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  • Slam dunkin' fun at the B&GC: Hoops, laughter, and dreams come true

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Boys & Girls Clubs of North County's Basketball season is underway! Children from the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, and De Luz excitedly play in four divisions for a six-week season. A single-elimination tournament is held at the end of the season and always brings out quite a crowd cheering on their favorite athletes. As a recreational league, coaches focus on teaching players skills, sportsmanship, and how to be a good teammate. Under the...

  • 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...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer (Mom gave the boys gingerbread cookie dough to make their own little gingerbread men. She took them out of the oven and set them on the counter)... Mom: "Oh no! I think these gingerbread men are getting jumpy as they cool down! Is anyone here a fast runner to catch them if they run out of the house?" Jameson (matter-of-factly): "That's why I made a lobster. They don't run." _______________ (While trick-or-treating)......

  • Molloy works on 'A Doll's House'

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    BOSTON – Emerson College student Ozzy Molloy, from Bonsall, participated in Emerson Stage's production of “A Doll's House” from Feb. 14-17 at the Semel Theater in Boston. Written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Frank McGuinness, and directed by Kate Cherry, the play follows Nora, a vibrant young housewife and her journey of self-discovery, marriage, and life. Emerson Stage and the Department of Performing Arts are where the next generation of actors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators, and educators...

  • Zoning Administrator authorizes Linda Vista Drive parcel split

    Joe Naiman, Village News Correspondent|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    San Diego County’s zoning administrator made findings which will allow for a 10.28‑acre parcel in the 3600 block of Linda Vista Drive to be subdivided into four lots. Dahvia Lynch, who is the director of the county’s Department of Planning and Development Services, has the actual authority to approve the parcel split along with a site plan, but the Thursday, Feb. 22, decision of Zoning Administrator Conor McGee found the project to be exempt from further environmental review. The California Environmental Quality Act...

  • County auction of 468 properties could bring in over $3,800,000 in tax revenue

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced bidder registration is now open for the 2024 online property tax auction. The auction site opened with a total of 468 properties for sale. “The properties for sale have been in tax default for five or more years. In accordance with the California Revenue & Taxation Code, it’s time to get the properties back on the tax roll generating revenue for public services,” said McAllister. “Our online system makes it simple to research and bid on a...

  • Artist Koutsenko to teach at Paint N' Sip

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman's Club will host renowned artist Igor Koutsenko at its upcoming Paint 'N Sip fundraiser, entitled "Discover the Artist in You." A resident of Menifee, Koutsenko originally emigrated from the Crimea before settling in Oklahoma City. Ultimately, he ended up in sunny California, where he creates beautiful art, which is not only collected by private individuals, it also hangs in the Riverside Art Museum. The Fallbrook Woman's Club is thrilled to...

  • Republican Women to hear from Supervisor Desmond

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Republican Women of CA – Fallbrook will hear from San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond as its guest speaker Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Historic Mission Theater. Also scheduled to speak is John Toma, who will discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local businesses. There will also be a special tribute to Rush Limbaugh. Men are welcome. Tickets are $10; RSVP at http://rwcfallbrook.org. Submitted by Republican Women of CA – Fallbrook....

  • Oak trees to be planted at the park

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Save Our Forest is holding a tree planting festival at Live Oak Park, Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. In the spirit of National Arbor Day, 12 oak trees will be planted. There will also be a few surprise guests. Volunteers are needed and they should wear a sunhat, sunscreen and gloves. Tools will be provided on site. For more information, contact Roger Boddaert, 760-728-4297 or [email protected]. Submitted by Save Our Forest....

  • Authors critique group seeks members

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fiction authors looking for a free critique group are welcome to join a group that meets in Fallbrook every other Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 760-723-0233. The next meeting is Feb. 28. No science fiction, horror, erotica or pornography is allowed....

  • FAS resale shop to hold Grand Opening

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary's Whiskers and Tails Resale Gift Shop is holding an official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Friday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 746 S. Main Ave., (next to Meineke). The nonprofit store will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food and drink, a silent auction, special treats, fun shopping and more. Guests' best dressed and well-behaved pets are welcome to Fallbrook's exciting newest shopping experience and...

  • FCAT presents an alternative to SDG&E

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Climate Action Team will present Mark Hughes speaking on behalf of Power San Diego in a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Hughes is a mechanical engineer who spent his career (1978 to present) working in the electric power generation industry. This includes working for Kansas City Power and Light (an investor-owned utility) and Southern Electric International, an independent power producer. The last phase of his career was spent at Solar...

  • BUSD offers free college during high school

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    BONSALL – In early 2021, Bonsall Unified School District began forging the path to make Bonsall High School an Early College high school. Partnering with Palomar College, Bonsall High School administration, led by counselor Eryn Barker, started exploring mutually beneficial ways to expand student opportunities at the relatively new Bonsall High School. An Early College program provides students with the opportunity to take college classes on a college campus while still in...

  • Fallbrook-based company addresses summer learning loss through innovative STEM programs

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In a bid to combat the persistent issue of Summer Learning Loss and inspire students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, Kid Laboratories, a new company based in Fallbrook, has emerged with a mission to unlock the fullest potential of tween students. At the helm of this groundbreaking initiative is Elena Czarnowski, a seasoned professional who transitioned from the technology sector to pursue her passion for science and...

  • Rotary Club of Fallbrook honors FUESD Students of the Month

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District is delighted to announce the commendation of two exceptional sixth-grade students, Camila Guzman and Grayson Legg, as Rotary Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Fallbrook. Recognizing the significance of acknowledging students who demonstrate exceptional academic prowess and exemplary leadership qualities, the Rotary Club in partnership with FUESD carefully selects two outstanding students from a local...

  • Which flooring material is best for you?

    Jane Kepley, Special to the Village News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Whether you’re buying an existing home, building a new one or just considering renovating your current place, understanding different floor types – and the unique pros and cons of each – is important. A home’s flooring will obviously impact its overall aesthetic, but its durability can influence your costs as well as how you’ll clean and maintain the home. Are you considering new flooring or a new home? Keep these floor material pros and cons in mind as you do....

  • Mary Elaine (Brooks) Dake

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Mary Elaine (Brooks) Dake, 88, died comfortably in her home on Dec. 30, 2023, after battling cancer. Elaine (as she was known) was born in the Oklahoma Panhandle at Beaver, Oklahoma on April 6, 1935, to Frank and Evelyn Brooks. She was the third of four children, James Franklin Brooks, who died in infancy, Donald Fayne Brooks, her brother and Shirley, her sister. Growing up in the Great Depression, her family endured much hardship and moved from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the...

  • 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...

  • San Diego homeowners urged to pay property taxes online

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is urging San Diego homeowners to pay this year’s property taxes online, as recent rains have flooded the County Administration Center and are impacting the department’s ability to process physical mail and checks. “Officials are calling this a ‘thousand-year storm’ for good reason – the rainfall has been tremendous and the impact real,” said San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister. “We urge taxpayers to go online now to...

  • Palomar College leaders advocate for students

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – Students throughout the nation seeking a path to a 4-year degree, or a new career in high demand industries, enroll in a nearby community college. There are over 900 community colleges in the United States serving over 10 million students. This equates to 35% of all undergraduate students nationwide. There are 116 community colleges in California educating over 2 million students. Research indicates that most community college students are the first in their...

  • Fallbrook Garden Club presents 'Organic Farming in S Morro Hills'

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The program at Fallbrook Garden Club's Tuesday, Feb. 27, general meeting features transforming a 50-year-old Avocado Grove into a Biodiverse Organic Fruit Farm. Rachel Jonte has been part of Mraz Family Farms, an Oceanside avocado, coffee and passionfruit farm, since its inception in 2015. Residing on the land as it has transformed over the past eight years and assisting her husband Justin Jonte who manages the farm, Rachel Jonte will share about the unique...

  • Bingo money supports 4-H, school and pet care

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    RAINBOW – Rainbow Valley Grange presented a check to the Fallbrook/Bonsall/Rainbow 4-H for their scholarships and programs. Jr. Grange member Ruby-Jean Varela gave a speech and asked for a donation at a meeting last year. A couple of months later, she accepted a $1000 check on behalf of the 4-H club. The funds for the donation are from the proceeds of the grange's monthly Bingo night (fourth Thursday of the month). County regulations require that all income from Bingo be...

  • FWC's semi-annual attic sale fundraiser is set for March 1-2

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club is holding its popular semi-annual attic/rummage sale Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques, jewelry, household items, clothes, toys, crafts, knick knacks, tools, small appliances, picture frames, dishes, pots & pans, garden art & plants and much more will be available for purchase. The event will be held in the FWC’s Clubhouse at 238 West Mission Road in Fallbrook. All proceeds go to local charities and Fallbrook High School scholarships. The Fallbrook...

  • Review of all things Real Estate

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Here’s a blinding flash of the obvious, Fallbrook and much of North County is rural country, and rural areas have different concerns than do coastal and other developed “lot and block” neighborhoods. In established neighborhoods, there isn’t much concern about encroachment since the structures and lot lines will have been approved by reviewing authority when the real estate development map was created and approved. Our local escrow company will have escrow...

  • Residents can tell the county about road problems, graffiti, etc.

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – The county introduced the free “Tell Us Now” app in 2017. It was designed to make it as easy as possible for county residents to report problems when they see them, whether it was bumping into a rut in the road, spotting a flooded culvert, noticing a building slimed with graffiti or a business spewing pollution. After downloading the “Tell Us Now” app, people can snap a quick picture, add some text on their phone and push “send” to immediately notify county departments. If the complaint isn’t...

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