Pala Raceway tries to quell traffic concerns as national motocross event returns this weekend for second year

Pala Raceway officials are trying to ease the concerns of Fallbrook and Pala area residents who experienced the negative traffic impacts the Lucas Oil American Motocross Association (AMA) Pro Motocross Championship Traxxas National caused when it was held for the first time last year. The second annual event, scheduled for this weekend, September 8 through10, […]

Pala Fire fully contained with $1.8 million price tag

Pala Fire fully contained with $1.8 million price tag

PALA – A brush fire sparked by a car crash in the Pala area was 100 percent contained today, and authorities said they expect to have full control over the blaze by this evening. The Pala Fire broke out around 10:25 a.m. Monday when a Toyota Camry crashed into a pole and caught fire near […]

Operation Tidal Wave nets drug, human traffickers

Operation Tidal Wave nets drug, human traffickers

Over 250 law enforcement personnel focused on disrupting and suppressing illegal activities throughout North County through Operation Tidal Wave (OTW) on Saturday, July 30, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., arresting 49 people during the operation and seizing $2,500 in cash, four guns and drugs estimated to have the street value of $1,000. The operation […]

Grandparents turn in missing 14-year-old Fallbrook girl to police up north

Grandparents turn in missing 14-year-old Fallbrook girl to police up north

Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Haley has announced that 14-year-old Alyssa Lopes has been returned to her family after going missing Aug. 3. “[Alyssa’s maternal grandparents] took her to the police department in Hanford,” said Haley, who stated the Fallbrook substation had worked the case with law enforcement in that area. “[Officers] had gone to check with […]