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Articles from the November 5, 2015 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log, Nov. 5, 2015

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    Oct. 19 1400 block Tecalote Dr. Stolen vehicle Oct. 21 1000 block Old Stage Rd. Arrest: Stalking; violate domestic court order 2000 block Avocado Knoll Ln. Death 400 block Ammunition Rd. Spousal abuse w/serious injury 1200 block S. Mission Rd. Arrest: Felony warrant Oct. 22 600 block E. Elder St. Get credit w/other's ID 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Battery on office w/serious injury 2500 block Via Milpas Recover stolen vehicle Oct. 23 5300 block State Route 76 Runaway juvenile DeLuz Rd. @ Royal Glen Dr. Stolen vehicle 3800...

  • Toastmasters come in costume for special meeting

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

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  • Fallbrook High School Homecoming traditions full of spirit

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

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  • TOT revenue sets county record

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    The county's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenue collected during Fiscal Year 2014-15 set a record for at least the 21st century and likely for all time. "It looks very positive and of course we're elated because it means more revenues are coming forward to the county," said county treasurer-tax collector Dan McAllister. The county had $4,166,354.90 of TOT collections during 2014-15. The century's previous high was the $3,473,838.85 collected during 2007-08. The 2013-14 total of $3,403,805.14 was the highest other than in...

  • FPUD to transfer Santa Margarita property to Marine Base, Western Rivers Conservancy

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) has taken steps to transfer its Santa Margarita River property to Western Rivers Conservancy, which would in turn place the plot into a permanent conservation area. According to general manager Brian Brady, FPUD held a special meeting on Oct. 13 to concentrate on the sale of the 1,400-acre property. The goal of the sale is to insure that the property will be held in perpetuity as a conservation easement with Camp Pendleton. The sale of the property involves both Camp Pendleton and...

  • Four Warrior boys medal at Kit Carson Invite Fallbrook fifth as team

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    The Kit Carson Invite cross-country meet which was held Oct. 23 at Kit Carson Park in Escondido provided medals to the top 40 finishers in each race, and four of those medals were taken home by Fallbrook High School boys. The Warriors placed fifth as a team; Fallbrook and Mission Vista had tied for fourth place with the Timberwolves being awarded official fourth-place status on the tiebreaker. "It was a good meet. It really highlighted the work they've been putting in," said Fallbrook head coach Marco Arias. "I think we...

  • Water Warriors sink Ramona, 18-10

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

  • 'Minerals and Life' lecture offered by Gem & Mineral Society

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – On Thurs., Nov. 12, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society will feature an intriguing presentation, "Minerals and Life", by Mark Mauthner. The public is invited to come and hear this very interesting speaker at the FGMS building at 123 W. Alvarado St. at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Mauthner's lecture will focus on the scientific premise that minerals are part of every cycle in the universe, that minerals are part of life and life part of minerals, in w...

  • Winners announced for Fallbrook Scarecrow Days

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    Winners have been announced for this year's scarecrow design contest – the artistic element and heart of the fourth annual Fallbrook Scarecrow Days that took place in the month of October. According to founder Jackie Heyneman, entries in the contest "continue to grow little by little each year." "There were 130 scarecrows listed on the ballot this year," she said. "A few did not show, but it is still an increase. The quality and unique ideas continue to improve and amaze." H...

  • Volunteers step up with plan for Community Center

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – In response to drought restrictions, the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation turned off irrigation to two large planting beds this past summer at the Fallbrook Community Center. Out of concern over keeping a natural environment at the facility, the Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center developed a plan to meet the challenge. Friends president and fitness instructor Ann Wade approached San Diego County District Park Manager Jake Enriquez on b...

  • Fallbrook Holiday Tree Lighting on Dec. 4

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – A 50-foot holiday tree will light up the night sky of Fallbrook on Friday, Dec. 4, as the town celebrates community spirit with lights! Join the Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center for live holiday music, crafts, and cheer from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with the official tree lighting at dusk, just after 5. This second annual event brings together non-profits from around the area. Organizations will host holiday crafts while engaging with the community. Dedicated as the Official Fallbrook Holiday Tree in 1981, what w...

  • FPUD a pick-up site for rain barrel program

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – On Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) will be a pick-up spot for the rain barrel program. Rain barrels can be purchased for $85/each on the website: www.rainbarrelprogram.org/sandiego. Deadline to order is Nov. 29. Those purchasing barrels should do so, print out the receipt, and apply for the $75 rebate per barrel immediately afterward at www.socalwatersmart.com. Maximum number of rebates is four. The rebate check takes approx. five weeks to arrive in the mailbox. C...

  • Last BBQ Tri-Tip Dinner is this Friday

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook High School's FFA will be serving its last Tri-Tip BBQ dinner of the season this Friday, Nov. 6. Before the last home football game of the year, the dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ag department, which is located at the north end of the football field. Each meal includes tri-tip, beans, salad, dinner roll & a drink. The price for each dinner is $10. For more information, call the Ag department at (760) 723-6300 ext. 2509 or just show up. This is a fund-raiser for FFA leadership d...

  • Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Nov. 26

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The 2015 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will take place on Thursday, Nov. 26. Starting and ending point is the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens, with the route including the Los Jilgueros Preserve. The event features a 5K course and participants can run, walk, or stroll. All levels welcome. Organized by the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club Foundation and Fallbrook Village Fitness, this year's event will benefit the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Fallbrook Animal S...

  • Avocado, egg production declines contribute to county's total crop value decrease

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    Significant drops in the annual production value of avocados and eggs contributed to a San Diego County 2014 crop report with a total production value which was down from the 2013 figure. During 2014 the county's 5,732 farms grew crops with a total production value of $1,817,465,383. The 2013 crop value was $1,850,307,291. "I'm not surprised that there was a slight drop in production," said San Diego County Farm Bureau executive director Eric Larson. "There was low production of avocados and low production of eggs." During...

  • TAC recommends Flowerwood Lane 25 mph speed limit, side street stop signs

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    Earlier this year, the county's Department of Public Works accepted Flowerwood Lane and several side streets created by the Sycamore Ranch development into the public road system. The acceptance of the roads as public was a condition of a previously-approved subdivision map, so no San Diego County Board of Supervisors action was necessary for the road acceptance. Board of Supervisors action will be required for a speed limit on Flowerwood Lane between State Route 76 and...

  • Privacy protection of photo sharing discussed at SPIE conference

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    The popularity of sharing photos over the Internet and through mobile phone communication creates some concerns about privacy for those in the photos. SPIE, the international scientific society which focuses on optical science, held its annual meeting Aug. 9 to 13 at the San Diego Convention Center and included an Aug. 13 Compression and Processing Issues session as part of the Applications of Digital Image Processing presentations. Touradj Ebrahimi of the Swiss university Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne was the...

  • Local automotive entrepreneurs Tim and Rosie Redmond add new auto service center

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    Sandra Shrader Special to the Village News In every charming movie or television show about fictional life in rural America, the small town mechanic is as important to the storyline as connecting rods are to pistons and crankshafts. Luckily for Fallbrook, art becomes life with the latest automotive-business-related endeavor of Tim and Rosie Redmond, longtime owners of Fallbrook Motors, and their recently opened Fallbrook Motors Service Center, located at 549 E. Alvarado...

  • A treasure trove of gems and minerals

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

  • 'Fallbrook to Table' event at KooL Ranch in DeLuz highlights organic foods

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    KooL Ranch is a lovely parcel in DeLuz owned by Kenny and Linda Antonioli. The unusual name was born when the couple repeated "that’s so cool," as their Realtor, Maggie Rogan, showed them the property. The first and last letters of "KooL" are capitalized to represent their first names. The Antoniolis, who are from Los Angeles, saw a number of properties, but were compelled to purchase the DeLuz property when they saw how beautiful it was. Kenny and Linda were first drawn to Fa...

  • Rachel Mason named new executive director of Foundation for Senior Care

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The Foundation for Senior Care is pleased to announce that Rachel Mason, M.S., M.A. has been selected to be the next executive director of the foundation. Mason will assume the role that has been held by Dotty Metcalf who is retiring. To ensure a smooth transition, she will work alongside Metcalf during the next six weeks. Mason received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1995 and her master of science in clinical psychology in 1998 from California S...

  • Bonsall High students help at food pantry

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    BONSALL – On Oct. 24, Bonsall High School students continued their second year of service at the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Student Isabella Rehder commented that the service, "...lets the community know that we care and that we want to help." On this date, a record number of students showed up to help. This particular service opportunity has been popular among Bonsall High School students and principal Lee Fleming expressed interest in expanding the program due to high student p...

  • Safe Halloween offers games and prizes

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  • Southwell earns all-tournament team award

    Updated Nov 5, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook High School varsity Lady Warrior volleyball player Chyna Southwell, a junior, was selected to the All-Tournament Team during the team's play at the Firebird Classic tournament hosted by Pacific Ridge High School. Southwell is a setter and hitter for the varsity girls team. She was awarded this honor for her outstanding and consistent play during the tournament. The team placed sixth among 24 teams....