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Articles from the April 13, 2023 edition


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  • Raising awareness of Parkinson's

    Updated Apr 14, 2023

    Irene Miller Special to the Village news Are you aware April is Parkinson’s Awareness month? And April 11 was World Parkinson’s Day? Are you aware that every six minutes, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? MJ Fox foundation estimates suggest that Parkinson’s affects nearly 1 million people in the United States and more than six million people worldwide. The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego estimate 60,000 people are affected in our county. Quoting from The Institute of Neurological Disease, in the...

  • Fentanyl crisis hits tribal communities

    Updated Apr 13, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District On March 28, the Native American Caucus held a hearing in Sacramento to discuss fentanyl’s impact on tribal communities and to raise awareness along with identifying solutions to the crisis. As a member of the Caucus, I was extremely honored to take part in this eye-opening discussion. Participants included representatives from reservations throughout California, including the Pala Band of Indians and the Manzanita Band, both from San Diego County. Healthcare providers, law...

  • Review of all things Real Estate: What's happening in our local real estate market…and why?

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Like many people, I have been reading about falling real estate prices across our great nation and especially in California. The idea of falling prices though, seems so foreign given the 2-year super-hot real estate market that ended in June-July 2022, and which came to a screeching halt October 2022 due to the Federal Reserve continuously ratcheting up the federal funds interest rates to combat inflation, which drove mortgage interest rates up to 7.3% that month. Consensus...

  • FPUD rescinds Dark Sky Community endorsement

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook Public Utility District rescinded its previous endorsement of establishing Fallbrook as an International Dark Sky Community. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 March 27 to rescind its support to add Fallbrook as a International Dark Sky Community. FPUD’s board had issued a letter of support for the process at the district’s September 2022 board meeting. “We’re better off not to take a position on that,” said FPUD board member Don McDougal. The rescission does not place FPUD in...

  • Classical pianist to perform at free library concert

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Freaney and Friends free April concert will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at Fallbrook Library. Freaney's guest will be Lesi Mei who will return after a rousing reception in her previous concert at the library. Mei has prepared a very high-end program of classical music including all six pieces of Au Gré des Ondes by Henri Dutilleux, all three movements of Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major by Sergei Prokofiev, and Mephisto Waltz...

  • Pala Casino returns as elite sponsor of The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    PALA – Pala will be the elite sponsor of the 40th annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival happening May 19-21, at Lake Skinner Regional Park in Winchester. One of the highlights of the festival will be live entertainment. The Pala Casino Main Stage will feature chart topping artists including Brad Paisley, REO Speedwagon, Scotty McCreery, and more. As a family friendly event, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, including tethered and hot air balloon rides, wine tastings, fair-style food vendors, craft...

  • Zion students perform a 'Rockin' Easter Carol'

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Village News/Annie Reeder photos...

  • NCFPD to use Fleet Service Center to contract with other agencies

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter North County Fire Protection District will be using its Fleet Service Center to provide services to other agencies which contract with North County district. NCFPD board voted 5-0 March 28 to authorize district staff to execute fleet service contracts with outside governmental agencies as capacity allows. The approval also included a draft contract with hourly rates and other charges. “The North County Fire Protection District operates a full-service fleet maintenance center on the Station...

  • Even after 50 years, Reed has no retirement plans

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    A.C. Roberts Special to the Village News This year is the 50th anniversary of Roger Reed's hardware career in Fallbrook. He has served under many different owners of what is now Fallbrook Ace Hardware, on South Main Avenue. "I love my job and have no plans to retire," said Reed. "Actually, when I'm 80, I might retire; that's in five years. I already gave my notice at work that I don't want to work past 100," he laughed. Under some previous owners, Reed had his own set of keys...

  • SCW, Filanc, TC selected for FPUD on-call emergency pipe repair

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Three companies have been selected to perform on-call emergency pipeline repair if the Fallbrook Public Utility District requires such work. FPUD’s board voted 5-0, March 27, to establish a list of qualified contractors who can be utilized to augment FPUD’s capacity to restore water service in the event of pipeline failures. The three companies on the list are SCW Contracting Corporation, J.R. Filanc Construction Company, Inc., and TC Construction Company, Inc. On numerous recent...

  • Workers of the Week serve as union officials

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    President John Morris of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3723, center, works along with Michael C. Holmes Sergeant of the Guard, left, and Jesse Browne, Vice President, on the AFGE Local 3723 Union Elections for 2024, at their office on the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station, located at 700 Ammunition Road, Building 315. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • FUHS students shine at Rotary's Model United Nations

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Rotary Club of Fallbrook sponsored four Fallbrook High School students' participation in this year's Model United Nations program. The program is a partnership between the Rotary District 5340 Pathways to Peace Committee and students from San Diego County and Baja California. As Model United Nations delegates, students engage in major world issues and learn how to peacefully resolve conflicts and reach consensus. The students develop their leadership skills...

  • Fallbrook Music Society brings music to our schools

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Ramping up again after a couple of years of absence due to Covid, Fallbrook Music Society is once again helping enrich Fallbrook and Bonsall Elementary School students, K-6th grade, with in-school educational music outreach programs. Recently, The Westwind Brass Quintet performed 15 grade and age-appropriate concerts for more than 3,000 enthusiastic students in both districts. The programs were engaging to students and teachers alike and were all about how music...

  • Reynolds named to fall 2022 Honor Roll

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    IRVING, Texas – John Reynolds of Fallbrook was one of nearly 300 University of Dallas undergraduate students named to the fall 2022 Honor Roll for earning a semester GPA of 3.0-3.49. Reynolds is a senior majoring in theology. Located in one of the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan areas of the U.S., the University of Dallas is a nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts university with campuses in Irving, Texas, and Rome, Italy, and is known for the academic rigor of its undergraduate Core Curriculum, rooted in...

  • Chiropractic care: Allowing the body to heal itself

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Shelby Ramsey Special to the Village News Our bodies can be described in many ways but the reality is that they have endurance, are powerful, and do a lot for us, especially behind the scenes. It's important to value our bodies and do what we can to keep them healthy. Dr. Adam Del Torto, a chiropractic specialist, said in just one hour of watching television he counted six pharma-sponsored drug commercials. What concerned him about that was that he hoped people remember that...

  • Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program offered by FRHD

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Community members are preventing type 2 diabetes together with the Lifestyle Change program offered by Fallbrook Regional Health Care District. Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants are learning the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress. The program has proven results lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% and 71% for those over 60. “One in three American adults has prediabetes,...

  • Health district awards $500,000 in community grants

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News More than a half million dollars was awarded by the Fallbrook Regional Health District to 11 local agencies on Saturday, April 8. It wasn't an easy task for the five members of the board of directors since there were 22 grant applications to evaluate, totaling $993,629. The final amount awarded of $539,780 was about the same amount as last year's $541,106 distribution. Prior to the meeting, board members submitted their scores and on...

  • Tips to manage persistent fears and anxieties

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Stan Popovich Special to the Village News Are you looking for all of the answers on how to reduce your persistent fears and anxieties? Fear and anxiety can ruin your life if you do not know how to overcome it. So, check out a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their everyday anxieties, stresses and fears. Take your fears apart. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, divide the task into a series of smaller steps and then complete each of the smaller tasks o...

  • Supporting families during Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Cassie Klapp County of San Diego Communications Office In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is joining partners this April to raise awareness through activities that support child abuse prevention. Among the partners in the collaboration are the YMCA of San Diego County, Rady Children’s Hospital, Palomar Health, the San Diego County Office of Education, Promises2Kids and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office who are partnering to support families and bu...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    April 2 Pala 76 @ Gird Road Suicide - Actual or attempt - 5150 - Mental disorder - 72 hr. observation April 3 600 blk S Main Avenue Vandalism [$400 or less] 600 blk S Main Avenue Shoplift - Petty theft 5500 blk Mission Rd Disturbance, Fight - Assault w/deadly weapon: not f/arm - Probable cause arrest made for assault w/deadly weapon: not f/arm and exhibit deadly weapon other than firearm April 4 5400 blk Triple Crown Dr Under the influence drugs/alcohol - Disorderly conduct:ALC - Probable cause arrest made 5500 blk Mission Rd...

  • A county update

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District It's been a crazy and unfortunate week at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. I wanted to give you an update on the latest regarding Nathan Fletcher. On March 26, Mr. Fletcher claimed he was stepping away temporarily due to alcohol abuse and PTSD. However, it's clear that this was just a coverup for infidelity and alleged other crimes. The next day, two women accused Supervisor Nathan Fletcher of sexual harassment and assault. On March 29, Mr. Fletcher announced he would be...

  • Homeless people live around Fallbrook

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Our family has lived in Fallbrook since 1975. I’ve seen a lot of changes in our town; some were good and some were not. The current problem is a topic that seems to be growing larger every day, and that is the “homeless” situation. A few weeks ago the Village News printed a large story about the homeless in Fallbrook with pictures and details. The same week I wrote a letter to the Village News about the same, and it was printed the following week, as yet nothing has changed. I know others have called the Fallbrook...

  • Newsom continues to cut press access while lecturing Red States on 'Campaign for Democracy'

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher This week I am forfeiting much of my editorial space to CalMatters. They have done an excellent job of documenting the frustrations of journalists up and down the state in dealing with Gov. Newsom’s office and administration. These are left-leaning and right-leaning journalists with specific examples of how they are being stonewalled. This piece is only 30% of the entire story which can be read in its entirety online at MyValleyNews.com and VillageNews.com. This is important right now because as...

  • Re: Re: 'Does Nikki Haley qualify as a natural born citizen? [Village News, Tevebaugh letter, 3/23/23]

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Mr. Tevebaugh refers to the 14th Amendment as a definition of natural born citizen. This Amendment does not mention anything about natural born citizens. The purpose of this Amendment is to clarify what constitutes a "citizen" which is not the same as "natural born" citizen. As I mentioned in my letter, the Founding Fathers were very specific as to the qualifications needed to run for President and Vice President – just being a "citizen" does not qualify. Please read Article I Sec 1 paragraph 5: "No Person except a natural...

  • Yetis, unicorns, and Fauci's covid myths

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    It was a balmy summer's night, and a group of mad scientists at the People's Liberation Army laboratory on the outskirts of Wuhan, China, were busy cooking up a super virus that would change the course of history – and not in a good way. Ignoring the Obama Administration's moratorium on "gain of function" research, Dr. Anthony Fauci awarded a DHS grant to Echo Health Alliance, elevating them to team leader status in the PLA's clandestine program. Despite the inherent risks, Fauci continued his collaborative effort with the...

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