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  • Turkey Trot draws enthusiasts; 5K stroll, walk, run benefits land conservancy, animal sanctuary

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

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  • FPUD works to ensure access to river trails

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) is hosting meetings with community groups to ensure that their concerns are met as the escrow process moves forward on property involving the Santa Margarita River trails. The 1,400-acre Santa Margarita river property was placed into escrow so it could be transferred to the Western Rivers Conservancy, with the end goal of holding the property in perpetuity as a conservation easement with Camp Pendleton. The FPUD board has stated that it would not finalize the property sale unless it...

  • Supes update Fallbrook Community Plan

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    The County of San Diego's Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) periodically reviews the county's general plan to correct errors or facilitate updates which reflect new circumstances, and on Nov. 18 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve updates including changes to the Fallbrook Community Plan. The Board of Supervisors approved an update to the county's general plan in August 2011. The initial general plan update was a multi-year process with much of the analysis occurring on a macro...

  • Rainbow, DeLuz VFDs given grants from San Diego Regional Fire Foundation

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    The San Diego Regional Fire Foundation presented $177,000 of grants to 10 fire agencies or volunteer fire departments on Nov. 19, and the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Department and the DeLuz Volunteer Fire Department were among the recipients. The Rainbow fire department received a grant of $10,500 which will be used for a fire hose, foam, firefighter personal protective equipment, and fire shelters. The DeLuz firefighters were given $5,208 which will cover portable lighting for firefighter helmets, hand spot lights for...

  • Artisans shine in downtown faire

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

  • More arrests made for violent crimes than property crimes in S.D. County

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – More people were arrested in 2014 for committing violent crimes than for property crimes in San Diego County, according to an annual report issued last week by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division. In all, law enforcement officers made 15,566 arrests for violent crimes, compared to 11,524 arrests for property offenses, according to the report, "Arrests 2014: Law Enforcement Response to Crime in the San Diego Region." Violent crime arrests edged up two percent over the previous year – fueled in par...

  • CTK 'Brook' Christmas Dinner and Food Drive Dec. 6

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Christ The King Lutheran Church offers "The Brook," a contemporary service held Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. On Sunday, Dec. 6, The Brook will host a potluck Christmas Dinner and Food Drive. The worship service will begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees can bring canned goods which will be given to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Last year, the event generated 40 bags of canned food. The Brook is not a typical church service. The music, l...

  • Is it really made with JELL-O?

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Hearing the word JELL-O, many individuals immediately think of a mass of jiggling color, perhaps with fruit, chopped nuts, or whipped cream blended in. What doesn't frequently come to mind is the wide variety of recipes that can be made with JELL-O that don't resemble that in the least. There are many recipes out there that use fruity JELL-O, but here are a couple that baking enthusiasts might like to try. Pineapple-Coconut Upside-Down Cupcakes Ingredients: - 1 can (20 oz.)...

  • 'Pretty as a Peacock' is theme of National Charity League's annual Mother-Daughter Tea

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK – This year’s annual National Charity League (NCL) mother-daughter tea event was spectacular. The co-chairs, Stacey Riggs, Claire Meacham and Ann Kayl, planned and executed a wonderful event at a beautiful venue on Nov. 1 at Vista Valley Country Club. The tea was a great opportunity for mothers and daughters to reconnect while enjoying delicious food, a fun silent auction and seeing the results of the group's modelette program. The time-treasured event provides a r...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Nov. 13 3600 block Katie Lendre Dr. Residential burglary Nov. 16 100 block E. Fallbrook St. Vandalism 31100 block Old River Rd. Get credit w/other's ID 2400 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Battery 300 block Industrial Way Commercial burglary Nov. 18 1000 block Rainbow Crest Rd. Arrest: Felon in possession of firearm; prohibited person possess ammunition 1400 block Alturas Rd. Annoying/threatening phone calls 1200 block S. Main Ave. (#1) Arrest: Warrant; possess controlled substance 1200 block S. Main Ave. (#2) Cited: Driving...

  • County approves acquisition of river park land

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the acquisition of 60.31 acres of land for the future San Luis Rey River Park. The supervisors' 5-0 vote Nov. 18 approved the purchase of three legal parcels from San Luis Rey Downs Enterprises, LLC, for the appraised value of $3,166,275. The county will also pay $53,800 for staff, appraisal, and ancillary costs to complete the transaction and $3,500 for closing costs, and the county will also have $181,000 of one-time land protection costs. "This property is located within...

  • Stumped for an answer? : Vineyards could boost economic growth in Fallbrook and surrounding areas

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK – For small to medium size growers, being in the avocado industry over the past few years has been – to put it mildly – rather daunting. Higher water rates, water restrictions, a four year drought, an influx of avocados from south of the border that have depressed prices – these are just some of the issues facing many area avocado growers today, according to Jan Leavitt, a real estate and GREEN broker with HomeSmart Legends in Fallbrook. When driving around this re...

  • Teaching kids to give back

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Charitable giving is a part of the holiday season for many people who are spurred to donate for various reasons, including the general spirit of giving synonymous with the holidays. That giving does not have to be exclusive to adults. Parents who want to show their youngsters this season is about more than presents can approach that task in various ways, including involving kids directly in giving back to their communities or helping the less fortunate. V...

  • BUSD to receive Career Technical Education funding

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    One of the changes for the school district which transitioned from the K-8 Bonsall Union School District to the K-12 Bonsall Unified School District in 2014 is that the existence of a high school allows the Bonsall district to receive Career Technical Education funding. The Bonsall Unified School District board voted 5-0 Nov. 10 to approve a participation agreement with the San Diego County Office of Education which will allow BUSD to receive Career Technical Education funding. "Now that we have a high school they have to...

  • How to help and support schools

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Good schools help to harbor a strong sense of community. Children often make their first friends at school, and parents often meet their neighbors through school-sponsored activities. Students and school districts face a new set of challenges each year. Many of them can be remedied or made less daunting with the help of volunteers. Here are some of the many ways men and women can support the schools in their communities. Practice open communication Parents of c...

  • Multiple-vehicle crash on South Mission Road sends one person to hospital, closes traffic delaying morning commute

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK - A multiple-vehicle crash in Fallbrook today sent a motorist to the hospital and left an area roadway closed as diesel fuel from an overturned truck spilled into the street. A trash truck and two other vehicles crashed along South Mission Road about a mile north of state Route 76 shortly before 6 a.m., according to Oceanside Police and the California Highway Patrol. South Mission Road was blocked and fuel was leaking from the truck. One motorist involved in crash was taken to Palomar Medical Center to be treated,...

  • Annual Christmas Parade is one of 'The Gifts of Christmas'

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Chamber of Commerce 'gifts' the community with a nostalgic parade with plenty of hometown spirit The theme of this year's Fallbrook Christmas Parade couldn't be more perfect... "The Gifts of Christmas." When the holiday spirit begins to fill the air on Saturday evening, Dec. 5, and staging is in full swing for this year's parade, those "gifts" are going to be visible and plentiful when the procession begins at 5 p.m. and makes its way northbound on Main Ave. from Ammunition Rd...

  • Storming Candy edges Knight of Drama in photo finish

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    The first race of the day Oct. 30 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club involved a photo finish to determine which of the two San Luis Rey Training Center horses won. The track stewards determined that Storming Candy beat Knight of Drama by a nose in the six-furlong race for two-year-olds who had not previously won a race. Storming Candy is trained by Clifford Sise and was ridden by Martin Garcia. Edwin Maldonado rode Knight of Drama, who is trained by Scott Rollins. Storming Candy, who is owned by Halo Farms and Jim and Diane Bas...

  • Lutgendorf inducted as Coaching Legend

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    The San Diego County High School Coaching Legends banquet Nov. 5 at the Scottish Rite Center in San Diego included the induction of former Fallbrook High School cross-country coach Gary Lutgendorf as a Coaching Legend. "I am truly humbled," Lutgendorf said. "I'm overwhelmed and humbled. It shocked me. It just blew me away." The San Diego Hall of Champions initiated the San Diego County High School Coaching Legends recognition in 1999. Coaching Legends must have been a varsity head coach for at least 10 years, and the...

  • Golf Scores

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Fallbrook Women Golfers Game - Diamonds in the Rough Net scores Nov. 10, 2015 Flight 1 First place Sandi Simpson 30.5 Second place tie: Wanda Reaume 32.0 Megan Phillips 32.0 Flight 2 First place Susan Coughlin 31.5 Second place Elaine Pedigo 33.0 Closest to the Pin Teri Hansen Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group Pala Mesa Golf Resort Three best net Nov. 17, 2015 First place 203 John Crumbacher, Robert Kelly, Larry Gulline, Jim Bates Second place* 206 Steve Wessels, Chuck Wood, Hugo Wied, Ken Corica Third place 206 John Davenport, Ll...

  • Senior softball ready to start new season

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Senior Softball League is now accepting new/returning players for the 2016 winter/spring season. New players interested in tryouts/practice sessions can call the number below. The draft is scheduled for Dec. 28 and players will be contacted by the team managers. Players must be adults age 50+. Games begin at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with each team playing two games per week. League play will run from approximately Jan. 5 through mid-April. Games are played on Field #2 at Ingold Sports Park, 2...

  • CIF prepares to add competitive cheer

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    On Oct. 7, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 949, which requires the California Interscholastic Federation to develop guidelines, procedures, and safety standards which will add competition cheerleading as an interscholastic sport. Assembly Bill 949 gave the CIF a deadline of July 1, 2017, and the CIF will implement cheer for one of the 2017-18 seasons. "We're just in the preliminary stages statewide of developing what the sport will actually be and what season it will be in and how competition will take place," said CIF...

  • Warriors lose by one goal in water polo playoff semifinal

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Fallbrook High School's boys water polo team reached the CIF Division I semifinals before a 6-5 loss to top-seeded Valhalla. The Warriors, who were seeded fourth in the playoffs and had a first-round bye, began their post-season Nov. 14 with a 9-8 overtime win over Granite Hills. Both that quarterfinal victory and the Nov. 18 semifinal were played at La Jolla High School's Coggan Pool. "We didn't shoot particularly well the last few games," said Fallbrook coach Bill Richardson. (The Warriors closed out their regular season...

  • Leung, Lewis, Ohgi, Elkins run in Legionnaires' first CIF meet

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Bonsall High School participated in the CIF cross-country meet for the first time Nov. 21, and four Bonsall runners competed in the boys and girls races on the Morley Field course in San Diego. Tenth-grader Kristi Leung placed 82nd among the 86 girls who completed the Division V race. Ninth-grader Makailey Lewis started the 2.75-mile girls race but dropped out. The 3.04-mile Division V boys race included a 107th-place finish by sophomore Brenden Ohgi and 123rd place for...

  • Buccaneers outperform Warriors in CIF football quarterfinal

    Updated Dec 3, 2015

    Mission Bay High School's football team ended Fallbrook High School's season Nov. 20 when the Buccaneers outscored the Warriors by a 62-35 margin in the CIF Division III quarterfinal game on Mission Bay's field. "Both teams were certainly ready to play," said Fallbrook head coach Kyle Williams. "Their guys were creating and making plays on both sides of the ball and there's a reason that they're 9-2." Mission Bay began the season with an 8-0 record before Western League...

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