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Articles from the December 18, 2015 edition


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  • Christmas wishes in earnest at Fallbrook Historical Society's Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Dec. 4 39300 block De Luz Rd. Grand theft Dec. 5 1200 block Olive Ave. Petty theft 800 block S. Main Ave. Petty theft Dec. 6 700 block W. Fallbrook St. Battery w/minor injuries Dec. 7 6500 block Rainbow Heights Rd. Attempted murder (spousal abuse) 4600 block Dulin Rd. Exhibit deadly weapon (not firearm) 300 block E. Alvarado St. Found narcotics 400 block Elbrook Dr. Death (Coroner's case) 200 block Calle de La Paloma Theft from elder adult 100 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Commercial burglary 1100 block Alturas Rd. Vandalism 400...

  • Getting rid of weight

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Pastor Zac Elliot Fusion Church I was trout fishing trip in the Sierras with some men from my church and we decided to fish a stream at the top of the mountain. On the drive up I couldn't figure out why my truck was driving so sluggishly. It wasn’t until we got to the top that I figured it out. The smell of burning brakes was intense, and it was clear – I had forgotten to take the emergency brake off for the entire drive. Needless to say, I wasn't happy but the only per...

  • Hurt to Healed

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Pastor Zac Elliot Fusion Church Have you ever noticed how luggage crazy we are? If you walk through the airport you can see the vast hordes of luggage-crazed people walking from terminal to terminal. We are constantly on a mission to find trendier luggage with an easier way to carry, push or pull our bags. The stuff in the suitcase is the same, the only thing that's different is the bag that we carry it in. It actually sounds a lot like our lives and the hurt we carry. If you...

  • Fashion students learn more than just sewing

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Thirty-two students in the Fashion, Clothing & Design course at Fallbrook High School completed several projects this semester, only one of which involved sewing. They learned the different components of fashion from putting together inspiration boards and developing structural design skills to the drawing of 3-D fashion designs and basic sewing techniques. At the end of the semester, they have a finished pair of boxer shorts that they can keep or give away as a present as wel...

  • Home sales drop in November countywide, but prices continue to rise

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Sales of previously owned homes saw a dramatic – yet seasonal – decline during November, but for the year, San Diego County is on a better pace than 2014, according to new housing statistics from the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Single-family home sales were down month-over-month by 25 percent, and about seven percent from November of 2014. Condominiums and townhome sales were down more than 24 percent from October, but posted an increase from a year ago: six percent. For the year-to-d...

  • Maie Ellis students conduct food drive for Fallbrook Food Pantry

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    FALLBROOK – On Nov. 12, approximately 30 students from the "Bucket-fillers" group at Maie Ellis Elementary School filled a large van with 1,150 non-perishable food items, which was delivered to the Fallbrook Food Pantry. The "Bucket fillers" is a part of the 'Leader in Me' program which emphasizes the values of contributing to the community and helping others. School representatives said the participating students find that they feel better about themselves and recognize t...

  • Ayala graduates from Minnesota State University, Mankato

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    MANKATO, MINN. – Minnesota State University, Mankato presented 1,740 degrees during summer/fall commencement exercises on Dec. 12 in Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus. Among the 1,141 bachelor of science degree recipients was Fallbrook resident Veronica Ayala who earned a BS in dental hygiene. Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions....

  • Elegant, but easy, holiday appetizers

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Appetizers have been around for a thousand years – probably longer. The ancient Romans ate small portions of various foods before a meal – eggs, olives, mussels, and more. The French enhanced the appetizer and called them hors d’oeuvres. Merriam-Webster.com defines hors d’oeuvres as "Any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers." The definition of appetizer is: "A small dish of food served before the main part of a meal." So whatever you choose to call it – the t...

  • Mindful eating can lead to a healthy body

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Many people suffer from diabetes, acid reflux, obesity and a host of other health issues that are linked in some way to what and how they eat. While some doctors will prescribe medications to help alleviate the problems caused by their patient's diet, that approach does not treat the root cause of the symptoms. A steady diet of fast food on the run and processed foods at home as well as numerous snacks along the way are some of the reasons for digestive distress and many...

  • Golf Scores

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group At Redhawk C. C. Individual low net Dec. 1, 2015 A flight First place* Kelley Swavely 74 Second place Max Myers 74 Third place Fred Young 75 B Flight First place Richard Golden 77 Second place John Harr 78 Third place Wayne King 81 C Flight First place Bob Stout 69 Second place Larry Gulline 71 * card off ...

  • Retired teachers hear the Madrigals

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

  • Christmas, New Year's feasts at Pala Casino

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    PALA – Those culinary experts at Pala Casino Spa & Resort have carved out Christmas and New Year’s masterpieces for diners at Choices, the Buffet, the Oak Room steak house, the CAVE and the Pala Café. Choices, Southern California’s largest buffet, will tempt palates with holiday favorites and many special selections on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; Christmas Day, Dec. 25; New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. The Oak Room, CAVE and Pala Cafe will offer Christmas Day and New Year's Eve special menus. Pala's awa...

  • Aspiring flute virtuoso to play free concert at Fallbrook Library

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    FALLBROOK – Looking for something new and different to do over the holidays? Fallbrook Music Society, in partnership with the Fallbrook Library, will present Jonathan Sussman in concert as part of its collaborative Classical Sundays Series. The Sunday, Dec. 27 performance is free and is part of the music society’s 38th Annual Concert Season which, for the first time, provides a truly inter-active concert music experience for patrons and performing artists. "Fallbrook Mus...

  • ShakeCast strengthens Caltrans' ability to respond to quake damage

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    SACRAMENTO – In conjunction with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Caltrans announced Dec. 11 it's launch of ShakeCast V3, which will bolster its statewide response to an earthquake. Because the health of bridges and other infrastructure is critical to emergency response, ShakeCast V3 will allow Caltrans to identify and address earthquake damages with unprecedented speed and efficiency. ShakeCast V3 is an application that uses earthquake-shaking data and analyzes t...

  • Warrior boys 13th at CIF cross-country meet

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Fallbrook High School's boys placed 13th among the 19 Division I schools which had full teams at the CIF San Diego Section cross-country meet Nov. 21 at Morley Field in San Diego. "Overall it was a good race for the kids," said Fallbrook coach Marco Arias. "I felt it went fairly well for most kids," Arias said. "There were some disappointments but some pleasant surprises that came out of it." Fallbrook's fastest runner was junior Dylan Howell, who finished 28th in the race after posting a time of 17:58.42 on the 3.04-mile...

  • Opportunities go against Warriors in CIF tennis tournament

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Fallbrook High School placed three doubles teams and two singles players in the CIF individual tennis tournament November 10 to18 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, but close losses limited the Warriors to a total of two winning matches. The Fallbrook doubles team of senior Maddie Young and junior Raquelle Rogers received byes for the first two rounds Nov. 12 but lost the tiebreaking game in their initial competition Nov. 13. A tiebreaking game in the second round Nov. 12 eliminated senior Colleen Murphy and junior...

  • 17 Warriors earn football all-league honors; Hagan named defensive player of the year

    Updated Dec 18, 2015

    Although Fallbrook High School was one of three teams which shared this year's Valley League football championship, the Warriors had the most all-league players of any of the Valley League teams. The Valley League coaches bestowed first-team, second-team, or honorable mention distinction upon 17 Fallbrook players. "We're proud of those kids. I think it's a reflection of their work ethic and their attention to detail," said Fallbrook head coach Kyle Williams. "It's something th...