Landscape renovation includes custom shed

Like many homeowners in the Fallbrook area, John and Jan Genduso decided to take out the front and back lawns at their home in the Red Mountain area, a few years ago. They then installed a low maintenance drought tolerant landscape with a drip irrigation system. The Genduso’s used California native plants plus other drought […]

Fallbrook seventh and eighth graders GEAR UP for college

Last spring, a new federal program was started at Fallbrook elementary schools for the students then in sixth and seventh grades. GEAR UP, a grant-funded seven-year long program offered through Palomar College, is now offering college readiness and outreach services to the students who will be graduating from high school in 2022 and 2023 in […]

Trees on Main Avenue saved from attempted removal

Trees on Main Avenue saved from attempted removal

A group of community leaders met at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce the afternoon of Aug. 22 to create a plan to save the trees on Main Avenue that county workers had attempted to remove that morning. The four trees in question, on the east side of Main, just south of Hawthorne Street, were scheduled […]

4-H club at Fallbrook Fertilizer Saturday for outreach

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook 4-H youth will be at Fallbrook Fertilizer this Saturday, Aug. 26, between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for outreach to the community, answering questions and promoting enrollment. Fallbrook Fertilizer is located at 215 W. Fallbrook St. All interested children can enroll at 4honline.com and come to the first community meeting at the Fallbrook High School Cafeteria, Tuesday […]

Don’t let dragon fruit scare you

Don’t let dragon fruit scare you

One of the oddest looking exotic fruit grown here in the Fallbrook area is dragon fruit. Despite its scaly appearance, the plant that produces it is in the cacti family. The succulent grows as vines with large flowers that bloom at night and result in grapefruit size fruit that is sweet and juicy. Originally from […]

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 […]