Stirring the senses in Juneau, Alaska

Stirring the senses in Juneau, Alaska

When I watched my 93-year-old mother cradle a slick chunk of 200-year-old glacial ice in her hands – I could not fathom how she could be holding a piece of ice that had her age beat by over 100 years. In Juneau, Alaska I had many similar moments of awe after experiencing the alluring blend […]

Vibrant, historic and fragrant Tallinn

Vibrant, historic and fragrant Tallinn

    Tallinn, Estonia is a cauldron of scents and sounds and colors. Peeling away the layers is like peeling an onion, all the layers are pungent and demand their own attention. Tallinn is winding cobblestone streets lined by a massive stone city wall. Tallinn is buildings with an abundance of red tile roofs. Tallinn […]

Barlow climbs Mt. Everest

Barlow climbs Mt. Everest

NEPAL – Craig Barlow, son-in-law of Neil and Christel Lakata of Fallbrook, climbed Mt. Everest earlier this year. Barlow, who is 42 and lives in Brea, flew from Los Angeles to Kathmandu, where his group from I.M.G. (International Mountain Guides) and group leader Greg met on March 27. Together, they flew to Lukla and started trekking over […]

Locals take part in Comic-Con

Locals take part in Comic-Con

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook resident Eileen Delaney and her granddaughter, Maddie Reese, attended Comic-Con International. A yearly event, Comic-Con attracts more than 130,000 people from all over the world to San Diego. This year’s event was held July 20-24. According to Delaney, Reese was invited by 20th Century Fox/Dreamworks to report on its upcoming movies “Trolls”, […]

Avocado Festival packs them in again

Avocado Festival packs them in again

An estimated crowd of more than 100,000 attended the Avocado Festival on Sunday, April 17, in downtown Fallbrook and the avocado aficionados were treated to sunny skies, a wide array of belt-busting food, delicious drinks, friendly vendors hawking their wares, live entertainment, and good old family fun. “I felt like it was fantastic,” said Lila […]

Olivia Newton-John salvages postponed concert with Q&A session

Olivia Newton-John salvages postponed concert with Q&A session

Those who attended the scheduled Olivia Newton-John concert March 25 at Pala Casino only heard one full song and part of a second song from her, but Newton-John may have been the most disappointed person there. After Newton-John realized that her “croaky” voice would preclude her from giving the quality concert the fans deserved, she […]

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