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  • Teenagers practicing football maneuvers.

    Fallbrook High AD talks preseason training

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Slowly but surely, athletes from Fallbrook High School are beginning to get some training ahead of what will be a fast and furious two-season sports calendar this school year. While the athletes aren't officially training as Warriors, they are getting some work in. "We're going to be open and up here on (Sept.) 28th, which is good for the outside club teams if you have a facility," Pat Walker, athletic director of Fallbrook High, said. "We're going to have football – they a...

  • Safety chart

    NCTD reaffirms safety first pledge

    Updated Oct 4, 2020

    OCEANSIDE – With transit ridership down throughout the San Diego region and across the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North County Transit District has joined the American Public Transportation Association's "Health and Safety Commitments Program," reaffirming their commitment to protecting transit rider health and safety along with more than 100 other public transportation agencies. "Joining APTA's Health and Safety Commitments Program was a natural fit f...

  • Headshot of Jim Desmond

    Not good enough

    Supervisor Jim Desmond Fifth District|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    A celebration is not in order. Even though San Diego County barely missed dropping into the purple tier, there is no cause for celebrating. There is no business plan for a gym to operate at 10% capacity. There is no business plan for a restaurant to operate at 25% capacity. We cannot continue to have 200,000 San Diegans out of work. As I drive around San Diego County, I see more and more businesses closing their doors. I see the people and the businesses which make up San...

  • Headshot of Julie Reeder

    Ideas have consequences

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    I'm sure someone is reading and thinking, "Another piece on critical race theory?" We will do at least two more. I've had many people comment or message me saying they appreciate that I'm talking about it because it's helped them to understand what's going on. I'm sure many people hadn't heard of it until the president banned it from federal agencies. I'm also being contacted by people who are immigrants or who travel extensively. They are shaking their heads trying to figure...

  • Art with old fashion car

    SOS: Save Our Fallbrook Public Art

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Arts Inc. believes that everyone benefits from art because it evokes the kindred creative spirit of what it means to be a human and everyone embraces the beauty in the community's creative landscape. The village of Fallbrook has over 30 pieces of public art provided by Fallbrook Arts, and at one time or another, everything needs a little upkeep. This includes the mural, circa 1920, at the corner of Main Avenue and Alvarado Street. The art center said it h...

  • Headshot of Dr. Rick Koole

    We are a nation of thieves

    Dr. Rick Koole, LifePointe Church

    In many ways, America is a nation of thieves. Everyone knows about shoplifters. The U.S. catches 4 million each year, but for each one that is caught, 35 get away with it. But employee theft is even worse. Employees take three times as much as the shoplifters. Studies show that 9% of employees steal on a regular basis, and 75% steal to some degree. One of the Ten Commandments was very clear: "You shall not steal." And the Bible told the story of some famous thefts that all...

  • Police Officers on crime scene

    With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

    Don Babwin, The Associated Press|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff's deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings – one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles away in Louisville, Kentucky, less than two weeks later - are stark reminders of the dangers law enforcement officers face at a time when anger toward them in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, such as George Floyd and Breonna T...

  • Photo of Jennifer E. Phillips George

    Jennifer E. Phillips George

    Updated Oct 2, 2020

    On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the age of 35, Jennifer E. Phillips George, our beautiful daughter, sister, and mother of two passed away at her home in Temecula. She was born July 2, 1985, in Westlake Village Hospital and lived with her family in Agoura Hills. In 1988, her family had the opportunity to move back to San Diego County and landed in the town of Fallbrook. Jennifer attended Fallbrook elementary schools and graduated from Fallbrook High School in 2003. She spent 10...

  • Photo of Florence Robertine Cyr Landry Rousseau

    Florence Robertine Cyr Landry Rousseau

    Updated Oct 2, 2020

    Florence Robertine Cyr Landry Rousseau was born in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, on Dec. 17, 1925, and passed away Sept. 17, 2020, in Fallbrook, California. She was one of five daughters and one son born to Catherine Nadeau and Robert P. Cyr. Florence was a high school Valedictorian and graduated from nursing school in 1946. In 1948, she married Robert Landry and they had three children. In 1956, he was killed in an automobile accident. Florence and Jean Rousseau...

  • Headshot of Marie Waldron

    Historic mental health advances

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 R|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    This session, I am honored to be recognized as a "Mental Health Super Hero" by the Steinberg Institute because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care. In addition, I supported nine bi-partisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor for his signature. I co-authored three of these bills, signed by the Governor on Sept. 25. Senate Bill 855 (Wiener) expands Californians' ability to obtain...

  • People on phones at Employment Development Department

    California to pause unemployment claims for 2 weeks

    The Associated Press|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    California will not accept new unemployment claims until Monday, Oct. 5, as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Saturday, Sept. 19. Nearly 600,000 Californians are part of a backlog where their unemployment claims have not been processed by the state's Employment Development Department for more than 21 days, the state said in a news release. There are also...

  • There's still time to register to vote

    Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office

    Tuesday, Sept. 22 was National Voter Registration Day ­– held as a reminder that you must be registered to vote if you want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. It takes less than two minutes to register online at You may also request a voter registration form by calling the Registrar’s office at (858) 565-5800 or emailing [email protected]. Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Check your status online. If you recently moved or changed your name, you will need to re-register...

  • House of Representatives passes Fallen Journalists Memorial Act

    Updated Oct 2, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, News Media Alliance, National Newspaper Association and National Association of Broadcasters commended the U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday, Sept. 22, on passing bipartisan legislation authorizing the FJM Foundation to establish a national memorial that honors the many reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who have lost their lives reporting the news. “Washington has many monuments honoring those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our fre...

  • Thousands march in Washington to pray and show Trump support

    The Associated Press|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    Thousands of people packed the National Mall in downtown Washington Saturday, Sept. 26, to pray and show their support for President Donald Trump. The march, which stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol, was held just hours before Trump was set to announce he was nominating a conservative judge for the Supreme Court. Few in the crowd wore masks. Some sported red caps with the words "Let's Make America Godly Again," a play on Trump's signature MAGA caps. Vice...

  • Trump taps 'eminently qualified' Barrett for Supreme Court

    Zeke Miller Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press|Updated Oct 2, 2020

    President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday, Sept. 26, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said she was "truly humbled" by the nomination and quickly aligned herself with Scalia's conservative approach to the law, saying his "judicial philosophy is...

  • Re: 'There Are No 'Warriors' in Fallbrook' [Village News, Letter, 9/17/20]

    Arlene Anderson|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Who is Anson Black Calf? He certainly doesn't live in Fallbrook or represent Fallbrook and has quite the internet history. Google his name. So, in regards to there being no “Warriors in Fallbrook” you are mistaken. There was a meeting with the school and the Pala tribe about the use of the native American mascots. Our school chose the Warriors as an honor to our local indigenous people back in the 30s when grandpa was going to Fallbrook High School and the school got big enough to have athletic teams to compete. There was...

  • Re: 'How radical historian's revisionism and lies led to 2020's unrest' [Village News, Letter, 9/24/20]

    Jim Boyd|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Love the Daily Signal article. Thanks for continuing to publish articles that help explain how the country has been hijacked with Critical Race Theory and other Critical Theory teaching. Unfortunately, we are now seeing many of those brainwashed folks out burning and rioting in the belief that they are doing something good. Keep it up. As for John Terrell’s belief that Democrats are real problem solvers – if that were true, our Sacramento Democrat Super Majority should have turned our state into Utopia by now. By the way...

  • To where my hope comes from

    Lara Farrell|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    I look to the East to where I have been, what I have done, what I have seen it was, as when it began distant, hazy, elusive I look to the West to where I am going, what I will do, what I will see it will be, as when it ends far-reaching, vague, uncertain I look to the South to where I am, what I am doing, what I see it is, here and now tangible, changing, real I look to the North To where my Hope comes from, beauty unimaginable it has always been everlasting, infinite… G...

  • County emergency rental assistance available to 8,000 households

    Jose A Alvarez, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    San Diego County residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 could qualify for one-time assistance of up to $3,000 to pay for past-due or upcoming rent. Due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many residents have been unable to pay rent, which can cause them to be evicted and lead to an increase in homelessness. Understanding the financial burden for both tenants and landlords, the county board of supervisors allocated $24 million in funding for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to...

  • CPG recommends zoning modifications for village area

    Joe Naiman, Village News reporter|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    The Fallbrook Community Planning Group was presented with two revitalization options during the planning group's Sept. 21 meeting and chose zoning and design guideline modifications. Option 1 was a form-based code. Option 2 was an update of the county Zoning Ordinance and the community review guidelines and a streetscape plan for Main Avenue. An 11-0 vote, with three members recusing themselves due to potential conflict of interest, recommended Option 2. "Option 2 would work better for Fallbrook," said planning group member...

  • FBI and OIEA warn public that fraudsters are targeting owners of timeshares in Mexico

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The FBI Criminal Investigative Division and the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy of the Securities and Exchange Commission would like to warn consumers of a recent increase in fraudulent schemes targeting owners of timeshare properties in Mexico. These scams typically involve individuals alleging to be representatives of a brokerage firm, travel agency, title company or escrow agent making unsolicited contact with owners of timeshare properties. If you own one of these timeshare properties, the f...

  • As environmentalists and Democrats delay crucial fire prevention programs, deadly fires sweep through California

    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    SACRAMENTO – In 2018, the Butte Fire Safe Council determined that Berry Creek was in a high–risk fire area and secured $836,365 in grant funding to cut back roadside vegetation, clear evacuation routes and create fuel breaks in ridge-top areas – approximately 120 acres of vegetation would be cleared. The California Environmental Quality Act delayed the clearing of 120 acres of dry brush by 18 months. “We lost another community because of powerful environmental extremists and inaction of the Newsom administration and the Cal...

  • SD judge denies state's motion to dismiss suit challenging assault weapon ban

    City News Service|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    A San Diego federal judge has denied the state of California’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its assault weapon ban, which was brought on by a group of San Diego County gun owners and Second Amendment rights proponents. U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez stated in a written ruling Wednesday, Sept. 23, that the potentially serious criminal penalties one faces for violating California’s assault weapon laws provide sufficient standing for the lawsuit to proceed. The suit filed in 2019 in San Diego federal court cha...

  • Woman alleges rape at Pechanga Resort Casino and blasts lack of prosecution

    City News Service|Updated Oct 1, 2020

    A $10 million claim was filed Thursday, Sept. 24, against Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula on behalf of a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted in March by an employee who took advantage of her because she was intoxicated. A Pechanga representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the claim, the precursor to a lawsuit. The woman’s attorney, Gloria Allred, identified her client as “Michele” during a Los Angeles news conference in which both were sharply critical of the Riverside County District At...


    Updated Oct 1, 2020

    Sept. 12 1400 block E. Fallbrook St Arrest: Domestic battery Sept. 14 300 block N. Orange Ave Burglary Sept. 16 200 block E. Mission Rd Battery 900 block Blossom Hill Rd Petty theft Sept. 17 S. Mission Rd @ Overland Trail Arrest: Possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia 1700 block Tecalote Dr Fraud 31800 block Wrightwood Rd Arrest: Possession of loaded firearm in public place Sept. 18 200 block S. Pico Ave Arrest: Possession of controlled substance 6400 block W. Lilac Rd Battery 2900 block Sumac Rd Stolen vehicle...

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