De Luz oversight nixed by planning group

Concerns raised by all sides prompted Fallbrook Community Planning Group members to decide not to take an oversight role in rural, rugged De Luz. The unanimous vote to recommend that the planning group’s jurisdiction not be expanded ended months of study, doubts and concerns. The debate seemed easy to resolve in the end, as many […]

De Luz fire involves five acres

A brush fire, ignited by a vehicle fire, consumed approximately five acres in the vicinity of Sky Ranch and De Luz Murrieta Roads on Thursday afternoon, April 17. CAL FIRE San Diego crews responded to the incident, although it took place on property just across the Riverside County line. “There was a threat to a […]

Fire at Lake Elsinore animal shelter

An early morning fire has destroyed a portable unit at the Animal Friends of the Valley Shelter in Lake Elsinore. The fire was contained to one unit known as the puppy trailer. According to reports all animals in the portable unit died in the fire. The incident was reported at 5 a.m. when firefighters arrived […]

The energy drink revolution

The energy drink revolution

Energy Drinks 101 : Don’t be blinded by all the pretty colors Could it be that the traditional idea of American soda has been reinvented? In the market, next to Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Dr. Pepper and root beer, are brightly colored cans emblazoned with names such as Monster, Amp, Red Bull and Rockstar. These fizzy […]

Chamber of Commerce offers help in person and by phone

People needing an update on the impact of the Rice Canyon Fire may call or come into the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, which has become the “voice of the town,” says spokesperson, Eileen Delaney. The chamber is interfacing with the North County Fire Protection District regularly and disseminating information as fast as they get it. […]

Fallbrook Hospital to re-open this week

FALLBROOK- Employees at Fallbrook Hospital announced Saturday, October 27, that they are working with local and state authorities, and air quality and other specialists to prepare for the reopening of the hospital and Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Facility. The hospital is expected to reopen mid- to late-week after passing a combined survey by the Department of […]

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 […]