Local Press Coverage

The Fallbrook Senior Center had its Grand Re-Opening of the Village Thrift Store.  There are many items for sale.  On Saturday, October 20th, a major sale on large items, such as couches, chairs, and tables.  These items, and others, will be marked down to unheard of prices in order to make room at the facility.

We hope to see you here.  

November 6, 2013


       42-KARAT GOLD

              California Spirit Takes First Place

by Bob Hein

In mid-October Diane and I drove to St. George, Utah where Diane's softball team "California Spirit 65+" played in the Huntsman World Senior Games. This annual event attracts over 10,000 senior athletes from around the world to compete, over a three-week period, in all sports from Badminton to Volleyball. This year there were seventy women's softball teams competing in all age brackets from 50+ to 74+ and it was the thirteenth consecutive year in which Diane had competed at the Huntsman with a California Spirit team. That's as long as the women athletes have been permitted to participate in this prestigious senior event!

During her "younger" 55+ years Diane's Spirit teams enjoyed considerable success at the Huntsman games, however, it had been eight years since their last first place finish. This year they returned to the winner's circle by defeating the Houston, Texas "Dream Catchers" to advance to the final round against the Las Vegas "Neons". In this final game Diane drove in the winning run with a stand-up double in the last inning. Congratulations Diane - Gold is Good!

Picture is of Diane and husband Bob.

42 Karat gold? Yes! 42 is Diane's jersey number - get it?

We discovered our friend and fellow 8-ball pool player, Diane Hein, is a celebrity in the field of sports.  This article was printed in the Village News in 2010.

Friday, July 9th, 2010 Issue 27, Volume 14.

FALLBROOK – At the end of May, local resident Diane Hein learned she has been accepted for induction into the Senior Softball Hall of Fame in the class of 2010.

The induction ceremony will be held during the SPA Senior Women’s National Championship tournament at Gallatin, Tenn., Sept 16 - 19.

Voting for entry into the hall is done by representatives from each of the nine National Senior Softball organizations who select both men and women candidates previously nominated by their peers. Hein is only the tenth woman player to enter the hall and the first from California.

Hein started her senior ball career in 1994 in Fountain Valley and still plays in a ladies league in Huntington Beach one night a week and with the Fallbrook league one or two nights each week. Her tournament team, California Spirit 60s, participates in eight or 10 major national tournaments throughout the United States and Canada.

When asked how it feels to be in the Senior Softball Hall of Fame, Hein said, "I’m thrilled and proud to be honored by this award. Softball brings so much happiness and camaraderie to many senior women throughout the country, and it gives us an opportunity to watch and play against many skilled athletes."