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Articles from the December 11, 2015 edition


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  • Football, seashells, golf – the sky is the limit for themed Christmas stockings!

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;" -Clement Clark Moore (1823) Do you have a fanatical football fan in the family? Or someone who lives for golf? How about a seashell collector? Christmas is a perfect time to shower these family members or friends with gifts tucked away in a themed Christmas stocking....

  • Create your own glittering Christmas wreath!

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    What do you think of when a homespun Christmas comes to mind? A crackling fire, the scent of baking cookies, a Christmas tree… a wreath? Wreaths are a festive sign of welcome – whether on doors or walls. Decorative wreaths have been in existence for centuries, as Romans used the laurel wreath to crown their outstanding athletes. Christians in Germany began using wreaths during Advent – which is what probably sparked the modern Christmas wreath tradition. Christmas wreat...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    Nov. 12 4400 block E. Sandia Creek Terr. Personate to get money Nov. 18 1100 block S. Mission Rd. Commercial burglary Nov. 24 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found narcotics 400 block w. Clemmens Ln. Vehicle burglary 400 block Waxflower Ln. Get credit w/other's ID 1400 block Alturas Rd. Vehicle burglary Nov. 25 200 block W. Hawthorne St. Domestic violence 900 block Palomino Rd. Found property 1000 block Vanita St. Contact minor w/intent to have sex 200 block S. Pico Ave. Arrest: Probation violation; possess controlled substance;...

  • Burn Institute reminds families of importance of smoke detectors

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – In light of the recent Mt. Hope fire, the Burn Institute urges individuals and families to take precautionary measures to prevent devastating fire tragedies from occurring. Residential fires claim the lives of more than 3,000 people each year and injure tens of thousands more. Being prepared is the key to survival. When a home fire strikes, there is no time for mistakes. It can take merely two minutes for smoke and toxic fumes to overcome a child or an a...

  • Low-calorie foods that are still filling

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Hunger can be a difficult hurdle to clear for people looking to lose weight. While nutritious foods don't lack for taste, many people adapting to new diets featuring healthy, low-calorie foods find themselves still hungry after meals, making it difficult for them to stay the course and reach their weight-loss goals. Some low-calorie foods may contribute to hunger pangs, but there are many foods that satisfy hunger despite their low calorie count. Baked potatoes: Po...

  • Be smart about antibiotic use

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    FALLBROOK – When used correctly, antibiotics and similar drugs known as antimicrobial agents can alleviate infections caused by various bacteria and some types of fungi and parasites. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention says that these drugs have been used successfully for the last 70 years to treat patients with infectious diseases. But antibiotics cannot treat illnesses stemming from viruses, which include most colds and the flu. As effective as a...

  • Marilyn Pechin

    Updated Dec 11, 2015

    Marilyn Pechin passed away on November 1, 2015 after a long illness. Marilyn is survived by her husband, James; her children and grandchildren: Laura Pechin/Daphne Pleasant; Monica/Geoff Stites; Polly/ Rob Anderson; Christina/Steve Young; Taylor Pechin; Ryley, Jordan, and Hunter Stites; Jonathan and Victoria Young. Gifts may be made to Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary. The service will be at the Hilltop Center on December 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m....

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