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Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition


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  • Casner Fire burns in Ramona

    Village News staff|Updated Jul 27, 2022

    According to North County Fire Protection District spokesperson John Choi, 156 acres have burned in Ramona and the fire continues up near Casner Road and State Route 78. According to Fox5 San Diego, “Firefighters are working to contain a brush fire that broke out Wednesday near state Route 78 in a remote part of eastern San Diego County. “The blaze, dubbed the Casner Fire, was reported shortly after 12:15 p.m., burning closest to SR-78 and Casner Road in Ramona, according to Cal Fire San Diego. “Within an hour, it explo...

  • Disgruntled woman disturbed the peace at Alva Lane, East Alvarado Street Monday, July 25

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jul 26, 2022

    An obviously disgruntled woman made life non-peaceful for awhile last night near Alva Lane and East Alvarado Street. According to the San Diego County Sheriff Watch Commander, the woman drove onto someone’s driveway and started shouting. Then she had a knife and continued shouting. Several units responded to the call that came in early evening on Monday, July 25. The Watch Commander said all ended well, and the woman wasn’t arrested. She was briefly brought in for evaluation and released. No one was injured in the inc...

  • Horse back on its hooves after brief break in Santa Margarita River

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jul 25, 2022

    After a morning of hot trail riding, a horse decided to take a break in the water of the Santa Margarita River. The only problem was, it couldn't get back up on its own. Riders called North County Fire Protection District for its help. NCFPD was on scene within a handful of minutes. Using its rope rescue equipment, the crews were able to help the old horse get back on its hooves. Seems the old horse was suffering from heat exhaustion and the river gave it a brief...

  • Re: 'America's Border Wall – Part Three…' [Maynard letter, Village News, 7/7/22]

    Updated Jul 22, 2022

    Once again, Mr. Maynard has created a compelling visualization, reporting “the brutal murder of Kate Steinle by illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate.” The narrative has almost everything – drama, pathos – everything except the truth. Here’s the truth. Zarate was not a model illegal immigrant. At the time in 2015, Zarate had already spent 17 of his 51 years in jail, cycling through mostly on drug possession charges: none on violence related charges. And it is policy to release non-violent offenders early. While Zarate may have...

  • Arias selected as Warriors' male senior student-athlete for 2021-22

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The San Diego High School Sports Association annually honors a male athlete and a female athlete from each CIF San Diego Section member as a senior student-athlete, and Marco Arias Jr. was chosen as Fallbrook High School’s Male Senior Student-Athlete for 2021-22 school. “Quite a leader at Fallbrook High School,” said Fallbrook High School Athletic Director Patrick Walker. The award is given to seniors based on athletic, leadership, and academic criteria. “It was just a really big honor t...

  • Pearce named Warriors' male student-athlete of the year

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Fallbrook High School honored Doug Pearce as the school’s male student-athlete of the year for 2021-22. “Really proud of him, what he’s accomplished over four years here,” said Fallbrook athletic director Patrick Walker. Pearce was on Fallbrook’s varsity water polo team for four seasons and on the Warriors’ varsity swim team for four years. “I think he’s very deserving,” said Bill Richardson, who was Fallbrook’s boys water polo coach and boys swim coach for all four of Pearce’s high schoo...

  • Professor will discuss new climate change curriculum

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Climate Action Team will present a talk with Jonathon Cole, physics professor at Mira Costa College, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 on Zoom. Cole implemented a climate change curriculum developed in collaboration with researchers across the UC system. This program enables MiraCosta students to engage meaningfully with the issue of climate change, while exposing them to cutting-edge trends and ideas developing in the field. He will talk about his current...

  • Blas sentenced to 7 years in prison

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced July 12 that 32-year-old defendant Craig Blas, a repeat criminal offender, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of felony counts including possession of fentanyl for sale with an allegation of being personally armed with a firearm; possession of methamphetamine for sale with an allegation of being personally armed with a firearm; possession of a firearm by possessor of controlled substance; possession of a f...

  • Community invited to have coffee with deputies

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a Coffee with the Community event Wednesday, July 27 from 9-11 a.m. at The Hearth, 139 S. Main Ave. For more information, contact crime prevention specialist Heather Mitchell, 760-451-3124 or [email protected]. Submitted by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department....

  • National Night Out to be held Aug. 2

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    FALLBROOK – San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is holding its annual National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5-7 p.m. The community-building campaign promotes law enforcement-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. Residents can meet their local Sheriff’s Deputies and receive public safety resources while the Crime Prevention Specialist will share tips on how to keep their families safe. The event will also feature giveaways and more, in the parking lot behind the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, 111 S. Main Ave....

  • Summer movies in the park

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    FALLBROOK – San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation is continuing its Summer Movies in the Parks program. The movie “Encanto” (PG) will be shown Friday, Aug. 12, 15 minutes after sunset at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. Families can bring their own picnic and enjoy pre-movie activities including lawn games and arts and crafts. Dogs on leash are welcome. This is a drug-free location. Parking is available along Heald Lane and in Heald Lane parking lots. Families can arrive by car or by foot but s...

  • Regional Decarbonization team to host public meeting July 26

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The Regional Decarbonization Framework team will host a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, to provide members of the community with a summary of the first phase of the project/outreach efforts and to share the outreach plan for the next phase of the Framework process – identifying implementation pathways. Register in advance: https://bit.ly/RDF-PublicMeeting-7-26-22 After registering, the participant will receive a confirmation email containing information for joining the meeting. More inf...

  • California announces new gun violence restraining orders

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced $11 million in new community partnerships to expand outreach and education on the use of Gun Violence Restraining Orders – or “red flag laws” – to families, schools and communities most at risk for gun violence. Announced earlier this month by Governor Gavin Newsom, this 18-month campaign includes the gun violence prevention community movement: ● $5 million to the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence in grants to local communi...

  • California removes enough trash to fill garbage bags lining the state's entire coastline, twice.

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – Enough trash to fill trash bags lining the entire California coastline twice over. That's how much trash has been removed in the first year of Governor Gavin Newsom's Clean California initiative. In just the first 12 months since the $1.1 billion multiyear cleanup effort began last July, Clean California has removed 12,700 tons of trash – which would fill enough trash bags to line the California coastline two times – from California's roadways, funded 231 proje...

  • County names first Director for Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    County News Center County of San Diego Communications Office The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency selected Lucero Chavez Basilio, an experienced representative for immigrants and refugees, as the first director for the County Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. She started in the position July 15. "After years of advocacy from the community, I was proud to bring forward a proposal with Vice Chair Vargas last year to create the Office of Immigrant & Refuge...

  • Ramona Country Fair set for July 29-31

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Regina Elling Special to the Village News If you think you've missed out on carnival games, wild rides, great music and nostalgic foods from a real, old-fashioned country fair, it's not too late; just make plans to attend the Ramona Country Fair. The Ramona Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Ramona Country Fair from Friday, July 29, to Sunday, July 31. The three-day event features a midway of carnival rides, games and prizes, vendors, award-winning winds, live music and a...

  • Jeanne Schultz Cusimano

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Jeanne Schultz Cusimano passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 9, 2022, after many years battling pancreatic cancer. Jeanne was born in January 1947 in Hollywood, the first of two daughters for Sam and Carolyn Schultz. Jeanne graduated from Hollywood High School in 1964 and went on to get her Bachelor's degree from UCLA in South American Studies. Jeanne lived in the Los Angeles area and had a fulfilling 30+ year career in Staff Relations at LAUSD. After...

  • Peggy Shea

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Peggy Shea was born May 20, 1934, to Lael and Andrew Brands in Iowa and raised in Illinois. She traveled from her home in Illinois to Southern California in her early twenties. She met Bill Shea while working at Morningside Junior High school in the mid-1950s, and they soon married and moved to Fallbrook. There they raised three sons, Rich, Billy and Rob. They also welcomed Peggy's mom, Lael, to live with them in Fallbrook. Peggy worked as a librarian and as a substitute...

  • In Memoriam

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    There will be a Celebration of Life for Philip Wells Sunday July 24, 2022, 4 p.m. at the Foster Ranch, 6969 Rainbow Heights Road, Fallbrook....

  • Gavin Newsom for President? Are you insane?

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    If it wasn't so ludicrous , it would be laughable. Gavin Newsom, the arrogant, sociopath wants to take the country the way he has "guided" California? We have so many problems, so many people leaving, and those of us who are staying are here to "fight " for California as it used to be. I am a native Californian, but have lived in New Mexico (3 years) and Texas (25 years). and been back in California since 1989. It is important, actually imperative that we who love our state endeavor to restore its greatness. Why have we...

  • Say "no" to sexually violent predators

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Last year, I led the effort at the Board of Supervisors to oppose any further placements of Sexually Violent Predators in San Diego County until local jurisdictions have a seat at the table with full veto authority. This vote passed unanimously, with all board members agreeing that San Diego County should have local control when it comes to the placement of Sexually Violent Predators. Yet here we are again. The State of California and Liberty Healthcare disregarded the County of San...

  • Equity for tribal firefighters

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron District 75 Tribal fire departments are an integral part of California’s wildfire defense. The growing cooperation between Cal Fire, and local and tribal fire departments throughout California is testimony to the dedication of our first responders who safeguard our lives and our homes every day. San Diego County has 18 Indian Reservations, more than any other county in the nation. Six of those lie within the current boundaries of the 75th Assembly District, which I represent in Sacramento. Due t...

  • Re: Re: America Border Wall Part Two [Village News, Terrell Letter, 7/7/22]

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    I am acutely aware my political adversary is incapable of relinquishing his entrenched leftist views. However, in the interest of civil discord, I will not embarrass him by mentioning the hyperinflation fleecing our nation, our rapidly plummeting economy, or the malignant outcomes of the Democratic Party's corrosive policies. Instead, unlike his last letter, I will remain focused on the illegal alien invasion at the southern border. By every metric, our society is in decline, and the Democrat Party's encouragement and...

  • Once again, Fallbrook and Rainbow will bear brunt of water cost increases by the County Water Authority

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Hayden Hamilton and Dave Baxter Here we go again. The San Diego County Water Authority last month approved new water rates and, once again, the people of Fallbrook and Rainbow will be paying more for their water than they should. In fact, the variable component of SDCWA water costs for customers in the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District will jump by approximately 8% next year – higher than any of the Water Authority’s 22 other member agencies. While the SDCWA has tried to blame the rec...

  • Global elites are contributing to food shortages

    Updated Jul 21, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher I spend probably 30 to 40 hours a week reading different news sites including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Epoch Times, Just the News and the Los Angeles Times. For instance, I spent many hours this week researching the projected worldwide food shortages that I've addressed the last couple of weeks. First, we discussed getting ourselves, our families and then our communities ready in case food shortages do happen. Then we explored ver...

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