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Articles from the July 13, 2023 edition


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  • Worker of the Week teaches self defense

    Updated Jul 18, 2023

    Paul Calabro, right, also known as Master Paul Calabro, is the owner and instructor of the "Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios" located at 833 South Main Ave. He has been teaching Martial Arts for over 17 years. Student Mike Daily, left, is learning karate skills along with two children. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Freedom of living at home during the aging process

    Updated Jul 17, 2023

    Felicia Horton AdvanCare As we age, we all want to stay in the comfort of our own homes as long as possible. This is what aging in place is all about. It means staying in the familiar surroundings of your home instead of moving to a long-term care facility or retirement home. If your loved one only needs a little help with their daily activities, has a supportive network of friends and family, and can access the right home care services, staying at home could be an excellent option. It's essential to explore all the...

  • Smuts is new Bonsall High School principal

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Dan Smuts is the new principal at Bonsall High School. Smuts will be the fifth principal of the school which opened in 2014. Bonsall had two principals during 2022-23; Susan Ford was the interim principal after Jason Fowler, who had been the principal since 2018, left the Bonsall district for Imagine School, a K-8 charter school in Coachella. "I'm really excited to take on this position," Smuts said. Smuts is a Rancho Penasquitos native who...

  • Child Trafficking in California: Assembly Public Safety Committee Reverses Stance, Passes SB 14 to Combat the Issue

    Jim Desmond|Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Statement from San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond on Twitter on July 13th, 2023 at 11:34 AM, "MEDIA STATEMENT: Today's news of the Assembly Public Safety Committee passing SB 14, designating child trafficking as a serious felony in California, is a welcome development. However, I cannot overlook the disappointment and frustration that this crucial legislation had to go through a forced emergency hearing to receive the attention it deserved. The initial vote should have...

  • MWD adds Red Mountain Control Structure upgrade to CIP

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has added upgrading the Red Mountain Control Structure to MWD’s two-year Capital Investment Plan. The MWD board vote June 13 amends the Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023‑24 CIP to add upgrades to the Red Mountain Control Structure and the Auld Valley Control Structure in Temecula, replacing chemical storage tanks at the Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant in Temecula, and column panel replacement at the Jensen Administration Building...

  • County launches Leave No Veteran Homeless initiative

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Cassie N. Saunders County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego has teamed up with regional, state and federal partners to develop a plan to achieve functional zero for veteran homelessness in the county. The launch of the Leave No Veteran Homeless initiative comes in response to a unanimous vote by the County Board of Supervisors Feb. 7, affirming the desire to lead a regional effort to house veterans across San Diego County. “This will be a lifeline to many of our veterans who are experiencing...

  • Dominick's Deli celebrates 40 years of family business

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Avalon Hester Village News Intern Dominick's Delicatessen celebrated their 40th anniversary Thursday with retro prices, community and two generations behind the counter. The beloved deli came into Fallbrook in 1883 after historic El Niño winds blew them out of Santa Cruz and into Pepper Tree Village on South Mission. Ever since, Dominick's has been a Fallbrook institution, serving up delicious sandwiches, salads and home cooked dinners – all made with traditional Italian...

  • Rainbow MWD adopts 2023-24 budget

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Rainbow Municipal Water District adopted its 2023-24 budget during the June 27 Rainbow board meeting. The 5-0 vote approved a $55,020,813 operating budget and a $14,225,000 capital budget. The Fiscal Year 2022-23 operating budget was $54,506,344. “We’ve held our internal expenses to well under the rate of inflation,” said Rainbow general manager Tom Kennedy. The budget is based on water sales of 12,700 acre-feet. The anticipated water revenue of $44,950,230 would allow some money to...

  • SDG&E adds two more energy storage facilities to strengthen grid reliability

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – As part of its commitment to help bolster summer grid reliability and advance California’s 100% clean energy goal, San Diego Gas & Electric has completed two additional utility-owned energy storage facilities totaling 171 megawatts (MW), which is enough to power almost 130,000 homes for four hours. The 131MW Westside Canal project located in Imperial Valley – home to a high concentration of solar, wind and geothermal generation facilities – is the largest storage asset in SDG&E’s utility-owned energy...

  • Rainbow MWD approves SDG&E easement use agreement for Bonsall Oaks

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter A Rainbow Municipal Water District easement for the planned Bonsall Oaks development will be shared with San Diego Gas & Electric, although a joint use agreement rather than a formal shared easement will likely be the solution. A 5-0 Rainbow board vote June 27 authorized Rainbow general manager Tom Kennedy and the district’s general counsel to continue to negotiate with SDG&E and with Bonsall Oaks, LLC, on the joint use agreement with SDG&E. Both Rainbow and SDG&E will have mutual access...

  • Pros and cons of reverse mortgages

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Village News Staff Reverse mortgages have gained popularity as a financial tool for senior homeowners looking to access their home equity. While these loans offer several advantages, they also come with certain drawbacks. This article aims to provide an objective analysis of the pros and cons of reverse mortgages to help individuals make informed decisions. Pros of reverse mortgages: Supplement retirement income: One of the significant benefits of reverse mortgages is that they can provide additional income during...

  • Review of all things real estate: Landscaping ideas can enhance your home's value

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Let’s say that your home is in the perfect location, you've already updated the interiors to raise your property's value and painted your doors and interiors in popular, sought-after colors. What else can you do to squeeze out an even bigger payday once you decide to sell? It's time to turn your attention to landscaping. But landscaping can be very expensive. Several years ago, when I investigated doing a backyard makeover, I interviewed a landscape engineer who came highly...

  • Vector control assessment increased

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The county’s vector control assessment will be increased from $8.37 to $9.10 per benefit unit. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who serve as the board of the county's Vector Control District, voted 4-0 June 28 with one vacant seat to raise the assessment. The supervisors’ action also approved the engineer's report. The assessment is in addition to a service charge which remains at $3 for the coastal region and $2.28 for the suburban and rural regions. Both the vector control...

  • Pedro to play volleyball for Ottawa University

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Manava Pedro, who concluded four years of varsity boys volleyball for Fallbrook High School this spring, will continue his scholastic volleyball career at Ottawa University in Arizona. "I'm just really excited to play for them," Pedro said. "I just want to go there and play better, get some experience, make some friends there, and just have fun playing some top teams." Ottawa University is in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise. The Spirit play in...

  • Senior softball to hold draft July 26

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Senior Softball is welcoming new players who are 50 plus years of age. Games are played at Ingold Sports Park Mondays through Thursdays at 4 p.m. Each team is scheduled to play two games per week. Potential players must show for a screening prior to being placed on a team so that appropriate placement can be made. The current season is under way and the teams welcome all potential players to come for a screening, practice and get into game shape by attending any of their pre-game warm-ups at 3:30....

  • CA's new budget – some positives

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District California’s $310.6 billion budget for the new Fiscal Year was approved in mid-June. Trailer bills that make specific funding allocations for state agencies and programs are receiving approval and in many cases are still under review. As often happens, politically expedient wants are often placed above essentials. For example, spending plans still include $4.2 billion for the high-speed rail boondoggle. Even so, the budget contains positives that I was pleased to support. Chief...

  • Re: Re: 'Detransitioners – A new need for community' [Village News, Martin letter, 7/6/23]

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Julie Reeder displayed remarkable stoicism in printing a rambling screed aimed at her character and intelligence, of all things. The triggering impulse was Julie's reasoned comments on a sad, final stage of transgenderism – the people known as "detransitioners." These are the transgenders who've come to regret their so-called "transition," after the damage has been done. If the letter was just tedious and repetitive, but made thoughtful points, it could be excused as a rough first-draft that should have been cleaned up....

  • Kicking It

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Here is what has been rolling around between my ears. It’s the 4th of July. “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” You’ll recall this famous excerpt from John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address. My fellow Americans, for me, that plea rings truer today than in 1961. As for now, let’s all settle back and enjoy these next few months of summer and the bounty it provides like sweet watermelons, lush...

  • Liberty Healthcare Audit Approved!

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones California's 40th Senate District For too long, East Coast based-Liberty Healthcare has been sneaking into unsuspecting communities across California and employing a disturbing placement strategy where they try to secretly release dangerous sexually violent predators (SVPs) and rapists into residential neighborhoods. This “Hide the Predator” game must stop. I have good news in our fight to keep our communities safe from SVPs. My request to audit Liberty Healthcare’s long-running...

  • Re: Re: 'Detransitioners – A new need for community' [Village News, Martin letter, 7/6/23]

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Julie Reeder Gretchen, I have no idea what video you assume I saw, which you base your argument on that showed women enjoying a drag performance. I missed that one. We can debate the flag representing the National Association of the Man Boy Love Association or whether pedophiles should be called Minor Attracted Persons. Or, whether the LGBTQIA+ currently includes them right now. I do know the difference between gender expression and drag queens. It’s all irrelevant to the point that while our society is so open-minded that...

  • Free needles in San Diego?

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District In 2021, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a “Harm Reduction Program.” Part of that proposal included a Syringe Services Program, which essentially gives free drug paraphernalia to San Diegans. I was one of the dissenting votes, primarily because I don't believe enabling drug use will get people the help they need. The majority of people living on our streets are addicted to drugs and alcohol, and promoting drug use will only perpetuate the problem. The County of San Diego is...

  • Family conversations about advance health care directives

    Dr. Leslee B. Cochrane, Special to the Village News|Updated Jul 14, 2023

    We all understand the importance of planning. We plan for graduations and weddings, we plan for retirement and we love to plan for vacations; but most Americans do not consider the importance of planning when it comes to medical decision making. Talking about your healthcare wishes with your family is a gift. If you become critically ill and cannot communicate, your loved ones and medical team must make important decisions about your care. These decisions will have serious...

  • County hires Chief Dental Officer

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego has a new Chief Dental Officer, Fadra M. Whyte, DMD, MPH, who has joined to help develop policies and expand programs that promote oral health to all San Diegans. "Dr. Whyte will be a valuable addition to our team," said Dr. Eric McDonald, interim director of the Health and Human Services Agency. "She brings a wealth of experience working with children and youth and will really help us expand our...

  • Hope Clinic for Women awarded a million dollar match grant

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    FALLBROOK – In July 2022, Zion Lutheran Church in Fallbrook approached Hope Clinic for Women (HCW) with an invitation to partner with them as a congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) to seek a Million Dollar Life Match Grant. It was a call to Zion to love women vulnerable to abortion, and families facing challenges at the beginning-of-life stages of their children, demonstrating this love through many acts of mercy in their communities. The Match...

  • Nutrition offers a holistic path to wellness

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    FALLBROOK – North County Parkinson's Support Group Fallbrook invites anyone interested to join its monthly Parkinson's Support Group meeting, Friday July 28, 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center 1636 E. Mission Road. The speaker will be Shelly Cobb, founder and CEO of Thrive Wellness and Research Corporation in Temecula. Cobb will talk about “Nutrition, A Holistic Approach to Wellness.” She is a board-certified holistic health educator specializing in nutrition and exercise. She...

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