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  • Fallbrook High boys place third in Valley League cross country cluster

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    The North County Conference has replaced cross country dual meets with two league cluster meets in which all of the league's schools participate. The first Valley League cluster meet was held Sept. 30 on the Guajome Park course and Fallbrook High School's boys team placed third. "Varsity did very well in my estimations," said Fallbrook head coach Marco Arias. "I think the whole team and every single individual ran really well." Cross country team scores are derived by adding the positions of a team's first five finishers;...

  • Seniors produce some big plays on 'Senior Night'

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Fallbrook High School's football game against El Camino on Oct. 14 was designated as "Senior Night," and although the Warriors were defeated by the Wildcats 31-10, several seniors made some memorable plays. On the second play of the game, Fallbrook senior linebacker David Barreto snagged the football out of the air after it deflected off a wide receiver and returned the interception to the El Camino 16 yard line, allowing the Warriors to start their first possession in the...

  • Richard Kinsley Gird

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Richard Kinsley Gird, born in San Diego, Calif. on December 1, 1919, passed in Lemon Grove, Calif. on October 8, 2016. Services were October 15 at Resurrection Community Chapel in Poway. Donations in his name to Honor Flight San Diego or Bridge Hospice or the charity of your choice will be gratefully accepted....

  • Robert Julian Miranda

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Robert Julian Miranda, “Bob”, age 64, passed away at home on October 12, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 19, 1952 in Calexico, Calif., to parents Rafael and Rosario Miranda, who raised their nine children on a 1,000-acre farm in the Imperial Valley. Instilled by strong family values and a hard work ethic, Bob worked long hours at Safeway to put himself through college – earning a B.S. from USC Leventhal School of Accounting in 1974. He later gradu...

  • Youngren Construction recognized by Homes for our Troops

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    FALLBROOK – On the weekend of Sept. 24, Homes for our Troops honored Youngren Construction for the 16 homes it has built for their Southern California veterans. On Sunday, Sept. 25, they awarded the 25th California home and 225th overall home to SSgt Hans Blum in Redlands. Homes for our troops is a non-profit organization who's mission is building homes and rebuilding lives. They provide a mortgage free, adapted home to the men and women of the armed forces who have been s...

  • Film club to see German thriller

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    OCEANSIDE – The 2014 German film “Phoenix” will be shown Sunday, Oct. 23 by the North County Film Club. The film centers on the character, Nelly who is a disfigured Holocaust survivor. Her entire family has been killed during the war. The film takes place in Berlin in 1945 just at the end of WWII. Nelly, a Jew, sets out to determine if her husband had betrayed her to the Nazis. It’s a moving, intelligent and unforgettable story and has been compared to Hitchcock’s “Vertigo." This emotional thriller will be shown at 3 p.m.,...

  • Measuring and managing fire risk in the backcountry

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office After five years of prolonged drought, San Diego County native plants, trees and grasses are either extremely dry, dying out or dead, potentially making for more volatile fire conditions and a longer peak fire season. How volatile exactly? Firefighters in CAL FIRE’s Pre-Fire/Resource Management Office go out twice a month from May to October, to check on fuel moisture content to gauge how dire conditions are in the b...

  • Get Free Help with Your Medicare

    Updated Oct 21, 2016

    Cate KortzebornSpecial to The Village News When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take time to fix. However, it’s sometimes a Medicare beneficiary who found my number somewhere and called for some basic help in understanding their coverage. I love those calls because I have a quick and easy answer for folks like that. I refer them to the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP. There’s a SHIP in every state in the cou...