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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition


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  • America under siege

    Updated Jan 9, 2023

    Biden's economy is devouring the life savings of millions of American families like swarms of locusts descending on a wheat field after two years of unprecedented deficit spending and the Democrat's relentless war on fossil fuels. When Trump left office, inflation was hovering around 1.4 %, and today it has risen to a staggering 7.75 %! While Biden and his doting lackeys are high-fiving each other over the modest improvement from last month's inflation report, most Americans are wondering how they will pay for the necessities...

  • Review of all things Real Estate - Bob Hillery shares the following article this week:

    Updated Jan 7, 2023

    Andrea V. Brambila Inman News The slowing housing market has some expecting a crash in 2023, but next year will likely be more humdrum; albeit still painful as the market continues to cool before an expected uptick in 2024. Experts predict a more balanced market between homebuyers and sellers where home prices will either flatten, dip slightly or rise slightly while mortgage interest rates continue to decrease after a rapid rise this year and inventory bumps up marginally. “The housing market has been running at a frenzied p...

  • FAA demo to use casein

    Updated Jan 7, 2023

    FALLBROOK – On Saturday, Jan.21, Fallbrook Art Association welcomes artist Krentz Johnson to their General Meeting for a painting demonstration using the media of casein. Johnson is a long-time artist who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978 at San Diego State University, earned degrees in New York, founded art galleries in San Diego and is presently a Courtroom Sketch Artist in San Diego area courts since 2003. Her work is shown in the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, a...

  • Re: 'Making sense of the midterm elections' [Village News, Maynard letter, 12/22/22]

    Updated Jan 7, 2023

    Maynard strikes (out) again. He starts off with a reference to the “stench of societal decay,” as if it had something to do with the Democratic Party. I told him in no uncertain terms last week, that stink is from the character assassination and endless gaslighting originating in the Republican outhouse. Right now, Maynard wants to downplay how badly the Republican Party blew it in the 2020 election. The far right power brokers who finance their political campaigns got what they thought they wanted in overturning Roe v Wad...

  • Health district announces officers, committees

    Updated Jan 7, 2023

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News William “Bill” Leach, voted chair of the Fallbrook Regional Health District at its Dec. 14 organizational meeting, has made his appointments of officers and standing committees. Barbara Mroz is vice chair; Jennifer Jeffries is secretary and Terry Brown is treasurer. Mike Stanicek, appointed at the December meeting, is the other director. The next board meeting is on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. The standing committees include: Finance, led by Brown, chair, and Jeffries, director and former cha...

  • DEA announces the seizure of over 379 million deadly doses of fentanyl in 2022

    Updated Jan 7, 2023

    WASHINGTON – As 2022 came to an end, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced the seizure of over 50.6 million fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills and more than 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder that calendar year. The DEA Laboratory estimates that these seizures represent more than 379 million potentially deadly doses of fentanyl. Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat facing this country. It is a highly addictive man-made opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, the small a...

  • Extracurricular activities for non-athletes

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    High school sports garner significant attention in communities that want to support their student-athletes. But what about students who aren't inclined to compete on the field or in the gym? There are many more non-athletes than athletes, and the following are some extracurricular activities that might appeal to students who aren't interested in sports. Theater School theater programs faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, when indoor gatherings were...

  • How students can avoid 'senioritis'

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Senior year of high school can be a whirlwind of activity. The early months are spent wrapping up standardized testing and applying to college. Since many colleges and universities ask for mid-year transcripts for students to aid with class placement and/or make final admissions decisions, students also need to maintain their studies and grades throughout the fall and winter. Come spring, when graduating seniors have already picked a college, students with their eyes on the finish line may feel like pulling back a bit....

  • BUSD approves fine arts block grant expenditure plan

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Bonsall Unified School District board approved an expenditure plan for block grants covering arts, music and instructional materials. A 5-0 board vote Wednesday, Dec. 14, approved the BUSD Arts, Music and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant Expenditure Plan. The school district will be receiving $1,310,465 in funding. “Every single student in our district has access to the arts now,” Joseph Clevenger, superintendent of BUSD, said. Although the Arts, Music and Ins...

  • Community Read features controversial case

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – "Death on Ocean Boulevard" by New York Times best-selling author Caitlin Rother answers the question, "Who killed Rebecca Zahau, a beautiful young woman with her whole life ahead of her?" Found hanging naked, wrists and ankles bound, hands behind her back, Zahau's 2011 death at the famous Spreckels mansion in Coronado drew intense public and media scrutiny. The San Diego Sheriff's department concluded that Zahau had committed suicide, but her family was c...

  • Fallbrook Propane Gas Company seeks artists

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, sponsor of the Second Annual Celebrate! Holidays & Family Traditions Art Competition is now calling for entries. Any artistic medium may be submitted. Artwork should be no larger than 24-inches on any side. See entry rules for more detailed information. Entries must be delivered to the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, Jan. 28. Cash prizes will be awarded in each of three categories: two-dimensional and three-dimensional: f...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Dec. 20 1800 blk E. Alvarado St. Stolen vehicle - Commit felony on bail - Arrest made Dec. 21 1100 blk Via Zancas Grand theft - Firearm theft from building 300 blk W. Clemmens Ln. Mental health evaluation - 5150 - Mental disorder - 72 hr. observation 1100 blk S. Main Ave. Under the influence of drugs/alcohol - Exhibit deadly weapon other than firearm - Disorderly conduct - Arrest made 300 blk Ammunition Rd. Report - Stolen vehicle 900 blk Alturas Rd. Grand theft - From motor vehicle 500 blk S. Main Ave. Battery - Simple Dec....

  • January is time to prepare for pruning

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Frank Brines ARS Master Rosarian Happy New Year – let's hope for ideal rose growing weather for 2023. We finally got a December with the needed winter chill to help rose have a dormancy period. This month I'm going to help you get ready for the major late winter pruning you should do in late January to late February. (I'll provide details on pruning in my February column.) To get you started before that, plan to attend the Temecula Valley Rose Society's pruning demonstration Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to noon at Rose Haven H...

  • Mid-year budget adjustments fund Village View Park, Bonsall Community Park

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The mid-year budget adjustments approved Tuesday, Dec. 13, by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will establish additional funding for Village View Park and Bonsall Community Park. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote, with Jim Desmond absent, budgeted additional amounts of $6,737,000 for Village View Park and $2,000,000 for Bonsall Community Park. The funding includes Park Land Development Ordinance fees which are collected from developers to fund park improvements in the area of the d...

  • Save Our Forest makes a New Year's resolution

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – "Help Fallbrook residents fight Climate Change" is the resolution made by the members of Save Our Forest, a Fallbrook Land Conservancy committee, to answer a worldwide concern. It will be the focus of SOF partnering with Fallbrook Climate Action Team working together now through April to offer each resident the opportunity to help the cause. Plants and trees, especially because of their size, are the workhorses of the environment supplying essential oxygen for a h...

  • Four tips for self-employed homebuyers

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Jane Kepley Special to the Village News Getting a mortgage can be challenging when you don't have a 9-to-5 job – or at least one that offers consistent pay stubs. Don't fret, though. If you're a freelancer, gig worker, business owner or another type of independent contractor, it's still possible to buy a home – it just takes a proactive approach and some planning to make it happen. Are you a nontraditional worker hoping to get a mortgage? Here are some steps you can take: 1....

  • Supervisors approve donation for long-term vegetation fire retardant

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Donations to San Diego County which exceed $5,000 in value must be approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, but the acceptance of $200,000 from the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County was approved by the county supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 13. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote, with Jim Desmond absent, authorized the acceptance of the $200,000 donation, authorized board chair Nathan Fletcher to sign a letter of appreciation to the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County on behalf of the b...

  • Supervisors set Jan. 11 hearing for Bonsall Oaks easement adjustments

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has set a Wednesday, Jan. 11, hearing for easement adjustments on the Bonsall Oaks subdivision. The supervisors voted 4-0 Wednesday, Dec. 14, with Jim Desmond absent, to set the hearing date. The adjustment would vacate 243 acres of an existing 252-acre biological open space easement but dedicate a new 277-acre open space easement, which will increase the total open space easement area by more than 30 acres. The project was called The Polo Club in 1999...

  • The Foundation for Senior Care: Looking forward and expanding outward

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – If you have a senior family member, or you provide care for an older adult, or you, yourself, have reached the age where you could use some support, then you've likely been to, or heard about, the Foundation for Senior Care. Located on the corner of South Mission Road and Fig Street, the Foundation for Senior Care is a nonprofit, charitable organization committed to helping seniors, and adults with disabilities, live independently, stay safe and age with d...

  • Seven fitness resolutions that are easy to keep

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Resolutions to get in shape, exercise more and eat healthier foods are popular each January. Optimism reigns when making resolutions, but for many, the difficulty lies in keeping them. Individuals looking to get healthier in the year ahead can try these strategies to stay the course. 1. Wake up earlier. Waking up a half hour earlier each day can have a substantial impact. That small amount of extra time can be devoted to meditation, deep breathing exercises or even some yoga...

  • 'Special content' coming for subscribers

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher I'm hopeful for 2023. Court cases have vindicated the skepticism I had the last two years regarding government overreach. Parents have fought back on school issues regarding their children and our business has survived like many did, despite the government shutdowns, etc. There's reason for hope. My commitment is even stronger to our readers to keep bringing timely, uncensored news stories and features relevant to you. We are going to step it up this year by presenting "special content" for our...

  • Tell us now

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District As your County Supervisor, advancing government programs that promote efficiency and accessibility for the residents of North County is among my top priorities. If you have a problem that needs county assistance, Tell Us Now! phone app provides an efficient and convenient way to report issues directly to the county. Available to iPhone and Android users, the county’s Tell Us Now! app builds on the county’s commitment to customer service by making county systems more efficient. It is a use...

  • 2023 will be a big year for Fallbrook and Rainbow Water customers

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Jack Bebee and Tom Kennedy Special to the Village News Few topics in San Diego County garnered more headlines in 2022 than the worsening drought and the soaring cost of water. For the residents of Fallbrook and Rainbow, both the drought and the cost of water have become major areas of concern, but especially the cost. This spring the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is expected to approve or deny applications by our two water districts – the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal W...

  • Welcome to flight 2023

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your positive attitude and gratitude are secured and locked in the upright position. All self-destructive devices, including pity, anger, selfishness, pride and resentment, should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should you lose your positive attitude under pressure during this flight, reach up and pull down a prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by faith. Once your faith is activated, you can...

  • Legislative priorities for 2023

    Updated Jan 4, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District California is increasingly unaffordable. We have the nation’s most expensive housing and the highest energy costs. We must reform policies that increase costs and impose burdensome fees on every home built, including rental units, making it difficult or impossible to find a place for many to live. State energy policies that drive up electricity costs, and our highest-in-the-nation gas prices/taxes, need serious reform. Water is another problem. Bureaucratic hurdles blocking new d...

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