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  • Rideshare Drivers Staging One-Day Strike in SD, Other Cities

    City News Service|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - People looking to use ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber might be in for some difficulty today, as many drivers are conducting a one-day strike for better pay and status under the law. Rideshare Drivers United -- an independent association of U.S. rideshare drivers founded in Los Angeles -- is organizing the strikes in a number of cities across the United States, including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Las Vegas,...

  • Monsoonal moisture expected over Southern California

    City News Service|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    SAN DIEGO - High pressure over the Southwest was predicted to bring increasing monsoonal moisture to Southern California this weekend, the National Weather Service said. Thunderstorms were possible, mainly in the mountains and deserts Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening, the NWS said. Showers may drift across the coastal and valley areas Saturday night into Sunday morning. Marine layer clouds may be more limited due to the monsoonal flow and higher sea surface temperatures. This pattern was expected to also favor...

  • Summer home safety tips for seniors

    Dr. Ross Colt, Special to Village News|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    The world is opening back up. There's a sense of relief in the air, but also anxiety. If you're caring for an aging spouse, family member, friend or neighbor while also transitioning back to the office or your normal activities, you may be nervous about leaving them at home alone more often. If you're an older adult living alone, your grown children may even have some of these concerns about you! Thankfully, there are a number of resources you can use to make your home as...

  • SoCalGas and SDG&E recognized on nationwide list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric – sister utilities in the Sempra family of companies – have earned a spot in the top 20 of Large Companies on the IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2021 list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT. The list recognizes the 100 top organizations in the U.S. that create meaningful work for their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. “Our IT teams play an important role in making SDG&E and SoCalGas the most innovative energy...

  • Roman to play lacrosse at Lourdes University

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    In the absence of unexpected circumstances, Jose Roman will be playing collegiate lacrosse at Lourdes University in Ohio. "It's like a pretty exciting experience. I never thought I'd be able to play collegiate lacrosse," Roman said. Roman played two seasons of varsity lacrosse for Fallbrook High School – including the 2020 season which consisted of three games before the coronavirus outbreak cancelled the remainder of the season. He was not involved in organized lacrosse until joining the Fallbrook High School program as a...

  • Warriors reach CIF Southern California regional championship game

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    The 2020-21 season for Fallbrook High School's girls basketball team ended June 19 with a 63-57 loss in the CIF Southern California regional championship game. "I'm always disappointed that we don't win," Fallbrook coach Trae Harrison said of losing in the regional final. "I'm happy about having the opportunity to do it." Fallbrook reached the CIF San Diego Section Division III girls championship game June 10. The 45-44 St. Joseph Academy victory deprived the Warriors of the...

  • July is minority mental health awareness month

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – In a time when racial equity is the focus of many discussions, one thing is certain: Mental health conditions are color blind. Anyone – of any ethnicity – can experience the challenge of mental illness. What is inequitable, however, is access to mental health treatment. That is why Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008. Every July, Minority Mental Health Awareness focuses on the mental health struggles that are unique to people of color. Examples including getting...

  • Dowden to play water polo at APU

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Paris Dowden will need to earn her berth on the Azusa Pacific University water polo roster, but the 2021 Fallbrook High School graduate has received an invitation to play for the Cougars. "I'm just excited to see what college polo is like and continue my journey in water polo because I enjoy it so much," Dowden said. "I think it's fantastic. It's a great opportunity for her," said Fallbrook coach Sean Redmond. "I'm excited for her for that," Redmond said. "I'm excited for the program that we've been able to put somebody in...

  • Kicking It in Home Economics

    Elizabeth Youngman Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Back when I was a freshman in high school, we only had a few electives. As it happened, all of the girls I knew registered for Home Economics. Reflecting over the years, I find it astonishing to realize it was that two-semester class that prepared me for the rest of my life. In Home Economics, under Miss Olson’s keen eye, I learned to follow directions by reading the instructions for recipes. I learned when paying close attention to exact measurements, mixing instructions, t...

  • Planning Commission approves MUP for Fallbrook Hacienda Winery

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    The county's Planning Commission approved a Major Use Permit for Fallbrook Hacienda Winery. The Planning Commission's 7-0 vote July 9 also made a finding that the previous environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration with an addendum adequately addresses California Environmental Quality Act requirements. The permit approves an existing event venue which is currently not permitted and also approves the construction of ancillary event facilities and a small winery and vineyard. Fallbrook Hacienda Winery is in the 4100 block of...

  • Hoff to play football at University of Jamestown

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Brady Hoff will follow his Fallbrook High School football career with gridiron activity for the University of Jamestown, which is in North Dakota. Hoff was given an athletic scholarship to play for the Jimmies, who are in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. "It was hard work and definitely something not everyone can do. It's an honor to have been able to earn one, and I'm excited for the journey," Hoff said. Hoff was also considering Sterling College, which is in Kansas, before deciding on the University...

  • Help for domestic violence victims

    Supervisor Jim Desmond, 5th District|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    A lot has happened during my first three years on the Board of Supervisors, but there is nothing that I’m prouder to be a part of than the Family Justice Center, coming to San Marcos. Over the last year, I’ve worked with District Attorney Summer Stephan to bring this unique and life- saving center to North County. The Family Justice Center is safe haven for those suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Victims and their children can come to...

  • Coldwell Banker names top agents of June

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Coldwell Banker names top agents of June...

  • Simple blood test reveals dangerous disorder

    Shelby Ramsey, Special to the Village News|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Top-notch cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen, recognized as one of Time Magazine's World's Most Influential People, has a suggestion that may help add years to your life. A seldom-used simple blood test, which reveals genetic destiny, can reveal whether an individual is at high risk or not for cardiovascular disease. To demonstrate how under-used this test is, "Only one percent out of 1.4 billion people in the world who have this disorder know they have it," said Nissen. "Most...

  • Why can't we just follow the science?

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Why can’t we just follow the science? What are we following? We put up with lockdowns and distancing, masks and experimental jabs. Now our politicians are encouraging students and pregnant women to take a shot that clearly has a high rate of negative incidents, health issues, miscarriages and deaths as proven by the government VAERS database. Why are we masking our children when they have almost a zero chance of getting the virus or passing it? Three recent studies out of...

  • Re: '7th annual Charity Golf and Dinner event cancelled' [Village News, 7/8/21]

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    We wanted to let our community and donors know that we are clarifying last week’s article to reflect the comment regarding grant funds received from the Fallbrook Regional Health District. Last year we wrote three grants, one of which was a collaborative with the Foundation for Senior Care, requesting a total of $201,000 and received $186,000. This year we wrote two grants, again one with the Foundation for Senior Care, requesting a total of $154,547 and received $109,340 – reflecting a total difference from last...

  • Re: 'Critical Race Theory - What's the big deal' [Village News, Terrell letter 6/24/21] and 'Woke Foundations' [Village News, Terrell letter 7/8/21]

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Mr. Terrell's critique of this whole subject of CRT and actually the correct reporting of Chris Rufo is all a smoke screen and a big fat lie. There is not one ounce of truth or even common sense as to what Terrell is saying. Did you even read the whole series reported by Ms Reeder on the CRT subject? CRT is nothing more than divisive ideas disguised as "diversity training." In reality it is Brainwashing for Idiots 101. Some have mastered language to manipulate and twist words to make it fit their agenda. Nevertheless still a...

  • California homicides on the rise

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th Assembly District|Updated Jul 17, 2021

    According to a report by the FBI, 2020 was the deadliest year in California since 2007, with homicides increasing by 31%. Public safety should be our priority, but we’ve been moving in the wrong direction. In California, 28% of homicides last year were gang-related, 7% were the result of domestic violence. Minority populations suffered the most as Hispanics accounted for 45% of homicide victims, and African Americans, 31%. The homicide rate in 2019 was the lowest since 1966,...

  • Assembly approves bill to name highway after firefighting legend Bill Clayton

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly unanimously approved, July 8, Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to designate a portion of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad as the “CAL FIRE Chief William R. Clayton Memorial Highway.” With the Senate previously approving SCR 12, it will soon become law as it does not need Governor Newsom’s approval. Chief Clayton, who passed away in 2018 at his home in Carlsbad, helped rescue hundreds of people during his career and twice received...

  • Live Oak County Park celebrates 100-plus-one years with party July 17

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    It’s a party! An all-day party, a 100-plus-one party – and everyone is invited. Live Oak County Park in Fallbrook is turning 101 years old, and the County and Fallbrook are holding a free day-long celebration from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17. The party’s schedule of events includes: 10 a.m. “Peeps and Pooches” walk 11:30 a.m. “Jumbo Tree Planting,” the planting of two 36” box live oak trees (visitors can pitch in to help, or just watch) 11:45 a.m. Live reptile demonstrations and animal touch tables...

  • Watermelon Festival to take place July 17 and 18

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    OCEANSIDE – The Mellano Farm Stand is hosting a watermelon festival that people of all ages will enjoy. Nothing says summer like sweet, cold watermelon and what better way to celebrate than with a festival celebrating everything watermelon? The fields of Oceanside's Mellano Farm are bountiful with the sweetest red and yellow (yes, yellow!) watermelon. On July 17 and 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Mellano Farm Stand will be over-flowing with the farm's bounty of produce, f...

  • Office of Congressman Issa to host virtual military spouse employment webinar

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    SAN MARCOS – The Office of Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) will host a free online military spouse informational webinar Thursday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT. The Department of Defense will provide an overview of the extensive career and education resources available to military spouses, including the launching of an online “My SECO” portal. Our military presenters will answer questions and help participants register for these services. Congressman Issa said: “Military spouses and their families sacrifice...

  • FUESD Governing Board to host meeting

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Governing Board will meet virtually on Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m. Meeting agendas and login information can be found at fuesd.org/board. Submitted by FUESD Superintendent, Dr. Candace Singh....

  • Effective exercises for seniors

    Updated Jul 17, 2021

    Losing interest in an exercise regimen is a situation many fitness enthusiasts have confronted at one point or another. Overcoming a stale workout routine can be simple for young athletes, whose bodies can typically handle a wide range of physical activities. That flexibility allows younger athletes the chance to pursue any number of physical activities when their existing fitness regimens grow stale. But what about seniors who have grown tired of their workouts? Even seniors...

  • Nearly 300 weapons exchanged for gift cards, skateboards in Vista

    City News Service|Updated Jul 14, 2021

    A total of 298 weapons were exchanged for gift cards or skateboards Sunday, July 11, at a Guns For Gift Cards event conducted by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The event was held at the Vista Court complex parking lot, 325 South Melrose Drive, according to sheriff’s officials. Participants received a $100 gift card for handguns, rifles and shotguns or a $200 gift card for assault weapons. They could also exchange their unwanted weapons for a new skateboard. By the end of the event, about 20 skateboards were...

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