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Articles from the October 21, 2016 edition


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  • A word from the local candidates as Election Day nears

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    On Election Day, November 8, area voters will determine the following: - Which candidates will take possession of the contested open seats (Division 1 and Division 4) on the Fallbrook Public Utilities District board - Which candidates will seize the contested open seats (Division 2 and Division 5) on the Rainbow Municipal Water District board - Which candidates will occupy the two open seats on the Fallbrook Union High School District board - Which candidates will commandeer...

  • NCFPD approves Chandler Ranch annexation agreement

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) board approved an agreement for the annexation of Chandler Ranch. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote September 27 approved a draft annexation agreement and authorized NCFPD fire chief Steve Abbott to execute the appropriate documents on behalf of the fire district. "It was certainly nice to work through a quick resolution," Abbott said. Chandler Ranch is off of Conquistador Road in DeLuz. In August 2013 a tentative map to create four residential...

  • BUSD and Palomar finalize Dual Enrollment Agreement

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    BONSALL – Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) officially adopted a partnership agreement with Palomar College with a 5-0 board vote on Oct. 11. Dr. Joi Lin Blake, recently named president of Palomar College, visited with BUSD superintendent Dr. Justin Cunningham and Bonsall High School principal Lee Fleming on Oct. 14 to discuss their growing relationship in providing increased access to higher education for all students. The partnership allows BHS students to take c...

  • FUESD's Amy Schwenke named San Diego County Teacher of the Year

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    To be a truly great teacher, it's important for an individual to be passionate about children and their education. However, to be an exceptional teacher, additional elements of leadership, dedication and creativity must be incorporated into every part of the educational experience. Amy Schwenke, a 12-year Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) kindergarten teacher, has tirelessly put those elements into her teaching, and has recently been recognized for her hard...

  • Scarecrow Days features new designs

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    If they take a look around, visitors who come to Fallbrook this month will be welcomed by a waving Tin Man and greeted by Abe Lincoln. They may spot Detective Hass or a dancing chicken on Main Avenue. The Encore Club lady and Lacey (made by the Fallbrook Garden Club) dress up downtown while Homer Simpson relaxes in a patio chair. These aren't classic scarecrows but the products of some very creative minds for Fallbrook's fifth annual Scarecrow Days. Ranging from technical to...

  • NCFPD approves joint powers agreement with FHD

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    On June 28 the North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) board gave its approval to the district pursuing a joint powers agreement with the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD). On Sept. 27 the NCFPD board voted 5-0 to approve such an agreement with specific language. "This finalizes the agreement," said NCFPD fire chief Steve Abbott. The FHD board approved the joint powers agreement at its Sept. 14 meeting. The joint powers agreement will allow for joint implementation of programs or the construction of facilities. A...

  • Rainbow marijuana dispensary reportedly operating without compliance

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    A marijuana dispensary located in Rainbow has been reported to be active without county compliance, and county managers are working to correct the problem. The dispensary, called Your Highness and located on the 2800 block of Rainbow Valley Blvd., was reported by Rainbow Community Planning Group chair Gary Drake to the county in August. Drake’s attention was drawn when he noticed signs with green crosses and an arrow pointing into a driveway of a nursery in the area. Drake mentioned to County Planning and Development Group P...

  • Fallbrook alumni get together for Picnic in the Park

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

  • Fun in the autumn sun at Fallbrook Harvest Faire

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    The Fallbrook Harvest Faire was held in glorious autumn weather Oct. 16, attracting visitors to downtown and turning Main Avenue into a bustling strip that offered everything from a pumpkin patch and hay rides to vintage cars. Vendors hawking goods such as pickled veggies, specialty sauces, jellies, gourmet cooking utensils, jewelry, purses, guitars, lotions, soaps, healing products, nutritional supplements, and rugs were interspersed with several Fallbrook non-profits, which...

  • Two arrested during compliance check

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On Oct. 20, the Fallbrook Crime Suppression Team and Detectives from the Sheriff's Fallbrook Substation conducted compliance checks on six Fallbrook residents. All of the compliance checks were done on known offenders and AB-109 (Assembly Bill 109) early release probationers. Those targeted were identified through crime and intelligence analysis as individuals most likely to re-offend. Beverly Brown, age 60, of Fallbrook, was arrested for 11378 H&S - Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale, 11379 (a) H&S ...

  • Oct. 27 issue last chance for political letters

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    EDITOR'S NOTE - The Oct. 27 issue of the Village News will be the last issue to run political letters before the election on Nov. 8. The deadline for political letters only is Sunday, noon, Oct. 23. They should be sent to [email protected] and must be no more than 250 words (not counting a headline or name of writer)....

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    October 4 400 block Ammunition Rd. Vandalism October 7 1100 block S. Vine St. Missing juvenile/runaway 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found narcotic, narcotic seizure 2600 block Via Rancheros Domestic violence incident October 8 3100 S. Old Highway 395 5150/Mental disorder October 9 3000 block Dos Lomas Arrest: Battery 1600 block Calmin Dr. Death (coroner's case) S. Mission Rd. @ Winter Haven Rd. Driving without valid driver's license 300 block Morro Hills Rd. Transport/etc. controlled substance S. Mission Rd. @ Winter Haven Rd....

  • Blood bank to hold bloodmobile drive

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The San Diego Blood Bank will accept blood donations at Albertsons on Monday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. The drive will be held at 1133 S. Mission Rd. in the parking lot. About one in seven people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give when they donate blood, can save up to three lives. Approximately, 34 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood but less than 10 percent do so annually. In California, less than 5 percent donate annually. Since blood i...

  • Stem cell research to be topic at support meeting

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support group will hold their monthly meeting, Friday Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. The meetings are held the fourth Friday of each month. The topic is Parkinson Stem Cell Research and the speakers this month will be Lidia and Don McGrath on their journey as stem cell research participant and caregiver, along with their son Dr. Douglas McGrath, molecular biologist who will be spe...

  • Pattycaker

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Faith Nicol Durham was born August 24, 2016, to Matt and Jennifer Durham of Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Faith is the granddaughter of Lisa Hasler of Fallbrook, Carol and Tom Gonzales of Mission Viejo and Mike Durham of Huntington Beach. She is the great-granddaughter of Frank and Margie Hopkins, also of Fallbrook, and John and Reta Horgan of Temecula. Faith weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 inches long. Birthplace was Saddleback Hospital of Laguna Hills....

  • Library to hold art reception for 'Madrecitas' exhibit

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Fallbrook Library will host a reception for its latest art exhibit, “Madrecitas." The Latino art exhibit hosts multiple artists with small format artworks such as drawings, paintings, illustrations, mixed media, prints, collages, digital illustrations, photographs, embroidery, sculptures and short films. The free reception is open to all and will feature live music, Latino foods and wonderful art. All are welcome to come meet the artists. The Fallbrook Library is loc...

  • Free hearing screening and consultation offered Oct. 27

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    NORTH COUNTY – Do you often need to ask others to repeat themselves? Is anyone around you suggesting that you may have a hearing problem? Professional Hearing Associates is presenting a free one-day event on Oct. 27, which includes a hearing screening and a complimentary Lyric consultation. Anyone who is a candidate for their invisible extended wear hearing device will be given a risk-free 45-day trial. The new Phonak technology in hearing aids is 100 percent invisible and rechargeable. It can be worn 24/7 for months at a t...

  • Potter PTA holding shopping spree fundraiser

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – Potter Jr. High School PTA is currently holding a shopping spree raffle at the Fallbrook Major Market. Tickets are $5 each and the maximum number of tickets sold will be 1,000 will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at Major Market. The shopping spree will be held on Nov. 19 at 7 a.m. at Major Market. The winner will get one cart (one person) and three minutes to gather items. There will be a limit of three of the same item. Vitamins, alcohol, and tobacco products do not qualify. The s...

  • Bond measures to benefit contractors, not pupils

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    I am a resident and taxpayer in Fallbrook. Vote no on Bonsall and Fallbrook Measures DD & AA. They add new taxes to every parcel of property that will last for decades. They're designed for contractor profits instead of pupils. Fallbrook and Bonsall refused to include language in these measures to guarantee that students and taxpayers are getting the most for their bond money. Instead Bonsall and Fallbrook can hand no-bid contracts to favored companies. The campaign to pass Measures DD & AA is funded by Erickson Hall...

  • Re: Vote No on Measure DD [Village News letter, 10/13/16]

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    The process to build Bonsall High School started 10 years ago when parents asked, “Why must the great education that students receive in our district stop at 8th grade?” Signatures were gathered, the petition was found sufficient, public hearings were held recommending approval and it was sent to ballot. The people voted to unify in 2012. Now we need a state of the art campus for our students. When our family moved to Sycamore Ranch in 1998, we were advised that a property on Gird Road was zoned to be a high school. Eve...

  • Go Legion! Yes on DD

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    I’ve been attending Bonsall High School ever since it first opened in 2014. We started out with a few buildings on the Sullivan Middle School campus, and only 65 freshmen. Our first project was to decide the school’s mascot, colors, logo, and motto. We worked on multiple ideas, and the community voted for favorites. When our principal announced the results (Legionnaire, Royal Blue, Silver & White, “Power, Intellect, Innovation”), we felt like BHS became an official school. BHS has given me an experience that I would not lik...

  • Haunted House open for Halloween

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    I will open my haunted house to the public on Oct. 28, 30 and 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. On the 28th, it will be scare free for the younger kids but for the 30th and 31st all scares are on! There is no admission fee but I will collect canned food for the Fallbrook Food Pantry all three days, or you have the choice of making a cash donation to the Fallbrook Skate Park on the 30th and 31st, or making a donation to the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary on the 28th and 30th. My house is at 451 S. Stage Coach Lane. You can find me on the...

  • Helping Senior Citizens

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) This session I authored a bill to establish a San Diego pilot program funded through the Victim’s Crime Fund to provide assistance to elder and dependent victims of financial crimes. My bill was supported by the California Commission on Aging and the California Elder Justice Coalition. It can be scary and lonely to try to navigate government agencies alone without an advocate or assistance. My office can also help to liaison on issues aff...

  • Sullivan cross country team achieves early success.

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    BONSALL – In only their first season ever of scoring as a team, the Sullivan Middle School Wildcats cross country team is enjoying remarkable success. Led by coach Tamara Miller, a teacher at Sullivan and a Fallbrook born and raised high school and collegiate runner herself, the team achieved outstanding team and individual results early in the season. At the Walnut Grove Park league meet in San Marcos there were over 15 teams competing. On Oct. 7, the team came in first p...

  • Art to Go at the Speakeasy benefits Fallbrook Arts, Inc.

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

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