Putting Fallbrook on the wine map

Putting Fallbrook on the wine map

Fallbrook residents Bob Howard and Tricia Hoffman both won best of class awards at the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest. Howard received two best of class honors when the awards were announced June 18, taking the distinction both for Dessert/Late Harvest and for Barbera. Hoffman received best of class recognition in the Blended […]

Caltrans selects existing alignment for Hwy. 76 widening

The California Department of Transportation announced that the existing alignment along State Route 76 will be used for the widening of the highway from east of South Mission Road to Interstate 15. The June 2 decision to utilize the northern alignment, which will widen Highway 76 along its existing path, will be incorporated into the […]

Supervisors approve Campus Park project for I-15 corridor

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to approve Passarelle’s Campus Park project northeast of Interstate 15 and State Route 76. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote May 11 approved the General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan Amendment, and zone reclassification for the project, granted a vesting site plan and a “B” designator site plan, adopted a […]

Storm celebrates 100th former player in majors

LAKE ELSINORE – This year is Lake Elsinore Storm’s 18th season, and they celebrated Century Night April 9 commemorating the 100th former Storm player to reach the major leagues. Cedric Hunter, who played for the Storm in 2008, opened the 2011 season on the San Diego Padres’ 25-man roster.  He made his major league debut […]

Hall of Famer “Duke” Snider passes at age 84

Hall of Famer “Duke” Snider passes at age 84

Baseball Hall of Fame member Duke Snider, who lived in Fallbrook for more than 50 years, passed away Feb. 27 at the Valle Vista convalescent home in Escondido. He was 84. “Sad day for Fallbrook,” said Bob Lucy, who headed the Duke Snider-Upper Deck Home Run Derby which took place at Fallbrook High School’s baseball […]

Brad Urquhart makes racing debut

Brad Urquhart makes racing debut

Brad Urquhart made his auto racing debut April 24 at Barona Speedway. Urquhart competed in the Factory Stocks class at Barona and was in fifth place before his 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo lost an axle with approximately four laps remaining in the 20-lap main event. “I was running so good. I was very excited,” Urquhart […]

Resendiz Bros. flowers part of award-winning Rose Parade float

Resendiz Bros. flowers part of award-winning Rose Parade float

For the second year in a row, a Tournament of Roses Parade float which included silverleaf flowers from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Rainbow earned an award from the parade’s judges. The Resendiz Brothers nursery includes plants other than proteas, and petals from the leucadendron argenteum tree, also known as silverleaf or silvertree, were on […]

Brooktown Racing teams third, fourth for season

Two of the Brooktown Racing teams earned top-five finishes in the Perris Auto Speedway’s Cruiser Division season standings. The car driven primarily by Jim Ramsey and Mike Lackey earned third place for the season after a third-place main event finish November 10 while the car of Kevin Martin, Debi Martin, and Dave Hill moved up […]

County’s public health officer advises caution

The ash created by the various October 2007 fires may contain hazardous chemicals, and San Diego County’s public health officer is urging caution when handling ash. “The ash particle’s more than just the wood. It’s synthetic materials found in people’s homes,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public heath officer. “The best measure is to […]

FPUD provided with temporary chlorination facility

The burning of Red Mountain during the Fallbrook (Rice) Fire cost the Fallbrook Public Utility District the chlorination facility for FPUD’s Red Mountain Reservoir, but FPUD is currently using a temporary portable facility provided by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The acquisition of the temporary chlorination facility was a combined effort of FPUD, […]