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  • Dana K. Acero/Winningham

    Updated Mar 6, 2023

    Dana K. Acero/Winningham, age 66, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. She was the daughter of the late Chuck Trojcak and Katherine Brush/Agust. Dana was a 24 hour caregiver in Southern California to Paul Pastizzo before retiring. She attended Crossroads Christian Church and First United Methodist Church. She was a very caring and loving woman who loved her children, her grandchildren, her husband and the Lord, more than anything. Dana was so creative...

  • SANDAG's weighted vote

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 805. While there wasn't much publicity at the time, the measure was proposed by state legislatures in Sacramento, and now the power is being abused at SANDAG. The weighted vote gives more power to the more populated cities. For example, the City of San Diego and Chula Vista are given about 50% of the vote. This is similar to Congress. However, for a bill to pass federally, it must also pass through the Senate, which is equally divided by...

  • California Bountiful TV season has begun

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    SACRAMENTO – California Bountiful TV, the California Farm Bureau's weekly program that connects people with the food they eat and the farmers and ranchers who grow and raise it, debuted its new season Feb. 25 with new host and executive producer Aubrey Aquino. A California native raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Aquino is a longtime media professional in lifestyle and entertainment television. Before joining the California Farm Bureau last summer, she was a host for B...

  • How to furnish your dining area

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Modern homes look a bit different than those of generations past. Rather than several small rooms divided by walls, modern homes offer open-concept floor plans. That means the boundaries between spaces are not so defined, allowing rooms and activities to blend into one another. Formal dining rooms may or may not be part of the current home layout with regard to new construction. Many homeowners now gravitate toward kitchens with adjacent breakfast nooks that utilize large islands with stool seating that open up to family...

  • Genealogy tips offered to family historians

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Genealogical Society has been providing excellent speakers throughout the pandemic, and the next three scheduled historians are no exception. During the Tuesday, March 13 meeting, the TVGS presenter will be Sara Cochran. She spoke before the membership during 2022; she is a full-time professional genealogist with over 28 years of research experience. Cochran’s research has taken her into nearly every state in the U.S.A. and Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Gene...

  • Worker of the Week helps students

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Angela Corning, owner and operator of the Tutoring Club, goes over math examples with brothers Trenton, left, and Tavin Collaso on a computer. The Tutoring Club, which has been open for around one year at 1057 S. Main Ave., helps students in grades K-12 Monday through Thursday from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Village News/David Landry photos...

  • Fungus and fertilizer in the rose garden

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Frank Brines ARS Master Rosarian Boy, has it been crazy weather? Depending on your location – or more specifically, that of your garden – you may have experienced frost damage to your roses and tender young plants recently. Keep an eye on your roses: If you see that frost has actually killed new growth that came out after pruning, you may need to reprune, making your cuts just above the next outward-facing bud down the cane. But don't be too hasty – wait until the threat of frost damage has likely passed. The thing is, even...

  • BUSD awards contracts for soils and geotechnical testing

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Construction Testing and Engineering was awarded the Bonsall Unified School District contract for soils testing and geotechnical services for Phase II of the Bonsall Elementary School operational traffic improvements. A 5-0 BUSD board vote Feb. 15 approved a professional services agreement with Construction Testing and Engineering, which is headquartered in Escondido. The payment is based on work at hourly rates but will not exceed $5,500. “This is continuing to create safer paths of travel f...

  • FCC chairwoman proposes new rules to block likely illegal robotexts

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    WASHINGTON – Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposed new rules to protect consumers from text messaging scams, Feb. 22. The new rules, if adopted by a vote of the full Commission at its March Open Meeting, would require mobile service providers to block certain robotext messages that are highly likely to be illegal. “Missing packages that don’t exist; confirmation of payments that didn’t happen; links to shady websites; and truncated ‘wrong number’ messages from strangers. These scam robote...

  • FGMS member Graeber to talk about Mexican minerals

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The next Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society general meeting will feature long-time member Kerith Graeber, who is known as a top Mexican mineral collector. She will share her passion for collecting and the stories behind the specimens as the guest speaker, at 7 p.m., March 9. The FGMS meeting room is at 123 W. Alvarado St. For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.fgms.org. Submitted by Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society....

  • Fashion show/brunch to help save lives

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Women's Connection presents a St Patrick's Day fashion show and brunch in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens, Friday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, doors open at 9:15 a.m. The featured speaker, regional manager Susan Heppner, will emcee an elegant fashion show featuring clothes, handbags, hats, shoes and accessories from the Discovery Shop in Temecula, an upscale thrift store. Five of the local ladies will m...

  • Friday Fish Fry returns to St. Peter's

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter the Apostle Church are cooking their Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through March 31 at 450 S. Stage Coach Lane. Dinner is served in the hall from 5-7:30 p.m. The menu is Beer Battered Cod ($12), Beer Battered Shrimp ($15), Combo plate ($15), Baked Salmon ($15), Kid’s Plate ($6). The sides are hand cut fries and homemade coleslaw; dessert is ice cream. Meals include water, tea and coffee; other drinks are available for purchase. Payment is by cash or checks only. Proceeds ben...

  • 'Celebrate Women Who Tell Our Stories' at Writers Read open mic night

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Writers Read at Fallbrook Library is celebrating Women's History Month with an all-open-mic night Friday, March 10. The public reading begins at a new start time for the monthly series, 6:30 p.m., in the library's community room, which can be accessed through Poet's Patio. This year's Women's History Month theme is "Celebrate Women Who Tell Our Stories," and the community is encouraged to join the celebration by sharing poetry and prose by, for or about women, e...

  • BUSD approves land exchange of Citro property with Fallbrook districts

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Part of the land where the planned Citro development is located, is in the K-12 Bonsall Unified School District, while part of the land is within the boundaries of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District and the Fallbrook Union High School District. The three districts are working together to modify the boundaries, which would place various neighborhoods in the same district, and the Feb. 15 BUSD board meeting approved the territory exch...

  • Changing Times in Real Estate: Home Value Realities

    Ken Follis, Compass Real Estate|Updated Mar 2, 2023

    We have all done it from time to time. We check the online values of our home based on the different value estimators and their metrics. That creates an estimate of value for sure. For most of us, we also think our home has special features and upgrades, and we know what we paid for those upgrades. We also know about the high priced sale from early last year and we cannot get that number out of our head. We also believe our home is better, so our home is worth more, right?...

  • BUSD approves J.W. Fowler lease of former Station 5 property

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter J.W. Fowler is a civil and utilities contractor which is headquartered in the Oregon town of Dallas and has an office in San Diego. In October 2021, the Rainbow Municipal Water District awarded J.W. Fowler a 28-month contract to construct the replacement for Lift Station No. 1. That includes work on Old River Road, and the Feb. 15 Bonsall Unified School District board meeting included approval of a lease to J.W. Fowler to stage equipment on school district property. The 5-0 school board vote...

  • Is it time to move closer?

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Guest article by Janet Campbell of Elder Spark Submitted by Bob Hillery, CR Properties 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 in order 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...

  • Pentagon Posts Official Deadline For Military Branches To Stop Forcing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    ALEXANDER PEASE Daily caller The Pentagon declared in a memo to each branch of the U.S. military Friday that all COVID-19 vaccine mandate policies must be officially rolled back by St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Not only does the latest Pentagon guidance prevent the service branches from forcing the enlisted to get the shot, but also will reverse “any existing flags or in-process involuntary separations for service members who have refused vaccination,” Military Times reported. “DoD Component heads shall formally rescind...

  • Oceanside selected for U.S. Navy Band Tour

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    WASHINGTON – America's Navy is coming to Oceanside, one of 16 cities across four states to host a performance by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus during their 2023 tour – one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. The Sea Chanters performance is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 301 The Strand N. While all performances are free and open to the public, some concerts may require advanced ticket reservations. For the...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Feb. 14 3300 blk Via Altamira Burglary - Commercial - Petty theft Feb. 15 1100 blk S. Mission Rd. Shoplift - Grand theft Criollo Way @ Lipizzan Ln. Battery - Simple battery 2000 blk Rainbow Glen Rd. Battery - Simple battery Facebook Page Subject stop - Violate domestic violence court order E. Alvarado St. Missing juvenile/runaway 3000 blk Red Mtn. Dr. Heights Stolen vehicle - Take vehicle without owner's consent/vehicle theft Feb. 16 1500 blk Via Monserate Grand theft - From building W. Fallbrook St. @ Summit Ave. Indecent ex...

  • News you may not have heard

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Trump was trumped again: “Former president Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign commissioned an outside research firm in a bid to prove electoral-fraud claims but never released the findings because the firm disputed many of his theories and could not offer any proof that he was the rightful winner of the election,” according to Washington Post, Feb. 11. Fox News outfoxed? “Fox News lost an attempt Tuesday to shut down a multi-billion-dollar ($2.7 billion) defamation lawsuit that accuses the network of spreading lies that a voting-...

  • Detransitioner lawsuits seek to slow gender 'affirming' care for children

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher The Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies released a new report last week titled “Pills and Pronouns” that found eight of the nation’s 20 largest school districts allow students to use names and pronouns at school aligned with their gender identity without parental knowledge and consent. Yet these same districts, including San Diego Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, New York City Department of Education and Chicago Public Schools, require parental permission to di...

  • Re: 'Wellness Center completion put on hold' [Village News, 2/16/23]

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    "Plans for upgrading the Health and Wellness Center are not well financially," the Village News reported in its Feb. 16 edition. Finally, somebody noticed. Over the past several years, empire building along with large payouts to consultants, demographers, architects, and lawyers, have left precious little money to go to programs that might improve public health in the Fallbrook area, which is the Fallbrook Regional Health District's core mission. A series of questionable decisions has resulted in a severe drop in community...

  • Things in Fallbrook are getting worse

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    I’ve lived in Fallbrook a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of changes, both good and bad. Over the last few years, I’ve seen things that have not been addressed and now continue to get worse. The first: the article in the San Diego Union Tribune, dated Feb. 12, about the firing of the deputy. The article said that the deputy is now terminated from the police force. It did not say why he was terminated the first time and put back on duty, only to have this happen. All of us in Fallbrook deserve better than this. I know there...

  • Immediate action is needed

    Updated Mar 2, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Gas prices are rising again and Californians need relief. Completely eliminating our highest-in-the-nation gas tax would be an important step, but that’s a non-starter as far as the Sacramento majority is concerned. But, with the Governor’s approval, other steps can be taken immediately. Last week, my colleagues and I wrote a letter to the Governor asking him to take concrete steps to help reduce the gasoline price spikes we’ve seen in recent weeks and to reduce or eliminate the c...

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