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  • JV Holiday Duals successful financially and competitively

    Joe Naiman, Village News Correspondent|Updated Feb 14, 2020

    Fallbrook High School’s wrestling team hosted the JV Holiday Duals meet Dec. 21 at the Fallbrook High School gymnasium, and the tournament met the team’s financial goals as well as the objective of providing experience for younger wrestlers. “I couldn’t be happier with the way that it went,” Fallbrook head coach Cristian Vera said. “The tournament definitely did its purpose,” Vera said. “It definitely met my expectations both financially and competitively.” Vera founded the tournament in 2018. “It’s going to be an annual...

  • Lady Warriors grab a win over the Eagles

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Jan 20, 2020

    Fallbrook Union High School's girls varsity water polo team is enjoying a great start to the season and Monday morning, head coach Sean Redmond was a little anxious. Anxious may not be the right word, how about anxiously excited? "We're patiently waiting for the power rankings to come out," Redmond said. "They should have been out this morning but they're not." The rankings will help Redmond and the team figure out where they stand countywide – and considering they boast a 1...

  • Report: Feds to bill fire victims if utility doesn't pay $4B

    Updated Jan 18, 2020

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal officials are prepared to bill wildfire victims for a portion of the nearly $4 billion the government said it's owed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., if the debt isn't resolved as part of the utility's bankruptcy case, according to a newspaper report Sunday, Jan. 12. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked for reimbursement from PG&E to cover costs from the government's response to destructive fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Under PG&E's c...

  • Cartels continue to build cross-border tunnels to smuggle drugs

    Updated Jan 18, 2020

    Charlotte Cuthbertson The Epoch Times Sharing a stormwater drainage system with Nogales, Mexico, means that Nogales, Arizona, is a popular spot for cartels to push their contraband across the U.S. border undetected. The southern Nogales has about six times the population of its U.S. namesake, and the city pushes right up against the border fence. Recently, two tunnels were discovered in Nogales, bringing the Tucson-sector tunnel count to 125 found since 1990. In early...

  • 2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

    Updated Jan 18, 2020

    Thomas Beaumont and Alexandra Jaffe The Associated Press Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa's rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open. A cluster of candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, along with former...

  • CNN settles defamation suit brought by Nick Sandmann

    Updated Jan 18, 2020

    Petr Svab The Epoch Times CNN settled a defamation lawsuit brought against it by Nick Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, over the cable news channel’s coverage of an incident captured in a viral video. “Yes, we settled with CNN,” Sandmann said in a Jan. 7 tweet. The settlement amount wasn’t made public during the Jan. 7 court hearing in Covington, Kentucky, Fox19 reported. “The case settled. We have no comment,” Todd McMurtry, one of Sandmann’s lawyers, said in an email to The Epoch Times. CNN didn’t respo...

  • Highlights of California governor's second annual budget

    Associated Press, Special to Valley News|Updated Jan 17, 2020

    California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom presented a $222 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers Friday, Jan. 10, setting off six months of hearings and negotiations before the Legislature must act by mid-June, in time for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. The state also will have an estimated $107 billion in federal funds to spend in the next budget year. Some of Newsom's major proposals include: Health care Newsom would provide coverage for 27,000 older low-income...

  • Fallbrook Music Society brings back powerful vocal reflection

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBOOK – Fallbrook Music Society starts the second half of its 42nd annual concert season Sunday, Jan. 26, with an encore performance by mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist George Fee, "Ladies in Lieder." The 3 p.m. concert will be held in the Community Room of the Fallbrook Public Library and is free to the general public. No tickets are required. "We are especially excited to bring back Kindra and George for this repeat performance," Bob Freaney, president of the F...

  • A Chorus Line' is a hit

    Elizabeth Youngman Westphal|Updated Jan 17, 2020

    Special to Village News When you hear "six, seven, eight – step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch," you know you have arrived at The Welk Resort Theater in Escondido to see "A Chorus Line." Producers Sean Coogan and Larry Raben have a hit on their hands. "A Chorus Line" presents a clear picture of a rehearsal room as a Broadway director narrows the auditioning ensemble of singers and dancers down to a final eight for an upcoming musical. Originally opening on Broadway in 1975, "A...

  • Longtime Fallbrook resident teaches children anti-bullying through storytelling

    Will Fritz, Associate Editor|Updated Jan 17, 2020

    A longtime Fallbrook resident is using her artistic and musical talents to educate children about diversity and acceptance from a young age. Arlene Yates lived in Fallbrook for close to 30 years before she recently moved to Temecula to be closer to her grandchildren. Yates is a professional musician, songwriter and recording artist, with more than four decades of performing experience. In recent years, she's taken her skills and put them to use teaching children to be...

  • Promoting good behavior in your children

    American Counseling Association|Updated Jan 17, 2020

    Special to Village News Parents are naturally proud when their children are well behaved. When our kids play well with others, responsibly complete family chores, and interact politely with adults, we feel we've done a pretty reasonable job of child-rearing. But getting our kids to be well behaved is not always a simple task. Children learn behaviors through the consequences that various behaviors bring. If a child earns a reward for doing something well, he's learned it's a positive consequence. Poor behavior that brings a p...

  • Match food to your favorite brews

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The rise of craft and home brewing has created more beer flavor profiles than ever before. In fact, there's likely a beer for everyone, whether you're a novice or connoisseur. The Brewer's Association, a trade association that represents small and independent American craft brewers, said that, in 2018, small and independent brewers collectively produced 25.9 million barrels and experienced a 4% total market growth. The Brewer's Association also said that these s...

  • Local students earn honor roll recognition

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – In a display of academic achievement, 18% of Dixie State University students earned president’s and dean’s list recognition for the fall 2019 semester. Specifically, 1,978 students were included on the university’s honor rolls, with 816 students on the president’s list and 1,162 on the dean’s list. Inclusion indicates students’ strong commitment to their academic pursuits, as they must achieve a semester GPA of 3.9 or higher to be included on the president’s list and a GPA of 3.5 to 3.89 for the dean’s...

  • A night out means experiencing the latest trends

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Who doesn’t enjoy a night out on the town? Restaurants fulfill people’s desires for new experiences and enable them to sample new cuisine they may not prepare at home. The Restaurant Performance Index, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and the outlook for the United States restaurant industry, reached 101.6 as of May 2019. A value of over 100 is considered a time of good performance. Plus, Toast’s 2019 Restaurant Success Report said 20% of American diners eat out at least once a week, with a whop...

  • Palomar Health CEO named to California Hospital Association Board

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    SAN MARCOS – Palomar Health President and CEO Diane Hansen has been appointed to the California Hospital Association Board of Directors for a term ending in December 2022. CHA is one of the largest hospital trade associations in the nation, serving more than 97% of the patient beds in California, and seeks for every Californian to have equitable access to affordable, safe, high-quality, medically necessary health care. As a member of the board, Hansen will work with policy-makers statewide to realize this goal. ...

  • Things to look for in a new job

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Change plays a big role as people ring in a new year. At the dawn of a new year, some people resolve to live healthier in the months ahead while others might make financial resolutions in an attempt to improve their bottom lines. The decision to change jobs is another popular resolution at the dawn of a new year. Professionals change jobs for various reasons. But regardless of what's behind a career change, many people can benefit by looking for things in a new job that can make them happy both professionally a...

  • Survey finds nearly 30% of Americans have less than $500 saved

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Managing money is no box of chocolates, yet three in five Americans (60%) are not just comfortable with it, they’re confident about their finance skills – at least according to a recent financial confidence survey conducted by TopCashback.com, the USA’s most generous cashback site. The survey polled a cross section of 1,736 adults, aged 18 and over. The ABCs of financial confidence While “financial confidence” is more of a feeling than a technical term, the basic concepts and practices of saving money, being prepa...

  • Dog training class to start Jan. 22

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – If anyone is looking for a dog training group class, they can join Rick Williams for his Basic Dog Obedience classes. He offers a friendly, fun and safe environment for both humans and their four-legged friends at the Fallbrook Community Center, starting Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. The first class is a dog-free orientation. Hands-on training will begin Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. To register, call the community center, (760) 728-1671. For questions, call Williams, (760) 728-1292. Submitted by Rick Willi...

  • Library to offer citizenship classes

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – In association with the San Diego County Library, the Fallbrook Library will hold a series of free 10-week citizenship classes for those wishing to prepare for U.S. citizenship. Classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, and run through Tuesday, March 24. The classes will be held every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and every Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Attendees will practice for the citizenship test with trained library staff and learn about the process to apply for citizenship. They will also receive free help from an accredited i...

  • Chorale calls all community singers

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chorale is starting rehearsals for its upcoming fundraisers, the Dinner Show and Spring Concert, and invites new singers to join the group. The Dinner Show is entitled “Fallbrook Joe and the Magic Caboose” and will be held Saturday, March 28. It’s an original story featuring the Caboose in downtown Fallbrook and lots of fun songs, including some surfing music. Tickets will be available soon. The Spring Concert is entitled “Music of the Masters” and will be held Saturday, May 30. This concert will inc...

  • Dai Dang Zen Monastery to host blood drive

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    BONSALL – Dai Dang Zen Monastery is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their parking lot at 6326 Camino Del Rey, in Bonsall. Anyone 17 and older, who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended before donation. All donors must show picture identification. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an a...

  • Aging and Independence Services to host community forums

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    Katie Cadiao San Diego County Communications Office The San Diego County’s Aging and Independence Services department is inviting older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities to share their needs during a series of public forums in the coming weeks. Feedback from the community will be used to plan and develop federally and state-funded programs. In addition, the feedback will be used to help the county with its implementation of the Aging Roadmap, the region’s vision and framework to support healthy aging. Tho...

  • Rugby teams playing at home

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Youth Rugby and the Fallbrook High School varsity rugby teams both have home matches the weekend of Jan. 18. High school varsity rugby plays against Mira Costa High School at the Fallbrook High School Stadium at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18. Fallbrook Youth Rugby will be hosting teams Saturday, Jan. 18, from Belmont Shores, Temecula and Valley Center at Potter Jr. High School. Matches start at 8:30 a.m. and will end around 1 p.m. Youth Rugby President A...

  • Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group is accepting new members

    Updated Jan 17, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group is looking for men who are over 50 years of age and like to play golf on a weekly basis. The group plays every Tuesday morning on 15 to 20 different courses in the area. The group also has a spring get-away, a fall get-away and a Christmas party. It is as much a social club as a golf club. For more information, call Ed Erzen at (760) 728-3960. Submitted by Fallbrook Seniors Golf Group....

  • Fallbrook girls' basketball improve to 9-6, boys now 12-3

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Jan 17, 2020

    The new year has been good to the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams at Fallbrook High School as both teams notched some impressive wins during the waning days of the holiday break. Head coach Jessica Ramirez’s Warriors varsity girls are now 9-6, despite suffering a tough loss to Rancho Bernardo High School at home Friday, Jan. 10. The Warriors fell behind early and never recovered, dropping the home game 66-30. But just two days earlier, Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Warriors came from behind, trailing 20-19 at the half, to...

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