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Articles from the July 28, 2022 edition


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  • Ramona Fire gains new crew members

    Chuck Westerheide, County News Center|Updated Aug 2, 2022

    San Diego County Fire has accepted a transfer of responsibility for fire protection and emergency medical services in Ramona. The deal benefits the community, the Ramona Municipal Water District and County Fire. The 40,000 people in Ramona are already seeing increased personnel in fire stations. The County has provided an additional crew member on two fire engines in the area. The idea is to increase fire services and staffing at Ramona’s three fire stations to regionally acceptable levels. Ramona Fire Station 80 had three c...

  • Motorcyclist injured in early morning crash Aug. 2

    Village News Staff|Updated Aug 2, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) responded at 5:34 a.m. today, August 2, to a solo motorcycle accident off southbound I-15 and Highway 76. “This is off to the right hand shoulder. One adult patient was transported to Palomar with non-life-threatening injuries,” said NCFPD PIO John Choi. He added that there was a separate incident south of this incident on the 15 southbound and it was ran by Cal Fire, due to it being in Deer Springs....

  • Driver safe after Prius catches on fire on I-15 Sunday late evening

    John Choi|Updated Aug 1, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District responded to a reported vehicle fire on July 31, 2022 at 11:25 PM in the area of northbound 15 freeway just south of Rainbow Valley Boulevard in Fallbrook. Crews arrived on scene to find a Toyota Prius on fire, fully involved parked near the center divider. The driver, who was a solo occupant of the vehicle, stated a check engine light came on and vehicle started smoking. Shortly after the driver pulled over to the left hand shoulder of the freeway and the vehicle caught fire. The driver...

  • Romain (Kris) Krzmarzick

    Updated Jul 29, 2022

    Romain (Kris) Krzmarzick, 91 years young of Vista, California, passed away on July 16, 2022, with his children by his side, after a short, unexpected illness. He was the son of Frederick and Susanna Krzmarzick born on Nov. 13, 1930, in Garrison, North Dakota. He was the second oldest of five. He grew up on a dairy farm. Kris would deliver milk during his lunch hour and got his driver's license at age 14 for exactly that reason. Kris was valedictorian of his high school class...

  • Don't crash the economy

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Supply chain problems have been negatively impacting California and the rest of the nation for months. Look at any new car lot and you see the lack of inventory. Even buying products at the store is difficult. A big part of the problem has been the backup caused by the lack of trucks to move products from the ports to markets and consumers throughout the United States. Now the problem may become much worse. In 2019, the Legislature pushed through AB 5, in my view one of the most deva...

  • Some surprising benefits of blueberries

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Small, yet bursting with big flavor, blueberries are a favorite of so many people. While blueberries may be coveted for their appeal in recipes that run the gamut from breakfast foods to desserts, the nutrients within them provide many benefits as well. After all, blueberries are not called "superfoods" for nothing. Here's a deeper look at some of the health benefits of blueberries. 1. Blueberries are a low-calorie food. Healthline notes that blueberries contain o...

  • Remedies for common skin issues

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The skin is one of the most visible parts of the human body. Skin is the body's largest organ and helps to retain water and protect internal organs. The average adult has about 22 square feet of skin, which weighs around 8 pounds, according to National Geographic. The skin can be affected by any number of conditions. While many are not overly harmful, certain conditions can affect appearance, which may impact a person's self-confidence. Therefore, many people p...

  • As temperatures rise heat safety is paramount

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Kim Harris Managing Editor As temperatures continue to soar, most days breaking the 100 degree mark, it's important to remember what to do to stay safe and healthy during a heat wave. According to safety expert Los Angeles fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna, "It's been hot for so long; it almost seems like we never had a winter." The bad news, DiGiovanna said, is we aren't even into August, so the heat is just beginning. Though there isn't much of anything anyone can do about Mother...

  • TrueCare to hold Annual Breast Milk Drive and Health Fair

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    SAN MARCOS – TrueCare’s annual Breast Milk Drive and Health Fair is Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. TrueCare is hosting the breast milk drive, in partnership with the University of California Health Milk Bank, to provide safe, nutritious, pasteurized human donor milk to babies in need. The health fair will also include a community blood drive with the San Diego Blood Bank. The event takes place at TrueCare’s San Marcos Health Center located at 150 Valpreda Road, San Marcos. Attendees can pick up bags of fresh produ...

  • Joan Cox Hemstreet

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Joan Cox Hemstreet, 88, of Fallbrook, Ca., passed away June 29, 2022, of natural causes. She was attended on the day of her death by her daughter Cindy Keck and her son Craig Hemstreet. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther Cox; her sisters Mary and Doris, and her brother Stewart. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Keck of Fallbrook, her son Craig Hemstreet of Carbondale, Illinois, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a native Californian, born in Santa Maria on March 6, 1934. She...

  • Jan Greenwald

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    It is with great sadness that we inform you that Jan Greenwald passed away on June 27, 2022. His wife Rosemary and son Michael were by his side. Jan was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Chardin, Ohio, moving to California at age two. He lived in Venice Beach and San Fernando Valley and graduated from UC Santa Barbara. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, son Michael, daughter-in-law Karalee, granddaughter Mabel, his daughter Ann and sisters Meri and Heather. His son Michael describes...

  • Temecula Community Recreation Center is undergoing a facelift

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Ava Sarnowski Valley News Intern A transformative three-part refurbishment is now underway at Temecula Community Recreation Center, the largest community center in Temecula that serves more than 235,000 people annually, according to Temecula city officials. Phase 1 of the refurbishment at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road in Temecula, will consist of a full repair, updating the building to fit current standards, as well as needed maintenance. Phases 2 and 3 will focus on expansion and other improvements...

  • Sheriffs employ compassionately-release program

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – A 64-year-old incarcerated man was arrested and booked on Jan. 25, 2021, by the San Diego Police Department. He was at the Vista Detention Facility. From late January 2021 though March of 2021, the man was in and out of the hospital for several medical concerns. On June 23, 2021, the man was again admitted to a hospital for additional medical issues where he stayed for more than a year, a Sheriff spokesperson said. On July 21, 2022, the man was compassionately released, transferred to a different part of the h...

  • FCC orders blocking of auto warranty robocall scam campaign

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The FCC’s Robocall Response Team announced July 21 that the Enforcement Bureau has ordered phone companies to stop carrying traffic regarding a known robocall scam marketing auto warranties. The calls are coming from Roy Cox, Jr., Aaron Michael Jones, their Sumco Panama companies, and international associates. Building on FCC action earlier this month, all U.S. voice service providers must now take all necessary steps to avoid carrying this robocall traffic. This operation is also the target of an ongoing investi...

  • Global event promotes pursuit of peace

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, Fallbrook will unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August 2022. “The conventions continuously benefit us,” said Gabriel Mejia, who along with his wife and four children, plans to attend the convention throughout the summer. "We specifically look forward to this convention about peace because wherever we look around the world, we see a lac...

  • Countywide chase ends north of Lilac Bridge

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – Last Thursday, July 21, at about 7:45 p.m., deputies from the Vista Gang Enforcement Team attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a blue Honda Civic for unsafe speeds at Civic Center Drive and Sierra Verde in the city of Vista. The vehicle, driven by Francisco Castro, 22, failed to yield, resulting in a vehicle pursuit, a Sheriff’s spokesperson explained. During the pursuit, several objects were allegedly thrown out of the window including illegal drugs and a black handgun, he said. The black handgun was later reco...

  • Wildfire threat becomes tool to fight home builders

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Michael Phillis and Suman Naishadham The Associated Press Preston Brown knows the risk of wildfire that comes with living in the rural, chaparral-lined hills of San Diego County. He’s lived there for 21 years and evacuated twice. That’s why he fiercely opposed a plan to build more than 1,100 homes in a fire-prone area, which he said would be difficult to evacuate safely. Brown sits on the local planning commission, and he said the additional people would clog the road out. “It’s a very rough area,” Brown said. “We have...

  • Disgruntled woman disturbs the peace at Alva Lane & East Alvarado

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    FALLBROOK – An obviously disgruntled woman made life unpeaceful for a while Monday night, July 25 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 i...

  • St John's Thrift Shop closes

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Why are we losing one of Fallbrook’s most popular thrift shops – St. John’s on South Mission? Friends who are long-time volunteers just told me the sad story of how the shop was forced to close last Friday – after 70 years of loyal support by Fallbrook shoppers, especially local families on limited incomes. For those who enjoy hunting for bargains, St. John’s was in the perfect spot, just behind KFC and near Rosa’s Café, and within easy walking distance from downtown. One customer who had bought baby clothes there for he...

  • San Diego Access & Crisis Line is available to all

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District A question I often get asked is, 'Where can I take my family member or friend who's suffering from mental health issues?' Whether you're suffering from a behavioral health crisis, or just want to know where there are resources, someone is available to help 24 hours a day. Confidential and free of charge, the San Diego Access & Crisis Line offers support and resources countywide in over 200 languages from experienced counselors on all behavioral health, mental health, and substance use t...

  • 36th Senate District awarded $433K in housing funds for young adults in foster care

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded Orange and San Diego counties for securing housing funds to assist young adults in foster care find suitable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development oversees the Housing Navigators Program which allocates approximately $5 million in grants to counties based on each county’s percentage of the total statewide number of young adults aged 18 through 21-year-old in foster care. Senator Bates issued the following statement: “I am elate...

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

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    John Terrell states that it is poor form to "rehash some old canards," then proceeds to rehash the old narrative that Republicans 'weaponize immigration' (citing NPR of all unbiased sources) due to the Republican's concern for a secure border. Then immediately following that, he laments the record-setting fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S., apparently without recognizing the loose border's contribution to drug trafficking. Rather than blame the Chinese fentanyl factories, or the Mexican cartels that handle the...

  • Just the facts ma'am

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher It’s been a tough news week. We had the horrible plane crash at Fallbrook which killed the passenger, the devastating car crash in Temecula which left a child dead, and a scary call of guys in a black Mercedes at a shopping center in town waving a gun, which later was found to not be a “real” gun. Then there were fires, city council meetings, county supervisor meetings, school board news, carnivals, plays, sports, etc. Because of the snarky comments on Facebook after the post of the story, “Passenger de...

  • Governor Newsom signs bill extending California Work Sharing program

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – A California Assembly Bill was signed Tuesday, July 19 by Gov. Gavin Newsom, which will make it easier for California employers to retain their employees and avoid layoffs during economic hardship. During the pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty, many employers have been faced with the difficult decision of laying off employees in order to stay in business. The California Employment Development Department’s Work Sharing program helps keep Californians fully employed while relieving some of the pay...

  • Kicking It on the telephone

    Updated Jul 28, 2022

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News Are you old enough to remember when you didn’t have a telephone? If you do, you are of a certain age. I was 10 when we got our first phone. Fact is, it came mounted on the wall in our Kansas farm house. It was just inside the front door. Our telephone was a big wooden box with a tulip shaped mouthpiece protruding on a gooseneck. The crank was on the right side and the bell-shaped earpiece was placed in the u-shaped holder on the left. The cord was about 20-inches long s...

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