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Articles from the July 7, 2022 edition


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  • FPUD shuts water off to do repairs on Fallbrook Street near Arroyo Vista And Debbie streets

    Updated Jul 13, 2022

    Fallbrook Public Utility District is operating an emergency water shutdown on Fallbrook Street near Arroyo Vista and Debbie Street this morning. Crews have been dispatched at 9:19 a.m. and are onsite making repairs....

  • Another problem for agriculture

    Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District California agriculture produces one-third of the country’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, and generates around $50 billion in annual revenue. We are the nation’s breadbasket, and we help feed much of the world by exporting over $20 billion in agricultural commodities every year. According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, the county’s agricultural production ranks 19th out of over 3,000 counties nationwide. Much of that agriculture is centered right here, in the 7...

  • CHP locate vehicle allegedly related to crime

    Updated Jul 12, 2022

    PALOMAR MOUNTAIN, Calif. – Investigators from the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Oceanside Area office located aan alleged suspect vehicle wanted in connection with a pursuit over the weekend. The abandoned vehicle was discovered Monday in the Pauma area. On Sunday, July 10, 2022, at approximately 12:36 p.m., a CHP Oceanside unit initiated a traffic stop on an Audi sedan on state Route 76 (SR-76) near Red Gate Road for a broken taillight. The Audi failed to yield and the officer broadcast the pursuit over the radio. The...

  • Hiker on Monserate Mountain rescued

    Updated Jul 11, 2022

    North County Fire performed a trail rescue for an injured hiker on Monserate Mountain this morning, July 9. They used a stokes basket a mile and a half uphill on the trail to rescue the adult hiker, who had a leg injury. Once off the trail, the hiker refused medical attention or transportation to hospital, according to NCFPD spokesperson John Choi. Choi encourages hikers to know where they are located on the trail utilizing the trail marker system, stick to marked trails and have hydration with them, at least one liter per...

  • Understanding cataracts

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Individuals' bodies, including their eyes, change with age. Vision can become less sharp as a person ages. Some aging individuals also experience difficulty seeing in bright light or in the evening. Cataracts may be to blame for these vision changes. The National Eye Institute estimates that, by 2050, the number of people in the United States with cataracts is expected to reach roughly 50 million. Those projections suggest now is a great time for people of all ages...

  • Stage your home with these 5 tips

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Jane Kepley Special to the Village News Staging is a vital tool when selling a property. The majority of buyer's agents say staging can increase offers by anywhere from 1% to 20%, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. On a home listed at $400,000, that could mean up to $80,000 more. Do you want to market your property better, or potentially fetch a higher sale price? Keep these staging tips in mind: 1. Focus on important rooms. If you don't have...

  • Supervisors approve lien contract amendment, time extension for Live Oak Ranch

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The San Diego Board of Supervisors approved a lien contract amendment and a time extension for the Live Oak Ranch subdivision. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote June 29, with Terra Lawson-Remer absent, extends the performance completion date to June 29, 2024, and increases the lien contract security amount. The performance completion date is when road, water, sewer, and other infrastructure improvements must be completed although homes or other lot improvements themselves are not required to be c...

  • Douglas Clements

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Beloved Fallbrook physician and resident Douglas Clements passed away June 27, 2022, after a protracted illness. Doug leaves his wife of 56 years, Rose Lynn; his children, Anastasia (Stacie) Bill and husband Chris, Erick Clements and wife Heather, Blaine Clements and wife Julie, and Christopher Clements as well as his grandchildren, Alexa Schafer, Madelyn and Nicholas Clements and Emma Nelson and Polly Bill. Doug was an ophthalmologist who practiced in Fallbrook for 46 years,...

  • Bonsall Chamber honors its members

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Chamber of Commerce held a Mix & Mingle event June 23 to recognize its long-time members. See list below. The event also included wine tasting with Chris and Angelique McInerny from Bonsall Fine Wine and Spirits. Charter Members/Founding Member ● Randy Carlson of Bonsall Dentist – Charter/Founding Member 1990, 31 years 17 year Members ● Howard Townsend, CFP of Townsend & Townsend Financial Planning ● River Village Plaza ● Karen Estes of Hatter, Wil...

  • In Memoriam

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Roger E. Myers was born Aug. 7, 1937 and died Aug. 2, 2020. There will be a memorial service at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego at noon on July 15, 2022....

  • BUSD approves $30.6M budget

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Bonsall Unified School District approved a $30,647,459 budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23. The budget was approved at a special BUSD board meeting June 29. The budget is a slight increase from the $30,558,506 for fiscal year 2021-22. “I’m pleased,” said BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger. “Bonsall Unified is excited about the upcoming year, and we feel that we have effectively prioritized our resources.” School districts had received some extra funding due to coronavirus measures, and the S...

  • Fallbrook Ace Hardware raises funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Ace Hardware held a "round up" fundraiser back in May for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North County. Fallbrook Ace customers really stepped up to support, helping raise just over $1500 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club. This isn't the only fundraising Fallbrook Ace has done this year. So far they have raised $600 for Fallbrook High School PTSA, $700 for William Frazier Elementary School and in June the store was raising funds f...

  • Wagner reaches state meet finals

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Not only did Fallbrook High School senior Rose Wagner compete in the CIF state track and field meet May 27-28 at Buchanan High School in Clovis, but she advanced to the girls pole vault finals. The top 12 vaulters in the May 27 preliminaries advanced to the May 28 finals. Eight vaulters including Wagner cleared 12’7” in the preliminaries with Wagner being designated as the first-place preliminaries vaulter based on the tiebreaking criteria of misses at lower distances. Wagner cleared 11...

  • Nine Warriors given all-league girls lacrosse honors

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Nine members of Fallbrook High School’s girls lacrosse team were given all-league honors by the Valley league coaches. The two Valley League first team players from Fallbrook, Zahra Hendrix and Cassie Ramirez, were both seniors. Three Fallbrook juniors – Erica Garcia, Bella Lopez, and Taylor Sanchez – were chosen for the all-league second team. Honorable mention designation was conferred upon senior Carly Hawkins, sophomores Shea Morgan and Myah Pack, and freshman Gianna Lindenmayer. “It’s...

  • Baker, Torralba given Ultimate Warrior Award

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook High School baseball post-season banquet included presentation of the Ultimate Warrior Award to seniors Mitchell Baker and Derick Torralba. The banquet was held June 1 at 127 West Social House. “The boosters did a tremendous job,” said Fallbrook head coach Pat Walker. Activities at the banquet also included the presentation of all-league certificates and varsity letters. Baker and sophomore Jaxon Dent were named to the Valley League first team while Torralba and junior Tanyon Smi...

  • County adopts $7.36 billion budget

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $7.36 billion 2022-23 budget June 28. The new budget builds on commitments to address mental health, homelessness, equity, racial justice and climate change, while upholding essential public safety, land use and social services. Board Chair Nathan Fletcher thanked the public for its input, feedback and participation in numerous budget meetings and...

  • Warriors 12th among Division II boys at CIF track and field meet

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Fallbrook High School’s boys track and field team concluded the Warriors’ 2022 season with a 12th-place finish among Division II schools at the CIF track and field finals May 21 at Mount Carmel High School. Position points given to each division’s top eight athletes or relay teams for each event determine team standings. Fallbrook had 24 points. Lincoln and San Pasqual shared 10th place with 25 points apiece. Hilltop had the 13th-place total of 22 points. Both Washington brothers took third...

  • Personal info on California gun owners wrongly made public

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Don Thompson The Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) – The California Department of Justice Wednesday, June 29, acknowledged the agency wrongly made public the personal information of perhaps hundreds of thousands of gun owners in up to six state-operated databases, a broader exposure than the agency initially disclosed a day earlier. Rob Bonta, the Democrat who heads the agency and is running for reelection in November, said he was “deeply disturbed and angered” by the failure to protect the information his department is entrus...

  • Sheriff investigates double homicide in Valley Center

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    VALLEY CENTER – Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the 14700 block of Interlachen Terrace in Valley Center on June 26, around 10 p.m., for a report of assault with a deadly weapon. The reporting party advised her brother-in-law, 44-year-old Christian Bobila, (allegedly) shot her husband, the sheriff spokesperson said. Upon arrival to the area, deputies located Bobila driving a black minivan a few blocks away from the scene. A traffic stop was conducted and Bobila was detained without incident, explained the spokesperso...

  • Sheriff's Crime Lab certified for top standards in the lab

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is proud to announce a national recognition for its Regional Crime Laboratory. This certification is from the Organization of Scientific Area Committees. OSAC is a collaborative body of more than 500 forensic science practitioners, industry scholars, lawyers and other experts who represent local, state and federal agencies. They develop, publish and promote rigorous standards to strengthen the practice of forensic s...

  • Prepare your family for food shortages

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher President Biden has warned more than once in his speeches, both here and abroad, that food shortages are going “to be real.” Farmers warn of a perfect storm with supply chain issues, bad weather, a rise in the cost of grain and inflation. One farmer said with the rising cost of fertilizer alone, any hope of profit went out the door. India, which exports 10% of the world’s wheat reserves, has banned the exports of wheat to avoid food instability in their own country. According to Barron Seger, CEO and p...

  • America's Border Wall – Part Three – Remembering Kate

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    It was one of those quintessential San Francisco days when the fog gently clings to the hills surrounding the causeways of the Golden Gate, slowly melting away by midday. Flocks of seagulls drifted atop the wind while the ocean danced uncontrollably beneath them. Rising in the background was the ever-present Isle of Alcatraz, a salient reminder of those forgotten days when Californians were safe from the runaway crime we face today. By afternoon brightly colored sailboats could be seen tacking in and out of undulating white-c...

  • Fentanyl Town Hall

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District On Wednesday, June 9, I held a Virtual Town Hall, with District Attorney Summer Stephan titled, "What Every Parent Should Know About Fentanyl." It was illuminating and I encourage every parent to watch/listen to the meeting and share it with their friends, neighbors, and co-workers. If you go to my website, https://www.supervisorjimdesmond.com/, you’ll be able to watch the entire town hall and look at some of the tips for parents. As summer approaches and teens have more free time, i...

  • The Death of Separationism and the Life of School Choice

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    John O. McGinnis Special to the Village News In a Supreme Court term of many consequential decisions, Carson v. Makin stands out for its likely enduring legal and political effects. In Carson, which was handed down on Tuesday, the Court held that Maine could not prevent parents from using its tuition assistance for rural residents at sectarian religious schools. As Chief Justice Roberts said, a “State need not subsidize private education. But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely b...

  • Re: America Border Wall Part Two [Village News, Maynard Letter, 6/23/22]

    Updated Jul 8, 2022

    As a general comment, I think it is poor form to blow one’s own horn as a peerless, fearless reporter of the truth and then rehash some old canards. Cases in point: 1. No, illegal aliens are not taking jobs away from U.S. citizens. Unemployment rates are at historic lows and small businesses are still having difficulty in getting new hires. 2. No, illegal aliens are not a drag on our economy. According to Cal Matters: “...undocumented workers play a key role in California’s economy, contributing an estimated $3.7 billi...

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