Chairman/Planning for Festival of Arts Members of the Bonsall Woman’s Club and 10 other woman clubs in the area enjoyed a “Fabulous 50’s Fantasy” at the Palomar District Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 13. Art, Crafts, Photography, Literature, Music and Drama were the highlights of the event. Entries submitted by the members of the […]

San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center

Senator Bill Morrow and staff assistant Sandra Fox enjoyed a morning visit with Bonsall Chamber of Commerce President Leigh Ann Howard at San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center on February 4.  Leigh Ann is the general manager of the facility. San Luis Rey Downs is a world class thoroughbred training center located in the […]

Rio Rico Restaurant

Rio Rico opened its doors fourteen years ago this month. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rio Rico! “Things I Love about my Restaurant” by Cynthia DeCindis, La Patrona de Rio Rico 1. The Boys: Sergio, Fidel, Silvano, Corey and Marlene; O Lucky Me to have had their support all these years. 2. La Cocina: The Heart of Rio […]


Hello, everyone! The February Sundowner, held at Pala Mesa, was well attended and considered a success.  The first raffle of members’ donations was great fun and netted $231 for our Chamber coffers! Our next Sundowner will be held at the La Sala Room in River Village and is our annual business meeting.  Committee reports will […]

Rainbow CPG vacancies filled

The Rainbow Community Planning Group, whose participation had been reduced to two board members in January, now has board members for each of its 15 seats. Although one of those members announced plans to resign, a successor has been identified and Rainbow once again has a full Community Planning Group board. Some vacancies existed prior […]

FPUD now able to store “new” water at Lake Skinner, save money

FALLBROOK — Ten years ago, water planners for the Fallbrook Public Utility District had a vision — a vision they thought would be a no-brainer — a quick slam-dunk. Their vision: FPUD had long had rights to collect local water in the Santa Margarita River but no place to store it. Lake Skinner had the […]

Buckingham joins Village Kitchen Design

Sandra Buckingham recently moved to the Fallbrook area and is working at Village Kitchen Design as a design consultant. Sandra has seven years’ experience in the interior design industry and over 20 years’ experience in customer service. Specializing now in kitchen, bathroom and laundry room remodels, Sandra is able to accommodate just about every customer’s […]

Wild Hair Salon celebrates fifth anniversary

Who says you can’t mix business and friendship? Pat Dahmer, Julie Prest, and Chris Phillips have created a successful business off of their successful friendships by doing what they all love to do. They opened Wild Hair Salon in Fallbrook on March 24, 2000, and are about to celebrate the business’ five-year anniversary. “We all […]

Ljubenkov, Beezhold, Watson reappointed

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the reappointments of John Ljubenkov and Jim Beezhold to seats on the Pala-Pauma Sponsor Group and Odgen Watson to his seat on the Upper San Luis Rey Resource Conservation District. The 5-0 vote March 1 seats Ljubenkov and Beezhold to terms expiring on January 5, 2009, and […]

AAUW International Group to meet

The International Discussion Group of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Wednesday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Regency, 609 E. Elder. In continuing with the theme of “Women and Their Circumstances Around the World,” the movie “Maria Full of Grace” will be shown, with a discussion to follow. The movie […]