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  • BREAKING NEWS: Woman taken into custody after Assault with a Deadly Weapon call

    Julie Reeder - AC Investigations|Updated Jul 23, 2024

    A woman was detained and taken into custody at the Fallbrook substation this morning after a 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon call at 8:41 am in the 300 block of W. Clemmens in Fallbrook. Fallbrook Sheriff's responded as well as an ASTREA helicopter. The ASTREA announcement pertained to a 27-year-old Hispanic female with a red flannel jacket. The woman was found and expected to be charged, according to Fallbrook Sheriff Lt. McNeal. There were no injuries reported. "It was a...

  • Rainbow MWD adopts 2024-25 budget

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 18, 2024

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District adopted its 2024-25 budget. Rainbow’s board voted 5-0 June 25 to adopt the budget. The budget anticipates $54,278,800 of water and wastewater revenue and $57,163,770 of expenditures including $5,952,369 in capital projects, $4,803,090 of debt service, and $3,409,709 for the initial exit fee payment for the detachment of Rainbow from the San Diego County Water Authority. A 4-1 vote at the May 28 Rainbow board meeting, with Michael Mack opposed, recommended $931,000 of reductions in the p...

  • State Treasurer Ma visits Fallbrook

    Jeff Egkan, NCFPD Director, District 4|Updated Jul 18, 2024

    Our little "Friendly Village" recently had a visit from one of our state's most influential elected officials. On July 12, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma spent nearly the entire day in our community, meeting local elected officials from each of the community's special districts and school districts at a luncheon, touring an avocado packing facility, an avocado grove, two fire stations, and culminating in an evening wine tasting event hosted by the Fallbrook Democratic...

  • Quilting Community Gives Back: Fallbrook Quilt Guild Honors Veterans

    Erick Maganda, Village News Intern|Updated Jul 18, 2024

    On Thursday afternoon, the 11th of July, the Fallbrook Quilt Guild (FQG) hosted an event honoring veterans at the Fallbrook Community Health and Wellness Center. Through the help of donations, the FQG gifted beautifully designed quilts for the attending veterans. The veterans who were awarded are Bob Monarez, Cynthia Monarez, Justin Luczyk, Jerry Edwards, Randy Newcomg, Mike Burgener, Art Blodgett, Lloyd Prosser, Joe Anguiano, Larry Fox, George Brown, Dale Gilbert, Tom Frew, a...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Jul 18, 2024

    NOTE: While these reports have been taken straight from the Sheriff's Office, individuals are innocent until proven guilty. These addresses reveal the block number, not an exact location. July 7 200 blk S. Brandon Rd. Arrest - Subject stop - Driving without a valid drivers license 1100 blk S. Mission Rd. Arrest - Assault with deadly weapon: not a firearm 400 blk Ammunition Rd. Simple battery 5700 blk Camino Del Rey Arrest - Threaten crime with intent to terrorize July 8 1300 blk E. Mission Rd. Arrest - Contempt of court:...

  • AAUW hosts chamber SunUpper

    Updated Jul 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook AAUW hosted a SunUpper at the Fallbrook Chamber. Guests enjoyed a feast as they met various members who told them about the club's activities. New flyers had been created to explain everything about AAUW and a few visitors indicated interest in joining the group. Submitted by Fallbrook AAUW....

  • Worker of the Week runs the Yogurt Palace

    Updated Jul 17, 2024

  • Rainbow MWD board approves rate, capacity fee increases

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2024

    Two separate 5-0 Rainbow Municipal Water District board votes June 25 approved an increase for water and wastewater rates and an increase in capacity fees. Water rates will increase by approximately 4.5% while wastewater rates will be increased by 13%. The first capacity fee increase in seven years will be 26.4%. In November 1996, the state's voters passed Proposition 218, which requires a public vote on benefit assessments but exempts water and sewer rate increases if a cost of service study shows a relationship between the...

  • NCFPD revises grant agreement with health care district

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2024

    The grant agreement between the North County Fire Protection District and the Fallbrook Regional Health District has been revised. The health care district had been funding half of the cost of new and refurbished NCFPD ambulances including equipment. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote Tuesday, June 25, approved the new agreement in which the health care district will provide a flat grant award of $200,000 per fiscal year for the ambulance replacements. “That was good,” NCFPD fire chief Keith McReynolds said. Fallbrook Hospital clo...

  • Slab bridge replaces old culvert bridge

    Updated Jul 16, 2024

  • 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...

  • Sandia Creek Drive bridge construction to re-start in September

    Updated Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Sandia Creek Drive bridge replacement project two miles north of Fallbrook is anticipated to re-start construction in September 2024 with a new pivoted design arching over the river close to the existing structure. What started as a fish passage project for endangered steelhead trout in the Santa Margarita River, led by CalTrout and funded by state and federal agencies, is an important multi-benefit community project that enhances public safety by also eliminating the top flooding hotspot in the county. O...

  • Rotary's 4th features dog show and demos

    Updated Jul 11, 2024

  • NCFPD's Station 2 mom feeds the firefighters

    Jeff Egkan, Director NCFPD, D4|Updated Jul 11, 2024

    Imagine that, while prepping for and cooking dinner for the family, you are called out of the house for an uncertain amount of time. It could be 10 minutes; it could be two hours. You take all the washed and prepped ingredients, some already on the stove or grill, and you very quickly put them all back into the fridge. When you return, you bring out your unfinished meal and quickly finish the process so that you can all sit down to a meal together. Welcome to the world of...

  • Chihuahua brothers are available

    Updated Jul 11, 2024

  • Worker of the Week offers E-bikes to go

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

  • California Water Commission meeting to be live streamed

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – The California Water Commission meeting will explore the range of projects funded through the Department of Water Resources Grant Programs. The July agenda also includes a State Water Project briefing, an overview of flood advocacy in the Central Valley, and a Water Storage Investment Program update. The meeting in Sacramento is open to the public to attend in person or virtually and will also be live streamed online, Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. at California Natural Resources Building, First Floor A...

  • Social Security to simplify disability evaluation process

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    WASHINGTON – When people become disabled under the statutory definition the Social Security Administration must follow, the agency helps them meet their basic needs and sustain a higher quality of life. Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Under both programs, the agency follows a five-step process to determine if an adult has a qualifying disability. In response to President B...

  • Mid-year budget adjustments add $308,269.82 for Village View Park funding

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    The mid-year budget adjustments approved during the May 21 San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting included an additional $308,269.82 of funding for Village View Park. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote approved the additional funding for the Fallbrook park project to cover costs incurred during the winter storms. The change increases the total budgeted amount for Village View Park from $13,695,566 to $14,003,835. Mid-year budget adjustments reflect revenue received since the annual budget was adopted, quarterly fund b...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    NOTE: While these reports have been taken straight from the Sheriff's Office, individuals are innocent until proven guilty. These addresses reveal the block number, not an exact location. July 1 800 blk Olive Ave. Arrest - Cover - Code 3 - Possession of narcotic controlled substance and controlled substance, felon possessing/buying/using stun gun, threatening executive officer with violence 300 blk E. Mission Rd. Petty theft - From building July 2 Pala Rd. & Horse Creek Ranch Rd. (2) Arrests - (1) Driving while license...

  • Taylor honored with second and third place awards in SPJ journalism contest

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Nathalie Taylor, a Reeder Media associate for 21 years, took home second and third place awards at the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists Awards Banquet. The awards were especially significant because the writer only wrote four stories within the judging time frame. Taylor has won 109 professional journalism and writing awards since 2004. The event was held at Stone Brewing Bistro & Gardens in Point Loma on June 27. Taylor's second place award was in t...

  • Worker of the Week works on Camp Pendleton

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

  • DA warns of purse snatchers targeting elderly women at supermarkets

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – In the wake of a criminal case filed against three defendants, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is warning the public about criminals targeting elderly women at shopping centers throughout the county to steal their purses while they shop. Three defendants have been arrested and arraigned in a current case that involves 15 separate victims, most of whom are elderly Filipino/Asian women between the ages of 64 and 89. The incidents happened between January and April of this year in the cities of S...

  • Fallbrook Chamber announces July events

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is holding the following events in July. Wednesday, July 10 – Wine Trail begins; purchase a package at the chamber office, 111 S. Main Ave. Thursday, July 11 – SunUpper at the chamber hosted by AAUW Fallbrook, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 – SunDowner hosted by Ringers Cocktail Lounge, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 – Lunch Mob at noon at The Coal Bunker Wednesday, July 31 – Wine Down Wednesday at Monserate Vineyards & Winery, 4-7 p.m. Call the chamber for more details on any of these ev...

  • GCI Construction to replace Main Avenue sewer main

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    GCI Construction, Inc., was awarded the Fallbrook Public Utility District contract for the Main Avenue Sewer Main Replacement Project. FPUD’s board voted 4-0 June 24, with Dave Baxter out of town, to award a $391,000 contract to GCI Construction. The work will replace approximately 400 linear feet of eight-inch polyvinylchloride (PVC) pipe and four manholes on Main Avenue and Elder Street. Normally FPUD sewer main rehabilitation entails relining sewer mains in place, which is a more cost-effective way to upgrade old c...

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