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Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition


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  • Workers of the Week are volunteer fundraisers

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Fiona Urquhart, left, Jeanna Kirby are the lead volunteers at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary Holiday Store located at 746 S. Main Ave, next to Meineke. Urquhart,, who has served on the sanctuary's board of directors for five years, has worked at the annual Holiday Store fundraiser for the past eight years. Kirby has volunteered at the store for three years. Their goal is to raise money to help the animal sanctuary continue to rescue dogs and cats and to promote spaying and...

  • Review of all things Real Estate

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Nov 15, 2023

    We don’t like to think about it, but anyone can find themselves in a situation where they require a caregiver. We often associate these situations with the elderly, but you may find yourself choosing to move closer to a parent, niece, sibling, or grandchild to help provide a stronger support system. Whether you’re considering becoming the primary caregiver or one of a larger support network, the decision to relocate is a big one that requires forethought and planning. In thi...

  • You can give an unhoused veteran a home

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Anita Lightfoot County of San Diego Communications Office Leave No Veteran Homeless is a countywide, multi-agency effort to provide all veterans experiencing homelessness the opportunity to find permanent supportive housing. As of Oct. 1, 201 veterans have been housed since the Leave No Veteran Homeless Initiative launched in July. Assuming monthly inflow and outflow remain consistent, to meet our goal, we need to increase average Monthly Housing Placements from 67 to 131. Currently 127 veterans holding new vouchers are...

  • Top red flags in home purchase

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    FALLBROOK – In this article, we’re sharing with you how to know if you’re looking at your new home sweet home or a nightmare waiting to happen. While many of these issues have quick and efficient solutions, they are important considerations when making a home purchase. Always check with your Realtor on how best to proceed if you encounter one of these red flags. Physical structure issues How to detect this red flag: Check for cracks in the foundation, sloping floors, or noticeable structural damage that can be costly to re...

  • Severe Canine Respiratory Disease at San Diego Humane Society

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    SAN DIEGO — San Diego Humane Society is temporarily pausing owner surrenders of dogs, except in emergencies that threaten the health of the pet, due to occurrences of a respiratory disease called Streptococcus Equi subspecies Zooepidemicus (also known as Strep zoo) and a bacterial infection called Mycoplasma. The two in combination have led to more severe disease than what the shelter might see with just one of these pathogens. Because the shelter is already operating over capacity, and to prevent the spread of disease, t...

  • How to manage sobriety over Thanksgiving

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Michael Leach Special to the Village News Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. Unfortunately, this time of year is often linked to increased alcohol use. This can pose a challenge for someone trying to stay sober. The holidays are usually packed with gatherings from now until New Year’s. Thanksgiving Eve is often the biggest drinking holiday of the year, yet celebration and indulgence lead to alcohol-related consequences. Fortunately, there are practical ways to avoid this and valuable tips for families t...

  • Why preventing diabetes should be a priority at all ages

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Dr. Archana Dubey UnitedHealthcare of California More than 96 million Americans live with a potentially life-altering condition – yet many of them are unaware they even have it. That condition is prediabetes, which in up to 70% of cases develops into diabetes. Today, more than 37 million Americans already live with diabetes, which if left untreated can contribute to a host of health issues. In California, 9.9% of adults over age 18 have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes alters the body’s ability to create energy fro...

  • Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folk

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Megan Johnson McCullough Special to the Village News Breaking a bone is not an enjoyable experience for anyone. It can be painful, disruptive to life and limit your mobility for some time. Not to mention the number of doctors' appointments you might have to attend during the initial and healing process. While waiting for healing, your lifestyle may change all revolving around accommodating for the break. What actually happens when we break a bone? Collagen and calcium...

  • Temecula Valley Hospital earns 11th 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    TEMECULA – Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D" or "F" grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. "We are honored to b...

  • Support group to hear about an astronaut with Parkinson's

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    FALLBROOK – North County Parkinson's Support Group Fallbrook invites anyone interested to join their monthly support group meeting Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. They will meet the third Friday of the month due to the Thanksgiving holiday during their regularly scheduled week. The meeting is held at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center 1636 E. Mission Road. The program will be a showing of the video "The Astronaut's Secret" about NASA astronaut Rich Clifford. The topic is “Live Your Best Life – Parkinson's Doe...

  • Rotary Club goes back to school: Discovering FUESD's educational brilliance

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    FALLBROOK – In a spirit of community collaboration, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook joined Superintendent Monika Hazel and FUESD leaders in an all-day tour of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD). The purpose of this special initiative was to provide Rotary members with an exciting look inside the exceptional educational programs and achievements within the district, while emphasizing the importance of strong community partnerships. The tour included visits to F...

  • Study abroad opportunities for high school students

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    LAGUNA BEACH – Qualified high school students are offered a unique opportunity to explore the world by spending an academic year, semester or summer in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program. A nonprofit, public benefit organization, ASSE International promotes closer ties of friendship between the United States and other countries by fostering intercultural understanding through youth e...

  • Vintage car club donations benefit youth

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    FALLBROOK – October again marked another month in which the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club gave away proceeds, earned from its annual Memorial Day Weekend Car Show, back to the community. Long-time Vintage Car Club member and Chair of Donations Michael McGuire presented checks to the Fallbrook High School Students of the Month committee, and the Fallbrook High School Cheer Squad McGuire said that all groups were very pleased to receive these financial awards that will assist t...

  • Fixed-rate electricity proposal

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the California Public Utilities Commission public meeting regarding the proposed new fixed-rate electricity plan. This proposal has sparked significant concerns, particularly for the residents of San Diego. If you’re unfamiliar with this plan, let me provide a breakdown of its essential components and the potential implications it holds for our community. The proposed fixed-rate bill fundamentally operates on an income-based charging m...

  • The placement of our flag matters

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Shamefully displayed on the front page of the current issue of The Village News, over the words ‘Veteran’s Day’, is old glory, the red, white and blue, stars & bars, stars & stripes, star spangled banner, the American flag... the flag of the United States of America! This improper and disrespectful display is a direct insult and slap in the face to every American, especially our Active Duty Military and Veterans, along with their families. How was this disgraceful display of the world renowned symbol of Freedom & Liber...

  • AFS seeks host families

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    AFS has been a leader in the field of student exchange for more than 60 years. Each year we like to place one or more students locally who will attend Fallbrook High and Bonsall High. We are receiving applications now for students who will be arriving in mid-January for the spring semester and will soon be receiving applications for the next school year. We have some outstanding candidates with varied interests and from many countries of origin. I would like to talk to any families that might be interested in hosting them....

  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A journey from Somalia and Islam to the Judeo-Christian West

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher Last weekend I was researching the Israel/Hamas war and while researching the history of that region, I came across a recent essay by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an amazing woman who I have followed for several years. I read an essay she wrote for Unherd.com this month where she discussed her past as a Muslim Brotherhood follower, an atheist and now a Christian. She is an amazing pro-western speaker and author. After living in different countries, suffering under...

  • Why I will not support Trump:

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    He had an affair with a porn star. Then paid her off to keep it secret. Looking to the heavens, he told reporters, “I am the chosen one.” At Charlottesville, he would not condemn a White Supremacist. He had lunch at Mar-a-Lago with a White Nationalist and an antisemitic. He himself has made antisemitic comments. Only president to be impeached twice. Encourage an insurrection. His rhetoric encourages violence. Does not take responsibility for his behavior or actions. (It’s always someone else’s fault.) Found liable for fra...

  • Thank you Fallbrook family

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    I want to personally thank our Fallbrook family, Jan, and beyond for your donations, gifts, financial support, love, open hearts of giving and prayers, to my request for aid in repairing the roofs and water damage to the Methodist church on Winterhaven Road. They are totally repaired and paid for from all your responses. God is great! As is our Fallbrook family. Thank you again! Always in my prayers! God bless, Ken Stetson...

  • We did it!

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Charley Wolk and Hayden Hamilton FPUD and RMWD The people of Fallbrook and Rainbow could not have been any more clear – you want change and you want it now. In what could be the most decisive election results in San Diego County history, 94% of voters in Fallbrook and 95% of voters in Rainbow have chosen to break away from San Diego County Water Authority and instead buy water from the Eastern Municipal Water District. The switch will save ratepayers in both communities an estimated $7.6 million a year, according to an i...

  • Kicking It

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News To me, some things are just obvious. Like in this case, who in their right mind would pass up $10 in free money? I know. Certainly not me. Or is it I? Regardless. To me, $10 is still a lot of money. For instance, not so long ago, $10 would fill my car up with gas. It would buy lunch for two at a fast-food restaurant with change back. Ten bucks would buy three happy-hour drinks with tip, or pay for a polish change at the nail shop or it would take me to a movie and pay...

  • Re: 'High Crimes and misdemeanors' [Village News, Terrell letter, 11/02/23]

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    John Terrell took Dave Maynard to task for his calling President Joe Biden a criminal, after years of Mr. Terrell making those accusations against former President Donald Trump. He repeats the same script that all desperate Biden supporters cling to: there is no evidence of Biden crimes. It seems odd that Terrell still dismisses foreign payoffs to the Biden family; however, such myopic views occur when people only listen to one perspective. The headlines of articles that Terrell cites tell you which type he follows: “Trump R...

  • Why do we still fall back and spring forward?

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District In 2018, 60% of California’s voters supported Proposition 7, which was aimed at eliminating the bi-annual ritual of moving clocks back in the fall and forward in the spring. Daylight saving time was first imposed as a temporary energy saving measure during World War I, and was reinstated during World War II. After World War II ended, states were allowed to decide the issue, and in 1949, voters approved Proposition 12, which permanently established daylight saving time in C...

  • What is the Bonsall Education Foundation?

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    BONSALL – On the first Thursday of every month, a group of tireless community volunteers gather at the Bonsall Community Center. They follow Robert's Rules of Order, they have elected officers, and meeting agendas. To an observer, it is very official, organized, and serious. The group, the Bonsall Education Foundation, is made up of parents of Bonsall Unified School District students and community members. Though the leadership and active members have changed over the y...

  • Supervisors authorize contract for East Alvarado Street sidewalks

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Nov. 7 meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors included authorizing the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a contract to construct sidewalks along approximately 500 feet of East Alvarado Street. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote, with one vacant seat, authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to advertise and award construction contracts for the sidewalk projects for Alvarado Street and for East 32nd Street in Lincoln Acres and des...

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