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  • Smoke may be visible as firefighters battle two blazes at Camp Pendleton, officials say

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Two fires were burning in the center of Camp Pendleton on Monday, Oct. 16, and residents of nearby towns will likely be able to see smoke, the Camp Pendleton Fire Department announced in a social media post. One of the fires was burning in an "impact area" and smoke may be visible from "quite a distance," officials said. The second fire, which was sparked over the weekend, continues to burn in the Horno area. That fire, which is within containment lines, is being monitored by firefighters. There was no threat to structures...

  • Sheriff's Log, October 12, 2017

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Address Date Description 31300 block Club Vista Ln., Fallbrook, CA 92028 September 29 Petty theft from vehicle 1100 block Drazil Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 October 1 Arrest: Violate domestic relations court order 900 block E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 October 1 Simple battery 1000 block Rainbow Crest Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 October 1 Commercial burglary 1200 block S. Main Ave., Fallbrook, CA 92028 October 2 Petty theft 31500 block Old River Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 October 2 Missing juvenile/runaway 4000 block Lake...

  • Lady Warriors topple Escondido on Military Appreciation Night

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Natalie Weber Writer Intern The Fallbrook High School varsity girls' volleyball team celebrated Military Appreciation Night before they took on Escondido High School Oct. 4. The girls sported shirts advertising a branch of the military during warm-ups, and a pre-game ceremony was held to commemorate all of those who had served their country. Those in attendance that evening who had served – which included two members of the volleyball coaching staff – were asked to rise whe...

  • Heroes walk to raise money for pregnancy resource center

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

  • Fallbrook Chamber partners with Live Well San Diego

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Lucette Moramarco The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has officially partnered with the County of San Diego's Live Well San Diego initiative, making a commitment to help area residents to build better health, live safely and thrive with a better quality of life. The chamber joined the San Diego Padres as the newest two of 317 partners in the program. That commitment was recognized by Supervisor Bill Horn at the State of the Chamber dinner Sept. 20. Chamber CEO Lila MacDonald...

  • FPUD issues Request for Proposal for its Santa Margarita River property

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The Fallbrook Public Utility District has issued a Request for Proposal for interested parties to acquire FPUD's Santa Margarita River property. A 4-1 FPUD board vote Sept. 25, with Milt Davies opposed, approved the issuance of an RFP for a transaction agreement which would include preservation of access to the trails on the land. "That was to issue a request for proposals to see what options are out there to preserve the property," said FPUD acting general manager Jack Bebee. In the...

  • FUESD pays Allyn judgment in full

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Lucette Moramarco The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, on Oct. 6, paid former employee Elaine Allyn the amount a jury awarded her in February 2015, a little shy of $1.2 million plus interest and costs. The payment in full was made after the California Supreme Court denied the school district’s petition for review of the decision in its case against Allyn, its former director of information technology and employee of 18 years, on Sept. 20. Allyn sued the district for wrongful termination and retaliation after b...

  • Ahrend, Serrano, Vizzuett and Weber honored as Students of the Month

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Cheyenne Cokeley Writer Intern Each month during the school year, the Fallbrook Student of the Month organization recognizes four excellent students from the Fallbrook Union High School District. Kaylee Ahrend of Oasis High and Paula Serrano, Jennifer Vizzuett and Natalie Weber of Fallbrook High were honored as the Students of the Month for October at a celebratory breakfast Oct. 5 at the Fallbrook Community Center. The program began with the Pledge of Allegiance being led by...

  • Reche School House open house proves popular

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society held an open house of the 121-year-old Reche School House and more than 250 visitors toured the newly-renovated, one-room school Sept. 30. People from throughout San Diego County viewed several multi-media and fixed displays inside the school; enjoyed talking to Ila Calloway-Driver, who shared memories of being a student at the school in 1926-1927; visited with Marion Clemmens, who at age 99 is the oldest native Fallbrookian; and c...

  • Phantom wins championship air races; Aberle announces retirement

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Tom Aberle owns Aberle Custom Aircraft and Fallbrook Air Service at Fallbrook Community Airpark. Until a negotiated sale is finalized, he also co-owns a racing biplane with Andrew Buehler, and during this year’s National Championship Air Races in Reno, Buehler piloted the biplane called “Phantom” to its 10th Gold Cup race win while Aberle was part of the support crew. Buehler flew Phantom for the first time since 2005, which meant that...

  • Cowboys & Cars 4Kids Car Show raises money for foster youth in transition

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Alex Groves [email protected] Rock ‘n’ Roll music rang out through the air Saturday, Oct. 7, as visitors to the CrossCreek Golf Club in De Luz got to peruse a car show, gift baskets and food booths. The golf course was where the Cowboys & Cars 4Kids Car Show, put on by the De Luz Women’s Club, was taking place. The event sought to raise money for Rancho Damacitas, a nonprofit that helps current and former foster youth. Raising funds for Rancho Damacitas Kristi Piatk...

  • St. Vincent de Paul supports local programs for seniors

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    FALLBROOK – St. Vincent de Paul, a local nonprofit organization, recently presented donations to two other nonprofits in Fallbrook. Proceeds from the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store were donated to the Foundation for Senior Care, which provides programs and resources that enable seniors to lead a more active and meaningful life, and to the Fallbrook Senior Center for its home delivered meals program which serves homebound seniors The thrift store is located at 520 S. Main A...

  • Support our Troops finds new home, announces sponsorship details

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Kim Harris [email protected] Every year in December, Judy Harter and her crew of jolly elves come together in a show of support for military families in Temecula and the surrounding communities. This year’s Support Our Troops event, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. promises to be bigger and better than ever, according to Harter. “This year we will be in a hangar at Camp Pendleton,” Harter explained. “I’m really excited about being on Camp Pendleton, it feels like coming home. It’s just great...

  • Grants are available to improve neighborhoods

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Jose A. Alvarez County of San Diego Communications Office The county of San Diego will once again be providing funds to people wishing to improve their neighborhoods. The monies come from the Community Development Block Grant, a flexible federal program that gives communities resources to address a wide variety of unique community development needs. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 27. In past years, federal CDBG funds have been used to improve local youth and...

  • Do you sell first or do you buy first?

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Mike Mason Special to the Village News The holidays will be here before you know it. Is now the best time to make the move? Today’s move-up or move-down buyers in Murrieta and Temecula face many challenges in this ever evolving real estate market. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a larger home for your family with more yard space for the kids and dogs or downsizing to a smaller home with less maintenance. The challenges are all the same, juggling two real estate tra...

  • Document recording is now available in Kearny Mesa

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., San Diego assessor, recorder and county clerk, announced that the Kearny Mesa branch office is accepting real estate documents for recording. “Our Kearny Mesa branch office has been closed for recording services since 2009,” Dronenburg said. “Reopening this service has been a goal of mine to better serve our San Diego customers.” The following assessor, recorder and county clerk branches accept real estate documents for recording: Chula Vista, 590 Third Ave., in Chula Vista; El Cajon, 20...

  • San Diego Gas & Electric to expand effort to upgrade mobile home park utility services

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – Mobile home park residents throughout San Diego County will have their electric and natural gas systems upgraded through a program expansion approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, San Diego Gas & Electric recently announced. The commission’s unanimous decision authorizes SDG&E to expand the Mobile Home Park Utility Upgrade Pilot Program and upgrade antiquated natural gas and electric systems that are currently owned, operated and maintained by the park owner, with new individually metered uti...

  • Ukulele players donate instruments to Bonsall schools

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

  • Fallbrook school invites families to experience STEM

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District invites families to see how science, technology, engineering and math education inspires the next generation of innovators at an event held in partnership with Discovery Education, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at Fallbrook Street Elementary School. During the event, students and families will have the opportunity to experience inquiry-based STEM learning environments at several interactive exploration stations. Students will work on a number of hands-on, real w...

  • Project Ares amps up the 2017 SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    SAN DIEGO –Securing Our eCity Foundation, National Defense Industry Association and National University announced they will be using the Project Ares platform by Circadence and supported by ScaleMatrix for the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge. “I am so excited for this year’s challenge,” Liz Fraumann, executive director of the Securing Our eCity Foundation, said. “The program continues to get better each year and offers a more sophisticated level of interaction with Project Ares. Talk about a game changer.” Cyber security is...

  • Teaching children savings habits is valuable lesson

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    Eric Hutchinson Special to the Village News As Jodi walked to class that day, the freshman noticed a large circle of booths spread out across the main courtyard of campus. Scattered among the booths was one giving away free T-shirts with the school’s mascot on it. All Jodi had to do to get the free swag was fill out a form. As a bonus she would receive this little plastic card that was practically free money. Or so she thought. Four years later, she was stuck with a $5,000 T-shirt thanks to the debt she rang up. Children w...

  • Davies celebrates 100th birthday with friends and family

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

  • Scarecrow Days stand out in Fallbrook

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook looks a little different during the month of October, as Scarecrow Days take over the community. Every year the town hosts a community-wide display and competition of scarecrows in October. A month of fun awaits all visitors in viewing the craftsmanship of the various scarecrows, and voting for a favorite scarecrow is encouraged also. The Fallbrook Scarecrow Days was initiated by a small group of residents of Fallbrook in 2011. The residents wanted to share their love of community and promote area b...

  • Holiday donations requested for military, first responders

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    FALLBROOK – Operation Showers of Appreciation is a nonprofit organization that helps the nation’s military, first responders and their families and provides holiday meals, toys and holiday decor. Operation Showers of Appreciation is seeking donations of new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages, indoor and outdoor holiday decorations, trees, garland, ornaments, lights, wreaths and menorahs. Decorations and festive wrapping can help brighten the outlooks of a deployed soldier’s family. Holiday meals help the famil...

  • Families can explore fire station at North County Fire’s annual open house

    Updated Oct 16, 2017

    FALLBROOK – North County Fire’s annual open house is a free event for the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Fire Station 1, 315 E. Ivy St, in Fallbrook. Many family friendly activities will be offered to teach adults and children alike about the importance of fire safety in the community. There will be free hot dogs and ice cream for all participants, as well as tours of fire engines, sheriff’s department and California Highway Patrol vehicles and a helicopter on-si...

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