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Articles from the March 24, 2022 edition


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  • Biden's Laptop? It's old news, but there will be little accountability

    Updated Mar 28, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher Well we can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the New York Times has blessed the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story, “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad,” published Oct. 14, 2020, as true. In the New York Times story “Hunter Biden Paid Tax Bill, but Broad Federal Investigation Continues,” dated March 16, 2022, the emails now have their blue fact check of approval. The New York Times was able to confirm that emails on the laptop were auth...

  • Kitchen adds new dimension to Food Pantry

    Updated Mar 27, 2022

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News The Fallbrook Food Pantry, established in 1988, is one of the most successful in the county, distributing 100,000 pounds of food per month to Fallbrook residents. Now they are working on making sure residents know how to eat healthy. The food baskets given weekly to about 400 families a week are nutritious, said Carolina Miller, programs/operations manager. The new service to their clients is educational classes in the new Sousa Family...

  • FUESD gets financial windfall for expanded learning

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News Imagine being given $1.9 million for this school year – and potentially another $5.7 million next year – for afterschool, summer school and between session enrichment programs. With the state of California having billions of excess dollars to budget, that’s the windfall trustees of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District learned about at the March 14 board meeting. “It’s a game changer,” remarked Suzanne Lundin, board president, following the presentation by Julie Norby, asso...

  • VFW Post 1924 named March Post of the Month

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Fallbrook, California, nicknamed "the Friendly Village," is home to Charles E. Swisher VFW Post 1924. Its members seem to take this reputation to heart. From hosting holiday celebrations to delivering meals and providing transitional housing, the Post 1924 spreads good near and far. The Post was chosen March Post of the Month out of 5,000 Posts across the country for #StillServing in their community. During the week, veterans and non-veterans alike are...

  • Two major replacement projects cause traffic delays

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Two major Fallbrook Public Utility District projects will continue to have traffic impacts, likely into the end of March. A major sewer replacement project on South Mission and Green Canyon roads began March 14 and is targeted for completion by March 29. Work is being done from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and crews are controlling traffic. One lane of traffic is closed and delays are to be expected during those hours. Electronic signs notifying commuters of the delays have been positioned near F...

  • Bird club to hear about building a bird farm

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, will meet in person Saturday, April 2 with a business meeting at 5 p.m. followed by the general meeting at 5:30. Steve Duncan will share his experiences with "Let's Build a Bird Farm (How to move 1000 birds 70 miles)." Duncan’s journey in moving his commercial bird farm to a new facility was a rare opportunity to start over, redesign, improve, and correct old mistakes while making new mistakes that will have to be corrected next time. He will cov...

  • Two major replacement projects will cause traffic delays

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Two major Fallbrook Public Utility District projects will continue to have traffic impacts, likely into the end of March. A major sewer replacement project on South Mission and Green Canyon roads began March 14 and is targeted for completion by March 29. Work is being done from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and crews are controlling traffic. One lane of traffic is closed and delays are to be expected during those hours. Electronic signs notifying c...

  • Discover the potential signs of kidney disease

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Chronic kidney disease is a significant threat to millions of people across the globe. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 10% of the worldwide population is affected by CKD, which affects people of all ages and races. Though there is no cure for CKD, the kidney health experts at World Kidney Day note that treatment can slow or halt the progression of the disease. That underscores the importance of learning to recognize potential signs of kidney d...

  • Finding real hope in times of trouble

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The past 30 years have been riddled with surgeries, chronic disease and pain for 69-year-old Fallbrook resident Charlie Tolliver. He has faced kidney failures, a transplant, life support and dialysis. "I don't know what will happen today or tomorrow. At any moment, I can have a medical crisis," said Tolliver. Incredibly, he struggles to recall dealing with negative emotions. How is this possible? Tolliver, one of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1969, said, "I read the B...

  • McCarthy Chiropractic opens

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – McCarthy Chiropractic Inc. is a new chiropractic office in the heart of Fallbrook. Dr. Cheyenne McCarthy, DC, MSc is an accomplished chiropractor, educator, and Fallbrook native. She offers techniques to support every patient, from babies, kids, and pregnant people to athletes, veterans, and retirees – and everyone in between. McCarthy obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West, graduating as Valedictorian in 2021. In pre...

  • Learn about multiple sclerosis

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. MS is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the myelin sheaths (protective fatty coverings) that surround nerve fibers and promote the transmission of nerve impulses, according to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Symptoms of MS MS can cause various symptoms. MS has the potential to affect just about anything a person does, as it affects the brain and spinal cord. I...

  • Supervisors hear decarbonization workforce study updatedid

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office County supervisors received an update March 16 on their draft Regional Decarbonization Framework (https://engage.sandiegocounty.gov/rdf) and its newest addition, a draft study of opportunities and challenges facing the local workforce resulting from climate action. "Putting San Diego County on the High Road, Climate Workforce Recommendations for 2030 and 2050" is part of the larger three-pronged decarbonization...

  • Investment in San Diego County jails

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    From the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office On Feb. 3, the California State Auditor released its report on San Diego County jails. The evaluation reviewed in-custody deaths at county jails over the past 15 years, as well as the Sheriff Department's protocol and prevention procedures. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department appreciates the work of the state auditors and we embrace the findings. "It is my goal to implement best practices that will ensure safe jails and the best health care for individuals in our custody. A...

  • SB 1042 elevates sex and labor trafficking to more serious crimes

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said March 7 that her office is supporting Senate Bill 1042 which would change California law to make human trafficking a “violent” felony crime. SB 1042 will also designate human trafficking as a “strike” offense. The bill is authored by State Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and was introduced into the California legislature last week. “This legislation ensures traffickers are sentenced to prison, establishes increased penalties for repeat offenders,...

  • 'Time to Free America Tour' blazes into San Marcos Awaken Church

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Karen M. Ossenfort Special to the Village News Day One: Patriotism was alive and well at Clay Clark's Time to Free America Tour during its San Marcos stop at Awaken Church, March 11 and 12. Over 1500 attendants, from all over, decked out in red, white and blue, heard from dozens of nationally known speakers. Vendor booths were all about saving the environment, saving people, and saving America. Clay Clark, who runs the Thrivetime Business School back east, and has a popular...

  • Kathy Miller

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Kathy Miller lost her battle with cancer on Feb 18, 2022. She passed peacefully while surrounded by her family. Kathy was born to Chester William Lauesen and Leone Isabelle Mowbray on May 29, 1947, in Aurora, Illinois. She was the youngest of five girls – Gretchen, Brenda, Patricia, Susan and Kathy. At an early age, Kathy learned that comedy and laughter was the best way to deal with life's challenges and stressors. Her family moved to Montebello, California in 1948. She g...

  • Attention: 9-1-1 unavailable for 3G network/cell phones in 2022

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    From North County Fire Protection District If your mobile phone is more than a few years old, you may need to upgrade your device before your mobile provider shuts down its 3G network, to avoid losing service. For more information on your mobile providers' plans for 3G retirement and how you can prepare, contact your provider directly. What is happening? Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older...

  • LAFCO approves Fallbrook's Municipal Service Review

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission earlier this month approved the Fallbrook region’s Municipal Service Review, an independent and comprehensive evaluation of local government services, which will help LAFCO and other local jurisdictions implement regulatory and other planning activities. LAFCO’s approval of the review, which occurred at its March 7 meeting, also sets in motion LAFCO’s further evaluation of two key requests from the Fallbrook Public Utility District. First, the activation of latent...

  • First responders cooperate to help local couple

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News Something good happens when fire prevention and crime prevention collide. North County Fire and the Sheriff's Department teamed to help a couple with a home off Reche Road with residential security. They have a large property with various fruit trees that they are not able to tend to and were concerned for residential safety. "They heard our department offers complimentary home security consultations," said Heather Mitchell, crime...

  • Brigadier General visits FUHS MCJROTC

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Brigadier General Jason Woodworth, commanding general of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, held a leadership forum with 110 cadets from the Fallbrook Union High School Marine Corps JROTC program. He provided the students with his key aspects of leadership, to put others before themselves and to have drive and focus for whatever inspires them. The cadets also had over 30 minutes to ask Woodworth questions. Many of the students said they were very thankful to have t...

  • Money Talk workshop offered

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Marianne M. Nolte, CFP®, of Imagine Financial Services will present a "Women & Wealth - Money Talk" Saturday, April 2, from 10-11 a.m. This educational workshop will be held at the Fallbrook Women's Club, 238 W. Mission Rd. Topics to be covered include account types, wills, trusts, beneficiaries, taxes and the widow's trap as well as social security claiming age. Space is limited so any women interested in attending should reserve their seat for this c...

  • Existing COVID economic injury disaster loan program borrowers to receive an additional deferment

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    WASHINGTON – Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America's 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, directed the agency to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program borrowers for a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID EIDL loans, March 15. The extended deferment period will provide additional flexibility to small business owners imp...

  • Kicking It: Let's go to the Hukilau

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News If you are reading this in the newspaper there is a solid chance you are a grownup. A grownup is anyone over 60, and quite possibly, like me, a Super-Senior, which is anyone over 75. The reason I mention age is, unless you are a Super-Senior, you will probably not know the guy I’m about to discuss. The first time I recall hearing Arthur Godfrey play was on one of his many television shows on CBS. It must have been somewhere in the middle 1950’s. Between his rakish voice...

  • Homelessness: Some real solutions

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 Californians are fed up with the state’s inability to deal with homelessness. With 12% of the nation’s population, we have 30% of its homeless and 47% of the total unsheltered population. In recent years, we have thrown $17 billion at the problem, yet there are no appreciable results. In fact, the situation has grown much worse; we have become a national embarrassment. It’s way past time to find real solutions. This session, my caucus in Sacramento has introduced a comprehensive bill packa...

  • Two new fire stations

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Last week, I had the opportunity to visit two wonderful North County communities, Palomar Mountain and Sunshine Summit to see their newly renovated fire stations! Fire Station 79 opened with new living quarters for firefighters serving Palomar Mountain. The $4 million project includes new sleeping quarters, a kitchen and dining room, a dayroom, and a laundry room. Later in the day, I traveled to one of San Diego County’s most remote fire stations at Sunshine Summit, along state Route 79 n...

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