Former Marine Corps Reserve officer sentenced

SAN DIEGO – A former U.S. Marine Corps Reserve officer who participated in a conspiracy to defraud the Marine Corps out of more than $205,000 was sentenced today to three months in federal custody, followed by six months in a halfway house. Lt. Col. Michael K. Strom, 48, pleaded guilty last October to conspiring to commit […]

Physician convicted of sexual assault on patients

Physician convicted of sexual assault on patients

MURRIETA  – A doctor who sexually assaulted multiple female patients in Temecula was convicted today of 25 felony and misdemeanor charges, while jurors acquitted him of two counts of rape and deadlocked on several other allegations. A Murrieta jury weighed evidence from the trial of 45-year-old John Francis McGuire of Escondido for three days before announcing […]

Update on rainfall totals around San Diego County

Light rainfall is expected to linger in parts of San Diego County this morning as the second of two wet winter storms that drenched the region this week moves out of the area. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect for the San Diego River, which crested at 14.15 feet at 2:15 a.m. On Monday night, […]

Several roadways locally and around San Diego County remain closed today

Several roadways remain closed early today due to flooding or other weather-related hazards. The California Highway Patrol listed several road closures and traffic hazards locally, including Old Highway 395 at Dulin Road near Pala Mesa; Camino Del Rey at Golf Club Drive in Bonsall; the Fifth Street and Huffstatler Street dips in Rainbow; Woods Valley Road […]

Legionnaires put on Sweetheart Luncheon for seniors

Legionnaires put on Sweetheart Luncheon for seniors

Taylor Dominick Writer/Intern On Feb. 11, Bonsall High School hosted a Sweetheart Luncheon at the Fallbrook Senior Center. The event was Valentines themed, so student Legionnaires decorated the space in a way that Cupid himself would approve of. Oran Fine sang and played the guitar as the rest of the volunteers served food generously provided […]

Blanket Project count reaches 200

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Blanket Project is proud to announce that volunteers have created the 200th twin size blanket to be given to someone in a less fortunate situation. The  patches of these blankets are crocheted or knitted by many different folks aged 6 to 98 years old, both male and female. This set of […]

Newcomers club keeps a busy schedule

Newcomers club keeps a busy schedule

FALLBROOK – January and February were busy months for the Fallbrook Newcomers Club. They had a very informative presentation by guest speaker Jackie Toppin, membership services coordinator for the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, at the January meeting and had their largest New Member Tea ever at the end of the month. Toppin provided information about […]

Motorist dies in accident on Old Highway 395

FALLBROOK – A 79-year-old female motorist from Corona died Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 15) when she lost control of her 2005 GMC while traveling southbound on Old Highway 395 and skidded directly into the path of a 2010 Acura that was traveling northbound, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report. The accident occurred at Dulin […]

VFW to put on a Welcome Home Party for Vietnam vets

FALLBROOK – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 welcomes all Vietnam veterans, and those who wish to honor their service, to “The Welcome Home Party You Never Got.” “When our veterans returned from Vietnam, very few honored them,” said MGySgt (ret) Kenny Etherton, commander of VFW Post 1924. “On Saturday, May 20, everyone is invited […]

Rain wreaks havoc on local roadways

Rain wreaks havoc on local roadways

Locally 3 inches of rain has fallen and 1 to 1.5 inches of additional rain is expected. Rainfall rates of 0.25 to 0.50 inches per hour are expected. In additional 4 to 6 inches of rain has fallen across the higher elevations and this significant rainfall will continue to run downstream into the flooded or high […]

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