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Articles from the September 30, 2016 edition


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  • Celebrating the world famous Hatch chile

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    Celebrations were recently held at grocery/produce stores and specialty shops across the southwest of the U.S. in honor of a chile – the world famous Hatch chile. The spicy food store Chile Hedz, located in Old Town Temecula, was among the celebrants as it hosted a Hatch Chile Festival Sept. 17-18. These special chiles are grown in the valley around a town called (surprise!) Hatch, a small village in southeastern New Mexico located between Las Cruces and Truth or C...

  • BUSD approves travel path agreement for Golf Green Estates

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    The County of San Diego's approval of the Golf Green Estates development includes a condition that the developer provide certain improvements. The proximity between the site and Bonsall Elementary School led to an agreement between Development Solutions Bon, LLC, and the Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD). A 5-0 BUSD board vote Sept. 6 approved a memorandum of understanding with Development Solutions Bon, LLC, which requires that the developer provide a travel path meeting Americans with Disabilities Act access standards...

  • BUSD approves first reading of dual enrollment agreement with Palomar

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    The Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) board approved the first reading of a dual enrollment partnership agreement with Palomar Community College. The 5-0 BUSD board vote Sept. 6 makes approval of a second reading and adoption likely at the Oct. 11 board meeting. The partnership would allow Bonsall High School students to take community college courses on campus and receive both high school credit and college credit. "We're real excited about that," said BUSD superintendent Justin Cunningham. Currently some Bonsall High...

  • Where are they now? : Catching up with 2000 Homecoming king and queen, Mike Neglia and Becky Heimback

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    In the first of a series, the Fallbrook High Alumni Association has provided the stories of two alumni who went their separate ways but whose lives have followed similar themes. The numerous alumni of Fallbrook Union High School have taken different paths through life, some that have taken them far away and some not so far. No matter where they have ended up, some of their stories have striking similarities, as with two graduates from the class of 2001. Mike Neglia and Becky...

  • Community members gather for A Star-Spangled State of Chamber Dinner

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

  • Murder suspect believed to have been in dispute at rehab facility prior to killing

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    The 21-year-old man charged with the murder of an 86-year-old Fallbrook resident reportedly had been involved in a dispute at a rehabilitation facility before he attacked three men outside the Hilltop Center for Spiritual Living shortly before noon on Sept. 21. Keith Vazquez, who is accused of punching two men in their 60s and punching and stomping Magnus Normand Johnson to death, pleaded not guilty Sept. 23 to charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The two punching victims, age 62 and 63, said they were...

  • FHD still peddling Fallbrook Hospital

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    It’s been six months since the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) board publicly announced it had Fallbrook Hospital and its annex buildings up for sale. Well, the buildings are still for sale. “A deal has not been made,” said Bobbi Palmer, executive director of FHD. “It’s still on the market. Many people have looked at the hospital over the last four months.” “These things are painfully slow,” said FHD president Gordon Tinker, who added that the board currently has “a couple offers we’re considering.” Tinker said the commer...

  • Fallbrook residents demand voice in cell phone tower placement

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    A large crowd of Fallbrook residents voiced their concerns over proposed sites for wireless phone towers in the community. A Verizon Wireless Community Master Plan was presented to the Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG) on Sept. 19, with six sites proposed for cell towers and two being proposed for small cell towers. According to the presentation made before the FCPG, the proposed sites will be located in or around Winterwarm, Sandia Creek, Reche, Fallbrook Golf Club,...

  • Nunn back in Bonsall after third Olympic Games

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    John Nunn competed in the 50,000-meter race walking event during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, and the Bonsall resident placed 43rd with a time of 4:16.12. "The end result was not what I hoped for and worked for, but nevertheless pleased to be there and hoping to go again," Nunn said. The Aug. 19 race was Nunn's third Olympic competition. He made his Olympic debut during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Nunn competed in the 20,000-meter race walk that year and placed 26th...

  • Community celebrates reopening of historic schoolhouse

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    Angeles Barrios Special to the Village News After being closed for more than 80 years, Fallbrook’s historic Reche Schoolhouse celebrated its grand reopening on Sept. 17. The Fallbrook Historical Society helped bring community members together to celebrate the renewal and commemoration of this historic, one-room school. Reche Schoolhouse is one of the oldest buildings in Fallbrook and the first school ever built in the community. From the wooden floors, to the chalkboards on t...

  • Tami Donnelly wins Honorary Mayor title

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    September 7 900 block E. Mission Rd. Courtesy reports September 8 2500 block Green Canyon Rd. Found property September 13 1300 block Via Del Oro Get credit with other's ID 700 block S. Main Arrest: Drunk in public 2200 block Via Rancheros Petty theft September 14 3900 block Reche Rd. Get credit with other's ID 800 block Mandarin Dr. Theft of elder/dependent adult 31900 block Del Cielo Este Petty theft September 15 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found property September 16 37000 block De Luz Rd. Arrest: Felony,...

  • Retired teachers to host Canine Companions

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – California Retired Teachers Assoc. Division 81 will host Canine Companions during its meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. The group meets at the Golf Club of California, 3742 Flowerwood Lane in Sycamore Ranch. To make reservations, call (760) 723-3696 before Oct. 6....

  • Quilts with beads to be topic at guild meeting

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – It’s all about beads this month for the Oct. 6 meeting of the Fallbrook Quilt Guild. The guest speaker will be Thom Atkins of Santa Cruz, an artist of many dimensions. Atkins is well known in the art world for his glass art, sculptures, landscapes design, not to mention bead work incorporated into quilt art. After a traffic accident, his wrists and thumbs were damaged so molding and kneading clay was out of the question, so Atkins decided to combine a love of fabric and beads into extraordinary quilts. Bes...

  • Music festival will benefit Fallbrook Food Pantry

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Music for the Revolution, a benefit for the Fallbrook Food Pantry, will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395. Organized by local pastor Jim Jones, the music festival will feature many local musicians who will provide fantastic entertainment. The list of performers includes such favorites as Adler, Blackburn & Quint; Nathan James and the Rythym Scratchers; The Casey Hensley Band, and many others. General admission tickets for the event cost $25 and can be o...

  • FWC seeks organizations in need of monetary contributions

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club (FWC) continues its 109 years of community service with volunteer work and fundraising. Each year FWC awards funds that have been raised by the club to better the community. At this time they are seeking charitable organizations in need of monetary contributions. Any 501c3 organization in the greater Fallbrook area is eligible for consideration. Any organization that would like to receive a contribution from FWC can contact Roxann Clouse at P.O. Box 208, Fallbrook CA, 92088. Org...

  • Fallbrook Democratic Club to hold Fall Fiesta

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Democratic Club will celebrate its annual fall gathering with this year’s theme: Fall Fiesta, on Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. All are invited to join local Democrats in welcoming their candidates in this November’s race while enjoying musical entertainment by talented jazz duo Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn. Dinner will be catered by Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant at Hilltop Center, 331 E. Elder St. The cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. An auction will be held to benefit the annual Roland Kallous...

  • Ag Dept. holds tri-tip dinner before home football games

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School FFA is once again hosting its famous tri-tip barbecue dinners before all Warrior home football games. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Ag department, which is located at the east end of the football field. The next home game and dinner is Friday, Sept. 30, which is also Homecoming. Each meal includes tri-tip, beans, salad, dinner roll and a drink. The price for each dinner is $10. For more information, call the Ag department at (760) 723-6300 ext. 2508. This is a f...

  • Bottenfields celebrate 55th anniversary

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

  • Alumni and friends invited to Homecoming contest

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Alumni and friends of Fallbrook High School are encouraged to attend the Homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 30 at the Fallbrook High School football field. The Warriors will host the Hoover High School Cardinals. Students and staff will be honoring their Grand Marshall, Tom Fogarty, at 6:15 p.m. The JROTC program will present color and the Madrigals will sing the national anthem following the dedication. Varsity kick­off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. At half ti...

  • Yes to Measure DD for ALL Bonsall Students

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    A friend asked, “Why are you helping with Measure DD? Your kids won’t even get to benefit from going to the Bonsall High School on Gird Road.” The answer is simple − this goes way beyond my own children. Saying Yes to DD ensures the Bonsall school community continues to build on its amazing successes. For decades, the dream of a Bonsall High School was just that − a dream. It took a group of involved parents collecting signatures to start the initiative that led to Prop BB, the unification of the district, and ultimatel...

  • Letters prompt voter registration questions

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office The Registrar of Voters is urging voters to double-check their registration status on its website after some residents got letters from an organization called the Voter Participation Center claiming the residents aren’t registered to vote. The organization’s letters offer a pre-filled voter registration form that may include incorrect or outdated information or information for persons who don’t live at the address. The letters are causing some confusion because in many...

  • Arts Districts: Enriching Lives, Creating Jobs

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD – 75 (R) Arts and cultural districts have spurred new businesses, attracted more tourism, and established vibrant, creative cultural economies across the nation. Now California will have the opportunity to celebrate our communities and the arts by clustering existing arts and cultural amenities in officially designated cultural districts. As a result of Assembly Bill 189 (AB 189), new legislation I co-authored earlier this session, the C...

  • Warriors look to start second half of season with Homecoming victory

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    Homecoming games are always special, and this year's game on Friday, Sept. 30 looms very large for Fallbrook High School's varsity football team, which hopes the date will mark the turning point of the season. Fallbrook High, 0-5, hosts Hoover High, 0-4, in a game that will kickoff at 7 p.m. at Fallbrook Stadium. The contest begins the second half of Fallbrook's 10-game schedule. "The first half doesn't matter," said Fallbrook coach Bob Burt. "It's behind us and we can't do...

  • Barbara Thurber

    Updated Sep 30, 2016

    Barbara Thurber, age 79, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at home in Fallbrook. She graduated Fallbrook High School, was a volunteer Fire Dept. Dispatcher, pilot, flight and ground school instructor at Fallbrook Airpark for many years. She is survived by her two daughters, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A casual memorial will be held at Fallbrook Airpark, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her...

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