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  • BREAKING NEWS: Update: Traffic on East Mission impacted by pipeline replacement extended through April 19

    Updated Apr 15, 2024

    Update: FPUD has announced that the traffic impacts schedule has been extended through Friday, April 19. FALLBROOK – Severe traffic impacts started Tuesday, April 9 and will continue through Monday, April 15, on Mission Road at Minnesota to Olive Road, near Fallbrook Cafe. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes, like Alvarado Street (via Stage Coach Lane), or Brandon Road and Main Avenue. Fallbrook Public Utility District is having contractors tying in water lines. This y...

  • Vehicle overturns stopping traffic on Green Canyon

    Village Editorial Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    NCFPD was on hand to assist a van overturned on Green Canyon, blocking both east and westbound lanes at about 11 am this morning, Tuesday, 4/16/24. The driver was able to self-extract with no injuries with the help of neighbors out of the back of his vehicle....

  • High-speed chase ends with death of driver

    Village News Editorial Staff|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    A high-speed chase originating early Tuesday morning in Riverside County culminated in a collision on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County. The incident commenced around 1 a.m. when a motorist reported being carjacked at gunpoint in Hemet, as per the California Highway Patrol. Subsequently, officers from the Murrieta Police Department spotted the stolen 2023 Toyota Camry, yet the driver declined to comply with commands to pull over and proceeded onto southbound I-15. According to CHP Officer Mike Lassig, the CHP...

  • UPDATE: Fallbrook father killed in suspected hit and run in Valley Center

    Villag News Staff|Updated Apr 15, 2024

    Manuel Leon, a 27-year-old construction worker from Fallbrook, husband, and father of three (wife is expecting in May), tragically lost his life in a hit-and-run incident while working as a traffic stop controller in Valley Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The incident, which occurred around 7 a.m. on Cool Valley Road east of Cole Grand Road, was described by a witness who shared that Manuel attempted to stop the vehicle...

  • UPDATE: Fallbrook man identified as carjacking suspect

    Village Editorial Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 15, 2024

    UPDATE: A Fallbrook man, Chase Trulove, 18, was one of the two men arrested for the Escondido carjacking that ended in Fallbrook on Saturday, sending one woman to the hospital. Trulove was arrested on charges including carjacking, conspiracy, hit and run, and evading police. He is being held in Vista Detention Facility on $75,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, April 17. https://youtube.com/shorts/M4ZjA8emHU4?feature=share Escondido carjacking ends in Fallb...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Apr 12, 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. April 2 900 blk E. Mission Rd. Found property 400 blk Summit Ave. Personate to get money/property [Over $400] 3600 blk La Canada Rd. Subject stop - Misdemeanor cite and release on active warrant 1600 blk S. Mission Rd. Domestic violence - Battery: spouse/exspouse/date/etc. 400 blk Alturas Rd. Take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle...

  • FUHSD names brightest stars as April Students of the Month

    Christine Eastman, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    North Coast Church hosted Fallbrook Unified High School District's Students of the Month celebration on Thursday, April 4, where some of the district's top students shined bright once again. Meet Madeline Hall/FUHS, Avery Lynas/FUHS Eric Macias/FUHS and Marissa Pearce/Oasis. Madeline Hall (Nominated by CWO3 Thomas Smith) With an outstanding 4.1 GPA, Hall is an interesting local student, being not only a crazy gifted student but a competitive barrel racer in our region. Her spi...

  • Ag students plant sale is this Saturday

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School Ag Department is holding its next plant sale, Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All of the indoor and outdoor plants that are available were grown by the students. Everyone is welcome to come support the students in the community’s FFA program. To be added to their email list for upcoming plant sales, contact Margaret Chapman at [email protected] or 760-723-6300 ext. 2509 or Crystal Jones at ext. 2506 Payment is by cash and check only at this time. Submitted by the FHS Ag Dep...

  • Partial solar eclipse seen across Southern California

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

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  • Rally for Children to host Arts in the Park April 28

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Rally for Children will hold the 29th annual “Arts in the Park” Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Live Oak Park. The free event will feature 34 booths sponsored by many local organizations and schools. There will be face painting, walking sticks, ceramic tile painting, yarn dolls, paper flower butterflies and crafts for children to make and take home. The park rangers will have raptors on exhibit; Wild Wonders will bring an array of animals, and the reptiles will once again be there. Stage performances w...

  • Community Realty opens its doors

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

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  • Fallbrook Chamber offers events in April

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has several upcoming events planned. They include: Monday, April 15 – Employment Law Workshop presented by Jorden, Buechner & Serranzana, 10 a.m. at the chamber office; free for members/$10 for non-members. RSVP to Jackie at the chamber. Tuesday, April 16 – Volunteer Fair at Fallbrook Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A great opportunity to sign up to volunteer with a nonprofit organization in the community. Sunday, April 21 – 37th Avocado Festival Wednesday, April 24 – Pr...

  • Cornell elected to Avocado Board of Directors

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    BLOOMINGTON – Temecula avocado farmer John Cornell was recently elected to the Index Fresh, Inc. Board of Directors. Cornell will be the sole representative from the Southern California growing districts at the 110-year-old company, formerly a cooperative. Over the last 20 years, according to the Index, “California’s share of the U.S. avocado market has fallen from 80% to less than 10%. The southern districts (Temecula, Fallbrook, and Escondido) have fallen from 65% of California’s avocado harvest to less than 30%. In rece...

  • The Scholarship Phenomena

    Jean Larsen, Legacy Endowment Community Foundation|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Each year, I have the honor and privilege of interviewing Fallbrook and Mission Vista high school seniors who apply for a college or trade school scholarship from one or more of our endowed scholarship funds. I am not alone, for there are about 15 other organizations in the region who offer scholarships and also interview applicants. Honestly, I think I’m speaking for everyone who has participated in these interviews, nothing compares to hearing first-hand about the lives and career plans of such amazing, bright, dedicated an...

  • Social Security to remove barriers to accessing SSI payments

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    WASHINGTON – The Social Security Administration published a final rule, “Omitting Food from In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Calculations,” March 27. The final rule announces the first of several updates to the agency’s Supplemental Security Income regulations that will help people receiving and applying for SSI. “A vital part of our mission is helping people access crucial benefits, including SSI,” said Martin O’Malley, Commissioner of Social Security. “Simplifying our policies is a common-sense solution that r...

  • Worker of the Week handles the counter at Mickey-D's

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

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  • Vallecitos school board approves design contract for new portable classroom building

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    The Vallecitos School District will be adding a new portable classroom building to Vallecitos Elementary School, and the Tuesday, March 12, Vallecitos board meeting approved a design contract for the new classroom. A 3-0 vote, with two vacant seats, approved a contract for architectural and engineering services with MGPA Architecture. The Carlsbad company will be paid $26,200 for the work. “We’re excited to see that one through,” Meliton Sanchez, superintendent of Vallecitos School District and the district’s chief busines...

  • Blanket Project helps the less fortunate

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Program parents at Solutions for Change were given hand-made blankets donated by the Fallbrook Blanket Project. Solutions for Change, a women's and family shelter in Vista, is a full service leadership development residential program with the mission to solve family homelessness. Over 60 blankets of all sizes and a dozen children's hats were donated to this shelter. For more information on the program, visit https://solutionsforchange.org/. The nonprofit F...

  • El Jardin building to be demolished

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The saga continues with the empty El Jardin restaurant property that has often been used as a homeless encampment. On multiple occasions the fire department, sheriff's department have dealt with the chaos happening there. Last Friday, March 29, Leo from Allstar Landscaping and Tree services and Junk Haul cleaned up the mess from the homeless camp that had taken residence inside the El Jardin building and outside on the patio. Found were kids toys, clothing, an old fireplace,...

  • 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...

  • Worker of the Week cooks and serves

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

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  • County Employees give $102K in grants

    Shauni Lyles, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The County Employees’ Charitable Organization distributed $101,507 in grants to 58 local nonprofit programs and the Employee Crisis Fund at its annual awards ceremony at the County Operations Center, Friday, March 29. Several local nonprofits, including health clinics, homeless service providers, after school programs and more, received grants. Among them was the Fallbrook Land Conservancy was given $1,037 to buy gardening tools (shovels, hoes) for its Environmental Education & Restoration Program. CECO has been the c...

  • Social Security and OIG hold annual National Slam the Scam Day

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    WASHINGTON – The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) partnered once again to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during their fifth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 7. “As public servants, we must use every tool at our disposal to raise awareness and protect the American people against Social Security imposter scams,” said Martin O’Malley, Commissioner of Social Security. “Scammers use fear and deception to scare people out of their critical benefits. We...

  • Sheriff Log

    Updated Apr 4, 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. March 26 1400 blk S. Mission Rd. Arrest - Felony bench warrant our agency 35600 blk Asturian Way Vandalism [$400 or less] March 27 2300 blk Via La Orilla Arrest - Obstruct/resist executive officer with minor injury, possess controlled substance, use/under influence of influence of controlled substance, manufacture/sale/possess etc. brass...

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