Both lanes closed on S. Mission Rd. just north of Big Oak Ranch Rd.

Both lanes of traffic on South Mission Road are closed just north of Big Oak Ranch Rd. due to an accident involving a solo vehicle and a power pole. The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. A 3:16 p.m. update on the CHP incident report stated that San Diego Gas and Electric advised that it […]

Patrol following compliance checks nets arrest

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Fallbrook Substation conducted compliance checks on four Fallbrook residents Oct. 24. All of the compliance checks were done on known offenders and AB-109 (Assembly Bill 109) early release probationers. Those targeted were identified through crime and intelligence analysis as individuals most likely to re-offend. The checks on the four probationers determined […]

NCFPD restructures reserve program to create apprenticeships

The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) has restructured its reserve firefighter program by reclassifying the reserves as limited-term apprentices. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote September 27 approved the change from the Reserve Program to the Limited Term Apprentice Firefighter Program while also approving policies for the new program. “That’s essentially a restructuring of our […]

NCFPD accepts SAFER award for volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention

The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) will receive a grant to help recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote Sept. 27 accepted a Staffing for Adequate Firefighting and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant which will provide the district with $945,149 over a four-year period and created the administrative captain job description associated […]

Fallbrook wins September Senior Challenge

VISTA – After losing the first eight matches of 2016, the Fallbrook team won the Sept. 22 match with 83 wins to Oceanside team’s 78 wins. Kathryn Justin on the Fallbrook team took first place with 6 wins and a skunk. The next four players each had five wins with one skunk. The standings are […]

Sheriff’s Department shuts down Fallbrook marijuana dispensary

Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant and subsequently shut down the Golden State CBD Marijuana Dispensary in Fallbrook on Oct. 13 for being in violation of San Diego County dispensary rules. According to Sgt. Patrick Yates of the Sheriff’s Fallbrook substation, the action was carried out by Fallbrook Crime […]

Elizabeth Hospice seeks hospice volunteers throughout San Diego County

ESCONDIDO – The Elizabeth Hospice will host its next volunteer training on Nov. 8 and 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public and participants must attend both days. Residents can support the hospice’s nonprofit mission in […]

A word from the local candidates as Election Day nears

On Election Day, November 8, area voters will determine the following: Which candidates will take possession of the contested open seats (Division 1 and Division 4) on the Fallbrook Public Utilities District board Which candidates will seize the contested open seats (Division 2 and Division 5) on the Rainbow Municipal Water District board Which candidates […]

Scarecrow Days features new designs

Scarecrow Days features new designs

If they take a look around, visitors who come to Fallbrook this month will be welcomed by a waving Tin Man and greeted by Abe Lincoln. They may spot Detective Hass or a dancing chicken on Main Avenue. The Encore Club lady and Lacey (made by the Fallbrook Garden Club) dress up downtown while Homer […]

NCFPD approves joint powers agreement with FHD

On June 28 the North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) board gave its approval to the district pursuing a joint powers agreement with the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD). On Sept. 27 the NCFPD board voted 5-0 to approve such an agreement with specific language. “This finalizes the agreement,” said NCFPD fire chief Steve Abbott. The FHD board […]

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