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Articles from the May 26, 2022 edition


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  • Driver sustains injuries in rollover accident

    Karen Ossenfort, Journalist|Updated Jun 1, 2022

    A rollover in front of Estrella’s Restaurant on S. Mission sent the driver to the hospital yesterday, May 31, early evening. According to the North County Fire Protection District spokesman, the driver self extricated from her Acura SUV. She sustained moderate injuries....

  • Local superintendents say safety is top priority

    Rick Monroe, Special to the Village News|Updated May 31, 2022

    As the nation mourns the tragic death of 19 students and two teachers at a school shooting last week in Texas, it’s natural for local parents and students to have concerns and questions. Are our schools safe? How can I talk to my kids about something so evil? Regarding safety at local schools, the superintendents at the four local school districts each had comments about its priority. “We can’t provide our students with a high quality education without first ensuring they are safe, and it is a responsibility FUESD schoo...

  • Prizes await walkers in the Fallbrook Food Pantry Walk-A-Thon on June 11

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Village News staff Residents can put on their blue suede tennies, and get ready to walk in the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s End of Hunger Walk-A-Thon from 8:30 a.m. to finish, on Saturday, June 11. It starts and ends at Trupiano’s at 945 South Main Avenue, at Aviation. Check in time is 8:30 a.m. Start time is 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring the whole family, and to dress up. And bring their dogs in costume. There will be prizes. The goal of the Walk-A-Thon is to raise awareness of the great need for the Fal...

  • 'Summer Soirée' concert to be sung June 12

    Updated May 26, 2022

    LA JOLLA – Pacific Coast Harmony will present “Summer Soirée," a concert of modern four-part harmony music Sunday, June 12, at 3:15 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5967 La Grenada, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. The music spans the Great American Songbook, Broadway theater and film, popular traditional pieces, and beyond. In addition to the chorus, there will be several special quartet appearances. The concert will follow a reception from 2:30-3:15 p.m. with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auctio...

  • Alley Art Festival to inspire creative minds

    Updated May 26, 2022

    VISTA - The Alley Art Festival is coming to Vista for the sixth year, Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Oak Ranch, 1237 Green Oak Road, Vista. The festival is a family-friendly, free, one-day event and will feature live entertainment, including music, art demonstrations, a unique “puppet parade,” painting, sculpture, children’s art activities, an artist market, food trucks and more. Organized by a collaboration of community arts organizations, The Vista Art Foundation and The Backfence Society, this free-...

  • Green Beret helps others as a result of Nurtec ODT success

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Shelby Ramsey Special to the Village News The men and women who have served our country have made numerous sacrifices and deserve our respect, but veterans like Greg Peterman are in a special category. Greg, now a veteran Green Beret,* began his Army career in 1993 and served seven tours, in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon, and more. "For over 10 years I was never home with my family consecutively more than 90 days out of a year," Greg said. "The...

  • Healthy Community, Healthy You: Hamburgers – what Americans are eating

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough Special to the Village News When we think of American food, the classic hamburger comes to mind. Certain chains have made this meat patty and bun extremely popular, especially with all the different versions that now exist. The patty can be fried, grilled, or flame boiled, and some of the traditional toppings include lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, or different special sauces. The first hamburger was sold by...

  • Talk on Medicare fraud offered

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – California Senior Medicare Patrol and Hospice of the Valleys will be hosting an informative program, "Medicare Fraud: What You Need to Know." The event will take place Thursday, June 9 from 2-3 p.m. at the Fallbrook Regional Health District's Community Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road. Attendees will learn about the latest Medicare scams, hospice fraud and how to protect themselves or their loved ones from becoming a victim. This program is free to the public but anyone interested is asked to R...

  • PAL Support Group offered for families of addicted loved ones

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – A new group offering hope through support and education for parents and spouses who have addicted loved ones is meeting Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverview Church in Bonsall. The PAL Support Group was started in 2006 by Mike Speakman, a substance abuse counselor who realized that overcoming addiction to drugs and alcohol isn’t just about treating the individual, it takes the support of the family as well. It requires a long-term change for the entire family. It’s important that they know they are not alone...

  • Temecula Valley Hospital announces master facility expansion plan

    Updated May 26, 2022

    TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital announced its master facility plan includes significant expansion over the next several years. Proposed construction will deliver an integrated delivery system of inpatient and outpatient care to support the dynamic health care needs of the region. The proposal for the master facility plan has been submitted to the City of Temecula for an environmental impact report and will be announced/opened for public review in June. Presentations to the Planning Commission will occur in October and w...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated May 26, 2022

    May 10 2200 block Gum Tree Lane Welfare check 1000 block E. Mission Road Shoplifting report May 11 1100 block Senwood Way Stolen vehicle May 12 900 block E.Mission Road Arrest for possession of controlled substance 1900 block Reche Road Family disturbance, violation of court order 300 block W. Hawthorne Street Arrest in domestic violence May 13 300 block E. Alvarado Street Found property 500 block E. Elder Street Petty theft 1200 block Rainbow Crest Follow up investigation of grand theft 4200 block Paso Del Lagos Trespassing...

  • California Dept. of Technology awards contract for broadband construction

    Updated May 26, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is one step closer to delivering affordable high-speed internet service to communities throughout the state, awarding new contracts, which will supply the materials necessary for building 3,000 miles of broadband infrastructure. The California Department of Technology, as part of the state's Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative, awarded contracts to two vendors totaling about $225 million, which will allow the state to p...

  • County hires new Chief Evaluation Officer

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego hired Ricardo Basurto-Dávila to be its new Chief Evaluation Officer and lead one of the county's newest offices, the Office of Evaluation, Performance and Analytics. The office's job will be to increase the county's ability to collect, share and analyze data to help county leaders create and improve policies and programs to address top priorities including mental health, homelessness, equity,...

  • New data shows a snapshot of changes in homelessness in county

    Updated May 26, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – The Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RTFH) released the topline results from the 2022 WeAllCount Point-in-Time Count, a one-day snapshot of the minimum number of San Diegans living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, safe havens, on the streets and along the riverbeds. A spokesman said the survey was conducted on a cold and damp February morning, at the tail end of the Omicron COVID-19 wave; this count was completed thanks to the time and generosity of 1,400 volunteers across San Diego County. The 2...

  • County wants input on Climate Action Plan

    Updated May 26, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – A virtual workshop series for the County of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Update project is underway for unincorporated areas of the county. If you would like more information as to become involved go to: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/cap. This summer, the county is hosting a workshop series to provide examples of strategies and measures to meet the unincorporated county’s vision of an equitable net-zero emissions future. The County of San Diego values your input and wants to learn more about your thoug...

  • Attention please

    Updated May 26, 2022

    As a subscriber and dedicated reader of the Village News, I want to encourage our residents to support the excellent and superior reporting that we are so fortunate to enjoy! Julie's editorials are a credit to her integrity and attention to truth. She is fair and balanced in the opinion page in allowing diverse views. Please help us keep our "hometown" paper. It is such an important part of our community. The real estate section is complete and informative, as is the entertainment portion and human interest stories – just a...

  • More taxes coming?

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Last week, a group called Let's Go San Diego submitted signatures with hopes of getting a half-cent sales tax on the November 2022 ballot. This would help fund SANDAG's $160 billion transit plan. The group that brought this forward is primarily made up by the unions, which have been promised all the jobs for SANDAG’s plan. With inflation at record highs, this is not the time for more taxes. San Diegans are struggling to pay electricity bills, groceries, gas, and now SANDAG and the unions wa...

  • Hillary Clinton implicated in 'disinformation' campaign during Durham trial

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher On Friday, May 20, the Wall Street Journal editorial board published a piece on the Durham-Sussman trial titled “Hillary Clinton Did It” labeling the Russia-Trump collusion as the “dirty trick for the ages.” The editorial was in response to Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook directly implicating her in court, testifying that Clinton herself gave the green light to give the disinformation to the media which linked Trump to Russia through an alleged secret back channel with Alpha Bank. In other wor...

  • Taxed enough?

    Updated May 26, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District On May 13, Governor Newsom released his “May Revise,” which updates the proposed budget he released in January. The state’s $301 billion budget, larger than most countries', contained a big surprise – our budget surplus has grown to $97.5 billion. California has some of the highest taxes in the United States, as the surplus demonstrates. So are we about to have some big tax cuts? I've advocated to suspend the gas tax for a year, try to spend down some of the state’s unfunded...

  • Memorial Day ceremony to be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21 of The Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War will host a Memorial Day Ceremony Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fallbrook Odd Fellows Pioneer Cemetery at the corner of Clemmens and Alturas. The public is invited to attend. Submitted by Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21....

  • Owner of Oceanview Mine to talk at FGMS meeting

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society is holding its general meeting Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeff Swanger, CEO of the Oceanview Mines and owner of the Oceanview, Pala Chief and Elizabeth R mines on Chief Mountain here in mineral rich San Diego County. Swanger has had an interest in pegmatites and mining since he was a boy growing up in nearby Escondido. Now he's living his dream of discovering the next great gem pocket in the Pala M...

  • Building electrification talk

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Climate Action Team will present a talk with San Diego Green Building Council Project Manager Robert Carr about "Building Electrification," Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Carr has an MA and is a LEED AP O+M, LFA, GPRO instructor. GPRO takes a holistic approach to Green Building training. As a consultant, he specializes in making our region's built environment more sustainable. He specializes in working with regional municipal and non-profit o...

  • Bird club meeting to include fundraiser auction

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, will meet at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4 at the Masonic Center, 761 Eucalyptus Ave. The general meeting is free and starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by their annual fundraiser and live auction. Plants, cages, supplies, and birds will be auctioned off. Visit www.ncabirdclub.com for more information. Submitted by the North County Aviculturists....

  • Woman's club attic sale fundraiser set for June 3 and 4

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club is holding its semi-annual Attic/Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to COVID, FWC hasn’t held this fundraiser for 3 ½ years and have a lot of items! They have accumulated many donations and would like to share them with the community of Fallbrook. Donated items include antiques, jewelry, household items, pots and pans, garden art and plants, clothing, luggage, decorations, and much, much more. The event will be held at the FWC Clubhouse at 238 W....

  • What the Bible says about current events

    Updated May 26, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Anyone interested is invited to join a group Thursday nights at Denny's from 7:30-9 p.m. to talk about the Bible in light of current events, etc. All are welcome to this gathering hosted by B.K. Nicholson. For more information, email [email protected]. Submitted by B.K. Nicholson....

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