USMC reports Birchfield killed in Afghanistan

CAMP PENDLETON- The United States Marine Corps reports that Lance Corporal Joshua H. Birchfield was killed by small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Friday. Birchfield, a 24-year-old rifleman from Westville, Ind., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I […]

Governor Schwarzenegger issues statement on death of Camp Pendleton Marine

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the death of Lance Cpl. Alejandro J. Yazzie of Rock Point, AZ: “Lance Corporal Alejandro Yazzie was a valiant member of our nation’s armed forces and Maria and I were saddened to learn of his death. We will be forever grateful for Alejandro’s selfless service to […]

Recognizing 233 years of black Marines

Recognizing 233 years of black Marines

The United States celebrates February as Black History Month by recognizing the many contributions made by African-Americans throughout history. Although blacks were brought to America as slaves, many African-Americans contributed to the foundation of American society. One of the most prestigious contributions included serving as Marines. “We didn’t learn much about black history growing up,” […]

Seal pleads no contest to charge in alcohol-related death of 19-year old

An individual who served beer to a 19-year-old Fallbrook man, who later died in a drunk-driving collision, has pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor of furnishing alcohol to a minor. While earlier stories by other publications erroneously claim he had pleaded guilty, Shane Seal, 22, pleaded no contest in the furnishing of alcohol to Sean […]

Weather forecast calling for possible drizzle

Weather forecast for Saturday is now calling for light drizzle over a three hour period, possibly three-hundredths of an inch total. A Pacific system of moderate intensity will move through the area Friday night and Saturday, bringing rain and possibly snow in the mountains. Gusty winds in the mountains and adjacent deserts and a slight […]

Pala Mesa proves great venue for Fallbrook Bridal Fair, despite rain

Pala Mesa proves great venue for Fallbrook Bridal Fair, despite rain

EARLY VERSION, photos to follow After being moved to Pala Mesa due to rain, The Fallbrook Bridal Fair provided great fun and the opportunity for brides-to-be to talk with wedding industry professionals. “Things really couldn’t have gone any better for the show. Kat Jackson from Pala Mesa was so gracious and Pala Mesa was so […]

Mom pleads guilty to charges in alcohol party case

Deborah Gibney, 46, who was arrested and charged with violating San Diego County’s Social Host Ordinance (SECF 32.1503) as a result of an incident at her Fallbrook home on June 10, 2009, pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge on Feb. 9. Lt. Phil Brust, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation said he was “very pleased” […]

Medical marijuana dispensary ordered to “cease and desist”

Fallbrook’s medical marijuana dispensary has shut its doors after being served with a cease and desist order by the county. According to Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation commander Lt. Phil Brust, Mother Earths Alternative Healing Cooperative, located at 434 East Mission Road, was ordered to vacate its building February 5 due to violation of San Diego County […]

Cyclist Floyd Landis being sought on international arrest warrant

TEMECULA – Temecula-based cyclist Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win for using a banned performance-enhancing drug, was being sought today on arrest warrant issued by a French judge. Landis, 34, allegedly hacked into a computer in Chatenay-Malabry lab in September of 2006, according to the warrant. It was unclear […]

4.5 quake felt throughout San Diego County, following two quakes Saturday

TECATE – An earthquake with a preliminary estimated magnitude of 4.5 struck northern Baja California today, and was felt through much of San Diego County, but no damage was immediately reported. The epicenter of the shaker, which struck at 1:35 p.m., was 21 miles south of Tecate, or 40 miles southeast of downtown San Diego, […]