Week of July 18, 2024

  • Woman taken into custody after Assault with a Deadly Weapon call

    Julie Reeder - AC Investigations | Jul 23, 2024

    A woman was detained and taken into custody at the Fallbrook substation this morning after a 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon call at 8:41 am in the 300 block of W. Clemmens in Fallbrook. Fallbrook Sheriff's responded as well as an ASTREA helicopter. The ASTREA announcement pertained to a 27-year-old Hispanic female with a red flannel jacket. The woman was found and expected to be charged, according to Fallbrook Sheriff Lt. McNeal. There were no injuries reported. "It was a...

  • Rainbow MWD adopts 2024-25 budget

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 18, 2024

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District adopted its 2024-25 budget. Rainbow’s board voted 5-0 June 25 to adopt the budget. The budget anticipates $54,278,800 of water and wastewater revenue and $57,163,770 of expenditures including $5,952,369 in capital projects, $4,803,090 of debt service, and $3,409,709 for the initial exit fee payment for the detachment of Rainbow from the San Diego County Water Authority. A 4-1 vote at the May 28 Rainbow board meeting, with Michael Mack opposed, recommended $931,000 of reductions in the...

  • State Treasurer Ma visits Fallbrook

    Jeff Egkan, NCFPD Director, District 4 | Jul 18, 2024

    Our little "Friendly Village" recently had a visit from one of our state's most influential elected officials. On July 12, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma spent nearly the entire day in our community, meeting local elected officials from each of the community's special districts and school districts at a luncheon, touring an avocado packing facility, an avocado grove, two fire stations, and culminating in an evening wine tasting event hosted by the Fallbrook Democratic...

  • Quilting Community Gives Back: Fallbrook Quilt Guild Honors Veterans

    Erick Maganda, Village News Intern | Jul 18, 2024

    On Thursday afternoon, the 11th of July, the Fallbrook Quilt Guild (FQG) hosted an event honoring veterans at the Fallbrook Community Health and Wellness Center. Through the help of donations, the FQG gifted beautifully designed quilts for the attending veterans. The veterans who were awarded are Bob Monarez, Cynthia Monarez, Justin Luczyk, Jerry Edwards, Randy Newcomg, Mike Burgener, Art Blodgett, Lloyd Prosser, Joe Anguiano, Larry Fox, George Brown, Dale Gilbert, Tom Frew,...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Jul 18, 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 7 200 blk S. Brandon Rd. Arrest - Subject stop - Driving without a valid drivers license 1100 blk S. Mission Rd. Arrest - Assault with deadly weapon: not a firearm 400 blk Ammunition Rd. Simple battery 5700 blk Camino Del Rey Arrest - Threaten crime with intent to terrorize July 8 1300 blk E. Mission Rd. Arrest - Contempt of court:...

  • AAUW hosts chamber SunUpper

    Jul 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook AAUW hosted a SunUpper at the Fallbrook Chamber. Guests enjoyed a feast as they met various members who told them about the club's activities. New flyers had been created to explain everything about AAUW and a few visitors indicated interest in joining the group. Submitted by Fallbrook...

  • Worker of the Week runs the Yogurt Palace

    Jul 17, 2024

  • Rainbow MWD board approves rate, capacity fee increases

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 17, 2024

    Two separate 5-0 Rainbow Municipal Water District board votes June 25 approved an increase for water and wastewater rates and an increase in capacity fees. Water rates will increase by approximately 4.5% while wastewater rates will be increased by 13%. The first capacity fee increase in seven years will be 26.4%. In November 1996, the state's voters passed Proposition 218, which requires a public vote on benefit assessments but exempts water and sewer rate increases if a cost of service study shows a relationship between...

  • NCFPD revises grant agreement with health care district

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 17, 2024

    The grant agreement between the North County Fire Protection District and the Fallbrook Regional Health District has been revised. The health care district had been funding half of the cost of new and refurbished NCFPD ambulances including equipment. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote Tuesday, June 25, approved the new agreement in which the health care district will provide a flat grant award of $200,000 per fiscal year for the ambulance replacements. “That was good,” NCFPD fire chief Keith McReynolds said. Fallbrook Hospital...

  • Fallbrook athletes commit to college teams

    Jul 18, 2024

    At the 2024 Student Athlete Signing Day, FUHS Athletic Director Pat Walker said, "Congrats to you guys, you're entering into this new season and I want to talk a little about that, but I want to first talk about the parents because I've been there. I've had to drive to showcases in Arizona and I had to go to practices and make sure they're on time every day and all of these different clinics you guys have been grinding as parents supporting your student athlete probably from...

  • Quilting Community gives back: Fallbrook Quilt Guild honors veterans

    Erick Maganda, Village News Intern | Jul 18, 2024

    On Thursday afternoon, July 11, the Fallbrook Quilt Guild hosted an event honoring veterans at the Fallbrook Community Health and Wellness Center. Through the help of donations, the FQG gifted beautifully designed quilts for the attending veterans. The veterans who were awarded are Bob Monarez, Cynthia Monarez, Justin Luczyk, Jerry Edwards, Randy Newcomg, Mike Burgener, Art Blodgett, Lloyd Prosser, Joe Anguiano, Larry Fox, George Brown, Dale Gilbert, Tom Frew, and Herbert...

  • FRHD awards its 2024-2025 grants

    Jul 18, 2024

  • Fallbrook Summer Nights are back

    Jul 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In 2023, the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club teamed up with the Fallbrook Village Association and the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Station to sponsor a Summer Nights/National Night Out event, and this summer, they will host two Summer Nights and welcome the community to attend. The first Summer Night event will be held Saturday, July 27, from 4-8 p.m., following the farmer’s market on Main Avenue between Hawthorn and Fig streets. The theme is “Cars! Cars! Cars!” with the Chevrolet Corvette as the featured car. Like...

  • FUESD, FUHSD and BUSD to serve free breakfast and lunch

    Jul 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK/BONSALL – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, Fallbrook Union High School District and Bonsall Unified School District announce the policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2024/2025 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites: Fallbrook Union Elementary School District: Fallbrook STEM Academy La Paloma Elementary Live Oak Elementary Maie Ellis Elementary Mary Fay Elementary Mike Choate...

  • Mike Choate Early Education Center: Shaping the future of Fallbrook's youngest learners

    Jul 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In the heart of Fallbrook, the Mike Choate Early Education Center stands as a beacon of nurturing and educational excellence for the community's youngest members. Serving three and four-year-olds, this esteemed institution is dedicated to fostering early academic and social skills through a comprehensive and inclusive approach that makes learning both fun and effective. At the core of the center's offerings are four California State Preschool classrooms and two...

  • Over 20,000 students provided a path to college

    Jul 17, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – More than 20,000 North County high school students got a better chance to succeed in college over the past seven years thanks to a federal grant to Palomar College that puts tax dollars back into the educational system. The grant-funded program, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is intended to provide services to students beginning when they are in middle school and to follow them throughout their time in high school....

  • Rattlesnake Tank paint recognizes high school seniors

    Jul 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – For anyone who has ever wondered why the water tank up the hill from South Mission Road is painted with numbers each year, here's a little Fallbrook history. Every year, the Fallbrook Public Utility District changes the painted numbers on "Rattlesnake Tank" to reflect the year the incoming seniors at Fallbrook High School will graduate. FPUD staff just painted over the "24," changing it to "25," to welcome the next graduating class. The reason for the annual...

  • Rainbow quitclaims easement on Bonsall Community Park land

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 17, 2024

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District has a 14-inch water main which runs through the planned Bonsall Community Park. An easement for that water main was recorded in 1959 but due to a survey error did not include the area with the actual infrastructure. Since that easement isn’t actually needed for Rainbow purposes, the Rainbow board approved a quitclaim deed granting the County of San Diego unencumbered use of that land. Rainbow and the county worked on a new easement. On June 25, the Rainbow board voted 5-0 to authorize...

  • FGMS exhibit given Gregory B. Anderson award at county fair

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 17, 2024

    The San Diego County Fair's Gems, Minerals and Jewelry exhibition has a Gregory B. Anderson Award for the best educational exhibit, and this year's Gregory B. Anderson Award was given for the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society case. The display featured gemstones and mines of San Diego County. The case included 21 stands with gems, a map of the San Diego County mining districts, and photos of mines from the districts. "That's kind of our mission, to preserve the mining and...

  • 3 Reasons to take photos of your home

    Jane Kepley, Special to the Village News | Jul 17, 2024

    When you moved into your home, you probably took lots of photos. It’s fun sharing pictures of a new space with people in your life and on social media. Once you’ve lived there for a while, though, you likely take photos less frequently (or stop taking them altogether). But it turns out that taking photos of your home on a more regular basis can have benefits. Here’s why you may want to start again. They can help when you’re ready to sell. When you want to list your...

  • John Richard Sill

    Jul 17, 2024

    John Richard Sill, a retired naval aviator, Fallbrook avocado grower, and certified public accountant, died on Sunday, June 30 at his home in Provo, Utah. He was 90. Born in Los Angeles in 1933, John attended Horace Mann Elementary and Beverly Hills High School before entering Stanford University on an ROTC scholarship where he majored in Economics. On graduation from college, John joined the Navy and spent 20 years serving his country, from 1956 to 1975. He spoke fondly of...

  • Garrick William Jones

    Jul 17, 2024

    Garrick William Jones passed away on June 29 after a hard-fought battle with Leukemia. He was surrounded by family and an amazing group of friends. He is survived by his mother Sue, sister Stacy Huggins (Nathan), long-time partner and soulmate Jacquie Miller, and nieces Alyssa and Leila, and nephews Zack and Anthony plus aunts and uncles - Candy Gietzen (Richard) in Del Mar and her two daughters Cara and Christina and their children, Minnesota aunts Barbie and Janice and...

  • Talmadge Reid Cowan

    Jul 17, 2024

    On Monday, May 27, 2024, Talmadge Reid Cowan passed away at the age of 93. Tal was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather as well as a Marine Corps Veteran. He had a life well lived and passed away from pneumonia. He was born in Maitland, Missouri. He married Linda Sue White in 1963. Both Tal and Linda got their first teaching jobs through the mail and moved from Missouri to Oceanside, California. A couple years later they both got jobs in Fallbrook at Potter Junior High...

  • 12U Warriors Baseball 'Live out a dream' in Cooperstown, N.Y., finish 6-1

    Jul 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The 12U Warriors baseball team, including Hudson Dent, Louie Medellin, Gauge Johnson, Noah Wilson, Matty Bausch, Adrian Salgado, Liam Rafalski, Gavin Artesi, Hudson Riccardi, Tanner Smith, Mathieu Riperton, Talin Gray and Emmet Zink, lived out a childhood dream they started planning for two years ago with a trip to Cooperstown, New York, to play in the biggest and most popular 12U baseball tournament in the Country. A first for the small San Diego County town,...

  • Reducing "heat islands" are around us

    Roger Boddaert, Special to the Village News | Jul 18, 2024

    Heat islands that surround us daily are large asphalt or concrete parking lots, freeways, roads, and non-vegetarian areas in our urban settings of today. Trees and other plants help cool the environment, making vegetation a simple, effective way to reduce the heat islands of today and the tomorrows to come. With the loss of vegetation due to our changing climate, such as floods, hurricanes, fires, deforestation, and urbanization, the environment is ever more in need of...

  • State takes action to make urban water conservation a way of life

    Jul 18, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – As part of the state’s all-of-the-above strategy to boost California’s water resilience amid climate change impacts, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a nation-leading regulation that will promote more efficient water use by large water utilities across California, July 3. Water conservation is an important component of the state’s multi-pronged Water Supply Strategy to address the 10% water supply shortfall anticipated by 2040 due to hotter and drier weather conditions. The regulation...

  • A gem of Downtown Fallbrook

    Jul 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – This beautiful tree is blooming downtown, bringing credits and thanks to Save Our Forest from many. But SOF did not plant this tree. Credit where credit is due is in an article in the Fallbrook Enterprise in 1957 lauding the Fallbrook Woman's Club for lining Main Avenue with these beautiful Cape Chestnut trees, calodendrum capense. Can you even imagine what a sight that must have been when they were all in bloom? This gorgeous tree was one of four remaining...

  • Michalke closes out Junior Dairy Goat Show career with 2 grand champions

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter | Jul 18, 2024

    The San Diego County Fair's livestock breed shows allow exhibitors between the ages of 9 and 19 to show in the youth divisions while also allowing those youth to compete in the open divisions as long as the same animal is entered and shown in the junior show and the animal meets all open show entry deadlines and guidelines In her final year of youth eligibility, 19-year-old Taylor Michalke was awarded the Junior Dairy Goat Show grand champion of breed for both a LaMancha doe...

  • Life Line Screening to bring affordable health screenings to Temecula

    Jul 17, 2024

    TEMECULA – Residents living in and around Temecula can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Grace Presbyterian Church, 31143 Nicolas Road in Temecula, will host the community event Friday, Aug. 2. 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; diabetes risk; kidney...

  • 6 Exercises to help control high blood pressure

    Kelly Shelley, Epoch Health | Jul 17, 2024

    This is part 6 in “Easy Exercises to Combat Chronic Disease.” In this series, occupational therapist Kevin Shelley focuses on simple exercises to help manage common chronic diseases. Hypertension is known as the ’silent killer' since there are often no symptoms until serious damage has been done. These exercises can help you control it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is perhaps the king of the silent killers. About half of us have it, though you may not know it unless you test for it. I’ve seen...

  • County offers reminders of summer safety tips for children

    Fernanda Lopez Halvorson, County of San Diego Communications Office | Jul 17, 2024

    Hot temperatures continue as summer is in full swing in San Diego County and children are spending more time outside. “There are so many fun activities for children and families to enjoy together over the summer, but unfortunately this is also a time when a lot of preventable injuries can happen,” said Dr. Kelly Motadel, County Chief Pediatric Officer. “It’s important for parents and caretakers to be extra cautious of their children’s safety.” The county is sharing some summer safety reminders to help families...

  • Healthy Habits: Calf Muscle – The forgotten working muscle

    Megan Johnson McCullough Ph.D., Special to the Village News | Jul 17, 2024

    The calf muscle is made up of two muscles: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle that can be seen bulging out of the leg. It is a superficial muscle, which means it is just under the surface of the skin, that has two heads. The soleus lives underneath the larger muscle. The two muscles taper together at the bottom of the leg and head into the Achilles tendon, which leads down to the heel. When movement occurs, such as walking, running or...

  • Scientists find a cause of lupus and a way to potentially reverse it

    Marina Zhang, The Epoch Times | Jul 17, 2024

    Patients with lupus have an imbalance in a crucial chemical pathway in their bodies, according to a Nature study published on July 10. Researchers found that this imbalance produces more disease-causing cells that promote lupus. If this chemical imbalance can be corrected, they believe lupus can be reversed. Current lupus treatments often target symptoms or broadly suppress the immune system, leading to side effects. The researchers believe targeting the specific chemical imbalance identified could more effectively treat...

  • Kicking it, Around the White House

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News | Jul 17, 2024

    In light of the recent attempted assassination of President Trump, I’m reminded of a vow I made on Nov. 3, 2020. I promised myself I’d stop talking about politics. I vowed not to watch the news. I vowed not to comment on the outcome of the election or the political atmosphere across this once-great Country. As a citizen with only the power of a single vote, for the first time in my life, I felt powerless. I have ‘taken this crap’ for the past 3 years, 7 months and...

  • CLERB thanks Sheriff for policy change in response to jail search recommendation

    Jul 17, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Over the past two years, the Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board, known as CLERB, has urged that all individuals entering San Diego Sheriff Department detention facilities be subject to body scans to prevent illegal drugs from entering to prevent overdoses and deaths. This policy recommendation was submitted twice to the department. Today, July 11, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced a significant change to departmental policy that demonstrates agreement with CLERB’s suggestion. “CLERB...

  • Re: Memories come alive at historic Mission Theater [Village News, 6/27/24]

    Jul 17, 2024

    I would like to extend my profound thanks to Roy Moosa, owner of the Mission Theatre with assistance from Steve Britschgi, for allowing our family to hold The Celebration of Life for Paul on June 8. This setting was the perfect venue as Paul and our sons, Justin and Andre, spent many years and happy memories performing on this stage. Additionally, I would like to give my sincere thanks to Tim O'Leary, who submitted an article summarizing the event with words and pictures that captured the essence of the celebration. With...

  • New laws

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District | Jul 17, 2024

    A number of new laws passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor have gone into effect this year. New laws that went into effect July 1: • Drug testing kits must now be made available in bars to prevent date-rapes and drink spiking • Second Amendment impacts include an 11% tax on all firearms and ammunition sold in California; credit card payment networks will be required to provide a unique identifying code for merchants that sell firearms and ammunition...

  • The Not So Grand party

    Jul 17, 2024

    The current Republican party is neither Grand nor New – in its present iteration it is a festering cesspool of grievance, misogyny, cruelty and intolerance. It is a MAGA cult inhabited by cowardly, spineless congressional Republican bootlickers, approaching their Dear Leader on bended knee – ridiculous in their matching red MAGA ties in an astoundingly juvenile display of sycophancy – lining up to kiss the ring, begging for a blessing that will allow them to continue to exist in his service. Marjorie Taylor Green as...

  • Stopping Human Trafficking

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District | Jul 17, 2024

    San Diegans will soon see and hear a new San Diego County media campaign designed to raise public awareness about human trafficking. This educational campaign includes radio announcements, outdoor billboards and digital media to inform children, youth and their peers on how to protect themselves from exploitation. It was part of an effort I led last year to educate our students about the signs of human trafficking. By arming our students with information about the tactics...

  • The assassination attempt on Donald Trump: A wake-up call for America's political rhetoric

    Julie Reeder, Publisher | Jul 17, 2024

    Saturday, July 13, 2024, will be etched in the annals of American history as a day of unprecedented significance; a day when an attempt was made on the life of Donald Trump, the former president and leading candidate for the 2024 presidential election. The incident, which occurred during a rally in Butler County, Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state, has left the nation reeling and searching for answers. At presstime, there is limited information available and certainly there...

  • Re: 'Defending the Second Amendment – An essential fight' [Ingram letter, Village News, 7/11/24]

    Jul 17, 2024

    Regarding California’s recently imposed additional excise tax on guns and ammo, Ingram claims: “The excise tax in question places an undue financial burden on law-abiding gun owners and enthusiasts,” but provides no support for his claim. Taxes are what fund our state government, so it is entirely appropriate to tax gun and ammo sales because of the extra costs to the state for regulation and oversight. The Second Amendment says, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." No mention of...

  • Compassion is a workable solution

    Jul 18, 2024

    Jim Desmond's opinion piece "Time to enforce common sense solutions for homelessness" is nonsensical, as is the legislation that he is applauding. I am homeless. I am a mom of grown children and I have a Masters Degree. Homelessness is a problem that I've dealt with more than once in the last handful of years and one that I overcame and am in the process of again overcoming through the community that has loved and supported me; not through being punished for it. And that is exactly what the Supreme Court has decided to do....

  • 2024 Miss & Teen Fallbrook courts announced

    Jul 18, 2024

  • Raglands win special awards at San Diego County Fair

    Jul 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Retro Pet Portrait Contest at the San Diego Fair was held June 27. Marilee Ragland "Sweetie Pie" Parakeet won second place in Pastel; Jack Ragland won third place in Acrylic with "Roxanne Riding Annabelle" (begun years ago, finished only recently), and Natasha Ragland won fourth place in Oil for "Miss Kitty." In the larger competition of Fine Art, Natasha won Honorable Mention on "Vineyard View Through the Arch" and exhibited two other paintings: "Vineyards...

  • Classical concert pianist Kay to perform in Fallbrook

    Jul 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Friends of the Fallbrook announced a Freaney and Friends free concert will be offered Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fallbrook Library. It will feature Kasey Kay, one of San Diego County's most beloved classical concert pianists. Kay returns to Fallbrook Library to treat her fans to some of Chopin's and Bach's most challenging compositions. Her virtuosity and interpretation keep her fans coming back. She has developed a reputation for...

  • Theatre Talk - Around the county and through the summer

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News | Jul 18, 2024

    Kids of all ages won't want to miss "Peter Pan" on July 30 to Aug. 4 downtown at Broadway San Diego in the Civic Center. It's followed by "Spiderman" on the 22nd of October. For tickets, call 619-564-3000 or visit www.broadwaysd.com. Meanwhile, the California Center for the Arts has a full calendar of events and on the main stage until July 21 is "Every Brilliant Thing." Check out https://artcenter.org for details. Located nearby at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., 760-839-4149, in...

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North County to open teen center July 19

    Jul 17, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County is excited to announce the opening of its new Teen Center on Friday, July 19. This one-of-a-kind Teen Center will occupy the club’s former administrative building located at 445 E Ivy St. just up the hill from the Ingold Clubhouse. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony, open to the greater community, will follow on Aug. 20, at 4:30 pm. The Teen Center will provide local teens with a safe and engaging space to hang out with friends and connect with positive role models....

  • NCTD awarded $10.2 Million for C Rail Corridor

    Jul 17, 2024

    OCEANSIDE – The North County Transit District announced the award of a $10.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to complete preliminary engineering and environmental clearance for the eastern segment of the Sprinter Corridor Service Improvement Project from Escondido to San Marcos, June 26. "The Sprinter Corridor Service Improvement Project will pave the way for a transformational increase in transit service levels...

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