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Articles from the October 29, 2015 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    Oct. 1 Pico Trail Threaten/exhibit deadly weapon Oct. 9 2700 block Los Alisos Dr. Recover stolen vehicle Oct. 15 900 block Buena Rosa Ct. Commercial burglary; vandalism Oct. 17 500 block Ammunition Rd. Vandalism Oct. 18 200 block W. Aviation Rd. Arrest: Drunk in public 32000 block Del Cielo Oeste Stolen vehicle 500 block N. Main Ave. Grand theft Horse Ranch Creek Rd. @ Pala Rd. Vehicle burglary 500 block Minnesota St. Arrest: Drunk in public; vandalism Oct. 19 1300 block E. Mission Rd. Robbery 4000 block S. Mission Rd....

  • FPUD approves Santa Margarita property sale, CUP final design

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    Fallbrook Public Utility District property once planned for a dam will be sold to Western Rivers Conservancy, and work on the final design for the Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use project which will store water instead of the dam will commence. A 5-0 FPUD board vote Sept. 28 approved the sale agreement of the 1,400-acre property to Western Rivers Conservancy for $9,975,000 while allocating the revenue from the sale for funding to construct the Conjunctive Use Project facilities. The board action also authorized the...

  • Man to be charged with second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    VISTA - A man accused of driving drunk and causing a head-on crash that killed a motorcyclist near Bonsall must stand trial on charges including second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter, a judge ruled today. Christopher Henry -- who has a 2008 misdemeanor DUI conviction from Riverside County -- faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted of the murder charge. Henry, 26, was arrested after the Aug. 1 crash on West Lilac Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, Henry allowed his Ford Mustang to drift out of...

  • FUESD studies trustee election process

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) board of trustees has determined that the current voting demographics relating to trustee elections are sufficiently represented, with no large area underrepresented. At the September board meeting, the trustees voted to have National Demographics Corporation perform a joint demographic and voting history analysis with Fallbrook Union High School District, to include service Levels I, II, and III as needed. According to assistant superintendent Bill Billingsley, the San...

  • Sponsors needed for Thanksgiving Walk/Run to Feed the Hungry

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK –The shelves at the Fallbrook Food Pantry are looking pretty bare and the Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner. It’s time for each resident to step forward to lend a helping hand to those in need in the community. The Fallbrook Food Pantry is looking for organizations and individuals who can help. A donation of $250 will put one's personal or business logo on the back of the event T-shirts, as well as help fill the shelves at the pantry. The deadline for...

  • Britannia Connection aids FHS band in trip to London

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Sarah Dungworth, president of Britannia Connection Inc. (BCI), recently handed over a check for $5,550 to the Fallbrook High School Warriors Marching Band in support of their upcoming trip to march in the Lord Mayor of London’s New Year's Parade. BCI raised the money by hosting a lunch and fashion show at the Golf Club of California that was supported by more than 150 ladies. Other contributors included Kim and Chris Murphy as well as Wedgewood Wedding and Ban...

  • NCL volunteers help at REINS Hoedown

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – A group of five mothers and seven daughters from the San Luis Rey chapter of National Charity League volunteered their time to help at the 2015 REINS Country Hoedown, held in October. National Charity League has a long history of volunteerism at many community events in the Bonsall and Fallbrook area. At the REINS event alone, they provided 30 hours of community service....

  • Two-car collision creates 60 ft. gusher on Fallbrook Street

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK - As the result of a two-car collision at 5:16 pm today, A fire hydrant on the eastbound side of Fallbrook Street, just east of Main Ave. was shooting water 60 ft. into the air. The collision was reported by CHP to be a non-injury accident. The fire department was on scene waiting for Fallbrook Public Utility District to turn off the hydrant....

  • Fallbrook Library offers free events in Nov.

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The free events at Fallbrook Library in November include concerts, workshops and talks on a variety of subjects in the community room. On Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m., the Acoustic Showcase, a monthly concert series, will feature local singers and songwriters Coco Kallis and Lafe Dutton who write and perform original blues-based acoustic music. On Monday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m., residents can celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos at the library. They will learn about the meaning of this day in Mexican culture and can bring a...

  • Fallbrook Alumni Association hosts annual 'Picnic in the Park'

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

  • Fallbrook celebrates Autumn with Harvest Faire

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

  • Petrona Alvaro leads Pledge of Allegiance at Board of Supervisors meeting

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    Vallecitos Elementary School fourth-grader Petrona Alvaro led the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the Oct. 13 meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. "Pretty excited," Petrona said. In addition to participating with the county supervisors, she also interacted with Vallecitos Boy and Girls Club site supervisor and coordinator Ana Marie Cervantes, who accompanied Petrona to the County Administration Center. Cervantes selected Petrona for the Pledge of...

  • Vessels Ranch sold, renamed Ocean Breeze Ranch

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    The Vessels Ranch property has been sold and renamed Ocean Breeze Ranch. The sale of the 1,400-acre ranch was finalized when escrow closed Sept. 30. A portion of the property will likely continue to be used for equestrian purposes while some of the property will be incorporated into a residential development. "The owner is interested in establishing a positive dialogue with the community in regards to a new residential project," said project representative Pete Fagrell. "We're in the process of defining a project and...

  • Willow Tree students display their scarecrows

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

  • Inaugural Harvest Faire Pie Baking Contest a delicious success

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    On Sunday, October 18, several talented bakers put some very tasty ingredients between pie crusts. There were fifteen entries in the First Annual Harvest Faire Pie Baking Contest; and the judges (who shall remain anonymous) had difficulty choosing the best. They were all delicious in their own right. The contest was open to both amateurs and professionals and was coordinated by Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce ambassador Miriam Key. It was open to anyone age eighteen and older. T...

  • Warrior gridders shut out Golden Eagles to take share of league standings lead

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    Junior varsity team loses 30-0 to Golden Eagles Fallbrook Warriors shutout San Pasqual, 21-0 Seven days after Fallbrook High School's first-ever Valley League football loss, the Warriors regained a share of first place in the league standings with Fallbrook's first league shutout win in 12 years. Fallbrook defeated San Pasqual, who entered the Oct. 23 game on the Golden Eagles' field as the only remaining undefeated team in Valley League play, by a 21-0 score. "It was a big...

  • Mellano graduates from Miami University

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    OXFORD, OHIO – Kathleen Mellano was one of more than 500 Miami University students who graduated in the summer term. Mellano, of Bonsall, received a master of science degree in kinesiology and health....

  • Industrial arts entry into Student Showcase gives Fallbrook HS 11 first-place ribbons, four Best of Class awards, one Best of Show

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    Twelve projects created by Jacob Bagnell's Fallbrook High School industrial arts students were entered in the San Diego County Fair's Student Showcase and 11 of those projects won awards including four which won Best of Class and one which took Best of Show honors. "I think it's awesome. I think it's great," Bagnell said. "These kids put a lot of time into those," Bagnell said. "It's a testament to their work ethic; it's a testament to their skill level; it's a testament to the school and the community, and it's a testament...

  • Free workshop for North County residents on how to prepare property from natural elements

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Rainbow, Fallbrook and Bonsall property owners (and anyone else who would like to attend) are invited to a free workshop on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., entitled "Prepare Your Property." This will be a workshop on how to take control of a property and protect it from the natural elements. The meeting will be held at the Fallbrook Public Utility District boardroom, 990 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook. Vic Smothers, a retired soil conservationist from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will d...

  • Ten things to do for a spooktakular Halloween

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Monsters, superheroes and princesses will soon be going door-to-door in search of an endless bounty of candy and treats. For children, Halloween is all about spooktakular fun, but adults must take some precautions to make sure it stays that way. "Parents should make sure their children are safe when trick-or-treating," said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., child health medical officer for the County Health and Human Services Agency. Here are some tips and p...

  • Windermere to hold Grand Opening Nov. 12

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is pleased to announce a Grand Opening celebration at their Fallbrook location on Thursday, Nov. 12. This is a celebration for the community to showcase the company’s commitment to serving every resident in Fallbrook and an invitation to come see the newly redesigned office space. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. at the WHE office at 746 South Main Ave., Ste A. The event will include door prizes, beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Come out and meet branch manager Diane Hog...

  • Battle of the Warriors win puts Fallbrook into league water polo standings lead

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    The CIF San Diego Section has two teams whose nickname is the Warriors. Fallbrook High School and Army-Navy Academy were both in the Southern League from 1939-40 to 1953-54 with interruption during World War II, and the Fallbrook Warriors and Army-Navy Warriors were both in the Palomar League in 1961-62 and 1962-63. Water polo was first sanctioned by the CIF in 1968. This year, Fallbrook and Army-Navy are both in the Valley League for boys water polo, so the two Warriors squads played their first-ever league match against...

  • New American Spine clinics practice regenerative medicine for spine care and pain management

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    LAKE ELSINORE – American Spine Group recently opened two new locations. Patients can now see the team of spine and pain specialists at the Lake Elsinore and Temecula clinics conveniently located at 31569 Canyon Estates Dr. Ste. 135, Lake Elsinore and 31565 Rancho Pueblo Rd. Ste. 102, Temecula. Both clinics use regenerative medicine, an innovative pain management technique that uses the patient’s own body to heal itself. This form of healing has been proven to promote cell rep...

  • Artful Quilts to be displayed at library

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Fiber art returns to the Fallbrook Library with the opening of The Artful Stitch III, an exhibition of contemporary textiles from Nov. 5 through Jan. 4. This popular show, hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, features the work of 17 San Diego County artists who concentrate on cloth and stitch for their art media. This opening coincides with the Fallbrook Quilt Guild Show at Sonrise Church on Stage Coach Lane and runs concurrently with the Visions Art Mus...

  • Writers Read presents the Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County

    Updated Oct 29, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, a monthly literary reading, is pleased to recognize Veterans Day with a reading by the Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County. Five members of the group will read their fiction, narrative nonfiction and poetry on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Writers Read is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. The new start time of 5:30 allows a full hour of open mic, a popular segment for members of the public to read their original writings, poetry and prose. The featured writers will f...

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