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  • The Santa Margarita Watershed leads to the ocean

    Roger Boddaert, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Watersheds are land areas that drain water through the streams, creeks, lakes, and rivers to a common low point, and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Margarita Watershed is one of 11 within San Diego County. It begins east of the Palomar Mountains near Oak Grove, and that water flows into Riverside County down through Temecula, into the Santa Margarita River and forks through Camp Pendleton and into the Pacific ocean. The complexity of this water-flow is important to...

  • AC Investigations reunites loved ones

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Private investigator Tony Campbell from AC Investigations took a call from a 78-year-old woman, Angela, out of Riverside recently. "She was desperately concerned about her ex-boyfriend, Bill, who she hadn't heard from for some time except some rumors that he was homeless in Oceanside, possibly living in an RV," Campbell said. He said she had even heard that he was a "vegetable." "She still cared about him and just wanted to make sure he was OK," he said. "They were in a relati...

  • Avocado Festival is back for 37th year

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Along with the traditional avocado-related contests and activities, this year's Avocado Festival is featuring more local musicians, food and drink providers, growers and artists. Entertainment at the Main Stage will be provided by local groups Soul remedy, Raiz Muzik, and The Gin n' Tonix. Other performers include ballet folklorico groups, belly dancing and a jazz band. The Beer & Wine Garden will offer beer from Oscar's Brewing CO., wine from Fallbrook And Adobe Hill, and...

  • Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens: 40 years of love, legacy, and dreams

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    In the beautiful countryside of Fallbrook, amid rolling hills with vibrant citrus and avocado trees, thousands of acres of floral agriculture, and a town established in the 1800s, lies Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens – a cherished destination celebrating 40 years of love, legacy, and dreams fulfilled. What began as Beverly McDougal's vision has blossomed into an iconic estate renowned across the world. A dream takes root Bev McDougal, a Fallbrook resident with a passion f...

  • New ambulance now in service

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    North County Fire Protection District dedicated its new advanced life-support ambulance at Fire Station 1 on April 10. Besides members of the NCFPD board, attendees included staff and board members of the Fallbrook Regional Health District which paid for almost half of the cost of the ambulance. Fire Chief Keith McReynolds said, "It has been a long time since we put one (ambulance) in service, in decades." He joined the district in 1990, when there were five engines and three...

  • Warriors second in league boys tennis standings

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    A pair of 10-8 losses to league champion Rancho Buena Vista prevented Fallbrook High School from winning the 2024 Valley League boys tennis championship. The Warriors finished the season with a league record of 6-2 while Rancho Buena Vista was 8-0 in league play. Fallbrook was 9-5 overall during the dual match portion of the season. "We played well," said Fallbrook coach Bill Lenaway. A high school tennis match consists of each of a school's three singles players contesting...

  • Warriors reach CIF girls basketball semifinals

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Fallbrook High School’s girls basketball team won the Warriors’ third Valley League championship in four years and the reached the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section Division I playoffs. The Warriors won all 10 of their Valley League games, entered the post-season with a 21-7 overall record, and won two playoff games before losing to top-seeded Cathedral Catholic. “I had really no expectations,” said Fallbrook coach Trae Harrison. Claire Nordeen was Fallbrook’s only senior starter, and the entire team had only three sen...

  • Celebrate Earth Month with the county

    Shauni Lyles, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    The county is transforming Earth Day into Earth Month by holding a series of events highlighting sustainable activities that will span through the month of April to raise awareness about environmental issues. Earth Day, which is celebrated on Monday, April 22, connects people to the public spaces where wildlife and nature thrive. The global theme this year is “Planet vs. Plastics.” Come celebrate our planet and learn how the County is working to create a greener world. Below is a list of events to add to your April cal...

  • Should you renovate your new home?

    Jane Kepley, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Unless you’re buying a brand-new home, you may find that there are changes you’d like to make after you move in. Maybe there aren’t enough outlets in the home office space, or there’s a pedestal sink in the bathroom where you’d prefer cabinets for storage. Whatever the update, diving in right away might not be the right move. If you’re considering making renovations to your newly purchased house, here’s why you may want to hold off. 1. You can take time to save up. Home reno...

  • Chagas added to county's list of reportable diseases

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

    County Public Health officials have added Chagas disease to the local reportable diseases list ahead of World Chagas Disease Day. Conditions on the reportable disease list are either contagious, severe or are seen more frequently and require health providers to alert local or state public health officials when they come up. The County joined other public health agencies in California in making Chagas disease reportable. Chagas disease is caused by an insect called a...

  • Healthy Habits: Acne – Facial skin care

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

    Acne is a very common skin condition that has to do with hair follicles, oil, and dead skin cells. Acne likes to make itself visible through its presentation of pimples, oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads and scarring. These symptoms are found on the face, chest, shoulders and back. Almost everyone has had one of these acne types at some point in their life. The oil glands on the face clog the pores. Pores are where hair follicles are found. Large pores that are clogged create...

  • What does a lymphatic drainage massage feel like?

    Shelby Ramsey, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Understanding the technique: Benefits and process You know when your toothpaste tube is running low and you squeeze it to get every last bit out? The maneuvers with your hands are intentional, directing the "flow" of toothpaste, and to get every last bit, you have to be systematic. The process of a lymphatic drainage massage is kind of like that. Lymphatic drainage is a powerful and multi-faceted technique. On top of that it's a unique experience. The technique is "used to...

  • We stopped the fixed-rate electricity proposal

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    I wanted to share some good news regarding our ongoing battle for fair electricity rates. You may recall the recent uproar surrounding the proposed changes to the fixed rate portion of our SDG&E electric bills. Many of you joined me in expressing concern about the unfairness of tying this fee to household income rather than actual electricity usage. Your voices were heard loud and clear, and I am thrilled to report that our pressure has made a difference. Thanks to the...

  • Kids and social media

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Millions of children and young adults throughout the nation are active social media users. Last week two bills dealing with social media’s impact on child and adolescent mental health passed the Assembly Health Committee. Worldwide, there are 34 social media platforms, with at least 100 million users. According to a U.S. Surgeon General’s report last year, 95% of teens aged 13 to 17 use social media, and more than one in three report they use it “almost constantly.” Most so...

  • Protecting Our Children: From Hollywood to the local school board

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    In the midst of celebrity glamor, there is a sinister underbelly that threatens the innocence of our children. Recent events involving high-profile figures like P. Diddy Combs have brought to light disturbing truths – a world where exploitation of the vulnerable and abuse of power are all too real, not only with underage young women and men, but with adult men and women as well. Party goers were given drugs without their knowledge and consent and when they didn’t have any pre...

  • FUHSD names brightest stars as April Students of the Month

    Christine Eastman, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    North Coast Church hosted Fallbrook Unified High School District's Students of the Month celebration on Thursday, April 4, where some of the district's top students shined bright once again. Meet Madeline Hall/FUHS, Avery Lynas/FUHS Eric Macias/FUHS and Marissa Pearce/Oasis. Madeline Hall (Nominated by CWO3 Thomas Smith) With an outstanding 4.1 GPA, Hall is an interesting local student, being not only a crazy gifted student but a competitive barrel racer in our region. Her spi...

  • Writer makes another centenarian friend, all the while pondering a wondrous trend

    Tim O Leary, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    I have often wondered whether longevity is an elixir for those who love life. Lately I have found myself pondering centenarians, how they give us joy for today and hope for the future. I have been blessed to be befriended by many centenarians in my beloved Fallbrook. Come now, dear reader, as I introduce you to some and we together may we marvel over the mystery and magic of living to 100 and beyond. My first friend to stretch her life well past 100 was cantankerous Betty...

  • County Blood Drive celebrates 40 years of saving lives

    Cassie N. Saunders, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    On Tuesday, April 2, the county kicked off its 40th annual blood drive, an event that has grown to become one of the largest donor events of its kind in the region. In partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, the county this year has added two more sites, bringing the total to 24 locations where people can sign up to donate in April. Last year, county employees donated 435 pints of blood, enough to save more than a thousand lives. This year’s goal is 501 pints of blood. Each one-pint bag has the potential to help up to thre...

  • Drug education shouldn't be off the table during 4/20 Day

    Marcel Gemme, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    4/20 Day celebrations are popular across the state; if you are partaking in the festivities, California will have it all. Cannabis has been legal for adults in the state since 2016 and is taxed and regulated similarly to alcohol. Like alcohol it has become quite mainstream, and it remains a popular drug for many young people. Because of social media, 4/20 Day can be sensationalized much the same as drug and alcohol use is on social media platforms. Parents and educators can have a positive impact on children and students...

  • Tribal health

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Last week, Assembly Bill 1965 (AB 1965), introduced by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D – Baldwin Park), passed the Assembly Health Committee, where I serve as Vice Chair. Once implemented, AB 1965 will take aim at the public healthcare crisis impacting tribal communities throughout California. Health disparities impacting American Indian and Alaska Native communities include opioid overdose death rates, which are higher among the AIAN population than any other group. Diabetes p...

  • Higher wages bring layoffs

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Pizza Hut announced it would lay off over 1000 workers after the $20 an hour minimum wage increase. Foster’s Freeze shut down several stores. Other chains are either raising prices or cutting staff. Those consequences couldn’t have been unintended, right? More layoffs are likely imminent. It seems like a nice thing to do for the fast food workers, but the outcome may actually be that they may lose their jobs altogether. It just seems that the more the government int...

  • Implementing a pilot program to enhance support for people with serious mental illness at affordable housing developments

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    The issue of homelessness is not just about lacking shelter; it's about individuals grappling with mental illness. In our pursuit of solutions, it is crucial to recognize that a significant portion of the homeless population is affected by Serious Mental Illness (SMI), with estimates suggesting that 21% fall into this category. Placing individuals with SMI in environments ill-equipped to meet their needs not only undermines their potential for success but also poses risks to...

  • Kicking It – In the teeth

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    First of all, I am a lazy person. And let me assure you, retirement hasn’t made me any less lazy. As it turns out, I have actually developed it into a skill set. And it seems, I am very good at it! This doing nothing. Which has given me way too much time to watch TV. Which leads me to the second most glaring truth. Why does every person from news anchors to game show contestants sport Dudley-Do-Right-Dazzling-Hollywood-White smiles? It seems sparkly-white choppers are the n...

  • The Scholarship Phenomena

    Jean Larsen, Legacy Endowment Community Foundation|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Each year, I have the honor and privilege of interviewing Fallbrook and Mission Vista high school seniors who apply for a college or trade school scholarship from one or more of our endowed scholarship funds. I am not alone, for there are about 15 other organizations in the region who offer scholarships and also interview applicants. Honestly, I think I’m speaking for everyone who has participated in these interviews, nothing compares to hearing first-hand about the lives and career plans of such amazing, bright, dedicated an...

  • Vallecitos school board approves design contract for new portable classroom building

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    The Vallecitos School District will be adding a new portable classroom building to Vallecitos Elementary School, and the Tuesday, March 12, Vallecitos board meeting approved a design contract for the new classroom. A 3-0 vote, with two vacant seats, approved a contract for architectural and engineering services with MGPA Architecture. The Carlsbad company will be paid $26,200 for the work. “We’re excited to see that one through,” Meliton Sanchez, superintendent of Vallecitos School District and the district’s chief busines...

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