Fallbrook family arrested for smuggling illegal aliens

Four members of a Fallbrook family were arraigned in federal court on September 8 on charges they were involved in an illegal alien smuggling ring that had been bringing illegal immigrants in to the United States from Mexico since 1996. Maria del Carmen Alvarez, Indalecio Alvarez-Montoya, Juan Alvarez and Patricia Marquez were charged with conspiracy […]

FCPG chairman calls Pardee’s latest plan ‘ghetto’

At the regular meeting of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG) on September 15, Pardee Homes’ request for a General Plan amendment to subdivide the 390 acres located east of Interstate 15 and north of State Route 76, between the Passarelle and Pappus projects, to their specifications was unanimously denied by the FCPG board. Plans […]

Shady Grove gets okay to reduce home sizes

The request for a Major Use Permit modification by KB Homes to change their architectural plans for single-family residences in the Shady Grove Development was approved in a split decision by the Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG) during their regular meeting September 15. KB Homes’ major use permit modification would impact the Shady Grove Development […]

Audit, election addressed by healthcare district

The Fallbrook Healthcare District Board of Directors met September 10 to discuss the outcome of the fiscal year audit, the upcoming election and other topics concerning the Healthcare District. At the meeting, Ken Pun, a CPA with Caporicci & Larson, reported that after going over Fallbrook Healthcare District’s book of accounting records for two years, […]

New effort reaches out to ‘at risk’ youth

With local residents meeting and learning how to have a gang injunction implemented here to keep Fallbrook’s streets safe, one group of former gang members and drug addicts is taking their own approach to reach out to ‘at risk’ youth in the Fallbrook community. I See the Light Industries is a group of Fallbrook residents […]

KB Homes’ downsizing plan not yet approved

A motion to approve the modification to the Major Use Permit that KB Homes has for the Shady Grove development did not receive enough affirmative votes to pass at the August 18 meeting of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group (FCPG). In order for the motion to pass, it needed eight affirmative votes; it only received […]

Bus cuts lead to traffic jams in Bonsall

Bus cuts lead to traffic jams in Bonsall

Parents dropping off their students for the first day of school at Bonsall Elementary on Monday were greeted with unwelcome lines of traffic on roads leading to the school, as a result of the District’s cuts in bus transportation. Traffic was backed up past the Camino del Rey and Highway 76 intersection, spilling over to […]

Eighth-graders will have to be proficient in algebra

The California State Board of Education has announced that in three years’ time, all eighth grade students in California will be required to take an algebra standards test, requiring students to have a full knowledge and firm grasp on algebraic thinking before entering high school. In order to enable most of their students to meet […]

Drug-sniffing dogs will be used at Potter Jr. High

With an action taken Monday night, August 18, to amend Board Bylaw 5145.12 ‘Search and Seizure,’ the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) Board of Trustees has moved forward to allow the use of narcotics-sniffing canines at Potter Junior High School beginning with the 2008-2009 school year. The step to bring in drug-sniffing dogs to […]