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    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    A lot has been happening recently in San Diego County, and progress continues to be made. On April 15, everyone 16 years and older became eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. While the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been put on pause, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still available in San Diego County. I know the vaccine appointment websites can be confusing, so if you have any problems, 211 can help schedule an appointment, or you can contact my office at 619-531-5555....

  • Congressman Issa: Biden border lie "Biggest of his Administration"

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    Washington – April 14, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) outlined numerous, clear and repeated false statements by Biden Administration officials detailing agreements purportedly struck with Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras: Issa said: “For weeks, the Biden Administration has offered misleading and incomplete statements to defend the border crisis that it created at warp-speed and that runs along half the country. This week, it went even further by claiming it had reached bilateral agreements that did not exist and ach...

  • Kicking It on the farm

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    With Easter just over, I am reminded of spring on the Kansas farm. Each season brought a new job. For instance, springtime meant my folks would buy 500 baby chicks from the feed store. And because there was still snow on the ground, they had to live under a heat lamp in the corner of our kitchen. Weeks later, when the air warmed, we would add inches of fresh straw to the hen house floor. Watering cans were scrubbed and feeding trays were filled in preparation for relocating...

  • _'Where was the truth

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    One of the oldest tricks in the leftist’s playbook is to claim being a “lifelong Republican,” before regurgitating leftist propaganda. That scam was used by the anti-Trump Lincoln Project frauds, adored by CNN, who fell from grace when their sleezy true natures came out. Nobody buys it, so pretend-Republicans might as well drop the ruse. Gordon Tinker’s recent letter starts with the “lifelong Republican” thing, before claiming agony for listening to Trump “lie, lie, lie, lie.” What is his best example of a Trump lie? It’s...

  • 'If masks don't work, why do surgeons wear them?'

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    Dr. Jim Meehan, a surgeon who has performed over 10,000 surgeries wearing a mask, recently wrote an op-ed where he explained the difference between surgeons wearing masks and the general public wearing masks for COVID-19. “The premise that surgeons wearing masks serves as evidence that ‘masks must work to prevent viral transmission’ is a logical fallacy that I would classify as an argument of false equivalence, or comparing ‘apples to oranges,’” Meehan said. “Although s...

  • Hello Fallbrook,

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    My name is Gina Roberts. I’m the leader of the Kiwanis International Division in North County San Diego. For many years, there was an amazing and active Kiwanis club in Fallbrook, and for some reason, it stopped meeting and disbanded. I don’t care about the reason. I only see that some amazing opportunities for children were lost because of this closure. Kiwanis is an amazing Service Club, like Rotary, Lions, Optimists and other groups. We exist exclusively to provide an organized way to provide service to our com...

  • Managing COVID-19: Opening Fallbrook Union High School District

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has given everybody many challenges, especially those responsible for our students, teachers, and staff at our schools. As a board of five trustees for FUHSD, we have had to consider many aspects concerning reopening schools. Because the health and safety of students, teachers, and staff is most important, as a public institution, we must follow the science as reflected in the guidelines set by the State of California and the San Diego County Health Board and Department of Education. Failure to...

  • Protecting wild horses and burros

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th Assembly District|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    This year I am joining Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D – Arleta) to author Assembly Joint Resolution 5 (AJR 5), to urge the federal government to place a roundup moratorium on the state’s free-roaming horses and burros. Wild horses and burros can trace their North American origins way back, though current populations originated with more recent European settlement. From the 1600s to the early 1900s, California was an ideal habitat for hundreds of thousands of these mag...

  • County online property reoffer auction to feature 279 properties

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Bidders who did not get to buy property in San Diego County’s March online property auction will now get a second chance. Dan McAllister, treasurer-tax collector of San Diego County, opened bidder registration recently for the 2021 reoffer auction, featuring 279 properties. “We don’t want anyone to miss this opportunity to buy property, especially timeshares that all start at $100,” McAllister said. “It’s an easy way to own a slice of beautiful San Diego County.” Those who wish to participate in...

  • Rainbow approves MND for Gopher Canyon pipeline

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District board approved an environmental mitigated negative declaration along with a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for Rainbow’s Gopher Canyon Water Pipeline Improvements project. The board’s 5-0 vote, March 23, adopted the MND and the MMRP while also formally approving the Gopher Canyon Pipeline Improvements project. The pipelines along Gopher Canyon Road and Integrity Court are fragmented, and they have several dead ends which hinder flow between the Gopher Canyon Tank and the Tur...

  • County to consider case-by-case review of fee to trust proposals May 4

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to replace the county’s automatic opposition of reservation fee to trust proposals with review on a case-by-case basis. A 4-1 board of supervisors vote, April 7, approved a continuance to May 4. Jim Desmond cast the dissenting vote on the grounds that he wanted the changes approved on the original day. The April 6 board of supervisors meeting lasted until approximately 11:30 p.m., so Supervisor Nora Vargas was unable to address concerns which had been raised. “Th...

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    Selling your home for quick cash? Not so fast.

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    PHOENIX – If you own a home, you may have received offers or seen advertisements promising to buy it quickly and for cash. Selling a home is a time-consuming process, and the promise of a quick close is tempting. However, it's important to understand the difference between selling your home to a traditional buyer and making a deal with a home investor, sometimes called an opportunity investor. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest shared these quick tips to s...

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    Man killed in big rig crash identified as 42-year-old

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    BONSALL – The driver of a 2021 Dodge Charger who was killed during a collision with a big rig Thursday, April 15, on Interstate 15 southbound, north of Route 395, was identified as a 42-year-old male from Baldwin Park, according to the CHP. His name was withheld pending notification to family. The Dodge Charger was in the No. 3 lane. A 73-year-old male from San Diego was driving a 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer combination in the No. 4 lane. Before the collision, the D...

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    California woman says she drowned children to protect them

    Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    A California woman admitted killing her three children, saying she hugged, kissed and apologized as she drowned her infant daughter and the girl's 2-year-old and 3-year-old siblings Saturday, April 17, to save them from what she said would be a lifetime of sexual abuse. In a jailhouse interview, Liliana Carrillo told KGET-TV that she wanted to "protect" her kids – 3-year-old Joanna Denton Carrillo, her 2-year-old brother Terry and 6-month-old sister Sierra – from their fat...

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    Signs of recovery appear as California adds jobs for 2nd month

    Adam Beam, The Associated Press|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic. New unemployment claims, both for traditional employees and independent contractors, are at their lowest levels since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Restaurants and hotels, which have weathered heavy losses during a year of stay-at-home orders, accounted for more than half...

  • Issa, 39 colleagues urge border construction prioritization in infrastructure package

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Darrell Issa, along with 39 fellow lawmakers, sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging members to prioritize the continued and completed construction of the southern border wall and true border security infrastructure. The letter specifically cited that in December 2020, Congress approved $1.375 billion for border wall construction. But this year, “The Biden administration not only abruptly and irresponsibly ended immigration policies that were successfully dis...

  • San Diego Foundation and SDG&E announce grant for Black women entrepreneurs

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, The San Diego Foundation and San Diego Gas & Electric Friday, April 16, announced a $42,000 grant to the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce in support of a new initiative to support Black women entrepreneurs in the region. “Black women entrepreneurs are among the fastest-growing group of women-owned businesses, but they still face the dual challenges of racial and gender discrimination,” Tashonda Taylor, SDG&E’s vice president of customer operations, said. “We remember No....

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Apr 21, 2021

    March 15 4200 block Pala Rd. Get credit/etc. other’s ID March 31 6500 block Rainbow Heights Rd. Death April 2 1500 block Malaga Wy. Death April 6 S. Mission Rd. @ W. Alvarado St. Arest: Possess narcotic controlled subs. April 7 Bonsall Miscellaneous incidents April 8 200 block E. Mission Rd. Arrest: Violate domestic relations court order 3400 block S. Old Highway 395 Take vehicle w/o owner’s consent/vehicle theft 900 block Avenida Campana Arrests: Burglary 5500 block Mission Rd. Petty Theft April 9 800 block Winter Haven Rd....

  • Legionnaires split first four basketball games

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    The first four Bonsall High School basketball games of the 2020-21 season left the Legionnaires with a 2-2 record. Bonsall began the season March 30 at home against Cornerstone Christian of Wildomar and obtained a 71-61 victory over the Crusaders. The April 8 game at Rock Academy in San Diego ended as a 44-41 Bonsall win. Bayfront Charter traveled to Bonsall for an April 13 contest and returned home with a 69-63 triumph. Bonsall hosted Coastal Academy in an April 15 game which ended with the Stingrays on the preferred end of...

  • Legionnaires start tennis season 3-0

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    Bonsall High School’s tennis team began the 2021 season with three wins. The Legionnaires started their season March 18 at High Tech High North County and won that match in San Marcos by a 10-8 score, played Horizon Prep in an April 1 match at the Fallbrook Tennis Club and obtained a 9-6 victory, and had a 17-1 win April 6 against High Tech High North County at the Fallbrook Tennis Club. “Our boys have done very well,” Bonsall Coach Mark Roback said. This year the team has eight boys and four girls. Bonsall has never had a...

  • McMurray medals in Legionnaires' first golf match of 2021

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    Bonsall High School had two golf matches before the school’s spring break and, in his first high school golf match, freshman William McMurray was the medalist. The Legionnaires opened their season, March 24, against Vista High School, and since both Bonsall and Vista use the Golf Club of California course for home matches and practices the competition was held at that site. The Golf Club of California was also the venue for Bonsall’s March 30 match against Army-Navy Academy. “I’m really excited for the season. I’m really ex...

  • Positive COVID-19 test costs Warriors likely rugby trophy

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    A positive COVID-19 test ended the Fallbrook High School girls rugby club trip to Florida early and likely cost the team the championship trophy. The Warriors won two April 2 games by a combined score of 84-0. One of the players became sick after those two games, and when her sister who was still in San Diego County tested positive for COVID-19 the team opted to cease play and return to California early. Twelve players went to Orlando for the seven-a-side tournament. The tournament format allowed all of the players to...

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    Warrior gymnasts have practice but no meets

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    For the second consecutive year, Fallbrook High School's gymnastics team did not have any meets. Last year, the coronavirus outbreak ended the CIF spring season the day the Warriors were scheduled to have their first gymnastics meet. This year, CIF and the gymnastics coaches agreed to have three weeks of practice but no interscholastic competition. "I'm sad for those girls," said Fallbrook coach Haley Flores. The decision not to have meets was made prior to the March 15...

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    Warriors close Lions Tournament with win

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 21, 2021

    The Lions Tournament is the nation's largest high school baseball tournament, and this year Fallbrook High School concluded Lions Tournament play with a win over Palo Verde Valley High School. The Blythe squad came to Fallbrook for the March 31 contest, and the Warriors took a 9-2 victory over the Yellow Jackets. The Lions Tournament is held the week before Easter. Fallbrook had a 1-2 record in this year's tournament. "I'm a little disappointed," Fallbrook assistant coach...

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