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  • FAA announces November events

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Art Association's general meeting will be Saturday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crossway Church in Fallbrook. General meetings are open to the public. November's meeting will be a special event (demo/workshop) featuring Russian born Katya Mezhova demonstrating her art to live jazz piano music. The audience is encouraged to participate by drawing along with Mezhova as the music plays for inspiration. Participants should bring whatever media t...

  • Newcomers Club announces Vintage Holiday Dinner Dance

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – At the Fallbrook Newcomers Club September Social Meeting they had a dynamic monthly speaker, new members joining, coffee, refreshments, and social time. There are always lots of fun activities to sign up for, like the Olive Grove Tour in November. Their next social meeting will be Nov. 11. They are fortunate to have the leader of one of Fallbrook's loveliest gems, the Grand Tradition, to inform and enhance the November social meeting. Don McDougal, president and C...

  • Winners of Hello Autumn! art competition announced

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The winners of the inaugural Hello Autumn! art competition were announced at an awards reception Oct. 10. The contest was sponsored by Fallbrook Propane Gas Company. The winners are: 2-Dimensional Category First place: "Peace" – Dunya Shaw, Fallbrook Second place: "Harvest Moon" – Cherie Burris, Redlands Third place: "The Great Pumpkin" – Chris Cannariato, Escondido 3-Dimensional Category First place: "Spooky Autumn" – Linda Eastom, Fallbrook Second place: "A...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Sept. 30 31600 block Calle De Las Estrellas Petty theft Oct. 4 2400 block S. Stage Coach Lane Vandalism Oct. 8 200 block Ammunition Road Arrest: Felony bench warrant (our agency) 4100 block Cyprus Island Ct. Obtain money/etc by false pretenses Oct. 12 Pala Road @ Horse Ranch Creek Road Arrest: Possess controlled substance Oct. 16 5500 block Mission Road Simple battery 2400 block S. Stage Coach Lane Vandalism 500 block Rosvall Dr. Elder abuse incident Oct. 18 1000 block Via Unidos Missing adult 800 block Olive Ave. Arrest:...

  • Warriors to open CIF football playoffs Nov. 12 at home

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Fallbrook High School's football team closed out its regular season with an Oct. 29 victory over Rancho Buena Vista, but the Warriors' season will continue in the playoffs. The 34-7 victory at RBV gave Fallbrook a 4-6 regular-season record, and the Warriors were 2-3 in Valley League competition which was worth fourth place in the six-team standings. The Oct. 30 CIF playoff seeding and selection meeting utilized strength of schedule as well as...

  • Warrior spikers finish second in league

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Fallbrook High School's girls volleyball team finished second in the final Valley League standings. The Warriors lost twice to Mount Carmel, who posted a 10-0 league record. Fallbrook's 8-2 mark trailed the Sundevils but nobody else. Mission Hills had the third-place record of 6-4. "It felt good to finish in the top two teams," said Fallbrook coach Chip Patterson. Mount Carmel's first win over Fallbrook Sept. 23 at Mount Carmel had a 26-24, 25-19, 25-21 score. The Warriors then hosted San...

  • Toth signs with Fury

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Chris Toth will be returning to the Major Arena Soccer League's Ontario Fury. The 2007 Fallbrook High School graduate, who spent the 2020-21 MASL season with the Tacoma Stars, signed a contract with the Fury on Sept. 8. "It's nice to be back," Toth said. In November 2018, the San Diego Sockers traded Toth to the Fury. He spent two seasons with Ontario before signing with the Stars as a free agent in July 2020. The contract with Tacoma was for one year, so Toth was a free agent after the...

  • Man dies in attempt to save woman in 'horrific' ziplining incident

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Nov 4, 2021

    A 34-year-old man working a zipline receiving platform in north San Diego County was fatally injured Saturday, Oct. 30, while trying to save a woman who was attempting to hook up on the platform, authorities said. Joaquin Romero of Banning died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries Monday, Nov. 1, after he fell from a receiving platform of a zip line while trying to help the rider, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner. Romero, who worked at the La Jolla Indian...

  • BP Battery makes presentation at FVCC meeting

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Reed Gleason, Proprietor of BP Battery gave a 45 minute presentation to the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club at their October meeting held at Crossroad Community Church. A mini-car show commenced at 5:30 p.m. in the lower parking lot with vehicles decorated in a Halloween and Fall Flavor. Hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, and salads were brought in by members "potluck" style and were served in the kitchen of the church. Over an hour of socializing and eating was had by all. P...

  • Feeding San Diego hosting free food distributions to honor military families and veterans

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – Leading into the Veteran’s Day holiday, Feeding San Diego is hosting a series of free food distributions that celebrate local military families and veterans. Now through Nov. 13, Feeding San Diego will celebrate local heroes at its Together Tour large-scale food distributions, some of which are still seeing up to 1,000 attendees drive through. Providing food assistance to the local military community is a year-round priority for the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue non-profit. Feeding San Diego...

  • Grand Marshal selected for 40th annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Christmas parade committee is pleased to announce that Vince Ross has been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 40th annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade. This honor is given to residents who have worked to contribute to the betterment of the community. The parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, starting at 5 p.m. Ross' long list of community involvement includes founder and first president of Fallbrook Village Rotary; founder, board member and vice chair of F...

  • NCFPD board expresses support for slightly modified election zone map

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The North County Fire Protection District is expected to adopt an election zone map with minor revisions to the current map. The Oct. 26 NCFPD board meeting included a 4-0 vote, with David Kennedy absent, to support what is known as Draft Map Number 4. "It looks like everybody's pretty comfortable with Draft Map Number 4," said NCFPD Fire Chief Keith Reynolds. "It was a very collaborative effort with members of the community." Three other maps are still under consideration. "This was only the...

  • Taylor wins five San Diego Press Club awards, including two first place honors

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Press Club, which hosts one of the largest regional journalism competitions in the U.S., celebrated the 2021 winners at an online award ceremony Oct. 25. Judges from various press clubs throughout the country had made their decisions and Nathalie Taylor, a Reeder Media associate since 2003, won five awards. All of Taylor's stories were published in Reeder Media publications in 2021 – three in the 2021 Sourcebook Magazine and two in the Fallbrook Vil...

  • Making ornaments and finding peace are topics for brunch

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites all women to attend an informational brunch in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Friday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, doors open at 9:30 a.m. Music will be provided by singer/songwriter Renee Barke. Gift baskets donated by local businesses and a handmade ornament donated from Vintage Retail Therapy will be raffled off and there will be a cake auction. Mara LaFay of Vintage Retail Therapy will demonstrate how to make beautiful h...

  • CPG recommends cannabis cultivation parcel constraints

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook Community Planning Group and its Ad Hoc Cannabis Ordinance Committee are reviewing various elements of the proposed revision of the county's cannabis ordinance, and on Oct. 18 the planning group voted to support limitations on parcels used for cannabis cultivation. Tom Harrington was not able to participate in the Oct. 18 meeting, but the other 14 planning group members supported the motion which would require cultivation to occur on property with A70 agricultural zoning,...

  • Drop off sites to open for Operation Christmas Child

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – More than 4,000 locations will soon open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan's Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 15 ­– 22, offering a curbside option, including one site in Fallbrook. Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts – filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – to children worldwide since 1993. This is a proj...

  • Water districts to host town hall meeting Nov. 17

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – With the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission expected to vote soon on whether the Fallbrook and Rainbow water districts can change water suppliers, the two districts will host a town hall meeting Nov. 17 to update the public on the status of their effort, which is expected to save ratepayers millions of dollars a year on water costs. After years of enduring rising water costs and having to pay for pipes and other infrastructure they don’t use, the Fallbrook Public Utility District and Rainbow Mun...

  • Lords celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Norm and Dottie Lord recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family here in Fallbrook. They were married in October 1961 in Marysville, California, near Sacramento. The couple met at Chico State with Norm in naval aviation ro nearly 30 years. They moved many times and lived in eight states, including Hawaii, as well as Japan and the Philippines. They have lived in Fallbrook for 20 years and are fortunate to have all three of their sons and f...

  • Marching band kicks off Christmas tree and wreath sale

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook High School’s Marching Warriors are selling Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands to raise much needed funds for the band. Order now through Nov. 15 for pickup on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Fallbrook High School. Residents can also choose to purchase a tree or wreath to be sent directly to a military family. Visit fhswarriormusic.org/support for more information and to place an order. Submitted by Fallbrook High School’s Marching Warriors....

  • Friends of Fallbrook Library to host book launch

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Friends of the Fallbrook Library are pleased to announce they will host the book launch of T. Jefferson Parker’s new book ‘A Thousand Steps’ at the Pala Mesa Resort at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Parker is a New York Times bestselling author and three-time Edgar Award winner and a Fallbrook resident. The author will speak and be available for book signing followed by a light lunch. Tickets for the event are $35 and are available at the Bottom Shelf bookstore in the library or online at fallbro...

  • Fallbrook Garden Club decorates pumpkins for the YANA program

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Members of the Fallbrook Garden Club decorated 39 pumpkins with natural materials, including lots of succulents, for the YANA program on Oct. 27. The FGC Cactus/Succulent Study Group, co-chaired by Ellie Knight and Jeanne Meadow, has organized this workshop for over 10 years. YANA (You are not Alone) is a San Diego County Sheriff's Department program where volunteers check on seniors and shut-ins throughout the county. The Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol d...

  • Where to take old prescription drugs

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration's most recent Take Back Day took place Saturday, Oct. 23. Fallbrook's Sheriff's Substation did not collect unwanted and expired prescription drugs this time, but the DEA's Diversion Control Division operates several public disposal locations across the country all year-round. Since 2010, Take Back Day has removed more than 7,000 tons of medication from circulation.​ Those who couldn't attend Take Back Day are not out of luc...

  • International survivors of suicide loss day

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Evelyn Hill Special to the Village News Shared experiences bring people together. Whether it’s an illness, a natural disaster, or something as benign as a concert, when people experience the same event and can share their stories of how they were affected, everyone in that conversation benefits from the discussion. Survivors of suicide loss have a shared experience like no others. They have lost family or friends to the silent epidemic of suicide that claims so many lives every year. In California, every .69 or Evelyn Hill i...

  • Palomar Health named top 5% in nation for surgical care

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – Palomar Medical Center Escondido is among the top 5% in the nation for Surgical Care and a recipient of the Surgical Care Excellence Award, according to new analysis by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific s...

  • Patients counting on blood and platelet donors as shortage continues

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade. Since declaring an emergency need for donors last month, thousands of people have come to Red Cross blood drives across the cou...

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