonsall Woman’s Club donates to Fallbrook Library

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Representatives of the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, President Tom Mintun and Fundraising Director Linda Flynn visited the Bonsall Woman’s Club Thursday, Sept. 7, to make a short presentation regarding programs at the library. Following the presentation, they were presented with a check for $5,000 by club President Diane Tappen. The donation will be used to provide additional funding to several current programs at the library in the children’s area for presc...

  • California accepts nominations for California Heroes Month in September

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    SACRAMENTO – There are many everyday heroes all around – teachers, firefighters, soldiers, volunteers working to improve communities and even the young man or woman who helps their fellow citizen carry their groceries. Daisy Tate, executive director of the Veterans Supplemental Support Network, wanted to make sure these heroes were given the recognition for their service. She spearheaded an effort to have local and state governments to recognize September as “Heroes Month” to honor local, everyday heroes from all walks o...

  • Woman’s club learns about Fallbrook

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club welcomed their new members Sept. 12, with a potluck salad luncheon provided by the 2017-2018 board of directors. After taking July and August off, the Fallbrook Woman’s Club is eager to get back to raising money for charity, learning about the community and spending time with friends. This month the club was presented with information about the Fallbrook Village Association by longtime Fallbrook citizen Roy Moosa, who shared facts about...

  • Marion Lee Calvert

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Marion Lee Calvert, 85, beloved husband and father, passed away on Sept. 8, 2017 at Inland Valley Medical Center from complications stemming from a fall at his home in Fallbrook. Marion was born in Anadarko, Okla. to Urey and Jewell Calvert. As a young boy, his family moved to a farm in Cottage Grove, Ore., where he grew up hunting, fishing, horseback riding and attending grade school in a one room school house. In 1947, the family moved again, to Fallbrook, Calif., where he m...

  • Patricia “Pat” Louise Merritt

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Patricia “Pat” Louise Merritt slipped peacefully into the arms of her Lord on September 5, 2017 in Fallbrook, Calif. at the age of 95 of natural causes. Pat was born April 9, 1922 in Tacoma, Wash. and moved to Riverside, Calif. with her mother Dorothy V. Bradford at the age of two. Later she moved to San Bernardino, Calif. where her mother married Walter Manthey, her beloved stepfather. Pat attended San Bernardino High School and graduated in 1939. She attended Woodbury Bus...

  • Professor to speak about the relationship between wildfires and climate change

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Richard Minnich is a professor of earth sciences at University of California Riverside and an expert on the fire ecology of Southern California. He will speak at the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Road, on Monday, Sept. 25, starting at 6 p.m. He will discuss the influence of climate change on the wildfire season. The talk is presented by the Fallbrook Climate Action Team. Minnich forecasts the probability of fire risks throughout Southern California based on m...

  • Fundraiser to benefit home for foster youth

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    TEMECULA – The De Luz Women’s Club is hosting their annual Classic Car Show and Casino event. The themed event “Cowboys & Cars 4 Kids” will be held 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Temecula. The event features live musical entertainment, a classic and exotic car show, casino and a silent auction with opportunities to win a trip to Hawaii and more. The popular country music band, Kanan Road, will be performing. The event also features great food and drinks including Mediterania Chef, The Corpo...

  • Free ‘Living Landscapes’ workshop presented by the Mission Resource Conservation District

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Mission Resource Conservation District invites the community to attend a free workshop. “Living Landscapes” will be held at the Fallbrook Public Utility District boardroom, 990 East Mission Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Diane and Miranda Kennedy, permaculturalists and owners of Finch Frolic Garden, will discuss creating a “living landscape” at home. Low water-use landscapes can be vibrant and colorful, all while saving time, money and resources. Workshop topics include creating plant gui...

  • Fallbrook Garden Club to discuss the history of tea

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club will commence its 2017-2018 season with a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. The meeting will begin with social time at 12:30 p.m. and the general meeting at 1 p.m. Carol Post will speak on “The History and Love of Tea.” Post is from the Old Town Spice and Tea Shop in Temecula and will talk about where tea comes from, the different types and the beneficial effects it can produce. She will also discuss the history of tea. Refreshments will be se...

  • Encore members to learn about herbs

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – At the Encore Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 3, Diane Miersch, owner of Diane’s Herbs in Fallbrook, will share information about growing and using herbs. Encore Club welcomes residents of Fallbrook, Rainbow, Bonsall and De Luz. Meetings are held at the United Methodist Church in Fallbrook, the first Tuesday of the month; socialize at 9:30 a.m., the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Rachel Mason, executive director for the Foundation for Senior Care, spoke Sept. 2 at Encore Club. Members were delighted to receive inf...

  • Property tax workshop offered at library Oct. 2

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fallbrook Library, invites the entire community to attend an educational seminar, “Economic Outlook and Your Property Taxes” on Monday, Oct. 2 at 9:15 a.m. in the community room of the library. Dan McAllister, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector, will be presenting information and providing handouts to attendees. This seminar is free of charge and will include a Q&A segment. The library is located at 124 S. Mission Road. Contact the Fallbrook Chamb...

  • Bunco event to raise funds to fight cancer

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Everyone is invited to enjoy a fun afternoon by attending a bunco fundraiser hosted by the Fallbrook VFW Auxiliary on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Entry fee of $20 includes lunch, bunco games, and prizes. All proceeds go directly to the Susan B. Komen 3 Day Walk fight against breast cancer. The Fallbrook VFW hall is located at 1175 Old Stage Road. Any questions, contact Midge Thomas at (760) 805-4193....

  • Britannia Connection members to learn about bone health

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Britannia Connection, Inc (BCI) announce their upcoming meeting and luncheon, Thursday Sept. 28, where women of either British or Commonwealth heritage, or those with a strong interest in British culture, gather for fun, fellowship and fundraising. Dean and Alex Sbragia of Aevum Wellness will talk about the importance of bone health and share information about drug-free alternatives for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and fracture and fall reduction. BCI meetings are held the last Thursday of the m...

  • Bird owners to learn about cage sizes

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, had so much fun building toys last time that they are going to make one more each at their next meeting, Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, cage bird enthusiast Demi Hungerford will speak on "All the World's a Cage" and explain how to keep birds happier and determine which size cage is right for one's bird. All are invited to attend the meeting at Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista 92084. Refreshments will be offered and admission is free. For m...

  • FFA serving tri-tip dinner before football game this Friday

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School Future Farmers of America is once again offering its famous tri-tip barbecue dinners before all home football games. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the agriculture department, which is located at the east end of the football field. The next home game and dinner is Friday, Sept. 22. Each meal includes tri-tip, beans, salad, dinner roll and a drink for $10. Call the agriculture department at (760) 723-6300 ext. 2508 for m...

  • Drivers need to slow down

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    On Sunday (Sept. 10) we had another serious accident on Live Oak Park Road due to speeding. A driver wrapped his car around a pole. The passenger went to the hospital with broken bones. The car didn't survive; half of it was scattered on the road. And last night, I clocked a vehicle going 55+ in a 35 mph zone. Have some respect for this neighborhood and your neighbors. Please slow down! Roberta Housley...

  • Residents invited to CEQA/EIR Workshop Sept. 30

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Fallbrook and North County residents are invited to attend a one-day workshop on Sept. 30 on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process. Hosted by respected environmental attorney Kevin Johnson, this workshop will help us all gain an understanding of the law, its purpose, power and the CEQA process for protection of the environment. Fallbrook and North County residents treasure our agricultural heritage and open space. We work hard to maintain the beauty of our area,...

  • Afternoon snack with Jim Desmond

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Jim Desmond, current mayor of San Marcos, is running for County Supervisor to replace Bill Horn whose term has run out, as many of you already know. What you may not know is that he is a very busy guy yet he readily meets with small groups of people who want to get to know him. That alone speaks volumes to me. Only four of us showed up at the Z Cafe a few days ago after Jim had accepted an invitation from my wife, Penny, to meet with us and a few of our friends. He was personable, genuine and easy to speak with. He has a desi...

  • A huge hug to Fallbrookians who helped out

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    A big thank you to all who recently helped out the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. With the horrific hurricanes that have brought devastating damage to the state of Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands, Fallbrookians rolled up their sleeves and helped out tremendously and we thank you. Because of your kindness, generosity and wanting to help others you have donated enough items to fill over 145 boxes (medium and large) and they're on the way now. Items included inflatable kayak and boat, sleeping bags, canned...

  • The Legislature has adjourned

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD 75 (R) As the 2017 legislative session closes, I am pleased that most of my bill package received overwhelming support, and three of my bills have already been signed into law by Governor Brown. Six of my bills are on the Governor’s desk, including AB 1386, a Legislative Woman’s Caucus priority bill to raise awareness for newly diagnosed breast/ovarian cancer patients about speaking with a genetic counselor to help focus treatment options. AB 532, authorizes courts to offer wraparound men...

  • Window shades donation for Fallbrook Community Center accepted

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center has offered to donate window shades to the Fallbrook Community Center. The $6,200 value, including installation, exceeds the amount which can be accepted without San Diego County Board of Supervisors approval, but the only delay in the supervisors' 5-0 vote Sept. 13 to accept the donation was a comment of gratitude by Supervisor Bill Horn. "More than 4,000 people use this facility every year, and I want to thank the community for their valuable...

  • Residents pitch in to cleanup Fallbrook

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

  • District attorney urges consumers to protect themselves in wake of Equifax hack

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is warning consumers to consider taking steps to protect their personal identifying information in the wake of a recent data breach at one of the large credit bureaus in the United States, Equifax. Cybercriminals stole 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at the big-three credit bureau. “At this point millions of consumers have to assume that the bad guys have highly personal information that they can use to trick you,” Stephan said. “Our...

  • Curtain Call Company announces auditions for ‘Miracle on 34th Street - Live Radio Play’

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Curtain Call Company will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of “Miracle on 34th Street - Live Radio Play” 6 p.m., Sept. 29, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. Five men, four women and one girl aged 10 to 12 are needed. If enough people audition, the show will be double cast with each cast performing three of the six total performances. There is no fee to participate in the show; however, cast members will be asked to sell tickets to the show. The show is a “read...

  • Adventures await with bus tours from the Fallbrook Senior Center

    Updated Sep 24, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Senior Center offers tours to Tucson, Arizona, Hearst Castle, the Pasadena Rose Parade and the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival. Visitors can see the treasure of Tucson, Arizona, travelling by deluxe motor coach with a professional excursion director, Nov. 6-10. Sightseeing highlights include the Musical Instrument Museum, Biosphere 2, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Pima Air and Space Museum, Tombstone and Bisbee – Wild West Towns, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Mission San Xavier Del Bac and Yuma Ter...

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