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Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition


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  • Kicking It: A Month in Paris Series Day 2

    Updated Mar 10, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News Oct. 2, 2012: For most of the overnight flight, we play gin rummy and watch movies. In between Champagne induced naps, my husband VJ and I indulge in lots of delicious food and wash it down with even more Champagne. Hours later, as the sun splits through our neighbor’s port-side window, with the Eiffel Tower glistening in the morning light, we know we are minutes away from touchdown. Landing at Charles de Gaulle airport, right on schedule at 9:05 a.m., Thursday, Oct....

  • Prestige Paving given FPUD contract for three locations

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Prestige Paving Company was given the Fallbrook Public Utility District contract for re-paving three locations. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Feb. 27 to award Prestige Paving Company, which is based in Corona, a $107,970 contract for one-time paving services. The contract will cover the intersection of McDonald Road and Palomino Road, the intersection of Alturas Road and Merida Drive, and a portion of Alta Vista Drive. If FPUD installs or replaces pipeline segments, the pavement is removed. After...

  • Imagine Financial Services debuts new website

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Imagine Financial Services just launched its newly remodeled and rebranded website, to help offer financial clarity, education, and peace of mind for women. Certified financial planner and owner Marianne Nolte said, "My clients are women and young professionals that are ready to make empowered financial decisions. They aren't looking for someone to just tell them what to do with their money, or for a 'set it and forget it' financial plan. Instead, they want a...

  • FPUD seeks federal funding for Downtown pipeline replacements

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook Public Utility District is hoping that federal funding will cover some of the expenses to replace pipelines in the Downtown Fallbrook area. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Feb. 27 to approve a resolution in support of an application for fiscal year 2023-24 federal funding for FPUD’s Downtown Fallbrook Pipeline Replacement Project. The resolution authorizes FPUD staff to apply for federal funding but is not specific about which projects will be funded. A more complete application to...

  • Worker of the Week sells pool supplies

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Jocelyn Rodriguez works for Adolfo & Manny Pool Supplies; she's helped customers there for the past two years as their sales clerk. The store is located at 1506 S. Mission Road. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Heavy drinking and March Madness celebrations

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Nickolaus Hayes Special to the Village News March Madness is one of the most exciting sporting events of the year. Fans and students witness some of the best up-and-coming basketball talents in the nation. However, it is also a sure bet that for every tip-off during the tournament, students and fans are consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. There are tailgate parties, bar or house viewing parties, and post-game celebrations, often with a single-minded purpose, to drink alcohol. It can be challenging to avoid heavy drinking...

  • County establishes new Child and Family Well-Being Department

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Cassie Klapp County of San Diego Communications Office The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved a reimagined department to support children and families. The new Child and Family Well-Being Department will integrate multiple child and family serving systems, including First 5 San Diego, Child Welfare Services, and other Health and Human Services Agency departments, under one umbrella to deliver both prevention and safeguarding services. Adopted unanimously, the...

  • VCC announces new VCC: Fallbrook Pediatrics

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Vista Community Clinic would like to welcome Dr. Daisy Alas Robinson and staff as they transition to becoming VCC: Fallbrook Pediatrics. VCC opened its first location in Fallbrook Jan. 27. It is a pediatric-focused site that offers a variety of health and wellness services to families. Dr. Robinson is becoming a part of VCC to increase access to quality services for her current and new patients. VCC offers dental, optometry, behavioral health, specialty care,...

  • Parkinson's Support Group to learn about fall prevention

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    FALLBROOK –Anyone interested is invited to join the monthly Fallbrook Parkinson's Support Group meeting, Friday March 24, 10 a.m. to noon at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road. This month’s speaker will be 101 Mobility owners Kindra French, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Senior Home Safety Specialist, and Bill Marsh, who will talk about “Neutralizing the Danger Zones: Reducing your risk of a fall at home.” The National Institute of Health reports falls are a significant...

  • Common causes of brain injuries

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Brain injuries are nothing to take lightly. According to the spinal cord and brain health services provider Newsome Melton, 1.4 million people experience traumatic brain injuries in the United States each year. Brain injuries, which can be traumatic brain injuries or acquired brain injuries, can result from a variety of activities, accidents and other risk factors. A greater understanding of potential red flags for brain injuries can help people protect themselves against...

  • Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks: Rotator cuff injury – when less is more

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough Special to the Village News Our shoulder joint is a leading commander for our upper body movements. Composed of four ligaments (tissues that connect bones to other bones) that stabilize the shoulder, injury to the area is quite common. Repetitive motions, especially overhead movements, are a major culprit. Baseball and tennis athletes as well as carpenters and painters, are all common victims. Think of a baseball pitcher who raises his arm over...

  • Four signs a property is priced too high

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Jane Kepley Special to the Village News No one wants to pay too much for a house. It can be a frustrating prospect, plus it makes your payments higher and could make appreciation seem less likely. If home values fall too much, you could end up underwater, which means owing more on your mortgage than your home is worth. But you shouldn’t be worried about that. Fortunately, there are ways to spot an overpriced home. To ensure you don’t overpay, we’ll watch for these signs. • Its days on market (DOM) are high. If a home...

  • Changing Times in Real Estate: Home buying in the spring

    Ken Follis, Compass Real Estate|Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Buying a home during a spring frenzy can be difficult. Every time you make an offer, somebody else beats you to it. Spring might be the best time to buy a home but, since many homebuyers feel the same way, competition for the most desirable homes can be stiff. To increase your chances of buying the home you want, it’s important to have a strategy that will give you an edge when many other buyers are in the market. The normal spring home-buying season for most of America is...

  • Review of all things Real Estate: 8 things to consider before purchasing a home

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Now that spring is in the air (along with a lot of moisture) people are increasingly expressing interest in entering the real estate market as buyers. If the Federal Reserve is successful in calming inflation, then mortgage interest rates ought to start a downward trend toward the 5% range when industry “experts” think there will be a surge of real estate interest. Accordingly, if there might be a real estate transaction in your future, smart money says to be ready for it...

  • When the price is right: Techniques for accurately pricing your home for sale

    Chris Hasvold, Coldwell Banker Village Properties|Updated Mar 9, 2023

    The real estate market is constantly changing, and deciding how much to ask for your home is a crucial decision that requires a lot of experience and knowledge. As a seasoned real estate broker with over 40 years of experience, I have witnessed the ups and downs of the market and have helped countless clients accurately price and sell their homes. Even in a fluid market, there are specific techniques for pricing your home to maximize your profit and minimize your time on the...

  • Much of California free of drought

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Julie Reeder Much of the California coastal areas are now free from drought, as well as Central California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills for the first time since January 2020, according to US Drought Monitor (USDM) statistics. California went from being entrenched in a multi-year extreme drought in Oct. 2022 to having one of the deepest snowpacks on planet Earth in March 2023, Tweeted Colin McCarthy @US_Stormwatch. A series of Pacific low pressure and frontal systems moved across the western contiguous U.S. and...

  • March fiddleneck bloom toxic to horses

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Diane Sieker Staff Writer Winter rain and snow are bringing forth lovely wildflower blooms across the Anza Valley. One of the earliest blossoms to emerge is the infamous fiddleneck. There are several native fiddleneck species in California. Amsinckia intermedia, the Common Fiddleneck, or Intermediate Fiddleneck is a common annual herb species in the Boraginaceae family, the Borage or Forget-me-not family of plants. However, some varieties of fiddlenecks can be a problem in...

  • California Senate Republicans secure tax filing deadline extension

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    SACRAMENTO – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones, R-San Diego; Sen. Roger Niello, R-Fair Oaks, and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus delivered a letter Thursday, March 2, to the California Franchise Tax Board requesting the state agency to extend its tax filing deadline from May 16 to Oct. 16 to mirror the change made recently by the IRS. Shortly thereafter, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the deadline has been extended. Traditionally, the filing deadline for federal and state tax returns is April 15. Be...

  • Spring into Daylight Saving Time Sunday, March 12

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Diane Sieker Staff Writer Satirized by Benjamin Franklin, cursed by sleepy students and anticipated by those who look forward to later evenings, love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time will spring into our lives this month. Daylight Saving Time in California will begin at 2 a.m. Pacific Standard Time Sunday, March 12 and will end at 2 a.m. Pacific Standard Time Sunday, Nov. 5. Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is the practice of setting clocks forward one hour from standard time...

  • Ruby Hollins

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Ruby Hollins, age 94, died peacefully at home in Fallbrook Ca, surrounded by her family on December 9, 2022. She was the mother of Pat, Bill, Bob and Holly; predeceased by her daughter Debbie; devoted Grandma of 15, Great-Grandma of 22 and Great- Great-Grandma of nine and counting. Ruby most enjoyed her family, volunteering at the Senior Center, VFW Post 1924 and the Moose Lodge. She could solve any crossword puzzle put in front of her. But most of all she loved her San Diego...

  • Legislative follies

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Gas prices are rising again and some are predicting $7 gas by this summer. We can’t let that happen. The Governor has called a Special Joint Legislative Session to deal with the problem, but the proposals on the table would make matters worse. According to the California Energy Commission, costs at the pump are the result of several factors, including the cost of crude oil, California’s isolated fuel market, and switching back and forth from winter to summer blends. Other factors include costly regulations and the...

  • Re: Re: 'Wellness Center completion put on hold' [Village News, Meadows Letter 3/2/23]

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    On behalf of the Fallbrook Regional Health District, I would like to thank Mr. Meadows, and many others in the community who have been interacting with the district as we have evolved from a hospital operator to where we are today. Mr. Meadows presented several facts about the timeline of the district and our efforts to prioritize health promotion and disease prevention services since the closure of the hospital eight years ago. The district has invested in research and consulting services in an attempt to bring the most...

  • Does Nikki Haley qualify as a natural born citizen?

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Whether you are happy that Nikki Haley has thrown her hat into the presidential ring or not, the fact is, she is not eligible to be president of the United States. One of the requirements to be president is to be a natural born citizen. A natural born citizen is not just someone who is born in the United States. This person must also have parents who were both citizens of the United States at the time of their birth. Nikki’s parents became citizens but not until after her birth. While no definition for natural born citizen...

  • $10 Billion spent on homelessness

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District A new state report was released last week that showed California spent nearly $10 billion on homelessness over a three-year period. This was released during the same week that the Downtown San Diego Partnership announced a record number of homeless people living on the streets. This report confirms what many of us already knew: throwing money at the problem is not the answer. Here's another excerpt from the report: "The state has spent nearly $10 billion and provided services to more than...

  • Fallbrook Union High School District must stop sexualizing children

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    As a member of Gays Against Groomers, I was appalled when Trustees Eddie Jones, Oscar Caralampio and Jim Dooley voted to keep the pornographic book, “Beyond Majenta” in FUHSD’s high school libraries at the Tuesday, Feb. 28, school board meeting. It is “Beyond Belief” that these three union-funded or supported Trustees, Jones, Caralampio and Dooley voted in favor of a book that details a passage where a six-year-old transgender child is passed around like a party favor giving oral sex to a neighborhood full of adults...

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