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  • Fully engulfed vehicle fire disrupts I-15 N traffic

    Village News Staff - AC Investigations|Updated Jun 16, 2024

    A black Dodge Charger burst into flames Thursday afternoon on Interstate 15 Northbound, causing a significant traffic disruption near Fallbrook northbound near Mission Rd. The California Highway Patrol reported the vehicle fire at approximately 2:40 p.m. local time. According to witness accounts, flames were visible from the front of the vehicle as it sat in the center divider. Occupants managed to safely exit the vehicle before it became fully engulfed. Authorities quickly...

  • All lanes stopped for traffic collision at S. Mission Rd. and Winterhaven

    Village News and AC Investigations|Updated Jun 14, 2024

    2 vehicles are still waiting to get a tow after colliding today, June 14th, at S. Mission Rd. and Winterhaven. No medical attention was reported necessary. All lanes were stopped as of 2:05 p.m. Avoid the area, if possible....

  • Panhandlers asked to leave busy intersection

    Julie Reeder - AC Investigations|Updated Jun 14, 2024

    Fallbrook Sheriffs were called to the intersection of S. Mission and Ammunition Rd for begging at 4:13 pm today, Thursday, June 13, 2024. The people freely go in and out of the lanes to pick up money from people in their automobiles, which could be illegal. People were sighted giving them money. The signs seen today look identical to the typical ones this group uses. The signs today and previously show a photo of a sick and dying child and claim they are raising money. There i...

  • Two arrested after alleged Taco Bell robbery

    Village News Staff|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Last Wednesday, June 5, two people were arrested after an alleged attempted burglary of the Fallbrook Taco Bell in the 1100 block of South Mission Road. It was reported that there was female staff in the Taco Bell during the attempted robbery. Logan Linner, age 25, was arrested for Felony Conspiracy to Commit Crime and Felony Commercial Burglary. In addition, charges relating to DUI:Drugs, Possession of non-narcotic drugs, controlled substance, paraphernalia and possession of...

  • Garza-Gonzalez named Superintendent of the Year

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez, Superintendent of Fallbrook Union High School District was selected as Superintendent of the Year by the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators' San Diego Chapter. The honor was announced at the San Diego Chapter's Annual Administrator of the Year and Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 24. Eddie Jones, FUHSD Board President said, "The Board of Education was thrilled to learn that our superintendent has been...

  • More 'Wise Women' celebrate

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

  • 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...

  • Finishing strong

    Dr. Rick Koole, LifePointe Church|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    In 1965, the rock band “The Byrds” had a hit song called “Turn! Turn! Turn!” in which they sang the words King Solomon wrote 3,000 years earlier. The lyrics were taken directly from the Bible (as recorded in Ecclesiastes 3), and they say this about “time”: “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to...

  • World War II Donut Dollies to be celebrated with Author Talk at the library

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Friends of the Fallbrook Library announced its 2024 Author Talk will be held Sunday, July 14, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the library. Admission is free to the public. Luis Alberto Urrea is a best-selling author of 19 books. He will talk about his latest book, "Good Night, Irene." The book takes as inspiration his mother's own Red Cross service as one of the Donut Dollies. After the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, the Red Cross quickly mobilized to supply aid to w...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Jun 13, 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. June 3 100 blk W. Mission Rd. Follow up investigation - Battery: spouse/exspouse/date/etc. 1300 blk E. Mission Rd. Person down - Misc. incidents 5500 blk Mission Rd. Fraud - Elder abuse/neglect, personate to get money/property 400 blk Ammunition Rd. Arrest - Contempt of court: disobey court order June 4 900 blk Quail Hill Rd. 5150 - Mental...

  • Sigmon of Fallbrook attends national political advocacy event

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Marc Sigmon, agent and CEO of Marc Sigmon Insurance Agency LLC and the NAIFA-California, San Diego Affiliate Leader, joined around 500 other professional insurance and financial advisers, agents, brokers and employee benefits specialists from across California and the United States to attend the NAIFA Congressional Conference, an annual political advocacy event held by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Sigmon, a dedicated NAIFA member s...

  • County Supervisors approve appointment of new CAO

    Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 4 to appoint Ebony Shelton as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Shelton is the first Afro-Latina in county history to serve in the role. She will start her new position June 14. Shelton is a visionary leader who has dedicated her career to serving the community, most recently in a dual role as the county's chief financial officer and as a deputy chief administrative officer, overseeing the departments in the...

  • Worker of the Week brings Hawaii to Fallbrook

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

  • FPUD purchases pump skid to pump Red Mountain Reservoir water to De Luz

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

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District has plans for a new pump station which will allow water from Red Mountain Reservoir to be pumped to De Luz. An analysis of the least expensive way to provide water to De Luz until that pump station is operational indicated that the purchase of a pump skid to pump Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project supply from Red Mountain would be the most cost-efficient option, so the FPUD board approved a motion to acquire a pump skid Wednesday, May 29. The 5-0 vote authorizes the purchase...

  • Bonsall Rotary honors Perez as Student of the Month

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Rotary Club proudly announced Elizabeth "Thorn" Perez as the Student of the Month. Perez's remarkable journey from adversity to academic and personal success is an inspiring testament to resilience and determination. Perez is the first in her family to attend college, a milestone that marks a significant achievement given the challenges she has faced. Raised by a single father after her mother struggled with mental illness and homelessness, Perez's e...

  • FPUD approves 2024-25 budget

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

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District adopted FPUD’s Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 May 29 to adopt the 2024-25 budget. The budget projects $24,845,523 of operating expenses, $6,141,314 for debt service payment, and $11,726,000 of capital expenditures. The $30,986,987 total non-capital budget is 10.6% less than the $34,649,856 amount in the 2023-24 budget. On Jan. 1, FPUD detached from the San Diego County Water Authority and annexed to the Eastern Municipal Water District, and Eastern provides who...

  • Car show starts with salute to the flag

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

  • Cal Fire suspends burn permits in San Diego County

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    EL CAJON – After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Diego County. This suspension took effect 8 a.m. on June 1, and suspended all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. "Due to i...

  • Monserate DAR installs new board

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – During its May meeting at the Fallbrook Woman's Club clubhouse, the Monserate DAR chapter inducted its new board for 2024-2026. They also welcomed two new members, Rachael Varela and Elizabeth Taylor. The Monserate DAR chapter will resume its monthly meetings in October and continue to meet at the Fallbrook Woman's Club on the third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Anyone who would like to join them to see if they qualify for membership with a P...

  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War honor Dr. Freeman

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

  • FPUD amends Administrative Code to reflect transition from CWA to EMWD

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

    The reorganization in which the Fallbrook Public Utility District detached from the San Diego County Water Authority and annexed it to the Eastern Municipal Water District became effective Jan. 1. FPUD’s Administrative Code had sections reflecting FPUD’s affiliation with the SDCWA, so on May 29 the FPUD board amended those Administrative Code sentences to reflect the transition from the CWA to Eastern. The 4-0 vote, with Ken Endter absent, changes sections on procurement exemptions, annexations, and requests to defer fix...

  • Worker of the Week

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Lovell Richardson, right, works with his son, Kwame Richardson, as they get ready for the shift change at the Shell station located at 936 East Mission Road. Lovell is the night supervisor working full time and his son is the store clerk. Lovell joined the USMC Camp Pendleton right after the Beirut barracks bombing in August 1983. He served 14 years as a drill instructor, chemical technician, aviation ordnance tech and then separated from the USMC with an honorable discharge....

  • FHS's Palmer awarded the Patti-Elson Becknell Memorial Award for Excellence in Related Services

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Melissa Palmer, Adaptive Physical Education teacher at Fallbrook High School, was awarded the Patti-Elson Becknell Memorial Award for Excellence in Related Services by the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education and the Community Advisory Committee this past May 22. The Excellence in Special Education Awards recognize individuals who have made a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Awardees foster inclusion, both academic and social, so t...

  • County Assessor Marks honored for public service with Blu Lapis Media Southern California Leadership Award

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    SAN DIEGO, CA – Jordan Z. Marks, San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, was recently honored with a "Public Service Leadership Award" at the inaugural Blu Lapis Southern California Leadership Summit. The awards event, held May 20, recognized a number of Southern California leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and beyond. Marks was honored for his inspirational commitment and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of excellence, a state...

  • RMWD accepts infrastructure, approves Notice of Completion for Pala Mesa Highlands

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

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District has accepted the infrastructure built for the Pala Mesa Highlands development. The Rainbow board’s 5-0 vote May 28 accepted the Pala Mesa Highlands development as complete and approved filing the Notice of Completion. The board action also approved adding the $4,071,016 installation costs to the district’s total valuation and found that the acceptance of infrastructure already installed is not a project subject to California Environmental Quality Act review. “We’re glad the project’s finis...

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