Fallbrook Union High School District gets nod to offer JROTC program

Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) has received approval from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to offer a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program (JROTC). Longtime Fallbrook resident Lt. Col. William L. Wade, USMC (Ret), will serve as Senior Military Instructor and administrator of the program, which will commence with the 2016-2017 school year. […]

Tireless Marelly — a leading local agent

Tireless Marelly — a leading local agent

Patrick Marelly, a leading real estate agent in Fallbrook, admits he’s not leading a “balanced” lifestyle. “I’m 24/7 and my clients come first,” said Marelly, CEO of The Marelly Group – Realtyonegroup. “I pretty much work seven days a week. I’m somewhat unbalanced that way. Luckily, my wife, Julie, is very understanding.” Marelly said “a lot […]

Smog Bros. approaching 10-year anniversary in Fallbrook

Smog Bros. approaching 10-year anniversary in Fallbrook

The fact Smog Bros. is approaching its 10-year anniversary of doing business in Fallbrook tells you owners Moe El Farra and Josue Gonzalez are doing something right besides making sure vehicles aren’t polluting the air and harming the environment. El Farra and Gonzalez are longtime Fallbrook residents and longtime friends who opened Smog Bros. in […]

Avocado Festival packs them in again

Avocado Festival packs them in again

An estimated crowd of more than 100,000 attended the Avocado Festival on Sunday, April 17, in downtown Fallbrook and the avocado aficionados were treated to sunny skies, a wide array of belt-busting food, delicious drinks, friendly vendors hawking their wares, live entertainment, and good old family fun. “I felt like it was fantastic,” said Lila […]

Garnets provide lucrative opportunity

Garnets provide lucrative opportunity

Gem cutter, Meg Berry finds investing in rocks tops stocks Some people invest in stocks, some invest in rocks. Meg Berry of Rainbow chose the latter and is very bullish these days. Berry, a world-renowned gem cutter and carver, and two of her associates, Jason Doubrava and Todd Wacks, own the lion’s share of some […]

Fallbrook Hospital site, annex buildings put up for sale by Fallbrook Healthcare District

Fallbrook Hospital site, annex buildings put up for sale by Fallbrook Healthcare District

Final approval of future sale must go before voters The Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) board of directors has put Fallbrook Hospital and its annex buildings up for sale and is working to make sure that the prospective buyer or buyers use the facilities to provide medical services to the community. Fallbrook Hospital closed in December […]

Creature Comforts to close its doors March 31

Creature Comforts to close its doors March 31

Creature Comforts, which has served animal lovers in Fallbrook for more than 35 years by providing quality pet supplies and first-class customer service, will close the doors of its store at 720 E. Mission Rd. for the final time today (March 31) at 6 p.m. “I’m 78, so it’s time,” said Shirley Schmitt, who has […]

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