Issuu on Google+

Tot’s mom discusses congenital heart defects, A-12 Warrior corrals RBV Longhorns, 50-44, B-5 A sampling of Fallbrook’s tasty tacos, A-8 Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall a l s o se rv i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f D e L u z , R a i n b ow , C a m p P e ndl e t o n , Pa l a , a nd Pau m a February 13, 2014 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Volume 18, Issue 7 Village News has a new format Shane Gibson photo New look, same awardwinning local coverage A golfer tees off at San Luis Rey Golf Course on Feb. 7. A complete shutdown of the golf course is currently pending approval in order to make the property wetlands mitigation for the final phase of the State Route 76 widening/improvement project. Public input on the matter is being sought until March 9 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. FATE of San Luis Rey Downs to be determined Discussion about turning golf course into riparian habitat to be discussed at public meeting Feb. 24 Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The fate of the San Luis Rey Downs golf course, which has been the subject of rumors that it will be sold to a mitigation bank management company and turned into riparian habitat, is uncertain. What is known is that a public meeting will be held February 24 at the San Luis Rey Downs clubhouse. What is also known is that the public comment period for the proposed Moosa Creek mitigation bank has been extended to March 9. The comment period was to have closed February 13, but the Army Corps of Engineers Greg Suderer. determined that insufficient notice Conservation Land Group, Inc., to neighboring properties had been (CLG) has filed an application provided and the proposal was re- with the Army Corps of Engineers released for public comment on for the Moosa Creek mitigation February 7. bank. The mitigation “At this point it’s bank proposal for “As of right approximately 185 very preliminary,” said Army Corps now, there are a c r e s , i n c l u d i n g of Engineers senior approximately 38 no plans in project manager acres of wetlands Shanti Santulli. and 5.75 acres of concrete” “We don’t know non-wetland waters, - Colt Vessels would rehabilitate what the outcome is. No decision’s been and re-establish made at this time. We just want r i v e r l i n e a n d d e p r e s s i o n a l to make sure that we have all the wetlands and restore wetland and pertinent information,” said Army non-wetland riparian habitat. Corps of Engineers spokesman “It is the restoration of flood plain, riparian, and wetland habitat along Moosa Creek and the San Luis Rey River,” said WRA, Inc., biologist Amanda McCarthy. WRA, Inc., is working with CLG on specific restoration and mitigation plans. Approval of the land as a mitigation bank would allow developers of property elsewhere to purchase mitigation credits from the mitigation bank which could be used to fulfill offsite mitigation requirements for those projects. The decision whether to authorize the land as a mitigation bank will be based on an see FATE page B-15 Homicide under investigation in Fallbrook A man was found dead inside a Fallbrook home Tuesday morning, Feb. 11 and authorities have launched an homicide investigation as a result. At approximately 8 a.m. that morning neighbors heard multiple gunshots ring out in the 500 block of Braemar Terrace inside the Peppertree Park housing development, located off South Mission Road, near Fallbrook High School. “We received lots of phone calls from neighbors and our deputies responded right away,” said Jan Caldwell, public information officer for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. Area residents also saw the ASTREA helicopter arrive to the area and circle for over an hour above the crime scene. “Our deputies were able to see a male inside the home,” said Caldwell. “They made entry, with the intentions of it being a recovery (injury), but once they were inside they realized the victim had already passed away from his injuries.” A heavily armed Sheriff’s deputy walks down Braemar Terrace, the Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Bruce Jenkins photo Students of the Month McCaw, Espinosa, Montiano and Regotti honored Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Natalie McCaw of Oasis High School and Johnathan Espinosa, Lucia Montiano, and Emily Regotti of Fallbrook Union High School were honored as Fallbrook Community Students of the Month at a celebratory breakfast held Feb. 6 at the Fallbrook Community Center. see STUDENTS page B-3 Jacobs gives State of the County address North County Fire (NCF) responded to a home fire the evening of Sunday, Feb. 9 in the 4500 block of Palomar Drive (near La Canada and South Mission Road). According to NCF public information officer John Buchanan, the blaze broke out at approximately 7:30 p.m. and completely destroyed a 3,000 square foot split-level home, which was valued at $750,000. “All four people inside the home got our safely with no injuries,” said Buchanan, who also stated In her State of the County address Jan. 29 at the County Operations Center, San Diego County Board of Supervisors chair Dianne Jacob emphasized public safety, capital projects, parks, business, and public health. “The state of your county see JACOBS page B-13 thisweek Home destroyed by fire on Palomar Drive Fire completely destroyed this split-level home in the 4500 block of Palomar Drive on Feb. 9. The loss is estimated at $750,000. Education Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent see HOMICIDE page A-6 street where a homicide occurred Tuesday morning, Feb. 11. Loss of split-level home estimated at $750,000 see FORMAT page A-3 Emphasizes public safety & Health Village News photo Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor FALLBROOK - The Village News, founded in 1997, has a new format starting this week. The tall tab, which used to be 11 inches wide by 16 inches tall, is now 11 in. wide by 22 inches tall. “While I have always been a fan of the tall, tabloid size we’ve had since 1997, it just made sense to jump to broadsheet,” said publisher Julie Reeder. “In addition to immediate economic advantages, it allows us greater creativity with layout, the use of standard advertising sizes for the agencies we work with, and the that no firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Neighbor Jon Monday, whose property adjoins the one that caught fire, said, “A big – no huge – thank you to the fire department. The house was surrounded by trees and could have lit up the whole neighborhood. Also, thank God, the air was still – a big wind would have been a disaster.” The cause of the fire remained under investigation at the time of this printing. Oceanside Fire assisted North County Fire at the scene. Announcements ������������������������A-2 Business ����������������������������������� A-11 Classifieds �������������������������������� B-11 Coupons ����������������������������������� A-14 Dining �������������������������������������������A-8 Education �������������������������������������B-2 Entertainment �������������������������� B-14 Health & Fitness ��������������������� A-12 Home & Garden ��������������������� B-12 Legals ......................................... A-15 Obituaries ��������������������������������� A-12 Opinion ����������������������������������������A-5 Real Estate ����������������������������������B-6 Sports �������������������������������������������B-4 To comment on this story online, visit COMING APRIL 2014 Call today to have your business seen by every local homeowner! 760-723-7319 Or

Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News

More from this publisher