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Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition


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  • Delightful culinary magic is made at Vista Valley Country Club

    Nathalie Taylor|Updated Jul 27, 2020

    Special to the Village News Sequestered in a wooded valley lies the Vista Valley Country Club. This spectacular club with stunning vistas of lush hills provides an escape from the bustle of the world. An earth-toned porte-cochère welcomes all who enter. When the massive 200-year-old entrance doors are opened, you feel like you have just stepped across the threshold to Spain or France. Owners John and Terri Havens have collected European art and antiques – mainly from Fr...

  • Coffee with the Community

    Updated Nov 19, 2019

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  • AACA Nationals to be held at Pala Mesa Resort Nov. 9

    Updated Nov 15, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club is a chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Local chapters can hold national meets, and there has only been one in Fallbrook. FVCC held this first one in 1976, at the high school. FVCC is looking forward to hosting the AACA Nationals and to introducing Fallbrook to AACA members nationwide, Nov. 6-9. In the days preceding the car show and judging, there will be a number of local tours that highlight Fallbrook and provide for numerous social events. Cars and judges are c...

  • FWC to honor club veterans Nov. 12

    Updated Nov 11, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman's Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 12, and in honor of Veteran's Day, the club is inviting all veteran members with their spouses and members with their veteran spouses to attend. Guest speaker Vic Martin from Shelter to Soldier is retired U.S. Navy. Martin will share his own personal experience focusing on his dog, Mia, who has assisted him in the transition from depression, paranoia and isolation after a traumatic brain injury, to normalcy. M...

  • 2 drivers seriously hurt in Pala-area head-on crash

    City News Service|Updated Nov 8, 2019

    PALA (CNS) - A compact car and a pickup truck collided on a rural road near Palomar Mountain State Park today, leaving both drivers seriously injured. The Honda Fit and Ford F-150 crashed head-on shortly after 2 p.m. on state Route 76, east of Magee Road in Pala, according to the California Highway Patrol. Emergency crews freed the motorists – a 66-year-old Escondido resident and a 27-year-old Carlsbad man – from their damaged vehicles and took them to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, CHP public aff...

  • What can investors learn from veterans?

    Updated Nov 8, 2019

    FALLBROOK - Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives? For example, consider the following traits and how they might apply to your actions as an investor: ● Perseverance – Even veterans who have not served in armed combat have had to persevere in challenging sit...

  • Fallbrook man sentenced to 20 years for attack on octogenarian

    City News Service|Updated Nov 7, 2019

    Special to Village News VISTA (CNS) - A 24-year-old Fallbrook resident who attacked an octogenarian and two other men outside a Fallbrook church, punching two of them and stomping the 86-year-old to death, was sentenced Tuesday, Oct. 29, to 20 years to life in state prison. Keith Vasquez pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of second-degree murder and assault in connection with the Sept. 21, 2016, beating death of Magnus Johnson, as well as the assaults of two other men, ages 62 and 63. The victims told sheriff's...

  • Pala Casino to host charity tournaments to benefit military families

    Will Fritz, Associate Editor|Updated Nov 7, 2019

    Pala Casino Resort Spa plans to host two charity tournaments in November to benefit military families as part of the casino’s community outreach initiative, Pala Cares. Pala will host the 10th annual No Limit Hold ‘em Charity Poker Tournament Saturday, Nov. 9. Proceeds will benefit Our Fallen Soldier, a nonprofit charity based at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton that monitors and helps active service families and those who have endured physical or mental wounds from combat. The tournament, which has an entry fee of $55...

  • Heaton publishes local mystery

    Updated Nov 7, 2019

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook author P. Austin Heaton announced her new novel “Murder at the Expo: Miss Sadie Brown and the Death of Dr. Wolf” is a fun-filled but deadly romp through 1915 San Diego, Balboa Park, Fallbrook and other Southern California communities. Familiar locations are used as backdrops for a story of murder, deception and history: the 1915 Exposition, Hotel Del, Los Angeles’s Chinatown, Santa Barbara’s silent film industry, Tijuana, Glenn Curtiss’ Flight Scho...

  • Library events include art, books and music in November

    Updated Nov 7, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Library will host many free events in November, including concerts, an adult art class and more. Monday, Nov. 11 – Closed for Veterans Day. Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. – Lecture: Barbara Greenbush will present the true story of America’s real warhorse, Staff Sgt. Reckless. With words and pictures, it follows this remarkable mare from her heroic service with the 5th Marine regiment during the Korean conflict through her years at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Sponsored by the Friends of the...

  • Palomar College Foundation's Monster Dash raises over $75,000

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    SAN MARCOS – Hundreds of runners and walkers in costume raced through campus Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Palomar College Foundation's second annual Monster Dash and Bash 5K Run/Walk. The event raised more than $75,000 to support Palomar College students through a variety of initiatives led by the foundation, including scholarships, emergency grants and textbook support. The morning "dash" – a route that took participants through the newly renovated Edwin and Frances Hunter Arb...

  • Valles of Disney's 'McFarland, USA' visits Bonsall West Elementary

    Christine Eastman|Updated Nov 6, 2019

    Special to Village News "Imagine being in a rowboat. The goal is to get across the river. Sometimes the current is with you and sometimes it's not. You have to use those oars to make it across and it's going to get hard. But you have to do something or else you go backward and get in trouble." That's what cross-country legend Thomas Valles of Disney's "McFarland, USA" told hundreds of star-struck children at Bonsall West Elementary Oct. 28. This was no ordinary motivational...

  • Planning ahead can lower college application stress

    American Counseling Association|Updated Nov 6, 2019

    Special to Village News For most families, the college application process is a major source of anxiety. But it doesn’t have to be extra stressful if a family takes enough time to address the many questions and issues related to college applications. A starting point for most families should be the financial issues. A college education is an expensive investment. Parents and their student need to talk realistically about how that education will be paid for and what schools are affordable. Are scholarships a possibility? H...

  • Library continues children's programs this month

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The library continues its “Kids Afterschool STEAM” program Mondays at 4 p.m. The program is meant to enhance kindergarteners through fifth-graders knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Every Monday in November, children will learn and be entertained with a different STEAM activity: Nov. 18 – ‘E’ is for engineering and Nov. 25 – Science at work. Teen Time will host programs Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in November, which are as follows: Nov. 12 – Bullet Journals, Nov. 19 – Green Screen and...

  • Fans fill the stands for BHS Girls' Volleyball CIF Quarterfinal Game

    Heather Holdo and Sara Barclay|Updated Nov 6, 2019

    Special to Village News The Bonsall High School girls volleyball team competed in a home quarterfinal game against Madison High School Friday, Nov. 1 and despite having the school day off, students, teachers, and parents still came out to show their support for the Legionnaires. Concessions were also sold at the game, where audience members could purchase something to snack on or drink during the nerve-wracking match. The game started off with the national anthem before gettin...

  • Festival brings fall sights and smells to Bonsall

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

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  • Holiday Women in Networking event set for Nov. 13

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – Last year, the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce introduced a new opportunity for business women in the community with events offered on a quarterly basis. The next Women in Networking event, “Hello Holidays – Join Us for a Jolly Good Time,” is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at Brooktown Kitchen and Coffee. Brooktown is located on the corner of Fig St. and Main Avenue in Historic Downtown Fallbrook. The cost is $15 per person, which includes appetizers, dessert and a glass of wine. Networking activit...

  • Apply financial wisdom for college students

    Steve Rohde|Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – Is a son or daughter in the house heading off to college? If the answer is yes, it’s an exciting moment in that child’s life, but, financially, it can also be a paralyzing time if they do not have a principled approach for managing money. Out on their own for the first time, the student has an opportunity to sharpen their financial skills for the future, but they are vulnerable to mistakes. Thankfully, regular chats about money can help get them on the right path. Here are some suggested financial topics to cover...

  • Dinosaurs, clowns and power rangers visit the community center

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

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  • Boots to Business program reaches 100,000 participant milestone

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday, Oct. 30, that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream. This is no different for the veteran business community,” Larry Stubblefield, associate administrator with the Office of Veterans Business Development, said. “We are very proud of this monumental milestone and thank all of the res...

  • Newcomers to host North County Fire District at meeting

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Newcomers Club will host the North County Fire District at their upcoming coffee meeting, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane, in Fallbrook. All new residents of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and De Luz are invited to attend, meet other new residents and find out more about the Newcomers Club and all the social activities it offers. A representative from the North County Fire District will speak about wildfire preparedness including evacuation r...

  • Fitness fair to follow Race to End Hunger

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Food Pantry is holding its annual Race to End Hunger Walk and 5K Run Saturday, Nov. 9, at Live Oak Park, 2746 Reche Road, in Fallbrook. Sign-in starts at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented at noon. Walkers are free; runners are $30 with preregistration and $40 the day of event. A health and fitness fair at the park will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music, a magician, face painting, photo booth, food, bouncy obstacle course as well as h...

  • Women invited to fall fundraiser

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Women's Connection is hosting their annual Fall Boutique, which will include brunch at the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens in the Beverly Mansion, Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until noon. All ladies are invited to come to this annual fundraiser. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for early shopping. Attendees will enjoy bidding on the many silent auction items and raffles, which include handbags, scarves and jewelry. In addition, there will be theme gift b...

  • 'Raptors – Care and Rehabilitation' is next garden club program

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – Shanie Williams will explain the focus of the work performed by SkyHunters Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center at the Fallbrook Garden Club meeting Tuesday, Nov. 26. The center cares for the sick, injured and orphaned raptors and educates the community about the preservation of local wildlife. Some fun facts are: owls can see just as well during the day as they do at night; owls don’t use their sight to track prey for they use their hearing; owls appear to t...

  • Fallbrook Democrats to make endorsement in contested Assembly District 75 race

    Updated Nov 6, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Democratic Club meets Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Hilltop Center, 331 E Elder St. in Fallbrook. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and on the club’s agenda is to endorse one Democrat running to unseat Assemblywoman Marie Waldron. Two Democrats have announced campaigns to take the Assembly District 75 seat: Kate Schwartz and Roger Garcia. Scwartz is currently serving on the Fallbrook Regional Health District. Garcia is a Temecula based activist. “The Fallbrook Democratic Club is a leader in endorsing local races...

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