Man named in felony warrant still at large

FALLBROOK – A possibly armed man named in a felony warrant is still at large today after he fled into a storm drain and jumped across several roofs to escape capture in Fallbrook, authorities said. Sheriff’s officials identified that suspect as Jerrad Matthew Reed, 32, and said he evaded capture despite deputies deploying police dogs […]

Reward offered for information on Fallbrook home burglary

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – On Aug. 8, San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation asked for help in identifying and locating the person who broke into the garage of a home and stole $15,000 worth of custom carved wooden bowls. The incident happened overnight July 27 at a home in […]

Close of escrow on hospital sale still pending as of Aug. 8

As of Aug. 8, the deadline for this issue of the Village News, escrow had not yet closed on the sale of the Fallbrook Hospital building to Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. The Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) board voted to sell the empty building located at 624 East Elder St. to Crestwood for $4.5 million […]

NCFPD receives $175,000 AFG grant award

NCFPD receives $175,000 AFG grant award

FALLBROOK ­– North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) has received a $175,000 AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grants) award toward the purchase of a new ambulance. “With emergency medical calls increasing by nearly 20 percent over the last two years and ambulance mileage tripling with the loss of Fallbrook Hospital, we could not have asked for […]


In the July 27 issue of the Village News, the press release “FLC partners with local businesses in new charitable giving program” misspelled Reyna Beckler’s name. The Fallbrook Land Conservancy apologizes for the error.

Authorities identify motorcyclist killed on I-15

FALLBROOK – Authorities today identified a Temecula motorcyclist killed over the weekend in a crash on a North County freeway. Jacinto Gerardo Noya Skinfield, 50, was thrown from his 2000 Harley-Davidson when he crashed into a Toyota Camry that suddenly cut into his lane about 5:50 a.m. Saturday, officials from the San Diego County Medical […]

Poetry workshop for preteens offered

RAINBOW – The San Diego Entertainment + Arts Guild (SDEAG) has received a $300 grant from the San Diego County Community Enhancement Funding program for a free poetry workshop for preteenagers (7 to 12 years old) at the Escondido Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. The workshop will be led by […]

Rotarians learn about Storm baseball

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Village Rotary’s latest speaker, on July 18, was Raj Narayanan, general manager of the Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball Stadium and member of the Temecula Rotary. Narayanan said that the stadium now has new seats and various daily promotions such as Friday Fireworks and Disability Awareness Night, and as a thank you to […]

FLC partners with local businesses in new charitable giving program

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Land Conservancy has launched a new fundraising program that not only helps support its conservation efforts, but it also benefits local business owners. It’s called Village Green, “a way for people to support the FLC as they go about their regular errands in town,” said Susan Liebes, vice chairman of the […]