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

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated 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...

  • The misguided notion of reparations in California

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jul 10, 2024
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    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 every...

  • Film festival coming to Fallbrook

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jul 10, 2024
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    In downtown Fallbrook, excitement is buzzing as a second Independent Film Festival is approaching on July 20, being held in the Mission Theater by Corey Ramsey. Ramsey is not only the brainchild of the festival, but a man whose life journey has been woven through literature, education, military service, and now filmmaking. The red carpet welcome starts at 6 p.m., the movies start at 7:00 Ramsey, with his distinctive background as an English teacher, an author, and combat...

  • Supreme Court ruling is a good start to 40 years of bureaucratic overreach

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    The recent Supreme Court decision to strike down the "Chevron deference" doctrine marks another pivotal shift towards restoring democratic rulemaking. Most people will be unaware of how important this decision is for America. When people complain about the “permanent Washington class” ruling us instead of the representatives we vote for, this is part of what they are referring to. This Supreme Court 6 to 3 ruling turns around the way that agencies, who may be politically or...

  • Local artist hosts Compassionate Arts in Action retreat

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jul 1, 2024

    The weekend of June 8 and 9, artists, activists, and musicians from up and down the state converged in Fallbrook to relax, celebrate community, and enjoy a weekend art retreat at the home of local distinguished artist and delightful host Kira Carrillo Corser. Local resident Nancy Heinz-Glaser was also present to enjoy the company and festivities. Referring to her guests, she said, "These particular artists are part of Compassionate Arts in Action, a group I co-founded," said...

  • A Blossoming Legacy: Lee Hulsey's lifelong journey with Roseland Nursery

    Julie Reeder|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Lee Hulsey will be 90 years old on Aug. 30 this year. She boasts of being in the nursery business for over 50 years beginning in 1970. She is a living testament to the adage that age is just a number. As sharp as a tack, she continues to inspire those around her with her entrepreneurial spirit and deep-seated love for family and community. Lee is the proud owner of Roseland Nursery, a thriving business that is celebrating its 40th year of operation. The nursery, nestled in a...

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange reaches plea agreement with US

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and an Australian journalist, has entered into a plea agreement with the United States, according to court filings. It's a deal that allows him to sidestep additional prison time, after fighting extradition to the U.S. and living for seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He then spent five years in a UK prison, HMP Belmarsh, described by some as "the Guantanamo Bay of Britain." Under the terms of the agreement disclosed...

  • The secret to timeless skin: Dr. Anthony Youn's guide to aging gracefully

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    As people age, their skin undergoes myriad changes, which often leads to concerns about maintaining a youthful appearance. Dr. Anthony Youn, plastic surgeon and author of the book “Younger for Life,” offered insights and practical advice on how to keep skin healthy and vibrant through the years. The five pillars of autojuvenation Youn introduced the concept of “autojuvenation,” which encompasses five key areas: diet, nutritional supplements, skincare and noninvasive treatments...

  • Loud explosion heard in downtown Fallbrook

    Julie Reeder|Updated Jun 24, 2024

    A very loud explosion was heard in the middle of downtown Fallbrook that shook windows and set off car alarms. It occurred about 9:25 pm. The Sheriff's department is investigating it being possibly fireworks. For anyone who heard it, it was extremely loud. From the Village News office near Main and Alvarado, it sounded like a bomb. We will continue to report as more information is available....

  • UPDATE: Two transported with critical injuries after rollover

    Julie Reeder, Village News|Updated Jun 23, 2024

    "Seatbelts save lives." That's the message from Capt. John Choi, NCFPD PIO. Capt. Choi said there were three people in the car that rolled over this morning at 10:50 am. Two people in the car were unrestrained and were ejected from the car. They were both taken by air ambulance to Palomar Hospital with critical injuries. The third person was restrained and walked away with minor injuries and refused transport against medical advice;, according to Capt. Choi. EARLY VERSION...

  • One person injured after car crashes off I-15 northbound onto 395

    Julie Reeder, Village News|Updated Jun 22, 2024

    Emergency services responded to a significant traffic collision on Old Highway 395 early Saturday afternoon. The incident, reported at 12:43 p.m., involved multiple vehicles, including one that drove off a cliff. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) updated the incident status to a traffic collision with injuries at 12:45 p.m., indicating that emergency medical services were en route. Initial reports suggested that a gray sedan swerved to avoid a white BMW SUV, leading to the...

  • Panhandlers asked to leave busy intersection

    Julie Reeder and AC Investigations|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Fallbrook Sheriffs were called to the intersection of South Mission and Ammunition roads for begging at 4:13 p.m., Thursday, June 13. The people freely go in and out of the lanes to pick up money from people in their automobiles, which could be illegal. People were sighted giving them money. The signs seen June 13 look identical to the typical ones this group uses. The signs that day and previously show a photo of a sick and dying child and claim they are raising money. There...

  • Surprise surprise, the government used 'Russian Disinformation' laptop as evidence

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    Last week, the government used the Hunter Biden laptop as evidence against him as they prosecuted him for gun crimes related to the paperwork he turned in. The irony is that there was a larger coverup with intelligence agency employees, leaders, and former associates in the attempt to interfere in the election between Biden and Trump by saying the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian Disinformation. It later was found that the laptop was indeed genuine and had all kinds of...

  • Panhandlers asked to leave busy intersection

    Julie Reeder - AC Investigations|Updated Jun 14, 2024

    Fallbrook Sheriffs were called to the intersection of S. Mission and Ammunition Rd for begging at 4:13 pm today, Thursday, June 13, 2024. The people freely go in and out of the lanes to pick up money from people in their automobiles, which could be illegal. People were sighted giving them money. The signs seen today look identical to the typical ones this group uses. The signs today and previously show a photo of a sick and dying child and claim they are raising money. There i...

  • Journalism interns are vital to our future

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Last week I started working with two bright young interns. Without knowing it, they give me hope. I was pressing forward in my week, despite my discouragement after talking to a young person who informed me that they don’t read, listen or watch any “long-form” content in order to better understand important issues, whether it’s news or any information that helps them be informed on issues ranging from politics to health, education, etc. They don’t ingest any content more than...

  • Report of attempted burglary at gun shop

    Julie Reeder - AC Investigations|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    At about 7:30 this morning Fallbrook Sheriffs responded to a commercial burglary call at 1032 S. Main Ave at Fallbrook Guns and Ammo. Upon arrival it appears a car smashed into the back of the building but Sheriffs didn't find the driver or anyone inside. The door is open but "no one was found inside and nothing appears to be missing", according to SDSO Lt. Fox....

  • NCFPD rescues patient off Monserate Trail

    Julie Reeder|Updated Jun 2, 2024

    North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) responded to a call this morning, Sunday, June 2, at about 8:07 am on the Monserate Trail in Fallbrook. NCFPD PIO Capt. John Choi said they responded to a traumatic injury on Monserate mountain trail. "Crews carried the patient off the trail using a Stokes basket and transferred the patient to an air ambulance to head to a trauma center," said PIO Choi....

  • Experienced racer and mother of three dies in motorcycle accident

    Julie Reeder - AC Investigations|Updated May 30, 2024

    Fallbrook resident and motorcycle racer Megan Vilardi Johnson, age 40, tragically lost her life in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening, May 19, 2024. According to the San Diego Coroner's report, Megan Elaine Vilardi, was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Vía Monserate, just north of Orange Hill in Fallbrook, when the incident occurred. Preliminary investigations suggest that Vilardi lost control of her motorcycle while attempting to navigate a turn, ultimat...

  • Dine 'N Dash to feature addition of student dueling chefs

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 30, 2024

    Dine ‘N Dash, one of the premiere events of the year from Fallbrook Food Pantry, brings together local restaurants, pubs, bakeries, juice bars, and coffee shops for an afternoon and evening of food, fun, music, and giving back to our community in need. As a result of the Food Pantry’s new programs teaching students about nutrition and healthy cooking, they have added four student chefs as a SPOTLIGHT event. These high school students from the C.H.O.P. Culinary Arts pro...

  • Two great events - two great causes! Fallbrook version

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 30, 2024

    If you missed the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show in downtown Fallbrook last Sunday, it was great. The nonprofit club brought it back into Fallbrook and took a chance holding it downtown, and it seemed like a winner to me! I was told by George Archibald, who has organized Chamber festivals and parades in the past, that he thought there were 50,000 people there. It wasn’t as crowded as the Avocado Festival, with an estimated 100,000 people, but there were more than the Christmas P...

  • Victims identified after tragic collision that claimed four lives and leaving one in serious condition

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 28, 2024

    In a devastating collision on Friday night, May 10, 2024, four lives were tragically lost, and one Fallbrook resident fights for recovery after a head-on crash near the intersection of Pala Rd and Horse Ranch Creek Rd. The incident has left several communities mourning the loss of loved ones and grappling with the aftermath of the tragic event. Albert Gary Salazar, a 60-year-old Fallbrook resident, was behind the wheel of a white Jeep Gladiator with three passengers. The Jeep...

  • Residents addressing "bad doughnuts" in intersection

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 23, 2024

    San Diego County traffic engineers met with residents of the Clearcrest/Winterhaven neighborhood on Friday morning, May 17, to discuss possible deterrents to people speeding and doing "bad doughnuts" in their intersection. According to neighbors at the meeting, some people have been nearly hit while the cars are doing "doughnuts" in the wide intersection. Organizer Karl Higgins served "good doughnuts" while exchanging ideas with the engineers, such as rumble strips,...

  • Car burns on Mission Rd offramp

    Julie Reeder- AC Investigations|Updated May 21, 2024

    North County Fire Protection District responded to a car and vegetation fire that was reported at 2:46 pm on Tuesday, 5/21. The car was fully engulfed on the southbound Mission Rd offramp. Multiple units responded and the incident was closed out at 3:48 pm. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the car and keep it from burning very much vegetation. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not known at this time....

  • The Mill closed permanently last week after repeated visits from the County

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 18, 2024

    Tiffany Garcia and her business partner sold a furniture rental business in Carlsbad and they decided to move to Fallbrook. After she moved to Fallbrook, she spotted the old building which was an eyesore on the corner of Brandon and East Mission. She said, "When I stumbled across this property it was abandoned and had been taken over by homeless and druggies. It had been taken over by heroin addicts. There weren't any of the new floors and walls that are here now. There were...

  • The Mill closing is reminiscent of my own experience

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated May 18, 2024

    The Mill closing is sad. It’s a loss for our town and I have to believe if we were incorporated as a city, it wouldn’t have happened. We would have more influence and control over our own businesses and our own Department of Planning and Services or Land Use. What was a neglected rundown property at the entrance to town, a haven for drug addicts, heroin users and the homeless, was transformed into a beautiful building and a hip, cool business. It was different. It was fun, and...

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