Firefighters raise funds with Turkey Bowl

FALLBROOK – On Nov. 20, members of the Fallbrook Firefighters Association played the North County All Stars, a San Diego women’s tackle football team, in a friendly game of flag football to raise money for the families of two slain police officers in Palm Springs. “Turkey Bowl 2016 was a success!” said Joshua Kortekaas, a Fallbrook […]

BetterWorld Trust announces grants to Fallbrook nonprofit organizations

TEMECULA – Paul Goldring Garrett and Diane Garrett, founder and vice-chair of BetterWorld Trust, recently announced the awarding of grants to several Fallbrook nonprofit organizations. BetterWorld Trust believes in the importance of strengthening local community nonprofits. It is their belief that a vibrant community is one with strong nonprofits doing great work to address the […]

Supervisors approve next RCS phase, look for locations

Two 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes Nov. 15 took steps towards upgrading the county’s Regional Communications System (RCS). One action exercised a contract option for facility improvements at the Harmony Hill site in southeast Escondido. The other action approved in principle, thus authorizing negotiations which would be ratified by subsequent Board of Supervisors […]

Pala Fire Department to conduct controlled burn Monday morning

Monday morning, Dec. 5, the Pala Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn near the sewage treatment plant and shooting range on Henderson Road.  Expect to see smoke and flames. The department said in a statement that the controlled burn “won’t be anything to worry about” but advised that people with questions can call the fire […]

Spots still available in free workshop for growers

RAINBOW – Anyone who grows their own food, or any other kind of crop, is welcome to attend the Southern California Farmers, Ranchers & Grape Growers Free Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. They will learn how the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies can help them. The […]

NCFPD and Foundation for Senior Care attend national training conference

FALLBROOK – The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) and Foundation for Senior Care were awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 NFPA Remembering When™ Conference. The team participated in training to deliver the educational fire and falls prevention program sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The conference, Remembering When™: A Fire and […]

Free hearing screening and consultation offered Dec. 8

NORTH COUNTY – Do you often need to ask others to repeat themselves? Is anyone around you suggesting that you may have a hearing problem? Professional Hearing Associates is presenting a free one-day event Dec. 8, which includes a hearing screening and a complimentary Lyric consultation. Anyone who is a candidate for Lyric, an invisible […]

Costumed capers found at Encore Club Gathering

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Encore Club is a social club and members always manage to find ways to have fun. Its Halloween costume party was no exception. The potluck party was hosted in the home of members, with many joining in the fun. Various creative costumes were enjoyed by everyone, adding to the evening and party […]

Rotary Club of Fallbrook honors public safety heroes

Rotary Club of Fallbrook honors public safety heroes

FALLBROOK – Each year, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook recognizes personnel from the California Highway Patrol, the North County Fire Protection District, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at the Public Safety Recognition Awards Ceremony. The award winners for 2016 were selected by their respective agency for being an exemplary employee; for upholding the […]

A recall has been issued for some vehicle airbags

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other agencies in spreading the word about a nationwide recall to replace at-risk airbags in certain vehicles. The recall involves vehicles, particularly Hondas and Acuras, that are equipped with Takata […]

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