County employee donations help local nonprofits

James Kecskes County of San Diego Communications Office On March 28, the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization distributed $178,630 in grants to 92 nonprofit organizations throughout the San Diego region. The funds are provided through the donations of County of San Diego employees and retirees. Checks were presented to recipients by CECO at its […]

Help needed in locating missing man

Trevor Montgomery Breaking News Writer On April 6, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department sent out a notice asking for the public’s help locating a missing person, Daniel Joseph Frank Foster, 28, of Fallbrook. According to sheriff’s officials, Foster disappeared “under suspicious circumstances and may have met with foul play”. At that time, it was thought […]

Supervisors approve marijuana dispensary ban

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to ban marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated San Diego County. Dianne Jacob, Kristin Gaspar, and Bill Horn voted in favor of a complete ban on both medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational dispensaries, including cultivation-only facilities and existing facilities which will be given a five-year amortization period. Greg Cox […]

Supervisors express opposition to proposed legislation reducing local control

Three potential new state laws which would affect only the County of San Diego now have official opposition from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. A 5-0 Board of Supervisors vote March 21 directed the county’s chief administrative officer to: draft a letter expressing the county supervisors’ opposition to Assembly Bill 801, which would […]

FBA Spring Fallbrook Clean Up Day scheduled for April 22

FBA Spring Fallbrook Clean Up Day scheduled for April 22

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) has scheduled their spring community-wide Clean Up Day for Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day), in conjunction with the statewide California Creek to Bay Cleanup held by I Love a Clean San Diego. In San Diego County alone, the event brings together roughly 6,400 volunteers, local businesses, community organizations […]

Deputy McCormick from Fallbrook substation honored

Deputy Evan McCormick of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation was one of a dozen deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to be honored for his work in recovering stolen vehicles in San Diego County last year. The 12 deputies collectively arrested 71 people and recovered 188 stolen cars worth more than $1.5 million in […]

FPUD board and audience given briefing on Conjunctive Use Project

The non-voting items at the Feb. 27 Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) board meeting included a presentation on the Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project. FPUD assistant general manager Jack Bebee provided the presentation on the Conjunctive Use Project which will be the subject of FPUD votes for specific actions over the next several months. “It […]

Supervisors declare San Diego County nation’s first Hidden Heroes County

San Diego County has become the nation’s first Hidden Heroes County. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote March 14 approved a resolution endorsing the county’s participation in the Hidden Heroes campaign to recognize caregivers of injured military veterans. “These caregivers are hidden caregivers,” said Supervisor Bill Horn. On a nationwide basis approximately […]