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Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition


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  • From love to extortion – beware of romance scams

    Updated Apr 21, 2023

    Summer Stephan San Diego County District Attorney When you meet someone new through a dating app or other online platform, the excitement about a new prospect can lower your instinct to sense when something is amiss. Instead of questioning what would ordinarily be suspicious, you might explain it away. But here is why you should be skeptical when communicating with someone you’ve met online. If you are lucky, the worst of it will simply be that profile photos are not an accurate reflection of how the person you are...

  • Blood draw reveals many secrets of the body

    Updated Apr 21, 2023

    Shelby Ramsey Special to the Village News Medical patients have seen at least a few of the common categories that can be marked on a lab order – white blood cell count, red blood cell count, cholesterol, blood glucose (sugar), etc. What you may not know is that in the short amount of time it takes to prick the arm and fill the allotted vials, each person's blood provides a detailed, personalized health map for a doctor to review. It can reveal secrets taking place in the...

  • Theatre Talk: What to see around the county

    Updated Apr 21, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News You won't want to miss "The Bodyguard." It's playing at The Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. Plus, it has all of the great music from the original movie, too. Since it only runs on weekends, book early. Grab your gal pals and bring tissues. For tickets, dates and times, visit http//sandiegotickets.com or https://tickets.thewelksandiego.com/ or call 760-749-3182. It may just be the sexiest show this season. San...

  • Free cookbooks for new subscribers

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Julie Reeder, publisher of the Village News, announced April 20 that all new subscribers to The Village News will receive a free Holiday Cookbook compiled by Judith Bell, long time food editor of the newspaper. "It's going to be a true keepsake, "Reeder said. "This cookbook is something Julie Reeder and I have discussed for years. We are both very excited to bring it to our subscribers in time for the holidays." Bell will write "The Village News Holiday...

  • Quilters make quilts to donate to charities

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Fallbrook Quilt Guild members Linda Rosensteel, left, and Kathy Proctor display two of the "Quilts of Love" that members made to be donated to charities in need including, the Hope Clinic, Elizabeth Hospice and Camp Pendleton Marine Base. The guild met April 8 at the FPUD building to prepare quilts and share them. Each member is encouraged to prepare at least two quilts for the Quilts of Love Program per year. Village News/Courtesy photo...

  • Consultants meet with groups about superintendent replacement

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News Consultants helping the board find a new superintendent for the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District have been busy meeting with school and district staff, as well as community members, for the past two weeks. They are on a tight timeline with the goal of having the new leader of the area's largest employer on board by July 1. At a town hall meeting on April 12, about 35 people attended a casual meeting to discuss what the...

  • RWQCB issues new discharge order for SONGS decommissioning

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Southern California Edison, which is the majority owner of the former San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, plans to terminate discharges from SONGS into the Pacific Ocean by 2028 and the decommissioning is expected to be complete by 2051. Although ocean water is no longer needed for power plant cooling purposes, the continued intake of ocean water is needed for the ongoing operation of saltwater pumps to discharge wastewater from the decommissioning activities through the Unit 2 ocean...

  • A million (or more) recipes for sale

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Judith Bell, food editor of The Village News, announced April 20 that she is selling recipes she has collected over her professional career. “Many of my friends and family have given me their recipe boxes and I’ve kept them. And I’ve collected lots and lots and lots of recipes on my own, too. “Now is the time to pass them on,” Bell said as she announced her “Million Recipes for Sale” project based at The Village News offices. “There is no duplication of recipes and no categories. People will...

  • FWC to perform 'Murder on the Menu'

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Woman's Club proudly presents "Murder on the Menu," a whodunit play by Bill Hand at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. Showtimes are Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. Saturday's show is sold out. The price is $35. Tickets are available at 310-569-1905. Proceeds for this event will go to Fallbrook Woman's Club philanthropic and scholarship programs. Member meetings are held the second Tuesday of the...

  • BHS theater club to have four performances of 'Clue'

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Bonsall High School theater club will become the Bonsall High School Theater Company for four performances of "Clue" next month. The performances will be between May 11 and May 14 at the Bonsall Community Center. The first performance will be on Thursday, May 11. May 13 will be a Saturday, and two shows will take place that day. The final performance will be on Sunday, May 14. "This is like our biggest show that we've had to date," said...

  • Mission Theater features movies and music

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Coming up at the Mission Theater, movie lovers can see “The African Queen,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn on April 28. Followed by “How Green was My Valley” with Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara, May 5. For Mother’s Day, families can watch Irene Dunne in “I Remember Mama” on May 12 while Beatles fans can “Relive Beatlemania” with Britain’s Finest, the complete Beatles experience on May 13. The Fallbrook Historical Society is holding a fundraising tribute to baseball great...

  • Paul H. Schaden

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    On the fourth of December 2022, longtime Fallbrook resident Paul H. Schaden passed away at his home in Denver, North Carolina in the presence of his wife and children after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. Paul was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Sacramento, the first-born son of Harold and Margaret Schaden. After graduating with a degree in fire science from Sacramento City College in the early 1960's, Paul moved to Southern California where he became a seasonal...

  • Lorraine A. Crosson

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Lorraine A. Crosson, 91, passed away on April 6, 2023. She was born on July 8, 1931, on Staten Island, N.Y. to William and Anna Behan. She was the third of four children (their only girl). She loved her family and had always wanted to be a nurse. She graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School for Nursing, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1952. Immediately, she began working for Staten Island's U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, caring for merchant seamen. She always said that she loved...

  • Life Line Screening to offer affordable health screening

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Zion Lutheran Church will host affordable health screenings May 8, at 1405 E. Fallbrook St. Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable convenient screenings by Life Line Screening. Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health. Also, they check for· HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, kidney and...

  • Health district awarded $96,827 Community Enhancement grant

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a $96,827 Community Enhancement grant to the Fallbrook Regional Health District. The supervisors approved the grant on a 4-0 vote April 4 with Nathan Fletcher absent. The health district will use the money primarily for coronavirus outreach and marketing materials, but a staff reception position and the South Brandon Road building's heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system will also...

  • Temecula Valley Hospital awarded $1 million grant from city of Temecula toward mental health

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital was recently awarded a grant by the city of Temecula totaling $1 million toward mental health. The funding agreement, signed and executed by City Manager Aaron Adams, was based on the city council’s direction in late 2022 to grant the hospital $1 million from the community reinvestment grant program. The city council established the program to provide grants to organizations providing behavioral health and social services to persons living or working in Temecula. “This funding will...

  • Parkinson's Group To Learn About Robotic Devices

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    FALLBROOK – North County Parkinson's Support Group invites anyone interested to join their monthly meeting, Friday April 28, 10 a.m. to noon at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road. Guest speaker Doctor Martin Nguyen’s topic will be “Rise Physical Therapy/Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL).” He is certified in Applied Functional Science and he has been practicing physical therapy for six years. Nguyen has worked in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine his entire career. He is the dire...

  • Kicking It: A month in Paris, Day 5

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News Saturday October 6, 2012: We wake up to another drizzling gray sky. Oh, well. We are Parisians now, weather be damned. Our plan is to visit the White Basilica perched on the horizon across town. Setting off from the left bank, our bus bounces along tree lined streets over the Seine to the Arc de Triomphe circle where we will transfer to the bus that takes us out to Montmartre. We traipse across several busy streets at the cross walks to end up at the bus stop we believe...

  • Thank you for supporting Bark In The Park

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    A huge thank you to all sponsors, donors, and residents of Fallbrook and surrounding communities for supporting our annual Bark In The Park event held at Live Oak County Park in Fallbrook on March 18. This is an event for the enjoyment of all attendees and their canine friends hosted by the San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department and the Fallbrook Dog Park Committee. Your contributions and attendance at this event allow us to achieve our goal to provide annual maintenance for our off leash area at Live Oak Park,...

  • The Constitution

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Douglas V. Gibbs Special to the Village News “What is the Constitution?” Most people struggle with the answer. The short answer is that it is the Supreme Law of the Land, and the document that established our current governmental system as a federal republic. The U.S. Constitution is the oldest written constitution in the world at 235 years old. The average age of other constitutions around the world is 17 years. Ours was written in 1787 and went into operation in 1789, which means the United States has been governed by...

  • Community invited to attend free financial planning workshop

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    BONSALL – The community is invited to attend a free Money-Talk workshop, Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, from 2:30-3 p.m. at River Village Plaza, 5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 1005, in Bonsall with speaker Marianne Nolte, CFP, owner of Imagine Financial Services of Fallbrook This workshop will help anyone who has financial questions about Secure Act 2.0, Social Security and more? The free 30-minute workshop will be held in conjunction with The Bonsall Chamber of Commerce...

  • California's business climate – Better or worse?

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District California has long been recognized for its unfriendly business climate. During the pandemic, a bad situation got worse when the state forced thousands of mostly small businesses to shut down, driving many companies into bankruptcy and forcing layoffs for thousands of workers. The last thing we need now are more laws imposing greater burdens on the businesses that survived, and in many cases are still trying to recover. Unfortunately, some in Sacramento don’t get that, and apparent...

  • A new chief administrative officer

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District While most of the attention at the County Board of Supervisors has been on finding a replacement for District 4, another vacancy is just as vital. The chief administrative officer (CAO) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the county government and implementing the policies and directives of the County Board of Supervisors. The CAO is similar to the CEO of a business or a strong city manager. Here's the breakdown of how it works. The residents of San Diego County are...

  • Worker of the Week works with children

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    Dr. Yendi N. Linares at Children's Primary Care Medical Group, located at 1107 S. Mission Road, is counseling a patient about the importance of yearly checkups. Linares said she averages about 30 children a day at her office and with TeleHealth services. She has eight years of service as a bilingual pediatrician, with two years in Fallbrook. Village News/David A. Landry photo...

  • Palomar Community College District board elects officers

    Updated Apr 20, 2023

    SAN MARCOS – The Palomar Community College District Governing Board elected new officers Tuesday, April 11, at its regular board meeting. While it is standard for the governing board to elect officers at an organizational meeting in December, it was necessary to elect new officers following the February 2023 resignation of board President Christian Garcia and the board’s appointment of a provisional trustee at their special meeting held Tuesday, March 21. The governing board voted unanimously to elect Roberto Rodriguez...

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