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Articles from the July 1, 2021 edition

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  • Brian Schrock

    Financial Focus: Declare your financial freedom

    Updated Aug 10, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Independence Day is almost here. And as we make progress in moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us will be able to enjoy Fourth of July activities. However you observe the holiday, it's important to recognize all the liberties we enjoy in this country. But you may still need to work at one particular type of freedom – and that's financial freedom. How can you achieve it? There's no one instant solution. But you can work toward financial independence by add...

  • Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Districts to host town hall meeting

    Updated Jul 9, 2021

    FALLBROOK – After years of enduring rising water costs and having to pay for pipes and other infrastructure they don’t use, the Fallbrook Public Utility District and Rainbow Municipal Water District are seeking to change water suppliers – from the San Diego County Water Authority to the Eastern Municipal Water District in Southern Riverside County. It is a move that is expected to save ratepayers millions of dollars a year. The two districts will host a joint Town Hall informational meeting on Wednesday, July 7 at 6 p.m....

  • Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey

    Rivera-Lacey appointed superintendent/president of Palomar Community College District

    Updated Jul 8, 2021

    Palomar's new superintendent/president brings a wealth of leadership in Student Services and Instruction SAN MARCOS – The Palomar Community College District will be led by Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, who is returning to Palomar as superintendent/president with a distinguished record of higher education leadership in the region. Rivera-Lacey previously served as assistant superintendent/vice president of Student Services at Palomar and is currently serving as the vice president o...

  • Chess Set

    Fallbrook history is on tap at the Heritage Center

    Updated Jul 8, 2021

    Fallbrook's Outdoor Chess Set, made by the Fallbrook Wood Carvers for the Fallbrook Village Association, depicts local history. Originally meant to be used at Village Square, it is now stored at the Fallbrook Historical Society's Heritage Center....

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    Sheriff's Dept. encourages Fallbrook residents to report illegal fireworks

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Writer|Updated Jul 8, 2021

    As the Fourth of July approaches, many Fallbrook residents have noticed an increase in the usage of illegal fireworks, also known as pyrotechnics. According to Patrol Sergeant William Munsch with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, complaints about illegal fireworks are more prominent around holidays. "We typically receive more complaints about illegal fireworks closer to the Fourth of July, but we also receive many complaints around New Year's," said Munsch. With 16...

  • Fallbrook Senior Center reopens July 1

    Chloe Shaver, Intern|Updated Jul 5, 2021

    The Fallbrook Senior Center is reopening all activities beginning July 1, with a soft opening already begun on June 15. The senior center provides activities and lunches for Fallbrook and Bonsall residents aged 60 and over, which are daily beginning in July. The take-home lunch program will continue until Dec. 15 for those who wish to join or continue the program. The activities the senior center offers range from physical activities, such as Chair Yoga, Senior Wellness, and...

  • Mesa Fire in Pala

    Mesa Fire chars 350 acres in Pala

    Village News Staff|Updated Jul 4, 2021

    A blaze that charred 350 acres erupted for unknown reasons shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, off state Route 76, about a mile west of Pala Temecula Road in Pala near Couser Canyon. As firefighters worked to corral the blaze, known as the Mesa Fire, authorities shut down the state highway between Horse Ranch Creek Road and Pala Casino about 4 miles to the east. Due to the "dangerous rate of spread" evacuation warnings were issued with temporary evacuation points opened...

  • Alexis Fieri and Kane Guzman

    Kids flip for swim lessons

    Updated Jul 1, 2021

    The 2021 Swim America Program is sponsored by the Fallbrook Union High School District at the high school pool. The first of the morning 40 minute classes starts at 8:30 a.m.; afternoon classes start at 2 p.m. All sessions are Monday through Friday for one week. Session 4 July 5-9 Session 5 July 12-16 Session 6 July 19-23 Session 7 July 26-30 Session 8 Aug. 2-6 (tentatively scheduled) Additional classes and sessions may be added Adult lap swim: Monday through Friday 12:15-2...

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    It's that purple time of year

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    The beginning of summer is the time of year when many purple, blue and pink flowers bloom, from the agapanthus that shoots out its little flowers like floral fireworks, left, and the fragrant jacarandas that can be seen along the streets of Fallbrook, center, to the colorful hydrangeas that can be found in area gardens....

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    Protect pets from the heat

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – Summer is here, and temperatures in many parts of the country are already alarmingly high. While some states may still be enjoying spring, others are suffering highs hotter than the dog days of summer. It's hard to beat the heat even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks and refreshing swimming pools. Imagine how our furry friends feel on these sweltering days when they're dependent on us for protection from the high temperatures and the sun's sizzling...

  • Heading back to the office? 4 ways to prepare your pets for post-pandemic life.

    Dr. Gary Weitzman, Special to Village News|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    While not everyone was pleased with work-from-home mandates during the pandemic, pets have likely enjoyed the company, frequent play breaks and extra time outdoors. However, as mask mandates loosen and California prepares to fully reopen its economy, many owners will soon return to work – but not in the next room, on the couch or at the kitchen table. The transition back into the physical office may pose challenges for pets, especially new animals brought into the home to keep first-time “pawrents” company during the pandemic...

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    Mesa fire burns Pala hillside

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    A water dropping helicopter flies above a charred peak near Pala Casino as crews work at containing the Mesa fire, June 25....

  • CWA approves rate increase, two-year budget

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    The San Diego County Water Authority board meeting of June 24 included approval of SDCWA rates and charges for calendar year 2022 and approval of a two-year CWA budget. Fallbrook Public Utility District General Manager Jack Bebee, Helix Water District board member Joel Scalzitti, and Rainbow Municipal Water District General Manager Tom Kennedy cast the only CWA board votes against the $1,693,496,900 budget covering fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23. Bebee, Scalzitti, Kennedy, and San Diego City Council Member Chris Cate were...

  • Shayli Benner and Colby Duty

    Two sisters connect with their community

    Marissa Lopez, Special to Village News|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    When Shay & Co sing, there is more than musical vibrations being transmitted through their original lyrics and musical talent. There is authenticity, joy, and encouragement that they hope their audience can feel when they hear their songs, they said. The lively duo is composed of two sisters who grew up in Fallbrook. At a very young age, Shayli Benner and Colby Duty started singing covers inspired by artists like Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, and Queen. Drawing inspiration...

  • Pala Casino Spa Resort to celebrate the 4th of July weekend with live entertainment

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    PALA – Pala Casino Spa Resort will celebrate the Fourth of July with a weekend full of live entertainment. Throughout the weekend, concerts will include Pink Floyd tribute by Which One’s Pink, The Boogie Knights, Little River Band, and The Righteous Brothers with Bill Medley. “From the nation’s Independence Day to California’s reopening, there is plenty to celebrate this July 4th at Pala Casino,” said Coley McAvoy, spokesperson for Pala Casino Spa Resort. “There is no better place to be than at Southern California’s...

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    FWC hosts brunch and fashion show

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection had an overwhelming response from Fallbrook and the surrounding communities at their first brunch, June 18 at the Grand Tradition, since COVID shut everything down February 2020. There were 161 people in attendance and a record setting 60 first-time guests. Leslie Sommers of Caravan put on a lovely fashion show with exotic clothing from around the world. Anna and Chris Sherlock (mother and son) provided beautiful guitar and vocal p...

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    Theatre Talk reviews 'The Catastrophist'

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    The topic is current and spellbinding. Presented by San Diego Repertory and streaming through July 25, "The Catastrophist," is about the world's most prominent virologist, Dr. Nathan Wolffe. Playwright Laura Gunderson has first-hand knowledge about the most prominent microbial researcher, she is his wife and mother of their two sons. Gunderson is lauded as the most produced living playwright since 2016, and is the playwright in residence at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley...

  • Yareli Albino and Jackie Albino

    Young advocates to hold DUI prevention rally

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Some local students plan to hold a pre-Fourth of July rally to remind area residents that it is dangerous and illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other impairing substances. Members of the Fallbrook Youth Advocacy Coalition met last week to paint eye-catching signs and banners for the rally, set for July 2 at the intersection of South Mission Road and West Clemmens Lane in Fallbrook. The coalition is comprised of 27 middle and high s...

  • Youman receives diploma from Norwich University

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Saber Youman of Fallbrook received his degree from Norwich University at the May 1 commencement ceremony in a hybrid of virtual streamed and in-person events held campus-wide in accordance with Vermont pandemic guidelines and with the Norwich community's health and safety as the highest priority. Youman earned a Bachelor of Science cum laude in strategic studies & defense. The Class of 2021 includes approximately 447 students from 32 undergraduate programs and one master's program: 437 bachelor's degrees a...

  • U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Jason Woodworth

    Woodworth takes the helm as new MCI-West commanding general

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Jason Woodworth, the incoming commanding general for Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, addresses the audience during a change of command ceremony on Camp Pendleton, June 23. Woodworth is the first Marine in history to command an MCI-West installation and then return to take command of the region....

  • FCPG approves designator waiver for Railroad Heritage Park sign

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 30, 2021

    The land which includes Railroad Heritage Park is in a community design review area and thus has a "B" designator as part of its zoning. The proposed sign at Railroad Heritage Park had some community review when the Fallbrook Community Planning Group voted to waive the designator requirement for the sign. The Fallbrook Village Association owns and maintains Railroad Heritage Park, and the planning group's 12-0 vote June 21 reflects the abstentions of Fallbrook Village Association President Roy Moosa and steering committee...

  • David Gibbs

    David Gibbs to speak at Cornerstone Baptist Church

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Dr. David Gibbs, founder and president of The Christian Law Association, will be the featured speaker at Cornerstone Baptist Church this upcoming Sunday evening, July 4, at 6 p.m. Gibbs and his firm represent, free of charge, individuals and ministries in legal cases that seek to undermine the Constitution's Bill Of Rights. One such case was the Terry Schiavo case in 1998-2005. Gibbs will be available to take questions at this event and there is a complimentary d...

  • Fallbrook Mission Theater hosts live music for the Fourth of July weekend

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Mission Theater presents a Fourth of July weekend kick-off concert with “The Knockrockers: Live!” This performance will be classic country with a bit of patriotism to celebrate the Fourth of July. It will take place July 2 at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The Mission Theater is located at 231 N. Main Ave. The Early Bird tickets are $20 each, and they can be bought online at The tickets at the door will cost $25. To buy tickets in advance, visit Sun Realty, Sun Plaza...

  • Leisa Tilley Grajek and her service dog Gertie

    FWC honors veterans, and those who serve including service dogs

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites veterans, men, women and teens to attend a Patriot Brunch in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Friday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Leisa Tilley Grajek, founder & president of K9 Guardians, and her service dog Gertie will educate everyone on this nonprofit organization and tell how people can help. K9 Guardian's mission is to raise and train German shepherds as service dogs for v...

  • Sarah Hermison

    Families needing food can register for free distribution

    Updated Jun 30, 2021

    SAN DIEGO – Feeding San Diego is hosting a free food distribution Friday, July 9 from 12-2 p.m. at Palomar College Fallbrook Education Center, 35090 Horse Ranch Creek Road, Fallbrook. All attendees of the drive-through distribution will receive approximately 50 pounds of food, including dry goods, produce, and a frozen meat protein. To register, any food insecure family can visit Submitted by Feeding San Diego....

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