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  • Avocado Festival 2013 - annual favorite draws crowd of over 70,000

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

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  • Boneless, skinless chicken a new choice at Fallbrook Kentucky Fried Chicken

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Something new has arrived in Fallbrook and there are no bones about it! When nearly four in five servings of chicken in the U.S. are now served “off the bone” – strips, bites and filets – what’s the most famous chicken restaurant in the world to do? For Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the answer was simple: get rid of the bones. KFC introduced Original Recipe Boneless on April 14 – boneless, skinless pieces of both white and dark meat chicken, hand-breaded using the Original Recip...

  • On Rainbow Valley Grange Pizza Nights let them do the cooking!

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    Since March of 2009, on the first and third Fridays of the month, there have been some delicious scents wafting from the Rainbow Valley Grange Hall. That is when a dedicated band of volunteers are busy making pizzas to sell to the community. There is a two-fold purpose for this – the first is to provide the community some great pizzas since there is no pizza restaurant in Rainbow and the Fallbrook pizza restaurants do not deliver that far. The second is to raise funds...

  • FUESD reinstates assistant principal positions

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) board of trustees recently made a unanimous decision to reinstate four elementary assistant principal positions for the 2013-2014 school year. These positions will replace the current lead teacher positions at Fallbrook Street, La Paloma, Live Oak, and William H. Frazier schools. The decision to approve the change in position was approved at the March 18 board meeting, and the hiring of the employees was approved at the April 14 board meeting. According to assistant super...

  • RE/MAX announces award-winning agents

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

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  • APCD grants 90-day variance for Orange Grove Energy plant

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board granted a 90-day variance to Orange Grove Energy, LP, for tuning activities at its Pala generation plant. The hearing board’s 4-0 vote April 11 approves the variance which began that day and will expire on July 11, 2013, or when the tuning is complete. The variance allows for up to 20 hours of tuning. During the variance Orange Grove will be limited to a nitrogen oxides (NOx) concentration of 3.0 parts per million volumetric dry (ppmvd) at 15 percent oxygen, e...

  • Sheriff's Log April 25, 2013

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    April 6 4100 block Holly Ln. Stolen vehicle April 8 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Arrest: Possess narcotics, under influence of narcotics April 9 700 block Alturas Ln. Assistance needed April 10 1500 block Green Canyon Rd. Threats (via electronic communication) 3500 block Lancewood Way Residential burglary 300 block W. Ivy Ln. Arrest: Spousal abuse, false imprisonment w/violence, possess unlawful paraphernalia April 11 400 block W. Clemmens Ln. Runaway juvenile 900 block Morro Rd. Get credit w/other’s ID 3300 block Live O...

  • An earlier start scheduled for most schools for 2013-2014

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Summer break will be cut short this year for students and staff in the Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) and Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD). The first day of school for students in both districts will be Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 and the last day of the school year will be May 29, 2014. The primary reason given for the change is to enable the districts to end the first semester before Winter Break, hopefully reducing absenteeism in students who take extended vacations that time of...

  • Christ the King holding preschool fundraiser

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Christ the King Preschool will host its annual “Preschool Sunday” at the church on Sunday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will have a fun video of the kids, and as always, visitors will have the chance to help support the school at the annual bake sale. In addition, this year they’ll also feature crafts, recycled treasures, artwork done by the children, and some silent auction items. Grandmas will want to be sure to bid on the very special repur...

  • Preschool registering for fall

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook United Methodist Preschool announces open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year. The half-day preschool program is for children 2 ½ to 5 years old. Mommy & Me classes are also being offered. For more information, contact the school at (760) 728-8501or [email protected]....

  • Students learn from farm visit

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

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  • Foston to graduate from CSUDH

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Milan Corrine Foston, daughter of Mrs. Claudia Foston and the late Dr. Frederick B. Foston, graduates from California State University Dominguez Hills on May 18 with a Bachelor of Arts and humanities degree in Africana Studies, specializing in socio-psychological development. Foston’s university experience was full and challenging, as she enthusiastically participated in academic political learning events, African American study projects and u...

  • Bonsall's Cunningham named Outstanding Superintendent of the Year

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    BONSALL – At the Small School District Association’s, Annual Conference in Sacramento on Thursday, April 11, Bonsall Union School District Superintendent Dr. Justin Cunningham was given the 2013 Charles Binderup Award for the Outstanding Superintendent of the Year. “Being honored by this Association is particularly gratifying,” said Cunningham, “most school districts in California are small, and these superintendents require a deeper understanding of the complex...

  • AAUW hosts math science breakfast

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), in conjunction with the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, hosted its annual Math Science Breakfast on April 10. Teachers and counselors from the Fallbrook and Bonsall school districts selected nine eighth grade girls who show promise in math, science, engineering and technology to attend the breakfast: Ashley Arzate, Gabrielle Bachman, Frida Diaz-Barriga, Jocelyn Leach,...

  • Author to visit Christ The King Lutheran Church

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – On Sat., June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christ The King Lutheran Church will welcome Dr. John Trent, author of The Blessing. He will share “The Blessing Challenge for Marriage: Marriages can be strengthened when husbands and wives speak words of blessing to each other, and live out a commitment in their relationship to bless each other.” To inquire about the cost of the event (which includes lunch) call (760) 728-3256. Childcare is also available for a small fee....

  • Raffle winner announced

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

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  • VFW completes jacket project for Marines

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK - Fallbrook Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1924, working with the South Bay’s Marine Corps League Detachment #1207, has now completed the “jacket-outfitting” of the Wounded Warriors aboard San Diego’s Camp Pendleton based Wounded Warrior Battalion-West and the Battalion detachment at the Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park....

  • Food drive for Fallbrook Food Pantry is on April 27

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – Helping Hands, a community interfaith food drive, will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to noon for the Fallbrook Food Pantry. This will be the biggest one-day interfaith food drives for the Fallbrook Food Pantry ever held in Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and De Luz. Residents are asked to get involved by looking for a food drop off in one of the following locations: Vallecitos School in Rainbow; Maie Ellis Elementary School, St. Peter’s Catholic C...

  • Fallbrook High Student Film Festival May 18 to include newly-produced documentary on ex-Cosa Nostra mobster Michael Franzese

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    This year’s Fallbrook High School Student Film Festival is destined to be particularly exceptional, given the 13 film projects that will be screened that evening, including a much-anticipated documentary about ex-Cosa Nostra mobster Michael Franzese, who will be in attendance. The event will be held Saturday evening, May 18 at the school’s Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts. Students involved in the school’s film and video department have been working very hard all y...

  • Art of the Avocado winners announced

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    FALLBROOK – McDaniel Fruit Company/Linda-Vista Brand Avocados, sponsor of the 2013 Art of the Avocado contest, has announced the winners of the competition. In the 3-Dimensional Category: “Avocado Day” by Elaine Lindsay won first place; “Santo Avocado” by Denise Gillen took second place; and “Hands On” by Thomas Rondeau earned third place. Winners in the 2-Dimensional Category: “Seahorse with Avocado” by Krista Timberlake won first place; “The Avocado Pickers” by Marie...

  • Maciel, Maciel, Donoghue, Kuran and Rivera honored

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    Moises and Emmanuel Maciel of Oasis High School, and Shavonne Donoghue, Mackenzie Kuran, and Roldolfo Medina Rivera of Fallbrook High School were honored April 11 as Fallbrook Students of the Month. At a special breakfast held that morning at the Fallbrook Community Center, the students were introduced to an audience including representatives from local businesses, community service organizations, and governmental agencies. The students were selected for the honor based on...

  • Three organizations collectively receive $23,514 in county funds

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    Three Fallbrook organizations were allocated Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds April 9. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to award $10,000 to Bonsall Fallbrook Little League, $10,000 to Fallbrook Center of the Arts, Inc., and $3,514 to the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program is intended to provide grants to non-profit organizations for the furtherance of public purposes at the regional and community levels. In addition to non-profit organizations, county supervisors...

  • FUESD credits professional development for SARC improvement

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) board of directors was recently presented with the School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) regarding the 2011-2012 academic year. SARCs are used by the State of California to provide information on various topics, including student proficiency, school ranking, yearly progress, and types of services funded by the schools. According to Eric Forseth, assistant superintendent of educational services, the SARCs are merely one of many ways that parents and community members...

  • NCFPD reviews response times, ambulance availability if hospital closes

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    A report given at the March 26 North County Fire Protection District board meeting indicated that the fire department is meeting response time standards in the more populated areas of the district. A separate discussion took place regarding how ambulance availability would be impacted locally if Fallbrook Hospital were to close. Division chief Gary Lane and fire engineer Eddie Jones gave the 2012 response times report. “This is just an annual report that we deliver to the board that measures our response time against p...

  • Spring into summer at Bonsall Woman's Club fashion show

    Updated Apr 25, 2013

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Woman’s Club will hold a luncheon and fashion show at Pala Mesa Resort on Thursday, May 9 starting at 11 a.m. The tickets are $45 per person, which includes lunch. Local experts will provide make up and hair designs for the models as well as the jewelry and fashions collection. The featured clothes will vary from jeans to dress-up. The lunch will consist of a chicken and strawberry salad with balsamic dressing, assorted breads and a decadent r...

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