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  • Term limits

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    There are 99 legislative chambers throughout the 50 states. Of these, 16 states have enacted term limits, including California. Other term limited states include Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, Kansas and Nevada. Proposition 28, which was approved by 61% of California’s voters in 2012, established our current term limit system. California legislators may serve a total of 12 years – Senate terms are four years and Assembly terms are two. I’m now serving my sixth...

  • Redlands Symphony to perform in Fallbrook

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – A symphony in rural Fallbrook? Fallbrook Music Society is always evolving and presenting new and exciting programming to the area, and the concert Sunday, April 7, will be no exception. After a 10-year hiatus, the Redlands Symphony will be back in Fallbrook by popular demand, presenting a performance that pairs Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with Piazzolla's "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires." "We look forward to sharing this experience with our community to spark m...

  • Scouts BSA is starting a new female Troop in Fallbrook

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Scouts BSA is the all-girl version of the Boy Scouts – the Scouts in Troop 731G earn merit badges, camp, learn outdoor skills, hike, backpack, attend summer camp, do local fun activities such as bowling and earn Eagle rank just like a traditional Boy Scout Troop. In addition, Scouts BSA is an organization that teaches morals, ethics and life skills. Girls ages 10 to 18 are welcome to join and explore their interests, serve their communities and discover new tal...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer. (Cuddling on the sofa, near bedtime)... Jameson, age 5: "Is there such a thing as a Son Day?" (Excited that Jameson has finally taken an interest in the days of the week, after an entire school year of reviewing it every day)... Mom: "Yes! There is a Sunday!" Jameson: "When is it?" Mom: "Tomorrow. Today is Saturday, so tomorrow is Sunday." Jameson: "No, no, not Sunday. Son Day." Mom: "Yeah, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday..."...

  • Potter Jr. High salutes its Rotary Students of the Month

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District announced the commendation of two Potter Junior High School students, Isabella Magana and Bentley Nash, as Rotary Students of the Month by the esteemed Rotary Club of Fallbrook. Recognizing the significance of acknowledging students who demonstrate exceptional academic prowess and exemplary leadership qualities, the Rotary Club selects two students from a local school each month. Isabella Magana and Bentley Nash, b...

  • Young terrier mix needs a fur-ever home

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

  • FLC's Save Our Forest Environmental Education Program connects students with nature

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook is known for its lush groves and open spaces, but many young people have little to no interaction with nature. Fallbrook Land Conservancy's Save Our Forest committee has been addressing this inequity by connecting students with the local ecosystem through its Environmental Education Program for 19 years. This volunteer-run program introduces students in local public schools to the benefits of native plants, while teaching natural resources conservation a...

  • Use pest control to protect your roses

    Frank Brines, ARS Master Rosarian|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    March greeted southwest Riverside County with an abundance of fresh new foliage and hopes for beautiful blooms to come. Maybe that's got you wondering: "How can I get better results this year?" Has doing the same thing year after year lived up to your expectations of good roses? Gardening is a partnership between you and your plants: How about letting your garden and your roses "speak" to you? Take a daily walk around your garden and get to know all that lives there. For...

  • Worker of the Week cooks and serves

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

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  • County Employees give $102K in grants

    Shauni Lyles, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The County Employees’ Charitable Organization distributed $101,507 in grants to 58 local nonprofit programs and the Employee Crisis Fund at its annual awards ceremony at the County Operations Center, Friday, March 29. Several local nonprofits, including health clinics, homeless service providers, after school programs and more, received grants. Among them was the Fallbrook Land Conservancy was given $1,037 to buy gardening tools (shovels, hoes) for its Environmental Education & Restoration Program. CECO has been the c...

  • Social Security and OIG hold annual National Slam the Scam Day

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    WASHINGTON – The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) partnered once again to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during their fifth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 7. “As public servants, we must use every tool at our disposal to raise awareness and protect the American people against Social Security imposter scams,” said Martin O’Malley, Commissioner of Social Security. “Scammers use fear and deception to scare people out of their critical benefits. We...

  • "It's not magic, it's science:"

    Eric Rodgers, The Brain Energy Movement - Advocacy|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Medical Review by Chris Palmer, MD When I was in my 40s and 50s, everything was going well. I had a happy life with my wife and son. My optometry business was successful. But I wanted to die. I would ask my psychiatrist again and again: if everything is great, why can't I appreciate it? I never got a good answer to that question from my doctor. But luckily, I discovered the work of Dr. Chris Palmer, and I began to understand the connection between mental and metabolic health....

  • April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Submitted by Irene Miller Parkinson’s Awareness Month is observed in April. It is an opportunity to increase awareness about the disease and its symptoms, as well as to support those that are affected. Parkinson’s is a long-term disorder where the central nervous system degenerates and that affects the motor system. Motor symptoms like trembling, stiffness, and rigidity are usually associated with Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms typically occur slowly. One side is often affected first, but as Parkinson’s disease progres...

  • County recommends syphilis screenings during pregnancy as infant cases rise

    Fernanda Lopez Halvorson, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Cases of babies born with syphilis have increased in San Diego County, reaching a record 35 in 2022, according to new data from County Public Health officials. Syphilis is a contagious bacterial infection that can be spread through sexual contact or from a birthing parent to a baby during pregnancy. That is called congenital syphilis and can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, major health problems in babies, and even death, if not treated. The number of congenital syphilis cases in 2022 is up from 30 in 2021 and includes two st...

  • Second measles case of 2024 confirmed in county

    Cassie N. Saunders, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The second case of measles this year in San Diego County has been confirmed in a 47-year-old resident who had recently traveled overseas, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced Sunday, March 31. The most recent confirmed measles case in the county was in February 2024 in an unvaccinated infant who had also traveled overseas. These cases are not linked. The adult is currently hospitalized, but may have exposed others at a number of locations in...

  • Seven ways on how to stop constant worrying in your life

    Stan Popovich, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Do you find yourself worrying about everything that is going on around you? It can be very tiring and depressing to constantly worry about your family, your job, your health, and everything else that is happening. Having things out of your control is very scary. As a result, here are seven tips on how to overcome the cycle of worry and fear in your life. 1. Focus on the facts of your situation; not your thoughts: When people are stressed out, they rely on their fearful and depressing thoughts. Your fearful thoughts are...

  • Support teens to build healthy habits

    Stephanie Rubino ND, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    As teens face rapid physical growth, puberty, and mood changes, they also develop increased autonomy and self-awareness. Engaging in health-promoting habits may not interest the typical teen; however, nutrition and lifestyle choices during this critical time influence their current health and impact their well-being as adults. As their key supporters, we can teach our teens how to live healthy lives today for a strong and confident future. Healthy eating for teens Getting your teen to consume nutritious food can be a...

  • Sheriff Log

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    NOTE: While these reports have been taken straight from the Sheriff's Office, individuals are innocent until proven guilty. These addresses reveal the block number, not an exact location. March 26 1400 blk S. Mission Rd. Arrest - Felony bench warrant our agency 35600 blk Asturian Way Vandalism [$400 or less] March 27 2300 blk Via La Orilla Arrest - Obstruct/resist executive officer with minor injury, possess controlled substance, use/under influence of influence of controlled substance, manufacture/sale/possess etc. brass...

  • State works to better adapt to extreme dry, wet periods

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Ching Lee California Farm Bureau Federation As California farmers struggle through impacts of rapid swings between intense drought and severe deluge, the state's water chief emphasized the need to better manage flood flows and groundwater during wet periods to improve water supply reliability during dry periods. Karla Nemeth, director of the California Department of Water Resources, highlighted some of the work already underway during the state's weather whiplash in recent...

  • Financial checklist for home buyers

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Planning to buy a home in San Diego? Let’s ensure you’re financially prepared with this Financial Checklist for Home Buyers. Financial checklist for home buyers • Do a financial checkup. Know your credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and savings. This will give you a clear picture of your financial readiness and help you set a realistic budget for your home purchase. It’s best to reach out to a mortgage officer or financial adviser. • Get pre-approved. Submit financial documents to a lender, who will assess your cr...

  • Update your outdoor space for spring

    Jane Kepley, Special to Village News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Spring is an excellent season for spending more time outdoors. And if your home has a sizable outdoor space, that’s even better. A patio or yard presents so much opportunity: You can play with your kids or pets, invite the neighbors over for a cookout, or simply relax and enjoy the weather as it warms. Before you do all of that, though, you should think about updating your outdoor space. Need help getting ready for spring? Here are some ideas: Install string lights. Give your...

  • FCC to move ahead with rural wireless broadband plan

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    WASHINGTON – Jessica Rosenworcel, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, called on the agency to move ahead with plans to make targeted investments in the deployment of wireless broadband services in rural communities, Wednesday, March 20. The proposed rules shared with her fellow commissioners would, if adopted by a vote of the full commission, relaunch the 5G Fund for Rural America. The FCC’s new and improved broadband coverage map, which the 5G Fund will use, shows that over 14 million homes and businesses lack mo...

  • A plethora of mistruths and lawsuits

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    We are witnessing a demonic force meddling in our body politics – one intent on extinguishing our Judeo-Christian foundations and our nation's constitutional underpinnings. Light years from its centrist beginnings, the Democrat Party has forsaken its guiding principles once grounded in liberalism – principles now buried in Montesquieu's hallowed grave alongside the scattered remains of his visionary insights. It's hard to imagine how the fabled Party of Camelot has become so tarnished and far removed from reality that it ope...

  • More trees in San Diego

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    A few weeks ago, we made a significant stride by expanding our proactive tree planting program in the unincorporated area. The Board of Supervisors allocated $2 million towards procuring around 4,000 trees from various vendors. Alongside tree acquisition, these funds will be utilized for essential tasks such as removing dead or diseased trees and installing watering systems and necessary equipment. These trees are scheduled to be planted between spring and winter 2024. In the...

  • The climes they are a-changin'

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    We need to seriously address the very real problem of global warming and the resultant climate change. Of the 195 nations in the world, 175 are of one accord regarding the Paris Climate Accords (4/11/2015) whose “central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius [3.6 degrees F] above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius [2.7 degrees F].” The...

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