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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Beacon of Hope: The story of Hope House Fallbrook

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    In the "Friendly Village" of Fallbrook, a series of events unfolded, leading to the birth of a beacon of hope for many women in dire circumstances. It all began in November when Bonnie Vice reached out to the community in search of a dresser for a newcomer to their men's homeless ministry, the Jesus House. What came next was nothing short of a miracle, a testament to how a simple act of kindness can evolve into a monumental project aimed at serving the most vulnerable. Barry W...

  • RFK, Jr. reports Ukraine war is a U.S. money laundering scheme

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    The following is not in my words, but is a word-for-word transcript of a speech by environmental attorney and Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. gave at a fundraiser for his 2024 presidential campaign. “It's a war that should have never happened. It's a war the Russians tried repeatedly to settle on terms that were very, very beneficial to Ukraine and us. The major thing they wanted was for us to keep NATO out of the Ukraine. The big military contractors want to a...

  • Camp Pendleton Marine marches in remembrance of Bataan Death March

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    Against the backdrop of dark early morning Temecula skies at 5:30 a.m., Retired Marine Sergeant Major Emilio Hernandez embarked on a 26-mile journey commemorating The Bataan Memorial Death March from Capt. Aaron J. Contreras Memorial Park in Temecula. The march is to give honor and tribute to the veterans both alive and deceased who braved the events of 1942, and in particular the Bataan Death March that took place in the Philippines during World War II. This is the 13th...

  • Aftermath of the Pandemic and the need for transparency

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    As the world slowly recovers from the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conversation has not ceased but rather shifted towards evaluating the measures taken during the crisis, particularly the deployment of mRNA vaccines and the burgeoning culture of mass vaccination. The dialogue surrounding these topic is not just a scientific or medical debate but it is also a societal and ethical discourse, reflecting deep-seated and understandable concerns about public health, corporate...

  • Tractor trailer plummets down embankment causing fatality and HAZMAT response

    Julie Reeder|Updated Mar 16, 2024

    A fatal accident occurred this afternoon when a 53-foot tractor trailer veered off the roadway and plummeted down an embankment, resulting in the death of the driver. The incident, which took place at 2:56 p.m. on March 16, prompted an emergency response due to a significant diesel fuel spill. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) log, the entire load of diesel fuel carried by the tractor trailer was spilled as a result of the crash. This led to a hazardous...

  • WPATH report shows transgender medicine is neither scientific nor medical

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Mia Hughes, a researcher at Environmental Progress, has released a 250-page report following the revelation of leaked files from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). It appears a seismic shift in the perception of "gender-affirming care" is imminent. The documents, now publicized by the think tank Environmental Progress, cast a long shadow over what has been considered progressive and compassionate healthcare for transgender individuals,...

  • Naked man detained and transported by North County Fire

    AC Investigations and Julie Reeder|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    An indecent exposure call came into the Sheriff's dispatch at 11:21 am this morning, Sunday, March 3. There was a man reported to be completely naked in public at the 300 block of North Brandon in Fallbrook. Bystanders were disturbed that there were children and adults in the area and cars driving by as the man was fully exposed. A CHP officer who was close by was also flagged down by a motorist and arrived at the scene to assist. Sheriff's deputies responded and removed the n...

  • Judy Bell, my passionate, determined and wonderful friend

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    My friend and co-worker Judy Bell passed away recently. Death is like the ultimate reminder to hold those we care about dear. Judy and I had planned an extended visit this month that we were both really looking forward to. She was going to stay for 2 months. Judy was more than a nice person. She was a very passionate person, about a lot of things. Cooking, her family, her friends and the Village and Valley News. One of the reasons she loved to cook was because she knew that...

  • SDGE presents 2.0 battery energy storage facility system to FCPG

    Julie Reeder and Joe Naiman, Village News|Updated Mar 4, 2024

    San Diego Gas & Electric is building a 30MW expansion onto the existing 40MW battery energy storage system (BESS) facility in the 1300 block of East Mission Road. This expansion makes this BESS facility SDG&E's second largest in the county. The largest, Westside Canal, is in Imperial Valley surrounded by desert with no residential or agriculture around it. The project does not have the support of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group. Because the discretion to approve or...

  • Car leaves road and ends up on its roof crushed

    AC Investigations and Julie Reeder|Updated Mar 2, 2024

    This morning three people were reported possibly injured and unable to get out of the car they were traveling in, which had gone off the road and landed on its roof crushed in an embankment in the 300 block of Old Hwy 395 and North/ East Mission Rd. The call came in Saturday morning, March 2, 2024, at about 10 am. A reporting party to CHP said that the car was going high speed and went off the road in Fallbrook. It appears there was only one car involved and the occupants...

  • Cogir property to become age-restricted senior housing

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    After a previous story in the Village News regarding the sale out of bankruptcy of the Cogir Senior Living facility building at 1733 S. Mission Road, there was much community concern and interest in what the new owners, AOF Pacific Affordable Housing Corp, would do with their new property. "Closing the sale in bankruptcy to AOF is in process and AOF is dedicated to creating options across diverse levels of income for senior living," said Nicholas Rubin, Chief Restructuring...

  • Democracy weighed down by voter fraud, immigration, the judicial system, and politicians

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    One of the pastors in our town told me he received six ballots for the last election. Another friend let me know yesterday that she voted, but the code on her in person ballot was for Penasquitos and did not match the code on her mail in ballot, which was Fallbrook. She said, “Problems abound.” In an interview with the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton this week, he offered a comprehensive insight into the complexities surrounding Texas voter fraud, immigration, and the leg...

  • 'Suspicious person' call leads to arrest

    Julie Reeder and AC Investigations|Updated Feb 28, 2024

    Local deputies responded to a "suspicious person" call at about 11 a.m., as the result of a car that had been parked all night in the parking lot of Fallbrook Family Health Center on S. Mission Rd. A woman, who was reported to be inside the car, was suspected to be under the influence and half-naked. According to deputies on the scene, the woman inside the car was also suspected of stealing a bottle of vodka from the Rite-Aid store across the street. Neasha Timoshenko, 50,...

  • Young man transported to hospital after being jumped

    Julie Reeder|Updated Feb 24, 2024

    A call for battery came into the Sheriff's dispatch at about 9:21 pm on Saturday night from the 300 block of N. Main Ave. at El Toro Market. Sheriff's deputies and North County Fire arrived on the scene to find a 17-year-old man who witnesses reported was jumped by multiple male subjects. The young men fled the scene in a vehicle, according to San Diego Sheriff's Lt. Tingley. The victim was transported with unknown injuries to Palomar Hospital. More will be reported as...

  • Medical Examiner establishes Douglas Hardy murdered by blunt force trauma

    Julie Reeder and AC Investigations|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    At about 4:21 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, Fallbrook Sheriff deputies were called to a scene in the 1600 block of South Mission Road after receiving a disconnected distress call, according to San Diego Sheriff's Lt. Joseph Jarjura. Upon arrival, Sheriffs found a man to already be deceased. The Medical Examiner's Office determined the preliminary results for cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death was a homicide. The victim was positively identified as...

  • Local woman falls prey to sophisticated AI scam on Valentine's Day

    Julie Reeder|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    In a distressing incident on Feb. 14, a local woman, Valerie Thruelsen, became the latest victim of a sophisticated scam operation, leveraging artificial intelligence to exploit the trust and financial resources of unsuspecting individuals. The scam unfolded over the course of the day, five hours to be exact. It involved a series of phone calls that manipulated her into believing her granddaughter was in legal and medical jeopardy following a car accident, which was said to...

  • Novel legal arguments will likely need Supreme Court decisions

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    I have not written a lot about former President Trump or his legal troubles. It’s a bit overwhelming, but I believe, like Vivek Ramaswamy said during a CNN interview on Aug. 8, 2023, that it’s all political to keep Trump off the ballot. I believe his opponents view him as so evil that the end justifies the means. Ramaswamy said regarding the Trump indictments, “On principle, we should not be a country where the party in power uses police force to indict their political oppon...

  • Suspect in custody after deadly drive-by shooting

    Julie Reeder, Village News|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    UPDATE: 02/12/2024, 1:51 p.m. "On February 11, 2024, at approximately 8:42 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the report of an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 100 block of Ammunition Road in Fallbrook. When they arrived, they found an adult male with a gunshot wound. The victim was outside and had an injury to his leg. The victim was transported to the hospital by paramedics. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:05 p.m. The...

  • Fallbrook murder victim named

    Julie Reeder AC Investigations Gilberto Gonzalez|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    The Medical Examiner's Office determined the preliminary results for cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death was a homicide. The victim was positively identified this morning as 38-year-old Douglas Hardy. Any criminal proceedings, and comments related to such, will be handled by the District Attorney's Office. Homicide detectives arrested 35-year-old Brian Francis Zielinski for killing Hardy. Sheriff's Homicide investigators are working to gather more...

  • Sheriffs respond to suspected burglary/hot prowlers

    Julie Reeder -AC Investigations|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Thursday, Feb. 15, there was a burglary, and hot prowl reported in the 200 block of E. College St. in Fallbrook at 11:12 am. The homeowner arrived at his house and it appeared to Tony Campbell, on the scene for Village News, that the homeowner heard male voices inside his home and called the Sheriff. Three Sheriff's units quickly arrived on the scene and called for backup and a K-9 unit. Several more Sheriff units arrived, possibly nine cars, including the K-9, which arrived...

  • The Compromised Plate: A call for real food over drugs

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    As a person who has struggled for decades with my weight, I have been researching the latest wonder drug for weight loss: Ozempic (semaglutide). I have seen doctors support it and say it is the way of the future. I have seen endorsements explaining that excess weight is not “your fault.” Of course, that resonates with me, because I certainly don’t want it to be my fault. But somehow I don’t believe that, and I know that the healthier I eat and the more I walk and exercis...

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