Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society museum closes after break in

Thieves broke into the Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society (FGMS) museum at approximately 4 a.m. Sept. 10 and departed with some “priceless” stones. The museum is closed until further notice, according to FGMS president Gail Kerry. “It was a ‘smash and grab’ and it’s a warning for all businesses that it can happen,” said Kerry, […]

Real estate prices go up, while volume points to a softening market

Real estate prices go up, while volume points to a softening market

FALLBROOK – Home prices rose while other metrics revealed slowing real estate activity in two prime North San Diego County housing markets, Jerry Kalman, a real estate agent with HomeSmart Legends here, reported Sept. 6. “There was some heavy discounting, particularly among properties that languished on the market. About one-fourth of the 63 sales in […]

Party in the Square! to debut Sept. 23

The Fallbrook Village Association (FVA) continues to come up with events in an effort to attract people to downtown Fallbrook. During the summer, FVA hosted three Party Off the Grid events and three Fallbrook Summer Nights parties. All six events featured live musical entertainment, although the Party Off the Grid gatherings were mini versions of […]

Visitor-friendly signage is finally in Fallbrook’s future

Visitor-friendly signage is finally in Fallbrook’s future

Finding downtown Fallbrook is often a problem for first-time visitors and for years – 10 to be exact – town leaders have been trying to get approval to put up way-finding and directional signs. “The goal was very simple – to have directional signs coming into town – but the policies of the county (of […]

Warriors lose quarterback in addition to game

Warriors lose quarterback in addition to game

Fallbrook High lost more than a football game when ninth-ranked Torrey Pines came to town Sept. 8 as starting quarterback Jake McBroom suffered an injury that will sideline him for several weeks in the 44-0 defeat. McBroom sustained a possible fracture to his left collarbone when he was tackled hard midway through the second quarter. […]

Scam artist targets local businesses

A scam artist is targeting local business owners with an opportunity to advertise on scorecards that golfers receive when playing a round at the Pala Mesa Resort Golf Course. The problem: Pala Mesa is not currently offering that promotional opportunity. The scammer says he is calling Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce members about an advertising opportunity […]

Warriors football team ready for home opener

Warriors football team ready for home opener

The Fallbrook High football team will play its home opener Friday (Sept. 8) after beginning the season with a pair of road losses that couldn’t have been more different. The Warriors kicked off their season Aug. 25 at Westview and were never in the game, getting shutout 41-0. In their second game, Sept. 1 at […]

Ice Kat makes victorious return from layoff

Ice Kat makes victorious return from layoff

Ice Kat, idle since New Year’s Day, made a victorious return to the races Sept. 2 at Del Mar when he captured the 11th race in a photo finish. Trained at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, Ice Kat was making his first start since running fourth as a 5-2 favorite Jan. 1 […]

9/11 Memorial Hill Climb honors fallen and promotes unity

9/11 Memorial Hill Climb honors fallen and promotes unity

Hundreds of hikers will scale Monserate Mountain the morning of Sept. 9 as participants in the seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Hill Climb, an event that honors firefighters and law enforcement officers who gave their lives trying to rescue people in the World Trade Center immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers […]

Escrow still hasn’t closed on sale of hospital

Another close of escrow date for the sale of the Fallbrook Hospital building to Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. has come and gone without the sale being completed. The Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) board voted to sell the vacant building located at 624 East Elder to mental health provider Crestwood at its May 10 meeting […]