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 […]

Firefighters flip pancakes for community

Fallbrook firefighters will be manning the grill once again at the Community Center’s annual spring Pancake Breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. Albertsons is donating most of the food for the breakfast this year. Mark Strikwerda, vice president of the Fallbrook Firefighters Association, will gather all the supplies and oversee the preparations […]

Volunteers brighten Skilled Nursing Facility

Volunteers brighten Skilled Nursing Facility

On February 16 a group of volunteers met at Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Facility on Potter Street to beautify the yard for the patients and staff. Local resident Jerry Weiss spearheaded the project after having spent two weeks in physical therapy at the facility. Because the maintenance staff had no time to add to the existing […]

Hilltop Center hosts Appreciation Lunch

Hilltop Center hosts Appreciation Lunch

The Hilltop Center for Spiritual Living hosted its annual “Appreciation Lunch” for local health, safety and volunteer workers on February 13. The Center invited employees and volunteers from North County Fire Department, De Luz Fire Department, California Department of Forestry, Fallbrook Hospital, Hospice and Healthcare District, Fallbrook Sheriff’s Department and Fallbrook Food Pantry. More than […]

Stone Carver’s Pavilion now home for artists

Stone Carver’s Pavilion now home for artists

Several days a week, the loud noises of metal tools grinding stone can be heard coming from the Stone Carver’s Pavilion at the Foundry, part of the Art Campus at Fallbrook on Alvarado Street. Much like the carving of stone, the creation of the pavilion proved to be a time-consuming process. After delays in construction […]