Sourcebook 2022

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Tom Casey Creates Hope

for Age-Related Disease Sufferers pg 88

Pala Band of Mission Indians

Celebrating Our Local Farm Workers

Contributing to Make Life Better for Students pg 24

Is Fallbrook the ‘Actual Bedford Falls’

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in Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’ pg 66

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t’s that time of year, once again, when we enjoy a new Sourcebook, celebrating the Julie Reeder people, organizations, and businesses that make our little hamlets so wonderful. No wonder people from everywhere continue to find our rolling hills, our beautiful homes, our restaurants and our natural landscape so appealing. This year in the Sourcebook we consider the agricultural workers who make our exports of flowers, citrus, avocados, Dragon fruit and wine, to name a few, available to the rest of the world. You will go back in time and peek into the world of Oscar winner Frank Capra and his classic favorite “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Longtime resident Gary Vix, in his story, asks you to consider whether Bedford Falls, the fictional town in the movie, was really modeled after Fallbrook. Did you know this is where Capra lived and was raising his family while writing and directing that movie that has inspired millions of people? You will learn about people who presently live here and have businesses that touch people locally, all over the country and possibly the world. We highlight a group of lady business owners downtown who are dedicated to your personal health and fitness. You will read about our new resident who is the president of Wienerschnitzel (how fun is that?) and Tom Casey who is bringing hope to those with degenerative diseases. Sourcebook is produced each year by the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News. Our staff is in a unique position to know all the amazing things our residents are accomplishing and the efforts of groups like Rotary, or the Land Conservancy, the Village Association, the Fallbrook Food Pantry, the Fallbrook Foundation for Senior Care and the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The greater Fallbrook area, which includes Bonsall, DeLuz, Rainbow, Pala and Pauma, is nothing short of amazing. It’s no wonder our real estate values have shot up astronomically while people from the cities flock to our little villages. Over the last two years we’ve, yet again, had to work smarter and harder. Village News has continually proven how important community is. We are an integral and crucial part of our community, especially since we’re unincorporated. We don’t have a city hall or an elected city council. Our town is fueled by volunteers, and we depend heavily on our elected county supervisor and also our Chamber of Commerce. Village News serves as a hub of reliable communication, keeping everyone informed and providing an outlet for public discourse. Day after day, 24/7, we keep those communication gears greased with trusted information that keeps our community moving forward, whether it’s road conditions and accidents to avoid, local crime, water issues, real estate values, new businesses, education and youth sports, or public health issues like COVID-19. We are here for you individually and for everyone collectively. Now, more than ever, we need our community to support us through subscriptions or even donations. $69 a year or $5 a month may seem a small thing, but collectively it’s our life blood, and our writers, photographers, marketing experts and leaders love being here to serve every one of you. You are an important part of our community. Thank you for your contribution to us as we support our entire community! Blessings, Julie Reeder Publisher

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Table of Contents

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Celebrating Our Local Farmworkers

pg 36

Is Fallbrook the ‘Actual Bedford Falls’

Charming Fallbrook

pg 66

Authentically a Wine Destination

pg 108

J.R. Galardi Continues the Wienerschnitzel Family Legacy

pg 118

FEATURE STORIES Looking Through the Lens for 70 Years........................... 10 The Adventurous Life and Writings of Dan Feltham........ 14 Nikki Harmer – Helping to change lives at REINS.......... 17 Private Investigator Tony Campbell Finds Lost Loved Ones............................................................. 22 Pala Band of Mission Indians – Contributing to Make Life Better for Students.......................................... 24 Village News - Upholding The Value Of Local Community............................................................. 26 Enjoy Enticing Cuisine Choices at Fallbrook and Bonsall Restaurants........................................................ 27 Celebrating Our Local Farm Workers.............................. 36 The Gift of the Cacti........................................................ 44 Inventive and Inspiring in their Rusted Repose............... 52 Company Sprays Homes to Prevent Wildfire Destruction......................................................... 58 Thinking Outside the Art Box........................................... 60 Shannon Taylor has a Flair for Filmmaking!.................... 62 Is Fallbrook, the ‘Actual Bedford Falls’ in Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’.............................. 66

Grove Pilates Teaches Mindful Movement...................... 78 Longtime Nutrition Company Sees Resurgence In Fallbrook...................................................................... 80 Reyna Beckler Brings Passion to Sage Yoga Studios.......................................................... 82 Tom Casey Creates Hope for Age-Related Disease Sufferers............................................................ 88 All Star Physical Therapy Expands to Aid More.............. 96 How to Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit....... 100 Fallbrook Vineyards & Wineries Map............................ 106 Charming Fallbrook, Authentically a Wine Destination........................................................... 108 Fallbrook Resident J.R. Galardi Continues The Wienerschnitzel Family Legacy......................................118 Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary Provides Personal, Compassionate Service................................................ 122 7 Decades in the Making, New Fallbrook Water Treatment Plant opens........................................ 124 VFW Post 1924 Honored with 2 Awards....................... 134





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s far as photography clubs go, the Fallbrook Camera Club has had a very long exposure time. For nearly three-quarters of a century, camera enthusiasts with the local club have been seizing the light and capturing the moment, or more accurately, capturing the split second. Along with other camera clubs in North County San Diego, the Fallbrook Camera Club began in the 1950s when advances in camera designs, single lens reflex technology and 35mm photo

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slides led to a mania for photography all across the country. Nearby camera clubs in Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo also sprung up, and like the Fallbrook Camera Club, were affiliated with the Associated Camera Clubs of America (ACCA), a parent organization which had first formed in 1919 and later became integrated into the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1934. However, by the late 1980s, most of the clubs had ceased operating. Only the Fallbrook Camera Club remains listed as a member of the ACCA, and serving all of North County San Diego, according to Lin Craft, current president of the Fallbrook Camera Club. “There were quite a few camera clubs in this area for a number of years,” said Craft, a marine biologist and photographer who joined the Fallbrook club in 1986. “But I think it’s likely that they ‘aged out’, meaning that those members who were into photography passed away and there wasn’t enough interest to keep the clubs going. One by one, they folded. Happily, though, that didn’t happen here with the Fallbrook Camera Club.” The beginning history of the Fallbrook photography club during its Kodachrome years of the 1950s and 1960s has faded into partial obscurity. But a May, 1994 article by The Enterprise (a now-defunct Fallbrook newspaper) pinpointed the year of the club’s formation as 1950. Additionally, one of the Fallbrook Camera Club’s earliest known exhibits was held along with a traveling art show at the Fallbrook high school library in 1953. During the following decades, the Fallbrook Camera Club rolled with changes in camera technology, and it has seen the popularity of film slides be replaced by prints and yet again by digital photography. Important changes in camera technology, smaller cameras and the modification of the once-complex single lens reflex (SLR) function, changed photography for millions of people and led to the formation of camera clubs. “The advent of modern SLR cameras was a reason that people got interested in photography in the 1950s,” said Craft, adding that the development of 35mm film and interchangeable lens

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(standard, zoom, wide angle, etc.) were also factors. “It became easier to get good photos, and it took photography as a hobby to a serious level.” A SLR camera is a camera that typically uses a mirror and prism system that permits the photographer to view through the lens and see exactly what will be captured, thus resolving focus and depth of field issues experienced with earlier cameras. By the mid-2000s, professional-style SLR cameras also made the transition to digital on a mass scale. The digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras could swap lenses with their film ancestors, while enjoying the benefits of high-capacity digital memory and a

handy screen on the back. “Digital cameras turned photography upside down,” said Craft. “Photographers didn’t need to buy film any more or need to deal with getting the film processed. Instead they could buy memory cards, plug them into their computers and see immediate results.” Another change in photography which accompanied DSLRs has been the use of photo editing software such as the widelyused Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. “All digital photography needs digital post-processing,” said Craft. “It’s not really cheating, but actually a way to return the

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image to what you saw when you took the picture.” Another unexpected benefit with digital photos is the easy ability to share images via video-conferencing, according to Mike Reardon, former president of the Fallbrook Camera Club. “Over the past two years, we were unable to hold our meetings in person due to COVID-19 restrictions,” said Reardon. “But we were able to keep the club going by having virtual meetings via Zoom and sharing digital images, something that was not possible with print images and slides.”

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The video-conferences also brought in new members from different areas outside of Fallbrook, said Reardon, so there is some discussion by club members about continuing the Zoom meetings as well as returning to in-person gatherings for the competitions and programs. According to the Fallbrook Camera Club’s Facebook site, meetings are normally held on the first and third Mondays of each month between February and November. The first meeting of each month is a competition. A judge evaluates and scores images (digital, prints and slides, according to Reardon, there are still a couple of photographers in the club who create slide photos) submitted by the members. The scores are totaled throughout the year and awards in various categories are made at the end of the year. The categories are Color, MonoChrome (black and white or in varying tones of only one color), Nature Open, Nature Wildlife and Travel. Also given out are the Lakata Award and the Kovach Award as well as three “Judges’ Choice” awards which are accompanied by comments from the judges. 2021 Award for Travel The second meeting of “St. Louis Arch at Sunrise” each month is a program. by Bill Carnahan The programs may include presentations by other photographers, image editing, travel and other subjects of interest to shutterbugs. There are occasional photo field trips organized by members. Both Reardon, who joined the Fallbrook Camera Club in 2008, and Craft acknowledge that the camera capability in smart phones is increasing as well as other technical innovations in photography equipment will occur in the future. But there is, they say, a remaining constant in photography, and that is the

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rapher’s power of observation and emotional connection with the places, the people, and the subjects being photographed. “I am sure that there will be some more changes with camera technology in the future,” said Reardon. “But I believe the camera itself isn’t, and never will be, as important as the person behind the lens.” To learn more about the Fallbrook Camera Club visit

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ot many are able to enjoy every working day doing what they know is their life’s calling. Nikki Harmer lives life enjoying a career that she has known was her destiny since age 12. There is also a deep satisfaction in knowing that the work that she does is changing lives. Not only that, but Nikki has been able to pair her life work with her love of horses. This 25-year-old has a special connection with horses. Nikki works at a horsemanship facility in Fallbrook called REINS, where many lives are changed. In 1984, before REINS was located on Mission Road, the program was born in the hearts of a group of mothers who set up the facility in a local backyard. The acronym, REINS, stands for “Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths.” REINS is a nonprofit organization which provides adaptive horseback riding. The riders are a mix of children, the elderly and those with physical issues. At REINS, Nikki is an advanced certified therapeutic riding instructor through PATH International. She is also a barn coordinator. Nikki started work at age 12 as a volunteer, then became an instructor at 18. “I originally came to REINS because of the horses, but the students quickly captured my heart,” she related. “Once I began to volunteer, I just fell in love with the program.” As a volunteer, Nikki got the horses ready for therapy sessions. She also served as a “sidewalker.” A “sidewalker” supports the rider as they mount and dismount a horse. They also walk next to the rider and horse while they are in motion. “I wanted to make a career out of it, so when I was old enough, 18, I became certified to become an instructor,” Nikki explained. Most of what she learned was through a hands-on process. To be certified, she needed to undergo a certain number of teaching hours from a certified instructor and then pass a hands-on test. Besides her duties as an instructor, Nikki is also in charge of the horses. She sees that the inventory of tack is complete and that all is in place for the sessions. Training the horses, setting the exercise schedule and managing the diets and feed for the horses, are other “barn” duties. Grace Welch, also a barn coordinator, SOURCEBOOK 2022

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to ride – their legs gained strength, which enabled them to walk. “When the riders are on a horse that is moving, they use the same muscles that they would if they were walking. It strengthens their legs and helps them to walk,” she said. Another significant transformation takes place in the children – they become more confident and independent. At the beginning of the program, many children need their parents to watch over them during sessions, but as they gain confidence, they are able sit on the horse themselves. Also, the children are confident enough to remove saddles, and complete chores,

without their parents’ presence. “It is rewarding to see the change in riders when they get on a horse – they feel a confidence they didn’t have before,” Nikki said. “They are sitting on a thousand pound animal and they are controlling it.” For those unable to mount a horse on their own, REINS has an apparatus that will lift riders onto horses. The majority of riders that were lifted say they didn’t think they would ever be able to ride a horse again. A small trail winds around the property, so the riders are able to enjoy the natural world, and even pick oranges along the way. After the trail ride, they work on riding skills in the arena. Nikki grew up with horses and started riding at the age of three. She was given her first horse on her 10th birthday – a 28-year-old American Paint gelding named Apache. “He taught me so much,” she said, “I rode him every day, and learned to take care of him. Rain or shine, I had to be out there feeding him and cleaning up after him. It taught me responsibility.” Nikki has had several horses since Apache, and now owns a former racehorse – a thoroughbred mare named Bellini. The name Bellini is Italian for Little Beautiful One. “The name fits her perfectly,” Nikki noted. Nikki and Bellini compete in Eventing, which is an equestrian


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event with three phases: dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping. The connection between Nikki and her horses is evident. Bellini was not treated right before she came to live with Nikki, and because of this, the horse was not very trusting. “After six months of owning her, she started to come up and put her head on me,” Nikki said. “It was amazing to see that transformation.” Nikki also connects with the horses at REINS. She worked for several months with a horse named Cisco, and was able to build

trust in the animal. “He will do anything for me now,” she said. Nikki plans to work at REINS the rest of her life. It is fulfilling and satisfying for her. “I love working with our horses, getting them ready to be part of our equine team, so they can help change the lives of each and every one of our students,” she said. “I love seeing each student grow stronger, build more self-confidence, and become a better rider. Watching both horse and rider improve with each ride is truly incredible to witness. It is so rewarding – I feel I am making a difference. I get up every day to do something that I enjoy.”

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You know that stirring feeling you get in your gut, when an opportunity presents itself? Deep down you know that it may be one of the most challenging things you’ll ever endure, but if you pull it off it could be one of the most rewarding accomplishments yet. In 2020, mid-pandemic, that is exactly what two young entrepreneurial moms (Chelsea and Tiffany) felt as they drove by a dilapidated barn on the corner of E. Mission Rd. Although it would be a huge risk and require a lot of blood, sweat and tears, the ladies of Witty Rentals decided to face the challenge head on and start the process of restoring the property, into what today is known as The Mill. Tiffany (Witty Rentals) says, “Early on we saw huge potential for the property with lots of foot traffic and loads of untapped character. As Fallbrook locals ourselves, we really wanted the space to be a gathering place for the community. What better way to get people to gather than with pizza, craft beer and a little retail shopping?”

The Mill had their soft opening last spring and currently consists of 3 businesses; Booze Brothers Brewing Co., Pizza Bros. (sourdough, woodfired pizza) and a home decor boutique, Shoppe Witty. Tiffany continues, “This summer we are thrilled to welcome ‘Hejsan Coffee’ who specializes in quality crafted lattes, pour overs and other delicious treats.” There is still more in store for the property as they plan to expand seating into the barn which is currently being used as storage. “Utilizing the barn will allow us to have indoor seating options for those chilly rainy days or hot summer afternoons. Not to mention the use of the space for small private events.” If you haven’t had the opportunity to go check out The Mill and support this new local business, you won’t be disappointed. @themill_fallbrook 838 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook

Private Investigator Tony Campbell Finds Lost Loves Ones by Karen M. Ossenfort

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here is never a dull moment in Anthony Campbell’s life. The licensed private investigator searches every day for someone or something throughout California and Mexico. It could be to help solve a homicide, provide high risk process serving, follow a cheating spouse or find lost loved ones. Recently, Campbell worked to locate a father’s missing daughter after 36 years. Dennis McCarthy had not seen his daughter since she was 4 years old, Campbell explained. “I stopped at Rainbow Oaks for gas one day, and someone there told this older guy that I was a PI,” Campbell said. “He started talking to me telling me he hadn’t seen his daughter since she was 4.” After a painful split with Shannon’s mother, McCarthy took off

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and came to San Diego where he found success in the car and boat building and racing industry, Campbell said. “I got the information and attempted to find her. It was very difficult with the information provided. It took me a week and a half before I made contact with the daughter in the state of Florida,” Campbell said. When he called, the daughter answered and he said she was so overwhelmed she couldn’t talk, but she did say she had been looking for her Dad for 30 years. While they were talking on the phone her husband was checking out AC Investigations online and vetted him as the real deal. The daughter, Shannon, called her Father, and made a recent trip out to reunite with him. “One of the most beautiful things in this case is that Dennis showed me a 1957 wooden speed boat he refurbished decades ago, and named it “Shannon,” Campbell said, adding that Shannon had always been on her Father’s heart. Campbell’s family came from a rough Long Beach neighborhood and moved to Fallbrook where he went to school. “I grew up in Fallbrook and on the Pala and Rincon Indian Reservations. Campbell said, “I grew up in diverse neighborhoods, and it was my normal. I grew my hair long and was poor, and the Indian kids had long hair and were poor at that time. We got along well. It was a challenge being accepted, but after 40 years it works. I love it here.” “My family was pretty rough. Some of my family was involved in the Hell’s Angels. You’d see 30 to 40 of them roaring down my neighborhood. It was quite a sight.” Campbell believes his tough upbringing helps him in his present work and taught him “street smarts.” He’ll venture into some pretty tough neighborhoods, including whatever it takes, to get the job done. After high school, he took jobs in Tribal Law Enforcement on Pala, Rincon and La Jolla Indian Reservations. Campbell practiced private investigations under other companies from 1997 to 2014 when he earned his private investigator license from the state of California. He’s lived between Fallbrook and the reservations for the last 48 years. “I couldn’t be happier,” he said. Work comes his way through word of mouth, attorneys, and the marketing he does through Village and Valley News, Yelp, Google and Facebook. He counts as his greatest success when he brings loved ones together.

Not all of his cases have a happy ending. A recent case involved a missing male tribal member who had been missing more than six years from Pala Reservation. Campbell knew going in that the missing man had a heroin and methamphetamine addiction and had signs of mental illness. Initially he met with the man’s family, tribal council and members, law enforcement, and detectives. The case was a hard one and not many U.S. leads were coming in, Campbell said. “Because I’m a private inDennis McCarthy, right, reunited with his daughter vestigator, I could put more Shannon, left. into the case because I’m investigating that one case, whereas the detectives and law enforcement were investigating many, like 100s of cases,” Campbell said. When leads dried up stateside, Campbell focused on Tijuana, Mexico, and took work partners and interpreters with him to start the search across the border. Campbell related a gritty, sordid story of running into lewd acts, engrossed druggies and alcoholics in the canal and houses of ill repute in Tijuana. Finally in 2018, while walking the streets in Tijuana he came across a homeless shelter and showed a poster of the missing man. One man came forward. He said the man told him he knew ”El Indio.” It was the son of a father who used to date the missing man’s sister, who recognized the man in Campbell’s flier, “I know Joe very well,” the man told Campbell. “My witness who saw my subject stated that (Joe) looked mentally ill and was going through trash cans,” Campbell said. “He had $1 million in the bank from Casino money over the years and didn’t know it. That is how far out he was, didn’t even know he had money.” Campbell was then able to inform the detectives stateside that the missing man, Joe, was alive in Tijuana. Asked how he detaches from such heartbreaking tragedies, he said, ”As I speak it I’m still living it.” Though he’s good at finding people, he’s seen things the average man hasn’t even imagined. Another recent investigation involved a client from out of state who reached out to Campbell to find their daughter who had been enticed away at 16 years old and taken from the state of Texas. Campbell was able to track, surveil and locate the young lady in Hollywood. She was with a 45-year-old director in the pornography business. Unfortunately, when she was approached she chose to stay, but at least the parents had some peace that she was located. If you need his services in finding someone or something, Anthony Campbell can be reached online at, by email at or by text at 760-828-1423. SOURCEBOOK 2022

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Pala Band Mission Indians Contributing To Make Life Better For Students by Julie Reeder


Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith throws out the first pitch at the first softball game at Courtesy photo the Jim Banks Sports Complex.

he Pala Band of Mission Indians regularly makes contributions to nonprofits, schools and many other organizations in the Fallbrook and Bonsall area. Recently at a Bonsall Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, Superintendent Joseph Clevenger gave a presentation on the upgrades and contributions that the Pala Band of Mission Indians have made to the Bonsall community. The first upgrade included in the presentation was an upgrade at the Vivian Banks Charter School playground which included repairing and installing new playground padded flooring. The project cost $100,000, according to the report. “Some members of the tribe attended an event at Vivian Banks Charter School,” BUSD board member Eric Ortega, who is also a Pala

Tribal member, said. “On the playground around the jungle gym, bars and swings, there were rubber floor mats for the safety of the kids. What we saw was that it was very deteriorated, so the tribe paid to replace that cover so that the kids would have a safe place to play.” The tribe also upgraded the softball and baseball fields in the Jim Banks Sports Complex in Pala to make them CIF eligible, which cost a few thousand dollars to move the bases back and build a pitcher’s mound. The field already had lights for night games. Bonsall High School uses the Jim Banks Sports Complex for baseball and softball games since the school has no field. Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith threw out the first ball at the first softball game.


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Pala Band of Mission Indians contributed $100,000 to pay for new rubberized safety mats below the play equipment at Vivian Banks Charter School.

“Bonsall High School started a baseball and softball program, and to be CIF eligible, they had to make changes to the current playing fields,” Ortega said. “The tribe voluntarily did that. I had the pleasure of being at the first game and watching them score their first run.” Ortega said the crowd went crazy when the team scored that first run. “They were screaming and hollering,” he said. “It was great. The team had just been put together. They had like one practice. They are really raw players, and this is just the beginning.” Pala has contributed to several other projects, including providing dozens of guest speakers on Native American culture, music and the Cupeno language to BUSD schools; a $45,000 donation for transportation, a $45,000 donation to Vivian Banks Charter School for staffing and $3,000 donation of bike racks to


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all three elementary schools. “Bonsall Unified School District prioritizes strong community partnerships,” Clevenger said. “We are proud of the ongoing relationship with the Pala Band of Mission Indians. We have a strong partnership which includes meaningful contributions to the culture of the BUSD schools and also the donation of resources.” “For over 20 years the Tribe has worked together with the school district to help provide for the children of the community for their well-being and continuing education,” Chairman Smith said. Ortega said the tribe does things for the community because they want to make a difference in the community and the lives of those who live in it. “We do it because it’s the right thing to do, and we have the resources right now and we can do it,” Ortega said. “We just want to make it nicer for them.”


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week dedicate half their content to include news releases from community organizations and nonprofits, and the other half are unique stories generated by paid staff. “The more we can do to publicize our invaluable nonprofits, the more our residents will understand their value and this, in turn, can stimulate donations that will enrich the entire community,” she said. Equally important is their sports coverage and the good things happening in town. Also, Reeder publications consistently cover meetings of the school districts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Health District, San Diego County Local Agency Formation Committee, the Metropolitan Water District and the Fallbrook Community Planning Group. And, full coverage is given to elections that impact the communities within its circulation area, providing a non-partisan forum for candidates and voters. “We feel it is our responsibility to keep our people in the loop,” Reeder said. “Our duty is to serve as a hub of communications and education.” Despite a decline in advertising income due to COVID-19, the Village News finds ways to use its limited resources to fill information voids where needed. It included a Spanish language edition in April 2020 that focused on COVID information and resources. It also published a Cancer Guide Resource Directory of local services, that is still distributed to hospitals, doctor offices, imaging centers, Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center, and health facilities throughout Riverside County. In addition, each spring, the Village News publishes the Greater Fallbrook Area Sourcebook, a high-quality publication featuring profiles of local businesses, a local dining, nonprofit, hiking directories, health-related articles and historical insights into the area. The Village News also provides 24-hour emergency and breaking news on its website, which proved particularly important during the 2007 Rice Fire. “Pretty much the entire town was evacuated,” Reeder said. “Our staff was camped out in a Keller-Williams conference room in Temecula from where we were updating our website every 5 to 10 minutes. We averaged 75,000 unique visitors a day on our website.” The bottom line, Reeder said, is “we are here to serve our community and we pray we will be here for a long time.” become in a vehicle, you quickly great Rick Monroe friends. We have a really Special to the Village News group of people and it’s something can give back to Senior to know that you The Sheriff Department’s the community.” he Volunteer Patrol is a win-win-win “We need more volunteers,” area. for the greater Fallbrook free added. the more Residents benefit from The volunteers do much are services it provides, deputies through town in the riding than “more important” Some District freed to handle volunteers gain white department vehicles. the of interest and other factors. area, will duties, and giving back to the of the tasks are: Rick Monroe 2, mostly the downtown the welfare of area in a feeling of way. • Checking on Special to the Village News remain a majority minority community in a meaningful are or disabled residents elderly plan. Volunteers t: at the new Another benefi in the • Helping with traffic control Directors of the Fallbrook There are 56,339 people opportunity to develop approved traffic accidents and special five sub- given an Regional Health District and learn about the district and each of the events in its area. friendships For example, take the the “tan map” option for redistricting A districts have 11,000 when people ask community. the • Visiting homes at the March 9 board meeting. 5 The Hispanic population is 73% in of George Argodale, 62, March for patrols when on vacation next highest is story variation suggested at a Fallbrook garage but District 2, and the newest of 33 SVPs at the • Driving a patrol car to the public hearing was considered, with 42%. 1 District substation. wouldn’t and for maintenance demographers showed it w to Howard Salmon is chair in “I’m relatively ne or picking up papers, work because the population is vice chair. Other a recent • Delivering would Barbara Mroz Fallbrook,” he said during documents, supplies, etc. “I Stephanie Ortiz, one of the five sub-districts work erence members are interview at the substation. 2020 • Other administrative treasurer, and Kate be greater than the 10% diff census. Jennifer Jeffries, moved here in November allowed, based on the 2020 a good way to work, Schwartz-Frates, secretary. if and felt this was “We do a lot of the grunt The board is governed by directors I felt In the fall, voters will decide get to know the community. with so the deputies can take care of elected from five geographic Salmon, Jeffries and SchwartzTrustees that after limited socializing both the important things,” Brock said. areas within the district. to reelected to another commander during Frates will be Covid, it was a good way maps Hernandez, Aldo Lt. numerous represents ries Jeff considered spoke and meet people.” and the four-year term. District 2; give back the of the Fallbrook Substation, the past several months map,” District 1; Ortiz, The retired CIO completed of the volunteer program. 3; Mroz, highly San District final choices were a “purple in es, are my of Schwartz-Frat two-week training course “I always tell them they a “tan map,” and the variation Salmon, District 5. this month. selected District 4; and people,” he said. “I allow Diego earlier favorite will the “tan map.” The tan map Decker boundaries Terry new The team with Frank Brock and , always attend their monthly very is like the current boundaries the current board members to continue are very, the local SVP administrators of and meetings and they areas where they are adjustments needed because part of to represent the coordinating the schedules appreciated.” greater growth in the eastern in a of the team. reside. of I-15. The welfare checks are 4-0 to approve assignments know Fallbrook, especially east to voted get Directors definitely “You FRHD meeting. Like other districts, the “When the tan map at the March 5 each other,” Brock said. see PATROL, page A-4 was required to adjust its boundaries Ortiz was not present. someone decade you spend six hours with for the remainder of this based on population, communities

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recent episode of “60 Minutes” shed light on the rapidly diminishing number of local newspapers, calling them the “soul of a community” and saying they cannot become “yesterday’s news.” Fallbrook’s Village News is doing everything it can to hold off the tide, resolute in its commitment to serve the community. “We began publishing in 1997 after the North County Times was formed and assimilated the Enterprise into it,” Publisher Julie Reeder said. “The North County Times was subsequently bought by the San Diego Union Tribune, which had limited print space afforded to our local news and events.” According to Reeder, the Village News and its two sister publications – The Valley News and The Anza Valley Outlook – each

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Vohs, who is DIEG statione d at California will O ( C N S ) – Camp Pendleton, saw lift an airplane that students and its requirement operated staff wear masks by a skydiving indoors at schools company crash just March 11, making at 11:59 p.m. Oceansid short of reaching the e Municipal Airport. “strongly recommeface coverings “It took mandated, Gov. nded’’ but not to realize me about half a second announced today, Gavin Newsom Vohs told what had happened,” Feb. 28. San Diego’s NBC As of Tuesda 7. y, March 1, “My response was…fight. meanwhile, the Get in there. Help them.” state will also lift its requirement The single-engine that unvaccinated Cessna people wear masks in most Caravan came down about 208B indoor settings, but masks will p.m. about a half-mil e 12:45 be “strongly recomm east of the general-aviation airfield near everyon e indoors ended’’ for Mission Avenue . Masks will also continue 76, accordi ng and state Route to be required to the Federal for Aviatio everyon e at settings n health-c are facilitie includin g Oceansid Admini stration and e Police Departm s, transit centers, airports, ent. “Vohs ran across a highway and transit, in correctioaboard public field to get to the plane nal facilities within one and at homeles s shelters and long- minute of seeing the term care facilities down,” Patti Thompsplane come . “California continue soon to be son-in-l on, whose s to adjust aw was the our policies based pilot of the plane, posted on social data and science, on the latest media. “This man is a real applying what we’ve learned hero. So is the Army soldier over the past who showed U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. two up within years to guide Morgan Vohs, who our response 30 seconds stationed at Camp the pandem ic,’’ to is Village News/Courtesy That Army soldierof Morgan.” Pendleton and lives Newsom said photo in a statemen was later good Samaritans who in Fallbrook, is one identified t. of two effective tool to “Masks are an Gordon, as Army Sgt. Christopher Oceanside Thursday rendered first aid to two plane minimize spread crash victims in also commuting , Feb. 24. of the virus and home of yank that when he witnesse door d especia lly whenfuture variants, “I turned onto the crash. 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Enjoy Enticing Cuisine Choices at Fallbrook and Bonsall Restaurants by Nathalie Taylor


allbrook and Bonsall area restaurants offer outstanding, innovative cuisine. Some recipes are born in the minds of the local chefs, and others are traditional recipes made with a local twist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant scene in our area was much like it was throughout the country. Restaurant owners were thrown off course and had to fight to keep their establishments alive. Unfortunately, some did not survive, but thankfully, many did. The resilient restaurant owners that survived the pandemic are to be commended. To triumph over a microscopic enemy is to win a war. Fortunately, the delicious fare in the local establishments has remained constant. After the lockdown, many restaurants that offered indoor venues exclusively, scrambled to create outdoor seating. Many of those establishments have kept their outdoor seating.

Guests are served burgers hot off the grill at Nessy Burgers in Fallbrook.

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At least two local restaurants were purchased just before the lockdown, and both have survived. Another restaurant debuted in 2020, just before Thanksgiving, and is still a thriving business. It is to our community’s advantage that there are many restaurant owners who work regularly on the premises and are constantly on the front-line of the battle to survive. Restaurant owners said they are grateful for the support of the community and realize that they could not have survived the pandemic if not for the persistent patronage of their customers. The establishments that weathered the pandemic are now restored to buzzing hives of activity. Diners, once again, are

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enjoying that which makes restaurants successful, as well as attractive to diners: superb cuisine, inviting ambiance, comfortable seating, pleasant background music and friendly, capable servers. The charged, bustling atmosphere of our restaurants has returned. Use the Dining Guide to choose, and then experience, our local restaurants. You will certainly enjoy a satisfying dining experience when sampling the delicious fare offered by the eclectic array of restaurants. Fallbrook is home to a diverse assemblage of restaurants serving delightful cuisine, including American, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Thai, Hawaiian and Mediterranean. There is even a Vietnamese restaurant on the horizon. Fallbrook also offers a variety of donut shops, coffee houses, yogurt shops, delis and fast-food establishments.

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Some dining venues are bright and family friendly, while others are buzzing gathering places with dramatic settings. There are local restaurant venues to suit all tastes. You may just want to go on a hunt for culinary treasure. I know where you can find zesty “Achiote Salmon,” dreamy “Lemon Ricotta Pancakes,” honey-laden “Baklava” and cloudlike “Tiramisu.” I am not telling you where to find these delights, but I will give you clues as to the type of establishment: Achiote Salmon – Mexican; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – American; Baklava – Greek and Tiramisu – Italian. Find most of what your taste buds desire in Fallbrook and Bonsall. Your cuisine hunt will be a delicious journey culminating in a mélange of marvelous, innovative food. Happy hunting!

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The Veranda at Grand Tradition

Mariscos El Pacifico Mexican & Seafood

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.

Mariscos El Pacifico specializes in Baja style seafood & grill. We offer delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine – each of our dishes are 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!

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127 West Social House

Fallbrook Coffee Company

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.

Fallbrook Coffee Company is dedicated to serving our community one cup of coffee at a time. My wife and I moved to Fallbrook, and reopened the shop last year. 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!

127 West Elder Street, Fallbrook 760-645-3765 Visit our website for current hours

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Pizza Bros.

Winchell’s Donut House

Pizza Bros. is the food component of Booze Brothers Brewing Co. Two years in the making, we’ve refined our Sourdough Neapolitan wood-fired pizza to pair perfectly with the craft beer that many have come to love!

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.

The Mill • 838 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 442-273-7195 Open Mon-Thurs 3-8, Fri-Sat 12-9 & Sun 12-6

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El Parque

For those who crave a delicious burger, look no further than Nessy Burgers - Operating in North San Diego County on Old Highway 395. For more than three decades, our handmade and individually weighed fresh 1/2 pound burger patties have been cooked to order on fresh-baked 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. All of our burgers have the option of adding tasty extras like bacon, avocado, or a fried egg. You won’t be able to resist these mouthwatering monstrous burgers! What’s your favorite aspect of Nessy Burgers? We’d love to hear from you. The top five email submissions will win a variety of Nessy prizes!

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, Taco, Tostadas, Burgers and more along with a cold Cerveza or a glass of California wine.

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Main Street Cafe

Estrellas & Casa Estrella Cocina de México

This 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.

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.

507 South Main Ave, Fallbrook 760-731-1405 Open 7 Days a Week 7:00am-2:30pm

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Booze Brothers Brewing Co.

Owl Farm Unique Fermentations

Booze Brothers Brewing Co. opened their flagship brewery and tasting room in Vista, Ca in 2013 after discovering that beer was not only something they liked to drink but that they loved brewing themselves. Since 2013 they have expanded their distribution throughout California and Oregon as well as opened taprooms in Oceanside & Fallbrook.

Owl Farm Unique Fermentations was born out of the need for creativity and experimentation. Beer can be as varied as any cuisine, so in order to explore those possibilities, we created a side brand without limitations of boundaries, besides the definition of beer itself. We specialize in uniqe cocktail inspired beers from sours, gose’s, and fruited ales. Try our products at Booze Brothers Brewing Co.

The Mill • 838 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 442-273-7195 Open Mon-Thurs 3-8, Fri-Sat 12-9 & Sun 12-6

The Mill • 838 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 442-273-7195 Open Mon-Thurs 3-8, Fri-Sat 12-9 & Sun 12-6



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.


The Coal Bunker

The Coal Bunker is a family run restaurant, focused on scratch made food. Our menu includes sandwiches, burgers, salads and more! A few of Fallbrook’s favorites are the Bunker Burger, Shepherd’s Pie and Wedge Salad. We offer a variety of local craft beers and local wines. We strive to provide Fallbrook with a restaurant they want to keep coming back to!

904 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook 760-723-8050 Open Every Day 10am-9pm

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Trupiano’s Italian Bistro

Café des Artistes

Celebrating nearly 18 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 avail. At Trupiano’s, you are not just a patron, you are family.

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.

945 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook 760-728-0200 Visit our website for current hours

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Z Cafe

Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill

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.

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 and 6pm 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.

5256 S. Mission Road, Bonsall In the River Village Center 760-940-1751

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The Hearth Coffee

Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant

The Hearth Coffee is so much more than a coffee shop. They offer freshly baked seasonal pastries, locally sourced gelato, and amazing fresh breakfast and lunch options. Their primary goal is to strengthen the Fallbrook community by providing a space where friends can meet, groups can gather, or people can quietly sit while enjoying a cup of handcrafted coffee. Hearth is a place where people can belong and community can grow.

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.

139 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 760-645-3891 Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 5am-3pm 34

1075 S. Mission Road, Suite A, Fallbrook 760-728-8006 Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm & Sun 10am-4pm Breakfast Served All Day, Lunch & Dinner Patio Dining, Take-Out & Curbside Service



Fresco Grill and Wine Bar

Z South

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, Mon-Thurs 3-9pm, Fri 3-9:30pm, Sat 12-9:30pm & Sun 12-9pm.

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.

5256 S. Mission Road, Bonsall In the River Village Center 760-631-1944

5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 1103, Bonsall In the River Village Center 760-940-1751 Open 7 Days a Week 2pm-9pm



Peking Wok

Village Pizza of Bonsall

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.

With over 24 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 303, Bonsall In the River Village Center 760-724-8078

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Celebrating Our Local

Farm Workers by Lynn Sakamoto-Kay


allbrook’s history is steeped in agriculture, beginning with olives, followed by lemons and other citrus crops and of course, avocados. Now, according to the San Diego Farm Bureau, the North County is the largest producer of ornamental trees and shrubs in Southern California. But even the largest and most productive farms require labor to bring their goods to the market and people’s tables. Farm workers are indeed an essential

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gear that keeps the economy turning. Kendall Farms, with more than 500 acres devoted to the growing of flowers and floral greens, is the largest flower farm in Fallbrook. It employs about 120 full-time employees, 42 of whom work in the fields and another 30 who work in the Bouquet Department. Katia McLaughlin, a native of Honduras, confidently manages the 42 all-male field Katia McLaughlin of Kendall Farms. workers who take care of Shane Gibson photos the maintenance, planting and harvesting of the 40 different varieties of drought-tolerant wax flowers, sunflowers and seven types of eucalyptus used for accenting floral bouquets. “I earned my bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Earth University in Costa Rica and came to the United States through an exchange program,” she said. “Here in California, I worked for a nursery in Bonsall, and after it closed, I got a job here.” McLaughlin, who spoke little English at the time, was hired by Kendall Farms 13 years ago at minimum wage, but soon she was promoted, first to manager of the Bouquet Department and then to her current position. Owner Jason Kendall, whose father started the business in 1987, quickly saw the potential in McLaughlin. “She is good at her job,” he said. “She is a great manager, works efficiently and has earned the respect of her crew.” But opportunities for advancement at Kendall Farms are evident throughout its international workforce, with employees who came from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador and “even Nebraska,” Kendall said, smiling. “Without our laborers in the fields, we would not exist,” he said.

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Farming will always have a high turnover because the work is not easy. But our pay is competitive and we value our international workforce. They are key to our success.

– Jason Kendall, owner Kendall Farms A worker in the fields at Kendall Farms.

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“We have a lot of ‘A’ players who deserve to make a good living and enjoy their work. We have a bonus program that recognizes high-producing workers with pay incentives and promotions.” For example, Isidro Guerrero has been with the farm for more than 20 years and is now one of its five main crew leaders. Reynaldo Sotelo, another crew leader, has worked there for more than 15 years. “Farming will always have a high turnover because the work is not easy,” Kendall said. “But our pay is competitive and we value our international workforce. They are key to our success.” Echoing that sentiment and appreciation is Charley Wolk, owner of Bejoca Grove Management, which provides services for approximately 30 farms. “Contrary to what most people outside of agriculture believe, we do not have migrant workers or illegal aliens,” he said. “All of my workers are full-time, not seasonal, and have worked with me for many years. They are citizens or permanent residents.” “People also believe that farm workers are not paid well,” he continued. “None of my workers earn minimum wage. It’s hard work and they need to be compensated.” Wolk has a crew of 10 landscapers, irrigators and laborers, including foreman Jesus Paz, a permanent resident, who has worked for Bejoca for more than 40 years. “I came from Mexico when I was 15,” Paz said. “I worked for six years at another farm but when I heard Charley was looking for experienced workers, I went to see him. I have been here ever since.” The crew also includes Paz’s brother Elias, who joined the team in 1983 as a laborer and is now an irrigation technician. SOURCEBOOK 2022


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“Every day is different, but the work is good,” Paz said. “Several of our crew members have worked with us for more than 20 years. We have the experience and we want to give our customers the very best.” Another local farmer and investor Duane Urquhart said, “Our food supply is an asset we cannot do without, and without our farm workers there would be no food supply.” Urquhart, a long-time Fallbrook resident, owns three avocado farms with about 40 acres that produce 300,000 to 400,000 pounds of fruit per year. He is no stranger to farming. His father, Russell Urquhart, was part of a partnership that owned and operated the 80-acre Peppertree Ranch in the 1965-1980 timeframe. Today, that land is now the Peppertree Park housing development. “Farming is not easy work,” he said. “I know because in high school, I worked for the Del Rey Avocado Company planting, digging irrigation ditches and weeding. Today, I have two fulltime workers who have been with me for at least three years. We work together. They are committed to working hard and they are invaluable to me.” The commitment to sustaining quality crops and service


is sounded repeatedly throughout the local farm workforce, which includes workers on a growing number of vineyards and wineries. One of the newest is the recently opened Monserate Winery, located on Gird Road at the former site of the 116-acre Fallbrook Golf Course. The land was purchased by Jade and Julie Work in 2016. Jade Work, who owns a golf course development company, had no vineyard experience. Neither did his field crew, but they summoned a cadre of landscape, vineyard and farming experts to teach them the intricacies of turning the abandoned golf course into a winery. Their “can-do” attitude is contagious. “We have a six-member, full-time field crew, some of whom worked for my father’s company, Integrity Golf,” Work’s son Josh said. “We all learned everything from soil preparation to planting, weeding, pruning, irrigating and harvesting. We began planting in 2016 and our first harvest occurred in 2019.” The field crew is led by assistant supervisor Jose Trejo and field lead Noe Escobar, who both began as laborers. The small crew, occasionally supplemented by members of the growing vineyard’s construction team, strategically works the fields, which mostly

yields grapes for 15 varietals, 12 of which are Italian. “Our big harvest will take place in September,” Trejo said. “Last year we picked more than 170 tons of grapes. Harvesting depends on the sugar content so we can pick as many as 12 different times.” Assistant winemaker Christian Roman is one of the few Monserate employees with previous winery experience. “I made wine at the Orfila Winery in Escondido for several years,” he said. “I started part-time in May of 2019, and that’s when we started making wine here at Monserate.” Roman and the field crew work well together, and he can often be found working alongside them, sampling the grapes for sugar content. When the taste is right, he gives the OK to start picking. “We have a really good team here and everyone works hard,” he said. “Everyone wants to make the best wine possible.” Farm workers are not just an invaluable asset to big farms and agricultural-based businesses. In fact, according to the County of San Diego Department of Weights and Measures, San Diego County has more than 5,000 farms, more than any other county in the United States. Of those farms, 69% are between 1 and 9 acres. Several of those smaller farms and vineyards are located in the

heart of Fallbrook, where farm workers also play a pivotal role. The smaller size of these harvests and acreage do not diminish their contributions. Mike and Joanna Lister, who own a six-acre grove off of Gird Road overlooking Monserate Winery, currently have 250 avocado trees, although at one time their orchard consisted of more than 500 trees. “The heat and droughts of 2019 and 2020 destroyed many of our trees and decimated the crop, but we are looking at replanting with new avocado varieties that are more drought tolerant,” he said. “In an average year, we harvest more than 30,000 pounds.” The Listers hire field crews through the McDaniel Fruit Company, to whom they have sold their avocados for over 30 years. “McDaniel has several independent contractors,” Lister said. “I call McDaniel, and they put me in contact with a contractor with an available crew. I work out the details with the contractor and I hire them directly, then a foreman and his crew show up and pick all the fruit, sometimes in as little as two days. They are really good workers and I wouldn’t be able to harvest without them.” Kendall Farms.


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Contrary to what most people outside of agriculture believe, we do not have migrant workers or illegal aliens. All of my workers are full-time, not seasonal, and have worked with me for many years. They are citizens or permanent residents.

– Charley Wolk, Bejoca Grove Management

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Also deeply appreciative of local farm workers is Pat Saunders, who has 31 avocado trees on two acres off Live Oak Park Road. “My late husband and I decided in 1988 that we could pick all the fruit ourselves,” she recalled. “What a learning experience! It took us forever and we were exhausted.” Since then, she has worked closely with Fallbrook landscaper Manuel Morales, who provides Saunders with two to three Toni Javamillo carries cut flowers grown in the Kendall Farms fields. pickers in March or April, whenShane Gibson photo ever the avocados are ready. “They work so fast,” she said. “They finish in one or two days and get the fruit ready for the packing house. I really would be at a loss without them.” The need for farm workers will no doubt grow as San Diego County’s agricultural values topped $1.8 billion for the first time since 2014, as reported by the Times of San Diego Aug. 12, 2021. The following is an excerpt from that article: “During the pandemic, we have seen how essential farming is in San Diego County,” said Supervisor Jim Desmond, who represents the county’s fifth supervisorial district, home to much of the county’s agricultural land. “Despite a difficult past 16 months for everyone, it’s great to see farming thriving,” Desmond continued. “It is an honor to be the supervisor of District Five, which has a diverse variety of agricultural crops ranging from flowers to strawberries and avocados.” Yes, farm workers play a priceless role in the local economy and yes, their experiences have come a long way, thanks to the relentless efforts of heroes like Cesar Chavez, founder of the National Farm Workers Association (later renamed United Farm Workers of America). But another American activist, Booker T. Washington said it well: “No race can prosper until it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” In this article we salute and thank our local farm workers and acknowledge the artistry they express each day in our fields.


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Youngren Construction Celebrates a Storied 30 Years


oungren Construction established its full-service residential and commercial design and construction business in Fallbrook in 1992. Thirty years and hundreds of exciting projects and happy clients later, it is thriving here. Owners Scott and Jen Youngren say that although much has changed, their guiding vision remains constant. “We have grown in experience, diversification, staff and customers, who have become like friends. Our core values are steadfast. We do business the Fallbrook way. We believe it is the foundation of our success.”

Youngren expertly handles the multifaceted aspects of an array of projects, from a modest powder room remodel to a multimillion dollar custom estate. Scott emphasizes, “For each, we communicate clearly and completely; walking people through the process; alerting them to unforeseen challenges; and providing cost-effective solutions. Bottom line: We treat customers the way we want to be treated.” Each project is as unique as the client. Here are two Fallbrook family stories.

A “Grandpa” Flat

Retired Marine Dave Fricker has a soft spot in his heart for dogs.

The charming grandpa flat features a spacious kitchen and living area.

“Youngren Construction’s attention to detail, proactive approach and super-accommodating team of staff and contractors resulted in a perfect sanctuary for Dave,” say Bill and Susan Lenaway, speaking of Susan’s widowed father, Dave Fricker, a retired career Marine in his early 80s. The 1,100-square-foot ADU boasting an open floor plan, spacious kitchen for this avid cook, two-car garage, lighted flagpole to fly both the American and Marine Corps flags, and white picket fence to ensconce Dave’s two dogs, was constructed on the 2.3-acre property where the Lenaways purchased their home in 2016 with the intent of building a “grandpa” flat. Bill, a Fallbrook High teacher and coach, and Susan, an executive with a major national mortgage company,

say, ”We were impressed by Youngren’s reputation for excellent quality work and their involvement with Homes For Our Troops building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans. They incorporated adaptive features in Dave’s ADU and did a great job matching our two homes, down to the paint, stone veneer, tile and trim. They even had a front door made for Dave’s place that looks exactly like ours.” The entire process was smooth and efficient, say the Lenaways. “We were kept apprised every step along the way. We never felt like we had to operate in panic mode.” They conclude, “Dave loves having a comfortable home that is close to us but very private.”


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The swift and smooth remodel resulted in a welcoming bathroom and efficient use of space.

When they decided to remodel their master bathroom to prepare for future needs, Suzie and Frank Brock say, “We were impressed by Youngren Construction’s work with disabled vets. We became equally impressed by their attention to every detail, and to us.” They say the project was accomplished swiftly and smoothly, thanks to extensive pre-planning, innovative computer-generated design, timely ordering of materials, “top-notch staff and sub-contractors,” and continuous oversight.

Intending to remain in their charming, European-style home of 14 years, the Brocks revamped the bathroom and adjoining walk-in closet without changing the footprint. The tub was removed and a large, easy-access shower with room for a chair was installed, along with accommodations for handrails, and attractive amenities to create a welcoming bathroom and efficient use of space. The Brocks say, “Our confidence in the Youngren team was well-placed. We were able to stay and work comfortably in our home the entire eight weeks, without one glitch!”

Youngren Builds Solutions to Accommodate Evolving Needs Many residents who, like Scott and Jen, have chosen to raise their families in our idyllic community, plan to continue living here as they grow older. Numerous homeowners have partnered with Youngren’s capable team to create Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly known as granny flats, and aging-in-place renovations that enable them to stay close to family and familiar surroundings.

Scott and Jen Youngren say they are so happy they grew up in Fallbrook, are raising their family in Fallbrook, and have based their 30-year business in Fallbrook. Their deep familiarity with construction and the community they love – along with their new facility and valued longtime staff – make Youngren Construction well-positioned to continue providing the highest quality residential and commercial construction for years to come.

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early a century ago, Fallbrook’s Merritt Sigsbee Dunlap had an unexpected appointment with destiny. Cactus destiny, that is. But it wasn’t, as you might think, a hostile encounter. The Illinois-born Dunlap, then a 23-year-old engineering student at the University of Southern California had spontaneously purchased a potted and resplendently sunlit Golden Torch cactus

in Coachella in 1929. And that moment for Dunlap, who went by the affable nickname of “Sigs”, was the beginning of a lifelong, mostly singular fascination with the prickly plant warriors which were still decades away from the chic landscaping cachet they hold today. It was a passion that would propel the Fallbrook resident to amass one of the United States’ largest collections of cacti, a West-

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ern Hemisphere forest of statuesque and mature specimens with spiny attitudes and stoic longevity. In the span of 70 years, beginning in the yard at his and his music teacher wife Dorothy’s Los Angeles home in 1930 to the steeply terraced slopes of their Fallbrook property from 1977 to 1999, Dunlap, a civil engineer and building contractor by trade, collected and cultivated more than 1,200 cactus plants of 880 species. Their hillside terrain in Fallbrook was densely profuse with cacti from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico, an experience made more heady, visitors would recall, by the drifting down sounds of a piano when Dorothy was giving private music lessons in their house above the forest. Throughout his years of cultivating cacti, Dunlap was always on the lookout for new and different specimens, saying in a 1993 interview that he wasn’t “as interested in numbers any more as much as in the pursuit of varieties he doesn’t have.” He acquired his cactus stock and seeds from reputable nurseries like early promoter Johnson Cactus Gardens in Paramount, California, researchers and indefatigable explorers such as South American cactus hunter Friedrich Ritter. Other sources for Dunlap’s massive collection were the Darwin Research Station in Ecuador, and more locally the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Huntington Gardens, La Canada Descanso Gardens, and the Fullerton Arboretum (from which Dunlap received seeds for exceedingly rare and prized Galapagos Islands cacti.) In fact, some 40% of Dunlap’s stock was grown by him from seed, no small feat in propagating the family members of Cactaceae. While living in Los Angeles in the 1940s, a turn of fate every bit as twisty as a cactus branch led Dunlap to meet the person to whose estate he would eventually donate his collection nearly 60

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There are more than 300 species of cacti displayed at Lotusland. Ganna Walska Lotusland photos

years later: Madame Ganna Walska, owner and eccentric force behind a botanical garden of visual delights she called Lotusland, located in Montecito in Santa Barbara County. In 1941 Dunlap had been doing engineering work for the California aqueduct system as well as having a private civil engineering practice. However, with the advent of World War II, he became stationed in Santa Barbara as an army engineer where he oversaw the construction of a hospital. During the period of the building’s construction, Dunlap continued with his hobby of growing cacti from seed, and he also found time to serve as the first president of the Theodore Payne Foundation which was and still is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of California native plants. There he crossed paths for the first time with Madame Walska, then newly established at her 37-acre estate in nearby Montecito. Walska was also passionately interested in horticulture. The two of them, Dunlap and Walska, couldn’t have had more different backgrounds. She had been born as Hanna Puacz in Poland in 1887, and in young adulthood had embarked on a career as an opera singer whereupon she changed her name to Ganna Walska (because she loved to waltz.) It was not, however, her lackluster voice that proved to be the reason of her celebrity, but rather her extraordinary beauty that drove wealthy men to be attracted to her. Walska married six times; first a Russian count who she divorced 1915 because of his drinking and carousing, then briefly

to a New York throat doctor, followed by an even briefer marriage to an industrialist touted by the press as the “richest bachelor in New York.” Walska’s fourth marriage was to Harold McCormick, heir to the International Harvester fortune and a generous supporter of the Chicago Opera Company. That marriage lasted until 1931, and, as had been the pattern with her divorce settlements, left her with additional wealth. A subsequent short, but unhappy marriage in 1938 to an English inventor who claimed to have invented a “death ray” in the 1920s ended when he died from a heart attack in 1941. Shortly thereafter, Walska met and married her sixth and last husband, a yoga instructor 20 years her junior who convinced her to purchase the California estate that she eventually transforrmed into Lotusland. The marriage, despite her search for enlightenment and yoga lessons, did not last, but Walska’s devotion to her garden and horticulture became the all-encompassing purpose of the remaining 43 years of her life. Often describing herself as “the greatest enemy of the average”, Walska imbued Lotusland with an artistic and innovative landscape design, using plants instead of paints for stage settings. Because of their mutual interest in “garden hobbies” and plant collecting, the civil engineer Dunlap and the diva Walska embarked on a great and long-lasting friendship, and in 1966 Dunlap made his first offer to bequeath his cactus collection to Lotusland

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But it would be another three decades, however, before any of Dunlap’s cacti would be donated and installed at the Montecito estate. Post-WWII, Dunlap’s time with the Army Reserves ended, Merritt Sigsbee Dunlap. and he and Dorothy, along with the still-expanding cactus collection, moved to Glendale where he added municipal engineering to his career. By 1977, the Dunlaps decided that rural Fallbrook would be an ideal location for him to tend to his cacti-related hobbies, and they moved the collection once again to a home on a hilly site with acreage enough for planting. For the next twenty years Dunlap, who also had a building contractor services business in the community, maintained detailed inventories and continued as always to add to his maturing cactus garden. In addition, he grew forty semitropical flowering shrubs in addition to orchid cactus, “living stones” cactus and exotic swollen-trunked trees from Madagascar. He also retained his interest in plant life in general, and soon joined the Fallbrook Garden Club, a longtime group which had first formed in 1931. Dunlap served as the club’s president in 19811982, and was selected as its first “Member of the Year” in 1985. While tending his cactus forest over the years, Dunlap had become a birdwatcher. He noted that roadrunners and quail sought refuge in the bases of the cacti from coyotes and snakes, and that house finches and other small song birds nested in cactus’ upper branches. So it was only natural for him to become the garden club’s bird specialist, and he served as the longtime editor of the club’s newsletter “The Garden Chirp”. Although Madame Walska had died in 1984, Dunlap had continued to remain in contact with the Lotusland staff. In the late 1990s when arthritis prevented him from walking up and down the steep slope of his garden, the staff, recognizing the importance of Dunlap’s magnificent collection, assisted him with pruning, weeding and maintaining labels for the cactus garden which then contained 500 cacti of 400 different species. But in 1999, Ruth died, and the 93-year-old Dunlap decided that it was finally time to move his entire cacti collection to Lotusland as he had long ago promised to his old friend. It would be a massive and logistically challenging undertaking to safely move the voluminous collection to a 3/4-acre site set along the eastern edge of the 37-acre botanical garden estate. In 2000 the contents of Dunlap’s greenhouse were moved to Montecito. The next year Lotusland staff began transporting the smallest to largest plants in the collection for several months. Those plants were temporarily established under a shade structure at Lotusland while the Dunlap collection awaited the design of the new garden. Relocating a fully mature columnar cactus covered with sharp spines while keeping every part of the plant intact is no easy task, let alone knowing that the cactus is very rare and difficult to replace.

Mark Holland, owner of Big Trees of California which he operates today with his son, was contracted to move the remaining thirty-one largest cacti. Holland had previously moved big cactus trees for the San Diego Wild Animal Park, but the Dunlap project was by far a more difficult endeavor. “In 35 years of moving thousands of trees and plants, the Dunlap cactus collection was the most technically and logistically challenging of all,” said Holland. “The size, the steep terrain, the fragile plants, and the fact that this man, Mr. Dunlap, spent the better part of his life amassing this wonderful collection of priceless cacti from around the world added to the complexity,” he said. Calculating how to load a group of upright cacti, each with arms wrapped in foam pads and bodies safely crated during excavation to prevent the root balls from getting completely pulverized during transportation, onto the two flatbed trucks was a complicated puzzle. But the long journey to Lotusland fortunately went without mishap. Those prized cacti were also off-loaded at the temporary nursery in wait of the completion of the garden design. The Cactus Garden design was itself daunting. Not only did it need to accommodate geographically-coherent groups and cluster plants from similar climate zones, it had to honor Dunlap’s contribution, be horticulturally sustainable and still be in line with Ma-

dame Walska’s own creative, eccentric vision for Lotusland. A restored 1920s historic fountain, flagstone terraces, 300 tons of large basalt boulders from a Riverside, California quarry, decomposed granite paths and soil mulched with 100 tons of shiny black slate chips from a slate mine near Placerville, California all dramatically complemented the hundreds of Dunlap’s vertical columnar cacti. Lotusland’s new Cactus Garden opened in 2003, and Sigs Dunlap lived long enough to see his legacy completed. In August of 2003, he celebrated his 97th birthday in the new cactus garden, quite proud of how it turned out, marveling at how his sweeping collection was displayed, and likely envisioning the cacti forest it would become today. Just three months later, Dunlap passed away on Nov. 5. He and Dorothy are buried at Fallbrook’s Masonic Cemetery, just a short walk from the hilly site where his wondrous cacti collection flourished. At his memorial service, the request for donations was, of course, that they to go to the Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation. With more than 3,000 plants including cycads, euphorbias and the cacti from the Dunlap collection, Lotusland is among the top botanical garden destinations in the world. It is open to the public from February through November, and reservations are required. To learn more:

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Rusted Repose 150 years later, the historically rich stories behind Fallbrook’s antique farming equipment still crop up


Tom Frew, Fallbrook Historical Society docent and historian examines old farm equipment on display at the historical society’s property. Shane Gibson photo

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xcept for an occasional creak of metal in protest to the breeze, the antique farming equipment outside the Fallbrook Historical Society’s museum has long been silent. Now the stuff of photographers’ dreams, the once-rotating noisy gears have cheerfully rusted into place and the looping drive chains have scattered into orphaned links. The great wheels, cracked and stoically bent under the weight of age and weather, rumble no more, and the resting plows leave the earth beneath them unscathed.

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However, despite the relentless forces of Mother Nature and Father Time, the various pieces of farm equipment on the museum’s property are still an undeniably compelling tribute to American ingenuity and engineering. But it is the reasons for their inventions a century or more ago that mostly remain mysterious, especially in today’s food-convenient 21st century. And that makes the outdoor display, much of it gifted to the museum 50 years ago by the grandson of a Fallbrook pioneer, very intriguing and historically fertile. After all, the Industrial Revolution-era equipment inventions were literally the movers and shakers which lifted labor intensive farming practices dating back to Biblical times into the mechanized present. And that change, beginning roughly in the mid-1830s, was felt throughout the United States, eventually reaching remote, sparsely populated agricultural settlements like Fallbrook. “Most of the antique horse-drawn farming equipment on display on the grounds here came from David White and the FoxWhite property in the 1970s,” said Tom Frew, the Fallbrook Museum’s historian. “Some are from the 1880s when Frederick Fox was farming at his land in Live Oak Canyon, and others were used when Fox’s daughter Frances and her husband H.E. White farmed the property after that,” he said, adding that the Fox home, built in 1894, is believed to be the oldest residential building remaining in Fallbrook today. Including the Fox-White donation, the museum’s collection showcases a 150-year-old farm wagon, a walking steel plow (the 1837 invention of which by a blacksmith named John Deere—yes, that John Deere of the tractor and farm equipment manufacturing company still in business today) which revolutionized soil turning, in addition to various other plows and seed “drillers” planting machinery. In their day, the equipment was absolutely state-of-the-art. In fact, many aspects of the design functions are still incorporated into farming machines today. Added to the display’s antique machinery mix are harrows (spike tooth, spring tooth and disc) which were used to break up and level heavy soil as well as for removal of dead grass and for fertilizing.

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Also attention-worthy are the museum’s two earth-scraping implements, particularly the innovative “Fresno Scraper” which was the granddaddy of modern earth-movers. “The Fresno Scraper was the ‘bulldozer’ of its time,” said Frew. “It provided a revolutionary way to move large amounts of dirt around that had never been done before.” The scraper model in the display was invented in 1882 by James Porteus, a blacksmith in Fresno, California. The first of the scraper prototypes by Porteus, it was then called the Buck Scraper, but is now included with the inventor’s subsequent models of Fresno Scrapers

The wheel of a 150-year-old farm wagon at the Fallbrook Historical Society’s display.

in 1883 and 1885. The Fresno unequivocally transformed the hard labor of land leveling, ditch digging and road and railroad building. It played a role in the construction of the Panama Canal which was completed in 1914, and made possible the early-day irrigation canals, ditches, and level fields, as well as the construction of dams, roads and railroad right-of-ways. Between 1884 and the advent of tractor-drawn scrapers in the 1910s, thousands of horsedrawn ”Fresnos” were used and sold throughout the United States and other countries. It dominated the field for 50 years.

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Although it looks like it could be a raffle ticket drum, the Wizard was a walnut huller used at Fallbrook walnut groves.

The large Fresno Scraper above was custom built by Fallbrook welder Frank McCracken in the 1930s. Shane Gibson photos

The second Fresno Scraper is a larger version and was custom built, according to the historical society’s records, by Fallbrook welder Frank McCracken for a nursery ranch in the 1930s. The museum’s collection also features a single-horse sulky cart which came from the pioneering Gird family and was used to train horses on the family’s Live Oak Canyon acreage. The sulky was also often used, according to Frew, by the Gird ladies in the 1880s to keep the hems of their long skirts from getting soiled when traveling to and from town on the dirt roads. One of the more eye-catching contraptions on the grounds is a “Wizard” walnut huller which has a hopper and a large tumbler that looks somewhat like a raffle ticket drum roller. At one time, Fallbrook had several walnut orchards so when William E. Formway, a garage mechanic and son of an orchardist in San Jose, California, invented the walnut huller in 1939, the equipment was

used in this region. Adding to the visual poignancy of the museum’s display are the old-time rolling fire extinguisher (hoses and all), and a stand alone box-making machine from the Fallbrook Citrus Association Packing House which began operations in 1916. The two machines were rescued when the building which had housed the packing house burnt down in 1990. “The box-making machine created wooden crates for shipping lemons,” said Frew. “What adds a more human connection to the machine is that we know that one man, Ray Peters, operated this machine for fifty years from 1925 to 1975.” Most of the equipment, however, harkens back to a time prior to the end of World War I in 1918 when horsepower literally meant horse power: equines, not engines, were used to pull or power the larger farming implements. And to power the horses, hay was the king of fuel. As farming across the country expanded, the need to more effectively mow, gather, bundle, store and bale hay also grew, but the inventive process came in stages, building upon the use of each previous tool or machine. The story of making hay the old-fashioned way is explained via three equipment pieces in the museum’s collection, beginning with the International Harvester mower.

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First step, cutting the hay: the International Harvester Hay Mower For thousands of years, farmers had been manually cutting hay with sickles or scythes. But it was back-breaking work and usually required a large number of laborers and hired hands to do the harvest. In the early 1800s, inventors in England and America had been tinkering with the idea of horse-drawn reaping and mowing machines, but the equipment was generally crude and attempts to imitate the manual cutting style of harvesting were unsuccessful. However, because cutting hay by horse power allowed farmers to harvest seven to 10 times more than they could by hand, demand continued for the invention of mowers upon which a seated operator could drive his team while adjusting the mower’s cutter bar to various heights above the ground. From the 1830s to the turn of the 20th century, numerous inventors in the United States subsequently developed their own mowers that used various means to cut hay via horizontal sickle bars and sharp “teeth” or blades. A few of the inventors were successful and started their own companies.

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In 1902, the agricultural giant McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. (begun by mechanical reaper inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick, 1809-1884) merged with William Deering of Deering Harvester Co., and other harvesting equipment manufacturers to form the mighty International Harvester Co. By 1911, International Harvester began producing the McCormick-Deering line of horse-drawn mowers like the one, with its fierce-looking, sharp-toothed sickle bar in an upright safety position, that rests on the museum’s property today.

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Step two, gathering all that cut hay: the Dump Rake or the Spring Tooth Hay Rake Once the hay had been mowed, the next step was to gather it up on the ground, another labor-intensive harvesting task. The cut hay was then lifted or manually raked into “windrows”, or long lines of raked hay laid out to dry in the wind before being rolled or baled. This led to inventions of several kinds of horse-drawn rakes, including the one at the museum which is recognizable by its unique feature of long curving comb-like tines. As with the mowers, the seated operator of a hay rake could drive his team and use a lever with his feet, to raise or lower the “rake” of narrow curved tines or “teeth” to gather, then drop the cut hay into windrows. The first dump rakes, later also called spring tooth hay rakes, were used in the late 1860s, and for the next few decades inventors generally continued to follow similar designs, but coming up with slight differences in curvature of the teeth, positions of the rake (front or back) and lever controls. After 1900, side-delivery rake designs gained in popularity over the traditional hay rakes, but tractor technology in the 1940s eventually made those hay rakes unfeasible.

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Step three, bundling it up: the Stationary Hay Press/Hay Baler What happened after the hay was cut, gathered in rows to dry, and then loaded onto farm wagons? One important answer found with the stationary hay press/hay baler in the museum’s exhibit. In the early 1800s farmers typically stored big piles of loose hay in the upper portions (haymows) of their barns or kept the hay outside in haystacks. But storing hay in a barn required a lot of space, and outdoor haystacks were prone to destruction by wind or rain. Early efforts to develop hay compression machines began around that time, but no practical invention arose until the 1850s when the need to transport hay increased with the commerce of shipping goods along rivers and with settlers moving west. Pressing hay into bales made it much easier to transport.

The first hay compression equipment was developed in 1853, but it was a cumbersome machine that produced only five 250-pound bales per hour. In 1881, improvements had been made in the hay presses, but they still required men to operate the press and others to attend to the horses which created power for the baling machine by walking in a circle, pulling a sweep-arm drive. The stationary hay press on display at the A part of a box-making machine from the iconic Fallbrook museum was, it is said, Citrus Association Packing House which began operating towed to the middle of in 1916. Shane Gibson photo a Fallbrook hay field where its four wheels were buried so that the press’ body sat directly into the ground. The harvested hay was brought in via the wagon, and one worker would feed it into the press’ hopper which pushed out the hay as it was funneled and compressed into a rectangular shape inside a wooden crate-like frame. During that process a second worker would set the blocks, poke and tie the wires that held the bale before it came out of the frame and was taken by another worker to be stacked for transport. All the while a farm boy would ride the team of horses as they went around and around the entire day long to power the hay press. It’s certainly likely that, perhaps a century ago, as he dozed off in sheer boredom atop the horses, the boy did not think about the amazing American ingenuity behind earth scrapers and seed drillers and hay mowers and tooth-rakes and lastly the hay balers. Like most of us, he probably just wanted the day to be done.


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andy Vance has evidence of the effectiveness of services provided by Atlas Wildfire Defense Co. The Fallbrook company, a partnership of Vance and his best friend, Kier Ceballos, said that Kier Ceballos, left, and Randy Vance, right. the six homes and two businesses they sprayed in the Lake Tahoe area all survived the disastrous wildfire that was officially contained Oct. 21, 2021. “We’re pleased that none of the eight structures were damaged, when all around them buildings burned,” Vance said. “We were a perfect eight-for-eight with our protection. The California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer scorched more than 346 square miles of the Sierra Nevada, destroying more than 700 homes since it was reported Aug. 14. Atlas Wildfire Defense supports multiple products, but the one Vance was most excited about is a spray called Mighty Fire Breaker. It requires re-spraying every six months. “This product is in the process of procuring a warranty that will cover your home if it burns,” Vance said. At a time when insurance companies are beginning to require an endorsement for wildfire coverage – just like with earthquake or flood insurance – Vance said spraying your property every six months may be a more cost-efficient method for coverage. “This new technology is amazing,” he said. “It really works.”


Vance has first-hand knowledge of the product’s effectiveness through his training and relationship with the North County owner of Mighty Fire Breaker. “Four months ago, we sprayed the California Wolf Center, a sanctuary in Julian,” he said. “We came back with a blow torch to try to burn the dry brush around the fences and buildings, and the brush wouldn’t ignite.” Vance said other spray products use phosphate or ammonia, but Mighty Fire Breaker is plant-based. It’s also EPA certified, he added. While his primary client base is residential in North County, he has clients throughout the state, including wineries in the Napa area. He also has sprayed a local 12-acre citrus grove and other businesses. In addition to spraying homes and businesses, he offers free assessments for other prevention products like vent and gutter covers to prevent fires from embers, sprinkler systems, and more. Even homes built to be fireproof could have problems with fences or porches burning that could create smoke damage, he said. Vance noted that before fire season he still has time to schedule preventive measures. For information, visit or call 760-88-ATLAS.

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hen the world seems chaotic and upside down, connecting with art can be comforting. And that quiet emotional currency between art maker and art lover is what Fallbrook’s art organizations believe will continue to endure despite economic uncertainty and wallet-tightening times. The keys to sustaining interest in the arts, according to officials with the Fallbrook Art Center and the Fallbrook Art Association, both longtime organizations here, are visibility, accessibility and affordability. “We hold seven shows a year so that keeps people informed about the art center and the works of our featured artists,” Mary Perhacs said. Perhacs is the executive director for the Fallbrook Art Center which, in association with the Fallbrook School of the Arts, has been in operation for 25 years. “It also important to recognize that when we were founded as a non-profit organization, our mission was to anchor and revitalize the downtown Fallbrook area through the arts,” Perhacs said. “So over the years Fallbrook has earned great name-recognition as a very unique and charming, low-key place – not too glitzy or slick – to see and buy art, and we don’t expect that to go away.” The Fallbrook Art Center, located at 103 S. Main Avenue, has three galleries to showcase and rotate exhibits featuring various visual fine arts, mixed media and other handcrafted artistic items throughout the year. “What also draws visitors and art buyers and artists to the art center is that we do have more exhibit events than many galleries, and that we are an established place for artists whose works are recognized regionally and nationally as well as locally,” Perhacs said. “We’ve worked hard to be known amongst the art community for that. And you can’t fool artists – they know whether or not their work is going to be exhibited in the best way.” On a positive note, “The Find” store inside the Fallbrook Art Center sells a variety Perhacs said, the of art inspired items created by artisans.

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sales numbers for the center to date in 2022 are well above those from last year. “We sold 14 paintings this year, including one priced at $11,000,” she said, adding that art priced from $5 to $500 has been selling well. The Fallbrook Art Center will continue its practice of showcasing affordably-priced artisan works, particularly in their summer artist guild show and winter holiday show, Perhacs said. As well, its year round gift shop “The Find” includes budgetfriendly handmade original jewelry, artwork made of glass, wood, gourd and fiber, and the always popular art greeting cards. Along with smaller works art, handmade unique jewelry and art greeting cards are affordable crowd pleasers too at the Fallbrook Art Association & Gallery, according gallery director Julie Compton. “A number of the paintings and other fine art pieces at our gallery have sold, but lately the best sellers have been original jewelry pieces like earrings and necklaces,” Compton said, adding that a handcrafted necklace recently exhibited at the gallery went to one happy jewelry wearer for $300. “Instead of paying for a plain gold necklace for that amount, the customer wanted to own an original, one-of-a-kind necklace,” Compton said. “That’s the appeal of artisan jewelry. It’s absolutely unique, and, as art, earrings and other pieces are in the affordable range for people who need to watch their budget, but still love to buy art.” Other popular items exhibited at the Fallbrook Art Association’s gallery are art greeting cards produced by association member artists, and shrink-wrapped, ready to frame prints of the association artists’ works, she added. Also available are what Compton called “artists’ bio books” which tell the particular stories behind individual paintings on exhibit. That’s something that “people find very interesting,” she said. The gallery, which moved to its new location of 300 N. Brandon Rd., Suite 6, in January of this year, features the works of local Fallbrook artists and artists from nearby communities including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, Temecula as well as a few from San Diego. According to Compton, the Fallbrook Art Association stays visible to the art-loving public by having monthly art shows and “Family Art Days” as well as participating in farmers’ markets. The venerable art organization was first organized as a club in 1962, and during the past 50 years has seen its share of national economic booms and busts.

The local art community, however, is still going strong, and will continue to do so even in money-tight situations because of the very nature of artists themselves, Compton, who herself is an artist who creates landscapes with soft pastels, said. “Artists are resilient. Whether creating large paintings or smaller handcrafted jewelry artists are always going to continue making the art they love, even in tough times,” she said. “And artists can be very creative about getting their work displayed, whether that is in galleries or on the walls of restaurants and coffee shops. Or anywhere people gather and can make a connection with the artist’s work.”


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raised in Fallbrook, and now resides in Coronado. Since her childhood, she has been determined and persistent. The eldest of three siblings, she was a leader from the very beginning. “Filmmaking is the first thing I ever wanted to do in life. I was around six when I knew I wanted to make movies,” she shared. As a child, she would produce plays for the family. Scouting out locations, Shannon decided that the family living room would be perfect for the first play that was filmed on her parents’ camcorder, an abbreviated version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. When Shannon was older, about 11 or 12, she moved the film set to the family travel trailer where she and her two siblings, Brittany and Justin, would take turns acting and filming short versions of Gilligan’s Island, I Love Lucy, and Get Smart. In Get Smart, she wore a sleek black wig and played a very convincing Agent 99. What is even more impressive is that she prepared a script, selected costumes, and decorated the set. Her parents were not allowed to help because she wanted the film to be a surprise. “I just gravitated to being a storyteller, it was something I always loved,” she said. “I enjoyed pulling it together – it brought me a lot of joy.” Shannon is grateful to Patty Hornsveld of Fallbrook’s CAST Productions. “Growing up in Fallbrook, and being involved in the Mission Theater, fueled my love for entertaining and storytelling,” Shannon noted. She and her siblings appeared in three Scrooge CAST productions, along with their grandma, Barbara Taylor. In her adult life, Shannon began her segue into acting by appearing in commercials, including car dealerships, restaurants, casinos, and one commercial that was filmed with a famous sports figure. A fairly recent commercial was aired during television coverage of the 2021 Summer Olympics. One of her first live appearances was as an award presenter at the San Diego Film Consortium’s 5th Annual San Diego Film Awards in 2018. In 2019, she was winner of the Emerging Actress

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award at San Diego Film Week. She also has a shared award – Best Ensemble – for a Film Consortium short film, A Perfect Life. Shannon appeared in several Valley View Casino commercials, first as an extra, then in lead roles. “I really enjoyed working with them,” she said. “I get lot of texts about those commercials. People will be watching a football game and I will get a text from them saying they saw me in a commercial.” One day when Shannon wasn’t feeling well, and not at all prepared for visitors, a handyman came to her home to do some work. Even in her disheveled, no makeup state, the handyman recognized her. “I recognize you from the TV,” he said, “You’re

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the Valley View girl!” Her film work includes acting, directing and producing. However, producing has now taken the number one slot. At first, Shannon took unpaid jobs to gain experience, but about three years ago, she made the decision to accept only paid positions. “I needed to put value on myself,” she said. “I worked at unpaid jobs for a while because I needed the experience. If you don’t have experience, no one will hire you.” Ever on the watch for new opportunities, she is grateful for the work that she undertakes. A vibrant person, Shannon adds splash to her films and commercials. She is passionate about her work, whether it is a short-term commercial, or a long-term feature film project. Taking raw material and transforming it into successful films, Shannon approaches each project with enthusiasm. She instinctively knows how to bring stories to life. Shannon’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, is also a valuable asset. The production world opened to Shannon when she was asked to work on a friend’s film project. In addition to being one of the lead actors, she was asked to produce the film. Until that project, Shannon hadn’t thought about producing, however, it made sense because of her experience in event planning. Also, because of her acting experience, she knew how a set worked. “Producing is natural for me because I know how to pull things together,” she explained. “I know how to bring a film to life.” She continued, “It was just like the world opened up to me, and I realized that this was something I was good at – and people would pay me to do this. It is incredible to me that I can make a life out of pulling together these films and telling these stories.” Shannon was a producer and second assistant director for a short indie film, We All Die Alone (2021). The film was selected for the Big Apple Film Festival in New York City, and she flew to New York for the premier. We All Die Alone was also shown in London at the 2022 Crystal Palace International Film Festival. “We have gotten good feedback from these festivals,” Shannon noted. The Flourish (2019) is a short film produced and directed by Shannon, with a script written by her sister, Brittany Taylor. Shannon was heavily involved in all aspects of the project, including the cast hiring, and was thrilled when two of the actors were nominated for Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. The two nominees were Faithe Herman, a regular on the television show, This is Us, and Mark Christopher Lawrence, who has appeared in several television shows and films, including the film, Pursuit of Happyness. “It is really exciting and validating – they are incredible actors – and I am glad that they were recognized for their talent and hard work,” she said. Shannon launched Taylor Way Productions in 2019; and was recently hired as an assistant director for a feature film. This talented filmmaker is following her shimmering rainbow and, although her work is sometimes taxing, it is always satisfying. Shannon eyes the future with several stories brewing in her mind, and someday, might set her sights on Los Angeles, but for now, she is doing just fine in San Diego – entertaining others, and having the time of her life.

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George and Mary making wishes at the Old Granville house. Screenshot from “It’s a Wonderful Life.”


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My observation linking the Granville house t was late 1975 and I was anxiously to the abandoned Ellis Hotel in my hometown anticipating my much deserved two weeks of of Fallbrook began a more than a 45-year long Christmas vacation. Yes, back then most people lingering question. Did the town of Fallbrook still referred to the holiday period as “Christmas have any other links to the classic film “It’s vacation.” Entering the small home I shared with a Wonderful Life” and the fictional town of my wife and three young children, I was greeted Bedford Falls? by the sound of excited laughter. What follows are some of my findings. I will The television was tuned in to what was let you, the reader, decide if my observations obviously an old black and white movie. All deserve consideration. three children attempted to explain the source of their laughter at the same time. My edited Findings version of the explanation goes something like Philip Van Doren Stern wrote a short story this, “People were dancing and the floor opened titled “The Greatest Gift.” Stern was a published up and everyone dove into a swimming pool.” Although their story seemed far-fetched, I and well-respected U.S. Civil War historian who wanted to try his hand at writing fiction. In 1939 squeezed between two of my children who were by Gary Vix the idea for a story came to him while shaving seated on our black Naugahyde sofa and began or in a dream depending on the information watching what I presumed to be a comedy. Looking at the 24-inch tv screen, I recognized James Stewart as source. He fine-tuned his literary effort, and in 1943, attempted George Bailey who was walking down a dark sidewalk singing to have his story published. When no publishing house seemed “Buffalo Gals” with, as I learned later, Donna Reed as Mary interested in printing his fictional story, he self-published, Hatch who was the female lead in the film. These two characters which is fairly common today, but back in the early 1940s selfwere dressed in ill-fitting clothes they found in the locker room publication was a relatively rare occurrence. Stern paid out of after their unplanned dip in the school swimming pool. George his own pocket to have 200 copies of “The Greatest Gift” printed and Mary engaged in some semi-romantic dialog and stopped in with many copies being sent to friends and family as his 1943 front of the old, dilapidated Granville house. Each proceeded to Christmas card. RKO movie studio obtained a copy and liked the story. The make a wish and toss a rock through a window. I immediately yelled, “That looks like the old hotel in Fallbrook!” The studio paid Stern $10,000 for the film rights and proceeded to subsequent commercial break revealed the title of the movie, “... have three screenplays written. Cary Grant was contacted to and now back to our feature film, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’” star in the potential film. He declined the offer. None of the 66

aspect of the film. adaptations would be deemed worthy of “The Greatest Gift” has as its main film production. character George Pratt, as Bailey, and there Oscar winning film director and Fallbrook is also Mary Thatcher, as Hatch, who is resident Frank Capra had his eye on the story George’s wife. The Stern story also mentions and purchased the film rights in 1945 from that George and Mary have two unnamed RKO for the same $10,000 plus he received children and the Pratt family lives in a small, the three screenplay adaptations to boot. also unnamed, town. The parents of George Capra, with the help of two other writers, and Mary are mentioned in the story, also began work on a new screenplay which The Greatest Gift book cover. unnamed. Although not given a name or would later be titled “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Obviously, the Stern short story did not contain enough title, a stout little man with the ability to know all about George material to support a full-length feature film. Here is an important appears in the story. This character from the original story question. How much content from Stern’s short story did Capra becomes Clarence Odboby A-S-2 (Angel, Second Class) in the weave into the fabric of his production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” film. His assignment: save George from ending his life. Then and more importantly, what portions were derived from the Clarence will earn his wings. In the Stern story, there is no Bert or Ernie, no Violet or Mr. Gower, no Uncle Billy or Cousin Tilly. mind and heart of Fallbrook resident Frank Capra? “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the only film that credits Capra The list goes on... “The Greatest Gift” placed George, or Pratt, at the edge of the as the director, producer and screenwriter. Interestingly, the other two primary screenwriters didn’t work well with Capra steel bridge ready to jump into the swirling icy water and end and asked that their names not be listed on the film’s credits. his life. George said, “I’m sick of everything. I’m stuck here in Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, husband and wife team, this mudhole for life, doing the same dull work, day after day...I do appear on the film credits as screenwriters due to a union might as well be fact, I wish I’d never been born.” Capra contractual requirement. The general consensus is that Frank felt this was an insufficient reason to commit suicide. A much Capra formulated the majority of the screen play, which includes more convincing reason for George’s despair and resulting the script. Of course, Capra had ultimate authority over every death wish was devised.

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One of the most hated and evil villains in the history of cinema District, and was president from 1942 until slightly before his was created by Frank Capra, a character so vile that George death in 1947. Frank Capra served on the very same water board would be driven to the edge of that steel bridge ready to jump. from 1952-55. Both the Potter from Fallbrook and the Potter from Henry F. Potter was the name given to the evil and corrupt the movie were well known for completely opposing reasons. Fallbrook has a street named Potter, a school named James E. antagonist. The name Potter does appear in “The Greatest Gift.” George Potter Junior High School and until the facility was sold to the and his brother Harry had been photographed by Potter on local Boys & Girls Club, the gymnasium/auditorium was named Harry’s 16th birthday. It was on the walk home from Potter’s Potter Hall. James E. Potter the man and Henry F. Potter the film villain studio that George rescued his brother from drowning. That is the extent of the mention of the name Potter, a photographer could not have been more different. The Fallbrook Potter was a with no first name or middle initial. Does the name Potter have wonderful man. The Bedford Falls Potter was evil personified. The Fallbrook Potter and the Potter name used in “It’s a a connection to Fallbrook? In 1939, when Capra purchased the 685-acre Red Mountain Wonderful Life” are no mere coincidence. This writer believes Ranch in Fallbrook, he not only became a part-time resident but that Frank Capra used the name of James E. Potter as a model also a rancher and businessman. Fallbrook was the business, for Henry F. Potter. social and educational center of the area. The town had little A credited film role is played by veteran character actor more than 1,000 residents with the surrounding area perhaps Charles Lane. Readers may not recognize his name, but his including another 3,500 inhabitants. face is one that appeared in films, stage and television for more Olives were still a key agricultural crop along with citrus and than 70 years. Lane lived to the ripe old age of 102 and acted avocados. The 1939 advertisement for Red Mountain Ranch into his 90s. claimed when purchased by Capra to have 105 acres of olive Lane appeared in 10 Capra films which prompted Capra to trees, 20.5 acres of lemons and 16 acres of oranges. Only a half write a cherished note that Lane often recalled. “I am sure that acre of planted avocados was listed. Since Capra had everyone has someone that he leans on and uses as a crutch aspirations of moving his family from Los Angeles to whenever stories and scenes threaten to fall apart,” Capra the Fallbrook ranch, the ranch expanded to almost 1,200 wrote. “Well, Charlie, you’ve been my No. 1 crutch.” acres with the purchase of an additional 500 acres In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Lane plays the role in 1943. He investigated community resources, of a relatively minor character by the name of especially the schools. Fallbrook Union Reineman, a real estate salesman who is Potter’s High School had acquired an outstanding rent collector. Although, on screen for only reputation for excellence, especially among a short amount of time, what Reineman said rural high schools. The California Department makes a very important statement in the story. of Education rated Fallbrook as having the best Reineman told Potter that Bailey Park has small school in the state in 1946. “dozens of the prettiest little homes you ever saw The primary reason for the excellence of owned by suckers who used to pay rent to you.” Fallbrook High School was due to the efforts Reinemann said, “Every one of these homes is of James E. Potter. Capra would have known worth twice what it cost the Building and Loan Potter as the superintendent and principal of to build.” He informed his boss that the Baileys the high school where daughter Lulu and son are a force to be reckoned with and concludes his Tom would eventually attend and graduate. scene by saying, “It’s no skin off my nose, but one Potter and Capra were both in the olive of these days this bright young man is going to business, Potter was part-owner of an olive oil ask George Bailey for a job.” George Bailey and company in Fallbrook. Reineman speak their true feelings about Potter James E. Potter also served on the local water right to his face. Fallbrook Olive Oil label includes district board of directors, Fallbrook Public Utility “Produced by Frank Capra - Red Mountain The name Reineman is extremely rare, in fact, Ranch - Fallbrook California.”


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only one in every 1,794,351 people in the U.S. today have the name. Why would Capra create a real estate salesman character in the screenplay of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with such an unusual name? Does the Reineman name have a relationship to Capra, Fallbrook, Red Mountain Ranch and Bedford Falls?” The answer is an unqualified, yes! Three Reineman brothers along with their wives and children called Fallbrook home in the 1920s through the 1960s and beyond. One of the brothers, Lester A. Reineman was a rancher, civil engineer and a Fallbrook resident who dabbled in real estate during the late 1930s, ultimately opening his own real estate business in 1941. Lester was also a field foreman for the Fallbrook Citrus Association and an acknowledged expert in the cultivation, packing, and shipping of all varieties of fruit. Documents located in the archives of the Fallbrook Historical Society indicate that Lester Reineman had interaction with Capra and his Red Mountain Ranch in the 1940s. It is believed that Lester may have facilitated the real estate transaction that resulted in Capra purchasing the 500 acres added to Red Mountain Ranch in 1943. L.A. Reineman lived in Fallbrook, had dealings with Capra and he was a real estate salesman. No additional proof required. Fallbrook’s Lester A. Reineman was the inspiration for Potter’s rent collector Reineman. Capra also utilized some aspects of his own life in the screenplay of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” For example, the name Gower used for the druggist and his pharmacy is the name of the street in Los Angeles where young Frank Capra sold newspapers and a movie studio named Gower Sunset where many films were made. The Stern story mentions that George and Mary have two children. “It’s a Wonderful Life” raised the number of Bailey offspring to four which corresponds with the number of Capra children. George and Mary’s oldest child was born in 1934 and was named Pete after George’s father Peter Bailey. Frank and Lucille’s oldest son was named Frank Capra Jr. named after his father. Frank Jr. was also born in 1934. The Bailey’s next child was Jane, or Janie, who was born in 1935. The Capra’s second child was named John who tragically died at the age of three from complications of a tonsillectomy. John was also born in 1935. Although the dates do not align, the Bailey’s adorable

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Zuzu was born in 1940. The Capra’s daughter Lucille, named after her mother, was always called Lulu, which sounds a lot like Zuzu, and was born 1937. Finally, the youngest Bailey child was little Tommy born in 1941. Thomas, or Tom, was the fourth Capra child who was also born in 1941. Too many similarities to be coincidences. I believe Frank Capra wrote his own children into the “It’s a Wonderful Life” screenplay. Frank Capra even inserted himself into the film possibly as a tribute to, or more likely a tongue-in-cheek jab at fellow director Alfred Hitchcock who often made cameo appearances in his films. The film audience sees Capra in the scene where the Martini family, which is of either Italian or Sicilian heritage – Frank Capra proudly acknowledged his Sicilian roots – is moving from their shack owned by Potter into a brand-new home in Bailey Park. Mary and George are helping the Martini children pile into an old car along with a goat, which seems a little odd since the new Martini home is located in a modern subdivision. “Capra” is the Italian word for goat. The goat (Capra) crowds into the car with the children and stares right at the camera. If only the goat could wink, then we would all be in on the joke. Capra utilized a clever way to make his cameo appearance. Obviously, Frank Capra’s personal life experiences resonated throughout the screenplay of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Why wouldn’t he also rely on his experiences in the only small town he had ever called home and the interactions with people who lived there? The amount of time that the Capra family spent on the Red Mountain Ranch property is not known, however, a written record indicates that Lucille drove Frank from the Fallbrook Ranch to Union Sta- Letterhead L.A. Reineman, Realtor. SOURCEBOOK 2022

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tion in Los Angeles to begin his military service during World War II. The Red Mountain Ranch purchase included an old stately two-story home with “four bedrooms, two baths and steam heat.” The home was very similar in appearance to the homes featured in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” By 1939, the house had seen better days and was demolished in 1952 after the new Capra home was constructed and occupied. Even the name of his fictional town may have a relationship with Fallbrook. Bedford Falls – Fallbrook. Both town names evoke a visual image of cascading water. Perhaps one can even hear the sound of flowing water. The fictional town of Bedford Falls in the film is actually a movie set built on 4.5 acres of the Encino, California RKO studio’s Ranch movie lot. Three onsite film locations used in the film are also in Southern California. The famous dancing scene with the gym floor that opens with the swimming pool below was filmed at Beverly Hills High School. The swim/gym as it is called is still in use today. The new Martini home located in the fictional Bailey Park still exists today and was filmed in LaCañada Flintridge. The railroad station was the Lamanda Park station which was demolished a number of years ago. A few World War II newsreel clips were inserted into the film. The remainder of “It’s a Wonderful Life” was filmed at RKO Studio facilities. The entire production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” was filmed within 100 miles of Fallbrook. Another Fallbrook connection to “It’s a Wonderful Life” was added to the Bedford Falls Encino Ranch movie set. Capra had 20 full grown oak trees planted on the set. The only tree variety mentioned in the original Stern story was a maple tree which George remembered damaging with his car. Maple trees are not native to Southern California so the introduction of oak trees to Bedford Falls is possibly another Fallbrook connection. Hundreds of ancient oaks stood proud with their long branches providing beauty and shade on his Red Mountain Ranch. In fact, the address and access to his home and most of the ranch was Live Oak Park Road. A number of years ago a claim was made by a town in the state of New York that it is the “Real Bedford Falls.” The town has a museum and a festival celebrating everything “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Certainly, Seneca Falls has two undeniable factors that give validity to the real Bedford Falls claim. One, Seneca Falls, like the fictional town of Bedford Falls, is

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located in New York State. And two, snow falls in Seneca Falls. Any other attempts to support the “Real Bedford Falls” claim are questionable, unverifiable and/or so generic that they can be claimed by almost any small U.S. town. For Seneca Falls to be the model used for Frank Capra’s fictional town of Bedford Falls, he would have needed to actually set foot in the town. Neither Capra’s autobiography nor his biography mentions Seneca Falls. Additionally, no interviews, articles, speeches, diaries or correspondence refer to Seneca Falls. The “Real Bedford Falls” supporters rely on the recollection of a town barber who – after the fact – remembered that he had cut Capra’s hair. Capra made a trip to New York City in late 1945 in an attempt to personally convince Jean Arthur to accept the role of Mary in his upcoming production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Arthur was terrific in three of Capra’s films, including the madcap comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” the charming “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” and who can forget her performance in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?” No wonder Capra wanted Jean Arthur to be the female lead alongside Jimmy Stewart who had already accepted the role of George Bailey. Arthur declined the role. It was during this New York trip that Seneca Falls folks believe that Capra made a side trip to Auburn, New York, to visit relatives. The story goes that Capra stopped in Seneca Falls either going to or coming from Auburn to have his haircut. Was he driving a borrowed or rented car, in a taxi, on a bus or a train? No one knows since there is no record of the trip. It defies logic to believe that Capra was in such dire need of a haircut that he would stop in a strange town, locate a barbershop and then have this hair cut by a barber he had never used before. Another claim made that Capra actually visited Seneca Falls involves a plaque on a steel bridge located in the town. The plaque recounts the heroic effort of a local resident who jumped into the water below the bridge in an attempt to save a girl from drowning, only to lose his life in the process. The proponents claiming that Seneca Falls is the “Real Bedford Falls” believe that Capra saw the plaque and used the information as inspiration for George diving into the water to save Clarence from drowning. Since there is no actual proof that Capra ever visited Seneca Falls, a much more plausible reason for the rescue of Clarence scene can be cited. The original story by Sterns holds the true inspiration for George diving into the water to save his guardian angel. George SOURCEBOOK 2022

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saved his brother from drowning in a body of water. Before descending to earth, Angel Joseph tells Clarence, “Something happens here you’ll have to remember later.” That something to remember is George rescuing his brother Harry from drowning. The precedent was established. George rescuing Clarence was more likely the reprise of a pre-established circumstance, not an event derived from a plaque on a bridge. Capra creating a fictional town named Bedford Falls was a brilliant marketing strategy. Bedford Falls, by not being any particular community, became practically any small town in America. Almost every small town has a drugstore, hardware store, movie theater, school, church, etc. In order for an existing

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community to claim the title of the “Real Bedford Falls” requires some concrete and irrefutable evidence. Perhaps Fallbrook cannot claim the title of being the “Actual Bedford Falls” and neither can Seneca Falls claim to be the “Real Bedford Falls.” However, only one of these two small towns can claim that Capra actually lived there. Although lacking a New York state location and snowfall is such a rare event that photos of the white stuff reaching the ground appear as a front page spread in the local newspaper, much of Bedford Falls can be found in the DNA of the village of Fallbrook. Another Capra film which provides fuel for the Bedford Falls – Fallbrook relationship is a true story and a typical Capra format; the triumph of good over evil. The film is titled “The Fallbrook Story” which you can find on YouTube. Capra’s name doesn’t appear anywhere in the film’s credits for obvious reasons. It’s the story of an average guy, a war veteran and his struggle to combat an evil foe. Like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” G.I. Joe Edman, who actually represents the entire community of Fallbrook, is forced to resist the overreach of a Henry F. Potter type villain in the very real United States Attorney General James H. McGrath. AG McGrath filed a suit and claimed that Fallbrook’s water, which the community had been using for around 100 years, actually belonged to the United States government. Fallbrook fought the U.S. government, retained their water rights and won. The simple fact that Capra would create a motion picture titled “The Fallbrook Story” is in itself a testament to the affection and attachment he had to the community and its residents. There is no known Capra film titled “The Seneca Falls Story.” The film begins with none other than award-winning director Cecil B. DeMille providing the introduction. The year 1952 was a time in U.S. history when former Sen. Joe McCarthy led a witch hunt attempting to expose Communist activities, especially in the entertainment industry. Capra could be scrutinized under the magnifying glass held by McCarthy’s committee seeking out un-American Hollywood types. It was well known that Capra was a patriot who loved the United States. However, his films occasionally projected a somewhat negative view of the system by exposing corruption in the political landscape, especially among U.S. government bureaucrats and politicians. In the end, Democracy always prevails and the political system works, especially for the “little guy.” Capra films favored the

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average American instead of the large political machine which was gaining power during the Great Depression. Capra did not vote for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It has been written that Frank Capra didn’t think “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a Christmas film when it was released in 1946. That may be true. However, Capra himself soon realized the Christmas holiday season is when interest in the film and its message had the greatest resonance with viewers. A telephone conversation with Kathy Warner revealed that her family moved to Fallbrook in 1943 when her father, Jim Warner, took on the responsibility of managing his sister Lucille and brother-in-law Frank Capra’s Red Mountain Ranch operation. Jim Warner owned a 14-acre property adjacent to Red Mountain Ranch and continued to manage the Capra’s ranch until it was sold in 1977. Kathy recalls a holiday tradition from the early 1950s. The Capras would invite family members to their Red Mountain Ranch home on Christmas Eve for dinner, then Uncle Frank would screen “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the home theater. The evening would conclude with everyone attending Midnight Mass at the local Catholic church. Back in the 1950s, Capra still owned the film rights to “It’s a Wonderful Life” making the availability of the film to any audience extremely limited. Conclusion Bedford Falls is a fictional town. It is not any particular town and therefore it can be almost any town U.S.A. which is likely exactly the way Capra wanted it. However, Fallbrook, California can claim the fact that Frank Capra lived here and a number of similarities actually exist connecting Fallbrook and Bedford Falls. Fallbrook can at least be considered the “Real West Coast Bedford Falls.” Frank Capra’s Red Mountain Ranch, the Ellis Hotel, James E. Potter, Reineman, real estate salesman, oak trees, his children, the Fallbrook town name and the film “The Fallbrook Story” all point to Fallbrook and its residents having at least some relationship to “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the fictional town of Bedford Falls. Could Fallbrook be a primary inspiration for the actual Bedford Falls? You decide. Thanks to: Tom Frew, Pat Saunders, Fallbrook Historical Society, Kathy Warner, David Bean, Carlin and Linda Yokum, Village Copy Center, Jerry Sayre, and the memories of numerous longtime Fallbrook residents.

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ou all are extremely fortunate to live in such a wonderful community, filled with beauty that is unimaginable unless you see it in person. From the rolling hills to the pristine backcountry, great things are happening in Fallbrook. I wantby Jim Desmond ed to share just a few of those with you. For those who may not know, Fallbrook is located in the unincorporated area, which means I am the lead local government official for Fallbrook (You don’t have a mayor or city council). It’s my goal to be the best servant to the public according to your specific needs. I want to stay out of the way as much as I can, as you know your community the best. However, if you ever need anything, my office can help! The San Luis Rey River Park is coming! For those of you unfamiliar with the park, this is a master plan park which will include two major park sites at each end, and a multi-use trail that will go from I-15 to Oceanside. Last year, we received $24 million at the Board of Supervisors, for the San Luis Rey River Park. The Bonsall Community Park will include two basketball courts, three baseball fields, two tennis courts, four soccer fields, pickleball courts, a tot lot playground, a youth playground, a bike course, a skate park, a dog park, picnic areas open space, shade structures, restrooms, miles of trails, and landscaped areas. This will be a wonderful asset for all of North County to enjoy and I look forward to the ribbon cutting in early 2023. Speaking of parks, progress is being made on the Fallbrook Local Park. The new park is located off E. Fallbrook Street between Morro Road and Golden Road; about one block west of the Fallbrook Community Center and a few blocks east of the downtown core. Last year, the Department of Parks and Recreation acquired the 6.8-acre site, which will include an off-leash dog zone, skate park, basketball courts, pickleball courts, soccer fields and much more! Construction is expected to start this summer, with completion winter 2022/23. Switching gears, we have been extremely fortunate in San Diego County to avoid any major wildfires over the past few years, but we know the risk in this region is constant. That is why we have made major improvements to evacuation routes and pre-fire strategies. Prevention is key, and we recently increased the frequency of defensible space inspections, enhanced pre-fire vegetation management, added new helicopters, and improved pre-fire emergency planning with a greater emphasis on technology and GIS mapping. Also, we have expanded the Heli-Hydrant program. A Heli-Hydrant is a pilot-controlled, remotely activated, 12-foot by a 5-foot deep open tank that is only filled when needed. Heli-Hydrants are similar to an above-ground swimming pool SOURCEBOOK 2022

that can be filled with approximately 5,000 gallons of water in six minutes. It will allow a firefighting helicopter to fill its water tank within a matter of seconds and return to the fire quickly. Finally, Public safety has been and will continue to be my top priority. For any society, safety is imperative, and we are extremely fortunate to live in such a safe community thanks to our brave men and women who protect us. I believe we need to provide law enforcement the tools they need to do their job and work hand in hand in protecting our community. I will always continue to fund our officers, with whatever they need. Those are just a few of the topics I’m focused on for 2022. Fallbrook is a special community in large part because of the many active volunteers who are willing to step up and make a difference. I am grateful for your service and encourage others to get involved. As always, if you need anything, please contact my office, or give us a call at 619-5315555 and I look forward to seeing you out in the community!

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Grove Pilates Teaches

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Grove Pilates Studio & Boutique owner Amy Carpenter. Pilates reformer machines are shown in the background.


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f your spine is inflexible and stiff when you are 30, you are old; and if you’re flexible when you are 60, you are young,” Grove Pilates co-owner Amy Carpenter said. Carpenter, 34, co-owns Grove Pilates with her husband Michael Carpenter, 39. “We used Pilates to train our bodies for sky diving,” Amy said, adding that they have been professional sky divers for 10 years with more than five thousand sky dives. “We trained ourselves for the competition.” “Our last world record was 164 people linked in pre-determined slots,” she said, adding that Pilates helped train them to be in tune with their core, which is their abdomens. They took a break from sky diving to start a family. They have a 3-year-old and Amy is in her third trimester with their second child. “Pilates was originally called ‘controlology,” she explained. “Everything you do every day involves movement, picking up groceries and putting the kid in the car.” “You want to be in control of your body and not at its mercy,” she said. And so, they started Grove Pilates to teach others how do be mindful of their movements. Located at 110 N. Main Avenue in Fallbrook, they have seven instructors, who are “all comprehensive certified.” “Once you begin to move your spine, you’ll see more benefits,” Amy said. “Moving in multiple planned movements and the spine in every direction, you will benefit.” She said Pilates helps you to recognize being mindful of a moment. “We also work with a lot of people who have spinal pathologies,” she said, such as scoliosis. “We work with a lot of seniors.” They teach flexibility classes. “We don’t just work with healthy bodies,” she said. “It’s all about spinal health.” 78

by Karen M. Ossenfort “We literally have a class for whatever you want,” Amy said. “We tailor to beginning students who then work their way up,” she said. Grove Pilates has individual classes with clients. All their classes are reformer based. “We have lots of different class formats ... weight loss, sculpting, toning, circuit training, cardio, stretch and renew. We have reformer classes for beginning to advanced students.” “We change the reformers into bar classes, too,” she said. Pricing is as low as $17.50 per class that can be non-commitment, month-to-month or a package deal that can give you a year to use. Private sessions are $80 down to $50, she said. “We are continuously trying to grow and add new classes every week,” she said. “They are slammed but in a good way.” “Booking out a week before is best,” she encouraged. In addition to Group and individual classes are available for all levels. Courtesy photo the classes, Grove Pilates has a boutique where they sell LuLu Lemon, Alo, and many activewear brands. Accessories such as skin care, sunglasses, yoga mats and hair ties, are also available, Amy said the best way to register is through her website,, and it links registrants to the site where Grove Pilates classes are listed. Classes are every morning and afternoon, seven days a week. It’s open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

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ormer teacher Maryann Collins is now teaching her passion – to help people lose weight, get fit and feel confident in themselves. “I love this. It’s my passion. In this crazy world we have helpful nutrition, health and mindful relationships,” she said. She opened Fallbrook Active Nutrition, 122 W. Ash Street off Main Avenue in the historic Heritage building, after she found success with her customers loving her Herbalife nutrition shakes. She’s been a distributor for eight years. She decided to take it to the next level. Her facility holds daily exercise, Jazzercise, Zumba, Yoga and World of Dance classes. Additionally, she has HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes. “We provide a fit challenge every week,” Collins said. Collins is totally enthusiastic about Herbalife. “Herbalife is the No. 1 nutrition company in the world!’’ she said. Herbalife, she said, has a doctor on board. He signs all of the company’s supplements. She said all supplements are water soluble. She enthused that the company has its own farms in the United States and its products are grown from seed, and are all organic and all GMO-free. “And every product has aloe vera in it,” she said. She testifies to the success of Herbalife in her own life. She has seven children and went from a size 14 to a size 2. She started the business in her home, where she also taught piano. “My client Lorraine, 77, lost 10% body fat and gained 7% muscle in six weeks on the program,” Collins shared. Collins shared that Faro Trupiano of 127 West and Trupiano’s lost his weight on the program. She said Dr. Miller refers patients to her often. Others come in by word of mouth. “Walk-ins for shakes happens every day,” she said.

Fallbrook Active Nutrition offers a variety of exercise classes and they are located at 122 West Ash Street. [Left] A plant based mango and pineapple protein shake (left) and a natural guarana energy drink are two of a wide variety of nutritional drinks offered at Fallbrook Active Nutrition.

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“What’s great about our business, is people can come in and try all our smoothies, without

making a commitment,” she said. The smoothies contain green tea, which burns 100 calories, she said. A whole smoothie is 200 calories and contains 21 vitamins and minerals. Her employee Lori Tanner, who lost 80 pounds on the program, delivers shakes to doctors’ offices and physical therapy offices. The Smoothie Bar offers several flavors, and she said they all start with Herbalife powder and water.

“We’ve been busier than ever and have hundreds of clients,” Collins said. And aside from smoothies the company offers “the Best Skin Care,” she said. ”Skin is the largest organ of the body and it can rejuvenate,” she said, adding that they offer shampoo and conditioner, a collagen product and probiotics. Collins does consulting too, and people are encouraged to call for an appointment. There are classes seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday by appointment. Maryann Collins can be reached at 619-244-6126, or She also rents the facility for events, parties and catered parties.

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y real passion is teaching and being with people,” Sage Yoga Studios’ Reyna Beckler, who left the corporate world to open the studios with her husband, said. “It’s what I do, and I just do it.” Beckler is a 1993 graduate of Fallbrook High School, where she was known as Reyna Velasco. She married Lee Beckler, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant, and they have children involved in the community and schools. “My husband is my partner in everything,” she said. “Sage is a family-owned business.” Beckler has been practicing yoga since 2000. “I’ve been studying it for 22 years and it’s always been a dream to open and own a studio,” she said. Beckler said at Sage Yoga they teach a physical yoga through breaths, movement, body awareness, and that there is “zero” religion involved. Types of yoga classes offered include Power Yoga, Beginning Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Hot Yoga and Relaxing yoga. “When we teach, we connect with breath coming to the present moment; moving and being aware of how a pose feels in our moving. We want to recognize pain and learn methods of working through it with purposeful movements and then being able to hold the pose. Yoga is a mind, body and spiritual practice,” she said. People, Beckler said, come to classes for varied reasons, some want one on one, others want community. “We have classes for everyone, from beginner to advanced,” she said. “And not everyone wants to get fit, some come for the community.” During the COVID-19 shutdowns, Sage Yoga began using Zoom for classes. “Many members missed the community. Some would spend the day together after classes,” Beckler said. The studios are operating with roughly half the classes they had pre-COVID-19. “Even though we went online and outdoors, Reyna Beckler.


we lost 50%, and about 40% have not returned,” Beckler said. “Right now, I think we are moving in the right direction,” she said adding that both the Fallbrook and Bonsall locations are open and offering classes. “We are looking at building it back up. For me, bringing people together and offering a service is for community,” she said. The Beckler children are involved with band and LaCrosse, and she spends her “spare” time being the Band Booster President and Band parent along with transporting the children to their events. Asked how she does it all, Beckler said, “I don’t know; I just practice yoga myself and it keeps me grounded. And I practice gratitude daily. I have a great team. Eighteen instructors and just hired a studio manager. “They come and teach and connect with the students,” she said. “Growth definitely is in our future.” Beckler said that walk-ins are welcome, and people can come to the studios and pick up a class schedule. Sage hosts special events, including meditation workshops, sound healing and Reiki classes. For more information visit the Sage Yoga website online at Students can pick which location they want to sign up at. The Bonsall location is in River Village and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Fallbrook, Sage, which just celebrated eight years, is located at 115 N. Main Avenue and is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sage offers an introduction package, where most students start, for $49 per month, which allows them to take as many classes as they’d like and to check out the different styles of yoga. Beckler said that no membership commitment is required. Some students choose to pay $99 a month as a supporting member. “We try to really get to know our members,” she said. Courtesy photos

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Hiking Guide

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14.5 acres

Engel Family 10.37 acres

Gird Valley Preserve 47.74 acres

Horse Creek Ridge Open Space Preserve 92.95 acres

Karen Tucker at Heller’s Bend 48.55 acres Los Jilgueros 43.5 acres

Monserate Mountain 352.09 acres

Rock Mountain 2-3 trails, 78 acres

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve 4,300 acres

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve 6,925 acres

Dogs Allowed*



.5 mile trail


Brook Road

Riparian habitat

.25 mile


Sumac Road, 1/2 mile off Pala Mesa Drive

Views, plants, flowers, rock outcroppings

2 trails: 1 mile loop, .5 mile out and back

easy/ moderate

Gird Road

Oak woodland, vineyard views, birdwatching

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1.6 mile loop multiple trailheads in Horse Creek Ridge


Connects with Monserate Mountain Preserve near MMP trailhead; Friesian Way & Blue Breton Dr.; Horse Ranch Creek Road & Friesian Way

Coastal sage scrub, birdwatching

2.1 miles


Southwest side of Heller’s Bend Road

Views and riparian forest

1.5 mile loop


Mission Road

Ponds and bird watching

4.37 mile trail, mostly a loop

moderate / difficult

Horse Ranch Creek Road at Stewart Canyon Road

Mountain and ocean views

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1.5 miles


Sandia Creek Drive Must have written permission Contact FLC@

Views, creek, rock outcroppings, wildlife

Must have written permission


Contact for tours

Local flora, fauna and historical points

.6 - 2.2 miles, mulitple trailheads

easy/ moderate

Visitor’s Center, 39400 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta


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Hiking Distance


Preserve & Size

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Hiking Monserate Mountain.

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Preschool playground and Jr. playground

11 mi. north of Fallbrook on DeLuz Murrieta Road


5 miles of hiking trails and intermittent stream; 1926 one-room school house

Don Dussault .75 acre

804 Alturas Road


Trees, play equipment

F.U.E.S.D. Park 1 acre

321 N. Iowa Street


Shade trees and grass

Fallbrook Youth Baseball Ingold Fields 15 acres

2551 Olive Hill Road


5 baseball fields, snack bar

Ingold Community Sports Park 17 acres

2551 Olive Hill Road


2 baseball fields, 2 soccer fields, snack bar, indoor soccer arena; No dogs allowed

Corner of Beech St. and Mission Ave.


Grass play area and walking loop

Corner of Live Oak Park Road and Gird Road


Oaks, year-round streams, gazebo, pavillio, horseshoe pits, exercise course

2746 Reche Road Corner of Gird and Reche Closed Wednesdays


Off-leash dog park located across from the main entrance to Live Oak Park, Open 6 Days/Week

S. Stagecoach Lane near Brook Street


Walkways, arboretum, wildlife sculptures

DeLuz Ecology Center 128 acres

Jackie Heyneman Park .5 acre

Live Oak Park 26 acres

Live Oak Dog Park Palomares House 1.5 acres


Tennis Courts



Corner of Fallbrook St. and Heald Lane

Community Center Park 7 acres

Wheelchair Access


Picnic Tables



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Park & Size

Basketball Court


Ball Fields

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Play Equipment

Ron Montoya photo


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At the Santa Margarita River.



5.8 miles, roundtrip


Sandia Creek Drive just south of Santa Margarita River

Shade of oaks, sycamores, year-round river

1,380 acres

1.29 miles, one way


Rock Mountain Drive, 0.5 mile north of Santa Margarita River

Mostly horses, must cross river

Santa Margarita County Preserve

2.5 miles, one way


De Luz Road, south of Santa Margarita River

Scenic views of river, equestrian staging area

River Loop Trail 1,380 acres

Hill Trail

173 acre

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Now you see me.

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Tom Casey Creates Hope for Age-Related Disease Sufferers by Julie Reeder


hen Rainbow resident Tom Casey’s much beloved mother passed away from Parkinson’s disease in 2001, his family’s grief was furthered by their sense of frustration that nothing of any enduring effectiveness was able to be done to halt her steady decline from vibrancy to involuntary movements, depression and then, with her facial expressions long frozen, her death. Now 20 years later, Tom is the initiator of the first Institutional Review Board approved placebo-controlled study to prove in 205 years that the ‘Shaking Palsy’ James Parkinson described in 1817 can be significantly reversed. Casey explained, “Previous to my study, Parkinson’s was primarily treated using medications targeted ‘at’ the motor dysfunc-

tion that enables the patient to physically perform as best as possible while the disease progresses.” His study is currently undergoing peer-review prior to its publication. He doesn’t believe there has ever been anything preceding his plasma treatment that could provide so much hope to literally 10 million sufferers to safely and simply restore their lives back to a semblance of normalcy. While his present achievement is personally unprecedented in its positive impact, Casey’s path to this point has been filled with amazing accomplishments. Casey entered medicine via the IV business after graduating from the University of Connecticut, becoming McGaw Laborato-

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ries’ product manager (now B. Braun Medical) for IV, wound and urological irrigation, dialysis, pharm ad-mix, and small volume parenterals. He then left McGaw at the age of 26 to co-found the world’s largest compounding pharmacy/home infusion business that came to be known as Caremark. It is now known as CVS Coram. Coram currently administers 20,000 out-of-hospital infusions a month. While Casey’s time at his infusion company was relatively brief, he went on to become involved in the development of the world’s first pulsatile heart-bypass machine and then served as an officer and director of an infection control division of Kema Nobel, Sweden, before spending over 20 years as the CEO and chairman of a public applied intelligence development company whose software was honored by placement in the UCSD Engineering timecapsule (to be opened on the University’s 100th anniversa-

ry). That same company in 1991, became the second highest gaining stock on NASDAQ. Although Casey has been twice nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year and served 10 years as a member of the UCSD Industrial Liaison Committee and a member of the UCSD Chancellor’s Advisory Council, he also found time for Fallbrook. Casey served as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. During his two years as the Chamber’s chairman of Government Affairs Committee, he developed a “Historic Initiative” economic revitalization strategy by authoring, documenting and legislatively passing California’s designation of Historic Route 395. He worked with local jurisdictions to install more than 120 signs along the 395 route in Southern California, including those that guide enthusiasts from San Diego to Riverside, traveling locally through Vista, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Rainbow and Temecula.

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Casey established an alliance with the Fallbrook Historical Society in reaching an unprecedented agreement with the county to create a new classification of historic registrations that included 23 historic sites and buildings in and around Fallbrook, many of which form the core of our Historic Downtown District. Additionally, while serving as the acting chair of a San Diego North Economic Development Council public policy hearing, Casey initiated a Transportation Impact Fee review that resulted in a reduction of the cost to open a new business within the County of San Diego. It was the launch of UCLA’s stem cell research program in 2005 that started his long journey towards addressing Parkinson’s. Unfortunately, after many years of closely following the research to the point of almost establishing a stem cell clinic on the site of the former Santa Ysabel casino, Casey said it became understood that adult stem cells are tissue-specific and can only duplicate themselves, so their usefulness in disease fighting is, at best, limited. Casey said, “At that very moment of abandonment of my stem cell clinic, I read a research paper in May 2014 that turned it all around. It was titled ‘Young Blood Reverses Age-Related Impairments in Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity in Mice’.” He said, “The publication in Nature Medicine pulled together research by Stanford, Harvard and other prestigious institutes in proving what many had often thought about for centuries, that young blood (plasma) may be a fountain of youth.” “In that paper, the researchers revealed that old plasma injected into young subject animals made their cells functionally old and plasma from young donors injected into old subjects made their cells functionally young,” said Casey. “Plasma, the most versatile component of human blood, contains an organically perfected mix of over 10,000 individual proteins, 5,000 different peptides, 1.8 billion exosomes per ml, 50 different gender specific hormones, 45 cytokines, enzymes and minerals.” He continues, “The science of understanding the plasma proteome has advanced so far it is now understood that while we are physically programed to age at very specific stages in our life’s journey starting at 26, then reaching peaks at 34, 60 and 78, our plasma changes profoundly to control that aging to the point that it has now been shown that your age can become identified to an accuracy of within three years simply by reading its present composition, regardless of your size, shape or race.” 90

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He concludes, “By simply infusing plasma from young sex identified donors between the ages of 18 and 25 into the sex and blood-type matched aging (the proteins most strongly associated with age also change significantly with sex), all the cells in their older bodies immediately respond by actively regenerating and restoring lost function, just as they did when young.” Casey states that the benefits have been reported to last as long as two years. Casey’s background in the IV business made him immediately recognize that not only has plasma been in use for 100 years, with the United States currently transfusing approximately 6,500 units per day. “Unlike stem cells,” he adds, “plasma is an FDA approved biologic with an extraordinary history and record of safe use.” The FDA published in 2021 that in 2019 (their most recent data) only one plasma related and completely avoidable fatality occurred out of 2.1 million transfusions. In Nov. 2017, with his knowledge and experience, Casey opened the world’s first and presently only FDA registered and Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), and CLIA fully accredited blood bank that exclusively collects young plasma. While Casey continues to live in Rainbow, his business, Spectrum Plasma, Inc., is located in San Marcos, Texas. His blood bank adjoins the very large campus of Texas State University from which it recruits its volunteer donors. “Spectrum Plasma has now filled prescriptions for hundreds of patients, including supplying young Fresh Frozen Plasma (yFFP®) to the Parkinson’s disease study conducted at the Texas Medical Center: Young plasma infusions significantly improve clinical symptoms and UPDRS scores in patients with Parkinson’s disease,” noted Dian J. Ginsberg M.D., Principle Investigator. The Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) is the most widely applied rating instrument for Parkinson’s disease as it includes 31 items contributing to three subscales: (I) Mentation, Behavior, and Mood; (II) Activities of Daily Living; and (III) Motor Examination. While this success is hopefully the first of many age-related advancements to be supported by Spectrum Plasma, this study, which Casey has dedicated to his mother, Ellen, will always be the dearest to his heart. For more information email Tom Casey at

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“Other medical practices have regular appointments and patients they have to work around. If you have an urgent need, we can take care of you right away.” What type of urgent medical needs would you go to MedPlus for? “If you have a broken bone, a laceration, seasonal illness, work injuries, things like urinary tract infections, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, minor eye injuries, nosebleeds or prescription refills,” Dr. Skeoch said. “We can help you right away. We are comprehensive urgent care with x-ray, EKG, cast material, splinting, nebulizer machine, etc.” Dr. Skeoch is quick to say if you think you are having a major trauma, heart attack or a stroke, it’s important to call 911 immediately and go directly to the hospital. “If someone in our office is presenting serious symptoms, we can help diagnose, stabilize them, and stay with them until the ambulance comes, but if you suspect a heart attack at home, it’s important to call 911,” he said. MedPlus is also staffed with a nurse practitioner, a physician’s assistant, and another doctor who is available when needed. Their daytime hours are currently 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and they are expecting to reopen on the weekends to serve patients as the office continues to return to pre-COVID business levels. Dr. Skeoch explained that Covid affected his business, the same as it did most businesses. “We had to cut hours of operation as half our regular business cus-

[L-R] Graydon W. Skeoch MD, MBA, Owner and Medical Director, Lori Skeoch, Office Manager and wife of Dr. Skeoch (married 1991,) Brittany Pettey, Lead Front/Back Office and X-ray, Jeff Bivens, Operations Manager and Dr. Hector Camacho, Medical Provider.


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tomers decided against being treated because they were afraid of getting Covid,” he said. “They were less likely to seek typical medical care. “We are just starting to see business come back,” he said, and MedPlus also offers same-day telemedicine appointments if patients are more comfortable talking to a doctor or nurse practitioner online. Dr. Skeoch still manages an emergency department outside of Fallbrook and works about six clinical shifts per month in the ER. This experience helps to maintain his ER skills which overlaps with what he sees and treats in his urgent care. In the Skeoch family, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Dr. Skeoch comes from a family of doctors. His father was a doctor who served in WWII. When he returned after the war, he opened his medical practice in San Diego. He passed at 90 years old in 2006. All of Dr. Skeoch’s brothers, like he and his father, are doctors who graduated from Loma Linda University. He has two brothers still practicing medicine, Dr. Gordon Skeoch has a family practice in Temecula while Dr. Dan Skeoch is an orthopedic doctor in northern California.

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All Star Physical Therapy Expands to Aid More by Diane A. Rhodes

Bill Atkins, front, stands with his staff at the Fallbrook location of All Star Physical Therapy. There are currently almost 30 All Star locations. Shane Gibson photos


hen Bill Atkins opened his first physical therapy clinic in 1984, he was eager to serve Fallbrook residents with their needs in overcoming injuries, recovering from surgeries and more. “I outgrew my initial facility and moved several times and added several facilities,” he said. “I added two partners, John Waite PT and Greg Smith PT, who greatly assisted in our expansion.” Since partnering with Occupational Therapist Paul DiMeglio at All Star Physical Therapy in 2015, they have opened many facilities that have been able to provide solutions for patients in several communities. There are currently almost 30 All Star locations in addition to the Fallbrook location at 577 E Elder Street, Ste. I. Atkins, 66, said the most common reason patients seek help is for musculoskeletal injuries such as low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or knee pain from injury or for post-surgery rehabilitation. “We also see patients for balance problems, general weakness and deconditioning problems, fall prevention and TMJ disorders,” he said. “More recently we have acquired a therapist with expertise in pelvic floor dysfunction. We have specialists in hand therapy who are occupational therapists as well as speech therapists.”


Although most of the patients who go to All Star are from physician referrals, California is a direct access state which allows many patients to self-refer and be covered by insurance such as Medicare and private insurance. “HMO referrals come by physicians and require authorization; we also take Worker’s Compensation patients,” Atkins said. “We are fortunate to be contracted with almost every insurance carrier in our area.” Atkins said Waite has been in Murrieta continuously since 1989 and his son Aaron Atkins PT, worked under Waite for several years. Aaron is now director of the newest All Star office on Hancock Ave. in Murrieta. His other son, Andrew Atkins PT, runs their largest office in Temecula on Highway 79. “I feel our newest office in the Hancock location will be very exceptional with an outdoor turf field, plus the ability to treat all forms of physical therapy with a focus on sports medicine, women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction and pain, hand therapy and balance disorders,” Bill Atkins, of Fallbrook, said. Collectively, more than 350 employees see a wide variety of patients in need of physical therapy. He said that while many of the therapists have been with All Star for a long time, the business is constantly adding to the team as they grow. “The biggest challenge of a large company is knowing all the people who work with All Star and being able to connect with them in a personal way,” Atkins said. “We have a mission statement and values that give us a common core belief but knowing everyone in a more personal way is difficult. Technology and virtual meetings have helped connect us, but nothing is as good as a one-on-one meeting.” He explained that physical therapists are certified by the state of California and at a minimum are very highly trained and have to pass a difficult state board exam to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

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“Physical therapists are also required to “We are heavily involved in student take continuing education every year to education and training for multiple stay current in the science and practice of universities in Southern California,” Atkins physical therapy,” he said. said. “Mentoring and clinical advancement Atkins is a Physical Therapist, Orthoof the newest members of our profession pedic Certified Specialist and a Certified is also very important and a focus of our Strength and Conditioning Specialist, who company and the profession as a whole. decided on his career choice in 1976. In colPhysical therapy is an expanding part of lege, he majored in biology and physical the medical model as it is very efficient education. Although he excelled academiand a low-cost alternative to opioids and cally, he had not decided on a profession surgery.” until he discovered physical therapy. He said All Star’s extensive student “I was looking at a magazine and saw inprogram is focused on continuing education jured people and rehabilitation and said that and learning for physical therapists as well All Star Physical Therapy Director Bill Atkins, works with was for me. I really believe it was a direction patient Jim Kressin, at the Fallbrook clinic. as occupational therapists and speech that God put in my mind,” he said. “I initially pathologists. worked as a physical therapist at Fallbrook Hospital in 1981. While “I truly love what I do as I have always been in awe of the funcI was in physical therapy school I worked in different hospitals and tion of the human body and the way we are wonderfully made worked one summer for the Los Angeles Rams football team.” by our Creator,” Atkins said. “Anything that can be done to heal, Nowadays, Atkins is primarily an administrator, serving as the strengthen, improve or restore these bodies is always very fulfillCEO of All Star Physical Therapy. He still sees patients one day ing. I also love the way that learning never stops in our profession a week but spends most of his time managing and building the and the way we organize and build our business.” business. For more information, or call 760-723-2687.

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The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinets, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your backyard growing on a tree

by Sayer Ji, Founder of Pomegranate Found To Prevent Coronary Artery Disease Progression A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis. Mice with a genetic susceptibility towards spontaneous coronary artery blockages were given pomegranate extract via their drinking water for two weeks, beginning at three weeks of age. Despite the fact that pomegranate treatment actually increased cholesterol levels associated with very low density lipoprotein-sized particles, the treatment both reduced the size of the atherosclerotic plaques in the aortic sinus (the dilated opening above the aortic valve) and reduced the proportion of coronary arteries with occlusive atherosclerotic plaques. Remarkably, the researchers also found that pomegranate extract treatment resulted in the following 7 beneficial effects: 1) Reduced levels of oxidative stress 2) Reduced monocytie chemotactic protein-1, a chemical messenger (chemokine) associated with inflammatory processes within the arteries. 3) Reduced lipid accumulation in the heart muscle 4) Reduced macrophage infiltration in the heart muscle 5) Reduced levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and fibrosis in the myocardium 6) Reduced cardiac enlargement 7) Reduced ECG abnormalities How can something as benign and commonplace as a fruit extract reverse so many aspects of coronary artery disease, simultaneously, as evidenced by the study above? The answer may lie in the fact that our ancestors co-evolved with certain foods (fruits in particular) for so long that a lack of adequate quantities of these foods may directly result in deteriorating organ function. Indeed, two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling argued that vitamin C deficiency is a fundamental cause of cardiovascular disease, owing to the fact that our hominid primate ancestors once had year-round access to fruits, and as a result lost the ability to synthesize it. 100

There’s another obvious clue as to how pomegranate may work its artery opening magic. Anyone who has ever tasted pomegranate, or consumed the juice, knows it has a remarkable astringency, giving your mouth and gums that dry, puckering mouth feel. This cleansing sensation is technically caused, as with all astringents, by shrinking and disinfecting your mucous membranes. Anyone who drinks pomegranate juice, or is lucky enough to eat one fresh, can understand why it is so effective at cleansing the circulatory system. Nature certainly planted enough poetic visual clues there for us: its juice looks like blood, and it does resemble a multi-chambered heart, at least when you consider its appearance in comparison to most other fruits. Indeed, your mouth and your arteries are lined with the same cell type: epithelial cells. Together, they make up the epithelium, one of four basic tissue types within animals, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue, and which comprises the interior walls of the entire circulatory system. So, when you feel that amazing cleansing effect in your mouth, this is in fact akin to what your circulatory system – and the epithelium/endothelium lining the inside of your veins and arteries – “feels” as well. The Pomegranate “Artery Cleaning” Clinical Trial Published in Clinical Nutrition in 2004 and titled, “Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation,” Israeli researchers discovered pomegranate, administered in juice form over the course of a year, reversed plaque accumulation in the carotid arteries of patients with severe, though symptomless, carotid artery stenosis (defined as 70-90% blockage in the internal carotid arteries). The study consisted of nineteen patients, 5 women and 14 men, aged 65-75, non-smokers. They were randomized to receive either pomegranate juice or placebo. Ten patients were in the pomegranate juice treatment group and 9 patients that did not consume pomegranate juice were in the control group. Both groups were matched with similar blood lipid and glucose concentrations, blood pressure, and with similar medication regimens which consisted of bloodpressure lowering (e.g. ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, or calcium

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nel blockers) and lipid lowering drugs (e.g. statins). The ten patients in the treatment group group received 8.11 ounces (240 ml) of pomegranate juice per day, for a period of 1 year, and five out of them agreed to continue for up to 3 years. The remarkable results were reported as follows: “The mean intima media thickness the left and right common carotid arteries in severe carotid artery stenosis patients that consumed pomegranate juice for up to 1 year was reduced after 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of pomegranate juice consumption by 13%, 22%, 26% and 35%, respectively, in comparison to baseline values.” You can only imagine what would happen if a pharmaceutical drug was shown to reverse plaque build up in the carotid arteries by 13% in just 3 months! This drug would be lauded the life-saving miracle drug, and not only would be promoted and sold successfully as a multi-billion dollar blockbuster, but discussion would inevitably follow as to why it should be mandated. While these results are impressive, if not altogether groundbreaking for the field of cardiology, they may be even better than revealed in the stated therapeutic outcomes above. When one factors in that the carotid artery stenosis increased 9% within 1 year in the control group, the pomegranate intervention group may have seen even better results than indicated by the measured regression in intima media thickness alone. That is, if we assume that the pomegranate group had received no treatment, the thickening of their carotid arteries would have continued to progress like the control group at a rate of 9% a year, i.e. 18% within 2 years, 27% within 3 years. This could be interpreted to mean that after 3 years of pomegranate treatment, for instance, the thickening of the arteries would have been reduced over 60% beyond what would have occurred had the natural progression of the disease been allowed to continue unabated. 3 Ways How Pomegranate Heals The Cardiovascular System The researchers identified three likely mechanisms of action behind pomegranate’s observed anti-atherosclerotic activity: Antioxidant properties: Subjects receiving pomegranate saw significant reductions in oxidative stress, including decreases in autoantibodies formed against ox-LDL, a form of oxidized low density lipoprotein associated with the pathological process of atherosclerosis. Decreases in oxidative stress were measurable by an increase in the blood serum enzyme paraoxonase 1 (PON1) of up to 91% after 3 years; PON1 is an enzyme whose heightened activity is associated with lower oxidative stress. All of this is highly relevant to the question of pomegranate’s anti-atherosclerotic activity because of something called the lipid peroxidation hypothesis of atherosclerosis, which assumes that it is the quality of the blood lipids (i.e. whether they are oxidized/damaged or not), and not their quantity alone that determine their cardiotoxicity/atherogenicity. Essentially, pomegranate prevents the heart disease promoting effects of oxidative stress. 102

Blood Pressure Lowering Properties: The intervention resulted in significant improvement in blood pressure: the patient’s systolic blood pressure was reduced 7%, 11% ,10%, 10% and 12% after 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of pomegranate consumption, respectively, compared to values obtained before treatment. Pomegranate’s ability to reduce systolic blood pressure indicates it has a healing effect on the endothelium, or the inner lining of the artery which fails to relax fully in heart disease; a condition known as endothelial dysfunction. Plaque Lesion Stabilization: Because two of the ten patients on PJ (after 3 and 12 months) experienced clinical deterioration, carotid surgery was performed and the lesions were analyzed to determine the difference in their composition to those who did not receive pomegranate. The researchers noticed four distinct positive differences in the composition of the pomegranate-treated lesions: 1. Reduced Cholesterol Content: “The cholesterol content in carotid lesions from the two patients that consumed PJ was lower by 58% and 20%, respectively, in comparison to lesions obtained from CAS patients that did not consume PJ (Fig. 3A).” 2. Reduced Lipid Peroxides: “[T]he lipid peroxides content in lesions obtained from the patients after PJ consumption for 3 or 12 months was significantly reduced by 61% or 44%, respectively, as compared to lesions from patients that did not consume PJ (Fig. 3B). 3. Increased Reduced Glutathione Content: “A substantial increase in the lesion reduced glutathione (GSH) content, (GSH is a major cellular antioxidant) by 2.5-fold, was observed after PJ consumption for 3 or 12 months, (Fig. 3C). 4. Reduced LDL Oxidation: “LDL oxidation by lesions derived from the patients after PJ consumption for 3 or 12 months, was significantly (Po0.01) decreased by 43% or 32%, respectively, in comparison to LDL oxidation rates obtained by lesions from CAS patients that did not consume PJ (Fig. 3D).” Essentially these results reveal that not only does pomegranate reduce the lesion size in the carotid arteries, but “the lesion itself may be considered less atherogenic after PJ consumption, as its cholesterol and oxidized lipid content decreased, and since its ability to oxidize LDL was significantly reduced.” This finding is quite revolutionary, as presently, the dangers of carotid artery stenosis are understood primarily through the lesion size and not by assessing for the quality of that lesion. This dovetails with the concept that the sheer quantity of lipoproteins (i.e. “cholesterol”) in the blood can not accurately reveal whether those lipoproteins are actually harmful (atherogenic); rather, if lipoproteins are oxidized (e.g. ox-LDL) they can be harmful (or representative of a more systemic bodily imbalance), whereas non-oxidized low density lipoprotein may be considered entirely benign, if not indispensable for cardiovascular and body wide health. Indeed, in this study the researchers found the pomegranate group had increased levels of triglycerides and very low density lipoprotein, again, underscoring that the anti-atherosclerotic properties likely have more to do with the improved quality of the physiological milieu within which all our lipoproteins operate than the number of them, in and of itself. Finally, it should be pointed out that all the patients in this study were undergoing conventional, drug-based care for cardiovascular disease, e.g. cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering agents. Not only did the pomegranate treatment not appear to interfere with their drugs, making it a suitable complementary/adjunct therapy

Clinical Study: “Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation.” for those on pharmaceuticals, but it should be pointed out that the control group’s condition got progressively worse (e.g. the mean IMT increased 9% within 1 year.) Further Validation of Pomegranate’s Artery-Clearing Properties Pomegranate’s value in cardiovascular health may be quite broad, as evidenced by the following experimentally confirmed properties: Anti-inflammatory: Like many chronic degenerative diseases, inflammation plays a significant role in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis. There are five studies on indicating pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory properties. Blood-Pressure Lowering: Pomegranate juice has natural angiotensin converting enzyme inhibiting properties, and is a nitric oxide enhancer, two well-known pathways for reducing blood pressure. Finally, pomegranate extract rich in punicalagin has been found reduce the adverse effects of perturbed stress on arterial segments exposed to disturbed flow. Anti-Infective: Plaque buildup in the arteries often involves secondary viral and bacterial infection, including hepatitis C and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Pomegranate has a broad range of anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Antioxidant: One of the ways in which blood lipids become heart disease-promoting (atherogenic) is through oxidation. LDL, for instance, may be technically ‘elevated’ but harmless as long as it does not readily oxidize. Pomegranate has been found to reduce the oxidative stress in the blood, as measured by serum paraoxonase levels. One study in mice found this decrease in oxidative stress was associated with 44% reduction in the size of atherosclerotic lesions. Ant-Infective: While it is commonly overlooked, cardiovascular disease, and more particularly atherosclerosis, is connected to infection. Dentists know this, which is why they often prescribe antibiotics following dental work which releases bacteria into systemic circulation. Plaque in the arteries can also harbor viral pathogens. Pomegranate happens to have potent antiviral and antibacterial properties relevant to cardiovascular disease initiation and progression. It has been studied to combat the following infectious organisms: Avian Influenza Poxviruses Candida Salmonella Escherichia Coli SARS Hepatitis B Staphylococcus auerus HIV Vaccinia virus Influenza A Vibrio (Cholera) virus References noted at © July 21, 2020 GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more from GreenMedInfo? Sign up for the newsletter here at


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Authentically a Destination

by Ruth Haferkamp


allbrook has evolved from expansive olive tree orchards in the late 1800s, later emerged into the Avocado Capital of the USA, and in recent years, due to water shortages, numerous elegant wine estates have majestically risen in the four corners of this small town. Fallbrook is a jewel of breathtaking scenic vistas of exquisite foliage and trees adding to the charm of its rolling hills and delightfully curving roads, guiding the visitor to enchanting wine estates, horse ranches, resorts, art galleries, nature trails, shops and much more. I have had the honor and delight of studying at the Cape Wine Academy in Cape Town, South Africa. Then in 2001, I had the great pleasure writing my weekly column published in the

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Temecula Valley News, entitled “Grapevines.” The timing was perfect, as it was the beginning of the truly tremendous growth surge experienced in the Temecula Wine Country. How gratifying and astounding to observe the immense financial investments made by individuals and owners of these grand wine estates. Happily. I have had the feeling of déjà vu, as I interviewed the many Fallbrook area wine estate owners. Their magnificent obsession and love of the land, amazing work ethics and the unique artistic touch to creating fine wines is certainly the magic formula for success. I am so excited and looking forward to watching our own “Charming Fallbrook Wine Destination” grow and expand from strength to strength.


Myrtle Creek Vineyards 1600 Via Vista, Fallbrook | (442) 444-5066


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att and Audrey Sherman are the owners of Myrtle Creek Vineyards. Matt is the winemaker and his wife handles the administration. Matt shared with me that this is a family-run boutique winery making quality, hand-crafted wines in small batches. He said, “Most of our grapes are grown right here in our own vineyard, then picked by hand. Our land has a long history of farming as citrus and avocado orchards. As water became too scarce and expensive to sustain those crops, wine grapes became the ideal solution.” Matt’s passion for wine and a background in horticulture, and his father Bruce who has always had farming in his blood, created the perfect formula for Myrtle Creek Vineyards. The first vines were planted by the two men in August Courtesy photos of 2011 on the grounds of the old family orchards. Myrtle Creek opened its doors in September of 2017. The Sherman’s invite you to “grab a friend” and visit the tasting room, and to attend the many functions held at their wine estate.

Adobe Hill Winery - Opening Summer 2022 40740 Via Ranchitos, Fallbrook | (310) 991-1975 |


dobe Hill Winery is once again a brilliant example of why and how Fallbrook is distinguishing itself as a popular new wine destination. It was such an enthusiastic and exhilarating conversation that I recently had with Gordon Merrick the general manager of Adobe Hill Winery. Just the formula needed to produce the ground work for yet another winery to be added to the proud array of wineries scattered throughout Fallbrook. “Adobe Hill is a family-owned vineyard that is developing a family-run winery in Fallbrook,” Merrick said. “Planting our first Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines in 2017, we were lucky enough to bottle our first vintage in 2021 and anticipate bottling our 2020 vintage and 2019 Reserve Blend later this year.” The winery planted 10 acres of Italian varieties in 2020 and plan on serving all its varieties in the winery in 2022. “We look forward to sharing some of North County’s finest French and Italian varieties in a spectacular parklike setting which enjoys some of the best views San Diego has to offer,’’ Merrick said. Courtesy photos

We, at Adobe Hill Winery, look forward to sharing our new Tasting Room and vineyard with all the Fallbrook community in the coming months. We hope to be opening mid-summer 2022. Please check our progress at

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Romiglio Ridge Winery

Toasted Oak Winery

1651 Scooter Lane, Fallbrook | (435) 640-3206

190 Red Mountain Lane, Fallbrook | (760) 420-3678

omiglio Ridge Winery, a small boutique winery in Fallbrook, is the encore winery for owners Dennis Romankowski and Gina Coccimiglio. After opening and operating Park City, Utah’s first winery in 2012, they moved to the wine growing region in San Diego Courtesy photo California to take their dream to the next level, that of growing their own grapes. The husband and wife and owners of Romiglio Ridge Winery explain that “Romiglio Ridge Winery was born out of a love of living ‘life uncorked.’ “Our lives, and now our two last names have been joined forever in Romiglio Ridge,” the couple said. “We pride ourselves in sharing our winery, vineyards, and love of life with all those who visit us,” they said. “Come taste wine with the winemaker himself for a personal experience. We look forward to having you experience our large dream on a small piece of heaven in Fallbrook, featuring Sunset and Pool Patios.” Romiglio Ridge, a small boutique winery in Fallbrook, California is the encore winery for owners Dennis Romankowski and Gina Coccimiglio.

Tasting Room Open Fri, Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm

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oasted Oak Vineyards and Winery began when Roger and Marcia Flower bought the burned out parcel of land in 2008 and named their future winery after the one surviving tree on the property, a “toasted” oak tree. Nine years later after clearing, planting the vines, and Courtesy photo building the winery, they were able to open their tasting room for business. “All of of our wines are produced from grapes grown in Fallbrook, most from our own vineyard,” Marcia said. “We process the grapes and produce, bottle and label the wine right here in our winery.” Roger’s dream has always been to have a place where he could make his wine from his own grapes. “I didn’t have a true appreciation of the process until I experienced this place, the changing of the seasons in the vineyard, the taste of fresh grape juice on harvest day, and the tempting smells that fill the room on bottling day,” Roger said. “We’ve met so many good people here, some have become friends. We both feel blessed.”

Family owned and operated. Open for tastings Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. Daily bottle sales, picnics welcome.

(760) 420-3678 190 Red Mountain Lane Fallbrook CA 92028

The Vineyard 1924 1924 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook | (760) 651-2182 |


eter Carson shared that his familyowned boutique wine estate, The Vineyard 1924, is all about supporting local, and they enjoy supporting other wine estates and breweries as well. “We have a family festive environment, with live music on the weekends supporting local bands,” Carson said. “In addition, a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks are available on tap, which includes Estate Sangria, our Cabernet blended with our citrus, a White Wine Spritzer - Fallbrook Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and local citrus, Organic Kids Spritzer with sparkling water with citrus, along with alkaline water and local beer.” Two festivities that have now become tradition at The Vineyard 1924 is Christmas entertainment and an extra added touch to the ambiance, a huge selection of Christmas trees are available for purchase. The second is Halloween entertainment with a vast sea of pumpkins available to choose from. “We are passionately embracing, organic regenerative agriculture,” Carson said. “We are incorporating animal, compost, recycling, regenerating, making everything new and better for the kids.” His grapes are grown, processed, bottled and sold on site.

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The Vineyard at 1924 FALLB ROOK , C A The Vineyard 1924 is a boutique wine estate located in Fallbrook, California. The land has been owned and operated by the Carson family since 1959. Today, practicing regenerative agriculture, we’re diving deep into our soil to produce cabernet grapes full of intensity and character. Our earth driven Cabernet Sauvignon is a true testament to our minimalist farming approach. Although our wine is the main attraction we are recognized for our weekly events, live music and vendor pop-ups. Please follow @thevineyard1924 on social for our current lineup.

1924 E Mission Road, Fallbrook CA 92028 | (760) 651-2182 | SOURCEBOOK 2022


Estate d’Iacobelli 2175 Tecalote Dr., Fallbrook | (760) 723-0616 |


state d’Iacobelli, is a family-owned winery with breathtaking views bordering on the southern fairway of the Pala Mesa Golf Resort. It is owned by Dr. Ronei and Lisa Iacobelli. “We began our journey into winemaking in 1998 where we planted our first vineyard in Temecula. Then in 2010, we became a licensed and bonded winery producing a variety of wines from that vineyard,” said Lisa Iacobelli. “In 2013, we purchased the spectacular 15 acres in Fallbrook and began planting exclusively Italian grapes on the property that was a former avocado grove that burnt in the 2009 Rice Canyon fire. Our tasting room was opened in 2014.” Estate d’Iacobelli specializes in producing Italian inspired wines from its Fallbrook vineyard which include such varietals as Premitivo, Sangiovese, Fiano and Trebbiano grapes. “California Grapes with Italian Roots is our tagline and our focus,” said Iacobelli. “We want everyone who visits with us to relax, enjoy our wines and the spectacular views. Last year we added a small menu of Italian antipasto and artisan Pinserella pizza to broaden the Italian experience.” “We encourage our guests to come and be Italian for the day,” said Iacobelli. Courtesy photos

Our Exclusive Wine Club Includes 12-16 Bottles/Year 3 Clubs to Choose From!

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The Family VIP Club Red Wine Club White/Sweet Wine Club

Tasting Room Hours: Fri-Sun: 12-6 Summer/Spring & 12-5 Winter M-Th: by appointment

Members Also Enjoy: • 20% Off Food, Merchandise & Bottles • 25%-30% Off Case Purchases • Quarterly Pick-Up Parties • Two Beautiful Logo Glasses Our beautiful hilltop Mediterranean retreat, nestled on 15 private acres next to our tasting room is available as an event venue.

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Fallbrook Winery 2554 Via Rancheros, Fallbrook | (760) 728-0156 |


allbrook Winery was one of the first pioneers in the now well-established Fallbrook wine region. Fallbrook Winery opened in 1981, in the mid 1990s the winery property was purchased by Rebecca “Pepper” Wood and Ira Gourvitz, replanting the vineyards resulting in the highest quality red and white varietals. The Fallbrook Winery 33degreeN Estate wines derive their unique designation from the latitudinal coordinates that their vineyard rests on. Office Manager Paula Barke, says that each rootstock and corresponding varietal clone (Fallbrook Winery vines) selected for planting was based on precisely the unique climate of North Coast San Diego County. “We are confident that the wines made from our vineyards compare favorably with those from the most well regarded grape growing regions in the world,” she said. “We take great pride in producing quality wines and we would be honored to share them with you. Please stop by for a visit and experience Fallbrook Winery’s selection of 33 Degree Estate wines.” Courtesy photos

Estate grown grapes. Handcrafted varietals. Award-winning wines.

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Beach House Winery 1534 Sleeping Indian Road, Fallbrook | (760) 732-3236 |


each House Winery is a dream come true, situated on the borders of Fallbrook and Oceanside, along the ridgeline of “Sleeping Indian.” The dream began when George and Kim Murray’s passion for making wine grew from its beginnings in 1998 as a hobby. In 2010 they established Beach House Winery, Inc. Arriving at this charming jewel of unique architecture, a tower stands as a pleasant sentry. The winery is surrounded by vineyards and once inside one is engulfed in the tasteful elegance which reflects the passion of the couple’s commitment to creating their finely crafted wines. The top deck patio allows for a relaxed wine tasting experience with 360 degree views of Oceanside, Camp Pendleton and the Pacific Ocean. The couple has over 30 years of winemaking experience and have won several international and commercial winemaking awards. The Murray’s passion is providing fine wines produced with time honored processes to be enjoyed with family and friends. Cheers! Courtesy photos


Monserate Vineyards & Winery 2757 Gird Road, Fallbrook | (760) 268-9625 |


onserate Winery is owned and managed by Jade and Julie Work. Both grew up in Fallbrook and love the small-town country feel. They say the valley has held a special place in their hearts, and they were excited to be part of the former Fallbrook Golf Course repurposing and preservation of 116 acres of beautiful land. The two purchased the property in 2016. As Julie explained, “that is when Monserate Winery became a reality, and the hard work began.” “Fallbrook has one of the most temperate climates anywhere, similar to Tuscany and other Italian regions,” Julie Work said. “For this reason, we feature 15 Italian grape varieties and pay close attention to every detail to make the best wines possible.” The temporary building opened in October 2021 with construction on the new buildings set to begin this year. “Our desire is to be a fun and exquisitely beautiful destination for friends and family to meet and make memories,” the two said. The two say it has been an added blessing to have their sons, Josh, Jake, Joel and Joel’s wife Annie take on responsibilities to help carry out this vision. “With the help of family, an amazing staff and community support we believe Monserate Winery will be a great success,” they said. Courtesy photos



Bonsall Fine Wine & Spirits 5256 S. Mission Rd., #841, Bonsall | (760) 945-4427 |


onsall Fine Wines and Spirits, a high end supplier, was opened by the McInerny family in 2011 and is located in the River Village Plaza. Chris McInerny was raised in Bonsall since the age of five. Growing up in the family wine and spirits business for 15 years and after building a few of his own businesses, a rare opportunity to open a store in his hometown of Bonsall presented itself.

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“I was excited and honored to provide and serve the community I cherish,” McInerny said. “I look forward to evolving the business to accommodate the area with new and developing trends in the industry. As the premier retailer of fine wines and high end spirits in the area, we have access to a wide variety of wines and spirits, and cigars that are sure to have a little bit of something to meet everyone’s tastes.”

Bonsall Fine Wine and Spirits offers the Best Selection of Fine Wines and Hard-to-Find Spirits in the local area. Local Wine, Spirits & Beer Delivery We’ve teamed up with GrubHub to offer same-day alcohol delivery in Fallbrook, Bonsall, and surrounding areas.


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Sblendorio Winery 38973 De Luz Road, Fallbrook | (714) 421-3294 |


he Sblendorio Winery and Vineyard is nestled in De Luz, only a 20-minute scenic drive from the Fallbrook Village center. It all began 20 years ago when Phil and Laura Sblendorio began the enjoyable passion of making their own homemade wines and sharing them with friends and family. Finally in 2013, the Sblendorios, who have been making wine for more than 20 years, officially opened their family-owned boutique winery, with the goal of making small-lot handcrafted wines of distinction that reflect the terroir of the land and individuality of their vineyard sources. Today, Sblendorio Winery produces only vineyard-designated wines from their own De Luz Vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The couple extends a warm welcome to travelers in the delightful De Luz area. “We would like to have you visit as our guests at the Sblendorio Winery,” the couple said.

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We are a boutique winery that produces wines from vineyards of distinction. All our wines are vineyard designated, our Cabernet Sauvignon from De Luz Vineyard.

Come be our guest!


38973 De Luz Road, Fallbrook • • SOURCEBOOK 2022



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“It’s beautiful here,” J.R. Galardi said. “We were looking for Local Organizations • Community Resources some space for our family and nature. We moved from our home in San Clemente most recently, but originally both my and my 418 S. Main Ave. wife’s families are from Colorado and we continue to maintain a Fallbrook home there. In Fallbrook, we were able to buy a home with some land with avocado trees, and we aren’t on top of our neighbors. In San Clemente, each home is on top of the other. You could literally look out your window and see into your neighbor’s home. We just needed some space. You couldn’t find space there like we have now.” In February 2022, Galardi, who is the youngest sibling, was appointed as CEO of Wienerschnitzel. The title was added to his position as company president which he held since 2017. Putting the needs of my clients first is the approach I In his expanded role, Galardi oversees all Galardi Group believe in. I’ll work with you to find the right financial the needs of my clients first is the approach I believe in. I’ll wo Inc. concepts, including Wienerschnitzel, Tastee Freez, and Putting solutions help youto plan foryou yourplan unique goals. And goals. And tog financialto solutions help for your unique Hamburger Stand. Having grown up with the brand, he brings righttogether, we’ll track your progress over time, adjusting your get you w over time, adjusting your plan along the way to help two decades of unique insight and experience to the role. His first progress plan along the way to help get you where you want to go. Putting the needs of my clients first is the approach I believe in job with Wienerschnitzel was as a janitor, and over the years he 414 S goals. Main St Deborah E. Haydis, right financial solutions to help you planCFP® for your unique has touched nearly every facet of the business, from the fry station Fallbrook, CA 9 Financial Advisor progress over time, adjusting your plan along the way to help ge and drive-thru window to marketing, operations, community deborah.e.hayd relations, and business development. Financial Wellness Advisors ameripriseadvi 414 S E. you Haydis, CFP® A financial advisory practice of find Putting theon needs of mylegacy clients first is the approach I believe in. I’llDeborah work with to thedeborah.e.hayd It’s not just a job, Galardi said. He’s carrying the family Fallbro Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC CA Insurance # Financial Advisor right financial solutions to help you plan for your unique goals. And together, we’ll track your of his father, John Galardi, who founded Wienerschnitzel in 1961 debor AR license #27 760.723.2693 progress California. over time, At adjusting get you where you want to go. with a single hot dog stand in Wilmington, the ageyour plan along the way to help Financial Wellness Advisors amerip A financial advisory practice of debor of 19 with just a few dollars in his pocket, John Galardi took a bus 414 S Main St Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC CA Ins Deborah E. Haydis, CFP® from Missouri to California. He walked the streets looking for a Fallbrook, CA 92028 AR lice Financial Advisor 760.723.2693 job and landed one at Taco Tia in Wilmington, near Los Angeles. He worked with Mary Bell at the taco stand and grew to loveFinancial the Wellness Advisors financial advisory practice of deborah.e.haydis | No Financial Insured Institution Guarantee | May Lose Value business so much he wanted to start his own. He did not wantANot to Federally Ameriprise Financial Planner Services,Board LLC of Standards CA Insurance #0672023 Certified Financial Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CE compete with his friends the Bells – yes, eventually Taco Bell – so AR license PLANNER™ and CFP (with plaque design) in the#2725346 U.S. 760.723.2693 Galardi started his own hot dog stand. Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Se Federally Insured | No Financial Institution Guarantee | May Lose Value Today, Wienerschnitzel is the world’s largest hot dog investmentNot adviser. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards the certification marks C Certifi ed Financial Planner of Standards Inc. ownsInc. the owns certification marks © 2021 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Board All rights reserved. chain. Based in Irvine, Galardi Group franchises nearly 350 CFRP®, CERTIFIED and CFP plaque design) in the U.S. PLANNER™ and FINANCIAL CFP (with PLANNER™ plaque design) in (with the U.S. Wienerschnitzel restaurants in 10 states. It serves more than 120 Investment products andand services are made available throughthrough Ameriprise Investmentadvisory advisory products services are made available Ameriprise Fin Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser. million hot dogs annually. investment adviser.


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“I’m honored to continue my father’s legacy and have the opportunity to build upon the brand he created over 60 years ago in addition to the extended portfolio of concepts he believed in,” Galardi said. “We say this is a family business, but that isn’t defined by name or relation. Today it’s also an unwavering commitment to our extended family of franchise partners in providing them with the tools to thrive while also delivering a consistently enjoyable experience to our loyal guests.” “He was instrumental in driving double-digit increases, growing digital sales by more than 400%, and establishing the company’s

international division,” his mother Cindy Galardi Culpepper said about his time as company president, before he was promoted to CEO. “Same-store sales increased 42%, and digital sales grew 400% while all areas of service improved significantly.” Galardi said he is excited to expand the brands into untapped territories and has signed new franchise area agreements throughout the South and Northwest. He is also spearheading the creation of Wienerschnitzel’s International Division to expand trademarks outside the United States. Another hallmark of Galardi’s tenure, Wienerschnitzel successfully lowered the

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average age of its customer base while maintaining the loyalty of its legacy guests. Through engaging brand partnerships, innovative marketing initiatives, and guest-friendly digital upgrades, Galardi turned the more than 60-year-old brand into one with multigenerational appeal. “Today, Wienerschnitzel is a nostalgic and iconic restaurant where guests continue to pass down their love of the brand’s legendary hot dogs, chili dogs, and corn dogs to their children and children’s children,” Galardi said. “New memories will be made, and traditions will live on as Wienerschnitzel evolves to meet the changing demand of today’s consumer while staying true to what made the brand a household name more than six decades ago.” Galardi’s mother Cindy Galardi Culpepper was formerly the CEO and is currently the executive chairperson. “J.R. is a passionate visionary whose innovative ideas have already proven successful in bringing Galardi Group and our concepts into the future,” Galardi Culpepper said. “He’s extremely forward-thinking when it comes to strategizing for what’s next, but also has the self-assurance and determination to see his ideas through to the end. I have every confidence he will uphold his father’s vision to instill Wienerschnitzel’s place in the heart and minds of generations to come.” As CEO, J.R. Galardi has his sights set on opening Wienerschnitzel locations outside the U.S. before year’s end. He said he also plans to embrace new industry disruptors like virtual kitchens, product licensing and other nontraditional ways of serving its popular menu creations both domestically and abroad. Along with focusing on the profitability of all brands, Galardi is expanding efforts under Wienerschnitzel’s “Serving food to serve others” mission to provide even more resources and financial aid to for-cause organizations primarily benefiting children in need and the homeless. To learn more about the brand and the benefits of owning a Wienerschnitzel franchise, visit


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s owners/managers of Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary, brothers Steve and Scott McGargill are used to working with families who have funeral decisions to make. It’s an emotional time and they, along with their staff, are sensitive to the needs of families. “I feel we’re a comforting place, dealing with the uncomfortable situation of dealing with losing a loved one,” said Steve McGargill, the older brother. “We aren’t bereavement counselors, we can offer referrals for that need, but we treat people with compassion.” When you enter the lobby area there is a peaceful feeling with friendly framed photos including one of the building from sometime in the middle of the previous century. There is also a chapel for memorial services, though many clients choose another venue such as a local church. Steve McGargill said the entire staff of six full-time and three part-time employees take care in providing answers during a stressful time. “Our goal is to serve every family as if they were our own family,” he said, “honoring and respecting those who die is also taking care of those who live. Our goal is to produce five-star service for the families we serve for many years to come.” Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary is a family business, with the brothers sharing management responsibilities. Their parents are also part-owners. They purchased the business in December 2001, so they are beginning their 21st year of ownership. Since it was an essential service, they didn’t close during the pandemic. The number of deaths increased, but there were no memorial services. Steve McGargill said that December 2021 and January 2022 were their most busy months. Pre-need planning is an important aspect of the business. By anticipating their customers’ needs, he said they can provide a service personalized for each one of them. The staff is ready to help

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residents now and in the future with their funeral arrangements from start to finish. While some people may not want to think about the end of their lives, for those who like to plan ahead the McGargills and their staff can help with the planning of all aspects of one’s future funeral and burial needs. About a third of their customers preplan their end of life services, according to Steve McGargill. Most of the people who preplan are above the age of 60, but it is never too early to make those arrangements. Steve McGargill said that one of the reasons for preplanning funeral and burial arrangements is that “it allows you, yourself, the opportunity to determine exactly what type of final disposition you want. It allows you to put it down in writing, and pre-pay for your arrangements, so there are no questions as to your final wishes. “Probably the most important reason people want to preplan, is that they want to save their children or family the burden of trying to make these decisions and pay for it at the time.” Many people find it difficult to handle the details of a loved one’s funeral and burial, even with the help of a caring funeral director, so planning ahead can lessen the stress for everyone involved. The McGargills offer many options for those people

who want to work out the details to their own satisfaction before they die and be assured that their arrangements will be carried out as they planned. “People can come in and get all of their plans, no matter how simple or detailed, written down on paper, without prepaying anything at all,” Scott McGargill said. “They can come in and prepay for just a portion of the arrangements now, with the balance being due upon death, from their family. Or they can pay for everything in full. Whatever they wish to do, we will try to accommodate them.” The process can also be started by filling out a form on their website,, where more information can be found. The mortuary can also handle the submission of an obituary to local papers as well as all options pertaining to military veterans including paperwork with the Veterans Affairs, setting up military honors and burial at a national cemetery. They will also help with applying for any applicable government reimbursements for veterans. Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary is located at 333 N. Vine St. For more information, call (760) 728-1689, email berrybellhall@, or visit

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7 Decades In The Making,

New Fallbrook Water Treatment Plant Opens Dignitaries cut a ribbon signifying the completion of the FPUD Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project construction, Nov. 9, 2021. Shane Gibson photos


ulminating one of the longest-running federal lawsuits in San Diego County history, on Nov. 9, the Fallbrook Public Utility District christened its new $60 million water treatment plant, which will purify millions of gallons of water from the Santa Margarita River every year and deliver it to the residents of Fallbrook. “Finally, the people of Fallbrook will be able to benefit from this abundant nearby water supply, which will provide our district with half of its water needs and reduce our reliance on



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by Fallbrook Public Utility District expensive imported water,” said Jack Bebee, general manager of FPUD. “This took a lot of hard work by so many people from both our district and Camp Pendleton, and I’m very grateful that we were able to come together to make this happen,” said Jennifer DeMeo, FPUD board president. “Having local, more affordable water is critical,” said Brigadier General Jason Woodworth, commanding general for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “Both Fallbrook and Camp Camp Pendleton’s commanding officer, Pendleton rely heavily on the Brigadier General Jason Woodworth, water that Santa Margarita River speaks on behalf of the neighboring Marine provides. Luckily, through these base during the celebration of Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project 68 years we were able to work completion. Both Fallbrook and Camp together and come up with Pendleton will share water from the new the best possible solution to treatment plant in Fallbrook. effectively manage this vital shared natural resource. Through the CUP agreement we will continue to work together for many years ahead with that same goal in mind.” The new treatment plant is part of the Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project, a joint effort of FPUD and Camp Pendleton. Through the project, water from the Santa Margarita River will be diverted into underground ponds and then pumped to treatment facilities on Camp Pendleton and in Fallbrook where it will be treated and used on base and in Fallbrook. In 1951, the United States government, on behalf of Camp Pendleton, filed suit against Fallbrook over water rights to the Santa Margarita River, which flows 40 miles from southwestern Riverside County into the Pacific Ocean. The courts originally sided with Camp Pendleton; however, a modified agreement directed Camp Pendleton and Fallbrook to work together on a solution. In the 1960s, Camp Pendleton and Fallbrook proposed the Two Dam Project, which involved damming the river in two locations. To store the water, Fallbrook acquired nearly 1,384 acres on which

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to build a reservoir. However, due to a number of environmental issues, the project never materialized. Years later, Camp Pendleton and Fallbrook conceived the Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project to capture river water underground, pipe it to new treatment facilities and deliver it for use on the base and for Fallbrook customers. In 2019, after decades of litigation, settlement talks and other delays, a federal judge approved the project, which resolved the 1951 lawsuit. As for those 1,384 acres, they have become a popular recreational area over the years for hiking and horseback-riding, and through a recent agreement between Fallbrook and the Wildlands Conservancy, the property will be permanently preserved as open space and available for continued recreational use. By using water from the Santa Margarita River and cutting back on imported water purchases, the district will have a local source of water that is not subject to other agencies’ cost increases. Funding for the project comes from a low-interest, state revolving loan at 1.8% for 20 years. Construction of the project was awarded to JR Filanc Construction Co., which was able to finish the project on schedule – something of a marvel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fallbrook plant is the final component of the project. Camp Pendleton has completed its part, which cost $47 million. The dedication event held Nov. 9, 2021 was attended by more than 130 people; it included lunch from Rosa’s Mexican Café. The lunch, giveaway bags and the set-up (tent, tables, chairs, decorations, etc.) was all paid for by the project builders Filanc and Alberici, and design engineer IEC. SOURCEBOOK 2022

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Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson, A.P.C. Attorneys for the People


ith 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 Fallbrok 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 126

Attorneys Robert W. Jackson, left, and Federico Lathrop.

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.” COVID-19 put all civil cases in the state of California on hold for the past year and all jury trials were continued or postponed. Despite the challenge of no jury trials locally, Jackson has stayed busy with cases throughout many western states. “The safety, security and health of my clients and my employees is absolutely critical to me,” he said. Jackson said San Diego County jury trials may resume in mid-summer and his office will prioritize their backlogged cases on a critical need basis and then chronologically. “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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Grimard & Associates 760-945-0777 5256 S. Mission Rd., #104, Bonsall CA 92003


Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary 760-685-3533 230 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook CA 92028 Rick Williams Dog Training 760-728-1292 Udder Feed Store 951-303-6936 6236 Camino Del Rey, Bonsall, CA 92003


Michael Perdue 760-930-9668 5256 S. Mission Rd., #100, Bonsall CA 92003


Pacific Western Bank 760-639-2000 5256 S Mission Rd., #1001, Bonsall CA 92003 Rigel Payments 844-857-2956 5256 S. Mission Rd., # 801, Bonsall, CA 92003


Wave on Wave Salon 701-527-7510 5256 S. Mission Rd, #705, Bonsall, CA 92003


Bonsall Chamber of Commerce 760-630-19338 5256 S. Mission Rd., #311, Bonsall CA 92003 Bonsall Rotary Club 760-468-3438 Bonsall Woman’s Club P.O. Box 545, Bonsall CA 92003 Fallbrook Garden Club 714-222-3518 128

Fallbrook Senior Center 760-728-4498 399 Heald Lane, Fallbrook CA 92028 REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program 760-731-9168 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook CA 92028 Republican Women of California 760-723-1954


Bonsall Dentist 760-630-5500 5256 S. Mission Rd., #1101, Bonsall CA 92003 Dr. Daniel Flores, DDS, MS 760-728-1182 210 E. Fig St., Fallbrook CA 92028 SicatHSU Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 760-385-3053 5256 S Mission Rd, STE 1103, Bonsall, CA 92003


Bonsall Dry Cleaners 760-732-3430 5256 S. Mission Rd., #1004, Bonsall CA 92003


Bonsall Unified School District 760-305-5200 X1001 31505 Old River Road, Bonsall CA 92003 D’Vine Path 949-233-6515 4735 Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook CA 92028


Foundation for Senior Care 760-723-7570 135 S Mission Rd., Fallbrook CA 92028

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Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary 760-728-1689 333 N. Vine St., Fallbrook, CA 92028

GOLF/RESORT: Vista Valley Country Club 760-842-6567 29354 Vista Valley Dr., Vista CA 92084


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Bonsall Design Studio/Terra Sol Shop 619-630-6007 5256 S. Mission Rd., #901, Bonsall, CA 92003 The Rusted Bucket 760-468-3347


Fallbrook Window Washing Company 760-728-8116


Temecula Valley Hospital 951-331-2220 31700 Temecula Parkway, Temecula CA 92592


Hatter, Williams & Purdy Insurance Karen Estes 760-468-4244 43446 Business Park Dr., Temecula CA 92590 PJA Insurance Services – Peter Alexakis 760-262-0022 5256 S Mission Rd., #306, Bonsall CA 92003

San Diego Gas & Electric 858-650-6121 8330 Century Park Ct, CP31D, San Diego CA 92123 San Diego County Water Authority 858-522-6600 4677 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123


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Honey Boutique 760-536-3868 5256 S. Mission Rd, #704, Bonsall, CA 92003 The French Cowgirl 760-536-3719 5256 S. Mission Rd. Ste.206, Bonsall, CA. 92003


Michael Faelin Independent Energy Expert 760-330-3737


Avo Aesthetics Med Spa 760-758-0310 5256 S. Mission Rd., #101, Bonsall, CA 92003


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Hueftle Farms Vineyard 760-845-2988 4582 Valle Del Sol, Bonsall CA 92003


Bonsall Fine Wine & Spirits 760-945-4427 5256 S. Mission Rd., #841, Bonsall CA 92003


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is affordable and effective because people like doing business with people they know. So the more people you know – and the more people who know what business you’re in – the more potential customers and referral sources you have. Our Mission Statement: Bridging Business Opportunity with Community Growth, is bringing the local community and the businesses together and building a better community for all of us. Call 760-630-1933 to join! • Regular Partnership - $165 • Home Based Business Partnership - $105 • Non-Profit/School/Individual Partnership - $50


Nonprofit Organizations & SERVICE CLUBS

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Arts CAST and Mission Theater 200 N. Main St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 731-2278 Fallbrook Art Association 300 N. Brandon Road, Suite 6 Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 645-0491 Fallbrook Art Center 103 S. Main St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1414 Fallbrook Chorale P.O. Box 2474 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 390-9726


Fallbrook Music Society P.O. Box 340 Fallbrook, CA 92088 131 W. Beech St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 451-8644 Fallbrook School of the Arts 310 E. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-6383

Businesses Bonsall Chamber of Commerce 5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 311 Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 630-1933

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

Educational Bonsall Education Foundation 5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 703 #606 Bonsall, CA 92008 California Retired Teachers Association, Avocado Division 81 Fallbrook Headstart MAAC Project (Full Day) 901 Alturas Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 731-2062

Fallbrook Headstart MAAC Project (Half Day) 401 W. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook, CA 92029 (760) 723-4189 Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego County (760) 445-1465

Environment Fallbrook Beautification Alliance P.O. Box 434 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Land Conservancy 1815 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-0889

Live Oak Park Coalition P.O. Box 2974 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Trails Council PO Box 316 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Health The “Club” Adult Day Care 320 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-0890 Fallbrook Regional Health District 138 S. Brandon Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 731-9187 Hope Clinic for Women 125 E. Hawthorne St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-4105 PO Box 1588 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Foundation for Senior Care 135 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7570 PO. Box 2155 Fallbrook CA 92088 North County Lifeline 200 Michigan Avenue Vista, CA 92084 (760) 726-4900 REINS 4461 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 731-9168


Hobbies Fallbrook Adult Softball League (760) 201-6667 Fallbrook Amateur Radio Fallbrook Camera Club (760) 728-1288 Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society 123 W. Alvarado St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1130 Fallbrook Quilt Guild PO. Box 1704 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Vintage Car Club PO. Box 714 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Local/Government /Political ARC - Association for the Rainbow Community 5307 Fifth St. Rainbow, CA 92028 Bonsall Community Center Association 31505 Old River Road Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 631-5200 Fallbrook Community Planning Group (760) 715-3359 Fallbrook Democratic Club 331 E. Elder St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 895-1778

Fallbrook Republican Women Federated PO. Box 1328 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Village Association 431 S. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-8384

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FPUD 990 E. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1125 Morro Hills Community Services District PO. Box 161 Fallbrook, CA 92088-0161 (760) 723-3642

Steven Smith photo

Rainbow Municipal Water District 3707 Old Highway 395 Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1178

Military Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924 Women’s Auxiliary Men’s Auxiliary 1175 Old Stage Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-8784

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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 Shirley Poole photo


Fallbrook Woman’s Club 238 W. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1758 P.O. Box 208 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Hidden Treasures Thrift Store 913 S. Main St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-2800

Ron Montoya photo

Fallbrook Senior Softball (760) 751-8389

Care Van Free transportation for seniors and the disabled (760) 723-7570

Foundation for Senior Care 135 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7570 P.O. Box 2155 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Christians Praying for Revival

Service Angel Shop; Angel Society of Fallbrook 1002 S. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-6513 Bonsall Rotary Club P.O. Box 934 Bonsall, CA 92003 Bonsall Woman’s Club P.O. Box 545 Bonsall, CA 92003 Bottom Shelf/Friends of the Fallbrook Library 124 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 451-9606

Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary 232 W. Aviation Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 685-3533 Fallbrook Community Center 341 Heald Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1671 Fallbrook Food Pantry 140 N. Brandon Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-7608

Legacy, The Community Foundation 5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 1210 Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 941-8646 Rotary Club of Fallbrook PO. Box 1227 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 694-8688 St. John’s Thrift Shop 1075 S. Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-9520 St. Peter Thrift Store 520 S. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-7012

Special Interest Cairn Terrier Club of Southern California (760) 728-7133 California Macadamia Society P.O. Box 1298 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Community Learning Center Computer Classes and Open Lab (760) 723-7570 Daughters of the British Empire Daughters of Norway Hulda Garborg Lodge No. 49 (760) 468-7406 Fallbrook Alumni Association Fallbrook Garden Club P.O. Box 1702 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Historical Society P.O. Box 1375 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 723-4125

Fallbrook Masonic Lodge No. 317 203 Rocky Crest Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7830 Fallbrook Village Rotary P.O. Box 2186 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 731-7321 fallbrookvillagerotary​ Karen Portner photo


Fallbrook Newcomers Club P.O. Box 1392 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Riders Club 1627 S. Stagecoach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 Fallbrook Running & Walking Club (760) 689-8800 Palm Society of Southern California (714) 529-3150 Rainbow Valley Grange (760) 468-7406

Barbara Bella photo

Mom Life (760) 941-1430

Rally for Children P.O. Box 2575 Fallbrook, CA 92088

Palomar Family Counseling 1002 E. Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 731-3235

Support Services


Al-Anon Family Groups, AI-ATeen (800) 690-2666

Boys and Girls Club of North County 445 E. Ivy St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-5871

Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233 Grief Support Group (Silvergate - where meetings are) (760) 728-8880

Fallbrook Pop Warner P.O. Box 1866 Fallbrook, CA 92088 Fallbrook Youth Baseball 324 Elm Tree Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028

Donna Hall photo

Fallbrook Youth Soccer P.O. Box 271 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 529-0909 Girl Scouts of San Diego Imperial Council (800) 643-4798

Jose Camacho photo



VFW Post 1924 Honored with 2 Awards

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he members of Charles E. Swisher VFW Post 1924 have been recognized by both the VFW National Organization and the VFW Department of California for their work during the 2020-2021 VFW year. The Post earned All-American honors for

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 St, Fallbrook

Open 10am-2pm – Closed Fridays & Sundays Contact us at 760-728-7012 for donation pickups of furniture


the first time ever from the national organization as well as AllState honors for the second time (2016-2017) ever from the VFW Department of California. “Every year the National and State Commanders put out the criteria to attain these prestigious awards,” said Post Commander Chris Ingraham. The criteria established is to award Posts that are well rounded in all the programs and services the VFW organization offers, some of the criteria is the same for both awards but other criteria are different based on the National and State Commanders’ priorities for that year. “Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of Post 1924 chipped in when asked and helped accomplish what needed to be done,” said Ingraham. The All-American distinction is the highest honor a Post can attain at the national level; the All-State distinction is the highest honor a Post can attain at the State level. “It is rare for a Post to attain both in the same year, but with dedicated members and a willingness to serve it can be done as we proved,” said Ingraham. As an all-volunteer organization it takes hard work and a dedication to serve fellow Veterans, the Active-Duty Military and the communities the VFW Post resides in. “Post 1924 has been in existence here in Fallbrook since Feb. 2, 1941. That is 81 years the Post has been serving the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and DeLuz,” said Ingraham. The Post was presented with certificates and streamers to commemorate the achievement of being an All-American and AllState Post. The Post Commander and Post Quartermaster (Elia Exile) were presented with special caps to commemorate their hard work; the members of the Post were allowed to acquire an All-American cap if they chose to do so. “Post 1924 was one of 995 Posts to earn All-American out of 6,024 eligible Posts in the National Organization and was one of 32 Posts to earn All State, out of 266 eligible posts in the state of California,” said Ingraham.

GREAT FUTURES START HERE HERE.. Daily Programs Offered:  Character and Leadership Development  Education and Career Development (Homework Help)

 Health and Life Skills (Triple Play)  Sports, Fitness & Recreation  The Arts (Music, Visual Arts) Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of North County and we are doing everything possible to keep our members, staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus.

Youth Development Strategy: Club Sites: 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!

• 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 • Turnagain Arms Apartments

Our Mission: Hours of Operation: School year from school dismissal until 6:00pm

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.

Closed all school holidays and summer

Ingold Unit, 445 E. Ivy Street, Fallbrook CA 92028 | 760.728.5871

Fallbrook’s Charles E. Swisher VFW Post 1924 earns All-American and All-State honors for its programs and service to the community, including presenting a scholarship to a Fallbrook High senior, having a Color Guard at a charity golf tournament, placing flags on Main Avenue on federal holiday and doing a landscaping day for a wounded warrior.

Some of the accomplishments that were behind Charles E. Swisher VFW Post 1924 earning these prestigious awards were exceeding the community service hours criteria for both awards. The Post prepared and delivered 843 Thanksgiving Dinners and 356 Christmas Dinners to the community during the height of the pandemic; these meals went to seniors and families that could not be with family due to the Stay-at-Home order that was in place.

Working together, we create a lasting legacy that is customized to your wishes that will profoundly change and improve the lives of others for generations to come. PERPETUAL DONATIONS | BEQUESTS/CRTS GIVING BACK TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY

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The Post also assisted the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce with placing flags along Main Street on every federal holiday, and did flag maintenance whenever required. The Membership of Post 1924 and its Auxiliary provided over $2,800 in youth scholarships during the pandemic. The Post assisted needy veterans and active-duty service members with $6,200 in financial assistance. The Post also partnered with other nonprofit organizations to assist those in need during the pandemic like Wounded Warrior Homes, Warrior Foundation, Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation, North County Veterans Stand Down and local high school boosters and organizations. “We did all this while the Post was closed due to the pandemic restrictions and not participating in local community events that were canceled due to the restrictions, events that we count on to raise the money we utilize for our programs and services. We held a special take out only Burger Night to raise some muchneeded funds that the community supported greatly and received donations through members, the community, and state and county pandemic grants that were available to us. As the post commander, to earn these prestigious awards during a pandemic that added additional hurdles for us to conquer makes it mean all that much more,” said Ingraham. Anyone who would like to support VFW Post 1924 can contact the Post at or visit www.fallbrookvfw. org and click the donate now button. Also follow the VFW on Facebook – to keep up with meals and events going on at the VFW. Submitted by Charles E. Swisher VFW Post 1924.

Angel Society of Fallbrook

Celebrating 44 years

Serving the Greater Fallbrook Community


ince 1978, the Angel Society has donated more than 4.2 million in funds for local nonprofits and other worthy causes through the operation of our Angel Shop. We are proud of our success, and also grateful for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who have numbered in the thousands over the years. We are 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 Angel Shop is located at 1002 S. Main, Fallbrook, CA 92028

(corner of Main Avenue and Aviation Road) Open Tues-Sat 10am to 2pm Donations are gratefully accepted Tues-Sat 10am to 1:30pm 760-728-6513 |

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Please Consider Getting Involved! Fallbrook Food Pantry is taking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) serious and here is how we are addressing the food insecurity concern. Food Distribution is still a no-touch service. All food, dry goods, canned, frozen meats, dairy items, bread and fresh produce are pre-bagged. Our hours of operation will remain the same: Daily Distribution Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm Food Donations/Drop-Offs Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday 8am-11am

ONLINE DONATIONS ONLINE DONATIONS Visit Your donation TODAY will help feed hundreds of families in Greater Fallbrook TOMORROW!

VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER For volunteer opportunities, please call at 760-728-7608 or register online.

Thank you all so very much for your support and concern for our community in-need…your generosity and compassion is beyond philanthropic — it is pure LOVE! 140 N. Brandon Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 | 760.728.7608 “when you are hungry, nothing else matters.”

PALOMAR MAKES IT POSSIBLE at the Fallbrook Education Center ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INCLUDE: ★ Associate

Degree for Transfer in Sociology

Core preparation in Biology, Nursing, Chemistry

Coursework in Administration of Justice and Emergency Medical Education

General education classes required for an associate degree and/or transfer

English as a Second Language Program

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available ★ Learn more at Fallbrook Education Center - 35090 Horse Ranch Creek Road - 760-744-1150 ext 8464 SOURCEBOOK 2022


CHURCH GUIDE Places of Worship in the Fallbrook & Bonsall Area

Fallbrook Apostolic Church

Cornerstone Baptist Church

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

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

Baha’i Faith - Fallbrook P.O. Box 36 Fallbrook, CA 92088 (760) 742-4221

Bonsall Community Church 31552 Old River Road Bonsall, CA 92003 (760) 945-1276

Centro Cristiano de Victoria 405 W. Fig St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 453-1041

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

Christ the King Lutheran Church 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-3256

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

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

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

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

Inland Hills Community Church 731 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 689-2039

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John Owen photo

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Rainbow Community Church

SonRise Christian Fellowship

512 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook CA 92028 (760) 728-9824

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

463 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-5804

Redeemer Lutheran Church

434 N. Iowa St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728 -2908

Life Pointe Church 221 N. Pico Ave. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-7771 P.O. Box 2648 Fallbrook, CA 92088

1978 Reche Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-6814

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Riverview Church

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish

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

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

450 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 689-6200

North Coast Church

Servant’s Church Calvary Fallbrook

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

1109 E. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

621 S. Stage Coach Lane Fallbrook, CA 92028

Living Waters Christian Fellowship

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

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

Seventh-day Adventist - English

United Methodist Church

1200 Old Highway 395 Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-7733

1844 Winter Haven Road Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-1472

Seventh-day Adventist - Spanish

1405 E. Fallbrook St. Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760) 728-8288

Zion Lutheran Church

439 Iowa St. Fallbrook, CA 92028

SonRise Church on Stage Coach Lane. SOURCEBOOK 2022

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Discover Your Community with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce

111 S. Main Avenue • Fallbrook, CA 92028

Supporting business and building a better community is what the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is focused on and we invite business owners, employees, residents and visitors of Fallbrook to take part in all that we have to offer. Our staff is always ready to welcome you into our “home” at 111 S. Main in historic downtown Fallbrook. We strive to make sure that our members utilize everything the Chamber is offering – networking opportunities, educational seminars, profile page design, ribbon cuttings, advertising and member referrals are just a few of the benefits we provide. Although the Chamber is a member-based organization, we work with the community as a whole to promote business and legislative advocacy, support our non-profit organizations, and foster tourism-related activities. We thank our current members for their ongoing support, welcome new members and encourage prospective members to learn about what we offer. By working and collaborating together, we can support each other and build a better community for all.

Check out our website for the Fallbrook Community Calendar! See what’s happening in Fallbrook! Information about local events and chamber sponsored events will be on the community calendar and updated daily. Have a local event? Email: with a flyer, a date and a description and we will add your event to our community calendar.

Discover Fallbrook with the Chamber! (760) 728-5845 |

Join us! We welcome new members!

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members  Levering & Hvasta CPAs, LLP


 Hidden Forest Art Gallery

5256 S. Mission Rd., # 1210, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 728-8393

 Rocha Murals and Paint Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 775-5660  The Green Art House

 Pathway Tax & Accounting

1595 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1241

 Solid Accounting Solutions

337 E. Mission Rd., # B, Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 363-5162


 Profile Display

 Law Office of Deborah Zoller  Rosenstein & Associates 

418 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5555

 A Little Bit of Land  Arbor-EcoCare


 Fallbrook Protea

PO Box 2168, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 728-5176

1260 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8325

1463 Riverview Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 636-6180

 Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply Fallbrook 530 E. 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.

 Rancho Sabor LLC

APARTMENTS Country Views Apartments Pine View Apartments

624 De Luz Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8931

1101 Alturas Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0162

Turnagain Arms Apartments

920 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9864

ARTS/ARTISTS/ART GALLERIES  Fallbrook Art Association - The Gallery

 Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac

27360 Ynez Rd., Temecula 92591 • (951) 699-2699

 Temecula Valley Toyota

26631 Ynez Rd., Temecula 92591 • (951) 384-4409

 Costello’s Auto Repair

516 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7375

 Meineke Auto Care

1367 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8473

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  Pacific Western Bank

103 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9584

Jerry Burke Jr.

Fallbrook 92028 • (866) 509-7199, ext. 129

130 W. Fallbrook St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-4500


300 N. Brandon Rd. #6, Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 645-0491

 Fallbrook Arts, Inc.

26895 Ynez Rd., Temecula 92591 • (951) 699-1302

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 689-2017

1588 S. Mission Rd., #100, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0300

1030 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0012

AUTO SALES  Gosch Ford Temecula

 Indy-Performance/Pro-Tire

903 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-2013

Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 278-5899

 California Auto Registration Services


965 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8438

 McDaniel Fruit Co./Field Div.  McMann Farms

805 E. Mission Rd., #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1773


Fallbrook 92028 • (858) 295-0803

 Del Rey Avocado Company, Inc

2755 Jefferson St., #100, Carlsbad 92018 • (760) 434-3330

566 E. Alvarado, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2600

PO Box 1767, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 930-9668

Vista 92084 • (760) 224-1087

 Bejoca Grove & Landscape Management

440 S. Melrose Dr., # 109, Vista 92807 • (760) 630-2000

28600 Mercedes St., #100, Temecula 92590 • (951) 296-3888

4614 Wilgrove Mint Hill Rd., #B, Charlotte NC 28227 • (888) 877-6345



116 W. Colle St., # C, Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 444-0737

 Law Offices of Burke & Domercq

121 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 330-9244

ADVERTISING  Fallbrook Directory

 Dobbins Law Office

 JD LAW Criminal Defense Attorneys

1667 S. Mission Rd., #A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3717

 Stephens Acupuncture & Wellness

2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 526-8055


 William Super CPAs & Consultants 3055 Paseo Estribo, Carlsbad 92009 • (858) 531-7232  Acupuncture RN

1492 Via Monserate, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 703-2927

 Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill  Red Eye Saloon

125 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-2000

1448 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4881

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Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members  Hilltop Center For Spiritual Living

BARBERS/BEAUTY  Lucky ACE Barber Shop  Hair Lounge

300 N. Main Ave., # 25, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 888-7898

 LifePointe Church

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

 Living Waters Christian Fellowship

219 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2104

 Mary Kay Inc. 1855 E. Vista way, Vista 92084• (760) 517-6355

 SonRise Christian Fellowship

 Salon Ana


113 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1237

 Seven Studio

 Bonsall Rotary

100 E. San Marcos Blvd., #4003,

507-A S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6737


PO Box 596, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 645-0101

 OurMobile Metro-by-Tmobile 840 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3723


 Fallbrook Community Airpark 2155 Air Park Rd., Fallbrook 92028

1177 Santa Margarita, Fallbrook 92028

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 Land Conservancy

PO Box 551, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 723-1192

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

 Fallbrook Masonic Lodge No. 317

 McCarthy Chiropractic Inc.  Neighborhood Health Care

 Fallbrook Quilt Guild

577 E. Elder St., # B, Fallbrook 92028

 Fallbrook Village Association

PO Box 2438, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 723-8384

1309 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 690-4972

 Fallbrook Village Rotary Club

PO Box 2186, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 445-3772

 CrossWay Community Church  Fallbrook Apostolic Assembly

PO Box 1704, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Vintage Car Club

CHURCHES 1620 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3256

 Fallbrook Woman’s Club

PO Box 714, Fallbrook 92088 • (909) 224-3045

238 W. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1758

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

 Friends of the Community Center

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

 Friends of the Fallbrook Library

124 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-9606

 Girl Scouts - Fallbrook Svc. Unit

PO Box 1643, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 473-6952

 Fallbrook United Methodist Church

1844 Winter Haven, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1472

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

“Encouragement gives you the direction for the courage to cope.”

– Phyllis Sweeney

Phyllis Sweeney

203 Rocky Crest Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-7830


 Christ the King Lutheran Church

 First Christian Church

• (760) 728-9062

PO Box 293, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 895-1778

 Fallbrook Knights of Columbus

• (760) 723-0492

PO Box 434, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook/ Bonsall Rally for Children PO Box 2575, Fallbrook 92088 •(760) 723-4238

 Fallbrook Dog Park Committee


Phyllis is a certified Grief Counselor, Senior Advisor and Personality Coach.

120 South Main Ave., Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 468-9172


PO Box 2913, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Alumni Association

 Fallbrook Democratic Club

936 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 205-5805

 Association of Fallbrook Masonic Cemeteries

 Fallbrook Ag Boosters

 Fallbrook Beautification Alliance


 Soapy Joe’s Car Wash

445 E. Ivy St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5871

 Empowering Latino Futures 624 Hillcrest Ln., Fallbrook 92028 •(760) 645-3455

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-9172

San Marcos 92069 • (760) 510-5919

 Fallbrook Car Stereo & Tinting

PO Box 545, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 801-7443

 Boys & Girls Clubs of North County

BUSINESS NETWORKING  San Diego North Economic Development Council

5256 S. Mission, #311, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 630-1933

PO Box 934, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 728-8393

 Bonsall Woman’s Club

Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 874-2212

 Connections Fallbrook Networking Group

PO Box 1061, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 522-7481

 Bonsall Chamber of Commerce

141 S. Mercedes Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 390-9726

 Portero Services

2938 Mackey Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 791-1059

 AAUW Fallbrook

127 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 450-4777

BOOKKEEPING  Deadline Data

2000 Reche Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1685

463 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5804


127 N. Main Ave., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6577

 TRASKILO Barber Shop

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

 Good Dog! Service Canines

341 Heald Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1671

855 S. Main Ave., # K-162, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 913-9090

The Encouragement Factor

This is what Phyllis’s Encouragement Factor does for you:

Enhances life • Enlivens life • Enriches life • “Encouragement Receives Openness” J. Sweeney, chief encourager, is founder and president of Encouragement Factor, Phyllis an organization that offers counsel to those in crisis, grief, trauma, and transition. 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. 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.

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members  Groupe North County


1440 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 689-8058

 Legacy Endowment Foundation  North County C.E.R.T.

5256 S. Mission Rd. #1210, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 941-8646

645 E. Elder, #A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8375

 Randy D Carlson DMD & Alexander Stanton DDS 5256 S. Mission #1101, Bonsall 92003

330 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2046

 Republican Women of CA - Fallbrook

 Nicholas Beye, DDS • (760) 630-5500

PO Box 1328, Fallbrook 92088

 The Community Stack Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 484-0125 • (808) 225-1118

 John Duling, DDS

 The Rotary Club of Fallbrook

PO Box 1227, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 694-8688

 Fallbrook Mission Dental

4002 Vista Way, Oceanside 92056• (760) 940-3370

 Fallbrook Village Dental

 Tri-City Hospital Foundation  Wings of Change

 The Hearth Coffee Co.

Fallbrook 92028

 D’Vine Path

139 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3891

DRY CLEANER 125 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1307


PO Box 2558 Fallbrook 92088 • (949) 923-9070

 Bonsall Unified School District

COMMUNITY CENTER  Fallbrook Community Center

333 S. Twin Oaks Vlly, San Marcos 92096 • (760) 750-8752

 Fallbrook Union Elementary School Dist.

 Innovative Sustainable Living 6586 Ambrosia Dr. # 5308, San Diego 92124 • (858) 598-3742 220 Ohearn Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9874

 Fallbrook Union High School Dist.  Fallbrook Village Toastmasters  Finch Frolic Garden


321 N. Iowa, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-5400

2234 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-6332

Fallbrook 92028 • (310) 471-5219

390 Vista del Indio, Fallbrook 92028

 Got Publishing Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 535-2588

2004 E. Vista Way, Vista 92804 • (760) 295-3525

 Palomar College

COUNSELING  Encouragement Factor - Phyllis Sweeney

31505 Old River Rd., Bonsall 92003 • (760) 631-5200

 Cal State University San Marcos

341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1671


 Prohibition Brewing Co.

Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 233-6515

 Manor Cleaners

4261 Sterling View Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (909) 746-3890

 Youngren Construction

720 N. Broadway, #109, Escondido 92025 • (619) 208-8710


622 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6000

 Glenbrook Capital Advisors

210 E. Fig St., #201, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1182

 My San Diego North County


521 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-3535


COFFEE  Fallbrook Coffee Company

304 E. Mission Rd., #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5739

 Daniel A. Flores, DDS, MS

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 908-7454

 Citrus Arrow Coffee Co.

1385 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9558

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

120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 468-9172

 Rancho Christian School 31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula 92592 • (951) 303-1408

 Palomar Family Counseling

120 W. Hawthorne St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-3235

 Rock Rose School for Creative Learning

CUSTOM APPAREL  Boyle Industries Sewing Workshops & Fabrics

1636 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 451-6112

447 Ammunition Rd. # C, Fallbrook 92028

 Tutoring Club of Fallbrook

1057 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 244-4997


• (760) 731-9990

 Pressed & Blessed Clothing Co.  Ultra Graphix Screen Printing

124 N. Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (480) 766-6639

3674 Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3332

 Karn Engineering & Surveying

129 W. Fig St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1134

 Kisling Construction Engineering Inc.

Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 374-2941

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Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members ENTERTAINMENT  CAST Academy

FIRE AND RESCUE  Atlas Wildfire Defense

200 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-2278

 The Mission Theater  USA Multicultural

 North County Fire Protection District

231 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1181

 The Welk Resort Group

 Club Paradise Fitness

Escondido 92025 • (760) 855-8115

 Fallbrook Country Escrow

EVENT FACILITIES  Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6466

120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2291

31257 Via Maria Elena, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 758-7702


 Grove Pilates & Boutique

110 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook CA • (760) 390-4433

 Wade Into Fitness

341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 212-FITU


 De Bloem Co.


 Fallbrook Fertilizer & Feed

1499 Rancho Mia, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-1721

2155-D S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (714) 927-3872


Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 482-9192

 Moody Creek Farms

837 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (626) 319-0607

FOOD/SPECIALTY  Barrett’s Lemonade–Lem N Man  Carl’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

215 W. Fallbrook St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5101

6236 Camino Del Ray, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 758-0193

 Country Kettle Corn  Cultivate


1093 Alcott Ct., Hemet 92543 • (951) 652-8966

PO Box 247, Valley Center 92082 • (760) 749-1211

 Trinity Foods, Inc.

5447 E. Ashcroft Ave., Fresno 93613 • (559) 323-7677

16935 W. Bernardo Dr., #170, San Diego 92127 • (760) 809-8618

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2693

FURNITURE 1099 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-7467

 First Command Financial Services  Imagine Financial Services  RJM Financial Group

Fallbrook 92028 • (323) 316-6333

PO Box 417, Fallbrook 92088 • (858) 775-6075

GATES/ELECTRIC GATES  Frederick Access Systems/Fallbrook Overhead Doors

6545 Sequence Dr., San Diego 92121 • (858) 597-6218

 Vantedge Wealth - Brad Tedrick, CFP 1921 Palomar Oaks Way,# 100, Carlsbad 92008 • (760) 758-3702

 Wells Fargo Advisors - Jon Frandell

GOLF  Pala Mesa Resort

2001 S. HWY 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5881

 Vista Valley Country Club  KK Grafix

• (951) 506-8575 27555 Ynez Rd., # 120,

29354 Vista Valley Dr., Vista 92084 • (760) 758-2800


27555 Ynez Rd., # 120, Temecula 92591

 Wells Fargo Advisors - Tiffany N. Saxon ChFC®, CRPC®

Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 728-3823

(502) 509-6204

Temecula 92591 • (951) 506-8561

 Cliff Papik Furniture Design

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 631-8300

321 Bottlebrush Way, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 472-5155

 San Diego County Credit Union  SBA Lenders

PO Box 407, Huntington Beach 92648 • (714) 842-3475

839 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 •(949) 945-8382

 Olde Tyme Kettle Korn

 Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC - Deborah E. Haydis, CFP 414 S. Main Ave.,  Edward Jones - Jon Dickson

433 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0731

 Fallbrook Ranch Fitness

 Fallbrook Flight Academy

FABRICATION  Smith Metalworks

1371 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-0133

 Fallbrook Pilates Core & More

1676 S. Mission Rd., #E, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-5400

330 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2005


950 Boardwalk, Suite #100, San Marcos 92078 • (619) 516-7821


 space oneTEN

2948-A Industry St., Oceanside 92054 • (760) 882-8527

425 E. Dougherty St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9690

 Performance Print Solutions  Vargo Marketing & Design

salonana salon ana

PO Box 1570, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-9929

Fallbrook 92028 • (310) 339-5369


Call Us to Look & Feel Beautiful!

S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 760.728.1237 113


Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members GROCERY  Grocery Outlet  Major Market

1101 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-6108 845 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0857

 Pala Mesa Market

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


3235 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7873

GUNS & AMMUNITION  Beebe Family Arms & Munitions 1454 N Hill Field Rd, Layton, UT 84041 • (801) 686-5994

 Palomar Health Foundation  Temecula Valley Hospital

HANDYMAN  IBKB Handyman Services

2410 Gum Tree Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 637-1859

HARDWARE/LUMBER  Fallbrook Ace Hardware  Pine Tree Lumber

640 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4265

215 E. Ivy St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6151

HEALING & SPIRITUALITY  Deeper Still - Fallbrook

PO Box 12, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 297-6745

HEALTH Crestwood Fallbrook Healing Center  Fallbrook Active Nutrition

624 E. Elder, Fallbrook 92028 • (916) 471-2244

122 Ash St., Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 244-6126

 Employers Workforce Relations

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS  Arnold & Emma Rashkin  Bob Ibaven  Caron Lieber  CDR Joe Beyer, USCGR (Ret.)  Cynthia Galaviz  Dale Mitchell  Deborah Nevis  Denise Mancour  Dianna Branche

138 S. Brandon, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9187

 Dorothy Roth

 Innovative Healthcare Consultants

746 S. Main Ave., # B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-1334

 Garth Gartrell

 Lifespan Health

140 Palmas Norte, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7407

543 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 990-4737

 Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center 1636 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 699-5455

 TWBoord

823 Tumbleweed Lane, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 321-3550

 Vista Community Clinic

1000 Vale Terrace, Vista 92084 • (760) 631-5000


530 Opper St., #B, Escondido 92029 • (760) 741-5550

 Fallbrook Heating & Air Conditioning  Master Flow Heating & Air

PO Box 1658, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 728-8716

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 412-1281

HOME IMPROVEMENT  Superior Rain Gutters & Awnings

PO Box 2318, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-0122

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 497-7823

 Anne Klentz

 Fallbrook Regional Health District  Isagenix International

31700 Temecula Pkwy., Temecula 92592 • (951) 331-2200


 Fallbrook Guns & Ammo 1032 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 254-8133  Springston Defense PO Box 1569, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 691-0507

960 Canterbury Pl #200, Escondido 92025 • (760) 739-2789

 Gayle Bamber  Glad Hiscock  James Roberson  Jean Trygstad  Jennifer Jeffries  Jimmy Aivaliotis  Joan Eberle  Josephine Gartrell  Joshua Hargrove  Julie Hardesty  Kenneth Rexrode  Leo Romero  Mary Ramsden


Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members  Nancy Welch


 Phil & Eileen Delaney

 Jewelry Connection

 Ralph & Laneta Steinhoff

 The Collector Fine Jewelry

101 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-4629 912 S. Live Oak Park Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9121

 Rodney Smith


 Ross Pike

 Executive Landscape

PO Box 1075, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-9036

 Rua Petty


 Sky Peterson

 Bonsall Fine Wine & Spirits

 Susan Shin

5256 S. Mission Rd., # 841 Bonsall 92003 • (760) 945-4427


 Tami Schlumpberger

 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

 Terry Goodwin

 Pala Mesa Resort

 Victoria Stover

1608 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1127

2001 S. Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5881

 Ultimate Serenity Vacation Rental

 Vince Ross

 Visitana Collection

 Wayne Parkola

INSURANCE  Advocate Health LLC

1255 E. Vista Way #332, Vista 92084 • (760) 310-9086

 Arlan Knutson Insurance

3235 Old Hwy. 395 #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-9835

 Farmers Insurance - Cecelia Taylor

1558 S. Mission #220, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-7309

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2291

LONG TERM CARE  Fallbrook Skilled Nursing

325 Potter St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2330

MANUFACTURING  Standish Precision Products

323 Industrial Way #1, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7229


 Hatter, Williams & Purdy Insurance, Inc 43446 Business Park Dr., Temecula 92590  Engerer Enterprises

• (951) 296-6833

 Inszone Insurance Services  LanMarc Insurance

 MedOptions Insurance

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3585

 State Farm Insurance - Thomas Logue

1672 S. Mission #D, Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 451-3268

INTERIOR DESIGN  Belle Maison Interiors

Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 379-9929

 Terra Sol Design Co, Bonsall Design Studio 5256 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 738-5556

MARTIAL ARTS  Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

205 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 593-4682

MEDICAL  Avo Aesthetics Med Spa

5256 S. Mission Rd., # 101, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 758-0310

 Fallbrook Family Health Center  Fallbrook Healthcare Partners

1328 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-4720 591 E. Elder #C, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-8989

 Graybill Medical Group

1035 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (866) 228-2236

 Hope Clinic For Women

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

 MedPlus Urgent Care

617 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 509-9509

 Rady Children’s Physician Management Services 3020 Children’s Way, MC5105, 5256 S. Mission Rd. #206 Bonsall 92003 •(760) 536-3719

IRRIGATION SUPPLIES  Fallbrook Irrigation

1939 W. Vista Way, Fl 2, Vista 92083 • (760) 421-8456

1356 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • 1 (800) 479-1033

3944 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego 92123 • (760) 415-8567

 The French Cowgirl

 Go Be Rewarded

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 207-4954

40878 Daily Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7440

 Marc Sigmon Insurance  Primerica

41530 S. Enterprise Cir., # 202, Temecula 92590 • (877) 994-6787

2808 Lakemont Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (406) 461-3470

115 Laurine Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-9001

San Diego 92123 • (858) 966-7572

 Rancho Family Medical Group  Rancho Physical Therapy

521 E. Elder #105, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8344

521 E. Elder #106, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-8337

Local People, Local Fun,

YOUR LOCAL SPORTS BAR 125 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook 760-451-2000 @harrysfallbrook 148

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members MERCHANT SERVICES  Fuzion Payments, Inc.  Rigel Payments

OPTOMETRISTS  Inland Eye Specialists

Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 446-7494

5256 S Mission Rd., # 801, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 536-3452

333 N. Vine St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1689

 Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

 Fallbrook Chorale

1730 S. Hill Ave, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-4125

413 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-0639


PO Box 340, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 451-8644

 Peters Paving & Grading

PO Box 2285, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 723-3822

 Fallbrook Picture Frames

Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 444-0992


PO Box 1233, Fallbrook 92088

 San Diego Union-Tribune

PO Box 1392, Fallbrook 92088


PO Box 120191, San Diego 92112 • (619) 293-2415

 PGI Consulting

Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 866-1791


111 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-7319

 Fowler Pest Control

NURSERIES  Green Air Botanicals

 Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary

155 N. Old Hill Rd., Fallbrook • (760) 681-4344

 Fallbrook Pet Parlor

136 Ranger Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5635

 Mellano & Company

734 Wilshire Road, Oceanside 92057 • (760) 433-9550

 Waterwise Botanicals

855-K S. Main Ave., # 397, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2592


3129 Reche Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1610

 The Madd Potter

PARTY RENTALS  Ace Party Rentals


 Atkins Nursery

PO Box 1825, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 305-8079

PO Box 1604, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 626-6945

 Fallbrook Newcomers Club

 The Village News

PAINTERS  JC Pro Painting Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 715-8180  West Coast Painting


Fallbrook, 92028 • (619) 838-2006

123 W. Alvarado #B, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1130

PO Box 2474, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Music Society


MUSIC  Fallbrook Band Boosters

41720 Winchester Rd., # D, Temecula 92590

• (951) 296-1822

MUSEUMS  Fallbrook Historical Society

645 E. Elder, #D, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9440

 Temecula Eye Center Optometry

MORTUARY  Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary

 Dr. Eric Ramos

521 E. Elder St., #102, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5728

32151 Old Hwy 395, Bonsall 92003 • (760) 898-3232

230 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 685-3533

233 E. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3730

 Kahoots Pet Store

1101 S. Main Ave., # B, Fallbrook • (760) 731-8360

 Live Oak Dog Park

PO Box 4, Fallbrook 92088

 Performance K9 Training & Boarding


30924 Mission Rd., Bonsall 92003 • (760) 685-6804


 Acorn Community Birth & Wellness Center 577-H East Elder St., Fallbrook 92028

 Village Pharmacy

587 E. Elder St., # C, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3021

• (760) 645-3447


 Perfection Imaging Technologies

 Fallbrook Plumbing

3336 Old Post Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 931-8388

760-645-0792 • 128 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-1017

 George Plumbing Co.

PO Box 607, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 451-3229

Helping our clients buy and sell residential, commercial, land, new construction, equestrian and luxury properties. There is a difference, and you deserve the best.  FREE MAPS  FREE WI-FI 


Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members  Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Henry Portner

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  Buds & Blossoms Preschool 2809 S. Mission Rd., # G, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3044  Fallbrook Child Development Center 320 N. Iowa St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5402

 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

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

• (760) 500-0075

 CR Properties Real Estate Services- Denise McFarland 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 551-4169

PROMOTIONAL  Clear Blue Promotions 2136 Mil Sorpresas, Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 452-3856  Laser Light Images Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5481

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  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

 CR Properties Real Estate Services - Jane Kepley 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 622-0204

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Martin Quiroz 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 877-8107

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Maggie Stewart 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 703-4788

 CR Properties Real Estate Services – Teri King 128 S. Main, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-3139

 HomeSmart Real Estate - Debbie Loge 701 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 271-9333  Keller Williams Realty - Jerry Burke, Jr. PO Box 1241, Fallbrook 92088 • (619) 302-5471  KSA 701 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-0290  Mission Realty

PUBLIC UTILITIES  San Diego Gas & Electric

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties- Jane Felton 1588 S. Mission #215, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8000


 Fallbrook Public Utility District

5256 S. Mission Rd. #310, Bonsall

92003 • (760) 663-0000

990 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1125

571 Enterprise St SD1460, Escondido 92029 • (858) 650-6121

337 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8410

 Murphy & Murphy So. Cal. Realty

130 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 310-9292

 Plaza Real Estate- Yaneth Escobedo 1717 E. Vista Way, # 110, Vista 92084 • (760) 473-2501  Re/Max Connections- Mike Safiedine 10650 Scripps Ranch Blvd, #104 San Diego 92131

REAL ESTATE  Allison James Estates & Homes - Anna Beath Fallbrook 92028 (619) 518-3064  Broadpoint Properties - Elisabeth Hartig Lentulo

451 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

92025 • (760) 532-1057

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Abby Elston

1588 S. Mission #215, Fallbrook

•(858) 609-9609

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Craig Grimm 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 822-6479

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Janine Hall 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 822-7528

92028 • (760) 715-2229

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Chris Hasvold

5256 S. Mission #310, Bonsall

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Lisa Stadille 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 535-2330

92003 • (760) 728-8000

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Erica Williams

5256 S. Mission Rd. #310, Bonsall

92003 • (760) 468-1721

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Lynn Stadille- James 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 845-3059

 Coldwell Banker Village Properties - Geri Sides

5256 S. Mission Rd. #310, Bonsall

92003 • (760) 728-8000

 Re/Max Connections Agent- Victoriya Mack 1615 S. Mission Rd., # A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-5795

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Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members  R.J. Campo Realty

 Kentucky Fried Chicken

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-3417

 R.J. Campo Realty - Mike Stanicek

1119 S. Mission Rd., #163, Fallbrook 92028

• (858) 414-5973

 Sun Realty

 Mariscos El Pacifico

1077 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1767

111 N. Vine St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9737

 McDonald’s of Fallbrook

431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8323

 Nessy Burgers

143 Ammunition Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6359

3235 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 505-9955

 Sun Realty - Donna Gene

431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (951) 852-9152

 Prohibition Brewing Co.

 Sun Realty - Leo Romero

431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 638-1732

 Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant

 Sunshine Properties Real Estate

330 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8855

2004 E. Vista Way, Vista 92084 • (760) 295-3525 1075 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8006

 Subway Sandwiches

1105 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9151

 Thompson & Associates 1120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 •(760) 723-1708

 Thai Thai Restaurant

1055 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4938

 UpCountri Homes & Estates PO Box 452, Bonsall 92003 • (858) 202-5256

 The Coal Bunker

REAL ESTATE LOANS  Cushner Capital Group

 The Lucky Oak  The Mill

PO Box 2162, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 845-9035

232 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3471

121 N. Pico Avenue, Fallbrook 92028

838 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (442) 273-7195

 First Nations Home Finance Corp.- Michelle Min Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 410-3543

 Trupiano’s Italian Bistro

945 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-0200

 Lineage Lending - Moni Hagerman 1902 Wright Pl., #200, Carlsbad 92008

 Winchell’s Donut House

1075 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 213-2776

• (858) 472-5600

 Yama Restaurant

 Manfred Mortgage

 Mountain West Financial - Steve Campbell

577 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028

• (760) 912-3885

 Quilter’s Cottage

RECYCLING 550 W. Aviation, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6114

RENTALS  Diamond Environmental Services  Fallbrook Equipment Rentals

807 E. Mission Rd., San Marcos 92069 • 1(888) 744-7191

235 W. College St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1555

RESTAURANTS  127 West Social House  Bakin’ it Up Collective

3757 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3200

 Casa Estrella Cocina de Mexico

125 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1200

 Jersey Mike’s Subs

1672 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7911

1667 S. Mission #334, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3676

 Care Excellence Team, LLC Fallbrook 92028

1625 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4147

(760) 978-3489

1735 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 203-5751 399 Heald Ln., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-4498 135 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-7570 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  Right At Home

1019 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3729

833 S. Main Ave., #A, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2472

SENIOR SERVICES  Affordable & Quality Home Care

 Innovative Healthcare Consultants

 Casa Estrella Cocina de Mexico

 Garden Center Cafe & Grill

PO Box 1683, Fallbrook 92088 • (858) 988-1015

 Foundation For Senior Care

103 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3350

 Firehouse Que & Brew

ROOFING  Roofix

 Fallbrook Senior Center

118 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3163

116 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-6445

131 E. Fig St. #6, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-3060

 Estancia Senior Living

127 W. Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-3765

 Dominick’s Sandwiches & Italian Deli

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-9714

5256 S. Mission Rd., # 704, Bonsall 92003

 Mimi’s Spoiled Avocado Shoppe

PO Box 316, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 650-9420

 Fallbrook Waste & Recycling/ EDCO

100 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-9221

 Honey Boutique

RECREATION  Fallbrook Trails Council

RETAIL  100 Main

 Elsa’s Princess House

 USA Homes and Loans – Martin Quiroz Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 813-1287

 Cafe des Artistes

1067 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-9788

120 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2232

609 E. Elder St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8504

589 E. Elder St., 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


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Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members SHIPPING  England Logistics

 Springston Design

PO Box 1569, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 691-0507

 R.E.I.N.S.

4461 S. Mission Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9168

12717 Mirar De Valle Rd., Valley Center 92082 • (760) 749-1111

 New Day Solar

23811 Washington Ave., #C110, Murrieta 92562 • (855) 444-6329

 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

1044 Crescent Bend, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 349-1049


300 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8761

SOLAR  Cosmic Solar

330 Rancheros Dr., #112, San Marcos 92069 • (760) 621-3801

 Sean Simmen - The Tech Guy

(760) 683-1975

SIGNS  Jim’s Sign Shop

 San Diego Broadband


1002 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6513

 Hidden Treasures Thrift Store  Saint Peter Thrift Store

913 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-2800

520 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7012


• (760) 207-2094

SPECIAL EVENTS  Fallbrook Film Society


Fallbrook 92028 • (949) 793-2789

 Rusty’s Travel


 Telamon Travel

 Bonsall Fallbrook Little League

315 E. Ivy St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 385-8622

 Fallbrook Cheer Booster Association  Fallbrook Football Boosters

PO Box 2645, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 670-7771

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 689-9860

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9000

TROPHIES  Fallbrook Awards

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-7686


Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 626-7319

 Fallbrook Sports Association  Fallbrook Youth Baseball

 Travel To, LLC

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 468-5902

PO Box 577, Fallbrook 92088

PO Box 1866, Fallbrook 92088

 Fallbrook Senior Softball

2551 Olive Hill Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-6000

PO Box 816, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 803-4497

 Fallbrook Youth Soccer League PO Box 271, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 529-0909

 American Legion Post #776

 Citrus Plaza Self Storage  Fallbrook Mini-Storage

307 N. Brandon St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0570

202 W. College St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-3548

 Fallbrook VFW Post #1924

139 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (805) 206-8998

 Patty deJong Income Tax  Reed Financial Services

1622 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-5215 106-B W. Hawthorne St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-1375

VETERINARIANS 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


PO Box 1090, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 731-0745


TECHNOLOGY  ACS Group, Inc.  MacinTek

12526 High Bluff Dr., San Diego 92130 • (858) 427-6014

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 645-6499

325 N Brandon Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (855) 902-5278

1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8784

 Alvarado Veterinary Hospital

550 W. Aviation Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-6114


1175 Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (209) 595-6804

 Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation

STORAGE  Brandon Street Mini Storage

 Liberty Tax Services

346 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-9252

431 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 638-1732

 Fallbrook Pumpkin Patch

 Fallbrook Pop Warner

 Scrappy’s Tire & Auto

 Rainbow Municipal Water District

3707 Old Hwy. 395, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-1178

 San Diego County Water Authority

4677 Overland Ave., San Diego 92123 • (858) 522-6714

300 N. Brandon Road, #6, Fallbrook, CA 92028 | 760-645-0491 152

Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Members WATER & FIRE RESTORATION SERVICES  Absolute Restoration

Fallbrook 92028 • 1(800) 378-6199

 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  Superior Restoration

Growing Community • Supporting Local

215 W. Ash, Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-0600

532 3rd St., Lake Elsinore 92530 • (888) 838-1109

WELDING  North County Welding Supply

1561 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-5764

WELLNESS  Trapane Group, LLC

Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 402-3482

WINDOW CLEANING  Fallbrook Window Washing

PO Box 185, Fallbrook 92088 • (760) 728-8116


115 E. Hawthorne St., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-2637

WINDOW SERVICES  Wiseguys Window Tinting

1217 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-9648

WINERIES  Beach House Winery  Casa Tiene Vista

1534 Sleeping Indian Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 732-3236

4150 Rock Mountain Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 731-2356

 Estate d’Iacobelli Winery  Fallbrook Winery

2175 Tecalote Dr., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 723-0616

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  Scuncio Winery

38973 De Luz Rd., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 728-8230

(760) 637-7094

 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

Saturdays 9:00am - 1:30pm

Main Avenue between Hawthorne & Fig For more information or to become a vendor contact or 760.728.5845

WOMEN’S APPAREL  Moonlite Chic

Fallbrook 92028 • (619) 778-2518

YOGA  Sage Yoga Studios

115 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook 92028 • (760) 451-8771

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Grove & Landscape Management Charley Wolk


GROVE: Design • Plant • Harvest • Prune • Irrigation LANDSCAPE: Design • Install • Maintain • Hardscape Construction


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Advertiser Index 127 West Social House.............................. 29 19th Hole Golf Carts................................... 22 Adobe Hill Winery..................................... 109 Affordable and Quality Home Care Services................................. 9 All Star Physical Therapy, Inc..................... 88 Allstate Insurance - Ross E. Curtis........... 120 Ameriprise Financial..................................119 Angel Society of Fallbrook........................ 137 Atlas Wildfire Defense Solutions ....................................... Inside Back Cover Avo Aesthetics Med Spa............................. 82 Avocado Animal Hospital............................ 16 Beach House Winery.................................114 Bejoca Grove & Land Management......... 153 Birchall Restoration.................................... 52 Bishop’s Tree Service................................. 37 Bonsall Chamber of Commerce............... 127


Bonsall Design Studio................................ 13 Bonsall Fine Wine & Spirits.......................116 Booze Bros. Brewing Co............................ 32 Boys & Girls Clubs of North County......... 135 Bradley Massey - AB Insurance Services.. 82 Café des Artistes........................................ 33 California Auto Registration Services....... 124 Castle Steel Buildings................................ 48 Children’s Primary Care Medical Group................Inside Front Cover County of San Diego Recycling.................. 25 CR Properties Real Estate Services.. 71, 149 Elegance on Display................................... 28 Elisabeth H. Lentulo Broadpoint Properties............................. 75 Eli’s Farms.................................................. 18 El Parque.................................................... 30 Estancia Senior Living............................... 2-3

Estate d’Iacobelli.......................................112 Estrella’s..................................................... 32 Falbrook Coffee Company.......................... 29 Fallbrook Active Nutrition............................ 81 Fallbrook Art Assoc............................. 60, 152 Fallbrook Art Center................................... 61 Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce............ 142 Fallbrook Directory....................................119 Fallbrook Eyecare Center........................... 99 Fallbrook Food Pantry.............................. 139 Fallbrook Healing Center Crestwood Behavioral Health............... 103 Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery...................... 24 Fallbrook Music Society............................. 65 Fallbrook Propane Gas Co........................... 5 Fallbrook Regional Health District.............. 97 Fallbrook School of the Arts....................... 61 Fallbrook Senior Center............................. 69 Fallbrook Village Dental............................ 105 Fallbrook Winery.......................................113 Fresco Grill and Wine Bar.......................... 35 Greek Chicken............................................ 33 Grocery Outlet............................................ 26 Grove Pilates Studio & Boutique................ 79 Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill................... 34, 148 Hartcorn Construction................................ 47 Hawthorne Country Store........................... 19 HomeLife Housekeeping............................ 36 Honey Boutique.......................................... 63 Imagine Financial Services...................... 125 Innovative Healthcare Consultants, Inc...... 95 James C. Alvord, Attorney........................ 121 Jerry Burke Jr. - Keller Williams Realty...........143 Kamps Propane.......................................... 49 Kim Steel & Associates.............................. 73 Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson, A.P.C..126 Legacy Endowment.................................. 136 Lucky Ace Barber Shop.............................. 12 Maciel Family Organic Farm....................... 14

Maddock Nursery....................................... 45 Main Street Cafe........................................ 32 Mariscos El Pacifico Mexican & Seafood... 29 Martin Quiroz.............................................. 71 MedPlus Urgent Care........................... 92, 93 Michael B. McDonald................................. 53 Michael O’Leary Independent Insurance Broker.............. 122 Mimi’s Boutique SoCal............................... 10 Mission Theater.......................................... 64 Monserate Vineyards & Winery.................115 Murphy & Murphy Southern California Realty.................... 145 Myrtle Creek Vineyards............................ 108 Nessy Burgers...................................... 30, 31 Nicolas Beye, Jr., DDS, MAGD, FIOCI..... 151 North County Fire....................................... 59 North County Welding Supply.................... 51 Owl Farm Unique Fermentations............... 32 Pala Casino Spa Resort...............Back Cover Pala Transfer Station.................................. 40 Palomar College....................................... 139 Palomar Health Medical Group - Graybill..... 1 Pam Moss - Real Estate Brokers Group.... 70 Peking Wok................................................ 35 Perfection Imaging Technologies.............. 120 Pizza Bros.................................................. 30 Ray White Cement..................................... 54 Reedermedia.............................................. 98 Regency Fallbrook..................................... 91 REINS........................................................ 17 River Village Cinema is D’Place................. 67 River Village Plaza................................... 128 Robinson Group Ken Follis.......................... 7 Roka Pest Management............................. 56 Romiglio Ridge Winery & Vineyards..........110 Roofix......................................................... 41 Rosa’s Mexican Food........................... 27, 34

Rotary Club of Fallbrook........................... 123 Sage Yoga Studios..................................... 80 Salon Ana................................................. 146 Sblendorio Winery.....................................117 SDG&E..................................................... 128 Seniors Helping Seniors............................. 98 ServPro.................................................... 147 Sonny’s Muffler & Auto............................... 23 Southwest Healthcare.............................. 101 space one TEN............................................11 St. Peter Thrift Store................................. 134 Sunshine Properties Real Estate............... 72 Terra Sol Design Co................................... 13 The California Cuts..................................... 15 The Coal Bunker........................................ 33 The Encouragement Factor............................144 The Foundation for Senior Care................. 89 The Gallery......................................... 60, 152 The Hearth Coffee...................................... 34 The Jewelry Connection............................. 62 The Madd Potter......................................... 44 The Mill....................................................... 21 The Spoiled Avocado.................................. 10 The Veranda at Grand Tradition................. 29 The Vineyard 1924....................................111 Thompson & Associates............................. 74 Toasted Oak Winery..................................110 Trupiano’s Italian Bistro.............................. 33 Udder Feed................................................ 55 Village Escrow Services............................. 77 Village News............................................... 57 Village Pizza of Bonsall.............................. 35 Village Property Management, Inc........... 150 Winchell’s Donut House............................. 30 Youngren Construction.......................... 42-43 Z Cafe......................................................... 34 Z South....................................................... 35

Fallbrook rainbow. SOURCEBOOK 2022

Maureen Nassie photo 155

10th Annual

Photo Contest Steven Smith photo • Pala Mesa Golf Course

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Name Here photo

1st Place - Karen Portner See winning photo on page 104

Barbara Bella Hiking Guide..................... pg 86, 87 Barbara Bella Nonprofit 133 Barbara Bella Table of 6 Bill Carnahan Church Guide........................ pg 131 Brian Moseley Hiking 87 Donna Hall Nonprofit 133 John Owen Church Guide........................... pg 130 Jose Camacho Nonprofit Guide................... pg 133 Julie Work Nonprofit 130 Julie Work 76 Julie Work 94

Julie Work Wine 108 Karen Portner Hiking 84 Karen Portner Nonprofit Guide.................... pg 132 Karen Portner Snapshots............................ pg 104 Laine Gonzalez Hiking 85 Laine Gonzalez Hiking 87 Laine Gonzalez 8 Margaret Larson 138 Marian Sieders Nonprofit Guide................... pg 131 Marian Sieders Snapshots........................... pg 104 Maureen Nassie Advertiser Index................ pg 154

2nd Place - Barbara Bella See winning photo on page 133

Mike Reardon 65 Mike Reardon 138 Paul Bourque Nonprofit 131 Ron Bissinger 50 Ron Montoya Hiking 86 Ron Montoya Nonprofit Guide..................... pg 132 Ron Montoya 20 Shirley Poole Nonprofit 131 Steven Smith Nonprofit 131 Steven Smith Photo Winner 156

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 WINNERS! 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 156

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