Spaghetti dinner helps preserve history A-3 Girls rugby wins 4th national title C-1 Growing and using herbs D-1 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 May 29, 2014 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 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Pau m a www.VillageNews.com Volume 18, Issue 22 Pretty in pink at the 49th Vintage Car Show Report on fire response next step for county Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The May 13-16 fires illustrated the strengths of some of the county’s fire protection programs while also exposing vulnerabilities, and an analysis of the fires and the county’s response will be forthcoming. “The after-action report, I think, is the most important thing,” said county supervisor Dianne Jacob. Jacob, who is this year’s San Diego County Board of Supervisors chair, made remarks about the fire, the county’s preparedness and response, and the need for an after-action report at the May 20 Board of Supervisors meeting. The comments were not associated with a voting item. see REPORT, page A-9 Shane Gibson photo Nine-year-old Abby Battenschlag, 9, stands next to a pink 1923 Ford T Bucket, owned by Kathy Hall, at the 49th annual Vintage Car Show, sponsored by the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club on Sun., May 25 at Potter Jr. High School. See more coverage of this event on page B-1. Remembering the fallen from the Civil War Three arrested in kidnapping of toddler Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor T h e F a l l b r o o k S h e r i f f ’s substation reported that three suspects were arrested May 20 following the kidnapping of a toddler in Fallbrook. The incident began about 4 p.m. that day in the 200 block of E. Dougherty Street in Fallbrook. According to Lt. Art Wager, a man who was later identified as Joseph Lawrence Smith, age 22, forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s residence on see KIDNAPPING, page A-9 Al Prosser photo Taking part in a Civil War historical remembrance event for Memorial Day on Saturday, May 24 at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Fallbrook are, from left, Jerry Sayre PDC, Brian Bingham, Cheryl Reynolds, Dave Allyn, Dean Poole CC, Brenda Boucher, Ernie Powell, Tom Helmantoler PCC, Peter Huelsenbeck, John May, Will Tisch PCC, and Eileen Tisch. Memorial Day a time to pay tribute Supervisors ratify proclamation of local emergency • End emergency status • Appropriate funds for response, recovery activity Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Under state law a county Board of Supervisors must ratify a Proclamation of Local Emergency within seven days after it is administratively issued. On May 20, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors not only ratified the May 14 Proclamation of Local see EMERGENCY, page A-9 thisweek Announcements ������������������������A-2 Business ��������������������������������������C-7 Classifieds �����������������������������������C-9 Dining �������������������������������������������B-4 Education �������������������������������������B-6 Entertainment �����������������������������C-5 Health & Fitness ������������������������B-2 Home & Garden ������������������������D-2 Legals �������������������������������������������C-8 Obituaries ������������������������������������C-6 Opinion ����������������������������������������A-5 Real Estate ����������������������������������D-2 Sports �������������������������������������������C-2 At a Memorial Day remembrance event Mon., May 26, sponsored by the VFW Post 1924, Linda Wright, left, and Christine Rinaldi photo Barbara Aska place flowers on the graves of Aska’s husband and son at the Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery. Some of the flowers they used were donated by the Fallbrook Garden Club and some came from Wright’s yard. See more coverage of this event on page A-6.