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Gem society ‘heartbroken’ over destruction of stolen piece

One of the most prized specimens stolen during a smash-and-grab heist at the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum is no longer intact — rendering it worthless, a museum official said this week. The nine-inch-long pink and green specimen was among five notable pieces stolen from the treasured tourmaline collection during …

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Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society to host potluck, meeting

From left, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society members Christiane Toft and Bonnie Parsley show their gem and mineral specimens and handcrafted jewelry to members Angela De La Certa, Toni Carpenter and Rebecca Diaz. Elizabeth Cheatham photo FALLBROOK – After a busy summer primarily devoted to their booth and individual exhibits at the …

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Joey Lucchesi’s gem paces Missions’ playoff win

Joey Lucchesi saved one of his best Double-A starts for the Texas League playoffs. The left-handed Luchessi struck out five over seven scoreless innings and Double-A San Antonio’s offense banged out 12 hits in a 9-0 win over host Midland. The victory gave the Missions a 2-1 lead in the …

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Samardzija pitches gem in Giants’ 3-0 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO — Jeff Samardzija was about as dominant as a pitcher can be, short of throwing a no-hitter or perfect game. Samardzija allowed just three singles — two that didn’t leave the infield — in pitching his first shutout since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered to …

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Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society rock solid at fair

Meg Berry’s first-place winner in mixed display, work done by exhibitor. FALLBROOK – Although Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society (FGMS) suspends regular monthly meetings during July and August, summertime was not an idle time for this active educational non-profit. Anyone attending the San Diego County Fair who toured the Hall …

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Michel Baez turns in another TinCaps gem

Michel Baez is still unbeaten in pro ball. The 21-year-old Cuban struck out nine over seven shutout innings on Monday in low Single-A Fort Wayne’s 3-1 win over host Great Lakes, the TinCaps’ fourth straight win. Baez (5-0, 0.74) scattered four hits and a walk in the start, his sixth …

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