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Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition


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  • Program to be on dog training and finding peace

    Updated May 31, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites all to come and enjoy a delicious brunch and dog training program in the ballroom of the Grand Tradition, Friday, June 16 from 10 am to noon, doors open at 9:15 am. The program will feature Kim Lepic, owner of Aloha Positive Dog Training, a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT) and a fear free certified animal trainer. In January 2020, she moved to Bonsall from the Seattle area with her husband and three dogs. She has b...

  • Apache chief wants to hold pow wow in Fallbrook

    Updated May 31, 2023

    Lucette Moramarco Associate Editor While most of the Native Americans living in the Fallbrook area are Luiseno, there are about a dozen Apache Indians, including one of their chiefs. Fallbrook resident Angel Sanchez Reyes is a chief of the N'de (The People's) Apache Tribe and a great-great-grandson of Geronimo of the Bedonkohes clan. Reyes said he is planning the pow wow for two to three years from now as that is how long it will take to raise the money to host the event,...

  • Adopt a best friend at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary

    Updated May 31, 2023

    A.C. Roberts Special to the Village News Dogs and cats are desperately waiting for adoption at the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary (FAS), 230 W. Aviation Road. This animal rescue service is very careful with placement, matching these furry friends with loving forever families. They are a no-kill shelter. "Cat adoption fees are $150 for kittens up through age 12 months. Cats over 12 months old cost $100. The adoption fee for the dogs varies but is typically $300," says FAS Canine Di...

  • Fallbrook resident is the exclusive engraver for Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

    Updated May 31, 2023

    Dave Aranda-Richards Special to the Village News As the exclusive designer and creator of all the commemorative plaques on the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, lifelong Fallbrook resident Robert Borst has been "busier than a mustard paddle at a picnic," for the past month, preparing photo engraved works for Memorial Day events, here, Cresson, Pennsylvania, and Sidney, New York. Borst is also responsible for the Vietnam Veterans Wall in Sacramento on which he has...

  • Blankets donated for vets at Shelter for Soldiers

    Updated May 31, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Shelter for Soldiers, located in Oceanside, has the mission of "Saving Lives, Two at a Time." They take specially selected homeless dogs from shelters, train them for a year to 18 months to become service dogs, and place them with a post 911 combat veteran suffering from PTSD or TBI. Dogs who are not able to complete the service dog training go on to become emotional support animals and are placed as companions with active duty military or veterans recommended b...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated May 31, 2023

    May 1 200 blk E. Alvarado Subject stop - Lost article May 3 1700 blk Reche Rd. Robbery May 7 800 blk of La Palma Dr. Battery - Simple May 13 300 blk East Alvarado St. Report of rape - Actual/miscellaneous incidents May 15 3600 blk Luneta Ln. Petty theft - Had credit cards, other’s ID, backpack, etc May 16 1000 blk S. Main Ave. Call for suspicious vehicle - Possess controlled substance - Arrest made May 17 5200 blk S. Mission Rd. Call for subject stop - Grand Theft (vehicle parts/accessories) May 18 4700 blk Oak Crest Rd. C...

  • Newcomers club offers group activities

    Updated May 30, 2023

    FALLBROOK – At this time of year, summer sunshine makes it ideal for barbeques, vacations, and spending time outdoors. Being with friends makes it even more exciting and enjoyable. Fallbrook Newcomers Club provides just that: friends, activities, and countless opportunities for meeting others to have fun with. With twenty-plus regular monthly activities, everything from pickleball, card games and golf to cooking, book clubs and wine tours, there is truly something for e...

  • Denton artwork given best of class award at Iowa art show

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Dacy Denton, a lifelong Fallbrook resident who took art classes at Sullivan Middle School and at Fallbrook High School as a freshman and transferred to Calvin Christian School in Escondido for 2020‑21, received the "Defender Award of Excellence" for best in class at the inaugural Dordt University High School Judged Art Show. Denton, who is now a senior, won best in class for mixed media with "The Rooster," which combined oil painting with p...

  • Pala Casino presents S.O.S Band, Lakeside, & Midnight Star July 1

    Updated May 30, 2023

    PALA – Pala Casino Spa Resort will present 1980’s funk bands, S.O.S Band, Lakeside and Midnight Star, Saturday, July 1, performing live outdoors at the Starlight Theater. The show will start at 8 p.m. The S.O.S. Band is an American R&B and electro-funk group. Originally formed as Sounds of Santa Monica in 1977, they gained popularity in the 1980s with a series of successful albums and singles, including their debut album, S.O.S., which went gold. The group is best known for their songs “Take Your Time,” “Just Be Good to Me” a...

  • County removes barriers to housing production

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Donna Durckel County of San Diego Communications Office May 24 was a productive day for housing in the county’s unincorporated area as the San Diego County Board of Supervisors adopted 22 promising actions designed to ultimately help renters and home buyers affected by our region’s housing crisis. The changes approved are designed to deliver different types of housing faster and easier. They reduce and guarantee review times for housing plans and permits, encourage innovation and technology, provide extra customer sup...

  • Late property tax bills still have time to avoid additional penalties

    Updated May 30, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister sent 43,100 notices today to property owners who did not pay all 2022-2023 property taxes, announcing that there is still time to avoid additional penalties if the bills are paid by June 30. “On July 1, unpaid bills will go into default and receive additional penalties of 1.5% each month,” said McAllister. “That penalty adds up to a hefty 18% per year but is avoidable if payments are received by the June 30 deadline.” Taxpayers can quickly and easily pa...

  • Review of all things Real Estate: Fighting inflation

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated May 30, 2023

    If the game of chicken over the debt ceiling leads the U.S. to default on its obligations, mortgage rates could leap above 8%, Zillow recently warned. Even if a debt ceiling crisis is avoided, there’s talk the Federal Reserve may keep raising rates to fight inflation. Bond market investors always look ahead, so mortgage rates are on the ascent and approaching 2023 highs. With would-be homebuyers already coping with inventory shortages, purchase loan requests dropped 4% last w...

  • Housing first has failed

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to authorize a memorandum of agreement between the County of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission to purchase four hotels in an effort to combat homelessness. I was the lone "no" vote as this legislation fails to address the root causes of homelessness and lacks the necessary accountability for taxpayer funds. Spending over $157 million taxpayer dollars at $478,000 per unit is not the solution. A few weeks ago, I discussed "Housing...

  • Some clarifications about the FUHSD special election

    Updated May 30, 2023

    - Special election code 5092 has been "rule books" for years that a special election could take place in order to protect students at the schools, and the voices of constituents. This is legal and warranted. - Prior to heading to the county superintendent and the ROV with 175 signatures, we notified the board that we indeed had the signatures that we needed. Nothing in the board policy prevented the school board from a re-vote for Area 1. They knew prior to our heading down to the county superintendent that we had the...

  • Honoring their sacrifice is more than remembering

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher After observing Memorial Day and paying our respects to those who have served our country and given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, or the freedom of others, we must be spurred to do more. We must be willing to personally pay a price for freedom where we live. It’s no time to be lazy. We can’t be scared or intimidated. We have to do better. I would posit that we are at a crucial crossroads in our country. We, as individuals and groups, must commit to doing our part. Whether it’s parti...

  • It's always wildfire season

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District May was Wildfire Preparedness Month, with the danger of wildfires increasing as we head into summer. Last winter’s record rainfall generated a massive amount of fuel throughout California, and San Diego County is no exception. Drive down almost any road in the backcountry and you’ll see overgrown and increasingly dry vegetation every place you look. Summer is coming, and the new growth is just waiting for a spark. Defensible space around homes is absolutely essential, especially for...

  • Kicking It: A month in Paris, Day 10

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News Oct. 11, Thursday: We like to do one big thing per day, two if the weather holds. Today our strategy is to visit the Museum de’ l'Orangerie at the place de la Concorde in the jardin des Tuileries to see Monet’s famous water lilies. But before we take off, we’ll need to find an ATM. Oh wait, there is still some cash-on-hand. Except now that we’re talking about it, I can’t remember where I put it. Not to panic, we start to search the places I might have hidden 900 euros. T...

  • Taking the mis out of misinformation [Maynard and Lewis letters, Village News, 5/11/23]

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Maynard: He went to San Francisco. My question: whatever for? It’s been a tourism dud going on three years now. It’s yesterday’s news that San Fran’s economy was ravaged by the pandemic, and the big boost expected from the hi-tech boom in the Bay area was another blow as that glut of high paid techs ran housing prices and rents out of reach for the locals. Locals who could, left, those who couldn’t became largely unemployed. Anyway, it was newsworthy back in 2021 and 2022. There are only two reasons to vacation in San Francis...

  • Limited notice given for rate increase hearing

    Updated May 30, 2023

    Rainbow Municipal Water District is holding a Public Hearing on June 27, 2023, regarding a significant rate increase that includes a 40% increase in Capital Project spending, and the rate increase is going to start on July 3, 2023. Notification to Rainbow customers has been very constrained (only on their website). The impact on our 25 home HOA is approximately $1,000 per month. The cost impact to their customers including a lot of seniors is excessive, and I would guess without details that estimating methodology for the...

  • Art Walk comes to downtown June 3

    Updated May 30, 2023

    FALLBROOK – In partnership with downtown business owners, Fallbrook Artists Association is sponsoring its first ever Fallbrook Art Walk, planned all day for Saturday, June 3 in downtown Fallbrook. The event will start at 10 a.m. with plein air painters on the sidewalks along Main Avenue, between Hawthorne and Alvarado streets. The FAA will have a Farmers Market booth, coordinated by Julie Compton with an art project for children. FAA sidewalk artists will be selling what t...

  • Summer meals are in when school is out

    Updated May 30, 2023

    PALA – Bonsall Unified School District announced its participation in the federally funded Seamless Summer Option meal program. Under the SSO program, summer meals are open to all children ages 1-18 years old. No applications are necessary to drop in, and all children and teens are welcome. Vivian Banks Charter School, in Pala, will be offering the free breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday, June 13-30. No meals will be offered Monday, June 19, when the school is closed for the holiday. Breakfast will be served in the c...

  • Retired border patrol agent reports to NCSDRA

    Updated May 30, 2023

    OCEANSIDE – Christopher J. Harris will speak at the North County San Diego Republican Assembly at Grace Church, 1602 S. El Camino Real, Monday, June 5. Free pizza will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Harris has over 21 years as a border patrol agent, and 27 years as a law enforcement officer. The border patrol’s mission and Harris’s is to protect the American people, safeguard the borders and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity. Harris works with activists and non-governmental organiz...

  • SoCal author Sara Marchant launches new novel at Writers Read

    Updated May 30, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Writers Read at Fallbrook Library will celebrate Friday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m., the launch of "Becoming Delilah" by Southern California author Sara Marchant, who will read from and discuss the novel at the free event. "Becoming Delilah" is a story of intergenerational trauma and redemption. Delilah grew up in precarious circumstances with her Abuela, both of them hiding a terrible secret, and now all Delilah wants is a place of her own. On a windswept island off C...

  • Chamber offers bus to LAFCO meeting

    Updated May 30, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce invites residents to attend the LAFCO meeting, Monday, June 5, on a bus that will leave from the parking lot behind the chamber of commerce office. The bus leaves at 6:15 a.m., seating is limited. The meeting is being held at 8 a.m. on the Third Floor of the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway. For more information or to get a seat on the bus, email [email protected]. The San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will consider the p...

  • Chipping Day offered June 3

    Updated May 30, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council is sponsoring another “chipping day” event on Saturday, June 3 , from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the property at the east side of the intersection of Alturas and West Aviation roads. This event is open to all residents in the Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and DeLuz communities. Material that will be accepted for chipping include branches, less than six inches in diameter, trimmed brush, palm branches and other cut vegetation. Brush must be free of mud, rocks and other debris. No tree...

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