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  • 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...

  • A Beacon of Hope: The story of Hope House Fallbrook

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    In the "Friendly Village" of Fallbrook, a series of events unfolded, leading to the birth of a beacon of hope for many women in dire circumstances. It all began in November when Bonnie Vice reached out to the community in search of a dresser for a newcomer to their men's homeless ministry, the Jesus House. What came next was nothing short of a miracle, a testament to how a simple act of kindness can evolve into a monumental project aimed at serving the most vulnerable. Barry W...

  • Chipping Day helps make Fallbrook fire safe

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council sponsored a "chipping day" Saturday, March 16, in the open area at the corner of Alturas Road and West Aviation Road from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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, more than 24 residents from the F...

  • Newcomers visit Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Exhibit

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Newcomers recently held an enjoyable Girls Just Want to Have Fun event led by member Eileen Weeks. The popular Girls Just Want to Have Fun events are a great way to make new friends while engaging in a variety of fun and creative activities which include get togethers at members' homes as well as attending local attractions and special events. The Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit tour took place Feb. 22 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Newcomers thoroughly e...

  • Plentiful St. Patrick's outings a treat for ears, tongue and feet

    Tim O'Leary, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    And so I was clad in green with plenty of places to be seen. It was a St. Patrick’s Week to behold. An Irish soul with four places to go. There was dance and song, corned beef galore, brews, stews and much, much more. A wee church tossed a big bash on a wing and a prayer, with hopes it will flourish beyond compare. The four events made me ponder what it means to be a son or daughter of the Emerald Isle. It is a land of rocky soil and rugged beauty. There is joy, laughter, l...

  • April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Submitted by Irene Miller Parkinson’s Awareness Month is observed in April. It is an opportunity to increase awareness about the disease and its symptoms, as well as to support those that are affected. Parkinson’s is a long-term disorder where the central nervous system degenerates and that affects the motor system. Motor symptoms like trembling, stiffness, and rigidity are usually associated with Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms typically occur slowly. One side is often affected first, but as Parkinson’s disease progres...

  • North County Philanthropy Council takes administrative helm of 'San Diego Gives' initiative

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – North County Philanthropy Council, the regional association that convenes nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers and corporate philanthropists in San Diego County, announces the addition of the San Diego Gives project to its administrative purview. The yearly San Diego Gives initiative includes an online Day of Giving followed by a Day of Service throughout the region. This year’s events will take place Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6. Launched in 2021 by a small, dedicated group of vol...

  • Silvergate hosts unforgettable St. Patrick's Day celebration for local seniors

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Silvergate Fallbrook hosted a festive St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 15 to welcome local seniors into the retirement community for an exciting afternoon of fun festivities focused on Irish traditions and Gaelic lore. The event, which showcased live music and entertainment, also featured sumptuous traditional Irish foods and an abundance of fun activities that gave attendees an opportunity to immerse themselves with new friends in the cheerful spirit of t...

  • Regency has become my home

    Jeff Paley, Special to the Village News|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    My wife and I, both in our eighties, had been living very active lives in Santa Barbara, California for 50 years. We began having health issues about seven years ago. I had neuropathy and she contracted Parkinson's Disease, which progressed rapidly. After being her primary caregiver for a few years, we came to the realization that I was unable to provide the increasing amount of care that she required. We decided to weigh our options to find a solution that would work for both...

  • GI Film Festival San Diego announces 2024 selections

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    SAN DIEGO –The GI Film Festival San Diego, the largest military film festival in the U.S., has selected the 21 films that will screen at the Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park from May 6-11. After reviewing about 100 submissions, festival organizers, with the assistance of a community advisory committee, selected this year’s film lineup which includes full-length documentaries, student films, comedies, and more that are for, by, and about the military. A complete list of...

  • Fallbrook A Leer names student winners

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook A Leer is celebrating its 20th annual day of literacy and service on Saturday, March 23 at Maie Ellis Elementary School,400 West Elder St. Check in begins at 9:15 a.m. and activities go until 2 p.m. This event is in honor of Cesar Chavez's life work and legacy to improve the lives of immigrant workers and families. A Leer announced the following local student poetry contest winners: Third Grade: Embry Burton – Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary Fourth Grade: S...

  • Community Champions: FUESD's volunteer heroes transform education

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In the heart of Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, the spirit of community thrives through the invaluable contributions of volunteers. The commitment of individuals who selflessly dedicate their time to support students and educators has become a cornerstone of our educational ecosystem, fostering an environment where every child can flourish. Volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of students, providing additional resources, mentorship, and a n...

  • North Coast Church volunteers unite for a day of service at The Agrarian Institute, Bonsall Berry Farm

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    BONSALL – In a collaboration unfolding with 100 volunteers from North Coast Church, The Agrarian Institute and Bonsall Berry Farm worked together for a day of service and community building, Saturday, Feb. 24. The event marked a step forward in the shared mission of fostering sustainability, education and compassion within the North County community. The Agrarian Institute and Bonsall Berry Farm are two organizations with one shared hillside farm vision – to love their nei...

  • Board seeks ways to expand opportunities for local wineries

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Shauni Lyles County of San Diego Communications Office The county is moving forward with a plan to allow wine operations in the unincorporated area opportunities to expand. There are currently four types of wineries allowed in agricultural zones governed by the county’s Tiered Winery Ordinance. The streamlined plan considers the wine industry market, zoning and geographic characteristics to find the right lands for wineries. The board chose from three options on how to move forward. The chosen option offers the fastest way t...

  • SDGE presents 2.0 battery energy storage facility system to FCPG

    Julie Reeder and Joe Naiman, Village News|Updated Mar 4, 2024

    San Diego Gas & Electric is building a 30MW expansion onto the existing 40MW battery energy storage system (BESS) facility in the 1300 block of East Mission Road. This expansion makes this BESS facility SDG&E's second largest in the county. The largest, Westside Canal, is in Imperial Valley surrounded by desert with no residential or agriculture around it. The project does not have the support of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group. Because the discretion to approve or...

  • Potter Jr. High holds College and Career Day

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Potter Junior High School held College and Career Day, Wednesday, Jan. 30, bringing together a diverse array of professionals including business owners, local law enforcement representatives, U.S. Armed Services personnel and esteemed community leaders to enlighten and inspire students about the myriad opportunities available for advanced learning and careers. Throughout the day, students engaged in interactive sessions, workshops and discussions, gaining i...

  • Fallbrook Newcomers hosts a walkabout hiking event

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Newcomers, the community organization dedicated to welcoming and promoting friendship among Fallbrook residents, recently held a fun and invigorating Walkabout event led by Newcomer member Marcia Stuart. The popular monthly Walkabout activity is a great way to get some exercise and make new friends while exploring beautiful scenery at various local hiking trails and nature preserves. The Walkabout took place Feb. 13 at Lake Calavera Preserve bordering O...

  • Review of all things Real Estate: Empower change by taking action

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    When speaking with out-of-town real estate clients there are often questions about what is there to do in Fallbrook, how can they get involved? Fallbrook has over 150 nonprofit organizations, but if none of those represent their interests then a suggestion is that they might create their own movement and the below article suggests ways to make that happen. Enjoy and thank you Janet. Empower change by taking action in your community for the causes you believe in By Janet...

  • Police helicopter currently search for female suspect

    Sheriff's ASTREA helicopter was heard today, February 13th, announcing the search for a possible 19 year old Hispanic, female suspect last seen running from the 500 block of Alturas Road in Fallbrook wearing a black hoodie with pink writing and displaying a weapon in a threatening manner. If anyone has anyone information they are asked to call 911 immediately...

  • CWA contacts with Katz & Associates for capital improvements outreach

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Even though the Fallbrook Public Utility District has detached from the San Diego County Water Authority and the Rainbow Municipal Water District is in the process of detaching from the SDCWA, CWA infrastructure remains in the FPUD and Rainbow service area and the CWA will have capital improvements projects which will impact local residents and businesses. The Tuesday, Jan. 23, CWA board meeting included approval of a professional services contract with Katz & Associates Inc. for as-needed outreach support services. Katz &...

  • Sourcebook Photo Contest deadline extended to April 15

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – As the next Fallbrook Greater Area Sourcebook will not be published until July, the deadline for the photo contest has been extended to April 15. Local residents can capture the beauty of Fallbrook and surrounding areas – from landscapes to popular events and submit the photos to [email protected]. Winning photos will be featured in the 2024 Sourcebook with first prize receiving $100, second prize, $50 and featured photos getting a gift certificate to a l...

  • Fallbrook singer-songwriter featured in Bluegrass Today

    Village News staff|Updated Feb 7, 2024

    Fallbrook singer-songwriter B.K. "Nick" Nicholson was recently featured in Bluegrass Today magazine and Bluegrasstoday.com. Nicholson is not your typical musician. You may find him in front of the local grocery store sharing his musical ability, in church doing worship, or with band members providing entertainment at a festival or event. He is a multi-instrumentalist who not only performs in two Southern California bands, High Mountain Road and his own band, Desperado...

  • Encore kicks off 2024

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Encore Social Club started the new year with their monthly coffee meeting, and hosted guest speaker Frank Brock from the Fallbrook Substation Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP). SVP is designed to draw upon the experience of citizens aged 50 and over in the community, providing a valuable resource to the Sheriff's Department. SVP's perform a multitude of functions for the department including crime prevention, citizen assistance, vacation home checks, and phone calls a...

  • Preparing for Wildfires

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    I recently joined several legislators to tour the site of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire disaster in 100 years, which struck much of Butte County in 2018. The fire resulted in 85 deaths, covered almost 240 square miles, and almost totally destroyed the towns of Paradise, Concow and other communities. Sadly, this tragic death toll was surpassed in 2023 by fires that engulfed Maui, with almost 100 dead and many still missing. Our region is no stranger to wildfires. Most...

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