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  • Fallbrook Chamber honors members for their service

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Being an unincorporated community can sometimes present challenges, but it can certainly open an abundance of opportunities for businesses. The Fallbrook Chamber currently has 560 members, which ranks it #8 in San Diego County out of nearly 30 Chambers of Commerce. Chamber CEO Lila Hargrove said, "While we are very proud of this, we are also thrilled that there is certainly plenty of room for businesses to start up, develop and flourish right here in our small t...

  • Everyone invited to 10th anniversary party

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Active Nutrition is turning 10, and is throwing the party of the decade, inviting the public to groove at the ultimate celebration, Saturday, June 15, from 5-9 p.m. at 122 West Ash, commemorating a decade of wellness and vitality services for Fallbrook. Guests can dance the night away with a live band, DJ, and classical singers, ensuring an electrifying atmosphere that will keep them moving all night long. There will be delicious food and drinks and a chance to win exciting raffle prizes throughout t...

  • Garden club meeting to include awards and installation of officers

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Garden Club will hold its last general meeting of the 2023-2024 year on Tuesday, June 25. Club awards and honors will be presented by FGC President Kathi Thomas. Sharon Tooley, Director of Palomar District Gardn Clubs, will install the elected officers for the 2024-2025 season. General meetings are held at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, with social time at 12:45 p.m., business at 1:00, and the program at 2:00. Guests are welcome and should stop by the Membership Table for a guest name t...

  • Prayer for Peace Concert to be held June 22

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    TEMECULA – Southern CA Damekor will present “Fredskonsert” (the Second ‘almost” Annual Peace Concert) on Saturday, June 22. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Temecula Music Teacher Studio, 27649 Commerce Center Dr., Temecula. Two years ago, moved by the tragedy of war in Ukraine, the Damekor wanted to respond in the way they knew best, through song. The concert raised more than $2000 for relief for children in Ukraine. Now, two years later, with war continuing in Ukraine and now also in the Middle East, it appears that pray...

  • East building renovations at Silvergate Fallbrook elevate community spaces

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – For the seniors who call Silvergate Fallbrook's retirement community home, major changes are in store this summer as the community prepares to renovate its East Building common area spaces from floor to ceiling. The ambitious remodel will bring about an array of exciting new amenities and upgrades that will further enhance the day-to-day living experience for residents. The centerpiece of the renovation efforts will be the new entrance improvements, featuring a w...

  • Asphalt & Concrete Enterprises receives FPUD as-needed annual paving contract

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Two 5-0 Fallbrook Public Utility District board votes May 29 awarded paving contracts. One action approved an annual contract for as-needed paving work with Asphalt & Concrete Enterprises; the Santee company will receive up to $300,000 for each year of the contract which is initially for two years and may include up to two one-year extensions. The other contract was awarded to Peters Paving and Grading, which is based in Rainbow, and will pay the company $74,675 to repave 25 sites which currently have temporary paving. When...

  • FPUD approves $57,000 to repave Elder Street private road area

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    If the Fallbrook Public Utility District installs or replaces pipeline segments the pavement is removed. After the work is completed, the road is paved with temporary cold mix asphalt. The roadway will eventually need a longer-term resurfacing to meet San Diego County standards and to ensure that the road’s integrity is not compromised. The FPUD replacement of the water main pipeline along Elder Street created a question of how much of the private road segment between Shady Glen Drive and Debra Ann Drive should be replaced a...

  • FWC fundraising show features local talent

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

  • Ramon "Ray" Avila

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Ramon "Ray" Avila, also known as "Bones," age 75, was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a Vietnam veteran. A life well-lived, he passed away peacefully, leaving behind a legacy filled with love, commitment, and exploration. Ray graduated from Fallbrook High, class of 1966, then served his country with honor as a fuel truck driver during the Vietnam War. His next chapter led him to Maui, and two college degrees before returning to Fallbrook to build custom...

  • Frances Ann Duesenberg Hubert

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Frances Ann Duesenberg Hubert, 90 years old, of Fallbrook, California died at Temecula Valley Hospital on May 3, 2024. She was born in Indiana on March 6, 1934, to John W. Duesenberg and Louise Springer Duesenberg. Frances was a Marine veteran, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from UCSD. She worked as a realtor for over 30 years. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John Hubert; her father, her mother, her brother Robert Lee Duesenberg, and nephew Mike Duesenberg. She is survived by n...

  • Darlyn Klinkert

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    At age 99, Darlyn Klinkert went home to be with the Lord peacefully on May 6, 2024. She was born in Long Beach, California to Robert and Laura Forscutt and was a long-time resident of Fallbrook, California. Darlyn met the love of her life, Charles Klinkert, at a church in Long Beach, where Chuck and Darlyn enjoyed a long marriage of 72 years until the passing of Chuck in 2016. Darlyn loved to travel and had an adventurous spirit. While her husband was in the U.S. Air Force,...

  • San Diego Poet Laureate to be featured at June 14 Writers Read

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Jason Magabo Perez, San Diego's 2023-2024 Poet Laureate, will discuss his new poetry collection, "I ask about what falls away," at the June 14 Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. In his writing, Perez, a Filipino American, explores themes of the working class, family, colonialism, the Asian Pacific diaspora, and racial capitalism. His new collection is described by publisher Kaya Press, as, "At once playful and tenacious, I ask about what falls a...

  • Watercolor fine art painter Bates joins FAA

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Beginning this June and beyond, award-winning local artist Jim Bates will display his paintings in the Fallbrook Artists Association's The Gallery at 119 N. Main Ave. Visitors are welcome at the Gallery Open House Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet Bates and see his work. His paintings have been displayed at the San Diego Museum of Art Guild, the San Diego County Fair Fine Art Exhibitions, and at several annual art shows, including ArtWalk Liberty S...

  • Learn to fly radio controlled aircraft for free

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Palomar Radio Control Flyers are hosting free flight lessons on Mondays from 5 p.m. until sunset, weather permitting during daylight savings time, June 17 to Aug. 28. Anyone interested should register for lessons at www.palomarrcflyers.com. PRCF will provide the airplanes. So, if someone is not sure they want to get into the hobby, they don't have to spend money on an airplane now. PRCF members will train students using their own planes. PRCF is located close to the intersection of I-15 and Route 76 (Pala R...

  • Preschoolers are prepared for kindergarten

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

  • Palomar College names 2024 valedictorian

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – Fallbrook resident Sophia Segerstrom has been attending Palomar College since she was 14 years old, and now, five years later, she has graduated as the college's valedictorian. While attending high school at the Audeo II Charter School, Segerstrom began taking dual enrollment courses at Palomar College. She said taking courses that she enjoyed at Palomar College, particularly theater classes, enabled her to take a wider variety of classes than her high school o...

  • Van Eik and Patel receive P.E.O. Star Scholarship awards

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Alexa Van Eik and Misha Patel were selected to each receive a $2500 Star Scholarship award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Van Eik was recommended by chapter UH and Patel was recommended by chapter PF of Fallbrook. The P.E.O. Star Scholarship was established in 2009. It recognizes the accomplishments of graduating high school women planning to pursue a post-secondary education. The competitive Star Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, a...

  • Bender wins two Don Diego Scholarships totaling $2,000

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    DEL MAR – Dacey Bender, who graduates from Fallbrook Union High School with a 4.2 GPA while undertaking a challenging AP curriculum, has won two highly competitive college scholarships from the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation totaling $2,000. She will use the funds to major in Biology at UCSD on her way toward becoming an obstetrician gynecologist, "Through this career, I hope to show compassion to patients and be seen as a positive light to all I interact with." Bender is o...

  • BUSD approves long-range facilities master plan

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    The Bonsall Unified School District approved a long-range facilities master plan. The BUSD board voted 4-0 April 2, with Michael Gaddis absent, to approve the master plan. The plan identifies recommended improvements which would cost $126,664,762.50 in current dollars. “A long-range facilities plan is critical to great learning,” said BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger. “It’s critical for any organization not only to know where they are currently but also where they’re going.” The district commissioned Eric Hall & Asso...

  • How to prepare for a long-distance move

    Jane Kepley, Special to the Village News|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Moving to a new home is never really easy, but it can be particularly challenging when you’re doing a long-distance move. Over 8 million people moved out of state in 2022 alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – and that means you can do it, too. Are you considering moving to a new state (or even region) this year? Here are some ways to make the process easier. Declutter and donate unused belongings There’s no point in moving items you no longer use or need, so take this...

  • Property owners have until June 30 to pay past due property taxes

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister reminded the 41,245 property owners who did not pay all their 2023-2024 property taxes there is still one month left to avoid additional penalties if the bills are paid by June 30. “On July 1, unpaid bills will go into default and receive an additional $33 redemption fee plus penalties of 1.5% each month,” said McAllister. “That penalty adds up to a hefty 18% per year but is avoidable if payments are received by the June 30 deadline.” Taxpayers can quickly a...

  • New technology to improve emergency evacuations countywide

    Sir Milo Loftin, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    A new technology launched May 29 that will help streamline the evacuation process during emergencies throughout the region. Evacuation zones powered by Genasys EVAC technology will help emergency managers and dispatchers send out more precise location-based alerts during an emergency evacuation. The zones were developed by a coalition of local emergency managers, law enforcement and fire officials, and other safety experts. The team used geo boundaries, like lakes, freeways, mountains and neighborhoods, to create more...

  • Ramon "Ray" Avila

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Ramon "Ray" Avila, also known as "Bones," age 75, was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a Vietnam veteran. A life well-lived, he passed away peacefully, leaving behind a legacy filled with love, commitment, and exploration. Ray graduated from Fallbrook High, class of 1966, then served his country with honor as a fuel truck driver during the Vietnam War. His next chapter led him to Maui, and two college degrees before returning to Fallbrook to build custom...

  • Republican Women of CA – Fallbrook to hear from Turning Point USA representative

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Republican Women of CA – Fallbrook will hear from guest speaker Sean Fredrickson from Turning Point USA at the Friday, June 14, meeting. The community is welcome to attend the Flag Day meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Historic Mission Theater, 231 North Main Avenue, in Fallbrook. In addition, the group’s 2024 scholarship winner will read her winning essay, and the previous scholarship winner, Chiara Curnon, who just graduated from college, will talk about her college experience. Since Assemblymember Marie...

  • Fallbrook schools to provide free Summer Food Service Program

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District’s Child Nutrition Services announced its participation in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Under the SFSP, nutritious meals are provided free of charge to children 18 years and under. Meals must be eaten on campus, first come first serve. The locations include: • Boys & Girls Club, 445 E. Ivy Street, in Fallbrook; from June 3 to Aug. 2; breakfast at 7:30-8:30 a.m.; lunch at noon to 1 p.m.*** • La Paloma School Cafeteria, 300 Heald Lane, in Fallbro...

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