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Articles from the November 12, 2015 edition


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  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    Oct. 6 600 block S. Pico Ave. Arrest (Juvenile): Possess up to 1 oz marijuana; minor possess smoking paraphernalia; loitering in a public place Oct. 19 300 block Old Stage Ct. Personate to get money Oct. 23 3000 block Sumac Rd. Residential burglary Oct. 24 3000 block Sumac Rd. Get credit w/other's ID Oct. 27 300 block Ammunition Rd. Arrest: Warrant; resist officer causing minor injury Oct. 28 3500 block Olive Hill Rd. Vehicle burglary 2600 block Joan Ln. Recover stolen vehicle Oct. 29 1000 block Rodeo Queen Dr. Residential bu...

  • ERASING BORDERS: Fire agencies create new response plan

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    A new response plan for emergency situations has been created and implemented for Fallbrook, Bonsall, and other North County towns and cities. "It's going to be great for Fallbrook," said North County Fire public information officer John Buchanan. "In the case of a brush fire, pretty much the world will be coming." What the plan, which went into effect in the summer months, does is virtually erase borders previously established by agencies. Now, the emergency personnel and equipment that can get to the scene the quickest – wh...

  • Delicious fare served by students at the FHS Warrior Grille!

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays, aromatic scents drift from Fallbrook High where students serve dinner to the public from 4:45 to 6 p.m. The school’s restaurant classes are part of the Regional Occupational Program (ROP), and are taught by instructor/chef Larry Koch who has a background in restaurant management with Aloha Restaurants. The program provides valuable training in all aspects of the restaurant business, and is open to Ivy High and Oasis High students, as well as F...

  • Real estate market shows strength against seasonal decline

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK - Despite minimal activity in the high-end segment, real estate prices in the Fallbrook and Bonsall markets showed strength against seasonal declines in volume in October, Jerry Kalman, a Realtor® with HomeSmart Legends, reported. The average Fallbrook and Bonsall selling price of $525,000 per home reflected a 16 percent rise over September and an eight percent increase in the average selling price over October 2014. Volume in the two communities declined in...

  • Public health officials encourage citizens to get flu vaccine before virus spreads

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The latest figures show influenza activity in San Diego County is currently low, which is normal for this time of the year; however, the virus has already claimed a life this season. A man, who had existing medical conditions, tested positive for influenza A and died on Oct. 28. Last flu season, the first of 97 influenza-related deaths in the county did not occur until January, when activity was higher That is why County Health and Human Service Agency o...

  • Parkinson's support group to learn about fall prevention

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson Support Group will meet Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon to learn about fall prevention. The meeting is held in the fellowship hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church,1620 S. Stage Coach. The meeting date is a change from the usual fourth Friday of the month to the third Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday week. The meeting will feature Maria Vasapollo from the Fall Prevention Task Force of the San Diego Care Giver's Coalition. This month's topic: Balance & Preventing Falls. I...

  • Fallbrook Alumni Association claims 2015 picnic was "best ever"

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – More than 200 "Forever Warriors", representing 23 Fallbrook High School graduating classes (from 1936 to 1981) gathered at Live Oak Park on Sunday, Oct. 18 to celebrate each other… and take their annual "trip down memory lane." Adding to the nostalgia of the afternoon was the introduction of special, honored guest Mike Port, longtime resident of Fallbrook and owner of Port's Men's Wear in the downtown area for many years. Port, now 97 years old, brought his fam...

  • Buscemi wins 2015 President's Cup

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK - Nancy Buscemi was recently presented the Fallbrook Women Golfers 2015 President’s Cup trophy from Megan Gamble, president of the club. The President’s Cup consisted of 16 players in match play competition over four weeks. The club’s "final four" in the competition were Nancy Buscemi versus Cindy Becker in the winner’s bracket and Sue Reed versus Mary Jane Palmquist in the consolation bracket. Fallbrook Women Golfers are currently holding their 2016 members...

  • Mina, Allison, Romo, Sommer honored

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    Graciela Mina of Ivy High School and Ellen Allison, Ashley Romo, and Chaz Sommer of Fallbrook Union High School were honored as the November Students of the Month for the Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) at a special recognition breakfast held Nov. 5 at the Fallbrook Community Center. Only four students are selected each month from the high school district's population to receive the award. These individuals have earned the respect of the staff and their peers for...

  • Free 2016 water calendars depict Fallbrook pupils’ artwork

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Customers of the Fallbrook Public Utility District can come into the district office to pick up one free copy of the 2016 "Be Water Smart" calendar, highlighting artwork done by Fallbrook fourth-graders. Fourth-graders throughout FPUD's service area put pens and crayons to paper earlier this year in a contest to color the best and brightest water-conservation posters. About 250 Fallbrook fourth-graders participated. The judging panel chose 14 submissions that a...

  • Soccer clinic develops fundamental skills

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

  • Students named to Biola University's Dean's List

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    LA MIRADA – Biola University named 1,566 students to the Dean's List for the Spring of 2015. The following Fallbrook residents received the award, Caitlin Foster, Kendall Shurance, Justin Taylor, and Michelle Verougstraete. Biola students are placed on the Dean's List to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past spring, 38 percent of Biola students achieved this academic goal. "Inclusion on the B...

  • FUHS students "meet and greet" non-profits at Community Service Fair

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union High School students wanting to learn more about available community service opportunities received a close-up and personal look at the Community Service Fair held on campus Oct. 23. Seventeen local and county non-profit organizations were on hand to "meet and greet" students and share their unique community service opportunities. Service projects included areas of community, health, literacy, animals, environment, culture, politics and sports. F...

  • Christensen novel, 'Deadly Closing' is based in real estate industry

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Jo Christensen, Fallbrook resident and active Realtor, has panned for gold and struck it rich by using her extensive real estate experiences for the perfect plot lines of murder, mystery, crime, and romance. Her debut novel, 'Deadly Closing,' incorporates this treasure trove of experiences into a compelling novel set in the world of buying, selling, and investing in Southern California real estate. Christensen provides a riveting insider’s fictional exposé of the...

  • Ronnie Milsap brings 'Farewell Tour' to Pala in February

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    PALA – Country music pioneer Ronnie Milsap will bring his "Farewell Tour" to the events center at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Milsap has announced that after this tour, he will retire from touring. This show will be the last chance that his San Diego fans will have to see and hear him in person. It was Milsap who combined pop, rock and R&B to test country’s borders and create an ever-lasting relationship with the music-buying public. He com...

  • Affordable health screenings on Dec. 2 in Fallbrook

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Residents living in and around the greater Fallbrook areas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Screenings will be conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Community Baptist Church, 731 S. Stage Coach Lane. The various things screenings can check for include: - The level of plaque buildup in one's arteries, related to risk for heart d...

  • Kudos to Nieman's Collision Center

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    Chances are we all will at, one time or another, be involved in a vehicular accident, regardless of who was at fault. I was involved recently in a collision in Fallbrook that required that my vehicle be towed and I chose Nieman’s Collision, a local repair facility. From the minute I entered the office, I was greeted by understanding employees and assured that all the notifications would be made and the work needed to put my vehicle back on the road, as soon as possible, would be started without delay. Nieman’s lived up to...

  • Friends of animals are appreciated

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    I would like to thank the Village News for providing extra newspapers for a 'Mom' dog named Heidi and her seven puppies that I am fostering for Animal Friends of the Valleys in Wildomar. Would also like to thank Dr. Jones of Alvarado Veterinary Hospital for providing me with a low-cost office call and medication that was need for all of the foster dogs. So very thankful to be able to live in a wonderful community of Fallbrook. Luckily, Heidi and one puppy have been adopted to a family right here in Fallbrook. Will be great...

  • Internationally known guitarists to perform in Fallbrook

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The Friends of the Fallbrook Library are presenting a free guitar concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19. Guitarists Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda are internationally acclaimed. In 2015, they have played all over the U.S. as well as in Taiwan, England, the Czech Republic and Germany to name a few. Benedetti and Svoboda are also sought after teachers. Both teach at San Diego State where Benedetti is head of the guitar department. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 124 S. Mission R...

  • Sponsors sought for Fallbrook Christmas Parade

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Judging from the entries received at the Chamber office so far, the 34th annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade is on pace for a varied entry field, as organizers and volunteers prepare for "Christmas in the Village" on Saturday, Dec. 5. Look for a large line-up consisting of marching bands, decorated floats, colorful characters, fire trucks and, of course, Santa Claus. Those wishing to have an entry in the parade should fill out their application soon at the Chamber office to participate in this fun-filled, e...

  • Logue – Zoheri to wed

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Tom and Maggie Logue of Fallbrook are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Logue, to Omar Zoheri of Vernon Hills, Ill., son of Nancy and the late Maged Zoheri. Logue is a 2005 Fallbrook High graduate and received a business degree at San Francisco State University. She is a product manager at Vice Media. Zoheri graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004 and is employed as a vice president at AlixPartners. A May 2016 wedding is p...

  • Property tax bills have been sent out

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    Dan McAllister San Diego County Treasurer/Tax Collector The season of giving has begun! Annual secured property tax bills from our office were sent out in September. So by now, all of you who are property owners should have received your annual secured bill. This year, 2,269 additional bills were sent out – bringing the total to 986,858. These secured bills will generate more than five-billion dollars for county operations to help our schools, our community colleges, our l...

  • Pet of the Week "Lobo"

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Lobo is an adult German Shepard. He had major ear surgery and has recovered just fine. His ears are starting to stand up again. He loves to play fetch, is very mellow, and well behaved. He seems to get along well with other dogs. He is a sweet guy who needs his forever loving home. Lobo is available for adoption at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, which needs dog walkers and other helpers. To volunteer or find out more information, call (760) 685-3533 or come o...

  • Controlling unwanted visitors requires research; responsible practices

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    Residents of the Greater Fallbrook Area frequently swap stories and tips on how to control some of the most notorious pests that wreak havoc on gardens, landscape, blooming plants, and fruit trees in both residential landscapes and at commercial growing facilities. Given that anything one puts on their property ultimately becomes part of the soil makeup, and water runoff, more and more direction is being given to organic remedies, so as to protect our society. If we are killin...

  • Eleanor Hayhurst

    Updated Nov 12, 2015

    Eleanor Hayhurst passed away in Escondido on October 6, 2015; she was 88. Eleanor is survived by her son, Floyd H. Hayhurst and was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Hayhurst, and her sister, Linda Gunder. Eleanor was born in Los Angeles on January 9, 1927. She and her family moved to Fallbrook in 1986. Eleanor loved the Lord and served Him faithfully. She was an artist, poet and gifted cake decorator. A memorial service is planned on November 21 at 2 p.m. at Calvary...

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