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Articles from the October 23, 2015 edition


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  • Tips for helping students that get distracted easily

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Today's students have more gadgets at their disposal than ever before. As technology like tablets and smartphones have become more prevalent in the lives of adults, such devices also have become more commonplace in the classroom. Some kids thrive when teachers utilize technology to enhance lesson plans, while others may be distracted by access to technology. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common childhood disorders. A...

  • Girls who volunteer can win an award

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Girls who are 14 through 17 years old and volunteer their time in the community may be eligible for a $250 cash award for themselves and a $250 cash award for the organization they volunteer for. Offered by Soroptimist International of Fallbrook, the Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women 14 through 17 who are volunteering in their community to make the world a better place. Soroptimist wants to honor young women and encourage volunteer action in the community. To enter, girls should write a brief essay t...

  • Sheriff's Log, October 22, 2015

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    Sept. 18 2800 block Dentro De Lomas Vehicle burglary Sept. 29 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Arrest (Juvenile): Battery w/serious bodily injury Oct. 2 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found property Oct. 4 200 block W. College St. Commercial burglary Oct. 7 3200 block Alta Verde Dr. Vandalism 400 block Elbrook Dr. Possess I.D. w/intent to defraud Oct. 8 1100 block E. Mission Rd. Death (Coroner's case) 200 block Rockycrest Rd. Petty theft 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Threaten crime w/intent to terrorize 300 block Merida Dr. Cited:...

  • Fallbrook Blanket Project produces over 60 blankets

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Volunteers with the ongoing Fallbrook Blanket Project have created over 60 blankets. These twin-bed size blankets and other crocheted and knitted items are being donated regularly to needy individuals at the Fallbrook Food Pantry, three different women’s shelters, and a veteran’s help agency in North County. The blankets are composed of 56 seven- by nine-inch knitted or crocheted patches contributed by volunteers. Each patch is made up of acrylic yarn of any color. Completed patches or donated yarn can be place...

  • Soroptimist offers Live Your Dream cash award

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Soroptimist International of Fallbrook is currently offering an award and scholarship for women. It is the $1,000 Live Your Dream Cash Award which is given to a motivated woman who is the primary financial supporter of her family. The recipient of the award seeks to improve her life by gaining additional skills, training, or education, but does not have the resources to do so. The award is meant to offset costs associated with the recipient's efforts to attain her goals including tuition, books, supplies, c...

  • Water Warriors sixth at Poway Invitational

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    Fallbrook High School's boys water polo team placed sixth in the Poway Invitational tournament Sept. 3-5. The result is a decline from last year's third-place performance, but nine of the 13 players on Fallbrook's 2014 varsity roster were seniors. "We were pretty pleased to lose that many players and still finish in the top eight," said Fallbrook coach Bill Richardson. The positions are based on bracket results and not necessarily on win-loss totals. The Warriors won three of...

  • "The Gifts of Christmas" is the Village theme

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will present its 34th annual Christmas Parade with the theme "The Gifts of Christmas" on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. on Main Avenue in Fallbrook. Each year, the committee members enjoy hearing how fans appreciate the longstanding annual holiday tradition. Parade Chairman Roy Costello reports that the committee is cheerfully anticipating the joyful atmosphere that parade entries will create and share with the community. There are "...

  • DEA to inform citizens about illegal marijuana, dispensaries, more on Oct. 28

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    FALLBROOK – On Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fallbrook Library, the Fallbrook Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee will host an informative meeting. A detective from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Narcotic Task Force will educate attendees with a presentation entitled "Illegal Marijuana – What We Need To Know." Information that will be shared includes: drug manufacturing, cultivation, and the trafficking that is happening in Fallbrook and the surrounding communities. The narcotics detective will co...

  • County funds given to North County Fire, Fallbrook Youth Baseball, Senior Citizens Service Club

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors allocation of Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funding from the District Five budget October 13 included $25,000 to the North County Fire Protection District, $25,000 for the Fallbrook Community Youth Baseball Council, Inc., which is the formal name of Fallbrook Youth Baseball, and $20,000 to Fallbrook Senior Citizens Service Club, Inc. The 5-0 Board of Supervisors vote will provide software and associated portable hardware to NCFPD, field equipment for Fallbrook Youth Baseball, and...

  • Fallbrook High to focus on rigor; test results show school is "at risk" level

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    The Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) administration has determined it needs to add more rigor to its core classes as a way to improve students’ academic performance on state assessments. Because of the change from state academic standards to the Common Core standards (CCs), the academic testing has significantly changed. This makes comparing previous academic year’s testing data nearly impossible, according to assistant superintendent Jose Iñiguez. One large focus is the progress in relation to 21st Century skil...

  • California Coastal Commission decides to seek federal consistency review of proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    PALA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the rest of the Save Gregory Canyon Coalition applaud the California Coastal Commission (CCC) for its decision to seek federal consistency review of the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill project. “We applaud and are grateful to the California Coastal Commission for exercising its appropriate authority to review the critically harmful impacts that the proposed landfill will incur,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission India...

  • County provides update on West Nile Virus

    Updated Oct 23, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – On the heels of an American Crow with West Nile Virus being found in Fallbrook on Sept. 24, the state has confirmed that six more San Diego County residents have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing this year’s total in the county to 17, including two previously reported deaths. Fourteen more San Diego County residents, including two more people who have died, are suspected West Nile virus cases. County public health and environmental health aga...