Week of July 11, 2024

  • Fire Safe Council receives grant

    Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council received a grant in the amount of $14,000 to support their efforts to help make Fallbrook fire safe. The grant was funded thanks to the generous contributions from SDG&E, the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation. These funds will be used to support additional "Chipping Days" where local residents can bring their cut vegetation to a central location to have the material chipped/shredded...

  • Sandia Creek Drive bridge construction to re-start in September

    Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Sandia Creek Drive bridge replacement project two miles north of Fallbrook is anticipated to re-start construction in September 2024 with a new pivoted design arching over the river close to the existing structure. What started as a fish passage project for endangered steelhead trout in the Santa Margarita River, led by CalTrout and funded by state and federal agencies, is an important multi-benefit community project that enhances public safety by also eliminating the top flooding hotspot in the county....

  • Slab bridge replaces old culvert bridge

    Jul 11, 2024

  • Rotary's 4th features dog show and demos

    Jul 11, 2024

  • NCFPD's Station 2 mom feeds the firefighters

    Jeff Egkan, Director NCFPD, D4 | Jul 11, 2024

    Imagine that, while prepping for and cooking dinner for the family, you are called out of the house for an uncertain amount of time. It could be 10 minutes; it could be two hours. You take all the washed and prepped ingredients, some already on the stove or grill, and you very quickly put them all back into the fridge. When you return, you bring out your unfinished meal and quickly finish the process so that you can all sit down to a meal together. Welcome to the world of...

  • Chihuahua brothers are available

    Jul 11, 2024

  • Worker of the Week offers E-bikes to go

    Jul 10, 2024

  • California Water Commission meeting to be live streamed

    Jul 10, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – The California Water Commission meeting will explore the range of projects funded through the Department of Water Resources Grant Programs. The July agenda also includes a State Water Project briefing, an overview of flood advocacy in the Central Valley, and a Water Storage Investment Program update. The meeting in Sacramento is open to the public to attend in person or virtually and will also be live streamed online, Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. at California Natural Resources Building, First Floor...

  • Mid-year budget adjustments add $308,269.82 for Village View Park funding

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 10, 2024

    The mid-year budget adjustments approved during the May 21 San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting included an additional $308,269.82 of funding for Village View Park. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote approved the additional funding for the Fallbrook park project to cover costs incurred during the winter storms. The change increases the total budgeted amount for Village View Park from $13,695,566 to $14,003,835. Mid-year budget adjustments reflect revenue received since the annual budget was adopted, quarterly fund...

  • Social Security to simplify disability evaluation process

    Jul 10, 2024

    WASHINGTON – When people become disabled under the statutory definition the Social Security Administration must follow, the agency helps them meet their basic needs and sustain a higher quality of life. Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Under both programs, the agency follows a five-step process to determine if an adult has a qualifying disability. In response to President...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Jul 10, 2024

    NOTE: While these reports have been taken straight from the Sheriff's Office, individuals are innocent until proven guilty. These addresses reveal the block number, not an exact location. July 1 800 blk Olive Ave. Arrest - Cover - Code 3 - Possession of narcotic controlled substance and controlled substance, felon possessing/buying/using stun gun, threatening executive officer with violence 300 blk E. Mission Rd. Petty theft - From building July 2 Pala Rd. & Horse Creek Ranch Rd. (2) Arrests - (1) Driving while license...

  • Students learn about pioneer life and present-day farming

    Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Monserate Christian Academy scholars embarked on a 6-week quest to learn about the life of the pioneers. Amidst learning all about homesteading, "Little House on the Prairie" (the book) and hatching baby chicks in an incubator within their studio, they invited local farmers as special guests to teach about modern day farming. During this session, they made homemade butter, whipped cream, ice cream, and apothecary boxes with homemade essential oils. With much...

  • Hope Clinic for Women celebrates fathers at Hope Walks!

    Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In 2023, Hope Clinic for Women hosted over 1,040 client visits, 789 individual educational classes, 71 free pregnancy tests, and 88 free ultrasounds. HCW Executive Director Carolyn Koole said, "We are thankful for the 23 babies born to moms in our programs! The choice these young moms and dads made to partner with us allowed them to experience the hospitality for which our community is known. Time spent with trained client advocates provided these families with...

  • Age Well Drive Smart class offered July 20

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – As the California Highway Patrol says, “Driving is freedom.” Keeping that freedom as one gets older is the focus of the "Age Well, Drive Smart" program. Senator Brian Jones invites all local seniors to join his office and the California Highway Patrol, Saturday, July 20, from 10-11 a.m. for the event at the Fallbrook Regional Health District Community Health & Wellness Center 1636 E. Mission Road. To attend, RSVP at https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/rsvp_main.php?district=SD40&rsvp=1248 or call...

  • Author Lederer to meet seniors at Silvergate

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – On Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 2-4 p.m., Silvergate Fallbrook will host an engaging discussion for interested local seniors with renowned San Diego Tribune Columnist Richard Lederer. This special “Meet The Author” event will feature an interactive discussion and book signing with the former KPBS host of “A Way With Words.” He will share his wit, wisdom and inspiration on aging and what it means to be a “senior” in today’s ever-changing world. Attendees who tour the community will also receive a free...

  • Model Aviation Day to be held Aug. 17

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Palomar Radio Control Flyers is hosting National Model Aviation Day at Johnson Field in Fallbrook on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where anyone can learn more about Radio Control Aircraft and sign up for free flying lessons. During this event, attendees will be able to see airplanes, jets, helicopters and drones fly at Johnson Field, home of the Palomar Radio Control Flyers club, which was founded in 1955. They will learn about and be able to see the many different kinds of radio control (R/C)...

  • FUESD honors retiring outdoor education teacher Scott Gordon

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District recently hosted a heartwarming open house event at the historic De Luz SchoolHouse, welcoming students, staff, and community members to celebrate the legacy of Scott Gordon, the retiring outdoor education teacher and long-time steward of the school house property. Gordon has dedicated over three decades to outdoor education and the De Luz SchoolHouse, fostering a deep respect for the environment among the countless...

  • Fallbrook STEM Academy honors high school graduates

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook STEM Academy students honored Fallbrook High School graduates who arrived in cap and gown and celebrated their accomplishments Wednesday, May 21. The event was marked by enthusiastic participation from Fallbrook STEM Academy students, who welcomed the graduates with roaring cheers, high fives and signs bearing positive messages. The Fallbrook STEM students created an electric atmosphere, filled with excitement and pride as they celebrated the...

  • Exciting changes happen at CTK Preschool

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Changes are taking place at Christ The King Lutheran Church Preschool. "We have revamped our preschool completely," explained CTK's Lead Pastor Brandon Way. "It is a play-based preschool." The preschool has a new director, Laura Humble, who has worked in early childhood education for more than 20 years. Humble said, "My greatest passion and joy comes from serving children ages zero to five, sharing the love of Jesus and helping them and their families as they...

  • Vicente wins scholarship

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Felipa Vicente Diego from Fallbrook High School won a Bill De La Fuente Scholarship. Diego and her family attended the 8th Annual Award Night on June 26 where she was awarded a Migrant Education scholarship in honor of Dr. Julian Nava, who was an American educator and loved helping the community. Vicente is attending Mira Costa College and plans to transfer to CSUSM to get her master's as a Spanish Teacher. Submitted by Migrant Education...

  • Things to avoid after applying for a mortgage

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – We previously talked about things to avoid before applying for a mortgage, now let’s talk about what not to do after. So, you’ve just applied for a mortgage, and now you’re in that waiting game and there are a few things you wanna steer clear of during this time to keep things smooth sailing. Below is a useful infographic from the folks at Keeping Current Matters to show just that. Things to avoid after applying for a mortgage > Don’t change bank accounts Doing this would mess up the lender’s ability to verify...

  • Mountain lion hit by car returns home to wild

    Jul 10, 2024

    RAMONA – A young male mountain lion is back in the wild where he belongs after spending seven months at San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center. The cub was released by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Wednesday, June 26, in Ventura County. Before release, he was outfitted with a satellite GPS collar for tracking to help ensure his future health and wellbeing. The five-month-old mountain lion first came to San Diego Humane Society on...

  • San Diego 2024 tax roll hits record high $768 billion – up 5.58%

    Jul 10, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Assessor Jordan Z. Marks certified the 2024 gross assessed value roll of all taxable property with a record-setting high of $768 billion, reflecting a 5.58% increase (or $40.6 billion) over last year. The 2024 assessment roll reflected unprecedented property tax savings of over $300 million for San Diego homeowners, disabled veterans, small businesses, affordable and homeless housing projects, and charitable organizations. This property tax relief also includes survivors of the 2024 Winter...

  • James Irving Youngdale

    Jul 10, 2024

    On Saturday, June 15, 2024, James Irving Youngdale passed away in Temecula Valley Hospital at the age of 82. Born in Little Falls, Minnesota to Louis and Rose Youngdale, the family moved to Vista, California in 1952. James graduated from Vista High school in 1960. Rather than attend college, James entered the workforce as a tech in the field of electronics and quickly worked his way up to management. James worked in the field of electronics his entire life. He married Sandra...

  • Nancy Earls Malone

    Jul 10, 2024

    A Celebration of Life for Nancy Earls Malone will be held Saturday, July 13, 1 - 3 p.m. at Antonio's Mexican Food, 423 Hueneme Rd, Port Hueneme 93041. Join us and please wear color to reflect her enduring lightness and brightness of spirit. Only 80 years young, Nancy Earls Malone passed on from this earth at 10:10 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2024. She was taken unconscious on May 29 to Sierra Vista Hospital, San Luis Obispo where she was diagnosed as having suffered an...

  • Potter Jr. High JV girls basketball team clinches Coastal Conference Championship

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Potter "Braves" Middle School 7th grade girls basketball team completed an undefeated season and won the Coastal Conference Middle School Girls Basketball Championship. The Braves secured their title with a commanding 42-19 victory over Vista Innovation and Design Academy (VIDA) on May 29. The championship game showcased the Braves' strong defensive presence and suffocating full-court press, which allowed them to take an 18-8 lead at halftime. Offensively,...

  • Bonsall Unified provides exciting summer learning programs

    Jul 10, 2024

    BONSALL – This summer, the Bonsall Unified School District offered an array of engaging and educational programs for students. The diverse offerings included a standout four-day golf clinic with community partner The Golf Club of California, which quickly became a highlight of the district's summer activities. The golf clinic was led by Kyle Straeter, an elementary school teacher at Bonsall, and high school PE coach Eric Hendy with support by the dedicated athletic...

  • Draft for senior softball is July 31

    Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Senior Softball is welcoming new players who are 50 plus years of age. Games are played at Ingold Sports Park Mondays thru Thursdays at 4 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 3:30. Each team is scheduled to play two games per week. The league is currently looking for new players. Potential players must show for a screening prior to being placed on a team so that an appropriate placement on a team can be made. The league is currently in season #3 which will end near the beginning of August. The deadline...

  • Majewski has larger role at county fair with exhibit moved to outside

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 10, 2024

    Karla Majewski has the title of "Bug Wrangler" for the insect exhibit at the San Diego County Fair. In past years, the exhibit which includes non-insect invertebrates had been in the California Grown barn, but this year it was moved to the outside infield area known as "The Farm." "I'm able to take my bugging abilities to more of a back yard to educate people," Majewski said. Majewski was also involved in other aspects of The Farm. Kathy Wadham is the exhibit coordinator for...

  • Herzman given Best of Division, donated award at county fair's Home Made exhibit

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 10, 2024

    Debbie Herzman entered four creations in the San Diego County Fair's Home Made competition, and the Bonsall resident's awards included a Best of Division honor and a donated award from the San Diego Bead Society. All four of Herzman's entries received ribbons for placing in their class. Two of those were first-place awards, and she also received second place and third place at the class level. "It's always nice when you can place," Herzman said. Herzman won the Best of...

  • Railroad Heritage Park work funded by the Community Benefit Program

    Jul 10, 2024

  • A bag that holds no privacy

    Lorene Morris, Special to the Village News | Jul 10, 2024

    One of my favorite primetime series is "This Is Us." It depicts the Pearson family's triumphs, troubles, and tight bonds. Its heartwarming drama captured many hearts. For me, one episode stands out: "The Death of Jack Pearson." He dies suddenly and unexpectedly. His wife, Rebecca, breaks down. Alone and devastated, she receives his belongings in a plastic bag and walks down the hallway to leave the hospital. The scene is barren, without comfort or compassion. In a word,...

  • Support group to hear about Foundation for Senior Care

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – North County Parkinson's Support Group Fallbrook invites any interested to join its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, every fourth Friday of the month. This month’s meeting is on Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to noon at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road. The topic will be “Extending Independent Living, Local Resources” with the speaker being Perla Hurtado, executive director of the Foundation for Senior Care, where she has served for the past three years. The...

  • Affordable health screenings are coming to Fallbrook

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Residents living in and around Fallbrook can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Zion Lutheran Church will host this community event on Aug. 5. The site is located at 1405 East Fallbrook St. Screenings can check for: • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health. • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels ...

  • 7 Resources you can use to manage your mental health

    Stan Popovich, Special to the Village News | Jul 10, 2024

    Are you having trouble finding places to get some assistance for your mental health? Nowadays, many places have waiting lists, and some places can be very expensive. This can be very frustrating when you need help right away. As a result, here are seven options you can use to start the process of getting some assistance as quickly as possible. 1. Contact your doctor: Your doctor is a great source in finding available mental health resources in your area. Explain your situation to your doctor and ask if he or she knows of...

  • Enhancing oncology care: A new approach at Rancho Springs and Inland Valley Hospitals

    Jul 10, 2024

    SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY – In a significant stride towards improving oncology care in Southwest Riverside County, Oncology Rancho Springs and Inland Valley Hospitals have launched a pioneering initiative: the Southwest Healthcare Oncology Program. This initiative promises to redefine cancer care delivery through a patient-centric, team-based model that aims to enhance every aspect of the patient journey from screening to survivorship. Patient-centric care redefined The cornerstone of the Southwest Healthcare Oncology...

  • Temecula Valley Hospital performs first successful MitraClip® procedure

    Jul 10, 2024

    TEMECULA – Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital announces the successful completion of its first MitraClip® procedure, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to providing high quality cardiac care to the community. The MitraClip procedure, a minimally invasive treatment for mitral valve regurgitation, offers new hope to patients who are not suitable candidates for open-heart surgery. Mitral valve regurgitation, a condition where the heart's mitral...

  • Honoring special North County residents

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District | Jul 10, 2024

    I wanted to take a moment to recognize some exceptional residents in North County whose dedication, resilience, and service have enriched our community. These individuals and groups have made North County an extraordinary place to live, and we are proud to present the 2024 State of North County award winners. Eric Weirather, the band director for Rancho Buena Vista High School, has been a guiding force in music education for 28 years. Eric’s unwavering commitment continues...

  • The misguided notion of reparations in California

    Julie Reeder, Publisher | Jul 10, 2024

    California is a state that never legalized slavery. Gov. Newsom and his supermajority have approved $12 million in a budget with a $50 Billion deficit for reparations. I may be wrong, but this seems to me to be a decision that is not only historically misplaced but also financially irresponsible, considering the state’s dire economic situation. First, I think it’s important to acknowledge that California never practiced slavery. While there has been injustice in the past...

  • Defending the Second Amendment – An essential fight

    Jul 10, 2024

    In a significant legal move, the National Rifle Association has chosen to challenge the state of California's newly imposed excise tax on guns and ammunition. This action, led by the NRA, is not just a matter of contesting a financial imposition but a vital stand for upholding our Second Amendment rights. The excise tax in question places an undue financial burden on law-abiding gun owners and enthusiasts, effectively penalizing responsible citizens who are exercising their constitutional freedoms. These financial strains...

  • Re: 'Trump committed serious crimes and should not be president again' and 'Trump must be held accountable for his crimes against our country' [Village News, Letters, 6/27/24]

    Jul 10, 2024

    Two letters in the June 27 issue of the Village News opinion section were remarkable for their similarities. Both rehashed the usual theme of Donald Trump being a convicted felon who will end "our democracy" and take away our freedom to vote – nothing new there. One letter is authored by "Todd Musto," the second letter's author is "Maria Goodrich." These two letters are so alike in length, verbiage, and left-wing cliches that if I didn't know better, one could be the rough draft of the other. Some examples of the...

  • Beagle Freedom Project

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District | Jul 10, 2024

    Recently, at a ceremony in the Capitol, I was honored to recognize Shannon Keith, President and Founder of the Beagle Freedom Project, along with volunteer Melina Shirley, to recognize their tireless efforts to save the lives of countless dogs, cats and other animals in laboratories. This extraordinary organization is the world’s leading advocate for rescuing and rehoming animals used in experimental research. Because of their gentle dispositions and submissive natures,...

  • Senate Minority Leader Jones's Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act passes Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Jul 11, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – Last night, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously approved Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones’s (R-San Diego) bipartisan Senate Bill 1074, called the “Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act” (SAFE Act). “We are thankful that the Assembly Public Safety Committee understands the need to protect our communities from dangerous sexually violent predators,” said Leader Jones. “SVPs have committed such heinous and violent sex crimes that I argue...

  • Library art exhibits feature prints and birdhouses

    Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – "It Never Rains in California" and "Messaging Birdhouses" exhibitions open in the Fallbrook Library July 15 and run through Aug. 23 and are hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library. On Saturday, Aug. 3, there will be a reception for the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. where we can meet and talk with the artists. Live music and refreshments will be offered and all are welcome to attend this free event. In the Community Room, "It Never Rains in California" features...

  • 'Whispers Of Betrayal' unravels dark family secrets

    Jul 10, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – On a journey of discovery into her parents' history of love and fame in war torn Italy, Adela Edgecombe discovered a secret deception within love letters and from family who had been tight-lipped about the scandals for decades. "Whispers of Betrayal," nominated for a National Book Award, is an Armin Lear Press release now available worldwide. Since every human personality is at root mysterious, all families present us with an abundance of mysteries, the chief...

  • Summer brunch offers musical entertainment

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites all families and children to attend a Summer Brunch in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Friday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, doors open at 9:15 a.m. The program will feature NVoice Studios Children's Show Choirs, directed by Sandra Kopitzke who will present their 2024 spring/ summer program entitled "Best Day of My Life" for our enjoyment. It features high energy songs of yesterday...

  • Library event to feature flamenco music and dance

    Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Library presents “Ecos de España: Spanish Classical & Flamenco Music & Dance,” Saturday, July 20, 2-3 p.m. Flamenco dancer Susana Elena will introduce and perform a variety of dances from Spain and Gypsy Spain. Solo classical guitarist Dr. Randy Pile will play a selection of the timeless compositions created for the Spanish guitar. This is a cost-free family program. The audience learns how to clap to flamenco rhythm, use their arms and hands like flamenco dancers, and at the show’s end,...

  • Feeding San Diego receives $50,000 grant for school pantry program

    Jul 10, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Feeding San Diego has received a $50,000 grant from Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors program to combat hunger during the summer months and after school hours when school-aged children face higher rates of food insecurity. The grant is part of the “Fight Hunger, Serve Hope” initiative from the company’s private label brand O Organics and will be used to support the School Pantry Program. Feeding San Diego’s largest program targeting childhood hunger, school pantries are...

  • Pandas arrive safely in San Diego

    Jul 10, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Yun Chuan and Xin Bao, the first pandas to enter the United States in 21 years, have arrived safely in San Diego. They will spend the next several weeks acclimating to their new home in a private habitat at the San Diego Zoo and will not be viewable to the public during this time. They are being monitored closely by expert wildlife health and care teams who will determine when the pair are ready to meet the public. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will share more...

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