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Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition


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  • Wine, Brews & Blues is this Saturday, May 6

    Updated May 8, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Rotary Club of Bonsall is holding its 25th annual Wine, Brews & Blues Festival Saturday, May 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Monserate Winery, 2757 Gird Road. There will be wine and craft beer tasting, a silent auction, live music and dancing, a beer n’ brats courtyard and tasty bites by local restaurants. All for $85; designated driver price is $60. Tickets are available at www.BonsallRotary.com. NOTE: The information previously published in the Village News was for last year’s fundraiser; this is the correct...

  • Village News|Updated May 5, 2023

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has released a video from a deputy-involved shooting that occurred on April 21, 2023, in Fallbrook. We are committed to transparency, public trust and compliance with the law. The San Diego Police Department is investigating the shooting per a Memorandum of Agreement signed in 2022. This formal agreement adds a layer of transparency to ensure no agencies investigate their own shooting incidents....

  • felony elder abuse and assault

    Updated May 5, 2023

    Post Date: 04/27/2023 4:00 PM On Thursday, April 20 around 10:00 p.m., deputies from the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation responded to a call of an assault on an elderly couple in the 200 block of S. Brandon Road in the unincorporated area of Fallbrook. During the investigation, deputies found out Marcos Tapia (DOB 9/23/1991) attacked a 75-year-old man while he was in his bed. Tapia also attacked a 76-year-old woman with a baseball bat when she tried to intervene. Both victims were treated at a hospital for...

  • Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks: Blood types – Do you know yours?

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough Special to the Village News There are four main types of blood: A, B, AB and O. Blood type is determined by antigens found in red blood cells. Each letter refers to a type of antigen. A blood type is also called a blood group. Which type a person has is determined by the genes they get from their parents. Every person's blood is unique because they have their own set of antigens and antibodies. Most people have 4-6 liters of blood in their body. Th...

  • Severe traumatic brain injury survivor brings healing to other TBI survivors with therapeutic art making

    Updated May 4, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – The Fallbrook-based nonprofit organization Just A Breath Away Foundation recently announced a fundraising campaign to benefit Sharp HealthCare Foundation's Arts for Healing program, which brings arts-based experiences free of charge to Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus (SMMC) patients in San Diego County to ease stress and promote healing. Just A Breath Away Foundation founders and Fallbrook residents Kathleen and Galen Newhouse are calling on the community to...

  • The Coach's Couch

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Heidi Simmons Certified Life Coach She sat there facing me, twisting tissue in her hands, her sobs were silent, her tears unstoppable. “But he’s never hit me!” she blurted out, somehow finding solace in her own response. Jane* was a victim of abuse, but not physical. If you looked to find bruises or scars, they were there… but not visible to the naked eye. You see her abuse, she carried on the inside, and it was invisible to everyone else…except her. Jane was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse. According to...

  • NCFPD presents Unit Citation Awards

    Updated May 4, 2023

    North County Fire Emergency Medical Technicians Ellie Arango, left, and Dominic Fiore hold their NCF Unit Citation Awards which were presented to them for their dedication to service during the accident on Christmas Eve 2022. EMT Arango was also honored with the first ever prestigious North County Fire Courage Award for exemplary actions and dedication to duty in rendering medical aid at the scene of the incident to her partner. The awards were presented at the North County...

  • Blooming poppies brighten Fallbrook

    Updated May 4, 2023

    A Fallbrook resident finds a stunning view in the park outside Palomares House on Stage Coach Lane, April 23. The gardens there at the home of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy are cared for by volunteers “who help keep it a jewel in our little village.” California poppies can be seen blooming all over Fallbrook. Village News/Phillip Cunningham photo...

  • Acorns to Oak Trees connects families with resources

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Lucette Moramarco Village News Editor A grand opening celebration was held Friday, April 28 in Pala for Acorns to Oak Trees, a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the lives of Native children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, and their tribal communities. Founders Season and James Goodpasture welcomed nearly 150 guests to the organization's location on their ranch for a dedication and fundraising event. A welcome and...

  • Town Hall meeting likely as result of FCPG items

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Four items on the April 17 agenda of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group will likely merit a Town Hall meeting in the near future to address the subjects. The meeting included County of San Diego presentations on the housing blueprint plan and cannabis ordinance. A planning group committee created to study the county’s decarbonization report also gave a presentation. The meeting also included a discussion on the homeless situation in Fallbrook. “We want to make our voices heard,...

  • FUHSD election date pending, activist critical of cost

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Village News Staff The election to fill a vacant seat on the Fallbrook Union High School District Board of Trustees has been approved by the County Office of Education, but the election date is pending. First, the formality of the election being “called” must occur. “SDCOE is continuing to work directly with the Registrar of Voters (ROV) to identify the special election date,” said Music Watson, chief of staff of the county office on April 28. “The ROV has confirmed that this will be a stand-alone special election,...

  • Worker of the Week works miracles

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Jesus Christ definitely deserves Fallbrook's Worker of the Week. How many times has Fallbrook had miracles happen here and heard miracles happening every day and everywhere else on earth by Jesus? All Jesus asks in return from each of us is to love each other, truly repent and come home to him. Jesus can be found in Heaven sitting at the right hand of our Holy Father God. Pay it forward – love one another. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Fallbrook search for superintendent on schedule

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Village News Staff The search for a new superintendent for the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District is moving along, step by step, to replace the position vacated by Dr. Candace Singh in November. School trustees met Monday, May 1, and discovered there were 28 applicants to lead Fallbrook’s largest employer. “It’s a rich field of candidates,” said Rich Chavez of Leadership Associates, the company hired as consultants to help the board find the right person to lead the district and be on board by July 1. Chavez s...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated May 4, 2023

    April 17 1300 blk S Mission Rd Shoplift - Petty theft 2400 blk S Stage Coach Ln Subject stop - Simple battery 1600 blk Calavo Rd Vandalism - $400 or more April 18 Mission Road @ Aviation Mental health evaluation - 5150 - Mental disorder - 72 hr observation 1700 blk Reche Rd Unknown trouble - Misc. incidents 1300 blk S Mission Rd Shoplift - Petty theft 900 blk La Vonne Ave Missing person at risk - Missing adult April 19 2400 blk S Stage Coach Ln Subject stop - Vandalism - $400 or more 1300 blk S Mission Rd Shoplift - Petty...

  • Wayne Laner

    Updated May 4, 2023

    On April 14, Fallbrook resident Wayne Laner passed on. After retiring from the FAA as a Primary Operations Inspector, overseeing many local aviation businesses including air charter, flight schools, helicopter and hot air balloons, he and his wife Liz moved from Carlsbad to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In just a few years, they had the urge to return to Southern California and chose Fallbrook as their new home in 2021. A Vietnam War veteran, Wayne was active in the local VFW and could often be seen at the Live Oak Dog Park with his...

  • Transhumanism, AI, Singularity - How far is too far?

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher Life as we know it is changing, probably more quickly than any time in history. That is just a hunch, based on how quickly technology is advancing and how culturally we seem to be more distracted by controversies and entertainment on our phones and less concerned and informed about important issues that actually have great consequences to our culture, our future, and our very existence. We don’t want to be “political” or “religious” so ignorance is bliss as to how corrupt our national...

  • Paying more for electricity?

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Last week, California utility companies rolled out a new fixed-rate bill proposal. The basics of the proposal are the more you make, the more you pay for the flat rate. Then there will be a reduced usage charges, subsidized for all households by the flat rate. Here's the breakdown in pricing for San Diegans. · Household income $28,000 – $69,000 would pay $34 a month. · Household income from $69,000 – $180,000 would pay $73 a month. · Household income above $180,000 would pay $128 a...

  • Kicking It: A month in Paris, Days 6-8

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News Sunday, October 7, 2012: This sunny morning we stroll along the quay to the D’Orsay Museum. Once a train station, it now houses the great masters, along with several collections of delicate furniture saved through centuries, and an extensive assortment of larger-than-life stone sculptures. Because it is the first Sunday of the month, it’s a free Museum Day across the city. Which is why when we line up at 9:00 a.m., about 100 people are already in que. By 10:00 a.m.,...

  • Rural healthcare access

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Millions of Californians live in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), many located in rural parts of the state, like in my district. Improving access to healthcare for those living in underserved areas has been a major focus for me in Sacramento. The California Health Foundation notes that rural residents, including tribal lands, are often confronted with serious obstacles when trying to access healthcare. These include provider shortages, hospital closures, higher maternal...

  • FWC rents parking spaces to raise funds

    Updated May 4, 2023

    Fallbrook Woman's Club volunteers rent parking spaces during the Avocado Festival as a fundraiser, from left, Jaime, Pam, Kathleen, Dana, Lin and Linda. Patrons were greeted with a warm hello and queried "how was your experience?" as they departed. All had a fabulous day! The parking lot is adjacent to the FWC house, that is available to rent at 238 W. Mission Road. For more information, visit [email protected]. Village news/Courtesy photo...

  • FGMS program to feature Westward Look Show from Tucson 2004

    Updated May 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – At its May 11 meeting, the Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society’s program will be on “The Golden Age of Minerals.” The BlueCap Productions video presentation of the Westward Look Show from Tucson 2004 features renowned miners, gemologists and geologists Charlie Key, Peter Bancroft, Ed Swoboda, David Wilber, Bill Larson and Steve Smale. The Thursday meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the FGMS meeting room, 123 W. Alvarado St. For more information email [email protected] or visit www.fgms.org. Submitted by Fallbrook Gem &...

  • Learn more about Public Square

    Updated May 4, 2023

    OCEANSIDE – The North County San Diego Republican Assembly is hosting an event Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. featuring guest speaker Christina Werner who will tell about Public Square, at Grace Church, 1602 S. El Camino Real. Public Square is an online marketplace for freedom-loving Americans. They can shop for products and services from values-aligned businesses. To enjoy pizza, arrive at 6 p.m. Submitted by California Republican Assembly members of Fallbrook....

  • Local churches to pray in unity for nation tonight at SonRise Christian Fellowship

    Updated May 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Many churches working together are hosting a live National Day of Prayer event, tonight, May 4, 7 p.m. at SonRise Christian Fellowship, 463 South Stage Coach Road. Among the churches participating in this evening’s event are Christ The King, Crossway, Living Waters, Servant’s, Riverview, United Methodist and SonRise. A Community Choir composed of some of the congregants of the participating churches, members of the Fallbrook Chorale, and others will be directed by Art Blodgett with Barbara Jarnes...

  • Miss Fallbrook Pageant set for July 8

    Updated May 4, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Once again, the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club presents the 2023 Miss/Teen Fallbrook Scholarship Pageant headed up by Sherri Trombetta, Pageant Director. It will be held on July 8 at the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center at Fallbrook Union High School. The show begins at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30. The pageant has a long history in the little town of Fallbrook, currently in its 87th year! The six young girls selected to represent Fallbrook and surrounding...

  • Public invited to join in TVGS activities

    Updated May 4, 2023

    TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Genealogical Society has reinstated the popular program Family History Research Assistance. Chairwoman Lynne Kapryn has six local TVGS member-genealogists who are volunteering their time to help individuals get started on their family history. A program genealogist will meet a Temecula Valley resident, by appointment, at the Ron H. Roberts Temecula Public Library. There is an additional offering to the public as one of the volunteers will work with a person via Zoom. To set up a free appointment,...

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