Brush fire breaks out in Rainbow

RAINBOW – Cal Fire crews held a brush fire that broke out in Fallbrook today to one quarter acre. The fire was reported at 1:50 p.m. off Rainbow Glen Road and Aspen Drive. Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said 10 engines responded to the scene. The fire was contained shortly after it began, Bortisser said. No structures were […]

Death penalty sought in McStay murder case; Fallbrook family of four was bludgeoned to death

Death penalty sought in McStay murder case; Fallbrook family of four was bludgeoned to death

On Monday, June 29, Mike Ramos, the San Bernardino County District Attorney, filed Superior Court paperwork that his office will seek the death penalty for Charles Ray “Chase” Merritt of Homeland, who is charged with murdering the four-member McStay family of Fallbrook. Joseph McStay, 40, was bludgeoned to death along with his wife, Summer, 43, […]

Plans continue for SLR River Park

Members and guests of the Bonsall Chamber of Commerce were informed at a June 23 community meeting that there is still a while to wait for the much-anticipated San Luis Rey River Park. Plans for this park were once introduced in mid-2003, and has been in development with Caltrans, County of San Diego Parks and […]

Chick Miller Mahr is 2015 Pioneer of Year

Chick Miller Mahr is 2015 Pioneer of Year

A well-known Fallbrook woman and a longstanding business were this year’s honorees at the Fallbrook Historical Society’s annual, old-fashioned community picnic held Sunday, June 28. Chick Miller Mahr, 94, a resident of Fallbrook since 1923, received the 2015 Pioneer of the Year award. Scrappy’s Tire & Auto Repair, Inc., represented by third-generation family operator, Steve […]

Godfreys to be honored by San Diego Botanic Garden

Godfreys to be honored by San Diego Botanic Garden

NORTH COUNTY – Fallbrook residents Tony and Sue Godfrey, known for their success in agricultural, will be honored by the San Diego Botanic Garden at its 16th annual Gala in the Garden on September 12. The theme will be “Deep Roots… Growth & Gardens.” The Godfreys, owners of Olive Hill Greenhouses, will be celebrated by hundreds of […]

Sailor who died aboard USS Essex identified

Sailor who died aboard USS Essex identified

SAN DIEGO – A sailor who died aboard the San Diego-based USS Essex was a 38-year-old senior chief petty officer, the Navy announced today, July 1. Jason May, of Chesterfield, Michigan, complained of chest pains and collapsed during routine operations Monday, according to the Navy. Medical personnel were unable to revive him. The amphibious assault ship left […]

Watering prohibited for 48 hours following rain

Watering prohibited for 48 hours following rain

According to both the San Diego County Water Authority and Fallbrook Public Utility District, a thunderstorm soaking many parts of San Diego County (including Fallbrook) this afternoon means residents and businesses must turn off their irrigation systems for at least 48 hours after the rain ends. By state law, it’s illegal to irrigate landscapes during measurable […]

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