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  • Edward Jones meets clients' goals and needs

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Oct 7, 2019

    At one point it may have been rare to hear the word "holistic" when referring to anything in the financial investment world, but that has changed. Financial advisor Brian Schrock of Edward Jones in Fallbrook, along with senior branch office administrator Tanya Anderson, said when it comes to securing financial futures, their focus centers on supporting the needs and goals of individual clients. "It goes back to helping people," Schrock said. Schrock is an accredited asset mana...

  • Bird club to hear about World Bird Show

    Updated May 3, 2019

    VISTA – North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, presents a world class evening May 4 at 6 p.m. Club President Johan Otter traveled to the Netherlands for the World Bird Show, a huge gathering of bird breeders with show-quality birds. He has slides and videos to share with us and details of what went on. For a peek at the show, visit https://com.mondial2019.nl/en/. And to mark Cinco de Mayo they will serve some Mexican dishes. There is no charge for admission, and refreshments will be provided f...

  • Plant-based diets are linked to lower obesity, BMI among Hispanic Adventists

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    James Ponder Special to the Village News Plant-based diets are associated with lower body mass index among Hispanic members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, according to a new study. The results of the study, published in “Frontiers in Nutrition,” found that Hispanics who eat a plant-based diet generally weigh less and have lower BMI. Excess weight was associated with high rates of inflammation in the study. “The study demonstrates that plant-based diet choices can help...

  • Local woman documents severe brain injury survival in new book

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Just A Breath Away Foundation announced the launch of their founder's new book. Entitled "Just a Breath Away: Streams of Thought from a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor," this publication chronicles Kathleen Newhouse's life as a successful musician, athlete and business owner who overcame incredible odds to survive a severe traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, the aftermath of her injury left Newhouse unable to perform her music, compete in the world c...

  • Circles of Healing

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    Wendy Hammarstrom Special to the Village News This is the first in an on-going exploration of wellness practitioners, past and present, in Fallbrook. What is it about Fallbrook that attracts healer types? When my family and I moved to Murrieta for my former husband's job as associate administrator at Inland Valley Hospital, I wanted to live in Fallbrook. It was green and hilly and reminded me of rural Pennsylvania. Save Our Forest has planted more than 6,200 trees and shrubs...

  • San Diegans encouraged to get rid of painkillers, other Rx drugs

    Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    San Diegans will once again have an opportunity to get rid of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s spring Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 27. County officials and representatives from the DEA, the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies gathered outside the County Administration Center, April 18, to encourage people to help prevent overdoses and deaths by safely disposing of their prescription drugs, especially painkillers. The Take...

  • Supervisor Cox, health officials kick off mosquito, West Nile Virus prevention season

    Gig Conaughton, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    County Supervisor Greg Cox and public health and environmental health officials held a West Nile virus prevention kickoff event Tuesday to remind the public that it’s time again for everyone to protect themselves against mosquitoes and the diseases they can spread. Surrounded by “Fight the Bite” educational materials, mosquito-eating fish and real-life examples of where homeowners might find dangerous standing water around their homes, Cox and county public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said mosquito-borne illnesses pose...

  • Thinking About Health

    Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    If ever there were an award for the best “buyer beware” story, a tale detailing the pitfalls of short-term health insurance would certainly rise to the top of the list of nominees. Short-term term policies – not to be confused with association policies I’ve written about before – are hitting the market once again, sanctioned by the federal government and pushed by insurers and agents. These policies are sold for short durations such as three months, six months or a year, but coverage can be for as long as three years und...

  • Business, aircraft, vessel owners have May 7 filing deadline

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Assessor, Recorder and County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr. reminded all business, aircraft and vessel owners that the deadline to file their property statement without a penalty this year is May 7. All filings must be received or postmarked on or before May 7, to avoid a 10% late filing penalty. In January, approximately 65,000 statements and notices were mailed out to business, aircraft and vessel owners. Included are over 57,000 business accounts that were deemed eligible to file e...

  • NCFPD approves second phase of microwave radio system contract

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    The North County Fire Protection District board approved the second phase of a contract with Sun Wireless for a new microwave radio system. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote March 26, authorized NCFPD fire Chief Steve Abbott to finalize and sign the contract for the second phase. “It’s a tremendously beneficial program to maintain our critical infrastructure,” Abbott said. The microwave radio system allows communication throughout the district by connecting the district’s network communication facilities. The current system is now mor...

  • Please save Bonsall school buses

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    Bonsall School District is looking to get rid of busing for students, the transportation department. I have called various school districts within San Diego County and verified which school districts have or don’t have school buses. It is confirmed, some schools within walking distance to roads do not have school buses anymore just because of school budget cuts. Once school transportation was cut, they have not come back. However, schools in rural areas, such as Julian and Ramona still have school buses. I consider Bonsall a...

  • Mental health and addiction

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    Mental health and drug addiction are often co-occurring disorders, with a big impact. I have been working on common sense, bipartisan solutions to these problems since my days on the city council. As a member of the Mental Health Caucus, I serve on several committees that deal directly with these issues, including Assembly Health Committee and the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery and Universal Coverage. I am also a member of the Stanford Five-Year Initiative on...

  • Bonsall High School Invitational Art Show is great for the community

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    I attended an art show Friday, April 12, presented by several Bonsall High School ASB students. The event was held at Fallbrook Coffee Company and featured art from three high schools; Bonsall, Fallbrook and Mission Vista. Art submittals featured charcoal works, mixed media sculptures, sketches, oil paintings and more. The event also included a poetry slam for students to read original work. It was a well-attended event, and students and adults enjoyed viewing some creative student art and listening to poetry readings....

  • Hillary Clinton did not stand a chance

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    From 2014 and beyond, Russia under the guise of Internet Research Agency has hacked American computers and social media. They connected with 126 million people via Facebook and tens of thousands via Twitter, posing as Tea Party groups and anti-immigration, Patriotic and Protect Our Borders as well as Black Lives Matter groups and making false statements against Hillary Clinton to influence the results of the presidential election in favor of Trump. They even posted as United Muslims of America and LGBT United. They bought...

  • The Mueller Report as a teaching aid

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    One of the greatest influences in my life is my high school English teacher who passed a decade ago. She led us through the structure of language, the nuances of meanings, analysis and interpretation of literature from “Beowulf” to “Leatherstocking Tales” and beyond. I learned to diagram sentences – a skill I haven’t practiced since that time, learned to read scripts and participate in plays, was introduced to formal debate structure, did compositions and reported on literary assignments. We learned proper speaking te...

  • Dale E. Frauenpries

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    Dale E. Frauenpries, 62, of Perris, beloved husband, died of a heart attack April 9. He is survived by his wife, Denise H. Glass of Perris; his stepson Daniel L. Stem of Philadelphia; his mother, Dorothy Frauenpries of Fallbrook; his sister-in-law, Alexandra Glass of Los Angeles and his niece, Crystal Bookey of Apple Valley. He graduated in 1984 from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology. He was born in Pittsburgh a...

  • Merritt's defense team points to alternate suspect in McStay killings

    Jeff Pack, Writer|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    The defense team for Charles "Chase" Merritt spent two days of testimony with computer forensic analyst Bryan Charles La Rock to build a case that would implicate former business associate Daniel Kavanaugh as a possible alternate suspect in the murders of a Fallbrook family in 2010. Merritt is accused of killing the McStay family, Joseph, Summer and their two young boys who lived in the Lake Rancho Viejo housing development east of Interstate 15 in Fallbrook. The McStay...

  • Boy accidentally wounds cousin, 12, with uncle's gun in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann, Staff Writer|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    A 12-year-old girl was accidentally shot by her cousin with a 9 mm handgun Friday afternoon April 19 in Fallbrook. After suffering a wound to her left shoulder, the girl was airlifted to Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where she was in stable condition according to North County Fire Public Information Officer John Choi. An update on the girl’s condition as of Monday, April 22, had not been confirmed by a spokesperson from Rady’s Children’s Hospital. The shooting took place at 1:39 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of...

  • LAFCO to revise planned policy changes on open space and ag land preservation

    Joe Naiman, Village News Correspondent|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission has a policy on preserving open space and agricultural lands. LAFCO staff had intended for the LAFCO board to send proposed updates to local agencies and other stakeholders for public review at the March 4 LAFCO meeting, but dissatisfaction with portions of the policy led to an alternate course. LAFCO initially planned to provide a revised proposed update at the April 8 board meeting, but the potential changes have now been postponed indefinitely. “I think LAFCO is trying t...

  • Meadowood CFD resolution of intention, Joint Community Facilities Agreement approved

    Joe Naiman, Village News Correspondent|Updated Apr 29, 2019

    An April 10 San Diego County Board of Supervisors hearing approved a resolution of intention to form a Community Facilities District for Pardee Homes’ Meadowood development and also approved the Joint Community Facilities Agreement between the county, the San Diego County Flood Control District and the North County Fire Protection District which will part of that CFD. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote, with Greg Cox at a National Association of Counties meeting, also adopted a resolution calling for an election, approved the results...

  • Jackie Heyneman to speak about Fallbrook trees

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    FALLBROOK – Jackie Heyneman, longtime Fallbrook resident and founder of Save Our Forest, will talk about planting and maintaining the trees in Fallbrook in honor of Arbor Day. The talk will be held Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at Fallbrook Library. Heyneman has spearheaded volunteer efforts to reforest Fallbrook. She moved to Fallbrook in 1971 with her husband when he retired from the Navy. Save Our Forest was started in 1993 within the Fallbrook L...

  • Adlinger to talk about The New Green Deal

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The speaker for the Fallbrook Democratic Club meeting Thursday, May 2, will be Karl Aldinger, a Fallbrook resident, climate activist and volunteer organizer for Sunrise Movement – San Diego, at the Hilltop Center, 331 E. Elder St. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Aldinger will talk about The Green New Deal. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in electrical engineering and worked as a software engineer. The...

  • Retired border patrol agent to be guest speaker

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Republican Women of California – Fallbrook will hold their May 10 meeting at the Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Chris Harris, a retired U.S. border patrol agent. He will share his views on how to secure the border involving infrastructure, technology and “boots on the ground.” Harris was a union leader representing 2,000 border patrol agents in the San Diego area. He is candid, articulate and passionate and will discuss the many changes in border crossin...

  • Woman of Wellness will be at Fallbrook Library

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    FALLBROOK – Woman of Wellness will take place May 2 at Fallbrook Library and the presentation “Rock Your Thoughts” will be provided by Ron Stark, program manager of the North Inland Community Prevention Program – Mental Health Systems Inc. Following the presentation, attendees will be asked to develop prevention messaging around substance use prevention and the effects of substance use or drugs on the brain. Their thoughts will be transferred to painted rocks by students of the Youth Advocacy Coalition sponsored by North I...

  • Organists invite public to May events

    Updated Apr 29, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Palomar chapter of American Guild of Organists announced its upcoming events in May. The first one is a member’s recital of organ and piano selections Sunday, May 5, 4 p.m. at Sonrise Church on its Casavant Freres organ, 463 S. Stage Coach Lane, in Fallbrook. The second event is an “Introduction to the King of Instruments,” from 10:30-12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1450 S. Melrose Drive, in Oceanside. Admission is free. Organ scholarship auditions will be held Saturda...

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