Spring brings pancake breakfast, egg hunt

Once again, the Fallbrook Community Center is putting on its annual Pancake Breakfast and Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11. Approximately ten North County firefighters, three reserves and eight Explorer Scouts will start the event by cooking and serving the pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the center. The Fallbrook Firefighters Association, […]

Rainbow firefighters promoted as new fire truck arrives

Rainbow firefighters promoted as new fire truck arrives

Four probationary firefighters were promoted to full firefighter status at the weekly Thursday night meeting of the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Department on March 5. Assistant Chief Rick Moramarco delivered the department’s newest fire truck before the meeting where he pinned badges on the most recent group of volunteers to finish training requirements. According to Captain […]

Rainbow residents meet for valley updates

Thirty residents learned some useful information at the Rainbow Town Hall meeting at the Grange Hall on February 11. The meeting was sponsored by the Rainbow Planning Group and the Rainbow Property Owners Association (RPOA). First, Juanita Hayes, public affairs manager for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), informed the group of the company’s Emergency […]

Water leak closes Reche Road

Water leak closes Reche Road

Sometime in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 14, 2009, a twelve-inch steel water main sprung a leak in Reche Road near Live Oak Park. According to Rainbow Municipal Water District General Manager Dave Seymour, District standby personnel received a call at about 3 a.m. and responded right away. The crew arrived on scene […]

Popular downtown sculpture recovered

Popular downtown sculpture recovered

“Bonjour,” the bronze sculpture of a boy with a rabbit, had been missing for five months when it was discovered hidden not too far from downtown Fallbrook. It was stolen from Village Square last July, one of three local statues stolen last year. There had been no sign of it until the Saturday before Christmas, […]

Acids in ‘New Generation Candy’ can harm teeth

The candy most kids eat today is not the kind of candy their parents ate as kids. While kids today like to go trick-or-treating as much as their parents did, the effects of eating all that candy have grown worse. Leaving aside the risks of obesity and diabetes, the more immediate health concern caused by […]

New church ahead of schedule, under budget

New church ahead of schedule, under budget

Construction of the new church for St. Peter’s Catholic Community is a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, and a little under budget as well, according to Father Bud Kaicher. On August 1 he said that 70 to 80 percent of the site work had been done, with the roof to be put on in […]

In search of the perfect avocado

In search of the perfect avocado

You’re in the “Avocado Capital of the World,” but do you know how to pick out a perfectly ripe avocado? “Alligator pears” are plentiful in the Fallbrook area. For those residents who don’t grow this unlikely looking fruit, or have friends who do, some of the local grocery stores carry avocados delivered straight from Del […]

Fair season opens in Fallbrook

Fair season opens in Fallbrook

The fifth annual Fallbrook Show Season Opener (SSO) is happening on Saturday, April 12, hosted by Rainbow Valley Grange. SSO Chairman Ed Komski says, “The mission of this day of competition is twofold: to introduce interested people to animal projects and continue to support people in animal agriculture by providing a comfortable, competitive and educational […]