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VOLUME 22 | 2023 EDITION Farm and Boutique Marriage pg 30 Restaurants | Trails, Parks & Preserves | Churches | Wineries Nonprofit Organizations & Service Clubs | Chamber Directories A Village News / Reeder Media Publication USPS Postal Customer Village News Celebrates 25 Years Honoring the shoulders on which we stand | pg 147 Golflabs Robot Revolutionizing The World of Golf | pg 60 Fallbrook’s Historic Fight for Water | pg 38
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Publisher Note

Julie Reeder

Village News is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. One way we are celebrating is by giving you this beautiful magazine with stories about interesting local people, businesses and nonprofits. You can read a story on the history of our local water, explore the history of the area in general and see over 100 photos showing the general beauty of our amazing communities.

Check out our nonprofit guide, church guide, chamber of commerce guides and dining guide. We have many new restaurants this year to give us great cultural variety. Thankfully, we still have many of our amazing and delicious restaurants who have passed the test of time because of great food, great management and community involvement. Our area boasts a variety of cultural cuisines including: American, Italian, Mexican, Peruvian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Greek.

The hiking guides, preserves and parks will give you somewhere to get away and enjoy exercise or maybe just to enjoy the scenery and find peace and tranquility.

Sourcebook online visibility will increase this year as we offer a link on our new VillageNews.com website, which we are expecting to be online shortly.

What else is in store for 2023?

The Village News will not only continue to provide award-winning news 24/7 online and weekly in the newspaper, but we are expanding our internship program that utilizes our 350 years of combined professional experience. Our staff has been awarded over 200 professional journalism awards and community awards. This year, as we celebrate 25 years, we are stepping up that program, through a local nonprofit, Mentoring Associates, to expand the opportunities.

Social media has put our culture and our children in a precarious situation. Our young people need technology to compete in the world, yet social media, if not time and content-controlled, can be addicting, spiking dopamine and enticing them to constantly be online, wasting valuable time and in some cases, making disastrous life-altering decisions.

To help students get “Beyond Tik Tok,” we are offering the opportunity to help students “Write their future” and recognize their natural strengths and abilities. We will help them gain identities and training as journalists, published authors, multimedia professionals, photojournalists, digital media specialists, graphic artists, web designers, etc. The opportunities and possibilities are endless.

We are literally investing in their future as well as our own. Our culture and country needs more trained journalists. We are encouraging them to do more for their community, their country and themselves. We want to give them hope and meaningful exposure to community leaders, sheriff and fire personnel and volunteers in the community who are accomplishing great things. We also provide them paid positions.

Our work is more important than ever. For the next 25 years we need to concentrate on our future generation of critical thinkers, writers, photographers and videographers who not only report honestly, but also can find the positivity and the beauty in our community and know how to communicate that in our multimedia world.

Thank you for supporting our local newspaper and media with your subscriptions and advertising.

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A.C. Roberts

Steven Schindler

Sandra Shrader

Nathalie Taylor

Seth Trench

Carmen Willard

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 28 Youngren Construction, Inc. 44 Billy Long Real Estate 63 Autoheim 146 Robert W. Jackson, Attorney GUIDES 70 Local Dining 98 Hiking Guide 126 Church Guide 138 Nonprofit Guide INDEX 170 Advertiser Index PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS 8, 20, 36, 37, 54, 69, 81, 87, 107, 118, 168, 169 Snapshots Photos from Our Readers 172 Sourcebook Photo Contest Winners 10 Local Flower Industry Blooming Amid Fallbrook’s Floral Splendor 14 Steven Schindler: ‘Lucky to Be Here’ 18 Fallbrook’s Music Man Keeps Rollin’ Along at 103 22 Good Dog! Service Canines Trains Good Teams 24 Rick and Lisa’s Magical Limoncello Adventure 30 Farm and Boutique Marriage 38 Winning the Historic Fight for Local Water 46 Reporter Finds Inspiration from Fallbrook’s Famed Medal of Honor Recipient 50 Koi Pond Creates Peace and Quiet 56 Positively Proved Wrong 60 Golflabs Robot Revolutionizing The World Of Golf 64 Fallbrook Local Creates A Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellant 66 Our World-Renown Semi-Precious Gemstone History 78 Restoring Cultura con Sabor 82 Pala Casino Spa Resort Cuisines 86 Simple Wine Pairing Pointers 88 Fallbrook Winery Powered by Women 92 Pala Takes on the Vine 102 Fallbrook’s Effort to be an Official International Dark Sky Community 106 Temecula Valley Hospital First Hospital in California to Achieve National Certification as a Gluten-Free Food Service Facility 108 When Experiencing a Heart Attack, 911 is a Life-Saving Call 113 6 Benefits of Insulin Resistance Diet 116 Drs. Miller Perform Music & Medicine for the Community 120 What’s Causing Your Cognitive Decline? 124 How To Plan For Post-Retirement Medical Expenses 128 FUESD Constructs Two New State-of-the-Art Schools for Camp Pendleton Students 130 Cupeños and We-nelch Indians of Pala 134 Nutrition Taught at The Sousa Family Learning Center 136 Fallbrook Blanket Project Makes People Happy 142 The History of the Bonsall Woman’s Club 147 Village News Celebrates 25 Years 153 Fallbrook Old Town Becomes Brandon Village 6 www.my-sourcebook.com Limoncello Rick and Lisa’s Magical Adventure | pg 24 Farm & Boutique Daily Blooms and the Daily Lavender Farm | pg 30 Golflab’s Robot Revolutionizing the World of Golf | pg 60 Restoring Cultura con Sabor | pg 78 Fallbrook Winery Powered by Women | pg 88 Good Dog! Service Canines Trains Good Teams | pg 22
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Local Flower Industry Blooming Amid Fallbrook’s Floral Splendor

There’s color, color everywhere amid Fallbrook’s floral splendor.

And the industry is blooming nicely, thanks to a growing interest in cut flowers, potted plants, trees, shrubs and everything else green and gorgeous, according to San Diego County data. That robust health comes despite a steady decline in agricultural acreage due to new development nibbling away at the remaining tracts of open, cultivated land.

It’s spring now and the freeway rights of way and many undeveloped hillsides are splashed with red, orange, yellow, gold, violet and blue blankets of wildflowers. Area

residents are turning their thoughts to yard and porch plantings. Sweethearts are still cooing over the colorful Valentine bouquets that decorate their windowsills, counter tops and coffee tables.

Holding onto their championship standing, bedding plants, color, perennials, cacti and succulents again topped the ag hit parade at nearly $489 million in 2021, the last year that the county’s annual crop report was released.

Ornamental trees and shrubs were second at just over $382 million. Indoor flowering and foliage plants, including poinsettia, rounded out the top three with a $356,408 million. The other cut flowers and bulbs category wedged

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Avocados continued to drop, a steady decline fueled by rapid residential growth, soaring water costs and the steady rise in fuel, fertilizer and labor expenses. The total acreage planted in avocados has fallen from 80,032 in 2001 to 14,458 in 2021, county reports state.

The year 2001 was listed as the highest ever dollar value, and the ninth successive year of agricultural industry growth, according to that year’s report. The 2001 crop report stated that the agricultural industry ranked fourth in the county. The 2021 report did not offer such an industry ranking.

The nursery and flower industry generated 66% of the county’s total agricultural value in 2001. The nursery and cut flowers category netted 75% of the total value reaped in 2021.

Avocados now total a mere 5% of the county’s total crop production.

The value of nursery and cut flower products rose by 3% from 2020 to 2021 despite the labor shortages, periodic restaurant and hotel closures and the lack of social interactions brought about by the COVID -19 pandemic, the report noted.

So let’s keep going and growing, folks. It’s a beautiful world out there, and San Diego County agricultural products were shipped to 47 countries in 2021. It’s our duty to make our homes glow and our globe green.

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Steven Schindler:

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When news broke recently that Jay Leno was seriously burned while working on his steam engine car, new Fallbrook resident, Steven Schindler recalled a day a few years ago, when he could have been witness to something very similar.

“I was leaving NBC Studios for the day and passed Jay’s usual parking spot. Only this time Jay appeared from under his ancient steam car,” Schindler remembered fondly. “Jay’s holding a blow

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torch and says, ‘Do me a favor. I have to light the furnace on the steam engine. Look underneath while I’m under there and tell me if anything catches fire.’

“Thankfully Leno didn’t catch on fire that day,” Schindler said laughing.

Schindler was a regular at NBC Burbank for nearly 30 years, and for 20 of those years, he was responsible for writing and producing the nightly promos for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” which aired on NBC during prime time and in the local news just before that night’s show aired.

“I watched the show tape every night and had about an hour and a half to pick the best moments, write a script, have an editor edit it, put on music and an announcer announce it,” Schindler said. “And of course, make it funny. It was a challenge to make air every night, but I never missed a deadline.”

In addition to those 30-second spots, Schindler was also a segment producer for Leno’s anniversary specials and his finale week.

“I may have been the only person at the network who watched every second of every show for 20 years,” he said. “So when it came time to put together the ‘best of Leno’ segments, they turned to me to put those together.”

But Leno was only one of the many celebrities Schindler was involved with in a TV career that has spanned over four decades. As a writer, producer and director of segments for news and television magazine programs, he has interviewed a veritable who’s who of entertainment and sports figures. He spent three days interviewing and following rock legends The Who for an exclusive TV special. Other music stars include Tony Bennett, Graham Nash, The Turtles and Arlo Guthrie. He even interviewed basketball megastar Michael Jordan before he was a global sensation.

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” cast and crew. Steven Schindler with Jay Leno. Schindler wrote and produced the nighlty promos for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” for 20 years. Courtesy photos by Julie Reeder
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“It can be a real eye-opener to sit down with famous people,” Schindler said. “Arlo Guthrie was a very spiritual person and a member of a lay society that follows the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Not exactly what you’d expect from the guy behind Alice’s Restaurant.”

Sometimes an unexpected personal connection can pay off in the competitive TV magazine genre.

“Actor, Danny Aiello, lived on my street where I grew up in the Bronx and I knew his kids,” he said. “So that helped when I needed to set up a behind-the-scenes segment for a network TV show he was starring in, in Chicago.”

Another fortunate connection was the fact that comedy icon George Carlin attended the same Bronx Catholic high school as Schindler.

“Carlin didn’t give that many sit down interviews, so I was lucky to land him,” he said. “He was so different from his comedy routines which sometimes were angry, and at times, hilariously obscene rants. But up close, he was a sweet, kind, personable guy.”

After spending five years working in news in Washington and another five in Chicago, where he won four Chicago Emmy

Awards, Steven and his wife moved to Los Angeles. He worked on such shows as “America’s Most Wanted,” “Candid Camera” with Dom DeLuise, “Prime Time Pets,” “CBS Comedy Bloopers” and “Psychic Detectives.”

“As a freelancer, you go where the jobs are. And L.A. was the place to be, for all kinds of programs,” he said.

After some freelance work at NBC, an executive thought Schindler would be a good match for Leno’s quick turnaround nightly promos with his background in comedy and news.

“Not everybody likes tight deadlines, but that’s what I thrive on,” Schindler said. “The challenge of doing a good job in a short amount of time is an extra element that I’ve always enjoyed.”

Another aspect of the Leno assignment that made it a no-brainer for Schindler to accept was that he would have regular hours from afternoons into the early evening on weekdays.

“After freelancing from job to job in my first six years in L.A. I relished the opportunity to have regular hours, and do what I always wanted to do – write,” Schindler said.

Schindler used his mornings to begin a writing career as a novelist.

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“I kept my day job, but during those early morning sessions, I was able to write six novels, including one that was published by Simon & Schuster (‘From Here to Reality’),” Schindler said. “And I won two awards; one for best fiction (for ‘From the Block’), and another was a grand prize winner at the New York Book Festival (‘The Last Sewer Ball’).”

His latest novel, “Fallout Shelter,” is his first since he left Los Angeles for the slower-paced lifestyle of a semi-retired writer in Fallbrook.

“After completing Fallout Shelter I wondered how I wrote six other books while I was working full-time,” he said. Ironically, Fallout Shelter is far from a laidback reading experience.

“It’s my most controversial novel yet,” Schindler said. “It deals with a hot button topic many of us, especially those of us who went to Catholic schools, don’t even want to talk about. Confronting important topics is why I write novels.”

After Leno left “The Tonight Show,” Schindler was assigned to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” for seven years.

“After 27 years watching late night TV, I don’t think I can ever watch a talk show for the rest of my life,” he said.

With 25 plus years at NBC he started to get the feeling that maybe it was time to find something new, and less hectic in life. Again, a personal connection would pay off.

“One of my best friends from high school lived in Vista, which I had never heard of until he moved there,” he said. “Knowing how my wife, Sue, and I loved nature, walking, hiking and running, he said Fallbrook was the place for us. And boy was he right.”

Schindler’s wife Sue is a retired nurse who is now a personal trainer in Fallbrook, and an avid fitness and nutrition expert. Schindler is still writing and continues his love of music by playing classic rock with musician friends. He’s also back doing freelance video interviews for N.A.M.M., the National Association of Music Merchants which promotes musicians, music educators, and instrument makers from all over the world. You may even see some of his articles in the Village News.

“Although Sue and I are semi-retired, we both keep as busy as ever, and being surrounded by such beauty as we have here in Fallbrook, we feel we really lucked out,” Schindler said.

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Fallbrook’s MUSIC MAN Keeps Rollin’ Along at 103

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Fallbrook resident Bud Roberds accomplished many amazing things, making him one of the community’s most cherished citizens. First and foremost is that at age 103 he is still enjoying his life’s passion: making music. Every Thursday evening 5:30-8 p.m., Roberds can be found tickling the ivories at the Peking Wok restaurant in nearby Bonsall. His breezy style of piano perfectly suits the informal atmosphere and nearby cocktail bar.

Of course, his repertoire features “The Great American Songbook,” which is filled with songs written during the heyday of American composers including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein and more. Those names are long gone, but Roberds keeps on rollin’ along, just like the words in Hammerstein’s “Ol’ Man River.”

And he continues to add to his impressive musical resume. The National Association of Music Merchants, one of the world’s leading organizations to promote music, musicians, musical instrument manufacturing and music history, recently included Roberds in their Music Oral History program.

Dan Del Fiorentino, music history director at NAMM, recently brought a video crew to Roberds’ Fallbrook home for an interview and inclusion as a music educator and musician alongside such luminaries as Doc Severinsen, Les Paul, Michael Feinstein, Lena Horne, BB King and Cab Calloway.

“The focus of the NAMM Oral History program is to document the rich history of music making,” Del Fiorentino said. “Bud has assisted music makers his entire life as a music teacher, band

director and musician. He is a shining example that one person can make a huge difference.”

Roberds said he was thrilled when he found out he was being included in the oral history program at NAMM.

“It’s awesome!” he said with a twinkle in his eye. “It’s nice to be included with names with such reputations. I’m beyond amazed. It’s a great honor.”

Born in 1920, Roberds’ interest in music began when his father, an amateur violin player, taught him to play chords so he could accompany him on violin when he was a young boy. And before the 1920s were over, Roberds, his siblings and parents were playing music together at family gatherings, local dance parties, local community centers and clubs.

“My brother played the drums,” he said. “And my mother and I switched off on piano. I also played sax.”

The musical family affair continued until Roberds left his home in San Jacinto to attend junior college in Long Beach at age 18. At first he stayed with a relative, then he bought a 10-foot trailer and rented a spot in a vacant lot for $1 a month to continue his studies.

He transferred to the music department at University of California Los Angeles, where he began his studies as a music educator in the early 1940s.

“It was there that I learned the true fundamentals of harmony, counterpoint and arrangement, and how to be an educator,” he said.

But upon graduation, duty called, and he joined the Army during World War II, where he served in Europe. Once the war ended in 1945, Roberds remained in Germany as part of the occupation forces. An officer noticed his file and background and immediately gave him a new assignment.

“He said to me, ‘Can you put a band together?’ I said sure,” Roberds said. “They took me to a warehouse full of instruments, and I said I’ll have five of those, six of those, three of those. So next thing you know I put together a regimental band, not just for Army events, but to play for local dances and festivities for the soldiers and the local German townsfolk. Even though we were taught to

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hate Germans for those years we were at war, once the combat ended, our GI’s started dating the local girls. And we entertained at dances with a big swing band I put together. Some of the musicians were from New York City and were already playing on the famous row of jazz clubs on 52nd Street. I didn’t have to teach them. But I did have to transcribe some big band arrangements and lead the band myself.”

Having married his high school sweetheart, Jewell, in 1940, Roberds returned from Europe, and the couple settled in their hometown of San Jacinto. With his musical education complete, which included the real-world experience of forming a band and doing arrangements, Roberds secured a position in 1947 as music teacher in San Jacinto, leading the music program for students K-12 for nine years.

Then in 1956, he was offered a position to lead the music program at Fallbrook High School, where he taught from 1956 until his retirement in 1979, inspiring thousands of students with his passion for music.

“We had marching bands for the football games and parades,” he said. “Plus, a jazz band and a concert band with 50 pieces. I thought we’d need an oboe player when my son, Bill, was very young so he started on that and also played trombone in the marching band.”

Veteran jazz musician Flip Oakes was one of Roberds’ students at Fallbrook High School in the mid-1960s and credited Roberds for inspiring him to pursue a career as a professional trumpet player, which has lasted for over 50 years.

“I can’t say enough good things about Bud,” Oakes said. “He really supported the students. Especially if you excelled at something he really pushed you to improve. I remember when I first took a class with Bud, he heard that I could already play the trumpet pretty well. He asked me to stay after class, and with him on piano we played songs together for an hour or more. And we’ve been good friends for all these years.”

Roberds was a busy man over his 33 years teaching music at Fallbrook High School.

“He did great things,” Flip recalled. “He taught choir, chorus, music theory, music appreciation, concert band, stage band, marching band, Christmas concerts. He did his own arrangements, and even organized trips for us to play in L.A. and other places. He had a lot to give.”

Roberds said he still relishes the fact that he’s can perform and make people happy at 103 years young at least once a week.

“Actually, I wouldn’t mind adding a day or two,” he said. Well, we wouldn’t mind either, Bud.

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1/21/24 Fred Benedetti & Peter Sprague, guitarists 2/18/24 Quarteto Nuevo, plus piano

Redlands Symphony – Four Seasons* 4/28/24 Arts in the Park

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All concerts are at the Mission Theater, except for Redlands Symphony which is at the Bob Burton Center for Performing Arts at Fallbrook High School. *Tickets required. All programs, dates and artists subject to change without notice.

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Good Dog! Service Canines Trains Good Teams

It’s hard to deny the incredible impact that dogs have on people. American society values the love and companionship of pets, specifically dogs, more than any other country, with approximately 70 million domestic dogs in the United States. People love their dogs so much that it is common to see pet portraits, birthday parties or even weddings for their pets.

Dogs greatly impact our lives and culture, but they offer so much more than just companionship. Twelve years ago, the lives of Laura, Rick and Elliot Sylvester were changed forever when they adopted a service dog named Orbit to help their son Elliot, who has autism spectrum disorder. The love of a good dog changed how they experienced the world and inspired them to start Good Dog! Service Canines, formerly known as Good Dog! Autism Companions. They are located at 855 S. Main Ave., Suite K-162, in Fallbrook.

There are a lot of reasons that you think about for getting a service dog. Service dogs offer companionship, sensory regulation, redirecting and grounding, as well as many more things. Those are all reasons many families decide to get a service dog, but that’s not why the Sylvesters started the organization.

“We started the organization because the first time we ever went to Disneyland with Elliot and Orbit, the experience was so different from all the times we had taken him before having a service dog,” Laura Sylvester said. “Rick and I looked at each other multiple times that day in absolute awe and wonder because Elliot, as a kid with autism, flaps his hands, jumps and makes noises. Inevitably that startles people, so they turn around and stare at you; some people even roll their eyes at you when he makes loud noises when it’s inappropriate.

“We were walking down Main Street, and as soon as those things started to happen, as they always do, people would jump, turn around, look and instead of giving us the rolled eyes or awkward stares, they looked at Elliot – and then they looked down and saw Orbit, his service dog, they read the vest. After that, they smiled and went on their way. The freedom of being out in the community from how we were perceived and treated was such a 180, so we chose to start the organization.

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Because of how good and freeing that moment felt,” she said. Good Dog! Service Canines was created to help children with disabilities and their families live better lives through service dog companionship. They commit wholeheartedly and compassionately to each being they serve through their organization. They use only positive training methods for their dogs and people. They believe that in this spirit, the conditions for healing and transformation can best occur.

In 2020, Good Dog! Autism Companions rebranded to Good Dog! Service Canines when they expanded their services to serve children with many different disabilities nationwide. They also went through the extensive process of becoming accredited through Assistance Dogs International. Good Dog! Service Canine’s vision is for all children with disabilities and their families to have access to live a life out in the community. It is about families being able to access their communities and the world to the fullest.

So what does it take to get a service dog from Good Dog!? Acquiring a service dog through Good Dog! is no easy feat. From start to finish, the process takes about two years, depending on how quickly a dog is matched with a family. It costs around $32,000, half of which the families are encouraged to fundraise themselves. Although Good Dog! serves people throughout the nation; a lot of the training and puppy raising happens right here in San Diego County. For more information, visit http://www. gooddogautism.org

The primary handler of the dog is required to come to Southern California for team training. Team training is a five-day immersive learning experience where the primary handler goes through classes on topics related to canine behavior, health and psychology and hands-on sessions working with their dog. They also go on field trips to practice handling the dog in public. At the end of team training, the teams celebrate by graduating with their dog as a team and returning with the service dog to their child and family. Look out for dog graduations at the Fallbrook Regional Health District Community Health and Wellness Center. The community is invited to participate and celebrate with the families as they embark on one of the most impactful journeys. The Sylvesters hope to see you at graduation and want to remind you to always love like a good dog.

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Rick and Lisa’s Magical

“Squeeze The Day,” is the clever slogan developed by Rick and Lisa Mayer, “lemonologists,” for the remarkable limoncello liqueur they create and market through their company – LemonQuest Products.

The Mayers, who were formerly long-time residents of Newport Beach, discovered North San Diego County in 2018 while attending an art show. Their resolve to move was cemented after they enjoyed a golfing jaunt to Pauma Valley Country Club where Rick remembered hitting his first and only hole-in-one when he was 17.

The couple, who have been married 42 years, were quick to make Fallbrook their home. Rick enjoyed a long career as a contractor and Lisa operated a sewing school for 27 years, but they are now reveling in new careers as purveyors of a marvelous, magical liqueur.

A flavorful zing brings magic to the beverage...but there is more. Swirling sparkles catch the eye and set it apart from other limoncello drinks. How did Rick and Lisa’s limoncello come to have sparkles? Through research, Lisa discovered a company that made sparkling products for both cocktails and confectionery products.

“We put the sparkly stuff in the limoncello and it was a magical moment,” Lisa explained. “I could not only taste the magic, but see the magic.”

Their individual “deco” bottles of limoncello come with a suggestion – “Shake For The Magic To Happen.” When I shook the bottle, the limoncello came to life with silverly sparkles. It was pure magic. When the liqueur swirled about the bottle, it reminded me of sea fire – the bioluminescent waves that appear in San Diego on occasion. I keep a small bottle of limoncello on my desk, and shake it occasionally. Watching the slow swirls of sparkle brings me joy.

When I took my first few sips, I noticed that the aroma of lemon was intense, but it was a delightful aroma unlike any I have experienced. The lemon and sugar flavor lingers briefly on the palate – with a sweet, mellow aftertaste.

This limoncello is truly an amazing treat – good for a special celebration, or just relaxing at home.

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Eureka lemons from the couple’s own grove are the star ingredients in the liqueur. Rick and Lisa both work with fervor to create a stellar product. Lisa develops the marketing material, and Rick tends to the grove, harvests the lemons, and researches recipes. Rick studied at least 50 different recipes for limoncello and developed spread sheets on the information gleaned from the recipes. They use two different recipes – sugar and sugar-free. The latter is made with fermented sugar cane.

“We study and experiment with our drinks to serve you nothing but beneficial, healthy, and fresh fruit realness,” Rick noted.

The Eureka lemon was developed in Los Angeles in the 1800s

from various Italian varieties. Eurekas have a juicy consistency, and a rather tangy flavor, which the Mayers tame with pure cane sugar.

Limoncello hails from southern Italy, and is a rather strong liqueur; however, the Mayers have tamed that as well. Made from the zest – the outermost peel – of lemons, their product is handcrafted in small batches. Infused with top-shelf vodka and aged over 90 days, the mix is then filtered in a multi-step process and blended with syrup. No added dyes or chemicals are present.

When surveying their property, the lemon grove appeared dead, but the Mayers were determined to bring life to the trees,

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and spent three years working to accomplish that goal.

Lisa explained, “When Rick started watering the trees and putting fish oil on them, all of a sudden the grove came to life!”

Rick maintains the entire grove of 22 Eureka lemon trees that produce 20 to 30 thousand lemons. At first, they were given away, but now every single lemon is used by Rick and Lisa. Rick picks all the lemons, then washes and zests them.

Seventy-year-old Rick does his own pruning and trims the trees with a chainsaw. The lemon trees are somewhat thorny, so he wears leather rose gloves to protect his hands.

“There is no sprinkler system, so I wear myself out hand watering everything,” he explained.

The grove not only came to life, but was prolific. Lisa told Rick, “We had better do something with these lemons. I can’t make any more lemon bars, lemon jam, and lemon this and that...I am running out of things to make with lemons.”

Then, the recipe research began.

Rick and Lisa had first tasted the drink at a wedding where each guest was given a small bottle of the liqueur. After that occasion, the bride’s mother gave them the empty limoncello bottles, as well as some unopened ones. Happy with their gifts, Rick and Lisa carted 100 bottles home and began their limoncello adventure.

“We realized that our future was in lemon product creations. Our first was limoncello,” Lisa noted. They also created jam, syrup, and even a lemon-sugar scrub. LemonQuest Products was born!

The Mayers are encouraged by those who have tried their limoncello and have also sampled Italian versions, so they are able to compare the two. Lisa noted that most of the Italian versions have a higher alcohol content. Some even use lemon flavoring instead of fresh lemons. “Only one person out of 100 said they prefer the Italian limoncello,” Lisa said.

“I want people to think of it as a lemon liqueur, and also a mixer – you can add it to fruit champagne, which creates a “limonosa” – or mix it with vodka and it’s a lemon-drop martini,” Lisa explained, “then, last, but not least, mixed with iced tea, it becomes what we call an ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger,’ because you will be back.”

Rick and Lisa agree, “Our limoncello is very special, and when others enjoy it, we are thrilled! We believe that ours is the ‘World’s Finest Sparkling Limoncello.’”

Discover where LemonQuest Products are sold or can be tasted, by contacting Rick and Lisa Mayer at 949-548-6070, or at lemonquestproducts@gmail.com

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Homeowners undertake major remodeling projects, especially those large in scope, for several reasons. They may want to update their home’s look, or modernize their kitchen and bathroom footprint, or incorporate an array of aging-in-place features throughout the home to enhance safety and accessibility, or, perhaps finally accomplish the “extreme makeover” they’ve been dreaming about for years, or even decades.

“Each project is as unique as the client,” explain Scott and Jen Youngren, whose Fallbrook-based residential and commercial design and build firm has

been transforming people’s remodel and new construction dreams into reality since 1992. “Having completed three fulfilling decades of service to customers and our community, we have ‘built’ on our success by ensuring that each homeowner’s remodel story has a happy ending.”

Whole home remodels, in particular, necessitate an exceptionally qualified

and experienced construction company able to expertly handle the many complex portions and phases; keeping the project on time and on budget. Scott notes, “We offer a talented, in-house team plus a strong network of reliable, skilled sub-contractors, all of whom are focused on meeting each customer’s individual needs.”

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A Novel Challenge: Creating a Beautiful Safe Haven for an Award-Winning Author

Featuring intriguing titles such as The Cerulean’s Secret and intricately woven plots starring a language-savvy chimp, an iridescent blue genomically engineered cat, and a severed arm plummeting from a Missouri sky, it’s no mystery that Fallbrook author Dennis Meredith’s thrillers have gained nationwide acclaim. But Dennis and his wife Joni did not want any mysteries or miseries when they decided to reconfigure their hilltop home in Fallbrook’s Pala Mesa area, from which they operate their science-based communications consulting business.

Joni and Dennis say, “We were not looking to create a showplace beauty, but a safe haven in which we could comfortably age. Thanks to the Youngren team, our remodeled, ensuite master bathroom

is both!” The new bathroom perfectly complements their home’s elegant yet immensely livable ambience.

After moving from North Carolina to Fallbrook in 2016 to be closer to family, the Merediths became the second owners of their recently built home. The bathroom was serviceable, but far from stunning, or safe.

Joni relates, “We wanted to make this our forever home, but needed to greatly modify the bathroom to accommodate our needs as we grow older. My two nearfalls involving a step-in shower and a tub convinced us to do it now.” Dennis says, “What was beyond our contemplation was Youngren Construction taking the space from meh to marvelous.”

Working closely with the Merediths, Youngren reconfigured the bathroom in

a glitch-free 12 weeks. Among the many safety features that included easy-moving cabinet pulls and faucet handles, grab bars were installed in the new shower and even incorporated into the toilet roll holder. Substructures were built in the spacious, floor-level shower with an eye toward future grab bars.

After removal of the tub, existing cabinetry was preserved, extended, and painted in colors selected by Joni with input from Jen Youngren.

Joni believes, “Jen is a gifted designer with fabulous ideas. The sub-contractors also recommended great options.”

Dennis adds, “We could rely on each of them to give us their best advice, steer us in the right direction and put us on a better path. We are very happy with the results, and with Youngren.”

A Full-Service Fallbrook Family Business

Jen and Scott say their company is a genuine family business. “Our children, Nash and Katie, have been involved since they were old enough to hold a hammer and pound a nail. Several of our 15-person staff have been with us for years and have

their own deep roots in the Fallbrook community. And, most importantly, we treat every customer the way we would want to be treated: like family.”

Youngren Construction has compiled an impressive track record of successfully

streamlining major projects, with a specialty in complete home renovations. Jen says, “We do it all. Not just everything BUT the kitchen sink: everything INCLUDING a marvelously functioning kitchen sink – and much, much more!”

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Farm and Boutique Marriage

Farm and boutique marriage brings blooms to Fallbrook’s bouquet

Fallbrook, which often has a stuck-in-time taste, has taken on a new flavor.

It is a combination of the old and the new, the tried and the true. The loving revival of the spread nourished by Ross and Helen Daily, as well as the resurrection of a derelict building, have together beget Daily Blooms.

And thus emerges – sort of like Venus floating to the foreground on a clam shell – a unique boutique headed by a former hairstylist for New York Fashion Week who typically wears a fashionable chapeau perched atop her perky smile.

It is a team effort, dear readers, that now brings you an eclectic mix of cut and dried flowers, art, wind chimes, women’s hats, scented candles, lavender, laundromats, rental properties and public events.

It is a blend of a landmark, sprawling agricultural property and a refreshing retail store splashed with color, aromas, a friendly staff and philanthropic purposes. Both are filled with a modern flair.

The two colorful characters at the center of this tale are relatives Ross Rose and Tasha Marinier. He fleshes out the finances for the 72-acre farm property, which includes the 11-acre Ross Lake, a hillside American flag and 42,000 plants scattered around colorful art works large and small, a stunning hilltop home, public gathering spaces and a hard-working crew of nine.

The farm is, in part, for now funded by a string of laundromats

Shane Gibson photos [Left] Tasha Marinier, the granddaughter of Ross Daily, at her Daily Blooms shop in Fallbrook.
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and rental properties in Fallbrook and beyond that are owned and managed by Rose. He is a singleton who calls Escondido his home.

She is a hair salon owner who runs the clan’s retail empire that emerged from the shell of a closed McDonald’s restaurant which, for a short while, served as a den for Fallbrook’s homeless population.

A 40-year-old survivor of the media crunch and chaos, She is married to Jeremy Marinier, who sells real estate. The couple has two kids. They live in De Luz, and Tasha is one of six full- and part-time employees.

The high-end store at the south end of Main Avenue has posted strong sales since its soft opening Dec. 17.

“It’s been really good, actually,” Tasha said. “Way better than Ross and I expected.”

Thus it was with wide-eyed wonder that I plunged into this retail and agricultural adventure. I was drawn in deep, and in the end I blew my allowance on scented candles, three “tuned” wind chimes and various whatnot.

Along the way, I learned a lot. Venture on into this package of pictures and words, kind reader, and I promise you will, too.

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Farm born of pioneer stock brings beauty, legacy, lore

The pioneer spirit – embodied by the love of family, the love of the land and the love of the toil that tills its soil – is alive and thriving on the Daily farm in De Luz.

The founders of this place – Ross and Helen Daily – can still be felt there on the wind, in the hearts of their descendants and among the rare visitors to the place.

Tinkling wind chimes attest to their lingering presence there. Bright red hearts large and small – which cast shadows that move with the sun – stand in silent tribute to the man who, following his death in August 2008, was described as “the heart of De Luz Heights.”

My dear friends Patricia Roybal and Village News photographer Shane Gibson and myself can now count ourselves among the favored few who have witnessed the revival of the Daily family dream.

She had spent time there in the past, outings that included the annual community picnic Ross helped finance and organize. Her children swam in the 11-acre lake that is still teeming with fish. She recalls a pair of beloved black swans that once graced its wind-whipped surface.

Shane and I, he the photographer and me the poet, were interlopers in this world of wonder. It is a vibrant piece of the empire that Ross built, and his legacy runs deep in the land that stretches to Rainbow and far beyond.

He helped launch the Rainbow Municipal Water District and the De Luz Heights Municipal Water District, which at the time of its 1962 formation consisted of nearly 12,000 acres. That water agency later merged with the larger Fallbrook Public Utility District.

Ross served on the San Diego County Planning Commission from 1968 to 1979. He helped launch a country service area, owned a saw sharpening company, served on the boards of two local banks and developed land in De Luz, Rainbow, Menifee and Lake Elsinore. He grew avocados and citrus and helped raise two daughters and a dozen or more grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

He helped bring roads, water, electricity, an 11-acre lake and a fire department to the bucolic region.

At the time of Ross’ death, former county Supervisor Bill Horn lamented that “North County has lost one of its finest citizens.”

The 72-acre remains of the Daily farm still include the lake, a hillside American flag, 42,000 lavender, protea, eucalyptus and

Ross Lake is a private lake in De Luz built by Ross Daily in 1961.
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Groves of soon-to-be blooming lavender plants are grown at the Ross Lake Lavender Farm in De Luz.

other plants and flowers scattered around colorful artworks, a stunning hilltop home, public gathering spaces and a hard-working crew of nine. Ross Rose, 60, is now the patriarch and foreman.

There are nine wells and several homes scattered about the property.

The farm is, in part, for now financed by a string of rental properties and laundromats in Fallbrook and elsewhere that are owned and managed by Rose, who only occasionally stays in the family home that commands a

spectacular view.

“It’s a money pit,” he fretted about the farm. “I’ve dumped a lot of money into this place.”

Rose recently carved out about two hours from a crazy, hectic day of his to give we three visitors a thorough tour of the place. We took pictures, wandered around and gaped in wide wonder.

“It is so beautiful here,” Patricia Roybal mused. Indeed it is, I thought to myself, and important, too.

The Ross Lake Lavender Farm features a variety of metal sculptures and other outdoor pieces of art. Ross Rose, the grandson of Ross Daily, runs the Ross Lake Lavender Farm in De Luz.
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New store braves the storm of outside influences that are flooding Fallbrook

Fallbrook is filled with the unique. We still have mom-andpop businesses, a multitude of thrift shops, a one-of-a-kind senior center, hard-working volunteers and our property-rich Fallbrook Historical Society.

And now comes Daily Blooms, a unique boutique that accentuates the local amid a surge of outside influences. Let’s make no mistake about it, folks, Fallbrook has been

discovered by outside cultures and cash. We can’t fool ourselves anymore. Fallbrook is awash in San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Orange County denizens and dollars.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as change can be good and growth can be stimulating. But there are many here who believe that Fallbrook should forever remain the same.

Meanwhile, many people have watched with a wary eye as Poway became “the city in the country” and how Rancho Santa Fe seemed to gentrify almost overnight.

And now our local flavor can be felt in the huge, red heart outside the store that once housed a McDonald’s restaurant and is flanked by a modern version of the coin-operated laundromat. That metal heart, which stands a short ways from South Main Avenue, echoes the many versions that anchor the iconic Daily farm in De Luz.

Smaller red hearts are sold inside the boutique. They can be decorated with “love locks,” a European tradition in which lovers clasp a hasp onto their favorite bridge and toss the key into the river below.

The Daily farm is a legacy of Ross Daily, a community leader who, following his death in August 2008, was described as “the heart of De Luz Heights.”

Ross was 92 when he died at Fallbrook Hospital, a former house of healing that is now but a fading memory among our region’s elders. Ross’s father had been a farmer and a sheriff back east. Ross’s farm, which once totaled about 2,000 acres, was purchased in 1959.

The loving heart of one of his daughters, Joan Rose, can be felt in the store that sells a flavorful mix of cut and dried flowers from the farm, art, wreaths, wind chimes, women’s hats, scented candles, pillows, lavender and eucalyptus potpourri and other paraphernalia. Public events, some by invitation only, are staged there.

Joan is remembered for her love of beauty, family and holidays. She fought a lingering illness without complaint. She loved her country and its red, white and blue colors. She gave back to her community.

The store has embodied Joan’s tradition of philanthropy, giving $9,000 to three community causes since it opened Dec. 17. That’s the heart of Fallbrook, folks. Let’s keep giving to each other and the land we love. And may our newcomers echo and embrace those cherished traditions.

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“Once Upon A Time” there was a tiny hamlet in a beautiful green valley, along the Santa Margarita River, 12 to 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean – as the crow flies. It was first

settled in 1869, by the Vital Reche family. These early settlers named it Fallbrook, after a coal mining town, near their homestead in Fall Brook, Pennsylvania.

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Winning the HISTORIC FIGHT for Local Water

This cozy hamlet soon became a small paradise with rural farms and a population of 1,400. There were beekeepers, cattle ranchers and groves of olives, citrus and avocados. Already, in the 1880s there were lumber yards, hotels and a bank. It quickly grew into a lovely village, then a bustling town. Actor John Barrymore lived on a ranch in Fallbrook, and academy award-winning producer Frank Capra owned a 1,200-acre property there.

Everything seemed perfectly peaceful, but before long, a catastrophe appeared on the horizon. For some in Fallbrook, this would bring years of meetings and negotiations in Washington, and Sacramento, amounting to untold expenses. Others carried on with life as usual, waiting for an outcome. Would the beautiful green fields, surrounding this growing town, become barren and dried up? Well... here’s what happened.

Jan. 25, 1951, out of the blue, U.S. Attorney General James Howard McGrath filed a federal lawsuit, on behalf of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, over water rights to the Santa Margarita River: United States of America v. Fallbrook Public Utility District. Besides listing FPUD as a defendant, they also listed all 1,400 ranchers, business owners, townspeople, churches and the cemetery. The river flowed 40 miles from southwestern Riverside County, through Fallbrook, and into the Pacific Ocean. Initially, the government said the water was “required for the nation’s defense,” since the military was in a new war in Korea.

“My folks were sued,” Jim Gravett said. “I was 16 at the time. My family and our neighbors thought the suit was ridiculous. We all had riparian rights; rights to water flowing through our properties. Farmers were using the Santa Margarita for irrigating their crops; some had their own wells. We used the river water for our 10 acres of avocado and lemon trees, and for bathing and cooking. Fallbrook brought in good water from the Colorado River, for drinking. You should have seen those huge pipes for the Colorado water. Our newspaper showed a picture, and the headline said you could’ve driven a small Volkswagen through them.”

FPUD and the chamber of commerce feared the federal bureaucracy’s encroachment. They fought back hard, holding many town hall meetings to defend Fallbrook and secure their water rights to the Santa Margarita River. For many years they flew back and forth to Washington and Sacramento, meeting and negotiating with bureaucrats. Congressmen flew back and forth to Fallbrook, as well.

The Los Angeles Times took an interest in the federal lawsuit. Reporter Ed Ainsworth wrote a series of articles to help spread the word that Washington wanted all rights of the river water to

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be used for Camp Pendleton. He became an outspoken advocate for Fallbrook citizens. “The Fallbrook Story,” a film from 1952, with an introduction by Cecil B. DeMille, told the story of the waterrights battle. It is available for viewing on YouTube. The case gained national attention as litigation ensued for many years. The courts originally sided with Camp Pendleton, however, a modified agreement directed Camp Pendleton and Fallbrook to work together on a solution.

In 1968, a memorandum of understanding and agreement was signed with the federal government to develop a two dam reservoir on the river which would benefit Camp Pendleton and FPUD. The Two Dam Project never came to fruition though, due to environmental issues. It was shut down in the 1980s, and in 2018 FPUD sold the land to Wildlands Conservancy.

FPUD’s Pipeline Newsletter in June

2009 announced, “The river project took a giant leap forward recently with the signing of a federal land-management bill. On the money side, a separate bill will be needed to appropriate the $60 million,” according to the article.

“It is expected to result in lower rates and higher-quality water for FPUD customers.” Also, “Engineering, economic, and environmental feasibility studies are currently underway and are targeted for completion in fall, 2009. Construction is slated to begin in late 2010.”

There were many delays for various reasons. Some Fallbrook townsfolk and farmers carried on with their daily chores and pleasures, as usual, while others became frustrated, as construction talks seemed to go nowhere.

For nearly seven decades, FPUD worked, brainstormed and was in litigation with Camp Pendleton to develop

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a permanent water supply on the Santa Margarita River. Finally, on April 19, 2019, United States District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel signed the Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project. The 1951 lawsuit was finally resolved. It was the longest ongoing federal case in San Diego County history, and in the history of California, lasting 68 years.

Many Fallbrook residents were happy the “Fallbrook lawsuit” was finally won. “Really though, no one won and no one lost,” Tom Frew, docent with Fallbrook Historical Society, said. “Judge Curiel settled the case by declaring that Camp Pendleton and Fallbrook had to share the river water.” Still, it was a relief for many that the case finally ended. And so…the cozy hamlet, turned

small paradise, turned lovely village, turned bustling town, lived “happily ever after.” Or, did it? True, the lawsuit ended in 2019, but, the story isn’t over.

“The outcome of the case is that, now, Camp Pendleton is required to deliver FPUD a certain amount of water. There are mutual benefits to the base and FPUD,” Jack Bebee, general manager of FPUD, said. “The Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project is a long-term partnership, to work on water supply issues. It supplies virtually all of Pendleton’s water, and on average, 30% to 50% of Fallbrook’s water, depending on the year, and rainfall. The project was designed and built and began producing water for FPUD customers, in November 2021. Pendleton uses 40% to 50%,

FPUD board of directory in 1946. L-R Robert T. Gray, Franz Sachse, E.J. Schmidt, Victor Westfall and O.P. Heald.
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and Fallbrook uses 50% to 60%. The balance of Fallbrook’s water is from the Colorado River and the State Water Project.” SWP is a multi-purpose storage and delivery system, which extends over two-thirds the length of California.

“That local water project is a benefit boon to Fallbrook because it helps to buffer us from future cost increases that come with buying imported water,” Bebee said. “Imported water costs have escalated around 8% annually over the last decade, and they’re projected to continue escalating at the same level. The cost of water is a big issue for ratepayers. We just turned 100 years old, and we have a lot of old pipes, and that’s a challenge. We need to make important pipeline replacements. That costs money. Preliminary

of negotiations, FPUD and Rainbow Municipal Water District RMWD hope they’ll finally allow the detachment to move forward sometime this year. FPUD and RMWD will then be able to get the same Metropolitan Water District water, but for 30% less than what SDCWA charges. FPUD customers will also no longer have to pay the $600,000 annual SDCWA fixed charges.

There is a LAFCO in each of California’s 58 counties. They are an independent regulatory commission who are given the task of limiting the misuse of land resources and promoting an efficient system of local government agencies.

proposed increases from San Diego County Water Authority was 14%. It’ll come down I suspect,” Bebee said.

The rising cost of water has long been a hot topic in Fallbrook, hitting the agriculture and avocado industries hard. During those 68 years of negotiations, millions of dollars were spent on planning, fighting over water rights, lobbying Congress, and attorney fees. According to opensecrets.org, FPUD paid lobbyists $1.5 million between 2002-2017. The majority of the money went to former Rep. Ron Packard and the Packard Government Affairs firm. Finally, a new water source was developed. OpenSecrets is a nonpartisan, independent, and nonprofit research group, based in Washington D.C. They track money in United States politics.

FPUD hopes to slow the cost of water rate hikes and thereby prevent the loss of businesses, and farmers, by switching from their wholesaler, SDCWA, to Eastern Municipal Water District. This proposed detachment is dependent upon the Local Agency Formation Commission’s decision. After three years

If LAFCO agrees to let FPUD and RMWD switch to EMWD, then a vote will go on a ballot for customers, and they will decide whether or not to switch. Being with EMWD will benefit both FPUD and its customers. The Local Resources Program, even offers a helpful rebate. But, there is a predicament. In a low rainfall year, like last year, when only 1,500 acre-feet, of water, was delivered, the AF Annual Capital Obligations costs from the SMRCUP, alone, exceeded the SDCWA water cost per AF. This debt will not be fully paid off until 2052. The handwriting is on-the-wall; Fallbrook and FPUD may continue to face some future higher rates; however, moving to EMWD should help with the cost, and the Santa Margarita water will be our own reliable source of about half our water.

In 1951, the lawsuit, United States of America v. FPUD, could have potentially driven Fallbrook’s residents out of town, and ranchers and farmers off their land. But, it did not. Now, in 2023, it’s still increasing water rates that are a major issue. Some farmers have been priced out and driven away even now. Other farmers are changing their crops to grow less water-thirsty food and plants. One thing is for sure, when water is available and reasonable, our hills are greener, our fruit and vegetables are plentiful and our “Friendly Village” is the bustling hamlet we’ve all come to love and appreciate. Water is a very important part of our lives locally.

Thanks to: Fallbrook Public Utility District, Fallbrook Historical Society, The San Diego Union Tribune of May 21, 2019, www.opensecrets.org, and the many Fallbrook locals whom I interviewed.

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V illage N ews USPS Residential Customer B-1 Sports Girls Rugby sweeps Florida SECTIONS Rick Monroe Special to the Village News On the fourth Wednesday of each month, various pastors from Fallbrook, Bonsall, and Rainbow get together for lunch and prayer. Last year, while still navigating the complexities of COVID-19 and encouraging one another after difficult ministry seasons at each church, the pastors began praying about the future. They dreamed of what God might do in Fallbrook through their congregations. Nearly a year later, they are in season of churches in Fallbrook praying, serving, and playing together. On Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., Living Waters Christian Fellowship will host National Day of Prayer service for every church in town. There will time of music and various leaders from the community will guide special times of prayer focus. At this service, a 12-week devotional bookwrittenbyleadersofchurches and nonprofits in Fallbrook will be handed out for the members of every church to pray through together.InJanuary,churchesinFallbrook partnered with each other for the first of four Serve Sundays. All year long, churches are working together to serve the multiple sites of the Boys & Girls Club of North County. In January, each church donated school supplies the different clubs. The next Serve Sunday is May 29 and throughout the month of May participating churches will be collecting swimming supplies for students. The third Serve Sunday will be July 31. Not wanting to only pray and work together, congregations throughout Fallbrook will be coming together to have fun. On July 3, after their respective services conclude, each church is invited to cookout at Live Park to celebrate Independence Day. 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As district attorney, she leads the second-largest DA’s office in California, managing professional staff of 1,000 employees,servingasthepeople’s prosecutor for San Diego County and its more three million residents.Thefirsttopicsheaddressedwas the problem San Diego County has with early release convicted criminals which started an emergencyresponsefromCOVID. She said they were supposed to be letting out non-serious, non-violent criminals, but in her Local churches join to support National Day of Prayer and other projects Biggest crowd ever fills Fallbrook Village News/Mark Mervich photo At least 100,000 people visited the Avocado Festival, Sunday, April 24. The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is calling it the biggest crowd ever with many people staying all day. See more photos on pages C-1 and D-1. 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We cannot predict the future of the virus, but we are better prepared for it and will continue take measures rooted in science to keep California moving forward.’’ Under the timeline announced Monday, Feb. 28, the state will no longer mandate indoor maskwearing on school campuses beginning March 12. Individual school districts or counties, however, will have the option of maintaining local requirements if they deem them necessary. It was not immediately clear if Los Angeles County which has taken a conservative approach throughoutthepandemicineasing public health rules – will align with the state and lift school Kim Harris Managing Editor It was just normal day for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Morgan Vohs as he made his way home to FallbrookThursday,Feb.24,until he the unthinkable. Vohs, who is stationed at Camp Pendleton, saw an airplane operated by skydiving company crash just short of reaching the Oceanside MunicipalAirport. “It took me about a second to realize what had happened,” Vohs told San Diego’s NBC 7. “My response was…fight. Get in there. Help them.” Thesingle-engineCessna208B Caravan came down about 12:45 p.m. about half-mile east of the general-aviation airfield near Mission Avenue state Route 76, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and Oceanside Police Department. “Vohsranacross highwayand field to get to the plane within one minute of seeing the plane come down,” Patti Thompson, whose soon be son-in-law was the pilotoftheplane,postedonsocial media.“Thisman realhero. is the Army soldier who showed up within 30 seconds of Morgan.” That Army soldier was later identifiedasArmySgt.Christopher Gordon, also commuting home when he witnessed the crash. “I turned onto 76, off Douglas Road, and noticed all the parachutes in the sky, which is common sight in that area,” Gordon told NBC 7. “And then saw the skylight plane. What thought was trying to dive below the parachutes to land before they got to the ground, and he didn’t pull up.” After running across the highway, Vohs checked on the pilot, who happened to be Thompson’s daughter’s fiancé, 45-year-old Darren Mohle. “He was conscious, he was a little confused. He said he was in pain,” Vohs said. Hethencheckedontheco-pilot, knownasMarco,andsaidthedoor was damaged and he was unable to open it. “I had to pull the (door) handle, and was able to squeeze my finger underneath it and just kind Rick Monroe Special to the Village News Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s notice that COVID-19 mask mandates students Californiawouldbeliftedeffective March 12, Superintendent Ilsa Garza-Gonzalez of the Fallbrook Union High School District announced at the 28 school board meeting that the district would not impose its own requirement for masks. The governor made the announcementearlierthatdayand the superintendent said it wasn’t clear teachers staff would also be able to go without masks. And though students would no longer be required to wear masks, Garza-Gonzalez said students wouldalsobewelcometocontinue to wear masks at the discretion of their parents. FUHSD deals with mask mandate, teacher’s death, school assessments
The Lady Warriors celebrate from the bench as their team adds points to their growing lead during the CIF San Diego Section Division II semi-final against Eastlake. Fallbrook won the game, 47-26, then went on to win the championship game over Imperial 2923, Feb. 25. story on the championship game will be coming next week, March 10. See more photos on C-8. Fallbrook resident renders aid to Oceanside plane crash victims California Mask Mandate ending for indoor schools Friday March 11 Everywhere else on Tuesday, March 1 U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Morgan Vohs, who is stationed at Camp Pendleton and lives in Fallbrook, one of two good Samaritans who rendered first aid to two plane crash victims in Oceanside Thursday, Feb. 24. Village News/Courtesy photo ofyankthatdooropen,”Vohstold NBC 7. “Luckily, wasn’t too bent up and I could get into it.” According to Thompson, Vohs Gordon cared for two while waiting for first responders to arrive. Afteremergencycrewsfreedthe occupantsofthedamagedaircraft, paramedics transported Mohle to Scripps Memorial Hospital for back fractures, concussion and cuts and bruises all over his body, but none of those injuries were life-threatening, Thompson said. According to Thompson, the co-pilotidentifiedonlyas“Marco” was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center in critical condition, but is doing well, Thompson said. “He is banged up also, but he is walking and talking just fine,” she said. “His back is hurt, and he also cuts and bruises.But OK!” Thompson said her daughter Catherine is shaken up but said the couple are not canceling the wedding which is scheduled in March. “It’s on. He’s alive. She’s like, ‘We’re getting married in the hospital if that is the case,’” Thompson said. 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If you’ve driven to Temecula within the last year, you’ve probably seen the giant red billboard with Billy Long and his team of beautiful women. You might have thought to yourself that the billboard screamed Orange County Realtor, and well, you wouldn’t be wrong, but I’m sure you were driving in your car thinking, “What in the world is that all about? And who is Billy Long?”

Billy Long is a real estate professional with over 25 years of experience running his own real estate company. He started in Commercial Real Estate Lending then transitioned into Commercial & Residential Real Estate Sales. Billy discovered the hidden gem of Fallbrook when his broker moved into the area and through doing business in the San Diego area. An opportunity came up for Billy and his family to buy a home in Fallbrook in 2019, and it was a deal they couldn’t pass up. At the time of purchase, the Long family lived in Mission Viejo; they thought the property would be a great rental or a holiday getaway. Home renovations for the Fallbrook house started at the

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beginning of 2020 when out of the blue, COVID-19 hit. During this time, the world was uncertain, so like many families, they decided to move to Fallbrook to escape the unknown. Fallbrook offered a peace that Orange County couldn’t – it offered Billy and his wife a simpler life at a slower pace to focus more on raising their children. The Long family is now permanently living in Fallbrook with plans to retire here.

Having lived in Fallbrook with his family for three years, he understands that Fallbrook is the best-kept secret of Southern California – with its rural charm, friendly community, and blossoming wine country. He and his family instantly fell in love with Fallbrook and Bonsall, along with all their wonderful amenities and proximity to Temecula, Oceanside, and San Clemente. As a Fallbrook resident, Billy has pride for the town and keeps Bonsall and Fallbrook as his focus. He aims to become your go-to Real Estate Professional when you’re ready to sell or purchase any real estate.

So what does Billy bring to the table? First and foremost, he brings a team

“If you choose the Billy Long Real Estate team to sell your house we’ll get you the most money possible...We have experience and strategies learned from working in different areas of Southern California that will only benefit you as the seller.”

with diverse experience and good hearts. As a southern boy born and raised in northwest Arkansas, he brings southern charm to every interaction. Billy’s team focuses on what is good for the clients and cares more than just the take-home pay. They’re willing to put in the heart and sweat equity it takes to get you the desired offer. Billy brings a competitive advantage through his network of people from LA County, Orange County, and San Diego County. With his extensive network, he can advertise his client’s listings to LA, OC, and SD with proprietary marketing. He utilizes social media influencers for marketing and spreading the word about houses on the market in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area to bring in serious buyers. Billy and his team are hands-on from start to finish, willing to take the time to help you learn through the process and stage your home. He will even invest his money to make your property stellar before putting it on the market.

Billy and his team love sharing the beauty of Fallbrook and Bonsall by giving potential buyers a tour of the properties and the area in their company Sprinter van. He believes there is no better selling point than showing people rural areas’ beauty and educating them about living in an unincorporated area. His tip for buyers

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and sellers in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area is, “If there is a will, there is a way.” The Billy Long Real Estate Group will make way for anyone interested in buying or selling their home. Billy has also built a network of builders and contractors in the area. So if you desire to build that dream home, be sure to consider all options when looking for your next home.

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We are not greedy commission-focused agents here to get paid for a quick sale. We believe in Southern California; it’s always a seller’s market,” Long said. If you want a personal, hands-on Realtor that will put in love and elbow grease to get you the best offer possible, call Billy Long, and be sure to wave if you see some new potential neighbors in that big red Sprinter van.

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Many Fallbrook imports are like me when it comes to local history; we discover it in dribs and drabs in a roundabout way. Such is the case with how I learned about William Pittenger.

William Pittenger is well known as Fallbrook’s Medal of Honor recipient, of course. He was the fifth recipient of that illustrious honor and received it in March 1863 following the Civil War.

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military achievement. The medal recognizes bravery, courage, sacrifice and integrity and is rarely awarded.

About 3,545 medals have been awarded to 3,515 recipients, according to official sources. A large share of the medals were awarded soon after the Civil War. Fewer than 65 recipients are now alive.

A 2005 law makes it illegal to buy or sell the medals, replicas or reproductions.

America has about 40,000 incorporated and unincorporated cities, towns and villages. By my calculation, it means only about one in 12 communities can claim a MOH recipient.

It makes Fallbrook – in my eyes, anyway – pretty darn special.

William Pittenger was born in January 1840 in Ohio. He enlisted as a private and eventually served as a sergeant in Company G, Second Ohio Infantry, in the Civil War. His MOH

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action dates were spread over several days throughout April 1862 in the state of Georgia.

Pittenger was one of 24 men, including two civilians, who penetrated nearly 200 miles into Confederate territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia. The goal of the Andrews’ Raid mission, which was later dubbed the “Great Locomotive Chase,” was to destroy the railroad bridge and track between Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Atlanta.

The mission failed, but it was a huge morale booster to the Union army and the fickle taxpayers who were reluctantly supporting it. Many of those soldiers were killed or, like Pittenger, made prisoners of war. He narrowly avoided execution as a spy.

Pittenger was one of 19 participants of the raid who were awarded the MOH. Six were living recipients, including Pittenger. Afterward he became a pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1890, he moved to Fallbrook, where he led a congregation, managed a farm and fathered six children. He died in April 1904 and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Fallbrook.

By now, kind reader, you’re wondering about how I discovered Pittenger, so let me tell you.

I have worked in the crazy but beautiful media industry for 42 years now, have written for six newspapers and several magazines and won a couple of mid-level professional awards. I did all that, in dubious glory, in two states.

I came to Southern California in 1990 and found Fallbrook a little over 20 years ago. One public agency, several churches and nonprofit groups foolishly drafted me into leadership roles within them over time.

One of the biggest mistakes was made by Fallbrook’s Reche Club, which over an eight-decade span has played an instrumental role in protecting and preserving Fallbrook’s historic one-room schoolhouse. As president, I had the dubious honor of serving as that group of rag-tag volunteers sputtered its last gasp and merged with the Fallbrook Historical Society.

The Historical Society – probably because it felt sorry for me – opened a seat on its board for my bedraggled behind. I made a pest of myself there until I sidestepped that obligation by

The Pittenger House, where William Pittenger once lived, is part of the Fallbrook Historical Society’s museum complex. Rev. William Pittenger, a Civil War hero, was the minister of the Fallbrook MethodistEpiscopal Church in Fallbrook. A replica of Sgt. William Pittenger’s Medal of Honor on display. Courtesy photos
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becoming the spousal caregiver for my wife, a beautiful, talented woman who is battling the cruelties of dementia.

It was during my stint as a FHS board member, however, that I discovered Pittenger. His beautiful home was lovingly restored and maintained by FHS members at their sprawling Heritage Center complex.

My decade as a caregiver mercifully ended late last year, which is a bittersweet blessing that has allowed me to resume bedeviling various groups and individuals from Escondido to Lake Elsinore. The FHS board has grudgingly put up with me on various occasions.

The latest Pittenger chapter began to unfold before my eyes in September when FHS trustees talked among themselves of a possible permanent loan offered by the Philip G. Arnold Estate. That estate, based in Valley Center, offered to permanently loan dozens of items belonging to or pertaining to the beloved soldier, pastor, farmer and father.

Those offerings included his sword, his journal, a replica of his MOH as well as numerous books, newspaper stories, models and movies about him and the famed railroad raid. There were only two strings attached to the loan.

First, that the FHS can never sell, transfer or convey any item without the written consent of a trust representative. And that the items remain on public display or else they must be returned to the trust’s representative.

The FHS board was, of course, thrilled and humbled by the offer. As I witnessed by Zoom, the trustees instantly approved those conditions and the loan. That moment was where and when I, the village idiot, offered to parlay my vast media experience into a long, dragged-out unraveling of the various steps of the loan’s acceptance and unveiling process.

I assumed that the board members would jump at the chance of having me manage the unfolding situation as reporters and photographers parachuted in from all corners of the country to witness a MOH recipient’s artifacts come home.

But there, as in many other facets of my life, I learned that a fun offer to help can quickly become an object of folly.

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Members of the Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War pose with the new display case containing Sgt. William Pittenger memorabilia at the Fallbrook Historical Society, from left, Peter Huelsenbeck, Camp Commander Elect; Jerry Sayre, Past Department Commander; Fred Hall, SVR Commander; Dimas Lovato; John May, Sec/Treas.; John Keenan, Camp Commander; Gary Keenan; Ron Sheehan, Newsletter Editor; and Mark Goodman, 2nd Lt. SVR.
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In a subsequent meeting which escaped my jaundiced eye, the FHS board instead opted to link the loan’s unveiling to Remembrance Day 2022, which was held at the William Pittenger House and sponsored by the Sgt. Wm. Pittenger Camp 21 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The event is typically held every November, and it coincides with President Lincoln’s delivery of his famed Gettysburg Address. Several members of the Pittenger group often appear in period Union uniforms. Four members of the group, including

Fallbrook leader Jerry Sayre, cite their lineages to various Gettysburg soldiers.

One of those four, John Keenan, has an ancestor who served in the famed Irish Brigade. The Union’s Irish Brigade was described in a book by Russ A. Prichard as “…the Civil War’s most famous fighting outfit, (which) built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought from First Bull Run to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865.”

My clan claims, but cannot confirm, a link to that unruly mob of fighting Irish.

And so it was there that I humbly witnessed the acceptance of the permanent loan and the welcoming and closing remarks by Commander John Keenan. Mark Goodman read the Gettysburg Address in a heart-wrenching cadence.

So now, my story winds to a close. I hope you’ll visit the museum and Pittenger’s home, his gravestone and his historic church along South Mission Road in our friendly village. Pittenger and countless others fought and died or were maimed in a gallant bid to preserve the nation’s unity. As we are again slowly drifting apart, there must be something we can all do to keep us united. Perhaps Pittenger can inspire us to figure it out.

The General, the original locomotive, is preserved at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia. Display case containing Sgt. William Pittenger memorabilia at the Fallbrook Historical Society. Members of the Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War hold up their flag.
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Koi Pond Creates Peace and Quiet

In Japan, the koi fish symbolize good fortune or luck, abundance and perseverance. In Buddhism, they represent courage.

The Fallbrook area is full of homes that are tucked away in hidden valleys where their occupants enjoy peace and quiet. Some owners, whose homes are close to major roads, find a way to create their own piece of paradise.

The Ritter home off East Mission Road is one such place. Ron and Judy Ritter moved there in 1985 and, while traffic can be heard from in front of the house, the backyard is quiet and peaceful due in large part to their lily pond, which is home to koi fish.

They had the pond built in 2003 in the spot where their four children originally played volleyball. When asked why they put in a koi pond, Ron Ritter replied that after their son Steven was killed in a car accident in 1987, they had no need for the volleyball court. A retired Navy chaplain

and Lutheran pastor, Ron has specialized in the ministry of bereavement.

When considering the possibilities for their backyard, he said, “Somehow the subject of a pond came up.”

At that time, there was a koi farm on Gird Road that was owned by Takemi Adachi. He had taken over the farm from his father who started it in 1974.

The farm was closed in December 2014, but one of the employees is still taking care of the Ritter koi pond. Francisco Torres stops by twice a month to do maintenance for it.

The pond is fed from a man-made well on the property. Ritter pointed out the locations of two water pumps that recycle the pond water. The water is also aerated by two waterfalls, which can be turned on and

[Top] A koi fish at the Ritter home looks for more food; they eat more in warm weather than in cold weather because they are cold-blooded.
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A variety of plants and trees grow around the koi pond at the Ritters’ house. Lucette Moramarco photos Lily pads provide shelter for fish and shade to keep the water cool. They also produce oxygen which is good for the fish.
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[Right] The koi fish stir up the water while competing for food floating on the surface of the pond.

off, at the east end of the pond. Recently installed solar panels on their new roof also provide the energy to run the pumps.

While there have been as many as 11 koi fish in the pond, there are only six living there now. Ritter said he has lost a few fish over the years to egrets and herons. He has seen the big birds “snap them out of the water, sending them to koi heaven” as the birds kill the fish which are too big for them to eat. Ritter buried the fish under his fruit trees as they are supposed to be good fertilizer. While he said he doesn’t know a lot about koi, Ritter did explain that they need less food in cold weather than they need when the weather is hot because they are cold-blooded. He feeds them every morning.

There are many lily pads in the pond that along with the water and fish create a balance of nature. The pond also has small black mosquito fish which eat mosquito larvae. Little dark orange fish can be seen swimming in the pond, but they are a mystery to Ritter. He said he doesn’t know where they come from or where they go, but they add to the magic of the pond for him.

Tall trees provide shade while the waterfalls add their calming sound and the sun glints off the surface of the water, making the pond a relaxing place to spend time and a getaway from the hustle and bustle of life.

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Other fish live in the pond besides the koi fish. [Right] The waterfall helps to put oxygen into the water which helps keep the fish in the pond healthy.
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Coldwell Banker Village Properties has 25 agents who are the top in their industry and on average have been with the company for 16 years. As managing broker, Hasvold’s attitude is that it’s his responsibility to provide his agents with the tools and resources they need to be successful. “I believe we have that and we offer the best range of services and support for our agents. We have the best agents around and I am here to serve them.

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Positively Proved Wrong

As you go through life, there are several moments where something proves you wrong. Oftentimes this instance is a positive thing, and in my life it has definitely been the case. It could be thinking that you did poorly on an exam and then receiving exactly the grade you wanted, or it could be thinking something about a person and then they act in

the exact opposite way. These often pleasant surprises can lead to some of the best moments in our lives, and from my experience I know it to be the truth.

As the American author and activist Peter Joseph once said, “To be proven wrong should be celebrated, for it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding, furthering

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awareness.” While this thought is usually applied to people doubting you, it could also describe your doubts of others.

When I was told I was moving once again at 7 years old, and this time to a completely new state, I had my doubts. Yet the move to Fallbrook is what truly brought me a sense of community, as well as the feeling of being home.

And that is exactly why I am here today. My name is Anthony Wilson, and I am writing to you today as a way to express my gratitude to this town I now call my home.

“The move to Fallbrook is what truly brought me a sense of community, as well as the feeling of being home.

After living in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, for seven years, my family decided to make the move to California, more specifically, to the town of Fallbrook. These two locations proved to be complete opposites of each other.

Las Vegas is an extremely large city situated in the desert, where every house appeared to be copy-and-pasted identical copies of each other. Having a yard of anything but rocks was rare, and a small bush was the typical “green pop” in front of any Vegas house.

Fallbrook was a town that seemed to be green all around. Every road had beautiful trees on either side, and every house had a unique shape, and most importantly, a grass lawn. From the moment I moved here, I knew there was no better town to live my childhood, and I thought it couldn’t get any better.

Then I was proved wrong. The visual appeal of Fallbrook still has its hold on me; however, it is not the only reason I appreciate this small town. The community that quickly accepted me made this place truly feel like home. When I entered the third grade, my first school year in this town, the other students in my class quickly accepted me, and I found myself having much closer friends than I ever had before.

Even though I seemed to change schools every year from third to seventh grade, every school I went to proved to be just as easy to integrate myself into. It was not just school, however, that made me feel like I was a part of this town. My brother joined the Fallbrook Pop Warner Football team soon after we had moved, and I began to meet people every weekend who have been a part of my life ever since.

I found myself helping in the snack bar at almost every game, and made friends with several people who regularly attended the games as well.

Eighth grade, however, marked a turning point in my life, and this town was the reason.

For the second time ever, I had stayed at the same school for more than a year, Potter Junior High School. I actually was a part of a solidified friend group where I did things outside of school more often than ever before. What made it even better was the knowledge that I would more than likely end up going to the same high school as all my friends and get to stay with the same people for the next four years of my life.

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I’m now in my third year in high school, and I am glad to say that this hypothesis was correct, I am still friends with the same people and I don’t regret any bit of it. Fallbrook allowed me to build a secure group of friends, people I hope to stay in contact with for the rest of my life.

I thought the sense of community was what would be the most significant reason that this town held such a special place in my life.

And again, I was proved wrong. It wasn’t just the sense of community Fallbrook brought that I enjoyed, I also developed a taste for the town itself as a whole. From the restaurants and their food, to the events like the Avocado Festival, I loved almost everything this town had to offer. Specifically, the range of Mexican restaurants was one of the best changes this town brought.

Back in Las Vegas, the closest thing to good Mexican food I had ever had was Chipotle, and now I was in a town where I could

choose from a variety of amazing Mexican restaurants. If you can’t already tell, Mexican food quickly became my favorite food and I now cannot imagine my life without it.

In fact, when I think about going to college somewhere far from California, I constantly think about what I would be leaving behind. Every time, the first thing that comes to mind is a good carne asada burrito. With food and cooking being parts of my life that I cherished so much, I assumed that it would be impossible to ask for more from this town.

And for one more time, I was proved wrong. Even the food this town brought me to enjoy was not the end of the influence this town has had on me. I found out rather that several of my friends spoke Spanish when they were at home, and this information greatly surprised me. Back in Las Vegas, I only knew of a few people who spoke Spanish at all, and now I was in a place where Spanish proved to be a useful skill.

Throughout high school, my passion for learning Spanish has only grown more and more, and I can now say that I have learned Spanish. While I am still growing in fluency, I find myself able to read and write quite easily in this second language. If I still lived in Las Vegas, I would have ended up taking Spanish classes when I got to high school; however I doubt that I ever would have had the passion to truly learn it if I had not moved to Fallbrook.

Knowing that there are people around me who I can speak with in Spanish and knowing that learning Spanish would be a useful skill, the town of Fallbrook has pushed me to make learning this language one of my main priorities during high school.

With college applications right around the corner, I have been considering more than ever where I would like to spend the next stage of my life: higher education. While my dream school is still MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, schools in California like UCLA and UC Berkeley still rank in my top schools.

If I do get into my dream school, I plan to move away, and Massachusetts is quite far from this town I have called my home for the past nine years. This change has caused me to think more than ever about why I love living here, and as shown above, a variety of reasons quickly flooded my mind.

And so, with moving away looming over my head, I have one thing that I want to say to the small town of Fallbrook: Thank you for proving me wrong time and time again.

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Golflabs Robot Revolutionizes the World of Golf

Once upon a time, in a world where technology and sports intersected, there were two partners who worked together to create a revolutionary golf robot. In 1994, North County local Gene Parente saw an opportunity to revolutionize the sport of golf through technology and built the first robot. He was introduced to Sean Dynes of DUproducts who would join him to help engineer and build the robots.

For 30 years, the two men have worked tirelessly together to develop the ultimate golfing machine, the Robot. The Robot has now become the testing standard in golf with 50 purchased worldwide by nearly every major golf equipment manufacturer, but they didn’t stop with testing.

While it was initially designed to be used in research and development by golf equipment manufacturers to help improve their products, it is now multipurpose to help golfers improve their game.

The Golflabs golf robot is packed with cutting-edge technology, including sensors that capture data on every aspect of a golfer’s swing, from club speed and angle to the trajectory of the ball. The robot’s artificial intelligence is programmed to analyze this data and provide real-time feedback to the golfer, helping them make adjustments and improve their performance.

“It’s been 30 years since we started developing the robots,” Parente said. “What we’re able to do now is fit players for golf equipment but also, because we can duplicate any person’s swing, we can duplicate their swing flaws. And for teachers and lessons, we can show with a robot what your potential is. We’re working with the top 100 instructors for Golf.com, and we can now duplicate your swing, testing, fitting and lessons. So the machine has multiple uses. We help golfers improve their skills and perfect their swings.”

“We’re on the ninth or 10th generation of software development which captures the data on the wrist,” Dynes said. “There are these devices called launch monitors. They capture all the swing

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data during the downswing, impacting the ball and what we do is similar to an MRI machine. It allows us to look and see what’s going on and then we take that data and duplicate it on the robot itself.

“It helps the player improve their game in many different ways. Some players want to get better, have lessons and improve. We can show a roadmap for that. So the machine is multifaceted in how it provides data. The main thing, more than anything else, is the data. Everything is data-driven right now in this world and golf is no exception. What we’ve been able to do with the machine is take our data and our knowledge and apply that to golfers in a real-life setting so they can get more enjoyment out of the game, and ideally improve their score,” Dynes said.

The Golflabs robot helps golfers make adjustments to improve their performance. The Golflabs robot captures data on every aspect of a golfer’s swing, from club speed and angle to trajectory of the ball. The robot’s artificial intelligence is programmed to analyze a golfer’s data and provide real-time feedback to the golfer.
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Famous golfers from all around the world have used the Golflabs golf robot to improve their game. Tiger Woods was one of the early adopters of the technology, using the robot to help him recover from a serious back injury. Other notable golfers who have used the robot include Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

“Local companies, including Taylormade, Callaway Golf and Titleist use the robot as well as every major manufacturer in the U.S. and many in Asia,” Parente said.

In describing the relationship between the two partners, Parente said, “It’s been an interesting

career and ride. It’s literally Sean and I trying to imagine things and then we go through this development phase and out comes something on the other end that is brand new that has always delighted and amazed people in the golf industry and beyond the industry as well.”

In the end, these locals created the Golflabs robot, which became a game-changer in the world of golf, helping manufacturers improve their equipment and helping golfers of all skill levels improve their game and achieve their dreams on the course.

For more information, visit http://Golflabs.com.

Golflabs is working with the top 100 golf instructors for www.golf.com and can now duplicate one’s swing, testing, fitting and lessons. The Golflabs robot also helps fit players for golf equipment. The robot is used by every major golf manufacturer in the U.S. and many in Asia.
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Tiger Woods used the robot to help him recover from a serious back injury.

Autoheim

“Where Relationships & Repairs Go Hand in Hand”

European Service and Repair

Autoheim has been a family owned and operated business since 1982. They are ASE certified and offer up-todate services and repairs on all European vehicles, while only using OEM parts or their equivalents. Autoheim is deemed an esssential business and is committed to keeping your car in top conditon.

Having worked in the automotive industry for a combined total of more than 50 years, father and son team Danny and Mike Covo work hard to provide their customers with the highest quality of service and dedication.

Using the latest technology and diagnostic tests to inspect a customer’s vehicle, both Danny and Mike are educated in the latest updates on automative repair. They can explain what a vehicle’s status is, the measures needed to fix the problem, and provide the customer with pointers to keep their vehicle running in top condition. Because they strive to provide their community

with the best possible automotive repair service, it’s no wonder they have so many repeat customers and gain new customers yearly.

Most importantly, Autoheim offers coding and programming for most European vehicles including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Land Rover/Range Rover, Maserati, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Volkswagen and more. Diagnostics of a vehicle’s electronic equipment, which previously could only be done by the car factory or dealership, is now available at Autoheim.

In addition to their long list of labors already offered, Autoheim provides a

SERVICE & REPAIR

complete maintenance for all European vehicles. A unique service, which sets them apart from other competitors.

For the customer’s convenience, they provide a complimentary shuttle service, or, if desired, a rental car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car at a discounted rate while your car is being serviced.

Autoheim accepts most extended warranties, while also offering factory scheduled maintenance, warranty book validations, and factory recommended services.

At Autoheim, they believe every car is a challenge and experience – a challenge and experience they enjoy. It is their passion and knowledge for their work that allows Autoheim to provide the best service possible and is the reason they have a great reputation.

Autoheim 1236 South Main Street Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-2338
Danny Covo and his son Mike Covo of Autoheim in Fallbrook.
“Autoheim is ASE-certified and offers up-to-date services and repairs on all European vehicles while only using OEM parts or their equivalents.”
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FALLBROOK LOCAL Creates A Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellant

Abackyard retreat can be even more enjoyable when homeowners find ways to keep mosquitos at bay. Have you ever been minding your own business at a barbecue or outdoor party, only to be ambushed by pesky flies and mosquitos?

Mosquitos make their presence felt in many areas each summer. These pesky, often hungry insects can carry disease, and their bites can be painful and itchy.

Fallbrook local Justin Karasek has come up with a product that may offer a solution for some homeowners – Fly Away.

Fly Away is a not just a standard fan, it is a state-ofthe-art insect repellent device. The Fly Away fan works by using a combination of reflective light and wind to create an environment that bugs just do not like. It’s similar to a force field against buzzing and biting nuisances without unpleasant chemicals or odors.

It has a safety feature so that if one accidentally sticks their hand in the way of the blades, the fan will slow down and stop to avoid any mishaps. This feature can be a relief for parents concerned about the littlest of hands getting hurt.

The Fly Away can be used at outdoor activities such as camping,

picnicking or grilling. It is also easy to carry around because of its compact size and lightweight design. The Fly Away is powered with a USB cable or two AA batteries.

Customers said it is effective and has completely transformed their outdoor experiences.

Karasek created Fly Away in 2019 after years of looking for different products that could help get rid of flies and other pests like wasps and bees while dining. He thought citronella candles never seemed to work very well and mesh nets were a bit cumbersome to use. Thus, the idea for Fly Away was born.

It is currently manufactured in China; however, Karasek is in the process of finding U.S. based manufacturing for this device and other Fly Away products that are in the works. Karasek has 20+ years experience of selling and marketing other company’s products. He used this knowledge to promote his product and company, selling on Amazon, Lowe’s, Walmart and other outdoor specialty stores like Green Acres. He offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee on your purchase.

For more information, visit http://flyawayproduct.com.

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ESTABLISH DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND YOUR HOME. KEEP YOUR HOME FIRE SAFE

No combustible material within 5' of home.

"Lean, Clean, & Green" Zone: It is important to regularly thin and prune vegetation within the first 50' of your home.

ReducedFuelZone:Createspacingbetween vegetationtoslowpotentialspread.

FORBOTHZONES:

Stackfirewoodatleast30feetawayfrom allstructuresandfences.

Keep10feetofclearancearound propaneorbutanetanks.

Trimoffanydeadtreelimbs.

Removedebrisandpineneedlesfrom undertreesandinsideofraingutters.

Staggerplants,shrubs,and treesinorderto reduce thechanceoffirespreading.

Clearyourpropertyofanyunnecessaryfuellike garbage,trimmings,andotherflammablewaste.

Ensureyouraddressisvisiblypostedattheendofyour drivewaysothatwecaneasilyfindyouintheeventofan emergency.

Emergencies

To report an emergency please dial 9-1-1.

If you would like to report hazardous weeds or brush, or to schedule a fire inspection, please contact our Fire Prevention Bureau at: (760) 723-2010.

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OUR WORLD-RENOWN Semi-Precious Gemstone History

ocals who have lived in the Fallbrook area for a long time are familiar with the rich history of gems and minerals found in the area. To view a spectacular display, visit the Gem and Mineral Museum, 123 W. Alvarado St., in downtown Fallbrook. It has free admission, and you can browse the gift shop with a wonderful selection of gem and mineral-related items for all ages.

The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society was started in 1957 and is run by local experts and volunteers dedicated to mineralogy, paleontology and similar earth sciences, as well as providing local events.

One of the local semi-precious gemstones that doesn’t get very much attention is kunzite, which was discovered in Pala. Kunzite is a semi-precious gemstone that was first discovered locally in the early 20th century. The gemstone is named after George F. Kunz, a mineralogist and former vice-president of Tiffany & Co. who identified the stone. Kunzite is a pink to a violet-colored variety of spodumene, a mineral that is also found in other parts of the world.

George F. Kunz was a prominent American mineralogist and gemologist who is best known for his work as vice president of Tiffany & Co., the famous New York-based jewelry and luxury goods retailer. Kunz was born in New York City in 1856, and from a young age, he displayed a keen interest in minerals and rocks.

Kunz began working for Tiffany & Co. in the late 1870s as a messenger boy, and by the early 1880s, he had become the company’s resident mineralogist and gem expert. During his time at Tiffany & Co., Kunz was responsible for identifying and procuring many of the company’s most important gemstones, including the famous 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond, which Kunz purchased in 1878.

In addition to his work at Tiffany & Co., Kunz was a prolific author and researcher who made many important contributions to the field of mineralogy and gemology. He published more than 300 papers and books over the course of his career, and he was particularly interested in the history and folklore of gemstones.

Kunz was also an important figure in the early conservation movement, and he worked to raise awareness about the importance of preserving natural resources and habitats. He served as the president of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society and was instrumental in the establishment of several national parks and monuments, including Yellowstone National Park.

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Kunzite, a local semi-precious gemstone, is a pink to violet-colored variety of spodumene. It is shown above, in the background and on the opposite page. Adobestock photos
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Kunz died in 1932, but his legacy lives on through his numerous contributions to the fields of mineralogy, gemology and conservation. Today, he is remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of American gemology and is widely regarded as a pioneer in the study of gemstones and their cultural significance.

In addition to kunzite, the Fallbrook/Pala area is also known for its deposits of other semi-precious stones, including:

Tourmaline: The Pala Chief Mine in the Pala district is one of the most famous tourmaline mines in the world. The mine produces

a wide range of colors of tourmaline, including pink, green and blue.

Aquamarine: This blue-green variety of beryl is also found in the Pala district. The gemstone is valued for its clarity and color.

Morganite: This pink variety of beryl is found in the Pala region, as well as in other parts of the world. It is named after J.P. Morgan, the famous financier and gem collector.

Spessartine: This orange-red garnet is found in the Little Three Mine near Ramona in San Diego County.

Lepidolite: This lilac-colored mineral is often found with

George Frederick Kunz, shown left, is the namesake of kunzite. Here he is seen with a large kunzite crystal that was mined from the Pala Chief Mine around 1903 or 1904. On the table in front of him is a cut kunzite. The crystal is now in the collection of Bill Larson.
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Kunz was a prolific author and researcher and published more than 300 papers and books, such as those seen above, over the course of his career. Courtesy photos

spodumene and other lithium-bearing minerals in the Pala district. It is a source of lithium, which is used in batteries and other high-tech applications.

Tourmaline was one of the most soughtafter gemstones in the Pala area, with its dazzling array of colors ranging from pink, green, blue and even black.

The locals were quick to realize the value of the stones, and soon enough, they started mining them in large quantities. Tourmaline was used in various industries, including jewelry, electronics and porcelain. It became a precious commodity, and the demand for it only increased over time.

But it wasn’t just the locals who recognized the value of tourmaline. In the late 19th century, the Chinese became interested in importing the gemstone from Pala and Fallbrook. They were drawn to its unique coloration and believed it possessed powerful healing properties.

Soon, a thriving trade network emerged between the United States and China, with tourmaline as the star of the show. The gemstone was shipped in large quantities to China, where it was used in traditional Chinese medicine and other cultural practices.

Over time, other precious stones were discovered in the area, including aquamarine, morganite and kunzite. These too became popular in the international market, and soon, the region of Pala and Fallbrook became known as a hub for precious stone mining.

The story of tourmaline and the other precious stones mined in Pala and Fallbrook is a fascinating one. From its discovery to its international trade, the gemstone has played a significant role in shaping the region’s history. Collectors, lapidaries and jewelry designers can still be found at Fallbrook’s Gem and Mineral Museum, meetings and events. Check their website at http://fgms.org for more information.

The free museum and gift shop are open Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spessartine, an orange-red garnet, is found near Ramona in San Diego County.
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Lepedolite, background, is often found in the Pala district. It is a source of lithium.
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EXQUISITE FOOD IN A GARDEN SETTING

ORGANIC JUICE, SMOOTHIES & ACAI

Garden Center Cafe & Grill

A great dining experience! For breakfast, enjoy huge omelets, stuffed French toast, huevos rancheros or other traditional breakfasts. For lunch, try the exceptional salads with homemade dressings, soups, grilled sandwiches, fresh fish and daily specials. Dinner has an exquisite menu which proudly serves Certified Angus Beef® prime rib, steaks, fresh seafood, pastas, and more, incl beer & wine. Dine on the beautiful garden patio or take-out. Catering avail. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram!

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Lunch: Tues-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat & Sun 8am-2pm

Dinner Seating: Thurs, Fri & Sat 4:30-7:30pm

Cultivate Juice Co.

Cultivate Juice Co. in Fallbrook is offering organic fresh cold pressed juice, revitalizing smoothies and exotic acai bowls. Striving to utilize local farmers and goods as well as offering daily, weekly and monthly specials. Offering a creative space to socialize, energize and refresh. We aim to inspire our community to a healthier lifestyle.

837 E Mission Road, Fallbrook

949-945-8382

www.cultivatejuiceco.com

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BREAKFAST HOUSE

Main Street Cafe

This cafe is a real gem in the middle of Fallbrook! Great breakfast house serving generous portions. Awesome food prepared with delicious fresh ingredients. Known for having the best skillets in town. Great service and great prices.

507 South Main Ave, Fallbrook

760-731-1405

Open 7 Days a Week 7:00am-2:30pm

DONUTS, COFFEE, SANDWICHES

Winchell’s Donut House

Home of the “Warm ‘n Fresh Donut®” – with more than 70 varieties of donuts and bakery products, Winchell’s offers a diverse menu that includes donuts, cinnamon rolls, muffins, bagels, croissants and sandwiches. We feature top-grade fruit fillings and aromatic spices plus a large beverage selection that includes specially blended coffee, hot & frozen cappuccino, tea and more. Winchell’s promises customers fresh products and personable service from the moment they walk through our doors.

1075 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook

760-451-6219

www.winchells.com

Open 24 Hours – Always 14 in a Dozen!

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Local Dining

AWARD-WINNING LUNCH & BRUNCH

The Veranda at Grand Tradition

Renowned for being one of San Diego’s most beautiful wedding venues, Grand Tradition also houses an awardwinning restaurant. The Veranda restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday for brunch and lunch. Guests dine on the veranda of the Beverly Mansion overlooking the lake, formal gardens and gazebo. Picnic baskets are also available for a romantic private dining experience in the gardens alongside your choice of several waterfalls.

220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook

760-728-6466

www.grandtradition.com

Reservations are highly recommended

Poki Poki & Dragonitea

The origins of poke come from Hawaii. The poke comes in all different types of fish, ranging from different types of tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus and more. Poke bowls are loaded with healthy ingredients, such as avocados, radishes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, seaweed, carrots, and other vitamin enriched fresh vegetables. Poke bowls are typically served as a single delicious meal, making it convenient for people to grab on the go as a healthy lunch or dinner.

1057 S Main Ave, Suite A, Fallbrook

760-645-3728

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Open 7 Days a Week 11am-9pm

GOURMET AMERICAN

The Coal Bunker

The Coal Bunker is a local, family-run restaurant that’s passionate about bringing Fallbrook together with locally sourced and scratch made foods created from the heart & with community in mind. Our menu is designed to keep bringing you back again and again, ranging from savory entrees, fresh salads, and some of the best burgers you’ll ever have. We offer an ever-expanding variety of local craft beers and local wines, with Happy Hour Tues-Fri from 2pm-5pm.

232 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook

760-645-3471 | www.thecoalbunker.com

Tues-Thurs 11am-9pm • Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm

Pho Bomb & Grill

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup that may also be served with bean sprouts, fresh herbs, limes, chiles, and other garnishes. The best thing about pho is that it’s such a restorative food—the comforting soup is savory and rich in flavor and textures. Freshness of food: Most meats are only briefly cooked, vegetables are eaten freshly cooked, they are boiled or only briefly stir fried. Herbs and vegetables are essential and often abundantly used for that wonderful flavor.

835 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook

760-645-0027

www.facebook.com/PhoBomb

Open 7 Days a Week 10am-8pm

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Local Dining

Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill

Enjoy Harry’s, the only sports bar in town. We have 20 tap handles and 16 televisions with the best sports packages. We also have the best crew & great service. Happy Hour runs weekdays between 3-6 pm and features food & drink specials. Stop in, visit with old friends and meet new ones! Follow your favorite sports here – we show every Major League Baseball game every day.

125 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook 760-451-2000

www.harrysfallbrook.com

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AMERICAN CAFE

Fallbrook Coffee Company

Fallbrook Coffee Company is dedicated to serving our community one cup of coffee at a time. My wife and I moved here in 2020 and reopened the shop in 2021. We have enjoyed meeting everyone and expanding our menu which now includes local baked goods, monthly specials, new favorites like our Cold Brew Twist and of course some old favorites such as the Farmhouse Wrap and Avocado Chocolate Chip Muffin. We look forward to meeting more of you soon!

622 S Mission Road, Fallbrook 760-728-6000

www.fallbrookcoffeeco.com

Open Mon-Fri 6am-3pm & Sat-Sun 6am-2pm

ARGENTINE CUISINE

Fallbrook Cafe

Fallbrook Cafe is the neighborhood place for great food! The extensive menu offers eggs, omelets, Eggs Benedict, waffles, pancakes, specialty Lemon Ricotta pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, soup, salads, fresh fish, prime rib, fresh turkey & real mashed potatoes and more! Always quality ingredients & made fresh daily! Try our famously delicious CHICKEN POT PIES! Open daily at 7am for take-out or patio seating. We use DoorDash as a delivery service.

739 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook

760-728-1898

www.my-fallbrookcafe.com

Open 7 Days a Week!

Nuovoterra Products

Nuovoterra Products brings authentic, hand-crafted Argentine favorites locally, because good traditions should never be forgotten! Primarily a fusion between British and Italian cuisine, we use legacy recipes from the old country to handcraft some of Argentina’s most iconic foods such as Empanadas, Chimichurri, Dulce-de-Leche stuffed Alfajores (the national cookie) among other items. We offer meat, vegetarian and vegan options and seasonal specials. Order ahead online or swing by and pick up our Grab-n-Go items. Chau Bellos!

550 Industrial Way, Unit B, Fallbrook

760-575-4862 | @Nuovoterra Products

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Local Dining

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

127 West Social House

Located in the heart of downtown Fallbrook, 127 West Social House is where “pub” meets gourmet grub. From gourmet burgers & stone-fired pizza to bison meatloaf & braised short rib, 127 is a true palette pleaser. Come drink at the bar or catch up with friends over dinner. We feature 20 craft beers on tap and extensive wines by the glass, including local wineries & breweries. Enjoy the ambiance of our interior shabby chic dining room & bar or dine “al fresco” in our outdoor patio.

127 West Elder Street, Fallbrook

760-645-3765

www.127-west.com

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AUTHENTIC THAI & VEGETARIAN

Trupiano’s Italian Bistro

Celebrating nearly 19 years in Fallbrook, Trupiano’s Italian Bistro has become a Mecca for those who want to enjoy an authentic Italian dish while relaxing in a warm, vibrant and friendly atmosphere. We provide traditional Italian fare as well as new innovative culinary delights. Whether enjoying a quick lunch with friends or dinner with someone special the experience at Trupiano’s is always sure to please. Private chef and catering services available. At Trupiano’s, you are not just a patron, you are family.

945 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook 760-728-0200

www.trupianorestaurantgroup.com

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Thai Thai Restaurant

Serving authentic Thai and vegetarian food. Our menu is traditional Thai with an emphasis on chili, herbs and spices with spice levels 0-10 to fit any taste. We use our family recipes to prepare and cook for you. Food portions are large! We take pride in our preparation! Dine-in, take-out. Catering available. Find our menu online!

1055 South Main Ave, Fallbrook

760-728-4938

www.ThaiThaiFallbrook.com

Open Monday - Sunday 11am-9pm

Village Roots Deli & Taproom

Located in the heart of Downtown Fallbrook lays Village Roots Deli & Taproom, the newest addition to Fallbrook’s restaurant scene. Offering over 40 rotating craft beers, kombuchas and ciders along with 13 different local wines, you will surely find something that will please your palate. Village Roots Deli & Taproom specializes in artisan sandwiches, salads and small bites including several vegan, vegetarian and meat options. Check out their reviews on Yelp!

136 N Main Ave, Fallbrook 442-444-8412

www.villagerootsdeli.com

Open Sun-Thurs 11:30am-8pm & Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm

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Local Dining

Mariscos El Pacifico Mexican & Seafood

MEXICAN CUISINE Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Mariscos El Pacifico specializes in Baja style seafood & grill. We offer delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine – each of our dishes is carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients and highest quality in the region. We also offer a wide selection of tasty Mexican snacks made from family recipes, with the flavor of beloved Mexican cuisine. Come visit us! See for yourself the quality of our service, friendly atmosphere and the delicious dishes that have made our kitchen famous!

111 N. Vine Street, Fallbrook

760-728-9737

702 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista

760-630-5834

CAFE, WINE BAR & ART GALLERY

Café des Artistes

Adjoined to the Fallbrook Art Center, we are an intimate café, wine bar and art gallery with a European flair. Our seasonal menu’s focus is providing a healthy alternative with locally sourced organic produce, chemical-free seafood, and meats and cheeses. Specializing in Soups, Salads, and Panini sandwiches on herb focaccia, sourdough, or gluten free bread. Brunch/Lunch daily, Bottomless Mimosas, Dog Friendly patio.

103 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook

760-728-3350

www.cafedesartistes.us

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We at Mountain Mike’s Pizza believe passionately in being active participants in the community we serve. We proudly provide support to organizations and groups that better our community through education, youth and adult sports, development of the arts, charitable acts and spiritual leadership. Gluten-free crust available on 10” pizza. Delivery available (additional cost). Open Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm and Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.

1125 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook

760-645-0505

www.mountainmikespizza.com

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GREEK RESTAURANT

Greek Chicken

A cheerful Greek eatery in downtown Fallbrook featuring authentic Mediterranean dishes, quick service, a casual atmosphere, patio seating and a drive-through. More than 30 years in business! Try our famous Saffron Lemon Chicken Soup, Gyros and Chicken Pitas, Greek Salads, Kabob Plates and more. Always fresh! Senior & military discounts. Catering available.

904 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook

760-723-8050

www.chickenfallbrook.com

Open Every Day 10am-9pm

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Pala Casino Spa Resort

Featuring 7 bars and restaurants, we cater to every craving at Pala Casino Spa Resort. Bar Meets Grill offers stunning views of the Palomar Mountains while you enjoy fine dining. For traditional Asian dishes visit Noodles. Pala Café offers traditional home-cooked style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Items include sandwiches, burgers, pasta and daily Baja Mex specials. The Poolside Café & Bar is casual with calming mountain views. Sports fan visit Luis Rey’s Sports Bar.

11154 Highway 76, Pala

877-946-7252

www.palacasino.com

Aquaterra at Pala Mesa

Fresh culinary creations and libations await you at our on-site Aquaterra Restaurant and Bar. Dine indoors or alfresco on the terrace patio, where panoramic views of the surrounding hills and lush green golf course accentuate the lively ambiance. With our extensive menu featuring sensational seafood and home-cooked favorites, we have something to please every palate. Our patio hosts special events, theme nights and live entertainment.

2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook

760-728-5881

www.palamesa.com/dine

Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri-Sun 8am-7pm

Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant

Your senses will come alive with the aroma of authentic Mexican cooking as you order your food either on the patio or to go. Enjoy the carne asada, chicken, fresh fish, shrimp, or carnitas – in burritos, tostadas, or tacos. Treat yourself to the best tasting chile rellenos, and seven seas soup. Salsas, red and green, are so good you’ll take some home. Serving beer, wine, and wine margaritas. Catering to go.

1075 S. Mission Road, Suite A, Fallbrook

760-728-8006

Open Tues-Thurs 11-7:30, Fri 10-8, Sat 9-8 & Sun 9-4

Breakfast Served All Day, Lunch & Dinner

Patio Dining, Take-Out & Curbside Service

Yama Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The best sushi restaurant in Fallbrook! Proudly serving fresh daily shipments of the highest quality fish for their sushi, sashimi, rolls, and cooked entrees. Diners rave about the delicious ramen, yakisoba, house specials, salads, appetizers and extensive selection of sushi and rolls that are absolutely tantalizing! Also enjoy desserts, beer, wine, and sake.

1067 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook 760-723-9788

www.yamasushifallbr.com

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2:40pm & 4:20pm-8:40pm, Fri 11:30am-2:40pm & 4:20pm-9:00pm, Sat 4:20pm-8:40pm, Closed Sun

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Local Dining

Estrella’s & Casa Estrella Cocina de México

Two locations: Downtown Fallbrook and South Mission in Fallbrook. Both restaurants feature authentic homestyle Mexican food! Family run and operated for 17 years. Full bar with extensive draft beer selection and live entertainment. Full menu is available for take-out as well as patio dining. Check our website for entertainment schedule.

Estrella’s: 129 E. Mission Rd, Fallbrook | 760-728-1200

Open Sun-Thurs 11am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm

Casa Estrella: 3757 S. Mission Rd, Fallbrook | 760-728-3200

Open Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm

www.estrellasfallbrook.com

BREAKFAST, BURGERS & HOT SANDWICHES

Village Pizza of Bonsall

With over 25 years in business, Village Pizza of Bonsall serves fresh, delicious pizza, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. A family-owned restaurant, we use quality ingredients in all of our dishes, including homemade dough and sauce. Brick-oven pizzas, stuffed sandwiches and satisfying pastas keep customers coming back for more. Open Sun-Thurs 11-9 & Fri-Sat 11-10.

5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 832, Bonsall

In the River Village Center 760-414-9899

www.villagepizzabonsall.com

Nessy Burgers

Craving a delicious burger, look no further than Nessy Burgers. For more than three decades, our handmade and individually weighed fresh 1/2 lb burger patties have been cooked to order on freshbaked sesame seed buns. Topped with juicy jumbo tomatoes, crisp hand-broken iceberg lettuce, premium sliced American cheese, and sliced sweet onions (or grilled onions on request). Don’t forget about our Nessy Sauce, made fresh daily and similar to Thousand Island dressing, but with our signature Nessy twist.

By Pala Mesa Market on Old Hwy 395 near I-15 & 76, Fallbrook 858-692-6517

www.nessyburgers.com | nessy@nessyburgers.com

Open 7 Days per Week, 7am-7pm

El Parque

El Parque at the Iconic Fallbrook Stage Stop is located directly across from Live Oak Park. Offering inside and outside dining as well as carry out. Enjoy a full menu of American and Mexican fare including Menudo, Chili, Tamales, Burritos, Tacos, Tostadas, Burgers and more along with a cold Cerveza or a glass of California wine.

2659 Reche Road, Fallbrook 760-731-2775

www.facebook.com/elparquestagecoachstop

Open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, Sat & Sun 8am-8pm

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ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Fresco Grill and Wine Bar

More than an Italian restaurant, Fresco Grill also offers fresh fish daily, steak, lamb, chicken and vegetarian dishes with a great selection all year round. Every item on the menu is made with choice fresh ingredients. Owner Leone D’Arcangelo insists on using the same European-inspired flavors that are found in his homeland Italy. Come in Wednesdays for 1/2 price wine bottles. Gluten-free available. Catering also available. Open 7 days, MonFri 3-9pm & Sat-Sun 12-9pm. Happy Hour every day 3-5pm.

5256 S. Mission Road, Bonsall

In the River Village Center

760-631-1944

www.frescorestaurants.com

CHINESE

Peking Wok

Peking Wok serves a large menu with every order made fresh with quality ingredients. From the grains of rice to the tender vegetables, you’ll be able to see and taste the difference. Come enjoy our uniquely elegant, yet relaxed setting. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesdays-Sundays, closed Mondays. Dine-in or carry out. Because all of our entrees are prepared fresh and made to order, we can easily accommodate special requests and dietary needs.

5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 303, Bonsall

In the River Village Center

760-724-8078

www.pekingwokbonsall.com

SPECIALTIES

Z Cafe

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, San Diego’s finest craft beers & wine, and featuring Hawaiian specialties. Great food at a great price. With healthy portions of fresh, homemade quality cuisine, sushi, salads, steaks, fresh fish and soups, you’re sure to find something you love. Come by and enjoy our patio, which offers beautiful views of the San Luis Rey wildlife preserve, while you enjoy one of our signature dishes, such as a Hawaiian bowl. Enjoy daily specials. Open 7am-9pm 7 days.

5256 S. Mission Road, Bonsall

In the River Village Center

760-940-1751

www.zbonsall.com

Z South

We are very proud of Z South. It has a contemporary style with an authentic Mexican flavor. Our menu has traditional dishes along with some new surprises that we’re sure our customers will love. It’s casual fine dining. The bar area is designed to encourage people to get to know one another and mingle with others from the community. We welcome Bonsall and all Z customers to come try out our new location. Open 7 days a week from 11am to 9pm.

5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 1103, Bonsall

In the River Village Center 760-940-1751

www.zsouth.net

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Restoring Cultura con Sabor Restoring Cultura con Sabor

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andra Orozco-Téllez is what some might call a Renaissance woman. She is a brilliant chef, cake decorator and talented artist, who desires to keep her culture alive through food and art. Her beautiful beaded earrings, decorated hats, traditional rebozos

and tooled leather purses may be found in the Fallbrook Art Center on Main Avenue. If you’re lucky, you can take a cooking workshop or share a traditional Mexican meal with her through her business, Cultura con Sabor, at her beautiful ranch located in Rainbow.

Growing up in the small village of Dos Estrellas de Jiménez Municipio de Purépero, Michoacán, Mexico, Sandra’s small family home didn’t have the luxuries of running water or electricity. Instead, they cooked everything by fire, made meals from the ingredients they grew or could source locally and had to travel miles to bring potable water back to their village. As a child, she spent hours watching her grandmother, Juana Adame, cook, fascinated by how she would mix ingredients and create amazing dishes out of seemingly simple ingredients. The smoke from the cooking became her grandmother’s perfume, and now anytime she smells that familiar earthy campfire smell, she is teleported right back home with her grandmother’s cooking in Mexico. The first time she cooked for money was at nine years old when she helped her family to cook a celebration meal for 200 people.

In 1999, Sandra married her first husband, Jesus Téllez, and moved to the United States. Far away from family and friends, she and Jesus established a life in the U.S. They had two children, Victor and David Tellez, whom they raised together in Long Beach.

At the age of 32, Sandra became a widow after her husband drowned in a pool when they were on vacation. Overcome with grief, she wanted nothing more than to pack up everything and move back with her family in Mexico; however, she said that God had other plans for her. She held several jobs in that time, from Mary Kay consultant to cake decorator and childcare worker. She loved that she could help people through her work, but none of those were her true passion, she said.

Nine years after her first husband passed, she met Douglas Gastelum, her current husband. After years of obstacles, Sandra finally went to culinary school. Tired of the fast paced-busy

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Sandra Orozco-Téllez is an accomplished chef, cake decorator and artist. El Imagenero photos

lifestyle of Long Beach and craving the small-town feel of her home in Mexico, Sandra and Doug made their home in Rainbow in 2017.

The move from Mexico to the U.S. made Sandra aware of the threats facing Mexico’s cultural heritage. The rise of fast food and convenience culture and the loss of indigenous knowledge put Mexico’s culinary traditions at risk. She explained that the

Mexican food we taste here in the United States is more of a CalMex or TexMex blend, often smothered in yellow cheese and not cooked using traditional methods or ingredients. The true flavors of traditional Mexican food can only be experienced by using locally sourced ingredients and traditional techniques and tools.

Determined to share her love of art and food with her community, Sandra created Cultura con Sabor in 2018. Through her small business, she recreates and teaches others to recreate the traditional dishes that reflect the colors, textures and flavors of Mexico using locally sourced ingredients. She sources all her food through what she grows on her ranch and from local farmers such as Juan Villegas from Canyon View Farms, whose produce can be purchased at the Fallbrook Farmer’s Market. Cultural cooking workshops are held at the ranch in small groups of 10 people by invitation only. The workshops are very hands-on and can take upwards of three to five hours to complete. For more information, visit https:// www.facebook.com/culturaconsabor.

“There are only two reasons I cook– for love or money,” Sandra said jokingly.

The preparation and process of cooking these traditional meals are lengthy, but the flavors are unrivaled. Cultura con Sabor has since been featured in several food blogs and San Diego Magazine. She claimed the title of “Best Tasting Guacamole” at Fallbrook Avocado Festival in 2018 and 2019.

Art and cooking aren’t merely a means of expression for Sandra, who said, “Cooking is a way to say I love you.” They are a way of honoring her traditions, culture and family. You might come to Cultura con Sabor a stranger, but you will most certainly leave feeling like a part of her family. If there is only one thing you learn from Sandra, let it be this: You can make an extraordinary life out of any circumstance; it just takes a little perseverance.

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Get away to a variety of cuisines, entertainment and fun!

Are you looking for a dining experience that caters to every craving? Are you looking to “get away” but not travel more than a few minutes out of town? Look no further than Pala Casino Spa Resort. With a variety of restaurants serving up delicious cuisines from around the world, there’s something for everyone, and new restaurants are on the horizon.

For those with discriminating tastes, Bar Meets Grill is a perfect choice. With stunning views of the Palomar Mountains, this unique dining experience offers a seasonal menu that features

everything from steaks and chops to customized wood-fired pizzas. And with a premium selection of spirits, specialty cocktails, craft beers and distinguished wines, Bar Meets Grill is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion.

Craving traditional Asian dishes? Noodles has got you covered. With cuisine from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan, you’ll find authentic soups, noodles, barbecue and rice dishes that are sure to please even the most discerning palate.

If all-day dining and traditional home-

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cooked food is more your style, look no further than the Pala Café. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner items including sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes and daily Baja Mex specials, the café menu provides something for everyone. And with a casual, comfortable atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal.

Looking for a more casual dining experience? The Poolside Café & Bar is the place to find calming views of the surrounding mountains in an open-air setting. It offers breakfast and lunch options ranging from traditional American fare to juicy burgers

and tasty deli clubs. And with imaginative, festive cocktails, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

For sports fans, Luis Rey’s Sports Bar is the ultimate dining destination. With multiple large-screen TVs playing all your favorite sporting events, this full bar offers fan favorites like chicken wings, nachos, burgers and barbecue. And with 16 different ice-cold beers on draft, it’s the perfect place to catch the game and enjoy a delicious meal.

For those craving Italian cuisine, Coffee Amore offers an authentic Italian café experience. With a wide variety of coffee,

Noodles restaurant serves traditional Asian dishes. Cuisine from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan is featured at Noodles.
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espresso, cappuccinos and iced coffee drinks, as well as freshly baked pastries, Danish, and cookies, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a quick bite or a leisurely coffee break.

And for those looking for a quick snack or bite to eat, the Pala Casino Spa Resort Grab & Go has got you covered. With a variety of sandwich, snack and beverage options – as well as ice cream and popular Asian pastries – it’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite on the go.

Not only does the Pala Casino Spa Resort offer a variety of cuisine, but each restaurant also has its unique atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or a fun

group environment with friends, there is a restaurant to suit every taste and occasion.

In addition to the fantastic dining options, the Pala Casino Spa Resort also has a lot of entertainment to offer. Visitors can enjoy live music, comedy shows and other performances at the casino’s events center. The casino also has several bars and lounges where one can grab a drink and socialize with friends. With so many fun and delicious options to choose from, Pala Casino Spa Resort is the ultimate dining destination for foodies and casual diners alike. Come and experience the flavors of the world, entertainment and gaming – just outside of town.

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Simple Wine Pairing Pointers

Pairing a delicious meal with the perfect wine can be a match made in heaven. Wine novices may be intimidated by the challenge of making the perfect pairing, but they need not put themselves under such pressure. Just because a certain wine might make for a perfect pairing, that doesn’t mean others cannot step in and serve an equally flavorful function.

People who appreciate a great meal accompanied by an equally great wine need not have an encyclopedic knowledge of food or wine to successfully pair the two together. In fact, some basic pairing knowledge might be all that’s truly necessary to make a meal more memorable.

White and light: White wine fans should know that such wines tend to pair best with light meat, such as chicken or fish. According to Backbar, a platform designed to help bars and restaurants manage their inventory more effectively, white wines pair well with fish because the acidity in these wines enhances the taste of the fish. Chicken dishes vary greatly, and the online wine resource Wine Folly (www. winefolly.com) notes that the sauce will greatly affect the flavor of the meat. It means a wine that pairs well with a certain chicken dish may not necessarily pair as well with a different one. Representatives at local liquor stores or wineries can help people choose which wine to pair with chicken dishes.

Reds and reds: Red meats tend to match up best with red wines. Though they can be found in white wines, tannins are predominantly found in red wines. According to Backbar, the tannins in red wines soften the proteins in the meat, thereby helping enhance the flavors of the fat. It makes for a more flavorful meal.

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No need to spice things up: Spicy foods are beloved across the globe. Such foods can be among the more intimidating to pair with wine, as spicy foods have bold flavors that no one wants to detract from. In a 2016 interview with Eater. com, professional chef Sean Pharr advised against pairing high alcohol wines with spicy foods, noting that the alcohol can intensify the heat and spice of the food, which can prove disastrous for anyone trying to impress a date or show off their skills with spice. Many people prefer a riesling with spicy food, as the sweetness of this white wine can help offset the spice, making for a satisfying, flavorful meal.

Pairing wines may seem intimidating. But a few simple strategies can help novices find a wine that makes a homemade meal that much more delicious.

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POWERED BY WOMEN Fallbrook Winery

Whenmost of America thinks of California wine country, they usually think of Sonoma and Napa valleys in Northern California. With over 400 wineries, the first established in the mid-19th century, they have garnered a reputation known the world over for its multitude of fine wines.

But like any American story, there are always ambitious upstarts with a dream to take on the big guys. And that big dream is becoming a reality in the small, “Friendly Village” of Fallbrook in the 21st century. With over a dozen Fallbrook wineries and nearly 100 in San Diego County, the Fallbrook region is fast becoming a major contender in attracting wine lovers from all over America and across the globe.

Years ago, these rolling Fallbrook hillsides were almost exclusively chock full of avocados. But as drought seasons increased and the price of water skyrocketed, many hillsides of avocado groves have been replaced with a less thirsty fruit: grapes. They are grown in their beautifully symmetrical rows, rolling across the Tuscany-esque landscape.

The first winery established in Fallbrook was the aptly named Fallbrook Winery, which opened for business in 1981. In the mid-1990s, the property was purchased by Rebecca “Pepper” Wood and Ira Gourvitz, a husband and wife team who planted and expanded the vineyard and still own and operate the winery today. Not only is Fallbrook Winery the oldest winery in San Diego, it is one of the largest.

March 25 was the third annual National Women in Wine Day, which may tell you something else that is special about Fallbrook Winery. While Pepper and Ira still own and operate the winery, Ira, who now in his 80s, is in semi-retired mode. So for the past five or so years, Pepper has been the driving force and very hands-on leader for every stage from planting grape seedlings to the final stage of sampling a sip from a favorite wine glass with dinner.

“I was the first female partner in a CPA firm for years in San Diego,” Pepper recalled. “My husband was in the distribution end of the wine business, but he knew everything about wine. We found this Fallbrook property, bought it, planted every vine and expanded it. I definitely see more and more women in the wine business and also more women coming in together for tasting.”

The wine industry has been dominated by men for centuries,

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but in California and especially in Fallbrook, Pepper has been instrumental in bringing about some changes. Both of the assistant winemakers at Fallbrook Winery are women. Amelia Pargellis is exploring wineries in New Zealand and is about to finish her master’s degree in viticulture in France. The other assistant winemaker is Faith Lawson, one of a new generation of women in wine. After interning in the industry in Oregon, she found her place in Fallbrook and said she is proud that her work ethic and talents are being utilized in every part of the winemaking process.

“The guys here have been so gracious in sharing every aspect of the business with me,” Faith said. “Traditionally most of the women in the wine industry have been in hospitality rather than farming or production. We do everything from lab work, to

harvesting, driving the fork lift, lifting barrels, all the dirty work. A good work ethic is greatly appreciated here.”

Luke McCollum, vineyard manger, said the winery is powered by women.

“Pepper is our fearless leader,” Luke said. “She’s right there with us every step of the way. There’s Amelia and Faith. And Pepper’s niece, Michelle, in the tasting room. Katarina doing the hi-tech computer stuff. And of course, Paula Baker, our office manager, who does it all.”

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Pepper agreed with his assessment.

“Paula has been with me even before I had the winery,” Pepper said. “All the women are amazing. Team work is everything. When the crush happens, we all work together.”

The old saying, “The proof is in the pudding” becomes “The proof is in the bottle.” With 10 major awards in just the past two years, Fallbrook Winery is gaining national attention.

“A friend from San Francisco recently called me all excited,” Pepper said. “He said ‘How does Fallbrook Winery win first place in the San Francisco wine competition? How?’”

Well, it may be a team effort, but the buck stops with winemaker

Euan Parker. He is responsible for the final product that will grace thousands of tables from coast to coast. Euan studied in New Zealand and earned his master’s degree in viticulture and enology in France.

“Euan does so much more than make excellent wines and teach our staff,” Pepper said proudly. “He’s a scientist and an artist when it comes to perfecting our wines. He also started our Wine Wednesday where the staff compares wines from other companies with ours. It improves our product and creates a wonderful camaraderie. And they learn a lot in the process which is good.”

Fallbrook Winery makes many varieties with their signature

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Katarina Jemec Parker, Paula Baker, Michelle Wood and Faith Lawson. Michelle Wood, wine server in the tasting room.

top-tier label being 33 degrees North.

“We’ve won Gold and Best in Class in San Francisco, L.A., Orange County, San Diego and even Boston for many of our handcrafted varietals,” Pepper said.

Of course, wine tasting is an integral part of the appeal of the Fallbrook Winery, and many of the visitors are wowed by the charm and rural nature of the winery’s setting, in contrast to other winery styles which seem to be more banquet halls with a small vineyard nearby. Autumn McAbee and Pepper’s niece, Brenda Wood can usually be found behind the bar, serving visitors from all over the world. Many of whom said the old-world charm is reminiscent of the wineries found in the Tuscany region of Italy.

Even with the old-school, rustic setting, Fallbrook Winery keeps up with the latest

Katarina Jemec Parker, who has bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree in geographical information science, leads the team in those areas and worked to have the Fallbrook area designated with its own American Viticultural Area which puts the locale on a par with Sonoma County, Napa, Temecula Valley and other AVAs across the nation.

Fallbrook Winery is a rare treasure hidden in the bucolic hillsides of Fallbrook, and its vast array of world class, award-winning wines are attracting attention on a national scale.

“Our wines are good,” Pepper said emphatically. “And we continue to get more and more exposure. We’re getting around. We’re not a mill. We’re rustic. When you’re tasting our wine outdoors, you don’t see houses. You see hillsides. We’re friendly. We’re not like those big places in Temecula. And we’ll stay that way.”

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Pala Takes on the

Overthe past decade, a small number of Native American reservations throughout the United States and Canada began planting vineyards and becoming wine producers, melding a spiritual and traditional love of the land with the ancient art of winemaking. Although their winemaking operations are presently considered minuscule relative to the mega-industry of

commercial wine production, tribes in British Columbia, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Northern and Central California have already established their own successful and critically acclaimed brands.

About five years ago, Pala Band of Mission Indians joined the tribal vine movement.

With grape harvest, the Pala Band of Mission Indians

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entered the emerging market of wine produced by Native Americans, and in August 2022, they harvested another amazing crop.

According to Christopher Nejo, legal analyst and researcher for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the tribe is the first of its kind in this area to get into the wine-making business.

“Although I can’t say for certain that the Pala Indians are the first Native American tribe in all of Southern California to become involved with their own wine production, I do believe that we were the first to do so in San Diego and Riverside counties,” Nejo said.

Although it is commonly understood in the wine industry that there is generally a seven-year “vine-to-wine” period between newly planted vines to adult vines, the Pala operation achieved a

2020 harvest earlier than expected.

“We first planted the vineyards in 2017, but because the soil has such rich nutrition and the climate for grape-growing is so suitable here, we were able to harvest eight and a half tons of grapes in 2020,” Nejo said.

The vineyard produced about 18 tons in the 2022 harvest.

Once the harvesting is done at night, the grapes are immediately transported to the Camins 2 Dreams winery in Lompoc for winemaking and bottling. The small winery is renowned throughout the industry because it is overseen by Central California’s Chumash tribe’s own Tara Gomez who has the distinction of being the first, if not the only at that time, certified female Native American winemaker in the United States.

The harvest at Pala includes European varietal wine grapes for

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Wine grapes are picked at nighttime when the air is cooler and the grapes’ sugar levels are stable. Row 28 of grenache grapes is part of the this year’s crop of Pala’s red wine grapes.

viognier, syrah, grenache, sangiovese and mourvèdre, Nejo said.

Pala’s vineyards are currently grown on five acres which the tribe acquired a number of years ago from the one-time Ashley property holdings. The land was the site of mineral mining of tourmalines, morganite and kunzite by George A. Ashley, one of San Diego County’s pioneer miners and gemstone cutters. According to Nejo, the tribe has plans to expand the vineyard possibly by an additional five acres in the future.

One factor that influenced the tribe’s decision to grow wine grapes included the nature of the soil itself which contains decomposed granite, creating favorable conditions for the grape vine’s deep roots to flourish.

And because the vines pull their nutrients and water sources

from below the surface, the United States Supreme Court ruling in 2017 confirming that tribal primary water rights in the United States included groundwater as well as surface benefited the Pala decision to begin wine production.

Bottled under its own label, “Palangax,” the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ viognier wine is presently offered at the reservation’s Pala Casino Spa and Resort as well as sold at the Pala Mini Mart at 11154 Highway 76 in Pala.

Following a trend among Native American winemakers who find label-naming inspiration from their own tribal languages, the Palangax label is derived from a translation of the Pala tribe’s Cupeño/Luiseño language’s words for “at Pala.”

“Considering the translation of Pala is ‘place of water,’ the

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Harvest workers prepare a gondola of viognier grapes for transportation to a winery in Lompoc.

literal translation of ‘Palangax’ is ‘at the place of water,’” Nejo explained. “So nowadays, ‘Palangax’ can roughly translate to ‘we are from Pala’ or ‘from Pala.’”

Before the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 which regulated gaming activities on the tribal reservations in San Diego County, the Pala reservation was mostly limited to residential and minor agricultural activities. Today revenues from the reservation’s hugely successful and popular Pala Casino Spa and Resort, which first opened its doors in 2001, have been used to assist the tribe’s continued diversification of its agricultural businesses including the newest foray into grape

growing and wine production.

“It’s a natural progression for us because Pala had already been growing and operating hundreds of acres of citrus and avocado groves for many years,” Nejo said.

But the move to wine production is more than just parlaying a winning hand into agricultural success for the Pala Band of Mission Indians. It’s also about a deep and spiritual connection of the Native Americans to the land and all that grows upon it.

“We have had the elders of the tribe come out and bless the vineyard each year,” Nejo said. “That’s a sacred ritual for us, and one that will always be part of our grape-growing seasons.”

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Trail & Size Hiking Distance Difficulty Trailhead Attributes River Loop Trail 1,380 acres 5.8 miles, roundtrip easy Sandia Creek Drive just south of Santa Margarita River Shade of oaks, sycamores, year-round river      Hill Trail 1,380 acres 1.29 miles, one way moderate Rock Mountain Drive, 0.5 mile north of Santa Margarita River Mostly horses, must cross river      Santa Margarita County Preserve 173 acre 2.5 miles, one way moderate De Luz Road, south of Santa Margarita River Scenic views of river, equestrian staging area     
A colorful Pocket Field Guide is available for purchase through the Fallbrook Land Conservancy. The guide contains information on native plants and animals plus a map of the Santa Margarita River Hiking & Horse Trail System. The pocket field guide is available for sale at Hawthorne Country Store or Grangetto’s.
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Park & Size Location / Address Difficulty Amenities Community Center Park 7 acres Corner of Fallbrook St. and Heald Lane easy Preschool playground and Jr. playground          De Luz Ecology Center 128 acres 11 mi. north of Fallbrook on De Luz Murrieta Road easy 5 miles of hiking trails and intermittent stream; 1926 one-room school house  Don Dussault .75 acre 804 Alturas Road easy Trees, play equipment  F.U.E.S.D. Park 1 acre 321 N. Iowa Street easy Shade trees and grass Fallbrook Youth Baseball Ingold Fields 15 acres 2551 Olive Hill Road easy 5 baseball fields, snack bar   Ingold Community Sports Park 17 acres 2551 Olive Hill Road easy 2 baseball fields, 2 soccer fields, snack bar, indoor soccer arena; No dogs allowed     Jackie Heyneman Park .5 acre Corner of Beech St. and Mission Ave. easy Grass play area and walking loop   Live Oak Park 26 acres Corner of Live Oak Park Road and Gird Road easy Oaks, year-round streams, gazebo, pavillion, horseshoe pits, exercise course         Live Oak Dog Park 2746 Reche Road Corner of Gird and Reche Closed Wednesdays easy Off-leash dog park located across from the main entrance to Live Oak Park, Open 6 Days/Week Palomares House 1.5 acres S. Stagecoach Lane near Brook Street easy Walkways, arboretum, wildlife sculptures   Basketball Court Ball Fields Play Equipment Bathrooms Barbecue(s) Picnic Tables Volleyball Wheelchair Access Tennis Courts
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Santa Margarita riverbed.

Foot Horse Bike Views River/Stream Plateau/Summit/Vistas Dogs Allowed*

Rock Mountain 2-3 trails, 78 acres

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

4,300 acres

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

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/ difficult Horse Ranch Creek Road at Stewart Canyon Road Mountain and ocean views    

1.5 miles moderate Sandia Creek Drive

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Views, creek, rock outcroppings, wildlife 

Local flora, fauna and historical points    

.6 - 2.2 miles, mulitple trailheads easy/ moderate Visitor’s Center, 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta Vernal pools, oak woodlands, wildlife      

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Preserve & Size Hiking Distance Difficulty Location / Address Attributes Dinwiddie 14.5 acres .5 mile trail easy Brook Road Riparian habitat    Engel Family 10.37 acres .25 mile easy Sumac Road, 1/2 mile off Pala Mesa Drive Views, plants, flowers, rock outcroppings    Gird Valley Preserve 47.74 acres 2 trails: 1 mile loop, .5 mile out and back easy/ moderate Gird Road Oak woodland, vineyard views, birdwatching     Horse Creek Ridge Open Space Preserve 92.95 acres 1.6 mile loop multiple trailheads in Horse Creek Ridge moderate Connects with Monserate Mountain Preserve near MMP trailhead; Friesian Way & Blue Breton Dr.; Horse Ranch Creek Road & Friesian Way Coastal sage scrub, birdwatching     Karen Tucker at Heller’s Bend 48.55 acres 2.1 miles moderate Southwest side of Heller’s Bend Road Views and riparian forest      Los Jilgueros 43.5 acres 1.5 mile loop easy South Mission Road Ponds and bird watching     Monserate Mountain 352.09 acres 4.37 mile trail, mostly a loop moderate
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Last year, the Fallbrook Planning Group wrote a letter to the International Dark Sky Association expressing their interest in becoming a Dark Sky Community and requested an update to the county’s zoning ordinance to add Fallbrook to Zone C of the

Since 1988, the International Dark Sky Association has recognized communities on all six populated continents as dark sky communities. A Dark Sky Community shows dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky edu-

A Dark Sky Community excels in its efforts to promote responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship and to set good examples for surrounding communities.

Borrego Springs and Julian are currently the two San Diego County communities with International Dark Sky Community status. The list also includes Flagstaff, Arizona.

Luisa Veltman of the FBA said that the benefits aren’t limited to community aesthetics and that it would also attract astrotourism.

The mission of FBA’s Dark Sky Initiative is to:

1. Promote the enjoyment and preservation of Fallbrook’s dark skies.

2. Develop and organize more year-round public astronomy activities.

3. Share with the community the exciting scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our understanding of the universe.

Mark DiVecchio, who is actively working in the effort, said, “One of my passions is astronomy. I moved to Rainbow because the skies here were fairly dark while being still close to civilization. I like to set up my telescope and just look at the sky. The moon, planets, stars and galaxies are there for our amazement.”

Quoting the International Dark Sky Association website, http:// www.darksky.org, DiVecchio continued, “Did you know that the stars are part of our common heritage? For millions of years, homo sapiens and their ancestors lived with the rhythms of the natural light-dark cycle of day and night. Due to artificial light, most of us no longer experience truly dark nights. The nighttime environment is a precious natural resource. Uncontrolled outdoor lighting hides the stars and changes our perception of the night. Until recently, our ancestors experienced a night sky brimming with stars

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Because of light pollution many people may never see the Milky Way. Light pollution washes out the view of the cosmos.

that inspired science, religion, philosophy, art and literature.”

The website pointed out that Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in Saint Rémy, France, where the Milky Way can no longer be seen. If alive today, would he be inspired to paint this masterpiece? The night sky provides perspective and inspiration, allowing people to reflect on their humanity and place in the universe.

Discovering the cosmos

The histories of scientific discovery and human curiosity are indebted to the natural night sky. Because of light pollution, all new major astronomical observatories are being built far from civilization. Without the natural night sky, people could not have navigated the globe, walked on the moon, learned of our expanding universe or discovered humans are made of stardust.

Only two out of 10 people on Earth can see the Milky Way; 99% of the USA and Europe live under light polluted skies and light pollution is increasing at 2% per year.

“All humans have a connection to the sky. People will talk about their first experience of a night sky with a sense of awe and passion. It’s a reminder of the connection we have to the stars, of how important they’ve been for us, as far back as you want to go. We are losing our connection to the sky. We’re so busy looking down at our screens, and even if we were to look up, we couldn’t see anything,” Duane Hamacher, associate professor in cultural astronomy physics at the University of Melbourne, said.

Darkness is important – and not just to astronomers – because of circadian rhythm and melatonin, according to the International Dark Sky Association.

Like most life on Earth, humans adhere to a circadian rhythm – the biological clock. It’s a sleep-wake pattern governed by the day-night cycle. The body’s biological clocks is important. It interacts with the body systems, changing hormone levels and even modifying genetic code.

Natural light helps set the biological clock to Earth’s 24-hour day-night cycle. Exposure to artificial light at night disrupts this process, increasing risks for cancers and other potentially deadly diseases.

Blue-rich light at night is particularly harmful. Most LEDs used for outdoor lighting, computer screens, TVs and other electronic displays emit abundant blue light.

“Many species (including humans) need darkness to survive and thrive,” according to the American Medical Association.

Glare impairs vision

Glare from poorly shielded outdoor lighting degrades vision by decreasing contrast. It limits people’s ability to see. Aging eyes are especially affected.

“Glare from nighttime lighting can create hazards ranging from discomfort to frank visual disability,” according to the American Medical Association.

Artificial lights disrupt the world’s ecosystems

Sea turtles live in the ocean but hatch on the beach at night. Hatchlings find the sea by detecting the bright horizon over the ocean. Artificial lights can draw them away from the sea, stranding them on land. In Florida alone, millions of hatchlings die this way every year.

Replace light fixtures that shine light up or out with fully shielded fixtures that point light down. Look for products with the Dark Sky Approved seal.

Many insects are drawn to light, but artificial lights can create a fatal attraction. Declining insect populations negatively impact all species that rely on insects for food or pollination. Nocturnal mammals sleep in the day and are active at night. Light pollution disrupts their nighttime environment.

Artificial lights endanger many bird species

Artificial lights can disrupt the migratory schedules of birds causing them to leave too early or too late in the season, missing ideal conditions for nesting. Birds that navigate by moonlight and starlight can wander off course. Millions die every year by colliding into illuminated buildings.

Resolving light pollution

Resolving the light pollution problem is as simple as turning out the lights when possible.

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Many municipalities and states are now establishing dark zones for the purpose of creating areas without artificial light. They are doing it for the benefit of both human and wildlife inhabitants. Light pollution is often ignored when it comes to protecting the environment, but it should be something that is on the top of everyone’s list.

Light pollution hinders astronomy, harms the planet, wastes money and threatens the health and safety of all life.

Light pollution is excessive or inappropriate outdoor lighting. Common forms include:

• Glare – excessive brightness causing visual discomfort

• Urban sky glow – brightening of the night sky

• Light trespass – light falling where it’s not intended or needed.

What you can do

• Use fully shielded, dark-sky friendly fixtures with lights that shine down instead of up.

• Only use lights when needed. Install timers and dimmer

switches, and turn off lights when not in use.

• Use the right amount of light. Too much light is wasteful and impairs vision.

• Use long-wavelength lights with a red or yellow tint to minimize negative health effects.

Zone C requirements

The county’s light pollution ordinance has three zones. Zone A is for the areas within 15 miles of Palomar Observatory or Mount Laguna Observatory. Zone B applied to the rest of the unincorporated county before Zone C was created for areas eligible for International Dark Sky Community certification.

Fallbrook would be in Zone C, which allows a maximum of 50,000 lumens per gross acre which may include one or more lots as determined by county building officials. Correlated color temperature lighting must be used and the illumination must utilize low-pressure sodium or narrow spectrum amber light emitting diodes or another light source with the same limited spectrum.

All Class I lighting in Zone C must be fully shielded while for Class II and Class III, all luminaires emitting more than 1,000 lumens must be fully shielded. Class II lighting which is not fully shielded must not exceed 10% of the maximum allowed lumens per site or 10% of the 5,000 minimum lumen allowance, whichever is greater.

In Zone C, all Class I and Class III lighting must be extinguished two hours after sunset or within 30 minutes after the close of business, whichever is later, until one hour before sunrise except for on-premise signs which must be extinguished one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise unless the business is operating, off-premise signs which must be extinguished one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise, outdoor illumination of a sales or other business area which is in use and sports or recreational field lighting.

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New installations of outdoor lighting on public properties and rights-of-way in Zone C may only be installed upon determination by the director of the responsible department that the lighting is necessary for the safety and welfare of the general public and that the result can only be achieved through the provision of outdoor lighting and not through other passive means such as reflectorized roadway paint or markers.

All new public lighting must be regulated with adaptive controls so that the lighting is restricted to times, places and amounts required for safe occupancy or use.

If an area is added to Zone C, all outdoor lighting must comply with the requirements within 10 years of the Zone C adoption.

For more information, visit http://www.darksky.org. Acknowledgment: This series was produced with help from the International Dark Sky Association, http://www. darksky.org. Anyone interested in supporting FBA’s Dark-Sky initiative can sign their online petition at https://chng.it/Gr6ZhXbb

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Temecula Valley Hospital achieved its certification as Gluten-Free Food Service program, making it the first hospital in California to achieve this status. The TVH nutrition team met the rigorous standards and expectations for safety required to achieve this honor. The team is proud to serve delicious meals for any diet preference on a daily basis and this designation demonstrates their commitment to provide quality food for patients and the community

The Gluten-Free Food Service audits and validates restaurants and food businesses that serve gluten-free food. The Gluten-Free Food Service validation program is part of a nonprofit organization that has been serving the needs of the gluten-free community for several years. Their mission is to make life easier for everyone living glutenfree, and TVH is pleased to be a part of this program.

“We are very proud to have been awarded this designation,” Darlene Wetton, CEO of TVH, said. “At TVH, it is our mission to deliver exceptional and compassionate patient care and that includes being sensitive to the dietary requirements of those we serve. Our new GFFS certification means that we can proudly support our patients by providing gluten-free food that is safe for their condition.”

Temecula Valley Hospital Achieves National Certification as a Gluten-Free Food Service Facility

services at TVH, added. “It is an honor that TVH is now recognized as a Gluten-Free Safe Spot. We achieved 100% passing score on our audit, which is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the food and nutrition services team here. It’s exciting to be able to expand our menu offering to meet the dietary needs of our patients and community.”

TVH will be displaying the validated Gluten-Free Safe Spot logo throughout the hospital to represent the independent verification of quality, integrity and purity of businesses serving gluten-free food. Validation as a GlutenFree Safe Spot establishes trust with gluten-free patrons in the ability of a facility to provide safe gluten-free food.

Established in 2009, GFFS has held its food service establishments to the highest standards. Consumers recognize locations validated as Gluten Free Safe Spots serve gluten-free food that meets the nonprofit GFFS’s rigorous standards and expectations for safety. GFFS validates participating establishments, from restaurants to college dining, senior living, hospitals and more, by visiting locations in-person to ensure they follow best practices for gluten-free food safety and ensure highquality staff training.

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When Experiencing A Heart Attack, 911 Is A Life-Saving Call

Heart Attack

Common Symptons

BRAIN

Lightheadedness, Dizziness

UPPER BODY

Pain in jaw, neck, arm, upper back

CHEST

Discomfort, pressure and pain

LUNGS

Shortness of breath

STOMACH

Nausea or vomit

SKIN

Cold sweat

WHOLE BODY

Fatigue, muscle cramping

In Fallbrook and Bonsall, in the absence of a local hospital, the first responders from North County Fire Protection District are more important than ever. A majority of their calls are not for fires, but they are for people in some sort of medical distress.

When should you call 911?

Anytime you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Why call 911 for chest pain?

One reason to call 911 is if you suspect you may be having a heart attack. A heart attack is a life-threatening medical emergency that requires prompt medical attention. The NCFPD paramedics are trained to read electrocardiograms and can identify if you are having a heart attack. The paramedics can treat you with life-saving medicine on scene, and they can provide lifesaving measures on the way to a hospital. During transport, they will also get the hospital ready for your arrival and get the hospital’s cardiac team ready to provide immediate care. Driving yourself or having a loved one drive you to the hospital can actually delay your care.

What is a heart attack?

It occurs when the blood flow to the heart is blocked, which can cause damage to the heart muscle. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and when to call 911 can make all the difference in saving a life.

The following symptoms are cause for calling 911 for a possible heart attack:

Chest pain or discomfort: The most common symptom of a heart attack, the pain or discomfort can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest. It may last for more than a few minutes, or it may come and go.

Shortness of breath: It may occur with or without chest pain. It can be sudden and may feel like you can’t catch your breath.

Pain, cramping muscles and discomfort in other areas of the body: It can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

Sweating: This symptom can occur suddenly and may be accompanied by cold, clammy skin.

Nausea or vomiting: It can be a symptom of a heart attack in some people, particularly women.

Lightheadedness or dizziness: It can be a symptom of a heart attack in some people, particularly women.

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All local AED locations can be found on the free app PulsePointAED

The symptoms of a heart attack can differ between men and women.

Women are more likely to have atypical symptoms, which can make it more difficult to recognize a heart attack. Some of the symptoms that women may experience include:

Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, back or stomach

Feeling like you have a rock in your chest or you may think it’s your stomach

Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort

Waking up at night sweating

Cramps around the abdomen, side, and back from lack of oxygen to muscles

Nausea or vomiting

Lightheadedness or fainting

Unusual fatigue, weakness or trouble sleeping

It is important to remember that not all heart attacks cause the same symptoms, and some people may not experience any symptoms at all. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms, call 911 immediately. Early treatment can save lives and reduce the risk of long-term damage to the heart. Delays in care result in long-term cardiac damage and if untreated a heart attack can become a sudden cardiac arrest.

What can the public do during a sudden cardiac arrest?

If the person you are with has been experiencing the symptoms of a sudden cardiac arrest or you discover them unresponsive and not breathing, what should you do:

• Call 911

• Stay on the phone with 911 as they will give you good instruction

• Start CPR – Scan the QR code to view the Hands-Only CPR

Instructional Video by the American Heart Association on YouTube

• If you are aware of an AED close by, then send someone to retrieve it

• Apply the AED while continuing CPR and follow the instructions the AED will verbalize to you

Don’t worry about making the situation worse. Performing

CPR will increase the person’s chances of surviving by 25%, and every minute without CPR, the chance of survival goes down by 10%.

North County Fire Protection District offers free hands-only CPR training. If interested, contact Mary Murphy, medical safety officer for NCFPD, via email at Mmurphy@ncfire.org.

Another lifesaving device – AEDs

AED stands for automated external defibrillator. It is a portable medical device that is used to deliver an electric shock to the heart in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are designed to be easy to use by non-medical personnel, such as bystanders or first responders, and can potentially save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. When the AED is attached to the chest of a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, it analyzes the heart’s rhythm and if necessary, delivers an electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. AEDs are commonly found in public places such as airports, schools and shopping malls, but there are several posted around the Fallbrook/Bonsall area.

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FUNDING THE FRIENDLY VILLAGE

The District received $2,123,504 in revenue during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The chart below illustrates how money was granted to local nonprofits and care service providers to support the health and wellbeing of the community. The distribution of these funds is made annually through a competitive grant process. FRHD has provided $13,470,158 in grant funding from 1999-2022.

Grants

Operating Budget

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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William “Bill” Leach CHAIR Barbara Mroz VICE CHAIR Jennifer Jeffries, Ed. D. SECRETARY Terry Brown TREASURER Mike Stanicek DIRECTOR
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All of the local AED locations can be found on a free app called PulsePoint AED, which is available for both Android and Apple phones. The AEDs locations must be registered by the business or property owner with PulsePoint AED to appear on their app.

Several years ago, NCFPD and Fallbrook Healthcare District partnered together to purchase 35 AEDs for the community and strategically placed them throughout the community. In conjunction with the AED placement, NCFPD, Community Emergency Response Team and Fallbrook Healthcare District provided free CPR and AED training for the people within the community to increase AED availability and to improve CPR save rates in the community. Today, companies are purchasing AEDs for their workers and customers within their own establishments.

What are stents?

Stents are a life-saving medical device, likely made by the local Abbott labs in Temecula, that may be surgically installed following a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest.

A stent is a small, mesh-like tube made of metal or plastic that is inserted into a blocked or narrowed artery to restore blood flow. It is commonly used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, which occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of plaque.

During a procedure called angioplasty, a small balloon is inflated inside the blocked artery to widen it and restore blood flow. Afterward, a stent may be inserted into the artery to help keep it open. The stent is typically inserted through a catheter that is guided to the blocked artery using X-ray imaging.

There are two types of stents: bare-metal stents and drug-eluting stents. Bare-metal stents are made of metal and do not have any medication on them. They are designed to hold the artery open and prevent it from closing again.

Drug-eluting stents are coated with medication that helps prevent the artery from narrowing again. The medication is slowly released over time to help prevent scar tissue from forming and narrowing the artery.

Stents are a common and effective treatment for coronary artery disease. They can help relieve symptoms, such as chest pain, and improve blood flow to the heart within just a few minutes. Like all medical procedures, however, there are risks involved, and stents may not be appropriate for everyone. Your doctor can help determine if a stent is the right treatment for you.

Calling 911 during a suspected heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest is the first step of treatment.

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6 Benefits of Insulin Resistance Diet

Insulin resistance is a condition that occurs when the body’s cells become less responsive to the hormone insulin, which plays a critical role in regulating blood sugar levels.

Over time, it can lead to the development of serious health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Fortunately, following an insulin resistance diet has been shown to have numerous health benefits, even for people who don’t have diabetes, or aren’t overweight or obese.

Insulin resistance can affect anyone.

Insulin resistance is a condition that can affect anyone – temporarily or chronically. Left untreated, chronic insulin resistance could lead to prediabetes and eventually Type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It typically occurs in those who are already living with some degree of insulin resistance.

It’s important to keep track of your

blood sugar levels to know when you’re becoming insulin resistant. Your doctor can check this using a special test that finds out your average blood sugar levels over three months. It’s called the baseline A1C test.

It’s recommended that adults who are over age 45, overweight and have risk factors for prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes be tested.

The insulin resistance diet is a nutritional approach that aims to regulate blood sugar levels by reducing the intake of foods that are high in sugar, refined carbohydrates

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and unhealthy fats. Instead, it emphasizes the consumption of foods that are low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and rich in healthy fats and proteins.

The goal of this diet is to help the body use insulin more effectively.

Try the diabetes plate method.

“A diet rich in minimally processed whole foods containing fiber, lean protein and healthy fats (is) best for insulin resistance and diabetes,” Emily Feivor, a registered dietitian at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, part of Northwell Health in New York, said.

The diabetes plate method is an easy way to eat meals that help manage your blood sugar levels.

The American Diabetes Association recommended starting with a dinner plate that’s about nine inches across. Fill half the plate with non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, asparagus or Brussels sprouts.

Next, fill one-quarter of the plate with lean protein foods, including chicken, salmon and lean beef. The last quarter of the plate will consist of healthy carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruit and beans. Finally, any beverage included with the meal should be zero-calorie or simply water.

Feivor recommended that people who want to control their blood sugar avoid refined and processed carbohydrates.

For example, eat steel-cut oats instead of sweetened instant oatmeal. Also, avoid processed meat/high-fat red meats because they’re high in saturated and trans fats and avoid drinking too many alcoholic or sugary beverages.

Review the benefits of insulin resistance diet beyond preventing diabetes.

Besides reducing the risks of diabetes or its complications, eating an insulin resistance diet offers at least six important health benefits.

1. Improved heart health.

A primary benefit of following the insulin resistance diet is improved heart health.

High blood sugar can damage blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease. An insulin resistance diet helps reduce this risk by regulating blood sugar levels.

Research published in the British Medical Journal found that eating a diet high in sugar for just a few weeks led to about onethird of men experiencing many changes typically seen in heart and vascular disease; however, a diet low in added sugars and refined carbohydrates was found to reverse this trend.

2. Encouraged weight loss.

Being overweight or obese is linked to insulin resistance. By reducing the intake of carbohydrates and sugar, an insulin resistance diet can help individuals lose weight and reduce their risk of obesity.

“Weight loss and physical activity can play an important role in improving insulin resistance,” Feivor said.

3. Improved energy levels.

Individuals who follow an insulin resistance diet often report improved energy levels. It could be because the diet encourages the consumption of nutrient-dense foods that provide sustained energy throughout the day.

A randomized controlled feeding trial published in the journal Appetite found eating a low glycemic index diet, which is very similar to an insulin resistance diet, was associated with “significantly” higher scores for vigor/activity and significant reductions in fatigue compared to a high glycemic index or high sugar diet.

Additionally, regulating blood sugar levels can prevent the highs and lows associated with a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

4. Reduced inflammation.

Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for many health conditions, including heart disease, cancer and dementia.

High blood sugar levels can contribute to inflammation in the body. By regulating blood sugar levels, an insulin resistance diet may reduce inflammation and improve overall health.

5. Improved brain health.

The brain relies on glucose for energy, but high levels of glucose can be damaging to brain cells. By regulating blood sugar levels, an insulin resistance diet could protect the brain and improve cognitive function.

A study published in the journal Advances in Nutrition found that a low glycemic index diet improved cognitive function. It might be due to lower blood sugar concentration after a low glycemic index meal that caused brain changes that made participants feel less stressed or nervous before memory tests, improving their performance.

6. Reduced risk of cancer.

Following an insulin resistance diet might also reduce cancer risk. There is strong evidence that high levels of insulin contribute to the growth of cancer cells.

By reducing the intake of carbohydrates and regulating blood sugar levels, an insulin resistance diet can reduce the amount of insulin in the body to potentially reduce the risk of cancer. Research showed that a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet that is good for insulin resistance not only reduces cancer risk, but can also slow tumor growth if cancer is already present.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Breakthrough!

“My feet feel like they’re on re.”

“Each step feels like I’m walking through wet paint.”

“I live in constant fear that I’ll fall.” “I can’t sleep, my hands and feet tingle all night.”

What do all of these people have in common? ey su er from peripheral neuropathy. It’s estimated that more than 20 million people in the United States have peripheral neuropathy. Unfortunately this gure may be signi cantly higher as the disease is o en misdiagnosed because of its wide array of symptoms.

Sarika Connor, L.Ac, of Soma Acupuncture & Wellness in Temecula shares this belief. “I’ve been treating neuropathy, in all its various forms, for about a decade now and so o en my patients come to me because of the symptoms, not because of a diagnosis. ey see me on television, or read the testimonial of another patient and say to themselves ‘hey, I feel the same thing’.”

Frankie M. of Murrieta testi ed to this. “I remember my husband driving me to my consultation and I saw a woman running just outside our neighborhood. I was so envious - I just kept thinking ‘I would give anything just to walk again’. My primary care doctor told me my troubles with pain and balance were just symptoms of old age and gave me a prescription. I was so depressed.”

Fortunately Frankie would eventually see Sarika on the local news talking about similar symptoms and how she o ers a real solution at Soma Acupuncture. “I just knew I had to see her. She was my last hope.”

“Almost all of our patients come to us with a story similar to Frankie’s. ey’ve been everywhere else. ey’ve been told there’s no hope. ey’ve been told ‘it’s just part of getting older’.” shares Amanda, a Patient Care Technician at Soma Acupuncture. “It just breaks my heart but I know how much we can help people like Frankie so I’m always so happy when they walk through our door.”

ose diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy o en face a very grim reality; Western medicine declares that there is no solution while most alternative therapies carry large price tags and o er little to no resolve. Which is why Sarika and the sta at Soma Acupuncture pride themselves on being ‘the last resort with the best results.’

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves and this damage is commonly caused by lack of blood ow in the hands and feet. A lack of blood ow results in a lack of nutrients; the nerves then begin to degenerate and die which causes pain ranging from discomfort to debilitation. Because neuropathy is a degenerative condition, once those nerves begin to deteriorate they will continue to do so until they are completely expired, leaving those su ering with crippling balance issues. “In this case, the absence of pain is not necessarily a good thing,” shares Sarika. “ is usually indicates that your nerves are hanging on by a fragile thread.”

So how exactly is Sarika able to reverse the e ects of this degenerative disease? “Acupuncture has been used to increase blood ow for thousands of years which helps to get the necessary nutrients to the a ected nerves. But the real magic happens when I integrate ATP Resonance Bio erapy™. is is tech that was originally developed by NASA to expedite recovering and healing.”

“I just can’t say enough about Soma Acupuncture,” Frankie shared through tears of joy. “My husband and I moved here 3 years ago and he’s gone hiking almost every day. I always stayed home because of the pain and discomfort. Yesterday I walked the trail with him! And next week we’re starting ballroom dancing lessons. I am truly living life these days.”

“According to Frankie’s test results, she has seen a 74% improvement in pain and functionality, which is on par with a majority of our patients.” shares Amanda. “But more important than those test results is the joy she’s expressed being here and hearing about all the amazing things she’s able to do because she feels great!”

By seamlessly blending the ancient science of acupuncture with modern medical solutions Sarika has achieved a 90% success rate in reversing the e ects of neuropathy. She starts each patient with an initial consultation during which a sensory exam is performed. “ is not only aids in making a proper diagnosis but it helps to de ne just how much nerve damage has occurred” tells the practitioner. “ is is important because if a patient has su ered more than 95% damage, there is little that I can do to help them. I’m familiar with the medical miracle but I know my limits as a practitioner and the limits of my medicine.”

When it comes to treating peripheral neuropathy, regardless of its origin, early detection greatly improves your chances of a full recovery.

If you or someone you love are su ering with chronic pain that presents as burning, tingling or ‘pins and needles’ or you’ve recently been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, it’s important to know that there are options. ere is hope.

Call (951) 597–0488 to schedule an initial consultation or visit SomaAcuWellness.com to read more incredible success stories.

Two of Fallbrook’s most reputable doctors are a husbandand-wife team, Drs. Brandon and Anna Miller. They work for Rancho Family Medical Group and have served the Fallbrook Community for the last 11 years. They honor the work of the late Dr. Lane Oslund and continue to provide Fallbrook with quality and

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compassionate medical care. Their practice includes a dedicated nurse practitioner – Mary Steinhoff and as a team, they strive to fulfil the Fallbrook Community’s medical needs.

Fallbrook has been burdened by the closing of the Fallbrook Hospital in 2014. Two additional doctors have stopped practicing in the last year. Rancho Family Medical Group has made technological changes since the pandemic to open up resources to address these issues, not just in Fallbrook but all areas served by the group. Rancho Family Medical Group is affiliated with UCSD Healthcare – a powerful team who has developed means to provide access of care to their patients. The use of virtual and telephone encounters allows access to over 20 additional physicians and 18 advanced practice providers to serve their patient community.

Dr. Brandon Miller was an infant when his family moved to Fallbrook in the 1970s. His father Wayne Miller volunteered in the community for many years. His mother Kathy Miller was an elementary school teacher in the Fallbrook school district for about 30 years. Dr. Anna Miller grew up in Ontario, Canada, and her family currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. Brandon and Anna Miller met at San Diego State University where they completed their bachelor’s degrees in biology. Soon after college, they worked in the biotech industry for several years working for brilliant scientists, performing scientific experiments, collecting data and publishing multiple scientific articles. Both were accepted to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for medical school under a military scholarship.

Both completed their Family Medicine Residency with the Navy at Jacksonville Naval Hospital. Upon completion of residency, they were transferred to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms and provided full scope family medicine to the Marine

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Drs. Brandon and Anna Miller regularly perform for D’Vine Path, a local nonprofit organization supporting adults with disabilities. Courtesy photos Corps, the Navy and their families. During their obligation there, Dr. Brandon Miller completed a six-month deployment to Iraq in 2008. He joined a Shock Trauma Platoon unit who treated injured Americans, Iraqi military and civilians. Dr. Anna Miller completed a six-month deployment to Djibouti in Africa to join an Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Lemonnier. Medical care was provided for our American troops, wounded Somali soldiers and the American Ambassador for Djibouti at the time. Dr. Brandon and Anna Miller completed their military obligation and joined Rancho Family Medical Group in 2011.

Moving back to Fallbrook to raise their family was always part of their plan. The Millers have volunteered for many events in the community. They support the Fallbrook Warriors by participating in the annual Fallbrook High School and Fallbrook Pop Warner sports physicals. The Millers formed a “family band” with a son on the drums, another son on bass, Dr. Brandon as the lead guitarist, Dr. Anna on vocals and acoustic guitar and their daughter on vocals. They have presented and performed music for D’Vine Path, a local nonprofit organization supporting adults with disabilities; the Fallbrook Community center for summer camp and at the annual tree lighting ceremony. Since the pandemic, they have performed a Halloween concert out of their garage initially to raise their community’s spirits during the daunting pandemic, but it has become an annual event due to popular demand.

“We care deeply about the Fallbrook community. What better way to give back than by providing good medicine and sharing our music, as a family to a community we love and support,” the Millers said.

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Currently, an estimated 10 million people suffer from knee osteoarthritis, making it one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S. It is estimated by the year 2030, 72 million Americans will be at high risk for osteoarthritis. Patients with chronic joint pain often think nothing can be done to help them except surgery. Knee replacement surgery is indeed necessary for some people, but as we have seen with many of our patients and suspect with so many others, there is a less invasive approach to relieving knee pain and avoiding surgery.

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In Knee Arthritis, the cartilage breaks down and wears away leaving the bones to rub together causing pain, swelling and stiffness and limiting the range of motion in affected joints.

Signs and Symptoms of Knee

Osteoarthritis

• Early on in the disease, often no pain exists

• As the disease process affects more of the joint the patient may experience reduced / limited ranges of motion

• Aching joint pain

• Morning stiffness

• Red, swollen and inflamed knee joint

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A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most of us have usually taken for granted.

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Causes of Knee Osteoarthritis

• Joint misalignment or postural imbalances

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A team of researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Michigan asked the question: why.

What are the causes of age-related and non-age-related cognitive decline?

Published Feb. 8, in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, the team’s research was based on data from over 7,000 participants who were part of a larger longitudinal study that ran from 1996 to 2016.

The data analyzed were from American adults who were born between 1931 and 1941.

This cohort came from the Health and Retirement Study, a much larger study of over 20,000 people over the age of 50, which had previously measured participants’ cognitive functioning.

Dementia accounts for only 41% of declining cognitive function. Researchers found that within the aging population of the United States, dementia only accounted for 41% of cognitive decline.

Of the people who have dementia-related cognitive decline, between 30-34% suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, 4-8% from Lewy body dementia, which is related to Parkinson’s disease, and 1-3% have some other kind of cerebrovascular disease.

Education matters.

The researchers found that household wealth and income, levels of depression, education, occupation and race all played a role in predicting cognitive outcomes.

Though also important, the participants’ early life conditions, adult behaviors and co-morbidities did not play as strong a predictive role.

Participants who had good early education and who stayed in school the longest appeared to have the best cognitive health. Better cognitive functioning at age 54 and slower cognitive decline after that age was positively correlated with higher socioeconomic status.

In other words, those with the best functioning brains tended to have more education, more robust incomes and more accumulated wealth than participants whose brains were not working as well.

As this research allowed for nuance, the scientists further found that the number of years of education was not significantly associated with cognitive functioning but that participants with a college degree had slower cognitive decline than those who had not graduated from college.

Marriage protects your cognition.

The researchers also examined marital status, number of times married, number of living children, religious affiliation and selfassessed symptoms of depression via scoring on a Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression assessment.

As other longitudinal studies have found, people who were not married did worse cognitively than those who were married. And being widowed after age 54 appeared to cause steep cognitive declines.

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At the same time, this study found that having more children led to lower cognitive functioning in midlife but did not appear to accelerate cognitive decline afterward.

Unhealthy behaviors correlated with cognitive decline.

The researchers also examined “bio-behavioral” factors, including body mass index, smoking and how much vigorous activity the participants did.

Unsurprisingly, people who had markedly unhealthy lifestyle practices – including those who were morbidly obese and those who smoked cigarettes – had lower cognitive functioning and steeper cognitive declines as they aged than participants with healthier lifestyle practices.

Having a chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric problems, was also correlated with lower cognitive functioning.

Engaging in vigorous exercise improved cognitive functioning in general but did not change the downward trend of age-related cognitive decline over time.

“Socioeconomic factors – in particular, the quality and quantity of one’s early education – exerts an influence on future cognitive health through the contribution to cognitive reserve,” Karen D. Sullivan, a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, told MedicalNewsToday. “Cognitively complex activities contribute to our ‘brain bank’ by building layers and layers of neural networks that can better withstand future neurodegeneration.”

Stay sharp with some takeaways.

Although many of their observations about contributions to cognitive decline were statistically significant, the scientists concluded their study with the admission that their research left many questions unanswered.

“All the controlled factors only explained 5.6% of the variation in age slope at the population level,” they said.

So the majority of variation in why some people experience cognitive decline more quickly than others “was not explained.”

Given that these are still unanswered questions, how do people maximize their brain health and minimize cognitive dysfunction?

Brains have ‘remarkable capacity to adapt and change,’ they found.

“Our brains have the remarkable capacity to adapt and change throughout our lives,” Donnie Yance, who is an expert in botanical and nutritional healing, said on his website.

“We can and should maximize our brain health,” Dr. Cammy Benton, an integrative doctor based in Huntersville, North

Carolina, said in an interview with The Epoch Times.

Benton found that certain lifestyle practices, including consuming phytonutrients in plants, greatly improve the brain health of her patients.

Benton said daily exercise is key, that it’s important to eat “from the rainbow” meaning a variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables and to use lots of spices and herbs to help with brain detoxification and inflammation.

Sleep matters.

Benton also believes sleep is important.

“Honor the circadian rhythm,” she said. “Go to bed by 10 o’clock, be up with the sun, exercise in the morning and go for a brisk evening walk.”

Try botanicals for brain health.

Like Benton, Yance advocated for using natural compounds to enhance brain health.

In particular, he pointed to adding certain well-researched plants, particularly adaptogens, to their daily vitamin and mineral regime.

According to Yance, the botanicals that improve the brain’s ability to adapt and change included: water hyssop, Bacopa monnieri; saffron, Crocus sativus; Siberian ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus; green tea, Camellia sinensis; ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba; St. John’s wort, Hypericum perforatum; olive leaf, Olea europaea; ginseng, Panax ginseng; rhodiola, Rhodiola rosea; red sage, Salvia miltiorrhiza; grapes, Vitis vinifera; horny goat weed, Epimedium and ashwagandha, Withania somnifera.

Stay in the game of life.

Dr. Robert Lowry, a neurologist and sports medicine physician based in San Antonio, Texas, also said that staying physically and mentally active is key.

“Stay mentally in the game of life and challenge yourself,” Lowry said in an interview with The Epoch Times. “Keep learning new things – play a musical instrument, travel.”

Other practitioners recommended using hyperbaric oxygen to slow or reverse brain decline.

Me? I’m heading out on my foot ponies to the library to look for a book on meditation, another activity that purportedly improves cognition. One second, let me just make sure I turned the stove off first.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sourcebook or the Village News.

Copyright 2023. Reprinted with permission of The Epoch Times.

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Financial advisors warn that relying exclusively on Medicare to cover health care costs isn’t going to cut it. Benefits under the Medicare program often aren’t enough to pay for all of a retiree’s needs. There may be gaps for chronic treatment of illnesses and specialty treatment for certain conditions.

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CHURCH GUIDE

Places of Worship in the Fallbrook & Bonsall Area

Fallbrook Apostolic Church

135 E. Ivy St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1717

Baha’i Faith - Fallbrook

P.O. Box 36 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 742-4221

bahai.fallbrook.calif@gmail.com

Bonsall Community Church

31552 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 945-1276

www.bonsallchurch.com

Centro Cristiano de Victoria

405 W. Fig St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 453-1041

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Christ Church Fallbrook

2000 Reche Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-2007

www.christchurchfallbrook.org

Christ the King Lutheran Church

1620 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-3256

www.ctklc-fallbrook.org

office@ctkfb.org

Cornerstone Baptist Church

131 E. Fig St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-2318

www.cornerstonefallbrook.org

office@cornerstonefallbrook.org

CrossWay Community Church

731 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-2966

www.cbcfallbrook.org

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Emmanuel Baptist Church

911 E. Elder St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-2667

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First Christian Church

318 W. Fig St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-7649

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Hilltop Center

331 E. Elder St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-8291

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Inland Hills Community Church

731 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 689-2039

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

512 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook CA 92028

(760) 728-9824

Life Pointe Church

221 N. Pico Ave. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-7771

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P.O. Box 2648 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Living Waters Christian Fellowship

2000 Reche Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1685

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North Coast Church

1375 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 724-6700

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Pauma Valley Community Church

32077 Community Church Drive Pauma Valley, CA 92061 (760) 742-3551

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Fallbrook Pentecostals

238 W. Mission Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 451-0567

Rainbow Community Church

2560 Rainbow Valley Blvd. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-2051

www.thechurchatrainbow.com

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Redeemer Lutheran Church

1978 Reche Road Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-6814

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Riverview Church

4980 Sweetgrass Lane Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 941-1430

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Servant’s Church Calvary Fallbrook

1109 E. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

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Seventh-day Adventist - English 1200 Old Highway 395 Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 723-7733

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www.fallbrookspanishca.adventistchurch.org

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SonRise Christian Fellowship

463 S. Stage Coach Lane

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-5804

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St. John’s Episcopal Church

434 N. Iowa St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728 -2908

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St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish

450 S. Stage Coach Lane

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 689-6200

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

621 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028

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United Methodist Church

1844 Winter Haven Road

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-1472

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Zion Lutheran Church

1405 E. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

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To make these new schools possible, FUESD was successful in securing over 110 million dollars in state and federal funding to design and build these campuses.

Mary Fay Pendleton’s Principal Brian Frost spoke with admiration about the new campuses and the school’s recent ribbon cutting.

“I have never worked on a campus as pristine and beautiful as Mary Fay Pendleton,” he said. “There is something very special about showing up to work at a facility this well-crafted.

Walking up those steps in the morning, entering the gates and doing my rounds fills me with a sense of pride. I know all of our students and staff feel the same way. We can be successful every day because we are in this amazing environment. That is the intent of these buildings. This campus truly honors our militaryconnected families and especially their children,” Frost said.

All schools showcase innovation labs to support STEM learning, thoughtful building design to give seven to eight students a junior experience, media labs and state-of-the-art kitchen areas to support the delicious, healthy meals served to students.

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The Americans began infiltrating into California in the early 1800s. At first, it was mostly trappers and mountain men. In 1831, a party of 11 men arrived, including Jonathan Turnbull Warner, 23, a native of Lyme, Connecticut.

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In 1834, after a fur trapping expedition through California and Oregon, Warner returned to Los Angeles. He became ill, and after his recuperation he decided that he should make his home in California. He went to work as a clerk in a store operated by Don Abel Stearns in Los Angeles. After gaining experience in merchandising, he quit Stearns and went to work for John Temple. During this period he learned to speak Spanish and became a fluent conversationalist with his new found California friends.

Warner saw a future for himself in Mexican Alta California and became a Mexican citizen. He changed his name to Juan Jose Warner and married Anita Gale at the San Luis Rey Mission in 1837.

Anita Gale was the daughter of an English sea captain who had been brought to California at age 5 and became a ward in the home of Pio Pico’s widowed mother Doña Eustaquia. She grew up as though she were a daughter and sister in the household.

In 1844, Juan Warner petitioned the governor of California to grant him the northern portion of the Valley de San Jose, which is the land surrounding Lake Henshaw. Gov. Pio Pico, who became the last governor of Mexican Alta California, approved the grant. Warner was granted an additional land grant in 1846.

In 1848, the United States won the war with Mexico over the disputed state of California and agreed to honor the Spanish and Mexican land grants. The United States government showed little or no interest in the lands claimed by the native Americans. Thus, the land granted to Juan Warner remained his property under the

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new government. It was soon sold to John G. Downey, former governor of the state of California.

On June 15, 1897, there appeared in the San Diego Union an article which read “In the case of J. Downey Harvey, administrator of the estate John G. Downey, deceased, v. Alejandro Barker et al, a suit brought to oust the Indians from the hot springs on Warner’s Ranch.”

The court handed down a decision in favor of the Downeys. In 1900, the case was appealed to the California Supreme Court, which upheld the lower courts’ decision. The Cupeños had lost their ancestral home, which they had occupied for many generations.

It became the duty of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs to locate a new home for the Cupeños of Cupa. The government looked at several locations to relocate the Cupeños, including one at Bonsall. Eventually 3,438 acres were purchased in Pala for the Cupeños reservation. They were not willing to accept the reasons given to them that they should be moved, for they knew that the chief reason was that a “white man” wanted the hot springs around which Cupa was built.

In March 1902, the three commissioners met at Cupa and heard from the men of the Cupeños. Cecilio Blacktooth told the commission of the Cupeños’ position.

“We thank you for coming here to talk to us in a way we can understand,” he said. “It is the first time anyone had done so. You ask us to think of what place we would like next best to this place where we always live.

“You see the graveyard over there. There are our fathers and our grandfathers. You see the Eagle Nest Mountain and that Rabbit Hole Mountain? When God made them, he gave us this place. We have always lived here. We would rather die here. Our fathers did. We cannot leave them.

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give us the best place in the world, it is not so good for us as this. My people cannot go anywhere else; they cannot live anywhere else. Here they always live. Their people always live here. There is no other place. This is our home.

“We ask you to get it for us. If Harvey Downey say he own this place, that is wrong. The Indians always here. We do not go on his land. These hot springs always Indian. We cannot live anywhere else. We were born here, and our fathers are buried here. We do not think of any place after this. We want this place, and not any other place.

“There is not other place for us. We do not want you to buy any other place. If you will not buy this place, we will go into the mountains like quail and die there, the old people, the women and the children. Let the government be glad and proud, it can kill us. We do not fight. We do what it says. If we cannot live here, we want to go into those mountains and die. We do not want any other home,” Cecilio said.

On May 12, 1903, promptly at 7 a.m., the wagon train consisting of 50 wagons pulled by two- and four-horse teams driven by armed men deputized into government service, containing the Cupeño Indians and their belongings, trailed out of the village of Cupa. And thus, Cupa became Warner’s Hot Springs.

For the first nights, camp was made at Oak Grove. Seventyfive years later Roscinda Nolasquez, one of the last survivors, who was 11 at the time, said, “We did not understand them. We were crying all the time. We did not know what they wanted us to do. When we camped that night at Oak Grove, the drivers were singing, but the Indians were crying.”

Celsa Apapas had a baby boy and named it after the leader of the wagon train, James Jenkins. The next day they traveled on to Dripping Springs and to Pauba Ranch, southeast of Temecula.

At the overnight camp at Pauba Ranch, Roscinda remembered, “A beef was killed, and its meat fed to the Cupeños who ate with relish because they had seen the entire process from killing to serving.

“We were afraid we would be poisoned,” Roscinda said. “Our parents told us not to eat any fruit or candy we were given because it might be poisoned, but we got hungry and ate it.”

The following day they traveled the 9-mile route of the present Pala-Temecula road and arrived in Pala.

The newspaper stories telling of the arrival of the Cupeños at Pala said that tents had been set up for them to live in until houses could be built. Roscinda did not remember it that way.

“We were dumped,” she said. “We lived under ramadas at first.”

Editor’s Note: Ramadas offer primarily shade. They are constructed of posts and poles with a roof covered with brush, there are no walls.

In the beginning, the government had estimated that there were approximately 300 Cupeño Indians to be moved, but only 100 arrived in Pala with the wagon train. Later reports indicate another 100 made the trek by their own means. There were reports that some of the Cupeños refused to go to Pala and joined the neighboring Indian communities of Santa Ysabel and Mesa Grande.

Three months after the Cupeños were forcibly taken from their village of Cupa, there appeared in the San Diego Union an article reporting that J.A. Verlaque of Ramona had leased the hot springs on the Warner’s ranch.

In the autumn of 1903 Indian Agent L.A. Wright with 18 wagons passed through the deserted village of Cupa and Warner’s Ranch as he made his way into the Valley of San Felipe and the Indian village of We-nelch also known as Cienega. It had been determined that the Indians of the San Felipe Valley were also subject to the decision of the Supreme Court as were the Cupeños of Warners Springs. Thus Agent Wright was there to remove them from the Rancho Valle de San Felipe and to relocate them to the reservation at Pala.

The Indians of We-nelch, who did not wish to leave their ancestral home, refused to cooperate. Some ran and hid in the brush surrounding the village. Others locked themselves in their houses. It was only after Wright broke down the door of the chief’s house that the Indians agreed to leave. Their possessions were quickly gathered up and loaded on the wagons, and after a four-day trek, the Indians of We-nelch were forced to join their cousins, the Cupeños, on the Pala Reservation.

Portions of the above information were taken from the San Diego Union, May 31, 1976, and June 1, 1976; Tom Hudson’s book “Three Paths Along The River;” Lorrin L. Morrison’s book “Warner the Man and the Ranch” and photo from the Fallbrook Enterprise, 1919.

Reprinted from Village News, Jan. 11, 2001.

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GREAT FUTURES START HERE.

Daily Programs Offered:

 Character and Leadership Development

 Education and Career Development (Homework Help)

 Health and Life Skills (Triple Play)

 Sports, Fitness & Recreation (Sports Leagues, Special Events)

 The Arts (Music, Visual Arts)

Youth Development Strategy:

Our Boys & Girls Clubs programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of belonging and a sense of power & influence. With this strategy, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created to provide an opportunity for our youth to BE GREAT!

Club Sites:

• Ingold Unit

• Fallbrook Street Elementary

• William H. Frazier Elementary

• Live Oak Elementary

• Maie Ellis Elementary

• Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary

• La Paloma Elementary

• Potter Jr. High

• San Onofre School

• Turnagain Arms Apartments

Our Mission:

The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Ingold Unit, 445 E. Ivy Street, Fallbrook CA 92028

www.BGCNorthCounty.org | 760.728.5871

Iwant to introduce myself and The Sousa Family Learning Center at the Fallbrook Food Pantry, 140 N. Brandon Road, to the community. Since I was born and raised in the nearby town of Vista, I have always felt drawn to Fallbrook. Currently, I am the Learning Center’s program manager; however, I started as a volunteer at the pantry in November 2021, where I assisted with organizing their donations and keeping the food donation area clean.

I am studying nutritional science at California State University Los Angeles, and I was looking for opportunities to dedicate some of my time toward community service. The Fallbrook Food Pantry made signing up as a volunteer easier than any other location I had contacted.

I have always been fascinated with nutrition and loved learning how nutrients can be utilized for health benefits. I became truly inspired after learning about heart disease and how more than 90% of this condition is treatable through nutrition and healthy life habits. Thus began my deep dive into how nutrition can treat and/or prevent many other chronic ailments.

As everyone knows, the world is filled with confusing and conflicting information regarding nutrition. People everywhere claim to be “experts” in nutrition, whose only credentials are an online certificate or no education at all. I am two months away from receiving my bachelor’s degree in nutritional science, and I will be immediately enrolling into a master’s degree program to continue my pursuit in nutritional knowledge. My goal is to provide clarity and increase the public’s understanding of healthy nutrition habits.

The news about my educational experience got around very quickly at the food pantry until I was introduced to Shae Gawlak, the executive director of Fallbrook Food Pantry. She told me about their work in creating The Sousa Family Learning Center to provide wellness education to the community of Fallbrook and asked if I would help them in launching a diabetes prevention and management program.

I created the first “Diabetes Prevention Program” at the Learning Center, utilizing the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on Type 2 diabetes. This program is an eight-week, one day per week, course for food pantry patrons and Fallbrook community members to learn about healthy dietary habits. The course discusses topics such as the effects of diabetes, what people should be putting on their plates and how to live a healthy lifestyle in these difficult economic times. Since the launch in 2022, the Learning Center has hosted five sessions with several students returning a second time because they loved the curriculum so much.

Next, I launched an “Intermediate Diabetes Management Program,” due to the success of the first program and the needs expressed by the students. This new program expands upon the knowledge gained during the first/beginner’s course and discusses some of the physiological health effects on various organs due to diabetes, hosts guest speakers in the health care field and tracks their food intake and exercise to keep the group accountable.

The growth of The Sousa Family Learning Center has been incredible, and the center recently launched a nutrition program for children with the Boys & Girls Club of North County and the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. The program, “START SMART,” introduces foundational nutrition knowledge to third through fifth graders. They learn how to place their foods into the five foods groups, how to identify macronutrients such as fats, proteins and carbohydrates, the health benefits of vitamins and going outside their comfort zones to eat fruits and vegetables they thought were “gross.”

Starting this year, the center will launch additional programs to encourage the community to come together through various activities. These programs include a monthly book club, art and crafts programs, resume writing, job interviewing practice, English as a second language and eventually workplace Spanish for English speakers and various other activities to promote community involvement. I am extremely excited about the future plans for the Learning Center and cannot wait to put some of these ideas into action.

The Fallbrook Food Pantry is incredibly thankful to the Sousa family for their generosity, encouragement, support and guidance in supporting the vision of the Learning Center. It has been a dream of theirs to have a center dedicated to the nutritional growth of the Fallbrook community, and I am honored to be a part of this dream team. I encourage community members to reach out to the Fallbrook Food Pantry and The Sousa Family Learning Center to learn more about how they can get involved.

For more information, call 760-728-7608 or visit http://www.fallbrookfoodpantry.org

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Angel Society of Fallbrook

Celebrating 45 years Serving the Greater Fallbrook Community

Since 1978, the Angel Society has donated more than 4.5 million in funds for local nonprofits and other worthy causes through the operation of our Angel Shop.

We are proud of the success of our Shop, which is staffed entirely by volunteers who have numbered in the thousands over the years. We are so grateful for their hard work and dedication.

We are also grateful for the generosity of the many members of our community who continue to bring us their donations of gently used clothing, household goods, small furniture and collectibles. Your support has been vital to our business.

Together, we look forward to many more years of serving the greater Fallbrook/Bonsall community. The

(corner of Main
Aviation Road)
Tues-Sat 10am to 2pm Donations are gratefully accepted Tues-Sat 10am to 1:30pm 760-728-6513 | www.theangelsociety.org
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2023 Angel Board Angels modeling coats for the winter sale. Unique finds. The Angel Shop holds many treasures! Welcome new board members.

Fallbrook Blanket Project Makes People Happy

“How did the Fallbrook Blanket Project get started?” Julie Reeder, publisher of the Village News, asked Carmen Willard, founder of the Fallbrook Blanket Project.

Well, my husband Tim retired and we moved to Fallbrook in 2012, and I planned to continue my career as a substitute school nurse but that didn’t work out in this school district.

With time on my hands, I decided to try a project in which I took part in St. Louis where we used to live. I found folks at the Fallbrook Senior Center, and my church to make 7 x 9 inch patches which were crocheted together by Paula LaFlame, who completed the first twin-sized blanket for the project in November 2014.

I asked the librarian, Rebecca Lynn, if I could leave a basket on the desk to collect the knitted or crocheted patches which could be crocheted into a large, warm blanket and given to someone in need. She loved the idea and wanted me to teach crochet classes, which

I did not feel qualified to do. She asked around and found Cathy Wick, an accomplished cro cheter, and they selected Monday mornings for the gatherings and con tacted me.

The first meeting of the newly formed Hooks and Needles group took place in January 2015. Folks noticed us at the library and joined in, eventually reaching 50-60 ladies and a couple men every Monday.

This group helped provide handmade knitted and crocheted blankets, afghans, baby blankets, shawls, hats and scarves and more for the Fallbrook Blanket Project, whose mission was to donate to the less fortunate.

One of the librarians, Alina Rowe, learned to crochet, then she and I started a Spanish speaking knit/crochet group and a youth group. Both groups were successful although the youth group gradually dissolved after the youth coordinator moved away.

The Hispanic ladies were accomplished at crocheting and were eventually joined on Fridays by some from the Monday group creating new cross culture friendships. This group of about 25 was meeting together when the COVID-19 shutdown occurred in March 2020 and the library has not been accessible to us since then. A small group of determined knitters and crocheters soon began to meet at the downtown square in the heat, cold and rain until Pastor Steve Slater noticed us and offered the vestibule of Living Waters Church on Reche Road. The group accepted his most generous offer and has been meeting there every Monday morning since May 10, 2021.

Hooks and Needles now averages about 25 ladies every week and welcomes anyone who wishes to check it out or join in. A few of the Hispanic ladies still come and the group would love to have more. The attendees really enjoy getting together to chat while they work; many new friendships and bonds have been formed and a few even go out for lunch together after each gathering.

Hooks and Needles’ oldest member, Terry Hart, made over

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5,000 single patches until a few weeks before she died at age 100 1/2. She, like many others, did her work at home and gave it to the project to be donated. The teaching is free, the yarn is free and the group always appreciates more donated yarn and gently used gift bags to fill with donated blankets.

So what has the group done with over 5,000 twin sized and larger blankets, baby blankets, hats, scarves, shawls and anything anyone has made? They are given to North County charities and their fundraisers: Boys & Girls Club, Hope Clinic for Women, Armed Forces YMCA on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Foundation for Senior Care, D’Vine Path, Fallbrook Senior Center, Brad Fox’s men’s shelters, REINS, Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center, Solutions for Change, Operation Hope, Fallbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924, Serenity House, West Pace, Loma Linda Hospital Preemie unit, Garden of Innocents, Deeper Still, Just in Time, Operation Homefront and many more.

Hooks and Needles has given their prettiest blankets to most local fundraisers including those for Fallbrook Food Pantry, Fallbrook Land Conservancy, Bark in the Park and the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary Christmas Store. The nonprofit has shown and sold for two years in the juried Holiday Show at the Fallbrook Art Center and have participated in the Harvest Festival.

They have donated to flood victims in Texas and victims of the Lilac, Paradise and Santa Rosa fires in California, sent animal nests to Australia and filled requests for individuals (not homeless) in need, and they continue to create and continue to donate.

Cathy Wick is the expert teacher in the Hooks and Needles meetings although many others also can help. I manage the administration of the project, receiving all the created blankets, etc. and make the donations to charities.

With my husband’s help, Hooks and Needles have become a nonprofit under the umbrella of the Foundation for Senior Care and have received grants and monetary donations from individuals, the Angel Society and Fallbrook Woman’s Club.

St. Peter’s, Hidden Treasures and Angel thrift stores and folks from the community regularly donate yarn to the group, which goes through a lot of yarn. Many ladies choose to purchase and use their own yarn, but the nonprofit also tries to have donated yarn to choose from. The community is welcome to attend on any Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Living Waters Church, 2000 Reche Road. For more information, visit www.fallbrookblanketproject.org or email fallbrookblanketproject@gmail.com.

A few members of the Hooks and Needles group are pictured during one of their weekly knitting and crocheting meetings at Living Waters Church.
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[Left] Fallbrook Blanket Project Director Carmen Willard, left, and Hooks and Needles group coordinator Cathy Wick hold blankets which Wick crocheted. These blankets will be donated to Fallbrook charitable fundraisers or clients of North County charities. Courtesy photos

Nonprofit ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICE CLUBS

Arts

CAST and Mission Theater

200 N. Main St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 731-2278

www.castacademy.org

infocastacademy@gmail.com

Fallbrook Art Association 300 N. Brandon Road, Suite 6 Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 645-0491

www.fallbrookartassn.org

Fallbrook Art Center 103 S. Main St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-1414

www.fallbrookartcenter.org

info@fallbrookartcenter.org

Fallbrook Chorale

P.O. Box 2474

Fallbrook, CA 92088

(760) 390-9726

www.fallbrookchorale.org

fallbrookchorale@gmail.com

Fallbrook Music Society

P.O. Box 340 Fallbrook, CA 92088

131 W. Beech St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 451-8644

www.fallbrookmusicsociety.org

Fallbrook School of the Arts

310 E. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-6383

www.fallbrookschoolofthearts.org

info@fallbrookschoolofthearts.org

Businesses

Bonsall Chamber of Commerce

5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 311

Bonsall, CA 92003

(760) 630-1933

www.bonsallchamber.org

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce 111 S. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-5845

www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Educational

Bonsall Education Foundation 5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 703 #606 Bonsall, CA 92008

www.bonsallschools.org

info@bonsallschools.org

California Retired Teachers Association, Avocado Division 81 P.O. Box 2802 Fallbrook CA 92088 760-645-0006

https://div81.calrta.org/

Fallbrook Headstart MAAC Project (Full Day) 901 Alturas Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 731-2062

www.maacproject.org

Fallbrook Headstart MAAC Project 405 W. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook, CA 92029 (760) 723-4189

www.maacproject.org

Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego County (760) 445-1465

www.laubachsandiego.org

lamariesmith@gmail.com

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Environment

Fallbrook Beautification Alliance

P.O. Box 434 Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.fallbrookbeautification.org

info@fallbrookbeautification.org

Fallbrook Land Conservancy

1815 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-0889

www.fallbrooklandconservancy.org

FLC@fallbrooklandconservancy.org

Live Oak Park Coalition

P.O. Box 2974 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 723-8780

Fallbrook Trails Council P.O. Box 316 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (909) 372-0138

fallbrooktrailscouncil@gmail.com

Health

The “Club” Adult Day Care 320 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7570

www.foundationforseniorcare.org

tmedley@foundationforseniorcare.com

Fallbrook Regional Health District 138 S. Brandon Road Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 731-9187

www.fallbrookhealth.org

hello@fallbrookhealth.org

Hope Clinic for Women

125 E. Hawthorne St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-4105

www.hopefallbrook.com

contact@hopefallbrook.com

P.O. Box 1588 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Foundation for Senior Care

135 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7570

www.foundationforseniorcare.org

fsc@foundationforseniorcare.org

P.O. Box 2155 Fallbrook, CA 92088

North County Lifeline 200 Michigan Avenue Vista, CA 92084 (760) 726-4900

www.nclifeline.org

REINS 4461 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 731-9168

www.reinsprogram.org

Hobbies

Fallbrook Adult Softball League (760) 201-6667

www.ingoldsportspark.com

Fallbrook Camera Club (951) 235-1329

lincraftphoto@gmail.com

Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society 123 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1130

www.fgms.org

info@fgms.org

Fallbrook Quilt Guild P.O. Box 1704 Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.fallbrookquiltguild.com

membership@fallbrookquiltguild.com

Fallbrook Vintage Car Club P.O. Box 714 Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.fallbrookvintagecarclub.org president@fallbrookvintagecarclub.org

Local/Government /Political

ARC - Association for the Rainbow Community 5307 Fifth St. Rainbow, CA 92028

rpoaarc@gmail.com

Bonsall Community Center Association 31505 Old River Road Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 631-5200

www.bonsallusd.com

Fallbrook Community Planning Group (760) 715-3359

Eileen.fallbrook@gmail.com

Fallbrook Democratic Club 331 E. Elder St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 895-1778

www.fallbrookdemocrats.org

Fallbrook Republican Women Federated P.O. Box 1328

Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.republicanwomenfallbrook.com

RepublicanWomenOfCa.Fallbrook@gmail.com

Fallbrook Village Association 431 S. Main Avenue

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 723-8384

www.fallbrookvillageassociation.org

Fallbrook Public Utility District 990 E. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-1125

www.fpud.com

Morro Hills Community Services District

P.O. Box 161 Fallbrook, CA 92088-0161

(760) 723-3642

www.morrohillscsd.com

Rainbow Municipal Water District 3707 Old Highway 395 Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-1178

www.rainbowmwd.com

Military

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post 1924

Women’s Auxiliary

Men’s Auxiliary 1175 Old Stage Road

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-8784

www.fallbrookvfw.com

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Seniors

The “Club” Adult Day Care 320 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-0890

Fallbrook Senior Center & Thrift Shop

399 Heald Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-4498

www.fallbrookseniorcenter.com

Fallbrook Senior Softball (760) 751-8389

www.fallbrookseniorsoftball.org

chuckmattis19@gmail.com

Foundation for Senior Care

135 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7570

www.foundationforseniorcare.org

fsc@foundationforseniorcare.org

P.O. Box 2155 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Service

Angel Shop; Angel Society of Fallbrook 1002 S. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-6513

www.theangelsociety.org angelsociety32@gmail.com

Bonsall Rotary Club P.O. Box 934 Bonsall, CA 92003

www.bonsallrotary.com

Bonsall Woman’s Club P.O. Box 545 Bonsall, CA 92003

www.bonsallwomansclub.org

Bottom Shelf/Friends of the Fallbrook Library

124 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 451-9606

www.fallbrooklibraryfriends.org bottomshelf@fallbrooklibraryfriends.org

Care Van Donation based transportation for seniors and the disabled (760) 723-7570

www.foundationforseniorcare.org

Christians Praying for Revival

www.CPRwalk.com

CPRwalk@gmail.com

Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary

232 W. Aviation Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 685-3533

www.fallbrookanimalsanctuary.org info@fallbrookanimalsanctuary.org

Fallbrook Community Center 341 Heald Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1671

www.sdparks.org

fallbrookcommunitycenter@sdcounty.ca.gov

Fallbrook Food Pantry

140 N. Brandon Road

Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-7608

www.fallbrookfoodpantry.org

info@fallbrookfoodpantry.org

Fallbrook Masonic Lodge No. 317 203 Rocky Crest Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 723-7830

www.fallbrookfreemason.org

Fallbrook Village Rotary

P.O. Box 2186

Fallbrook, CA 92088

(760) 445-3771

www.fallbrookvillagerotary.com

fallbrookvillagerotary@yahoo.com

Fallbrook Woman’s Club

238 W. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 728-1758

www.fallbrookwomansclub.org

P.O. Box 208

Fallbrook, CA 92088

Hidden Treasures Thrift Store 913 S. Main St.

Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-2800

Legacy, The Community Foundation

5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 1210 Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 941-8646

www.legacyendowment.org

info@legacyendowment.org

Rotary Club of Fallbrook P.O. Box 1227

Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 694-8688

www.fallbrookrotary.org

fallbrookrotary@gmail.com

St. John’s Thrift Shop 520 S. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-9520

Special Interest

Cairn Terrier Club of Southern California (760) 728-7133

www.cairnterrier.net

California Macadamia Society P.O. Box 1298

Fallbrook, CA 92088

Community Learning Center Computer Classes and Open Lab (760) 723-7570

www.foundationforseniorcare.org

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Daughters of the British Empire www.dbenational.org

Daughters of Norway Hulda Garborg Lodge No. 49 (760) 468-7406

www.daughtersofnorway.org

szinsli65@aol.com

Fallbrook Alumni Association

www.fuhsalumni.org

fallbrookalumni@gmail.com

Fallbrook Garden Club

P.O. Box 1702 Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.fallbrookgardenclub.org fallbrookgardenclub@gmail.com

Fallbrook Historical Society P.O. Box 1375 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 723-4125

www.fallbrookhistoricalsociety.org

Fallbrook Newcomers Club

P.O. Box 1392 Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.fallbrooknewcomers.com fallbrooknewcomers@hotmail.com

Fallbrook Riders Club 1627 S. Stagecoach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 www.fallbrookriders.com

Fallbrook Running & Walking Club (760) 689-8800 hammerin77@yahoo.com

Palm Society of Southern California (714) 529-3150

www.palmssc.org palmcrazed@aol.com

Rainbow Valley Grange (760) 468-7406

www.grange.org/rainbowvalleyca689/ rainbowvalleygrange@gmail.com

Rally for Children

P.O. Box 2575 Fallbrook, CA 92088

www.rallyforchildren.org

Support Services

Al-Anon Family Groups Al-Anon Alateen (ages 12-18) 2667 Camino del Rio South, #208 San Diego, CA 92108 (800) 690-2666

www.alanonsandiego.org

Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

Grief Support Group (Silvergate - where meetings are) (760) 728-8880

Mom Life (760) 941-1430

Palomar Family Counseling 1002 E. Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 731-3235

www.palomarfamilycounseling.com

pfcs@pfcs.agency

Youth Boys and Girls Club of North County 445 E. Ivy St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-5871

www.bgcnorthcounty.org

info@bgcnorthcounty.org

Fallbrook Pop Warner P.O. Box 1866 Fallbrook, CA 92088

tshq.bluesombrero.com/fallbrookpw fallbrookpwplayeragent@gmail.com

Fallbrook Youth Baseball 324 Elm Tree Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028

www.fallbrookyouthbaseball.com fybwebsite@gmail.com

Fallbrook Youth Soccer P.O. Box 271 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 529-0909

www.fbysl.org

info@fbysl.org

Girl Scouts of San Diego Imperial Council 1231 Upas St., San Diego, 92103 (800) 643-4798

www.sdgirlscouts.org

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Founders, 1980

Bonsall The History of the Woman’s Club

The Bonsall Woman’s Club dates back to the early 1970s when Ralph and LaVerne Conrad moved from the San Fernando Valley to some acreage off of West Lilac Road toward the east side of Bonsall. LaVerne Conrad had been quite active in the North Hollywood Woman’s Club, serving in a wide range of positions, one of which was the club’s president. Soon after their move, her need to be active in community affairs resurfaced. Her initial approach to fill this need was two-fold: playing bridge and being an active member of a woman’s club.

To satisfy the first desire, she formed a group of neighborhood ladies to play bridge on a regular basis. To satisfy her second goal, she joined the neighboring Woman’s Club of Vista, where she remained a member for five years. As time passed, Conrad often broached the subject, among the bridge players, of forming a similar club for the community of Bonsall. Under her interest in and her fervent desire to start a club for the Bonsall community, the group soon decided to press forward with the idea. Though the small group of bridge players were all in favor of the idea, they needed to increase their numbers. An ad was placed in the local newspaper to see if there was sufficient interest to formally “get the ball rolling,” she said. Fourteen ladies favorably responded to the ad. These fourteen, plus the original eight bridge players, formed the nexus of the club’s initial membership.

The date was Jan. 16, 1980, when that formative group met in The Little Old Bonsall Schoolhouse. The club was officially formed when each of the ladies took on the responsibility of the various positions in the club. Lauriel Powell, an initial member of the bridge group, was elected as the first president. And so, the Bonsall Woman’s Club began with 22 ladies with

a dream, who were guided by an experienced and competent founder and leader and a strong desire to serve the community. Under Conrad’s guidance, the club marched forward and became a member of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and General Federation Women’s Clubs.

The Bonsall Woman’s Club initially met in the Little Old Bonsall Schoolhouse. The club soon experienced a growth of membership, which mandated a move to a more spacious building. The initial meeting place is fondly remembered by the club’s past and present membership. In keeping the building from falling into disrepair, the club has contributed over $225,000 to the Foundation for the Restoration of The Little Old Bonsall Schoolhouse over the year. The building has since been designated a Historical Site by the Secretary of the Interior.

Conrad’s long and committed service to the success of women’s clubs in general, and specifically the Bonsall Woman’s Club, did not go unnoticed. She was honored by former Bonsall Woman’s Club president, Jane Johnson, with a Gold Certificate for her 50 years of membership and dedicated volunteer service. Appropriately, Conrad’s efforts were further recognized when the club honored her with a special fund set up in her name. The fund is used to offset the costs of medical/dental treatments for needy children in Bonsall.

Currently, the greatly expanded membership of the club remains quite active in the community. They offer several fundraising events to continue their support of charities benefiting North County San Diego, as well as several scholarships to local high schools. For more information on the Bonsall Woman’s Club, visit http://bonsallwomansclub.org

The initial bridge group, which became the current Bonsall Woman’s Club, includes from left, Marie Mullin as first vice president and dean of chairwomen, Norma Boen, Pat Jones, Margarite Romano’s sister who was subbing that day, Mary Helgemo, LaVerne Conrad as first treasurer and Jessie Buehler. Not shown: Lauriel Powel, the first Bonsall Woman’s Club president. LaVerne Conrad, Founder, 1970s. The Little Old Bonsall Schoolhouse was the Bonsall Woman’s Club location in the 1980s. Courtesy photos
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Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson, A.P.C.

Attorneys for the People

With education in the fields of medicine and law, Fallbrook attorney Robert W. Jackson tackles some of the most difficult cases to bring justice for those suffering from serious spinal or traumatic brain injuries due to negligence or recklessness on the part of another.

The son of a Fallbrook neurosurgeon, Jackson studied chemistry and biochemistry in graduate school providing him with much anatomy and physiology background. He was also studying law and after his father passed away, focused all his attention on law school.

After 36 years as an attorney, Jackson’s favorite part of his job remains reading all the cards and letters he receives from previous clients that have been helped by his firm.

“Hearing their stories about what we’ve done for them that has helped make their life something they look forward to instead of having a bleak outcome is particularly rewarding,” he said.

Jackson’s office also takes on cases against utility companies and government entities that start wildfires, such as the 2007 Rice Canyon fire in San Diego County that burned several thousand acres and hundreds of homes.

Jackson served as the lead liaison for all the Rice Canyon cases and that blossomed into him gaining greater notoriety on a national scale for handling wildfire litigation. He has been the lead trial counsel or lead liaison counsel for several different cases since that time.

“It was all a new genre at the time, and we developed the national model for handling large scale wildfire cases,” he said.

In addition to his Fallbrook office, Jackson has one in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and three in Northern California. There are four employees in Fallbrook that help keep the local office running, including attorney Federico Lathrop.

Born and raised in Chile, Lathrop has dual citizenship because of his Americanborn father and is bilingual in Spanish and English. After earning his law degree at UCLA, he began working for Jackson as a law clerk and became an attorney there after passing the bar exam in February of 2019.

“Learning everything I have from Mr. Jackson has been a great experience,” Lathrop said. “I really like what he does because it’s a win-win situation when you get to learn, apply law and then help people.”

“We treat every case that comes in as a trial case but about 98% end in a settlement,” he said.

One of his most memorable cases occurred about 16 years ago and involved a four-year-old who suffered a brain injury from a vehicle accident. About four months ago, Jackson received an update saying the young man was now an honor student in his third year of college.

“We were able to resolve his case and set up a structured settlement fund for the type of care and treatment he needed,” he said. “It took care of all his needs, all his future medical costs and put him through college.”

Jackson said the average person doesn’t realize the time and effort that goes into

bringing a case to trial citing that for every hour of a trial, there are about 50 hours of preparation that go into it. He said the most important skill a good trial lawyer can have is listening to really hear what someone is trying to say and that serving on a jury is the single greatest contribution anyone can make as a citizen of this country.

“Let me tell you what I repeat to myself time and time again before I start any trial; it’s a quote from Thomas Jefferson: The blood of our heroes and the wisdom of our sages has been dedicated and devoted to obtain the right to trial by jury. That right should be the creed of our political faith,” Jackson said. “Essentially what President Jefferson was trying to say is that of all the rights that were granted to us under our Constitutional system of government, the right to trial by jury is the one thing that equalizes the playing field in every aspect of society.”

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Attorneys Robert W. Jackson, left, and Federico Lathrop.

Village News Celebrates Years

Honoring the shoulders on which we stand

Thefirst issue of the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News was published Dec. 18, 1997, making December 2022 Village News’ 25th anniversary. A website, TheVillageNews.com was quickly built and after pursuing the domain VillageNews.com, for 12 years, it was finally purchased in 2010.

It’s hard to believe we’ve been publishing 25 years. We were told before we started that we wouldn’t last 100 days. Other people tried to dissuade us from starting such a daunting task. We now have outlasted not only most of our competitors, but we’ve seen the transformation of the entire news and communications industry from twice daily printed newspapers, to internet-based information 24/7 and then back to a resurgence of the printed word.

The first time we drove through Fallbrook my family fell in love with the area and immediately purchased a home and moved. That was 1988, when the Fallbrook Enterprise weekly newspaper still existed.

I was producing a radio show on KOGO AM 600 in the early 90s and was publishing books and published a monthly current events paper called the San Diego Current. Joe Naiman, who still writes for Village and Valley News, our sister paper, was also writing for the Current. Twenty-year Village News employee

Michele Howard and I were working together on those other projects, after being introduced by mutual friend Lisa Childress and decided to start the Village News after we lost our community paper Fallbrook Enterprise.

I remember marching in the Fallbrook Christmas parade in 1997 before we actually printed a paper. We had been talking to the Chamber and businesses around town. We had already shored up support from key businesses, including Coldwell Banker, Mission Realty and Stromsoe Insurance (our present office location),” Reeder said.

In 1988, The Fallbrook Enterprise and the Temecula Californian, owned by the Mackey family of Fallbrook, were sold to the Chicago-based Tribune Company who also owned the Escondido Times Advocate. Then the North County Blade Citizen was purchased by the Tribune Company from Howard Publications. The Tribune combined the Escondido Times Advocate, the BladeCitizen and the Fallbrook Enterprise in September 1997 into the North County Times. Fallbrook lost its hometown paper. The few press releases that made it into the paper and few ads were lost among all the regional news, so Village News was born. Later the Union Tribune purchased the North County Times and today the Union Tribune as well as the Los Angeles Times are owned by Patrick Soon-Shiong’s investment firm Nant Capital LLC.

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The Village News succeeded the Fallbrook Enterprise after it was sold. The Enterprise began publishing in 1910.

Despite rumors over the years, Village News is still under the same ownership and stockholders as 1998. None of the company has ever been acquired by outside investors or media companies. A joint distribution agreement did exist between Village News and the Los Angeles Times for 20 years before falling victim to budget cuts.

Fallbrook’s merchants were not pleased that their advertisements in the North County Times had a shelf life of one day rather than one week and Fallbrook’s residents were not happy about the need to sort through news from throughout North County and southern Riverside County to read about what was happening in Fallbrook.

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So we created a Fallbrook section for the November 1997 and December 1997 issues of the San Diego Current newspaper. I recruited my friend Michele Howard to sell advertising. The success of those two issues, along with the relationship we built with the Fallbrook merchants and community leaders, led us to create the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News. The first edition had 16 pages. In its early years the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News covered Fallbrook, Bonsall, De Luz, Rainbow, Pala and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Pauma Valley was later added to the coverage area.

Debbie Ramsey joined the Village News in 1998 as a features writer and also served as acting editor when I was out of town. She took over as the Village News editor in September 2002. She was the perfect fit for us at the time and brought experience from the Orange County Register. In those days, the economy was growing, and we were really having fun growing the paper. Debbie also brought professionalism and conscientiousness that was appreciated.

We were blessed with incredible talent when we started, including Michele Howard who learned newspaper nomenclature and sales. Michele enjoyed being creative and networking with all the businesses around town and helping them market to the community through the paper. We worked together 25 years before she retired in 2021.

Joe Naiman, who still writes for the paper, was working with me on another project, and it was decided that he would write for the Village News covering the county Board of Supervisors, LAFCO, Planning and Land Use and other county issues that affected Fallbrook. Joe is an amazing award-winning writer who has earned great respect throughout the county for his vast knowledge of county issues and his accuracy in reporting. Not only is he a great journalist, he is a very pleasant person and has certainly contributed to the community and to the company with his talent. He was the first writer.

We knew photography was going to be important. We started Village News with photographer Dick O’Brien who had 10 years of experience with the Fallbrook Enterprise. He retired from his Navy career as a chief hospital corpsman and a third career as a drug and alcohol counselor for military men and women. Dick was beloved by many people and an iconic figure around town because of his photography. “Those who didn’t appreciate his sense of humor, I don’t believe really knew or understood him. He was a great asset and a supportive friend,” Reeder said.

We started with zero capital, so before we started publishing. I called Dick and asked if he would help us.

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LEGAL NOTICES The deadline for Legal notices Monday, noon. Email to legals@ reedermedia.com Library books challenged in Fallbrook high schools Rick Special to the Village News Two in Fallbrook High School District libraries are being challenged. Superintendent Garza-Gonzalez shared information board’s meeting last month, saying review committee was being formed examine the The books in question are “Beyond Magenta” by Susan Kuklin and “Fun Home” by Allison Bechdel. Kuklin’s book wasontheshelfatFallbrookHigh School Bechdel’s at Ivy High School, the district’s continuation high school. “The are not used instructional materials,” the superintendent told the board, sayingperboardpolicy,complaints would heard by committee composed administrators and staff to determine extent the challenge material supports the curriculum, the educational appropriateness of the material, and its suitability for the age level. Village News/Courtesy photo have been removed from the libraries for review thesuperintendentandcommittee. “Beyond Magenta,” published 2014,hasbeenon American LibraryAssociation’slistofbooks most often challenged, cited for “for LGBTQIA+ content and because was considered be sexually explicit.” Kuklin’s story chronicles real-life trans teens and young adults. Kuklin interviewed each of before, during, and after transition, and formed the interviews one cohesive narrative. The was accused being "anti-family" and "sexually explicit" and has regularly been banned book since its In the 2021-2022 school year, waspulledfromclassroom Village News staff During the heavy rain on Monday, Jan. 16, the I-15 and other local were riddled with car accidents, spin-outs and trees. There one accident, reported at 4:18 a.m. involving two cars. One car suspectedtohaveleftthehighway and gone down embankment just south of 76. Another traffic accident, between four cars, on I-15 S, near SR76wasreportedtoCHP 4:43 a.m.Authoritieswereon scene tryingtoavoid pile-upinvolving more cars. seemed from that carwasreporteddriving in the #1 another vehiclebrakedtokeepfromhitting it, causing third car to rear-end the vehicle. also reported that there was a vehicle facing the wrong way in the #1 lane and in divide. about the same time, car northbound on I-15 center north of Mission Road and was reported as undrivable. At 4:38 a.m., a person spun on I-15 S and was on the righthand shoulder near Rainbow Canyon. About 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 11, the ASTREA helicopter was looking for a male, thin build, black Northface hoodie, black mask and pants, 5'8" the 1200 block South Mission Road in Fallbrook. According to the Sheriff's Dept., the suspect went through the Java Time drive-through and robbed them. Nobody was The newly elected members of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group are sworn in by Supervisor Jim Desmond at their Jan. 16 meeting; from left, Steve Brown, Jeniene Domercq, Eileen Delaney, Kelly Hansen, J.J. Neese, Scott Spencer and Debbie Williams. A large tree branch sits on a motorhome that was parked at 122 Ash St. near the historic Heritage Hall in downtown Fallbrook. NCFPD reported to the scene to remove the branch after it was reported at 9:57 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16. See more photos from rainstorms on page C-1. Rainstorm damages trees, and vehicles Village News/ Maryann Mahaffey Collings photo Java Time is robbed Village News staff photo Planning group members take oath of office Village News staff photo A car is found down an embankment on the east side of northbound I-15, Monday morning, Jan. 16. There was no one car. 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The twoboards installnew at their respective meetings, both Dec. 12. Three incumbents in the Fallbrook Union High School the newcomers select Lundin to serve another year as president. The new trustees will also tasked in searching for new superintendent. Dr. Candance Singh’s last day will be Wednesday, Nov. 30. Following closed the conclusion of its Nov. meeting, Lundin announced that board and its attorneys had negotiated a settlement and exit plan with Singh. The superintendent served the district for years. She will receive nearly $400,000 rather than pursuing lawsuit centered around her recent allegations of hostile work environment, which Lundin said stemmed from the comments and behavior a current board member, Caron Lieber, who voted against raises for Superintendent Singh. Cindi Martin, associate superintendent of business services,wasselectedtobeinterim superintendent specialmeeting the district trustees on Nov. boardwill thedecision er her contract at the Dec. 12 meeting. Rick Monroe Special to the Village News Fallbrook teacher who dismissed by the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District in October 2021 will have her day in court on Thursday, Dec. as she continues her ght against the termination. Jennifer Humphreys was dismissed for refusing mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19 she was unvaccinated. The Commission on Professional Competence (CPC) ruled a 3-0 vote that her should be reversed, and she could return to teaching with back pay. However, the FUESD appealed thatdecisiontotheSuperiorCourt in San Diego inAugust. Humphreys has worked for districtfor21years,mostrecently third grade teacher at Frasier ElementarySchool.She’ssaidshe wants return to work. Her attorney, Jonathan Y. Vanderpool Smith Steiner Vanderpool, led “cross-writ”in hopesJudgeKeriKatzwouldorder thedistricttoimmediatelyreinstate and reimburse Humphreys. The judge declined the request at Sept. 20 hearing in San Diego. Vanderpool said the judge has reviewed documents from sides and is expected announce her legal decision during the Dec. 1 court hearing, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Dept. C-74 on the sixth oor, 330W. Broadway, San Diego. He explained the judge won’t repeat the CPC’s work but that she is reviewing those proceedings. In cross-writ petition filed with the court, Vanderpool noted that the members of the panel issued their unanimous decision denying both dismissal charges June 3. He said CPC decision recites in the factual background of the case, the district’s evidence (including the state’s public health order prescribing testing compliance by Oct. 15, 2021), communications about the public health order, and meetings between Humphreys and district officials preceding the dismissal charges and suspension. The commission’s report also includes Humphreys’ six-page testimony,burdensandstandardsof proof, Education Code provisions and district policies. The school district’s attorney, Jonathan of Dannis Woliver Kelley explained the district’s position in appealing the CPC decision: “The commission should have upheldMs.Humphreys’dismissal from district employment. The Conservative candidates win Fallbrook school board races see RACES, page A-5 DECISION, page A-5 LEGACY, page A-5 Decision on fired teacher’s case expected Dec. 1 commission found that Ms. Humphreys willfully refused to perform regular assignments without reasonable cause she refused to follow the testing requirements of the state public order. commission ruled that ‘there is no question’ that the district ‘was required to comply with the CDPH order,’ that Ms. Humphreys ‘failed to communicate,’ ‘ignored repeated requests to get tested,’ and acted ‘insubordinate.’ refusal occurred when were in the midst the pandemic and without vaccines for so many the district’s students.” The CPC report stated, “It is quite evident that district rushed dismiss respondent.” “Humphreys has admitted her poor decisions in choosing not to Fallbrook’s Chris Bausch, #21, runs the ball through the Mission Bay defense, Nov.18. The Warriors won the game 21-3 and will play in the CIF Division IV championship game Nov. 25 at Escondido High School. See more photos on D-2. Warriors run away with semi-final win Village News/Hannah Reynoso photo $14 million in invested and has granted $10 million to area nonprofits since 1994. Thefundsareinvestedforlongrangeperpetualyield,Larsensaid, so they are surviving years’ long bounces the nancial market. “I love doing this [event] around Thanksgiving,”sheadded,“We’re giving thanks,” This year, the event was moved ballroom accommodate the growing number of recipients of grant awards and annual distributions. Current president Rachel Mason said that besides providing grants, the foundation also helps them with nancial expertise including grant writing. To show how grant supportismaking difference,two of the recipients told the audience about their nonprofits. Boys&GirlsClubofOceanside Jodi Diamond talked about their Real Options forAdults with Disabilities program (ROADS), Village News Courtesy photo Legacy makes a difference in people's lives saying, “We’re super grateful to Legacy; its support has enabled us provide programs for adults with developmental disabilities.” Ten years ago, these adults had no place to go during the day and sinceclubmemberswere then, the staff decided to teach the adultslifeskillsincludingcooking and shopping, three days a week. After three months, an 80 year old mothercalledtoletthem her 50 year old daughter had made breakfastforher, the rsttime! The program is now five days a and the adult students also take classes at MiraCosta and put on two performances a year. The B&GCO now has a culinary center/artscenter(createdin2018, withateachingkitchen)thatoffers ways to collaborate to make big difference in people’s lives. Anothernonprofi thatismaking Representatives from several area nonprofits pose for a photo after receiving grants from Legacy Endowment Community Foundation, Nov. 16. big difference is K9 Guardians. CEO and founder Leisa TilleyGrajek said, “It an honor to be here;Legacyissosupportive.”She said that was about eight years ago when learned 22 veterans commit suicide every day. That cry for help touched her heart and with inspiration from her father, The Village News wishes you a V illage N ews USPS Residential Customer September 15, 2022 Volume 26, Issue 37 www.VillageNews.com Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall serViNg commuNities of l raiNbow camp p pala auma $1.00 SECTIONS Announcements Business............................C-6 BusinessDirectory D-2 Calendar Classifieds.........................D-4 Dining None Education C-8 Entertainment B-4 Health Fitness B-2 Home & Garden C-2 Legals D-6 National None Obituaries D-4 Opinion A-4 Regional Real Estate C-2 Sheriff'sLog D-5 Sports Friday Sep 16 79° Precipita�on 1% Saturday Sep 17 77° Precipita�on 3% Sunday Sep 18 75° Precipita�on 5% Ava Sarnowski Intern Inlight therecentevacuations due to the Fairview Fire, Captain and PIO Choi of the County Fire Protection District spoketotheValleyNewsaboutthe importance of evacuation orders andhowfolkscanremainprepared in case of re or emergency. Evacuationordersandwarnings are sent out as early as possible anefforttogivepeopleenoughtime prepare and leave. Evacuation orders may be imminent, and the onlynotificationpeoplemaygetis anofficerknockingontheirdooror ahelicoptersayingevacuate.After getting orders, people may look out their and see smoke but believe the re immediate According to PIO Choi, time is the biggest factor. Individuals who their homes sooner have higherchanceofnotgetting caught in re that may impact evacuation Evacuation the time to think. “We’ve seen unfortunate scenarios where people have waited too long and they’re trapped with re on both sides the road. They’re either stopped a burning car or car accident because somebody hit another in the smoke. Don’t wait whenyougetthoseorders,getout quicklybeforethatcloudofsmoke comes into your area.” Choi said. The situation gets worse when peoplecannotsee.Withfireonboth sides the road, the likelihood of getting burned alive is very high. Evacuation orders insinuate that there immediate life, is lawful order made give people an ample amount of time to survive. The way the district triggers an Evacuation WarningintoanEvacuationOrder isthroughprearrangedtriggerand decision points. When a fire hits a certain roadway, a warning changed into an order. Some people have opted to stay athomebecausetheythinkthey’ll it. Choi this to be a problem, as it does not matter staying home has worked in the past. In the case of the current Fairview fire, not doing what
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Rick Monroe Special to the Village News There’s a new way the Sheriff department is using deal with the homeless problem in the county. Deputies are assigned to two teams one in North County andoneinSouthCounty–tooffer hope and support to individuals rather than making arrests. “It’s very satisfying,” said Sgt. Aaron Montan, who heads the Homeless Assistance Resource Team“Weseepeopleontheverge of tears we tell them can get them hotel room.” Hesaidthatprovidingtemporary housing through county-funded vouchers – an important first step helpget lifebackontrack. “Then other needs like detox, prescription medicine, etc. can be Humphreys and her team, as well as the district’s position before issuing 28-page decision this summer. Summarized, said Humphreys should have been given more precise warning about the consequences of not testing before being terminated. Meanwhile, Humphreys and her attorney are fighting back, and “cross-writ” hearing is scheduledforSept.20at8:30a.m. in Superior Court in San Diego. The presiding judge is Keri Katz. Humphrey’s attorney, Jon Y. Vanderpool of Smith Steiner Vanderpool, explained crossled because could be monthsbeforetheFUESD’sappeal is resolved. He hopes the judge the Sept. 20 hearing will order the district to immediately reinstate and reimburse Humphreys. Vanderpool said he expects the district to oppose that request, both on the merits that warranted because of its appeal – and/or request that petition be heard as regularly noticed motion,notan“emergency”basis. Seth Trench, director of communications Fallbrook UnionElementarySchoolDistrict, sent Village News statement from the district leadership about the district appealing the decision by the Commission on Professional Competence that Village News receives Golden Quill Award CSBA selects Village News for excellence in reporting BONSALL Village News recipientofthe2022GoldenQuill Award by the California School BoardsAssociation in recognition of outstanding education journalism. This honor highlights the essential role journalists play increasing understanding of the objectives, operations, accomplishments, challenges and opportunities related to public schools via fair, insightful and accurate reporting. Julie Reeder, publisher of Village News, will presented Certificate of Excellence in Reporting by the Bonsall Unified School District Board Trustees at the next regularly scheduled meeting, Sept. at the Bonsall Community Center. CSBA will publish complete of the 15 awardees on its and in winter edition California Schools magazine. School districts and county boards education nominate journalists for the Golden Quill Award by highlighting work the nominee demonstrated holistic understanding of the local educational agency its stakeholders. Nominees must understand district’s mission, goals and strategic vision during reporting process and have developed relationships with and relevant district and staff Publiceducation cornerstone of our country’s civic institutions, and strong journalism illuminates the critical issues facing local schools. Julie and staff the Village News are recognized by BUSD for ongoing coverage of academic, athletic, artistic and operational developments at all Bonsall schools (Bonsall historically has done before. A wind pattern will generally push fire in certain direction, but the fireismovinginerraticdirections, making dynamic. “You’re gambling. It is no different than person who may have made home without putting ontheirseatbeltmany,manytimes. You’re playing against odds. We what these do. We’ve had refighters die in fullfirefighting gear, protecting homes. Aciviliandoesn’thavethegear,they don’t have the training. Heeding evacuation orders best way to save your family and yourself in these fast moving dynamic re situations,” Choi stated. Teacher continues fight to return to work for FUESD Attorney files to have court decision at Sept. 20 ‘emergency hearing’ Rick Monroe Special to the Village News CommissiononProfessional Competence ruled in June that Jennifer Humphreys’dismissal as teacher FUESD should reversed, and she should return to teaching with back pay. The Fallbrook Union Elementary School district has appealed that decision to the Superior Court in San Diego. Humphreys was dismissed last October after failing to be vaccinated or undergoing weekly testing for COVID 19. The CPC heard testimony from Deputies reach out to homeless with compassion provided from an assigned social worker/case manager. The acronym for the program HART, but Montan proudly admitted, “Yes, we have a heart.” The HART effort began in June 2019 deputies are assigned full-time to this effort the unincorporatedareasofthecounty. Montan directs the two teams, one with three deputies in North County and the other with five deputies in South County. He alternates working with the two groups. OneofthedeputiesintheNorth CountyunitisCpl.JasonHayek, Fallbrook area resident who grew in Oceanside. “It’s different style of Cpl. Jason Hayek, left, Deputy S. Gott are part of the HART team assisting the homeless during the outreach event at Fallbrook Library, Sept. 9. 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I remember, he responded something like this, “So, let me get this straight, you want me to work for free or at my own expense?” I said, “Yes.” We had offered to pay for film and development. He said, “I accept your terms, and I would love to.”

I was so happy. Dick worked as a volunteer for Village News until he just couldn’t work anymore, and he died in 2010. It was a great loss to our community.

The newspaper had many other photographers who were instrumental in telling stories of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, Pala, Camp Pendleton and Pauma Valley. Richard “Fred” Chase and Ron Jonason would go through hill and dale to get great shots of news, features, wild animals, sunsets, rainbows, etc. Other photographers and residents have shared their talents.

Now our well-known and loved staff photographer is Shane Gibson who does a great job capturing the events and history of Fallbrook and the surrounding areas. Anthony Campbell from AC Investigations serves as a photographer for breaking news, and Hannah Hanford takes video and pictures around town for social media.

In 1998, our staff came together quickly as people heard that a new newspaper was being formed and wanted to be a part of it. Dick Birchall, who was a seasoned publisher of 18 publications worked with me to form a corporation. Later that year, we went to a few dozen people in the community who each put in a minimum of $2,000 to get the paper started. We raised about $60,000 total to help us get started.

One of my friends who was instrumental behind the scenes was Dr. Angie Mays. She heard me speak to a large group of people and was interested in what we were doing. She had a master’s degree in leadership and was finishing up her doctorate, and she was an answer to prayer as far as helping with a business plan and an employee manual. She also helped with quality control and ethical questions we faced. Angie is retired these days but is only a phone call away and I value her involvement greatly.

Of course, as a family business, my children and my husband helped regularly and still do. My children now fondly tell stories of sleeping at the office and helping to roll and deliver thousands of papers among other duties, such as taking photos of news or Sourcebook art. Jenna, who was 2 ½ when we started the paper has returned to the business and is now in charge of the front desk helping customers and taking care of thousands of subscribers. Sometimes her daughter is playing in the office, doing art or pretending to answer phones.

In 1997, Sue Decker helped answer the phones, edited, proofed and cut and paste the boards with the stories and photos that went to the printer. She had also worked for the Enterprise with Dick and volunteered in those days, just wanting Fallbrook to have a paper again. She was another invaluable character who smoked constantly and had a sense of humor that added to the group. Sue only worked a few years before she died of cancer and she was sorely missed.

I’ll never forget when Judy Bell, who still works with the paper as often as she can, came into my office those early days with

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homemade brownies and said, “I think you need me.”

“I said, ‘Oh, OK, what do I need from you?’

“Judy taught us marketing and possibility thinking,” Reeder said.

Then there was Robin Tillery who helped with circulation and the front office. Her southern accent was so infectious. The customers and staffers loved her professionalism and her patience.

Kay Howley came to us from the Ramona Sentinel in 2000. She was small but mighty. The term “dynamite comes in small packages” described her. She was the perfect front office manager. She could stop people who were angry and wanted to yell or threaten Debbie or me. She also was a favorite person for people from town to come and just sit and visit with in the front lobby. She took care of our legal advertising and classifieds in between customers. We really lost another great asset to the paper, a mother figure and a faithful friend when she died from cancer.

Our bookkeeper Fran was another great asset to the company. After she retired, Lisa Hasler took over for about six years and another hard-working person followed taking on several front office duties, in addition to payroll and bookkeeping.

Ruth Haferkamp came to us in the early 2000s from South Africa. We were so excited to work with such a graceful, lovely and strong woman. She would help write feature articles on the wineries or do marketing or whatever was needed. We still enjoy Ruth and her husband Johann’s company and Ruth’s occasional articles as she has time.

Then we had the privilege of working with James and Sharon Karasek for a couple years, and it was through that relationship we were introduced to Josephine Mackenzie, the “Irish Princess” who had just moved to Fallbrook from Cork, Ireland. From the motherland with her thick accent, she started working as a marketing person and has grown with the Village and Valley News throughout her 18 years with the company. Her lively personality and fun sense of humor made her a stalwart icon and valuable person on the Village News team and in the community. Some time later Josephine’s mother-in-law, Anna Mullen, joined us. She has been a huge blessing and still works with us today.

How could you publish a newspaper without graphics and layout people? Karina Ramos, who is now Karina Young, and Forest Rhodes were added to staff about 18 years ago, and we have depended on them week in and week out to get the paper put together, hundreds of photos, stories and news releases each week in an organized way that is easy for people to read and enjoy. Forest also helps with our company network websites and computers. Karina helps with editorial duties for Valley News. They are such valuable contributors to the community, the paper and the staff.

Graphic artist Samantha Gorman was recruited from the North County Times 11 years ago. Our customers, sales and marketing people and I have enjoyed working with her immensely. She is a master at her craft, and in addition to creating amazing ads week in and week out, she creates most of our Sourcebook magazines almost single handedly with support from Forest and Karina. She is another invaluable and irreplaceable person.

Many people in the community know Lucette Moramarco. She was raised in Fallbrook and Rainbow and came to us through

the Grange as a recommendation from Ed Komsky and has been with the Village News since 2006. After Debbie Ramsey retired in April 2016, Lucette took on more editorial duties along with the legal advertising, sifting through hundreds of emails a week from the community and working with all the Village News writers, photographers and nonprofits.

When we started our sister publication, the Valley News, in the Temecula/Murrieta area, we hired Tony Ault, who had decades of journalism experience. He works with us still, providing journalistic integrity and a calm sense of humor as he covers the Valley and documents their history.

J.P. Raineri has served the Valley News as a TV journalist, photographer and videographer, before settling into his favorite

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role as sports journalist and editor. He has been with the paper 13 years as well and is also an important icon in southwest Riverside County, documenting and encouraging all the student athletes and teams.

Tim O’Leary joined our staff 20 years ago, covering the city of Temecula after working decades for other papers, including the Riverside Press Enterprise. He took a few years off to take care of his wife who was diagnosed with dementia, but he is back doing colorful columns for the papers.

Other columnists, like Elizabeth Youngman, help keep us from taking ourselves too seriously with her humorous point of view on life. Health writer Shelby Ramsey provides insight into state of the art medical breakthroughs of the day.

We have had many other contributors and staffers whose shoulders we stand on today. Honestly, there have been too many to document all of them individually; however, all of their contributions have made a difference in the lives of individuals in the community and to the community as a whole. Each one

served their important role, including stockholders, subscribers and advertisers, as valuable resources, which without we could not exist to serve the community.

In addition to Village News, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook, we also have published the high-end, glossy, fullcolor magazine, Sourcebook, for 20 years, the Valley Sourcebook magazine and the Cancer Resource Guide. We are very excited to be restarting our Spanish paper, Nuestra Vida Hoy, sharing all the news, student awards, sports, etc. with our Spanish-speaking audience as well.

Joe Naiman and I are the last remaining original staff members of the Village News, although a majority of the present staff has been with the company for 15 to 20 years. There are also many young new faces who handle the social media, bookkeeping, sales, photography and writing.

The company continues to evolve and add products and services, additional staff, independent contractors, stockholders and subscribers. They have all contributed to the Village News paper in their own unique way and have been invaluable.

The Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News is one of six suburban weekly newspaper publishers in San Diego County.

What does the future hold for Village News? Well, in addition to adding Reeder Media social and digital media services, Village News continues to work with dozens of interns through Mentoring Associates, a local 501(c)(3) that was started 25 years ago by Jerry Donohue.

As the market fluctuates and social media platforms come and go, the printed version of Village News will continue to report award-winning local news, research and report other San Diego County news that affects our area as well as state and national issues that affect residents. We will continue to document local history, encourage those who are accomplishing positive things for the community and highlight students and athletes on their journey. We will continue to stand as a watchdog for the community.

Our total reach in any given month between Village News, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook, through print, online and social media collectively is between 500,000 and 700,000 readers. We have published hundreds of thousands of stories and photos.

Every day we pursue our mission statement: “To be the hub of communication that informs, connects and strengthens the communities we serve with journalistic integrity.”

VOLUME 2022 EDITION Local Farm Workers pg 36 Celebrating Restaurants Fallbrook Winery Map Trails, Parks & Preserves Churches Organizations & Service Clubs Chamber Directories Reeder Media Publication Tom Casey Creates Hope for Age-Related Disease Sufferers pg 88 Pala Band of Mission Indians Contributing to Make Life Better for Students pg 24 Is Fallbrook the ‘Actual Bedford Falls’ in Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’ pg 66
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VOLUME 2021 EDITION A Village News Reeder Media Publication Birdland Trails in Fallbrook lead the way to great bird watching pg 76 Proteas hills around Fallbrook are home to some of the world’s most increasingly in-demand cut flowers pg 38 Want More Out of Life? The recipe is volunteering pg 66 Volume FIFTeeN 2016 edITIoN Getting up close and personal with exotic animals pg 26 Local Chef-Owners Share Favorite Creations pg 80 Stuntman Rich Minga Facing danger on the Job pg 102 Brett Stokes A Versatile, Soulful Artist pg 58 The Treasures of Red Cloud Mine pg 22 Fallbrook & Bonsall Home to Many Well Known Sports Figures pg 48 Calendar of events Area Restaurants local Trails, Parks & Preserves Area Churches Local Non-Profit Organizations & Service Clubs Chamber directories GALAXY OF GLASS Volume Fou Entertainment Pala Casino - Bands, Belly Laughs and a Below Ground Wine Experience pg 18 Features LocalGuides Calendar of Events Area Restaurants Area Churches Non-Profit Clubs & Organizations Chamber Directories Trails, Parks & Preserves Home & Garden Hank’s Hardware Taps Homes for Wounded Business Trupiano Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Pala Mesa Resort Anil Yadav’s Crown Jewel Local Woman Fights Disease with Raw Food Diet pg 42 Discover Camp Pendleton Museums pg 124 Bonsall High School Launches Innovative Program pg 136 And More Inspirational Art Shows A Valley News Reeder Media Publication VOLUME 2023 EDITION THE GREATER SOUTHWEST VALLEY pg 45 ‘2022 Southwest Regional Economic Forecast’ Continued Growth Murrieta Market Unique Shopping Opportunities Lake Elsinore Community Connection Experience the You have cancer... What to expect RESOURCE GUIDE 2019 EDITION Understanding Your Diagnosis Coping with Emotions Treatment Options Cancer and Your Finances Provider Resource Guide SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY CANCER Presented Southwest Riverside Treatment Task with VALLEY NEWS Reeder Group Publication COMPLETE GUIDE TO SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY CANCER SERVICES We Are... ...in Our Community. Your Go-To Directory! 418 S. Main Ave. www.fallbrookdirectory.com 760-728-5555 Promote your Business Print & Online Fallbrook Bonsall Rainbow De Luz Sourcebook is a yearly magazine created by Village News. It is currently in its twenty-second year. 152 www.my-sourcebook.com

Fallbrook Old Town

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On first glance, the complex of buildings on Brandon Road between Alvarado Street and East Mission Road has the look of a movie set. There are 23 uniquely shaped little buildings ranging from a chapel to quaint storefronts to smaller scale structures where you might think a hobbit may be living.

Originally called Fallbrook Old Town, it was built in the 1970s as an attempt to create a setting that would be a tourist attraction and business center, with artist workshops and a place for people to visit with old world charm and artsy character. But after a couple of decades of neglect, it is now being brought back to life by Andrew and Diana Kressin. The Kressins, who took over the property from Andrew’s father, Thomas, have renamed it Brandon Village. The units have been renovated, remodeled, rewired with individual electric meters and given new roofs.

Andrew related some of the stories told to him by a former owner of the property, Charlie Pinckney, including one about the creation of Fallbrook Old Town. Pinckney told him that he built the largest building without any walls in a bid to create the world’s biggest wind chime. He also built more roofs on stilts to give artists a place to create their art. As the story goes, the county eventually caught up with Pinckney, and he had to get a permit for his little structures and add walls

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St. Peter Thrift Store

St. Peter Thrift Store is an active Ministry of St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Parish. Since the year 2000, our organization has provided �inancial assistance to families and individuals in the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow.

Our Community Assistance Program (CAPS) is funded through the sales handled at the thrift store, by volunteers. Volunteers are always welcomed and needed. The countless hours the volunteers have spent provides the opportunities to assist individuals in their time of need regardless of race, nationality or social status.

SPTS is a monthly contributor to our Fallbrook Food Pantry. We are supportive of other local agencies when occasions arise.

Come Shop at 520 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook

Open 10am-2pm – Closed Fridays & Sundays

Contact us at 760-728-7012 for donation pickups of furniture

to them. The walls at that time were made of sheer wall planks. The first buildings were at the back of the property on the west side. Andrew said the walls are now made of two-by-fours and drywall, are insulated and up to code.

Other modern touches include landscaping that has been replaced with drought resistant succulents and drip irrigation. The parking lot has been repaved and fresh colorful paint is evident everywhere. The smallest structure is 100 square feet and the biggest 1,600 square feet.

Gift shops, hair salons, artist studios, a prayer room and community centers are currently on-site with new businesses on the horizon, creating a village within our Friendly Village. There are always fun events scheduled, including the popular Fallbrook Scarecrow Days preparation workshops.

The complex has two entrances/exits. Besides the bridge on Brandon, which crosses a year-round creek, there is a driveway off of East Mission Road, at the west end of Fallbrook Café’s parking lot. Anyone interested in more information about the units can call Andrew Kressin at 909-746-3890.

The bridge on Brandon is one of two entrances to the complex. The complex now features drought tolerant landscaping. The units at Brandon Village have all been renovated and remodeled. Business and art coexist at Brandon Village.
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111 S. Main Avenue • Fallbrook, CA 92028

ACCOUNTING

 Law Office of Deborah Zoller Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2600

 Law Offices of Robert W Jackson APC 205 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1295

 Rosenstein & Associates 28600 Mercedes St., #100, Temecula 92590 • (951) 296-3888

ACUPUNCTURE

 TrustMyTrust.com PO Box 1767, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 930-9668

AUTO PARTS

 BP Battery 805 E. Mission Rd., #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1773

AUTO REGISTRATION

 California Auto Registration Services 1030 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0012

AUTO SALES

 Gosch Ford Temecula 26895 Ynez Rd., Temecula 92591 • (951) 699-1302

 Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac 27360 Ynez Rd., Temecula 92591 • (951) 699-2699

 Temecula Valley Lexus 42801 DLR Dr., Temecula 92591 • (951) 225-0555

 Temecula Valley Toyota 26631 Ynez Rd., Temecula 92591 • (951) 384-4409

AUTO SERVICE

Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6127

 Kendall Farms 4230 White Lilac Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0681

 Laketree Farm 3816 Laketree Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (970) 379-2457

 McDaniel Fruit Co. 965 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8438

 McDaniel Fruit Co./Field Div. 903 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-2013

 Ohana Farms at Olive Hill Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 342-6041

 Rancho Sabor LLC Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 689-2017

 WAFEX USA 1588 S. Mission Rd., #100, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0300

APARTMENTS

 Country Views Apartments 624 De Luz Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8931

 Pine View Apartments 1101 Alturas Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0162

ARTS/ARTISTS/ART GALLERIES

 Fallbrook Art Association - The Gallery 300 N. Brandon Rd. #6, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-0491

 Fallbrook Arts, Inc. 103 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1414

 Hidden Forest Art Gallery 1492 Via Monserate, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 703-2927

 The Green Art House 2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 526-8055

ATTORNEYS

 Landon, Rainwater & Robinson, LLP 27555 Ynez Rd, #110, Temecula • (951) 677-7774

 Law Offices of Burke & Domercq 2755 Jefferson St., #100, Carlsbad 92018 • (760) 434-3330

 Costello’s Auto Repair 516 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7375

 Indy-Performance/Pro-Tire 1367 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8473

 Meineke Auto Care 742 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-9084

 Sonny’s Muffler Shop 212 W. Beech St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1234

BAKER

 Kneaded Distraction 118 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (858) 382-2959

BANKS

 Chase Bank 1091 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1178

 National Merchants Association Fallbrook 92028 • (866) 509-7199, ext. 129

 Pacific Western Bank 130 W. Fallbrook St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-4500

BARS

 Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill 125 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-2000

 Red Eye Saloon 1448 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4881

BARBERS/BEAUTY

 Adore & Co. 301 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6556

 Glam by Megan King 4192 Oceanside Blvd, 107, Oceanside 92056 • (858) 382-7010

 Hair Lounge 219 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2104

 Lucky ACE Barber Shop 300 N. Main Ave., # 25, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 888-7898

 Mary Kay Inc. 1855 E. Vista way, Vista 92084• (760) 517-6355

 Levering & Hvasta CPAs, LLP 5256 S. Mission Rd., #1210, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 728-8393  Solid Accounting Solutions 337 E. Mission Rd., #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 363-5162
 Acupuncture RN 1667 S. Mission Rd., #A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3717  Stephens Acupuncture & Wellness 587-B East Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 330-9244
 Fallbrook Directory 418 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5555  Profile Display 4614 Wilgrove Mint Hill Rd., #B, Charlotte NC 28227 • (888) 877-6345
ADVERTISING
A Little Bit of Land Vista 92084 • (760) 224-1087  Bejoca Grove & Landscape Management Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5176  Del Rey Avocado Company, Inc 1260 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8325  Fallbrook Protea 1463 Riverview Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 636-6180
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AGRICULTURE/HORTICULTURE 
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 Salon Ana 113 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1237

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BOOKKEEPING

 Deadline Data 2434 El Cerise., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0279

 Portero Services Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 874-2212

BUSINESS NETWORKING

 Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs 29991 Canyon Hills Rd., Ste. 1709-#435 Lake Elsinore 92533 • (951) 255-9200

 San Diego North Economic Development Council 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., #4003, San Marcos 92069 • (760) 510-5919

CAR STEREO

 Fallbrook Car Stereo & Tinting 507- S. Main Ave. Ste. A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6737

CAR WASH

 Soapy Joe’s Car Wash 936 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 205-5805

CEMETERY

 Association of Fallbrook Masonic Cemeteries 1177 Santa Margarita, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0492

CHIROPRACTORS

 McCarthy Chiropractic Inc. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3363

 Neighborhood Health Care 1309 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 690-4972

CHURCHES

 Christ the King Lutheran Church 1620 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3256

 tHE PLACE 2938 Mackey Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 791-1059

CLUBS, COMMUNITY & NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

 A Cleaner North County Fallbrook 92028

 AAUW Fallbrook PO Box 1061, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 522-7481

 Bonsall Chamber of Commerce 5256 S. Mission, #311, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 630-1933

 Bonsall Rotary PO Box 934, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 728-8393

 Bonsall Woman’s Club PO Box 545, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 801-7443

 Boys & Girls Clubs of North County 445 E. Ivy St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5871

 D.A.R.T Disaster Animal Relocation Team Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 801-4490

 Empowering Latino Futures 624 Hillcrest Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3455

 Fallbrook Ag Boosters PO Box 2913, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Alumni Association PO Box 596, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 645-0101

 Fallbrook Beautification Alliance PO Box 434, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook/ Bonsall Rally for Children PO Box 2575, Fallbrook 92088 •(760) 723-4238

 Fallbrook Community Airpark 2155 Air Park Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 626-7372

 Fallbrook Democratic Club PO Box 293, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 895-1778

 Fallbrook Dog Park Committee PO Box 4, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Food Pantry 140 N. Brandon Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7608

 Fallbrook Garden Club PO Box 1702, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-8942

 Fallbrook Knights of Columbus PO Box 551, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 723-1192

 Fallbrook Land Conservancy 1815 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0889

 Fallbrook Masonic Lodge No. 317 203 Rocky Crest Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-7830

 Fallbrook Quilt Guild PO Box 1704, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Village Association 431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 723-8384

 Fallbrook Village Rotary Club PO Box 2186, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 445-3772

 Fallbrook Vintage Car Club PO Box 714, Fallbrook 92088 • (442-444-0414

 Fallbrook Woman’s Club 238 W. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1758

 Fallbrook Women’s Connection Fallbrook 92028

 Friends of the Community Center 341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1671

 Friends of the Fallbrook Library 124 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-4560

 God’s Heart Ministry/ Las Valientes Las Valientes 1001 E. Vista Way Suite C., Vista 92084 • (760) 439-1133

 Groupe North County 1440 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 689-8058

 Health and Wealth Angels, Inc. PO Box 2191, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 726-4228

 Legacy Endowment Foundation 5256 S. Mission Rd. #1210, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 941-8646

 Military Spouse Association of Camp Pendleton PO Box 5559 Oceanside 92052

 Mission Resource Conservation District (760) 728-1332

 North County C.E.R.T. 330 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2046

 Republican Women of CA - Fallbrook PO Box 1328, Fallbrook 92088

 San Diego County Gun Owners PAC 5694 Mission Center Rd. #602-876 San Diego 92108 • (760) 696-1622

 The Art of Love Fallbrook 92028 • (623) 688-4075

CrossWay Community Church 731 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2966  Fallbrook Apostolic Assembly 135 E. Ivy St. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1717  Fallbrook United Methodist Church 1844 Winter Haven, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1472  First Christian Church 318 W. Fig St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7649  Hilltop Center For Spiritual Living 331 E. Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8291
Living
Christian Fellowship 2000 Reche Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1685
 LifePointe Church 221 N. Pico Ave., Fallbrook 92028
(760) 728-7771 
Waters
 Riverview Church 4980 Sweetgrass Ln. Bonsall 92003 • (760) 941-1430
• (760) 990-9143
 Servants Church Calvary Fallbrook 1109 E. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook 92028
 SonRise Christian Fellowship 463 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5804
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DENTISTS

 Robin Mells, DDS 645 E. Elder, #A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8375

 Randy D Carlson DMD & Alexander Stanton DDS 5256 S. Mission #1101, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 630-5500

 John Duling, DDS 1385 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9558

 Fallbrook Mission Dental 304 E. Mission Rd., #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5739

 Daniel A. Flores, DDS, MS 210 E. Fig St., #201, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1182

 Kinal Dental 5519 Mission Rd., Ste A, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 536-3094

DIGITAL MARKETING / MARKETING

 Big Brain Creative Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 705-4479

 GoBe Rewarded 249 S. Indiana Ave, Vista 92084 • (760) 421-8456

 Fallbrook Advertising Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 477-7507

 JD Media Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 800-3350

 My San Diego North County Escondido 92025 • (619) 208-8710

 RevLocal Digital Marketing Consultant- Ashley Grigsby Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 644-5040

 Web and Cloud Services Fallbrook 92028 • (723) 766-2169

CONSTRUCTION

 James Berggren Construction Inc. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 209-1109

 KH Pavers Inc. 801 Grand Ave., Ste. 3, San Marcos 92079 • (760) 566-7698

 Palmerin Group 2555 Los Alisos Dr, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 518-5915

 The Repair Tech Escondido 92025 • (858) 863-7319

 Youngren Construction 220 Ohearn Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9874

CONSULTING

 Trapane Group, LLC Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 402-3482

CONTRACTOR

 European Tile Craftsman Fallbrook 92028 • (858) 444-6544

 Scuncio Renovation Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 637-7094

COUNSELING

 Encouragement Factor - Phyllis Sweeney 120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-9172

 Palomar Family Counseling 120 W. Hawthorne St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-3235

CUSTOM APPAREL

 Boyle Industries Sewing Workshops & Fabrics 447 Ammunition Rd. # C, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 419-9708

 Pressed & Blessed Clothing Co. 124 N. Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (480) 766-6639

 Ultra Graphix Screen Printing 3674 Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3332

DISABLED SERVICES

 D’Vine Path 4735 Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 626-6116

 Good Dog! Service Canines 855 S. Main Ave., # K-162, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 913-9090

DRY CLEANER

 Manor Cleaners 125 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1307

EDUCATION

 Bonsall Unified School District 31505 Old River Rd., Bonsall 92003 • (760) 631-5200

 Fallbrook Union Elementary School Dist. 321 N. Iowa, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-5400

 Fallbrook Union High School Dist. 2234 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-6332

 Fallbrook Village Toastmasters Fallbrook 92028 • (310) 471-5219

 Finch Frolic Garden 390 Vista del Indio, Fallbrook 92028

 Friends of Willow Tree 2000 Reche Rd. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 260-3155

 MAAC 405 W. Fallbrook St., Fallbrook • (760) 471-4210

 Palomar College 1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos 92069 • (760) 744-1150

 Palomar College North 35090 Horse Ranch Creek Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 744-1150x8464

 Quantum Safe Security, Inc. Fallbrook 92028 (760) 691-0681

 Rancho Christian School 31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula 92592 • (951) 303-1408

 Rock Rose School for Creative Learning Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6112

 Tutoring Club of Fallbrook 1057 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 244-4997

The Community Stack Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 484-0125 • (808) 225-1118
The Rotary Club of Fallbrook PO Box 1227, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 694-8688
Tools4Disciples Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 390-2239
Tri-City Hospital Foundation 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside 92056 • (760) 940-3370
Wings of Change Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 908-7454
 Fallbrook Coffee Company 622 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6000  The Hearth Coffee Co. 139 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3891 COMMERCIAL KITCHEN  Host Kitchen Rentals 560 Industrial Way, Unit D, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 477-0404 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE  Fallbrook Old Town 4261 Sterling View Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (909) 746-3890  Glenbrook Capital Advisors PO Box 2558 Fallbrook 92088 • (949) 923-9070 COMMUNITY CENTER  Fallbrook Community Center 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1671
 Innovative Sustainable Living Fallbrook 92028 • (858) 598-3742
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ENGINEERING

 Karn Engineering & Surveying 129 W. Fig St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1134

 Kisling Construction Engineering Inc. Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 374-2941

ENTERTAINMENT

 CAST Academy 200 N. Main Ave. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-2278

 The Mission Theater 231 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1181

 The Welk Resort Group 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. Escondido 92026 • (619) 516-7821

 USA Multicultural Escondido 92025 • (760) 855-8115

ESCROW SERVICES

 Fallbrook Country Escrow 1676 S. Mission Rd., #E, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-5400

EVENT FACILITIES

 Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6466

 space oneTEN 120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2291

 Splitrock Farm & Retreat 39032 Harris Trail, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 884-0432

FABRICATION

 Smith Metalworks Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 482-9192

FARM

 Good Hill Farms 40451 Rock Mountain Dr. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 205-3291

 Moody Creek Farms 31257 Via Maria Elena, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 758-7702

 Purple Rain Lavender Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 407-5537

FERTILIZER, FEED, AND FARM SUPPLY

 Fallbrook Fertilizer 215 W. Fallbrook St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 801-0098

 Hawthorne Country Store 215 W. Fallbrook St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1150

 Udder Feed 6236 Camino Del Ray, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 758-0193

FINANCIAL PLANNING & SERVICES

 Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC - Deborah E. Haydis, CFP 414 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2693

 Edward Jones - Jon Dickson 1099 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-7467

 Edward Jones – Sam Dabney 5525 Mission Rd, Ste. B, Bonsall 92003

 Wells Fargo Advisors - Jon Frandell 27555 Ynez Rd., #120, Temecula 92591 • (951) 506-8575

 Wells Fargo Advisors - Tiffany N. Saxon ChFC®, CRPC® 27555 Ynez Rd., # 120, Temecula 92591 • (951) 506-8561

FIRE AND RESCUE

 North County Fire Protection District 330 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2005

 Red Mountain Land Management Corp. Fallbrook 92028 • (845) 612-1309

FITNESS

 Club Paradise Fitness 1371 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0133

 Fallbrook Pilates Core & More 433 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 265-6428

 Grove Pilates & Boutique 110 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook CA • (760) 390-4433

 Fallbrook Community Center- Wade Into Fitness 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1671

FLIGHT SCHOOL

 Fallbrook Flight Academy 2155-D S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 927-3872

FLORIST/FLORAL SERVICE

 De Bloem Co. 837 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 695-6050

 Dreams of Floral & Co. San Marcos 92069 • (760) 710-9215

 Lobo Floral & Market 303 Industrial Way, #7, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 519-3388

 Petals & Gemstones Floral Studio 5256 S. Mission Rd. Ste. 906, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 230-0103

FOOD/SPECIALTY

 Barrett’s Lemonade – Lem N Man PO Box 407, Huntington Beach 92648 • (714) 842-3475

 Carl’s Hawaiian Shave Ice 1093 Alcott Ct., Hemet 92543 • (951) 652-8966

 Country Kettle Corn PO Box 247, Valley Center 92082 • (760) 749-1211

 Cultivate 839 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 945-8382

 Olde Tyme Kettle Korn 5447 E. Ashcroft Ave., Fresno 93613 • (559) 323-7677

 Tocho Morocho Snack Bar Escondido 92027 • (760) 516-1001

FURNITURE

 Cliff Papik Furniture Design PO Box 417, Fallbrook 92088 • (858) 775-6075

GATES/ELECTRIC GATES

 Frederick Access Systems/Fallbrook Overhead Doors Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3823

 Quality Gate Company P.O. Box 878 Fallbrook, CA 92088 • (760) 723-2901

 SBA Lenders (502) 509-6204

 Vantedge Wealth - Brad Tedrick, CFP 1921 Palomar Oaks Way,# 100, Carlsbad 92008 • (760) 758-3702

Helping

GOLF

 Pala Mesa Resort 2001 S. HWY 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5881

 Vista Valley Country Club 29354 Vista Valley Dr., Vista 92084 • (760) 758-2800

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

 Adobe 345 Park Ave., San Jose 95110 • (408) 753-5826

 Vargo Marketing & Design Fallbrook 92028 • (310) 339-5369

GROCERY

 Grocery Outlet 1101 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-6108

 Major Market 845 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0857

 Pala Mesa Market 3235 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7873

GUNS & AMMUNITION

 Fallbrook Guns & Ammo 1032 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 254-8133

 Springston Defense PO Box 1569, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 691-0507

HANDCRAFTED PRODUCTS

 Aeko’s Stones of Clarity Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 888-72000

 Barie Mia Designs Fallbrook 92028 • (775) 622-2707

HANDYMAN

 IBKB Handyman Services Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 637-1859

HARDWARE/LUMBER

 Fallbrook Ace Hardware 640 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4265

 Pine Tree Lumber 215 E. Ivy St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6151

HEALING & SPIRITUALITY

 Deeper Still - Fallbrook P.O. Box 256, Valley Center 92082 • (760) 297-6745 HEALTH

 Crestwood Fallbrook Healing Center 624 E. Elder, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-4165

 Fallbrook Active Nutrition 122 Ash St., Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 244-6126

 Fallbrook Regional Health District 138 S. Brandon, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9187

 FRHD

 Vista Community Clinic 1000 Vale Terrace, Vista 92084 • (760) 631-5000

HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING

 Excel Air Corporation 530 Opper St., #B, Escondido 92029 • (760) 741-5550

 Master Flow Heating & Air Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 412-1281

HOME IMPROVEMENT

 Superior Rain Gutters & Awnings PO Box 2318, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-0122

HOSPICE

 Hospice of the Valleys 25240 Hancock Ave., #120, Murrieta 92562 • (951) 200-7800

 Living Waters Hospice 22300 Van Buren Blvd. # 102 Riverside 91710 • (909) 315-8113

HOSPITALS

 Palomar Health Foundation 2125 Citracado Pkwy., Ste. 340 Escondido 92029 • (760) 739-2789

 Temecula Valley Hospital 31700 Temecula Pkwy., Temecula 92592 • (951) 331-2200

HUMAN RESOURCES

 DISCcert Inc. Fallbrook 92028 • (858) 531-7796

 Gayle Bamber

 JoAnne Berg

 Nicholas Beye

 CDR Joe Beyer, USCGR (Ret.)

 Dianna Branche

 Steve & Peggy Brown

 Joan Eberle

 Phil & Eileen Delaney

 Terry Goodwin

 Jim & Julie Hardesty

 Joshua Hargrove

 Juanita Hayes

 Paul and Pam Herron

 Bob Ibaven

 Jennifer Jeffries

 Anne Klentz

 Dale Mitchell

 Ken Munson

 Deborah Nevis

 Jennifer Parker

 Wayne Parkola

 Sky Peterson

Fallbrook
Community Health and Wellness Center 1636 E. Mission Rd.,
• (760) 731-9187
Keys to Wellness Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7407
 Lifespan Health 543 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 990-4737
 Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center 1636 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 699-5455 x200club
 Employbridge 43300 Business Park, Ste A – 105, Temecula 92591 • (619) 305-5313 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
 Jimmy Aivaliotis
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 Ross Pike

 Tauna Rodarte

 Leo Romero

 Dorothy Roth

 Dr. Mary Ramsden

 Arnold & Emma Rashkin

 Kenneth Rexrode

 Patricia Robinson

 Vince Ross

 Tami Schlumpberger

 Will Shakespeare

 Susan Shin

 Rodney Smith

 Ralph & Laneta Steinhoff

 Jean Trygstad

 Matthew Weinberg

 Nancy Welch

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PRODUCTS

 Gloves Plus Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 390-2239

INSURANCE

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IRRIGATION SUPPLIES

 Fallbrook Irrigation 115 Laurine Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-9001

JEWELRY

 Jewelry Connection 101 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-4629

LANDSCAPE

 Executive Landscape PO Box 1075, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-9036

LIQUOR/SPIRITS

 Bonsall Fine Wine & Spirits 5256 S. Mission Rd., # 841 Bonsall 92003 • (760) 945-4427

 The Happy Jug 138 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8622

LODGING

 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 1608 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1127

 Fallbrook Country Inn 1425 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760)

INTERIOR DESIGN

 Belle Maison Interiors Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 379-9929

 Terra Sol Design Co, Bonsall Design Studio 5256 S. Mission Rd., Ste. 901, Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 738-5556

 The French Cowgirl 5256 S. Mission Rd. #206, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 536-3719

 Rady Children’s Physician Management Services 3020 Children’s Way, MC5105, San Diego 92123 • (858) 966-7572  Rancho Physical Therapy 521 E. Elder #106, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8337

 Salus Payments 5256 S Mission Rd., # 801, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 429-5008

 Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary 333 N. Vine St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1689

Arlan Knutson Insurance 425 E. Alvarado St., Ste. H., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-9835  Farmers Insurance - Cecilia Taylor 1558 S. Mission #220, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-7309  Hatter, Williams & Purdy Insurance, Inc 43446 Business Park Dr., Temecula 92590 • (951) 296-6833
LanMarc Insurance 40878 Daily Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7440
Marc Sigmon Insurance Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3585  MedOptions Insurance 1356 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • 1 (800) 479-1033  RH Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. 23811 Washington Ave, 110-396,
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 State Farm Insurance - Thomas
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 Ticor Title - Stacy Angstead Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 214-3211
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Say Yes To New Adventures, LLC Fallbrook 92028 • (808) 339-0837
Ultimate Serenity Vacation Rental 2808 Lakemont Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (406) 461-3470
Visitana Collection 120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2291
Longwave UV, INC Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6099  Standish Precision Products 323 Industrial Way #1, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7229 MARTIAL ARTS  Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 205 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 593-4682 MEDICAL  Fallbrook Family Health Center 1328 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-4720  Arch Health Partners- Graybill Division 1035 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (866) 228-2236  Hope Clinic For Women 125 E. Hawthorne St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4105
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 MedPlus Urgent Care 617 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 509-9509
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MORTUARY
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MUSEUMS

 Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society 123 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1130

 Fallbrook Historical Society 1730 S. Hill Ave, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-4125

MUSIC

 Fallbrook Band Boosters PO Box 1604, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 626-6945

 Fallbrook Chorale PO Box 2474, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Music Society PO Box 340, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 451-8644

 ‘N Voice Studios Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 519-6412

NEWCOMERS INFORMATION

 Fallbrook Encore Club PO Box 1233, Fallbrook 92088 • (612) 309-0099

 Fallbrook Newcomers Club PO Box 1392, Fallbrook 92088

NEWSPAPERS

 San Diego Union-Tribune PO Box 120191, San Diego 92112 • (619) 293-2415

 The Village News 111 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-7319

NOTARY

 KBL Mobile Notary Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 207-9201

 Rematek Notary Signing Services Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-6367

 Two Kids in College Notary Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 717-2100

NURSERIES

 Atkins Nursery 3129 Reche Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1610

 Green Air Botanicals 155 N. Old Hill Rd., Fallbrook • (760) 681-4344

 The Madd Potter 136 Ranger Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5626

 Mellano & Company 734 Wilshire Road, Oceanside 92057 • (760) 433-6721

OB/GYN

 Acorn Community Birth & Wellness Center 123 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3447

OFFICE EQUIPMENT

 Perfection Imaging Technologies Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 931-8388

OPTOMETRISTS

 Inland Eye Specialists 521 E. Elder St., #102, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5728

 Dr. Eric Ramos 645 E. Elder, #D, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9440

 Temecula Eye Center Optometry 41720 Winchester Rd., # D, Temecula 92590 • (951) 296-1822

ORGANIZING PROFESSIONAL

 Organize All 4 U Fallbrook, 92028 • (619) 838-2006

PAINTERS

 JC Pro Painting Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 715-8180

 West Coast Painting PO Box 1825, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 305-8079

PARTY RENTALS

 Ace Party Rentals 413 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-0639

 Balboa Draft Co. 45141 Roseta Court, Temecula 92592 • (858) 284-0664

 Love Light Letters Fallbrook, 92028 • (760) 645-3767 • (619) 977-6454

PAVING

 Peters Paving & Grading PO Box 2285, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 723-3822

PICTURE FRAMING

 Fallbrook Picture Frames Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 444-0992

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

 PGI Consulting Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 866-1791

PEST CONTROL

 Fowler Pest Control 855-K S. Main Ave., # 397, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2592

PETS/PET SERVICES

 Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary 230 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 685-3533

 Fallbrook Pet Parlor 233 E. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3730

 Live Oak Dog Park 2746 Reche Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 •

(760) 728-2303  Performance K9 Training & Boarding 30924 Mission Rd., Bonsall 92003 • (760) 685-6804 PHOTOGRAPHY  Land2Sea Consulting, LLC Fallbrook 92028 • (916) 667-6083  Memories and Promises Photography Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 463-1264 PLUMBING  Fallbrook Plumbing Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-1017  George Plumbing Co. PO Box 607, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 489-5229 POSTAL SERVICES  Goin’ Postal 1374 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1188  The UPS Store #3607 1119 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7799 PRESCHOOL  Fallbrook Child Development Center 320 N. Iowa St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5402 PRINTING  Fallbrook Printing Corp. 504 E. Alvarado St. #110, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-2020  Performance Print Solutions PO Box 1570, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-9929 Call Us to Look & Feel Beautiful! HAIR • NAILS • SPA SKINCARE salonana 113 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook salonanainfallbrook.com 760.728.1237 Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members 163

PROMOTIONAL

 Clear Blue Promotions 2136 Mil Sorpresas, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 452-3856

 Laser Light Images Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5481

 Washburn Concepts Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 222-7205

PROPANE & PETROLEUM

 Fallbrook Oil Co. 1208 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7703

 Fallbrook Propane Gas Co. 1561 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9353

 Kamp’s Propane 28335 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center 92082 • (760) 749-9153

 Lava Propane 1298 Distribution Way, Vista 92081 • (760) 438-5282

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

 NOCO BNB Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 600-8898

 The Heald Company LLC PO Box 1707, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 728-6131

 Village Property Mgmt.- Lauren Davila 5256 S. Mission Rd., #309, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 522-7917

PUBLIC UTILITIES

 Fallbrook Public Utility District 990 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1125

 San Diego Gas & Electric 571 Enterprise St SD1460, Escondido 92029 • (858) 650-6121

REAL ESTATE

 Allison James Estates & Homes - Anna Beath Fallbrook 92028 (619) 518-3064

 Billy Long Real Estate Group Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 454-7788

 Broadpoint Properties - Elisabeth Hartig Lentulo 451 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025 • (760) 532-1057

 Capitis Real Estate- Susannah Levicki 1676 S. Mission Rd, Ste A, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 691-2048

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Abby Elston 1588 S. Mission #215, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 715-2229

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Chris Hasvold 5256

#310, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 604-1700

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Erica Williams 5256

Mission Rd. #310, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 468-1721

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Geri Sides 5256 S. Mission Rd. #310, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 728-8000

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Henry Portner 5256 S. Mission Rd. #310, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 663-0000

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties- Jane Felton 1588 S. Mission #215, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8000

 CR Properties Real Estate Services - Bob Hillery 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 696-7482

 CR Properties Real Estate Services - Allen Sargent 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 500-0075

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Dana McCarthy 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 717-3262

 CR Properties Real Estate Services- Denise McFarland 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 551-4169

 CR Properties Real Estate Services - Jane Kepley 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 622-0204

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Jean Trygstad 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2208

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Maggie Stewart 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 703-4788

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Martin Quiroz 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 877-8107

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Teri King 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-3139

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Viktoriya Mack 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-5795

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Yaneth Escobedo 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 473-2501

 Epic Realty Group 130 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 704-9252

 Hall in One Realty – Janine and Stan Hall 855 S. Main Ave., Ste. K – #101, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 695-5900

 HomeSmart Real Estate - Debbie Loge 701 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 271-9333

 HomeSmart Realty West Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 607-5900

 Keller Williams Realty - Jerry Burke, Jr. PO Box 1241, Fallbrook 92088 • (619) 302-5471

 KSA Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-0290

 Mission Realty 337 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8410

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Craig Grimm 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028• (760) 822-6479

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Lisa Stadille 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 535-2330

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Lynn Stadille- James 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 845-3059

 RG Compass 100 Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 295-1161

 RG Compass- John Graef 100 Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (909) 437-3872

 R.J. Campo Realty Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-3417

 R.J. Campo Realty - Mike Stanicek 1119 S. Mission Rd., #163, Fallbrook 92028 • (858) 414-5973

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 Stemmerman Realty Group 1615 Winterwarm Drive, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 815-7415

 Sun Realty 431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8323

 Sunshine Properties Real Estate 330 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8855

 Thompson & Associates 1116 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1708

 UpCountri Homes & Estates PO Box 452, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 626-2100

REAL ESTATE LOANS

 American Pacific Mortgage - Katie Burciaga Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 746-1002

 Cushner Capital Group PO Box 2162, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 845-9035

 First Nations Home Finance Corp.- Michelle Min Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 410-3543

 Lineage Lending - Moni Hagerman 1902 Wright Pl., #200, Carlsbad 92008 • (858) 472-5600

 Manfred Mortgage 120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2232

 Motto Mint Mortgage- Josi Fredstrup 9474 Kearny Villa Rd., Ste. 101, San Diego 92126 • (480) 518-3598

 Mountain West Financial - Steve Campbell

RECREATION

Fried Chicken 1077 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1767

 La Cucina Italian Restaurant 1415 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6075

 Mariscos El Pacifico 111 N. Vine St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9737

 McDonald’s of Fallbrook 143 Ammunition Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6359

 Mountain Mike’s Pizza 1125 S. Mission Rd. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-0505

 Nessy Burgers 3235 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 505-9955

 Thai Thai Restaurant 1055 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4938

 The Coal Bunker 232 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3471

 The Lucky Oak 121 N. Pico Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 939-1303

 The Mill 838 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 273-7195

 Trupiano’s Italian Bistro 945 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0200

 Village Roots Deli & Taproom 136 N. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 444-8912

 Winchell’s Donut House 1075 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6219

 Yama Restaurant 1067 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-9788

RETAIL

 Daily Blooms 1050 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-8951

 Honey Boutique 5256 S. Mission Rd., # 704, Bonsall 92003

 Mimi’s Spoiled Avocado Shoppe 116 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6445

 Quilter’s Cottage 131 E. Fig St., #6, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-3060

 Sam’s Club 40500 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta 92584 • (951) 696-4500

 Sharon’s on Main 100 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-9221

 Utique 405 S. Main Ave. A, Fallbrook, 92028 • (760) 716-3168

 West Kauai Sun 127 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (808) 937-7909

 Yara Lingerie Boutique 117 W. College Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6199

ROOFING

 Roofix PO Box 1683, Fallbrook 92088 • (858) 988-1015

SECURITY

 Armed Response Security Systems Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9555

SENIOR SERVICES

 Affordable & Quality Home Care Services, LLC 1667 S. Mission Ste. AA,, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3676

 Bayshire Senior Communities 3140 Camino Real, Carlsbad 92008 • (760) 450-8326

 Care Excellence Team, LLC Fallbrook 92028 (760) 978-3489

 Cogir of Fallbrook Senior Living 1735 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-0238

 Fallbrook Senior Center 399 Heald Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4498

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Martin Quiroz Homes and Loans 111 S. Main Ave., Ste. B, Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 813-1287
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 Fallbrook Trails Council 33850 Sandia Creek Dr. Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 650-9420  The Wildlands Conservancy 39611 Oak Glen Rd., Bldg. 12, Oak Glen, CA 92399 • (909) 797-8507
 Fallbrook Waste & Recycling/ EDCO 550 W. Aviation, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6114
 Diamond Environmental Services 807 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos 92069 • 1(888) 744-7191  Fallbrook Equipment Rentals 235 W. College St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1555
 127 West Social House 127 W. Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3765  Bakin’ it Up Collective 118 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3163  Cafe des Artistes 103 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3350  Casa Estrella Cocina de Mexico 3757 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3200  Casa Estrella Cocina de Mexico 125 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1200  Denny’s Fallbrook 713 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4517  Firehouse Que & Brew 1019 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3729  Garden Center Cafe & Grill 1625 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4147  Jersey Mike’s Subs 833 S. Main Ave., #A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2472
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Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members

 Foundation For Senior Care 135 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-7570

 Innovative Healthcare Consultants 746 S. Main, #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-1334

 Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage 10990 San Diego Mission Rd. # 101B, San Diego 92108 • (619) 952-7518

 Regency Fallbrook 609 E. Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8504

 Right At Home 577 E. Elder St., Unit F, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 506-9628

 Seniors Helping Seniors 577-U Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 884-4111

 Silvergate Retirement Residence 420 Elbrook St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8880

SHIPPING

 England Logistics Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 683-1975

SHUTTLES

 Magic Carpet Shuttle & Tours Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 712-6220

SIGNS

 Jim’s Sign Shop 300 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8761

SOLAR

 Cosmic Solar 943 Poinsettia Ave, Suite #401 Vista 92081 • (760) 749-1111

 Michael Faelin- Independent Solar Expert Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 330-3737

 Semper Solaris 1218 Spring St., Riverside 92507 • (619) 715-4054

 SoCal Solar Brokers 3909 Reche Rd., #95, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 330-3737

 Sunbrook Solar Power & Electrical Systems 747 S. Mission Rd., #1215, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 207-2094

 Sunrun Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 321-8118

 The Solar Cleaners Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 216-2183

 Zenith Solar Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 576-4458

SPECIAL

SPORTS

 Fallbrook Pop Warner 747 S. Mission Rd., Box #302, Fallbrook CA 92088

 Fallbrook Senior Softball Fallbrook, 92028 • (760) 626-7319 

STORAGE

 Brandon Street Mini Storage 307 N. Brandon St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0570

 Citrus Plaza Self Storage 202 W. College St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3548

 Fallbrook Mini-Storage 550 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6114

TAX PREPARATION

 Liberty Tax Services 139 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (805) 206-8998

 Patty deJong Income Tax 1622 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-5215

 Reed Financial Services 106-B W. Hawthorne St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1375

TECHNOLOGY

 ACS Group, Inc. 12526 High Bluff Dr., San Diego 92130 • (800) 550-8007

 San Diego Broadband 330 Rancheros Dr., #112, San Marcos 92069 • (760) 621-3801

 Sean Simmen - The Tech Guy 1044 Crescent Bend, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 349-1049

THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP

 R.E.I.N.S. 4461 S. Mission Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9168

THRIFT STORES

 Angel Shop 1002 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6513

 Hidden Treasures Thrift Store 913 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2800

 Saint Peter Thrift Store 520 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7012

TIRES

 Scrappy’s Tire & Auto 346 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9252

TRAVEL

 Rusty’s Travel Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-5902

 Telamon Travel Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 689-9860

TROPHIES

 Fallbrook Awards Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7686

VETERANS

 American Legion Post #776 1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (209) 595-6804

 Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 717-4799

 Fallbrook VFW Post #1924 1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8784

 VFW Auxiliary 1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 717-3262

VETERINARIANS

 Alvarado Veterinary Hospital 347 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6606

 North Orange Veterinary Clinic 427 N. Orange Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2244

VOCATIONAL SERVICES

 Care-Rite Vocational Services 925 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 719-3377

EVENTS  Fallbrook Film Society 431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 638-1732
 Fallbrook Football Boosters PO Box 2645, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 670-7771
92028 • (760) 201-6667  Fallbrook Youth Baseball
Elm Tree Lane, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 803-4497  Fallbrook Youth Soccer League PO Box 271, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 529-0909
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WATER

 Rainbow Municipal Water District 3707 Old Hwy. 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1178

WATER & FIRE RESTORATION SERVICES

 Home Perfect Restoration 41548 Eastman Dr., #D, Murrieta 92562 • (951) 303-1333

 Pulido Cleaning & Restoration 26063 Jefferson, Murrieta 92562 • (951) 296-9090

 Servpro of Fallbrook/So. Oceanside 215 W. Ash, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-0600

WELDING

 North County Welding Supply 1561 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5764

WELLNESS/ HEALING/ SPIRITUALITY

 Mystical Chakra Wellness 1181 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 566-2408

 TW Boord 823 Tumbleweed Lane, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 321-3550

WINDOW CLEANING

 Fallbrook Window Washing Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 728-8116

WINDOW COVERINGS, BLINDS, SHUTTERS

 3 DAY BLINDS Fallbrook 92028 • (310) 697-6900

 Village Interiors Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2637

WINDOW SERVICES

 Wiseguys Window Tinting 1217 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9648

WINERIES

 Adobe Hill Winery 40740 Via Ranchitos Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 444-0770

 Beach House Winery 1534 Sleeping Indian Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 732-3236

 Estate d’Iacobelli Winery 2175 Tecalote Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0616

 Fallbrook Winery 2554 Via Rancheros, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0156

 Monserate Vineyards & Winery 2757 Gird Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 268-9625

 Myrtle Creek Vineyards 1600 Via Vista, Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 444-5066

 Romiglio Ridge Winery 1651 Scooter Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (435) 640-3206

 Sblendorio Winery 38973 De Luz Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8230

 The Vineyard at 1924 1924 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 651-2182

 Toasted Oak Vineyards 190 Red Mountain Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 420-3678

WOMEN’S APPAREL

 Moonlite Chic Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 778-2518

YOGA

 Sage Yoga Studios 115 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-8771

5256 S Mission Rd, Bonsall, CA, Suite 707 • (760) 295-0895

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Phyllis has a tremendous ability to reach out to people from all walks of life. She encourages people who feel intimidated by professionals and/or family members to ask the appropriate questions.

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Phyllis has been a Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, a Channel 10 Leadership Award recipient and Soroptimist Woman of Distinction Award recipient.

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ADVERTISER INDEX

127 West Social House ................................. 73 Ace Hardware Fallbrook 12 Ace Party Rental 14 Adobe Hill Winery 92 Affordable and Quality Home Care Services 7 All Star Physical Therapy, Inc. 120 Angel Society of Fallbrook 135 Aquaterra at Pala Mesa ................................. 75 Armed Response Security Systems 149 Atlas Wildfire Defense Solutions ................. 173 Autoheim Service & Repair 63 Avo Aesthetics Med Spa 103 Avocado Animal Hospital 22 Beach House Winery 95 Bear Creek Integrated Center 119 Bejoca Grove & Landscape Management 164 Billy Long Real Estate Group 44 Bishop’s Tree Service 27 Bonsall Chamber of Commerce .................. 143 Bonsall Fine Wine & Spirits 93 Boys & Girls Clubs of North County 133 Bradley Massey - AB Insurance Services 113 Cafe des Artistes 74 California Auto Registration Services 60 Casa Estrella Cocina de Mexico.................... 76 Children’s Primary Care Medical Group................... Inside Front Cover Coldwell Banker Village Properties 55 County of San Diego Recycling 41 Crestwood Behavioral Health 121 CR Properties Real Estate Services 56, 160 Cultivate Juice Co. 70 Daily Blooms 13 Dara Tovar - Royal Benefits Insurance Services 125 Deborah Haydis, CFP - Ameriprise Financial153 De Portola Wine Trail 96 Dr. Anna Miller & Dr. Brandon Miller 116 Dr. Youkey 23 D’Vine Path 130 Elisabeth H. Lentulo - Broadpoint Properties 53 Eli’s Farms 81 El Parque 76 EPIC Realty Group 51, 158 Estate d’Iacobelli ........................................... 90 Estrella’s 76 Fallbrook Active Nutrition 80 Fallbrook Art Association 166 Fallbrook Art Center 68 Fallbrook Artists Assn. 67 Fallbrook Cafe ............................................... 72 Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce 156 Fallbrook Coffee Co....................................... 72 Fallbrook Directory 152 Fallbrook Eyecare Center 105 Fallbrook Food Pantry 137 Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery 40 Fallbrook Music Society 21 Fallbrook Propane Gas Co. 5 Fallbrook Regional Health District ................ 111 Fallbrook School of the Arts 68 Fallbrook Senior Center................................. 19 Fallbrook Village Dental 123 Fallbrook Window Washing Co. 23 Fallbrook Winery 89 Flores Orthodontics 112, 159 Fresco Grill and Wine Bar 77 Garden Center Cafe & Grill 70 Grande Laundry Place 13 Greek Chicken 74 Grocery Outlet ............................................... 78 Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill 72, 161
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Hawthorne Country Store 31 HomeLife Housekeeping 30 Honey Boutique 9 Imagine Financial Services 124 Jan Carver - Realty One Group ..................... 57 Jerry Burke Jr. - Keller Williams Realty 52, 157 Johnson Furniture & Interiors ........................ 17 Kamps Propane 38 KBL Mobile Notary 150 Ken Follis & Sharon Robinson Group COMPASS 1 Kinal Dental 104 Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson, A.P.C. 146 Legacy Endowment ..................................... 136 Lucky Ace Barber Shop 16 Luna Baking................................................... 83 Maddock Nursery 24 Magic Carpet Shuttle & Tours 85 Main Street Cafe 70 Mariscos El Pacifico Mexican & Seafood 74 Mimi’s Boutique 35 Mountain Mike’s Pizza 74 Myrtle Creek Vineyards 94 Nessy Burgers 76, 79 North County Fire .......................................... 65 North County Welding Supply 25 Nuovoterra Products...................................... 72 Pacific Manufactured Homes 3 Pala Casino Spa Resort 75, Back Cover Pala Transfer Station 34 Palomar College 131 Pam Moss Real Estate Broker 49 Peking Wok 77 Perfection Imaging Technologies................. 150 Petals & Gemstones Floral Studio 11 Peter ThompsonColdwell Banker Village Properties 48 Pho Bomb & Grill 71 Poki Poki & Dragonitea 71 Postal Annex 148 Ray White Cement 32 RE/MAX Connections 59 Reeder Media .............................................. 155 Regency Fallbrook 109 REINS.......................................................... 128 River Village Cinema is D’Place 15 Robin Lambert Mells, DDS 162 Romiglio Ridge Winery & Vineyards 86 Roofix Inc. 33 Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant 75 Sage Yoga Studios 102 Salon Ana 163 Sblendorio Winery 94 ServePro...................................................... 173 Sharon’s On Main 35 Silvergate Fallbrook ......................................... 2 Soma Acupuncture and Wellness 115 Sonny’s Muffler & Auto 61 Southwest Healthcare 101 St. Peter Thrift Store 154 Steele Insurance Agency - Michael O’Leary 147 Sunshine Properties Real Estate 47 Temecula Valley Hospital............................. 107 Thai Thai Restaurant 73 The Coal Bunker................................................ 71 The Encouragement Factor 167 The Foundation for Senior Care 117 The Jewelry Connection 66 The Madd Potter 26 The Spoiled Avocado 35 The Veranda at Grand Tradition 71 The Vineyard 1924 ........................................ 91 Thompson & Associates 58 Toasted Oak Winery ........................................... 88 Trupiano’s Italian Bistro 73 Tutoring Club of Fallbrook 129 Udder Feed 39 Village News 43 Village Pizza of Bonsall 76 Village Property Management, Inc. 165 Village Roots Deli & Taproom 73 Wave on Wave Hair Salon 69 Winchell’s Donut House ................................ 70 Yama Restaurant & Sushi Bar 75, 84 Youngren Construction .................................. 28 Z Cafe 77 Z South 77 Carrie Montoya photo 171 SOURCEBOOK 2023

Each year we ask our readers to submit photos of the community – people, places, events and everything that makes Fallbrook and Bonsall special! We love seeing our community through your eyes. To be considered for next year’s Sourcebook photo contest, please send your high resolution photo submissions to sourcebook@reedermedia.com.

1st Place - Denise Ector See winning photo on cover 2nd Place - Jim Loge See winning photo on page 98 11th Annual CONGRATULATIONS
Photo Contest Jose Camacho Nonprofit Guide .................. pg 140 Daniel Coxe Snapshot pg 118 Hanh Demore Positively Proved Wrong .......... pg 58 April Dmytrenko Snapshot pg 81 Denise Ector Cover ..................................... Cover Denise Ector Snapshot pg 36 Denise Ector Hiking Guide (2) .................... pg 100 Laine Gonzales Water Rights Story pg 40 Deanna Grant Hiking Guide ....................... pg 100 Brad Hanne Snapshot pg 118 Dolly Harty Nonprofit Guide pg 138 Curt Hawkins Positively Proved Wrong pg 56 Curt Hawkins Hiking Guide pg 100 Curt Hawkins Snapshot pg 169 Michele Howard Foral Splendor pg 10 David A. Landry Dark Sky ......................... pg 104 David A. Landry Church Guide pg 127 David A. Landry Nonprofit Guide ........ pg 140, 141 Margaret Larson Nonprofit Guide pg 139 Judy Lindley Snapshot ................................. pg 54 Jim Loge Snapshot pg 69 Jim Loge Hiking Guide ................................ pg 98 Lynn Mack Snapshot pg 168 Mike Madewell Publisher Note ........................ pg 4 Mike Madewell Snapshot pg 37 Leslie McMurray Snapshot pg 81 Carrie Montoya Advertising Index pg 170 Ron Montoya Positively Proved Wrong pg 58 Ron Montoya Nonprofit Guide pg 140 Ron Montoya Snapshot pg 107, 168, 169 Patricia Moore Nonprofit Guide .................. pg 138 Cheryl Nurse Snapshot pg 107 Cheryl Nurse Nonprofit Guide ............. pg 138, 141 Shirley Poole Snapshot pg 168 Karen Portner Snapshot ................................. pg 8 Mike Reardon Snapshot pg 20, 87 Michelle Renaud Snapshot ............................. pg 8 Marian E. Seiders Nonprofit Guide pg 139 Christa Sherrod Snapshot ............................ pg 37 Christa Sherrod Positively Proved Wrong pg 58 Christa Sherrod Hiking Guide pg 99 Sandi Simpson Snapshot pg 87, 169 Jennifer Moosa Sveinsson Nonprofit Guide pg 138 Steve Valk Snapshot pg 36 Steve Valk Nonprofit Guide pg 138, 139
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