St. Vincent de Paul uses unwanted items to help the needy

St. Vincent de Paul uses unwanted items to help the needy

The volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul of Fallbrook have been taking donations of items from local residents and converting them into dollars to aid thousands of needy people since 2000. When visitors to the thrift shop find clothes, furniture and other household goods at low prices, they not only go away with good deals, […]

Dragon fruit grows well in SoCal

Dragon fruit grows well in SoCal

Local farmer Gray Martin wants area farmers to know that there is a good alternative to growing avocados besides wine grapes – dragon fruit. Martin has been experimenting with dragon fruit varieties for about 20 years. They require one-third the water that avocado trees do, and the same kind of temperatures. “Wherever avocados will grow, […]

Zamudio achieves his goals in bodybuilding

Zamudio achieves his goals in bodybuilding

After a lot of effort, Fallbrook resident Victor Zamudio came out on top at the Memorial Day Muscle Beach International Classic competition held in Venice May 29. For Zamudio, “The experience is nothing short of unforgettable, but perhaps even more so is the journey. It wasn’t easy trying to remain 100 percent committed to the […]

‘Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story’

‘Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story’

  Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News Buddy is back! Rock ‘n Roll at its best! A screaming success. Now playing at the New Village Arts theatre in Carlsbad, just minutes away is one of this year’s most engaging shows. “Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story” features the same outstanding cast of the previous production […]

Pharmacist provides overview of common drug interactions

Pharmacist provides overview of common drug interactions

On July 6, the Fallbrook Regional Health District’s Woman of Wellness program was on “Drug interactions and Over-the-Counter Implications”. The guest speaker was Don Weeks, a pharmacist at CVS. Weeks explained that even though over the counter (OTC) medications can be bought without a prescription, they are regulated. However, even though people assume they are […]

Residents contribute suggestions for revitalizing Fallbrook

The request for ideas for revitalizing downtown Fallbrook elicited almost 20 responses through both email and online comments. Some residents support the proposed improvements while others offered their own suggestions for developing the downtown area and attracting more visitors. Mona Castro would like a letter to be sent to each property owner in downtown Fallbrook, […]

Art center burns mortgage papers

Art center burns mortgage papers

A crowd of more than 40 people gathered in the parking lot behind the Fallbrook Art Center to symbolically burn the center’s mortgage papers on July 14. The crowd continued celebrating the milestone with a reception inside the art center at Alvarado Street and Main Avenue. Jerri Patchett, President of the Fallbrook Arts Inc. (FAI) […]

Appeals court affirms Allyn verdict

Five years after the initial filing of Elaine Allyn vs. Fallbrook Union Elementary School District in May 2012, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, State Of California has denied motions from both sides of the case. On July 11, the appeals court filed its decision which denied the district’s appeal of the […]

Suggestions made for revitalizing downtown

Suggestions made for revitalizing downtown

At their June meeting, members of the Fallbrook Revitalization Committee were asked to prioritize what they felt was needed to be done to revitalize downtown Fallbrook. The committee, which is made up of town leaders, had come up with eight suggestions at the May meeting. Roy Moosa, president of Fallbrook Village Association, conducts the monthly […]

How to conquer sugar cravings

How to conquer sugar cravings

The title of the Woman of Wellness talk on June 1 was “The Sugar Habit: Why We Start and Can’t Stop, and How to Kick it!”. Certificated health coach Tiffany Burnett gave the presentation at Fallbrook Library. Burnett started out by describing her own experiences with an uncontrollable craving for sugar, which led her to […]

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