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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition


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  • Foundation for Senior Care to hold Fix-It-Fridays

    Updated Jun 12, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Foundation for Senior Care will hold Fix-It Fridays for free every Friday from 1-3 p.m. online via Zoom. Fix-It-Friday has moved online via Zoom meetings. If you have a problem with your phone, tablet, desktop or laptop, register for this Zoom session. Include the device you are having a problem with and a description of the problem in the registration. There will be several volunteers available to help you one-on-one to solve the problem. Before the class, you will receive an email with a link that you will u...

  • Miss Fallbrook pageant to be livestreamed

    Updated May 28, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The 80+ year tradition of the Miss and Miss Teen Fallbrook scholarship pageant, hosted by the Fallbrook Village Rotary, will continue with the 2020 pageant. This year has been a challenge, but Sherri Trombetta, pageant director for the past seven years, was not willing to break the tradition nor willing to take away the hard work that the 2020 contestants had put into getting their required sponsorships and rehearsal time. "I wanted each contestant to have the amazing experience of our pageant and for the six l...

  • Trump wants schools to reopen 'ASAP'

    Updated May 28, 2020

    GQ Pan The Epoch Times President Donald Trump called again Sunday, May 24, for reopening schools in the United States, saying that "very good information" has been made available to help schools make that decision. The president's comment come as school districts across the country prepare to open their doors again, after educators and families went to great lengths to make sure students continue learning while at home over the past months. "Schools in our country should be...

  • Pence says White House will not tolerate social media censorship of conservatives

    Updated May 28, 2020

    Tom Ozimek The Epoch Times Vice President Mike Pence said that the Trump administration is strongly opposed to censorship of conservatives by social media and big tech companies. Pence told Breitbart in an exclusive interview Friday that suppression of conservative voices ahead of the November general election will be met with a response from the White House. "Well, the president has made it very clear that we are not going to tolerate censorship on the internet and social...

  • North Orange Veterinary Clinic serves as a full-service animal hospital

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated May 28, 2020

    When people hear the word "clinic," they think of a small operation with limited staff and resources. But when it comes to North Orange Veterinary Clinic, led by longtime veterinarian Dr. Geoffrey R. Smith, nothing could be further from the truth. The full-service animal hospital that opened almost two years ago provides quality and affordable health care services to pets in Fallbrook and the surrounding areas. "The really neat part about our business is most of our employees...

  • Plan a backyard vacation

    Updated May 28, 2020

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Make a backyard staycation plan. Put together a gentle schedule with a mixture of activities that the family will enjoy like dining, camping and games. Add a theme for the week, day or evening. A luau theme can be carried through with costumes, food and activities. A sports theme can have everyone in team jerseys and doing sports activities. Use creative names for meals and activities to spice things up. Even the house doesn't have a pool, children's water p...

  • Dealing with hard times and depression

    American Counseling Association, Special to Village News|Updated May 28, 2020

    Even in the best of times, depression is a major mental health issue. Recent statistics find more than 17 million Americans are affected by major depressive disorders in any given year. And in today's period of pandemics, social distancing and widespread uncertainty about financial and health issues, it’s not surprising that depression is a growing problem. Major depressive disorder is, however, more than simply feelings of sadness or grief. Everyone has times when things aren’t going quite right and the results leave the...

  • Ambulance services set to improve in Pauma Valley

    Updated May 28, 2020

    EL CAJON – Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire Authority and Mercy Medical Transportation announced a new agreement which calls for an advanced life support ambulance to be placed at Fire Station 70 in Pauma Valley. Beginning Friday, May 22, the new ambulance will be available to respond to emergencies from Palomar Mountain and the La Jolla Reservation to the Rincon Reservation and Pauma Valley along the Route 76 corridor in northern San Diego county. “The primary goal of any fire department is to continually improve services to...

  • Traffic safety benefits as more Californians stay home

    Updated May 28, 2020

    SACRAMENTO – While Californians observe the stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s roadways and those who use them are seeing the impact. With traffic volume down, the number of incidents on California’s roadways, including collisions and arrests for driving under the influence, continue to decline. “People are adhering to the order, eliminating nonessential travel, and as a result, there has been a significant reduction in the number of commuters on the highways,” Warren Stanley, commissio...

  • Graduation celebrations give rise to Mylar balloon-related outages

    Updated May 28, 2020

    SAN DIEGO – The coronavirus pandemic has transformed graduations into festive drive-by celebrations. Residents may have seen colorful car parades complete with signs, streamers and shiny Mylar balloons tied to vehicles. Unfortunately, the thing that makes Mylar balloons so shiny is also the thing that can cause an electric outage if the metallic coating contacts a power line. As more people find creative ways to celebrate milestones in place of traditional events, San Diego Gas and Electric wants to encourage everyone to do t...

  • Deadly rabbit virus found in Palm Springs; first sighting in California

    Updated May 28, 2020

    City News Service Special to Village News State and local officials are warning about a new, deadly virus targeting domestic and wild rabbits after the virus was detected in Palm Springs earlier this month – its first sighting in California. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease is not related to the novel coronavirus and does not affect humans or domestic animals other than rabbits. It had shown up in Mexico, and in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Texas since March, and was found in a black-tailed jackrabbit carcass submitted from p...

  • Local musicians given airtime on Pala Rez Radio

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 28, 2020

    Even before Chris Carmichael began producing the Jack's Tracks local music show out of his Morro Hills home the sound of a dog barking was a usual occurrence on the Pala Rez Radio show. Carmichael is the producer of Jack's Tracks, but his dog Jack is the official host. "You'll hear him during each show. He barks," Carmichael said. The Carmichael family acquired the rescue dog eight years ago, and the show is named after Jack. The stars of the show, which airs Sunday afternoons...

  • Fallbrook Art Center presents virtual Artist Guild Show

    Updated May 28, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Fallbrook Art Center is unable to present its Ninth Annual Artist Guild Show in the gallery. Instead, the show is presented virtually online May 17– June 14. For the first time, all works are available for online purchase. Visit www.fallbrookartcenter.org to view the 80 works selected by the juror. Private in person viewings, incorporating safety protocols, of any paintings of interest may be scheduled by calling Mary Perha...

  • Casino Pauma to remain temporarily closed for the safety of guests, community and employees

    Updated May 28, 2020

    PAUMA VALLEY – Choosing to follow the advice of Gov. Gavin Newsom and the guidance of government and health officials instead of the trend of several California-based tribal casinos to reopen, Casino Pauma announced Wednesday, May 20, that it will remain temporarily closed to further reduce the spread of COVID-19. Casino Pauma’s closure, which took effect March 15, will remain in effect until further notice. “It is very important to the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians and Casino Pauma leadership that we continue to demonstrate...

  • Fallbrook High School student Chiara Curnow wins P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

    Updated May 28, 2020

    FALLBROOK – P.E.O. Chapter UH announced that Fallbrook High School senior Chiara Curnow has been selected as a recipient of a $2,500 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. This honor is given to exceptional high school seniors excelling in academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. P.E.O. International and the STAR Scholarship board of trustees receives and reviews thousands of applicants each year. With the funds available, the board w...

  • NCL honors the class of 2020 Ticktockers

    Updated May 28, 2020

    FALLBROOK – National Charity League, San Luis Rey Chapter would like to honor and recognize the graduating class of 2020 Ticktockers for their dedication and service to the community. This is the third of three groups of the seniors' portraits. Nicole Grace Dulin is the daughter of Kirk and Rosalie Dulin. She will be graduating from Fallbrook High School and has been a proud member of NCL since her freshman year. She played on the varsity girls' tennis team throughout her f...

  • Fall semester at Palomar to remain mostly online

    Updated May 28, 2020

    SAN MARCOS – All lectures will be delivered online during the fall 2020 semester at Palomar College, while certain labs that are difficult to provide in remote format will meet in person on campus, as the college continues to follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Campus leaders said the decision reflects the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and warnings about a potential re-emergence. Specific "hard-to-convert" sections are being discussed on a c...

  • CDC lays out plans to reopen schools

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated May 28, 2020

    After months of speculation as to what school reopening would look like at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its guidelines focusing mainly on social distancing, recently. The guidelines, which included desks at least 6 feet apart and facing the same direction, lunch in classrooms, staggered arrival times, cloth masks for staff and daily temperature screenings for everyone, were part of a 60-page document posted to the CDC website the weekend of May 16. In addition...

  • FBI warns of child sexual abuse material being displayed during Zoom meetings

    Updated May 28, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The coronavirus pandemic has caused many organizations and schools to conduct virtual meetings and events, some of which are open to the public. Additionally, links to many virtual events are being shared online, resulting in a lack of vetting of approved participants. During the last few months, the FBI has received more than 195 reports of incidents throughout the United States and in other countries in which a Zoom participant was able to broadcast a video depicting child sexual abuse material. The FBI c...

  • SBA issues new regulations for women-owned small business federal contracting program

    Updated May 28, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration published Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program regulations that will provide a free, online certification and eligibility application process for women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. The timeline for implementation of changes to SBA’s the program has been delayed to accommodate those affected by the current pandemic. Starting July 15, SBA will begin to implement changes consistent with the Small Bus...

  • Fallbrook and Bonsall restaurants open for dining

    Updated May 28, 2020

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  • SBA and Treasury release Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application

    Updated May 28, 2020

    WASHINGTON – The Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications and to provide lenders with guidance...

  • Fallbrook couples surprised with drive-by baby shower

    Updated May 28, 2020

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  • 6 ways to make money

    Updated May 28, 2020

    Rebecca Gramuglia Special to Village News With more than 36 million Americans recently filing for unemployment, many people are feeling the effects of this pandemic and according to a recent survey conducted by TopCashback.com, 93% of Americans are staying home more than they were a month ago. And while most states have implemented extensive social distancing policies, people’s work lives have also transformed drastically. So whether they are suffering pay cuts, losing hours or worrying about unemployment, here are six w...

  • Post office announces hours

    Updated May 28, 2020

    FALLBROOK – To accommodate older adults at risk of COVID-19, both the Bonsall and Fallbrook post offices are opening early Tuesdays. The Bonsall Post Office will open at 9:30 a.m., while the Fallbrook Post Office will open at 7:30 a.m. Customers are encouraged to purchase stamps by mail. There are forms available at the post office, and when ordered they will deliver the following day. Submitted by U.S. Postal Service....

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