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  • Fire Safe Council receives grant

    Updated Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council received a grant in the amount of $14,000 to support their efforts to help make Fallbrook fire safe. The grant was funded thanks to the generous contributions from SDG&E, the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation. These funds will be used to support additional "Chipping Days" where local residents can bring their cut vegetation to a central location to have the material chipped/shredded i...

  • Fallbrook Newcomers attend 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' summer spa party

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Newcomers recently held an enjoyable "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" summer spa party hosted by Girls Just Want to Have Fun Activity Chairperson Mindy Conner. This popular monthly event is held at a member's home and/or local venues and is a great way to make new friends while enjoying a variety of fun, creative and inspiring activities. The Girls Just Want to Have Fun Summer Spa Party took place on June 18 at the Conner's home. The summer spa party is a t...

  • County reports increase in Mpox cases

    Fernanda Lopez Halvorson, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    County public health officials are reporting seven new Mpox cases in May and June and encouraging vaccinations ahead of summer festivals and events. The rise in cases mirrors increases in Los Angeles which recently reported 10 new cases. So far this year, the County has reported an average of one to two new Mpox cases per month. Four of the recent cases were among people who had not been vaccinated against Mpox. "It's important for people to get both doses of the JYNNEOS...

  • Firefighter Demolition Derby to be at end of this year's county fair

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Burn Institute’s Fire and Safety Exposition which includes the Firefighter Demolition Derby has been part of the San Diego County Fair since 2010 and in past years took place during one of the fair’s earlier weekends. This year the Fire and Safety Exposition will be held Sunday, July 7, which is the final day of the 2024 county fair. “We’re closing out the fair this year,” Tessa Haviland, executive director of Burn Institute, said. “We’ll be the very last event of the year.” The Fire and Safety Exposition is held at the Del M...

  • California kicks off State Parks Week as new State Park opens in Central Valley

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – As California's newest State Park, Dos Rios, officially opened to the public June 12, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring June 12-16 as California State Parks Week. Located in the San Joaquin Valley outside of Modesto, Dos Rios is the first new State Park since 2014. "Our state parks are a point of pride and inspiration for Californians and visitors from around the world. Today, we celebrate the opening of Dos Rios – our first new State Park in...

  • SSI marks 50th anniversary

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    WASHINGTON – This year, the Social Security Administration celebrates 50 years of administering the Supplemental Security Income program. President Richard Nixon signed the bill in 1972, and in January 1974, SSA began issuing the first SSI payments to nearly 4 million eligible people. The goal of the SSI program was to aid aged, blind, and individuals with disabilities with very limited income and resources. Fifty years later, the SSI program remains a lifeline by providing cash assistance to about 2% of the U.S. p...

  • County assisting as CalFresh enrollment breaks records

    Cassie N. Saunders, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    The county is experiencing record enrollment in the CalFresh food supplement program. As of June 1, CalFresh benefits are being received by more than 398,000 eligible people in the region, which is a 5.8% increase compared to the same month in 2023. Over 539,000 persons have been enrolled at different points over the last 12 months. The record month coincided with the celebration of CalFresh Awareness Month. “We’ve seen this trend steadily increase as the need increased” said Rick Wanne, director of County Self-Sufficiency Se...

  • Field Day 2024 set for June 22-23

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day 2024, an emergency preparedness exercise, Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m., until Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m. The public and ham radio operators are invited to attend at Frazier Elementary School’s athletic field, 1835 Gum Tree Lane, in Fallbrook. The premise of Field Day is to prove that emergency amateur radio operators or “hams” are capable of setting up radio stations in the field, and by using portable antennas and emergency power, such as...

  • Nine things you might not know you can do at the county library

    Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Almost everybody knows the County Library is the place to go to get books, information and entertainment; all for free. But you may not know about all the things you can do at the County Library and with your library card – like learning a new language, exploring your family heritage, getting free seeds to plant in your garden, and even graduating high school. Yup. You can do all of that and more. Here are nine things you might not know you can do at a County library: Graduate high school If you’re one of those who did...

  • Fire Safe Council sponsors Chipping Day to improve fire safety

    Updated May 30, 2024

    The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council sponsored a "Chipping Day" on Saturday, May 18th, at Fire Station 4 in the corner of Pala Mesa Dr. and Old Hwy 395 from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. The event supports the Council's community outreach program of creating a venue for local residents to bring their cut vegetation to a central site for disposal and ultimately supporting the effort to help make Fallbrook fire safe. Throughout the event, over thirty-five residents from the Fallbrook,...

  • Dine 'N Dash to feature addition of student dueling chefs

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 30, 2024

    Dine ‘N Dash, one of the premiere events of the year from Fallbrook Food Pantry, brings together local restaurants, pubs, bakeries, juice bars, and coffee shops for an afternoon and evening of food, fun, music, and giving back to our community in need. As a result of the Food Pantry’s new programs teaching students about nutrition and healthy cooking, they have added four student chefs as a SPOTLIGHT event. These high school students from the C.H.O.P. Culinary Arts pro...

  • Fallbrook Senior Center marks 50th with meals, magic, music and more

    Tim O Leary, Village News Writer|Updated May 23, 2024

    My home-away-from-home marked it's 50th year in fine fettle last week. There was food, a vintage car show, a magician, music and dancing. And, of course, there was plenty of Pickleball. The week began with the public unveiling of the Fallbrook Intergenerational Storyteller Project. That effort combines the experiences of local seniors and the technical expertise of area high school students to create mini-documentaries that will be posted online. About 35 people munched snacks...

  • Help keep emergency rooms ready by giving blood or platelets

    Updated May 18, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. The American Red Cross asks the public to give blood or platelets during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O blood donors and donors giving platelets are especially needed right now: Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine a patient’s blood type in the most serious situations. Type O pos...

  • Senior center to celebrate 50th all week

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The staff of the Fallbrook Senior Center extends an invitation to the community to commemorate the center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Week, taking place from May 13 to May 17 with the following events. Monday, May 13 – 12:30 p.m. – Fallbrook Storytelling Festival Premiere at the Senior Center Auditorium, 399 Heald Lane. Enjoy short three-minute videos capturing some of the local residents. Snacks will be provided at this free event. Tuesday, May 14 – 10:30 a.m. – Lunch will be held at the Fallbrook Community C...

  • Thousands of volunteers clean and beautify San Diego County at the 22nd annual Creek to Bay Cleanup

    Updated May 2, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – I Love A Clean San Diego estimated 4,000 registered volunteers will have removed over 80,000 pounds of litter and debris from streets, canyons, parks and shores in communities across San Diego County for the 22nd annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. “We are thankful for all the volunteers and sponsors, from all corners of San Diego County, who celebrated Earth Month with us at Creek to Bay this year,” Ann Marie Sack, director of community engagement at I Love A Clean San Diego, said. Results are still coming in from the 1...

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Scott Knight, The Jason Foundation|Updated May 2, 2024

    Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month by reaching millions through the media, local events and screenings. It raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of children, families and communities. Cities and businesses across the country hold various events to support mental health and open up the lines of communication. Many...

  • Iconic Oceanside Pier fire contained

    Julie Reeder and Gilbert Gonzales|Updated Apr 26, 2024

    The iconic Oceanside Pier erupted in flames Thursday afternoon, sending billowing smoke into the sky as firefighters battled the blaze. Crews labored overnight to contain and fully extinguish the flames, with investigators now tasked to determine the cause of the large fire, the city reported in its latest update. No injuries were reported. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. Thursday local time at the end of the pier, damaging both the structure itself and the restaurants situated on it, officials said. Responding to the...

  • BWC busy with spring fundraiser, new members

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    BONSALL – Bonsall Woman's Club will host their annual spring fundraiser on Tuesday, May 7, at Ciao's Restaurant in Vista. "Viva Las Vegas" will feature a Vegas-glam theme, fashion show and a "surprise" hip-gyrating entertainer. Tickets are almost sold out, but are still available at $65 per person. Fundraiser co-chairs Laurie Criscenti and Debbie Harris have been leading a committee of 15 members for the past four months to organize the luncheon program, which will include raf...

  • Supervisors approve grant application resolution for Santa Margarita Preserve water system upgrade

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    The state’s Department of Water Resources has a County Drought Resilience Planning Assistance Program which provides up to $125,000 in financial assistance or direct technical assistance to access one-time support to establish a standing Drought and Water Shortage Task Force and develop a County Drought Resilience Plan. An April 10 San Diego County Board of Supervisors action approved a County Drought Resilience Planning Assistance Program grant application resolution to fund the design of water system improvements at four co...

  • DEA encourages communities to make every day take back day

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has launched a new campaign encouraging the public to make Every Day Take Back Day by utilizing year-round collection sites to dispose of unneeded and unwanted medications. For more than a decade, DEA has worked with state and local law enforcement partners to host National Prescription Drug Take Back Days each year to help Americans rid their homes of unneeded medications. The Take Back program has received an overwhelming response from communities across the country. In...

  • FVCC shows cars for seniors at annual event

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – On Saturday April 13, Fallbrook Skilled Nursing resumed its long-held tradition of inviting family and friends of their residents and patients to their annual BBQ luncheon for all, with hamburgers and hot dogs, salads, desserts, all the fixings. A petting zoo was had for all the grandkids in attendance. The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club put 14 classic cars on display for guests and patients to take pictures with the cars, in the cars, and reminiscing with the o...

  • Celebrate Earth Month with the county

    Shauni Lyles, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    The county is transforming Earth Day into Earth Month by holding a series of events highlighting sustainable activities that will span through the month of April to raise awareness about environmental issues. Earth Day, which is celebrated on Monday, April 22, connects people to the public spaces where wildlife and nature thrive. The global theme this year is “Planet vs. Plastics.” Come celebrate our planet and learn how the County is working to create a greener world. Below is a list of events to add to your April cal...

  • I Love A Clean San Diego provides springtime waste reduction resources to San Diego County residents

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – With the spring season comes spring cleaning, I Love A Clean San Diego and San Diego County remind residents of the free http://WasteFreeSD.org database and proper recycling practices. “Spring is a great time to downsize or part with items that you don’t use, have outgrown or simply don’t need,” Steve Weihe, a recycling specialist with the county, said. “Consider passing on usable items to neighbors through Facebook’s Buy Nothing or Marketplace groups, NextDoor, Offer Up, Craigslist or your local thrift sto...

  • Celebrate Earth Day with the Fallbrook Land Conservancy

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – One of the attributes that makes Fallbrook such a special place is the rural character of a small town. Even as the population grows and new homes and businesses are built, Fallbrook retains its natural beauty and open spaces, thanks in large part to the Fallbrook Land Conservancy. The FLC is a local, 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to acquire, protect, and manage open space in perpetuity for the benefit of wildlife and the community. A great w...

  • County Blood Drive celebrates 40 years of saving lives

    Cassie N. Saunders, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    On Tuesday, April 2, the county kicked off its 40th annual blood drive, an event that has grown to become one of the largest donor events of its kind in the region. In partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, the county this year has added two more sites, bringing the total to 24 locations where people can sign up to donate in April. Last year, county employees donated 435 pints of blood, enough to save more than a thousand lives. This year’s goal is 501 pints of blood. Each one-pint bag has the potential to help up to thre...

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