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  • Warriors win league tennis championship

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 31, 2021

    Fallbrook High School's tennis team won all 10 Valley League matches during the 2020-21 season, giving the Warriors the league championship. "It's kind of cool to think that we might go down as the only co-ed league champions ever," said Fallbrook coach Bill Lenaway. The coronavirus shutdown delayed the start of CIF sports until February. Girls tennis is normally a fall sport and boys tennis is normally a spring sport. Boys and girls tennis were combined for the 2020-21 season including mixed doubles sets for the first time...

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    Hamas, Israeli war rages on

    Fares Akram and Joseph Krauss, The Associated Press|Updated May 19, 2021

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – As of press time, Tuesday, May 18, Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza have fired more than 3,400 rockets into Israel since May 10. Israel's Iron Dome defense system, a short-range air-defense system designed to intercept rockets, artillery, and mortars, helped reduce casualties from rocket attacks against the Israeli cities, but not 100 percent. There were casualties. In retaliation, Israel launched hundreds of airstrikes targeting Hamas' militant i...

  • Nation's first civility research center jointly launched by National Conflict Resolution Center and UC San Diego

    Updated May 19, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – The National Conflict Resolution Center and University of California San Diego have jointly launched the nation’s first-ever center for research on civility. The Applied Research Center for Civility at UC San Diego, which officially opened on May 1, draws from NCRC’s groundbreaking work in this area to conduct cutting-edge research into the dynamics of society’s most pressing issues, including racial injustice and mass incarceration, workplace harassment, and freedom of expression on college campuses. “Hatred...

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    Relieved Space Force Commanding Officer: 'I Condemn All Forms of Extremism'

    Janita Kan, The Epoch Times|Updated May 19, 2021

    Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who was recently relieved as a U.S. Space Force commanding officer, said he condemns "all forms of extremism" and defended against allegations that he was "politically partisan" when he denounced the spread of Marxism in the military. Lohmeier last week was relieved of command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron over "public comments" in an interview the department deemed to be "partisan political activity." The comment, which was made in a podcast,...

  • SDUSD Superintendent Marten confirmed as U.S. Deputy Education Secretary

    Updated May 19, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten was confirmed Tuesday, May 11, as the nation's next deputy education secretary. The U.S. Senate voted 54-44 to confirm Marten, who was nominated for the post earlier this year by the Biden administration. Once Marten is sworn into office, she will assume the federal post after more than three decades as an educator in San Diego, including eight years as superintendent of SDUSD. “My message to students has always been, ‘Work hard. Be kind. Dream big,'...

  • County update

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated May 19, 2021

    For the last 14 months, like many around the country, the Board of Supervisors has held their meetings on Zoom. Prior to COVID-19, like many, I’d never heard of Zoom; now I wonder how did we ever function without it? At the time of writing this, over 87% of the population in San Diego has received at least one dose of the vaccine and over 64% are fully vaccinated. The County is expanding its vaccine efforts making it easier for businesses and community organizations to host m...

  • Issa introduces bill to protect TRICARE select Military Retiree Healthcare

    Updated May 19, 2021

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) introduced the TRICARE Retiree Protection Act to defend healthcare coverage for military retirees that may otherwise lose access due to policy changes that took effect Jan. 1. “When it comes to our veterans, promises made must be promises kept. The TRICARE Retiree Protection Act is common-sense reform to extend a transition period so military retirees don’t lose health care coverage for themselves and their families,” Issa said. “I am proud to work with Senators Daines and M...

  • Kicking It with high school football players

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated May 19, 2021

    Looking back, some of my happiest years were living on a farm just six miles west of town. Every day during the school year, a yellow county bus stopped at the end of my gravel drive. Weather be damned, especially during Kansas winters, each round trip became a bodacious endurance test of self-preservation. Monday through Friday, the bus rumbled to a halt just inches in front of me. As the accordion doors screeched open and the tires skidded to a rolling stop, passengers had t...

  • Re: 'Biden's job plans' [Village News, Letter, 5/6/21]

    Updated May 19, 2021

    I doubt that many people have read the "American Jobs Plan" put out by the White House. John H. Terrell has, and he is enthralled with it, writing a glowing review of this lengthy list of promises and platitudes. Here are some of the impressions that Mr. Terrell came away with: It is breath-taking, bold, and far-reaching. He is sure that Biden will provide "a large number of jobs over a wide range of professions and economic levels from trainee to seasoned CEO." This plan is "notable not only for its breadth, but also its...

  • Real Estate Round-Up: M is for moving day

    Kim Murphy, Murphy and Murphy Southern Realty|Updated May 19, 2021

    Moving day actually begins well before the actual day the moving truck shows up. If you’re a seller, you’ve probably begun the activity of purging things the moment you started thinking about selling your home. If you didn’t, the process of packing up a home after living there for five years or more will be daunting. We find that no matter how large a home is, people seem to find a way to fill up all the storage places within the home. This is evidenced by the many vehic...

  • Critical Race Theory: What's the big deal?

    Julie Reeder|Updated May 19, 2021

    Why are parents battling school boards across the country over Critical Race Theory? Why did President Trump ban it from government agencies, only to have President Biden reverse the decision? Biden’s administration is pushing full steam ahead with what many see as divisive and damaging curricula on race in the classroom through a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Education. The rule’s consequences would be more than academic. It would infuse critical race theory int...

  • Re: 'Where's the truth?' [Village News, Reardon letter, 5/6/21]

    Updated May 19, 2021

    Writer Mike Reardon tries to criticize Orolie Gubser’s excellent letter with Democrat (Marxist) logic of 2+2=5. The writer evidently doesn’t understand how politics work. You take money from those who won’t vote for you, and give it to those who will. Warren Buffet owns a railroad that delivers oil to the refineries. Being a major buddy of Obama, Barack kept the pipeline closed for eight years to Warren’s benefit. Magically, gas prices stayed sky high for years. President Trump opened the pipeline making the U.S. independent...

  • Equity in healthcare

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th Assembly District|Updated May 19, 2021

    COVID-19 has had a disproportionately severe impact on California’s low income, African American, Latino and Pacific Islander communities, as well as on essential workers such as those in the healthcare, grocery and cleaning service industries. That’s why I am proud to support Assembly Bill 1038 introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D – Carson). The bill establishes the California Health Equity Program within the Department of Public Health to provide grants supporting local...

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    Coldwell Banker names top agents for April

    Updated May 19, 2021

    Coldwell Banker Village Properties' Top Listing Agent for the month of April is Tom Van Wie....

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    Housekeeping lessons from the Japanese

    Updated May 19, 2021

    Village News/Courtesy photos PHOTO 1 - The Japanese value a clean, simple, uncluttered space. PHOTO 2 - Organizing consultant Marie Kondo cautions against stacking so when it comes to clothing in drawers, she advises rolling them or folding them standing up. ESCONDIDO – Tidiness and home organization is a universal trend lately during the pandemic as we are mostly at home. With the popularity and aspiration to have a home like that of Marie Kondo and Muji, you might say t...

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    Knights of Columbus do monthly I-15 cleanup

    Updated May 19, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Council of the Knights of Columbus routinely work to clean up a portion of Interstate 15 each month. Their assigned area is on the southbound side of I-15 between Mission Road and State Highway 76. CalTrans supplies the bags, pickers and helmets. The Fallbrook Council of the Knights of Columbus collected a total of 22 bags of trash in May. Submitted by the Fallbrook Council of the Knights of Columbus....

  • San Diego County has 'sufficient' water supplies through 2045

    City News Service|Updated May 19, 2021

    San Diego County Water Authority officials said the region has sufficient supplies to meet the needs of the region through 2045 – even through multiple dry years. On May 10, Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded a drought emergency declaration from Sonoma and Mendocino counties to 41 counties in northern and central California. “Governor Newsom's latest drought emergency declaration is a grim reminder of the growing water supply challenges across California – and of the value of three decades of our collective dedication to use water ef...

  • Cafro wins class at San Felipe 250

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 19, 2021

    The 2021 SCORE off-road racing season began April 17 with the San Felipe 250, and Fallbrook driver Mike Cafro won the Pro Stock UTV class. The course was actually 280.20 miles, or 450.92 kilometers. Cafro finished in 6:30:55.958. The second-place Pro Stock UTV driver, Nick Bruce of Arizona, had a time of 7:13.02.855. "Definitely stoked about a win in the class," Cafro said. Cafro drove a 2021 Polaris RZR Turbo 5 four-seat utility task vehicle. "Definitely one of my favorite races. I was kind of going for the overall UTV,...

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    NCTD receives $4 million grant to support transition to zero-emissions bus operations

    Updated May 19, 2021

    Funds to deliver significant air quality and operational benefits to the San Diego region OCEANSIDE – The North County Transit District announced May 17 that the California Energy Commission has awarded the district a $4 million grant to construct a hydrogen fueling station at the agency's West Division BREEZE Facility in Oceanside. Once constructed, this station will have the capacity to support up to 50 hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses bringing the District closer toward a...

  • Council considers designating San Clemente a Gun Rights Sanctuary City

    Drew Van Voorhis, The Epoch Times|Updated May 19, 2021

    The San Clemente City Council will consider declaring itself a sanctuary city in support of the Second Amendment during its May 18 meeting. An agenda item calls on San Clemente council to adopt a non-binding resolution that seeks to “recognize the Second Amendment as a right endowed by our creator,” Councilmember Gene James, who authored the item, told The Epoch Times. The resolution would be mostly symbolic if passed, but would show support for the constitutional right to keep and bear firearms, which James said is cur...


    Updated May 19, 2021

    April 15 600 block S. Main Ave. Burglary April 29 Brooke Rd. @ Stage Coach Ln. Arrest: Poss. narcotic controlled subs. April 30 1200 block S. Stage Coach Ln. Arrest: Poss. narcotic controlled subs. 2200 block Huffstatler St. Burglary May 1 1200 block S. Main Ave. Make/pass/publish fictitious check/bill/note May 2 1600 block S. Mission Rd. Rape by force/fear May 3 7200 block Via Mariposa Sur. Child abuse incident May 4 5200 block S. Mission Rd. Arrest: Poss. narcotic controlled subs. 2500 block Valerie Dr. Missing adult 200...

  • Legionnaires denied league tennis championship by tiebreaker

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 19, 2021

    Bonsall High School and Horizon Prep both posted 5-1 league records in Patriot League tennis play, and the two teams split their matches against each other. The tie breaking criteria for the league championship if two teams have identical league and head-to-head records is sets won in head-to-head competition, and Horizon Prep had the better statistic in that tiebreaker to give the Lions the league championship. "It is what it is. Wins are great but, especially in this year, just seeing the kids out there laughing and smiling...

  • Knights of Columbus hold spring Fr. Ramon Golf Classic

    Updated May 19, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter the Apostle Church held its spring Fr. Ramon Golf Classic on Friday May 7 at Lawrence Welk’s Fountain Course. The team-game played was a Shamble and the best two of the foursome was used in scoring to determine the winners. The winners were: First place with a team score of 123 Ron Morosetti, Robert Kelly, John Kinard, John Gausepohl Second place with a team score of 134 in a card-off Kevin Smith, Dan Spence, Alex Maafa, Jeremy Ridgeway Third place with a team Score of 134 Lar...

  • Minga teams with Prudhomme and P.J. Jones to win NORRA Mexican 1000

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 19, 2021

    Rich Minga teamed with Don Prudhomme and P.J. Jones to win the Evolution Stock Turbo UTV class in the 2021 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 race April 25-29. "It was awesome," Minga said. "To win it was amazing." The National Off-Road Racing Association competition involved several loops throughout Baja California, and this year's event was a 1,141-mile race. Jones (who is the son of Parnelli Jones) asked Prudhomme and Minga to be part of the team as drivers. "He called me and wanted me to race with his team, and he made me Don's...

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    Warriors win battle of undefeated girls rugby teams

    Joe Naiman, Village News reporter|Updated May 19, 2021

    Prior to their May 8 game against each other, Fallbrook and Los Al were the only two undefeated teams in the Southern California Youth Rugby high school girls league. Fallbrook defeated Los Al that day and also defeated the Empire team out of Riverside in a doubleheader played in Riverside. The two wins gave Fallbrook a record of 5-0 for the season. The Warriors began league play April 24. "The club had a year off from practice and of course a transition from the legacy coach...

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