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Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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  • FWC to hear about Fallbrook Land Conservancy

    Updated Feb 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club’s next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. There will be a business agenda and a presentation about the Fallbrook Land Conservancy by Jackie Heyneman. The FWC is complying with the governor’s mandate, as well as the California Federation of Women’s Clubs, by not holding regular in-person monthly meetings. Meetings are held via Zoom. The club’s board members meet regularly via Zoom as well. An announcement about logging on to Zoom will be sent via email by club president Roxann Clou...

  • Successful FPUD bond sale will save ratepayers $1.6 million

    Updated Jan 29, 2021

    FALLBROOK – In a move that will save Fallbrook ratepayers $1.6 million over the next 15 years, the Fallbrook Public Utility District earlier this month executed a successful bond sale, which will reduce the cost for upgrades made to the district’s wastewater reclamation plant in 2016. “Because of our good credit rating and standing on Wall Street, we were able to take advantage of lower interest rates through the sale of revenue bonds,” said FPUD general manager Jack Bebee. “Our ability to execute this transaction is a resu...

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    Planning group recommends approval of Sandia Creek Drive gate

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter

    The Fallbrook Community Planning Group voted 12-2 Jan. 18 to recommend approval of an Administrative Permit for a gate on Sandia Creek Drive. Planning group members Steve Brown and Ross Pike cast the votes against the recommendation for the gate. Roy Moosa manages property in the Sandia Creek area and recused himself from the discussion and the vote due to a potential conflict of interest. "This is an emotional issue, and there are two sides to the story," said planning group...

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    Rescued dog dies after being hit by car

    FALLBROOK – On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at approximately 7 p.m., there was a tragedy that no one at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary will ever forget. One of their volunteers was just finishing up Dovey's evening walk and was returning to FAS. As they were crossing Aviation Road, just feet away from its front door, a speeding truck hit both her and Dovey. The truck sent the volunteer tumbling to the ground and Dovey sadly right under the wheels. The truck did not stop but c...

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    Planning group endorses Stage Coach Lane pathway or trail

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter

    The desire for a pathway or trail along Stage Coach Lane now has the formal support of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group. The planning group voted 14-0, Monday, Jan. 18, to approve sending a letter in support of the pathway or trail to San Diego County. Planning group member Eileen Delaney also chairs the Fallbrook Revitalization Committee's infrastructure subcommittee, so she abstained due to a potential conflict of interest. The Fallbrook Revitalization Committee...

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    Can you spot some of the locals on these maps?

    Lexington Howe, Staff Writer

    Some original cartoon maps that gained a lot of attention in 2001 recently resurfaced. Brett Stokes, an illustrator of the original Fallbrook cartoon maps, put together several maps featuring businesses that had paid for advertising. While some people found the maps humorous, some of the depictions of things on the map near the businesses didn't make them too happy, and many of the maps were thrown away. Some individuals, however, still have a few. Rocio Ramirez Reynoso...

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    Vegas Movie Awards honors Andrew Wojcik

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    The Vegas Movie Awards were announced Jan. 13, and the winners included 1999 Fallbrook High School graduate Andrew Wojcik. Wojcik was given the Best First-Time Director – Feature award. "It's nice to get feedback on a film that you worked primarily solo on for many years. It actually can be a struggle," Wojcik said. "I put a lot of work into it over the course of about eight years," Wojcik said. "To get feedback is very valuable." The film is called "zwtral" and is a m...

  • Kicking It with a tidy man

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to Village News|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    I am married to a tidy man. Some would define that as an oxymoron. Clearly those who remained divorced and single for decades had reason to. I for one, had a list. With each passing year – the list got longer. And longer. And longer. Thinking there would never even be one candidate capable of checking off the top 10, I planned to live a solitary life. Looking back, this list of requirements for a life mate somehow just seems practical. I do not recall everything on that o...

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    Firing a doctor can lead to better health

    Shelby Ramsey, Special to Village News|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    There may come a time when it's necessary to fire a doctor to achieve your best health. The right doctor may not be the convenient one five minutes down the road from your home. It may not be the one that everyone else thinks is the best in town. Having a feeling of solid trust in your doctor is what is important. For those who have a specific, recurring condition, it is typically a quality specialty network that is the key to the best possible health. Not all medical groups...

  • COVID-19 hospitalizations still at very high levels

    Will Fritz, Associate Editor|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    As the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic drags on, hospitals are still seeing markedly high levels of COVID-19-infected patients. At all southwest Riverside County hospitals and Fallbrook’s nearest San Diego County hospital, a majority of hospitalized patients were coronavirus-positive, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sunday, Jan. 17; per that data, 55% of patients at Temecula Valley Hospital; 59% of patients at Southwest Healthcare System, which includes Inland Valley a...

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    CT scans can detect COVID-19

    Lexington Howe, Staff Writer|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    An alternative to a swab test for COVID-19 is a CT scan which can be done at Universal Imaging Centers. Anke Ciling operates the Fallbrook location. "I was born and raised in Germany, came over here due to my husband, but I used to work for an orthopedic surgeon," Ciling said. "I did perform myself x-rays and I assisted with surgeries and intakes and made casts and such. So I have a large medical background I would say." For patients unsure if they have COVID-19, they can be r...

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    Improve Wi-Fi signals around the house

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Speedy, reliable internet is something people have quickly grown accustomed to. That's no doubt why dropped Wi-Fi signals can be so frustrating. Various things can contribute to slow or interrupted Wi-Fi. As a result, there's no one-size-fits-all solution to address underperforming Wi-Fi. But that's good news, as it means there's an assortment of strategies that consumers can try to improve the Wi-Fi in their homes. Upgrade your router. Many people rent their r...

  • NFPA urges added caution when using home heating equipment

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association is urging the public to use added caution when heating their homes this winter. Home heating equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires during the months of December, January and February, when nearly half (48%) of all U.S. home heating equipment fires occur. January is the leading month for home heating fires. “Clearly, the coldest months of the year is when we see the largest share of home heating fires,” Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advoc...

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    Art bench installed at Live Oak Park

    Nancy Heins-Glaser, Special to Village News|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    When Jim Lyle purchased one of the art benches at the Save Our Forest auction November 2020, he had Live Oak Park in his mind. Lyle has dedicated several volunteer years to clearing poison plant species, cleaning out weed overgrowth and repairing the footbridge to welcome visitors to the cool and natural spot. Because the bench he bought was painted by recognized natural world artist Neill Ketchum – replete with flora and fauna – the park was a perfect spot for it. The Fal...

  • Upcoming theater shows are available online

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to Village News|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    A world premiere is just around the corner. Coming Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m., Hershey Felder is heading up a musical tribute to "Fiddler on the Roof." "Before Fiddler – Live from Florence, Italy" will be streamed into living rooms. Featuring the internationally renowned quartet Klezmerata Fiorentina, recognized as the living voice of the European Yiddish civilization, the musical quality of this experience could be life changing. Selected for their ability from operatic and s...

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    Remembering the little Eskimo girl

    Wayne Yonce, Special to the Village News|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    On July 4, 1976, the United States of America celebrated its 200th birthday. On July 27, 1976, I celebrated my 50th birthday. I was one-fourth as old as our nation. Did these events trigger a midlife crisis? Maybe so, but I didn't buy a red Corvette. I quit a good job at Southern California Edison's Terminal Island Power Plant, and the week following my birthday I signed the workbook at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall in Fairbanks, Alaska. I was...

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    Fallbrook Music Society presents Camarada in 'Smokin' Baroque'

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Music Society continues its 43rd annual concert season with old friends and new instruments. "Smokin' Baroque" features a local ensemble, Camarada, performing period repertoire on the rarely heard "clavier." The concert is free and "on demand" beginning Jan. 31 at "We strive to keep our virtual concerts fresh and innovative. Being able to feature the clavier makes this concert quite unique," Ann Murray, executive d...

  • McCarthy named to the dean's list at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Cheyenne McCarthy of Fallbrook has been named to the 2020 fall quarter dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s west campus in San Jose. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in San Jose; Davenport, Iowa, and Port Orange, Florida. Submitted by Palmer College of Chiropractic....

  • Turney awarded degree from Miami University

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    OXFORD, OHIO – Debi Turney of Fallbrook was among more than 1,000 students from Miami University who received degrees during the virtual fall commencement on Dec. 11, 2020 Turney graduated with a Master of Arts degree, majoring in biology. Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 19,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach, and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. S...

  • Iowa State University announces fall 2020 dean's list

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    AMES, Iowa – More than 11,000 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2020 dean’s list. Fallbrook resident Cassandra S. Roberge, a senior majoring in animal science, was named to the dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Submitted by Iowa State University....

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    Some FUESD students to get in-person classes 5 days a week starting Feb. 1

    Will Fritz, Staff Writer|Updated Jan 27, 2021

    Fallbrook Union Elementary School District students were able to return to part-time in-person classes last week, and some grades will be able to attend in-person classes five days a week starting next month. After returning from winter break in an all-virtual format on Jan. 5, students in transitional kindergarten through first grade headed back to a part-time in-person format four days a week on Tuesday, Jan. 19, while students in all other grades headed back to a...

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    Popcorn is popular for movie nights at home

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    FALLBROOK – While digging into a bowl of popcorn on movie night is second nature to many film fans, your choice of flavor might actually predict your choice of film. A new study of 2,000 revealed that people who prefer their popcorn salty and those who prefer sweeter flavors differ in their movie tastes as well. The census-balanced survey revealed that while fans of salted popcorn flavors aren't necessarily, well, salty, their sweet popcorn counterparts do appear to be sweeter...

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    Silvergate Fallbrook wins 2021 Best of Senior Living award from

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Silvergate Fallbrook has once again been selected as a 2021 Best of Senior Living Award Winner on, the country's largest online ratings and reviews site for senior care and services. The announcement of the award comes on the heels of the community being named a 2021 Caring Star recipient for service excellence by last month and recently being recognized numerous times by San Diegans county-wide in the Union Tribune's "Best Of" R...

  • Ask yourself 5 questions before taking the leap to entrepreneurship

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    ATLANTA – As COVID-19 causes layoffs and extends uncertainty about employment in 2021, many people are considering new options, reinventing themselves or trying to decide whether working for themselves is more desirable than finding another 9-to-5 job that might not last. Entrepreneurship brings a lot of freedom, responsibility and risks and before people commit to taking that big step there are several important questions they should ask themselves, Tim Mercer, a ForbesBooks author of “Bootstrapped Millionaire: Defying the...

  • Webinar offered on sustainable landscaping

    Updated Jan 27, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – I Love A Clean San Diego is offering a free, family-friendly virtual event, Keep it Together. Sustainable Landscaping Webinar, in partnership with San Diego County, Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4-5 p.m. Whether one’s gardening thumb is as green as grass or is more of a blackish-gray color, sustainable landscaping can be an intimidating undertaking. The webinar will break it down by sharing planting best-practices, ways to control erosion in backyards and gardening habits to avoid or adopt to ensure one is not acc...

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