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Articles from the October 9, 2015 edition


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  • CWA approves Valley Center Pipeline expansion change orders

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    The San Diego County Water Authority board approved change orders to the SDCWA's contract with NEWest Construction Company, Inc., for the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant Expanded Service Area project. The September 24 CWA board vote accepted three change orders totaling $315,145 which had been authorized by CWA staff under the authority of CWA general manager Maureen Stapleton while also authorizing Stapleton to execute an additional change order for $93,392. The $400,537 change order amount increases the total...

  • Sheriff's Log, Oct 8, 2015

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    Sept. 18 2800 block Dentro de Lomas Vehicle burglary Sept. 23 40000 block Daily Rd. Convicted person possess firearm Sept. 24 1300 block S. Mission Rd. Arrest: Possess marijuana for sale; possess metal knuckles 500 block Stewart Canyon Rd. Arrest: Likely to cause harm/death of elder adult 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found narcotics 1800 block Santa Margarita Dr. Residential burglary 900 block Alturas Rd. Cited: Possess narcotics Sept. 25 1100 block Alturas Rd. 5150/Mental disorder 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Petty theft 1500...

  • Dyslexia symptoms vary from child to child

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Dyslexia is a condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. According to Understood.org, an online collective of 15 nonprofit organizations that aim to support parents of children with learning and attention issues, researchers have yet to determine what causes dyslexia. However, research has found that genes and brain differences may play a role in a child's risk factor for dyslexia. A study from the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy found that about 4...

  • SANDAG board adopts regional transportation plan

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    The SANDAG Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday to adopt the final version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, a sweeping blueprint for the future that will invest $204 billion into transportation infrastructure projects over the next 35 years. San Diego Forward lays out a strategic vision to address the region’s current and future transportation needs, including specific plans to help realize that vision by investing in transit projects, bikeways, pedestrian improvements, and a Managed Lanes network (lanes the ac...

  • NOISE NOTICE: Fire alarm system testing at Fallbrook High School on Sat., Oct. 10

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    Fallbrook Union High School District has issued a public notice that its fire alarm system will be undergoing testing and inspection on Sat., Oct. 10, which will result in the alarm sounding at various times throughout the day. Administrators said they wanted neighbors of the school to be aware that this involves routine testing only....

  • Woman arrested in Sheriff's compliance checks on Oct. 8

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    A woman was arrested in the Sheriff's Dept. latest compliance check on probationers, conducted Thurs., Oct. 8. According to Deputy Yancey Mayordeleon, 26-year-old Karoline Christine Ponce of Fallbrook was arrested on felony charges of possession of stolen property and for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Mayordeleon said attempts were made to contact three probation/warrant subjects and 15 field interviews were conducted during the operation. Those...

  • Guerra, Dowden sweep league swimmer of the year awards

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    The Valley League swim coaches held their post-season meeting May 18, and the portion of the meeting which selected the league's swimmers of the year resulted in a Fallbrook High School sweep. Bobby Guerra was selected as the boys swimmer of the year and Taylor Dowden received girls swimmer of the year honors. Both were seniors during 2015. During the Valley League swim finals May 9 at Fallbrook High School, Guerra and Dowden each won two individual events and both of them were also part of two winning relay teams. Guerra...

  • Sepia-toned downtown photo mural restored

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    FALLBROOK - Work to restore the sepia-toned Main Street "photo," located in Fallbrook's historic district at the corner of Main and Alvarado, was completed by mural artist Jim Fahnestock lat week. "Main Street, circa 1920," which is based on an early 20th Century photo of Fallbrook, was originally painted by Fahnestock at this location in 2007, but due to the south-facing exposure and moisture retained in the wall, was in need of repair. Efforts to preserve with clear UV...

  • Parolee taken into custody after search and chase near Live Oak Park

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    FALLBROOK - Several units from the Sheriff's department with the assistance of the ASTREA helicopter and a K-9 Unit, were chasing a parolee in the Los Alisos Dr. area near Live Oak Park tonight from about 7 pm to 8:30 pm. According to San Diego Sheriff Lt. Jim Bolwerk, there was an incident on Thursday, Oct. 8, in which a parolee was suspected of stealing a car. The Sheriffs were searching for him tonight in order to revoke his parole. The search took place in the 2000 block...

  • Second fatality due to West Nile virus occurs in San Diego County

    Updated Oct 9, 2015

    SAN DIEGO - Five more San Diego County residents have been confirmed to have been infected with West Nile virus, bringing the total number of people who have contracted the mosquito-driven disease this year to 11. The five new confirmed cases include a second fatality, a 73-year-old El Cajon man who died October 4. One newly confirmed case was detected after a routine blood donation last week by a 56-year-old San Diego woman had symptoms consistent with the virus, and three other cases confirmed by the California Department...