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Articles from the October 11, 2017 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log, October 5, 2017

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    Address Date Description 5400 block Eighth Street, Fallbrook, CA, 92028 September 21 Arrest: Felony, receive/etc. known stolen property 2000 block Rice Canyon Rd., Fallbrook, CA, 92028 September 21 Arrest: Felony, willful cruelty to child without injury or death 2000 block Rice Canyon Rd., Fallbrook, CA, 92028 September 21 Arrest: Obstruct/resist peace officer/EMT 300 block N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, CA, 92028 September 23 Shoplifting 2700 block Reche Rd., Fallbrook, CA, 92028 September 24 Assault with deadly weapon: not...

  • Heart to Heart hosts baby shower aboard Camp Pendleton

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    CAMP PENDLETON – On Sept. 17, Heart to Heart, along with members of the congregation of Marine Memorial Chapel-Camp Pendleton, sponsored a baby shower for two pregnant military women, LCpl Sophia Martinez and military spouse Karley Ward. This is the first child for both ladies, and both are expecting baby girls. The event was held in the banquet room at Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen in Oceanside. The banquet room was beautifully decorated by Heart to Heart volunteers, and 18 adu...

  • Reward offered for recovery of stolen Tourmaline pieces

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society (FGMS) announced that it is offering a “generous reward” for information leading to the recovery of all, or some, of the stolen pieces that thieves absconded with after breaking into the society’s museum at approximately 4 a.m. Sept. 10. The burglars broke through a chain-locked wrought iron gate, double glass doors and then smashed four glass cases in a smash-and-grab job that netted them five large Tourmaline specimens (shown in the photos...

  • Chamber golf tournament is beautiful fundraiser

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

  • FGMS presents Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals Oct. 8

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – October will be a busy month for the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society (FGMS). This Sunday, Oct. 8 FGMS will host its 21st annual Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals, and on Thursday, Oct. 12 members and supporters will gather to celebrate the nonprofit’s 60th Diamond Anniversary. The Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals is a fun, free family event that offers something for everyone, especially those that like gems, minerals and fossils. A street fair event, the fes...

  • Residents tour Horse Creek Ranch model homes

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

  • Dive into pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Pumpkins are readily available in fall, when people carve jack-o'-lanterns out of pumpkins for Halloween or serve up pumpkin pie after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. People who are unsatisfied with plain old pumpkin pie can add something new to their repertoire this fall by cooking up the following recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust, courtesy of Lori Longbotham's "Luscious Creamy Desserts" (Chronicle Books). Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap C...

  • How to select a pumpkin for cooking

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. Not only are pumpkins ideal for decorating, but they're also great to eat. Some people who plan to carve jack-o-lanterns mistakenly believe the same type of pumpkin can be used in their favorite recipes. But what carving pumpkins have in visual flair, they usually lack in flavor and substance. Instead, would-be pumpkin c...

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North County opens doors to community

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County opened their doors to hundreds of children and their families Saturday, Sept. 16, for their annual Day for Kids event. Day for Kids is community event designed for youth and their families to enjoy quality time together while participating in free games, face painting, swimming and prizes; no membership required. Children played games led by club staff with the chance to win exciting prizes like a Nerf archery set, Legos, RC C...

  • Rotary Club of Fallbrook salutes Live Oak Students of the Month

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Live Oak Elementary School Principal Dr. Wendy Kerr presented the Students of the Month for September – Sinuhe Santiaguillo and Paulina Sebastian – to the Rotary Club of Fallbrook at a recent luncheon. Santiaguillo is in the sixth grade and shared how he is an "everyday guy with a creative mind and big goals." He has learned from the Leader in Me program to set goals, to find his voice, and to synergize/work with others. Sebastian is in the third grade and was r...

  • Pala Valley Day enlightens students at Sullivan Middle School

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    BONSALL – Students and leaders from the Pala Band of Mission Indians took part in the second annual Pala Valley Day at Sullivan Middle School Sept. 26. Pala Valley Day celebrates and recognizes the culture and heritage of native students attending Sullivan Middle School. This year’s event was organized by eighth grade student Everly Diaz, principal Joseph Clevenger, physical education teacher Domingo Anguiano, and Eric Ortega, a leader in Pala. Five Native American stu...

  • Bonsall West Elementary School to host Multicultural Festival

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    BONSALL – Bonsall West Elementary School will come alive with multicultural music, dance, food and activities at the fourth annual Multicultural Festival to be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. The free event showcases the histories, lifestyles and cultures of the people from around the world who are a part of the Bonsall West community. The festival is designed to honor the diversity that makes up the school and the community and to provide an opportunity for families to share the story of their cultural heritage and i...

  • Services to be held Saturday for Hidalgo

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Memorial services for Norma Hidalgo, the Fallbrook school bus driver who was killed in an automobile accident in Mexico Sept. 25, will be held Saturday (Oct. 14) at 11 a.m. at Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 2000 Reche Rd. Click on picture of Hidalgo in slideshow for full story....

  • Palomar Health receives four patient safety awards

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    ESCONDIDO – The largest hospital liability insurer on the West Coast has recognized Palomar Health for delivering safe and reliable patient care and eliminating preventable harm. BETA Healthcare group presented Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway with four safety awards for meeting or exceeding their rigorous standards, emphasizing patient safety, reliability of care and reducing risk exposure in the areas of obstetrics and emergency medicine. “The awards from BETA Healthcare group represent our...

  • Board of Supervisors extends local health emergency

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    Tom Christensen County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors recently approved continuing the local public health emergency declared Sept. 1 for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in the county. The board is required to review the need for continuing the declaration at least every 14 days. As part of the review, Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer, updated the board on the County’s efforts to halt the outbreak with increased efforts in three key areas: v...

  • Medicaid is still a target of healthcare reform

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What is going to happen to healthcare now that Senate Republicans have failed to pass their bill, which would have replaced much of the Affordable Care Act? In particular, what’s going to happen to Medicaid, the government’s largest insurance program, which covers 74 million Americans? This moment may be a good time to clarify what was at stake and what may still be up for grabs in the months to come. Despite its importance to so many...

  • Pacific Horticulture to hold Open Garden at Fallbrook home

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Pacific Horticulture Society (PHS) invites residents to tour Patrick Anderson's Fallbrook estate garden that spawned worldwide interest in succulents, on Oct. 14. Anderson “has vast horticultural knowledge and a brilliant eye for design,” said author and “Queen of Succulents” Debra Lee Baldwin. Baldwin, the San Diego Horticultural Society's “2017 Horticulturist of the Year,” will be at the event to greet guests and sign the newly released, completely revised and u...

  • Warriors 1-3 after first round of league tennis play

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    The first round of Valley League girls’ tennis play concluded Sept. 21, and Fallbrook High School’s team had a 1-3 league record at that point. “To win a match in the first round of league with the girls I’ve got and their experience is really not that bad,” Fallbrook coach Bill Lenaway said. The win was against Escondido at the Fallbrook Tennis Club. The Sept. 14 match ended with each team winning nine sets, and Fallbrook was given the victory on the tiebreaking criteria...

  • Webb, special teams propel Warriors to first win of season

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    Tom Ferrall Junior running back Jalen Webb rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Fallbrook High turned two blocked punts into 14 points as the Warriors defeated Hoover High 28-9 in San Diego Sept. 29 for their first victory of the 2017 football season. Fallbrook’s first-year head coach Darius Pickett acknowledged it felt good to get a victory – the Warriors entered the game 0-4 – but also admitted the win was far from a work of art. “It was an ugly win,” said Pickett. “Of cours...

  • Warrior girls win junior race at Laguna Hills Invitational

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    Fallbrook High School's girls cross country team began its season Sept. 9 with the Laguna Hills Invitational, and the Warrior girls won the Division 2 junior race. Cross country team scores are derived by adding the positions of a school's first five finishers. The sixth and seventh finishers are not scored but can add points to other team's totals. Fallbrook accumulated 41 points, Foothill High School of Santa Ana placed second with 44 points, and Beckman High School of...

  • Hernandez medals in all three pre-league invitationals

    Updated Oct 11, 2017

    Fallbrook High School's boys cross country team participated in three invitational meets prior to the start of Valley League competition, and sophomore Josh Hernandez took home medals from all three meets. Hernandez placed 11th in the sophomore races of both the Sept. 9 Laguna Hills Invitational and the Sept. 16 Mount Carmel/ASICS Cross Country Invitational. He finished 18th in the Sept. 23 Dana Hills invitational sophomore race. Hernandez was the only Fallbrook boy to medal...