Sullivan Middle School girls win cross country league titles

Sullivan Middle School girls win cross country league titles

Both of Sullivan Middle School’s girls cross country teams took first place at the North County Middle School Cross Country League championship meet, Oct. 25, at Kit Carson Park in Escondido. Team points are derived by adding the positions of a school’s first five finishers; a school’s sixth and seventh runners are not scored, but […]

Ortega, Flanagan, Nordeen, Costa, Johnson and Olson selected to superintendent’s advisory committee

The Bonsall Unified School District board meeting, Nov. 9, saw the selection of Eric Ortega, Tom Flanagan, Eric Nordeen, Kassandra Costa, Jeff Johnson and Brian Olson to the superintendent’s advisory committee which will identify and analyze sites for a new high school campus. The BUSD board voted 4-0, with Dick Olson not present, to approve […]

Rainbow Water District allows meter size reductions

The update of the Rainbow Water District capacity charges included allowing for smaller meters. The Rainbow board voted 4-0, with Hayden Hamilton absent, July 27, to approve the revisions in the district’s capacity fee ordinance which also changes the wastewater capacity fee variable for single-family homes from number of bedrooms to square footage of the […]

Toth enters MASL season with increased expectations

After the conclusion of the 2016-2017 Major Arena Soccer League season, San Diego Sockers goalkeeper Chris Toth was selected to the all-MASL first team which also made the 2007 Fallbrook High School graduate the all-MASL goalkeeper of the year. The honor means nothing in terms of the Sockers’ 2017-2018 season, which began Nov. 2, although […]

County crop value up 2.6 percent, acreage stabilizes

The total commercial production value of agricultural crops in San Diego County was $1,746,623,682 in 2016, a 2.6 percent increase from the 2015 total of $1,701,776,951. “It was very encouraging to see a 45 million increase in total gross dollars,” said San Diego County Farm Bureau executive director Eric Larson. The 2016 total crop value […]

Recommendations to control traffic in Rainbow

The county’s Traffic Advisory Committee recommended a 30 mph speed limit on Rice Canyon Road and an all-way stop control at Rice Canyon Road and Rainbow Heights Road. The TAC’s unanimous Oct. 27 recommendations are subject to San Diego County Board of Supervisors approval. A first reading and introduction of the ordinances for the radar-enforceable […]

TOT revenue drops slightly in Fallbrook, increases in Pauma and Bonsall

The county’s Transient Occupancy Tax revenue collected from facilities in Fallbrook during Fiscal Year 2016-17 decreased from the previous year’s total although 2016-17 Bonsall and Pauma collections increased from the 2015-16 figures. Lodging facilities in Fallbrook contributed $445,830.82 of TOT revenue during Fiscal Year 2016-17 compared to $456,682.82 of collections during 2015-16. Pauma’s TOT generation […]

Supervisors approve list of gas tax roads

The most noticeable provisions of the Road Repair and Accountability Act passed by the state Legislature earlier in 2017 are an increase in the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon, which will be effective November 2017, and an increase in vehicle registration fees based on vehicle value and between $25 and $175, which will […]

Groundbreaking begins Pala Casino expansion project

Groundbreaking begins Pala Casino expansion project

Pala tribal chair Robert Smith removed an awning from a 14-year-old poolside kiosk with a bulldozer for the Oct. 17 groundbreaking of Pala Casino’s expansion project. The $170 million expansion and renovation will include a new hotel tower, a larger pool area, a larger casino area, three additional levels on the hotel parking structure, and […]

Lady Warriors’ tennis team completes dual match portion of season

Fallbrook High School’s girls tennis team concluded the dual match portion of the Warriors’ 2017 season with a 4-12 overall record, including a 1-7 mark in Valley League competition. “We just weren’t at full strength in a couple of matches that we might have been able to win,” Fallbrook coach Bill Lenaway said. “A lot […]

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