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Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition


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  • Worker of the week

    Updated Aug 21, 2023

    Emilio Stude reads some of the instructions from the one gallon paint can to a waiting customer.at Sherwin-Williams at 855 S. Main Ave. Stude has been working part time as their store clerk for over two years. When he isn't working there, he does part-time work as an apartment maintenance manager in Fallbrook. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Interview with AdvanCare owner Amy Frietas

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Felicia Horton Special to Village News There are over 65,000 residents over 65 in the Temecula Valley, which is roughly 20% of the population. As people age, their needs change and their support system must be aware of these changes to maintain a high quality of life. For older adults, some of the most critical needs include socialization, access to health care, physical and mental stimulation and maintaining a sense of independence. It's essential for caregivers and loved...

  • Health Fair benefits babies, kids and adults

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    SAN MARCOS – More than 400 kids and parents came out to the TrueCare annual Breast Milk Drive & Family-Fun Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 12 at TrueCare San Marcos. Nursing moms rolled in gallons of extra breast milk in coolers to share the benefits of nutritious human donor milk for babies in need to help them thrive. Families also enjoyed the family-friendly health fair with free goodies for attendees, fun activities for the kids, giveaways and prizes for the entire...

  • Temecula Valley Hospital named among Best Hospitals in 2023-2024

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    TEMECULA — Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH), a part of Southwest Healthcare, has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for five procedures and/or conditions: heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia and COPD. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where...

  • Hair thinning because of menopause? These tips can help

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    StatePoint Media Special to the Village News Women spend up to 40% of their life in menopause and, by 2025, 1.1 billion women worldwide will be going through this transition. Menopause often brings disruptive symptoms that can impact all aspects of life, from family to work. Hot flashes and trouble sleeping are often experienced during menopause and those signs can also be accompanied by under-discussed symptoms, like hair thinning. "Hair thickness naturally decreases with...

  • Golf tournament benefits grieving children

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    ESCONDIDO – Everyone in the community is invited to attend Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos Friday, Sept. 15. The tournament and awards dinner are being hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice. Proceeds from Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic make it possible for the organization to offer children’s bereavement services free of charge to any family in the community, including families who do not have an affiliation with The Elizabeth Hospice. These services include on-campus grief support groups in...

  • New car wash challenges Fallbrook's Design Guidelines

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Avalon Hester Village News Intern A new car wash is being proposed on South Mission, replacing the building that was previously the El Jardin Mexican restaurant. The carwash is coming to Fallbrook with plans for a tall, glass front, with a brightly lit, electric blue and yellow trimmed exterior. Fallbrook Community Planning Group member Jeniene Domercq compared the proposed car wash to one you'd see in Oceanside, "I just don't see how it fits in our community. It's huge and...

  • How Laura DuPre has spearheaded bilingualism in classrooms

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Katelynn Abrams Village News Intern After 44 years, Fallbrook resident Laura DuPre has retired from teaching, but she isn't stepping down from her role in the community or advocating for bilingualism and multiculturalism, which have always been important to her. DuPre knew in the second grade that she wanted to be a teacher. She was attending a Spanish speaking elementary school in Acapulco, Mexico where she would teach English to the other children. She stood in front of the...

  • FVA begins Phase 2 construction at Railroad Heritage Park

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Have you seen the action on the corner of Elder Street and Main Avenue? The Fallbrook Village Association announced that Phase Two of the Railroad Heritage Park is underway including infrastructure, decking, fencing and the ticket booth with a clock. The park will honor the past and educate a new generation about Fallbrook's rich agrarian past, present, future and the rail industry that made it possible. When completed, the downtown park will be opened daily to...

  • Prepare for wildfires before one ignites to protect your family, friends and property

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office With the deadly firestorm in Maui and the Bunnie Fire in Ramona that scorched nearly 200 acres and resulted in evacuations Wednesday, wildfires are at the top of mind for most San Diegans. The fires should remind people to be prepared to evacuate and to take steps to minimize damage to their property in case a wildfire starts in their community. Please note that during hot, dry conditions, such as when a red flag...

  • Take steps to prepare for a long retirement

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    TEMECULA — How long will you live? Of course, your longevity is somewhat unpredictable. But it may be a good idea to plan for a long life – and the financial issues that go along with it. It’s reasonable to think you’ve got a long way to go. In fact, 72% of retirees now think they will live longer than their parents, according to a recent survey from Age Wave and Edward Jones. Their optimism may be justified: A 65-year-old woman can expect to live almost 20 more years, while a 65-year-old man can anticipate about 17...

  • Longtime Fallbrook resident celebrates her 100th birthday

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Born Viola June Foglesong Aug. 21, 1923, she is one of seven children born to George and Gertrude Foglesong in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. The family later moved to Nebraska City, Nebraska. Her parents' ancestors migrated from Europe to America as far back as 1688. June married Joseph John Garrett of Nebraska City at age 17. (Joe died in 1999.) Together, Joe and June produced eight children now ranging from 82 years to 60 years old who all will be attending her...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    July 25 300 Blk E Alvarado St. Report-Fraud -Obtain Money By Fraud:Cards July 27 6400 Blk Rainbow Heights Rd Fraud -Personate To Get Money/Prop[Over $400] July 28 300 Blk E Alvarado St. Subject Stop -Miscellaneous Incidents 30100 Blk Disney Ln Report-Fraud-Obtain Money/Etc By False Pretenses [Over $950] July 31 1100 Blk S Mission Rd Suspicious Circumstance-Found Property August 1 900 Blk E Mission Rd,Fallbrook Report-Theft,Grand -Grand Theft (Theft Of Mot Veh Parts/Acc) August 2 31900 Blk Via Ararat Dr. Assault With A Deadly...

  • Ask Mr. Constitution

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Dear Mr. Constitution: Question: Yes or No – Did former Vice President Mike Pence have the Constitutional authority to stop the 2020 election certification? Answer: In a word: No. Election certification belongs to the Electors – the Electoral College. Certification is not accomplished by any one person in government. The President, the Vice President, Congress, judges – none of them certify the election. The certification is by the Electors themselves when they count their state votes, seal the envelope, and then send...

  • SANDAG's new future

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District I am encouraged to hear about Hasan Ikhrata's departure from SANDAG. This development opens the door to changes and progress within the organization. SANDAG's primary focus must be on finding a new leader who embodies the qualities of a consensus builder who can collaborate effectively with all cities and unincorporated area communities in San Diego County. SANDAG should prioritize taxpayers' needs and use San Diegans’ hard-earned money efficiently and responsibly. I am committed to...

  • Re: Terrell response to Maynard [Village News, Terrell letter, 8/3/23]

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    When I was old enough to vote, I asked my dad “what’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats?” He was a Democrat, and told me “the Republicans are for rich people, who own big factories and mansions. The Democrats are for the regular working people. Democrats treat everyone fairly and want to make sure people have good lives.” So I agreed that the Democrats were who I’d vote for too. I believed that explanation for a while, but tending to be a skeptic, I finally decided that half the voters couldn’t...

  • Opinion: Weiss is put in charge to protect Hunter Biden

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher In the corridors of the justice system, the aspiration is for every citizen, regardless of their last name, to be dealt with justly and equitably. When news broke about Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal, and the judge’s rejection of it, eyebrows were understandably raised. For people who know what is going on, it was even more surprising when that same U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware was put in charge of Hunter Biden’s investigation as a “Special Counsel.”. That sounds tough, right?...

  • Stevie wonders… What's new? Not much.

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Steven Schindler Special to the Village News As you do the morning “doom scroll” on your phone, where you continually read bad news after worse news, or sit mesmerized watching one of the “hair on fire” TV news networks, or grip your steering wheel tighter and tighter as you listen to “This could be the end of America” talk-radio hosts, just keep in mind the words of Harry Truman who said, “The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” Shaking our collective heads as we ponder our current...

  • Protecting animals

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Ensuring the well-being of all animals is one of my big priorities. Over the years, I have introduced and supported bills that provide funding to care for native wildlife, protect wild horses and burros, limit unnecessary animal testing and many more. This session, I introduced AB 829, which is currently pending in the Legislature. AB 829 expands counseling requirements for those on probation for animal cruelty, and gives judges discretion to order mental health evaluations based on...

  • Brave Books reading at Fallbrook Library

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Brave Books reading at Fallbrook Library...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother, Kathy Custer. When Jameson was 3, he put a toy screw driver on his mother’s arm and began to twist it... Jameson: “Mom you’re all screwed up.” *** (With a french fry still firmly stuck up Seamus’s right nostril, we entered the waiting room of the second ER for the day. While standing in line to check in, Seamus, age 2, repeatedly expressed his enthusiasm for wanting to sit in...

  • Three UMGC students from Fallbrook named to Dean's List

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    ADELPHI, MD — University of Maryland Global Campus students Hector Fonseca, Ewelina Guzek and Gabriel Reyes of Fallbrook were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. To be eligible for the honor, a student must have completed at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. UMGC is the largest public university in the United States with 75 plus years of experience educating working adults and more than 175 classroom and...

  • Palomar College hires Nick Mata

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    SAN MARCOS - The new Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services at Palomar College, Nick Mata, began his duties Monday, July 31, 2023, coming to North County from Santa Monica College. "We're thrilled to have Nick as our new Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services, a role that is integral to the success of our students," said Superintendent/President Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey. "We are confident that he will be a great addition to our team and...

  • Five tips for saving money at thrift shops

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    It’s time to dust off those treasure-hunting skills, get frugal and save some money for National Thrift Shop Day Aug. 17. According to a recent survey conducted by TopCashback, a cash back site, 83% of Americans would consider buying refurbished or used items in order to save money. The survey polled a cross-section of 2,041 adults, aged 18 and over. To many people, thrifting is more than just second-hand shopping, it’s a lifestyle — 68% of Americans shop at thrift stores. This trend isn’t going out of style anytime...

  • LAFCO gives highest priority to CWA and healthcare district MSRs

    Updated Aug 18, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter A municipal service review evaluates services and anticipated needs of a public agency. It is a prerequisite for a jurisdictional change other than annexation of land within the sphere of influence, which determines the boundaries best served by a particular agency, and San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission also periodically conducts sphere of influence updates for all cities and special districts. The Aug. 7 LAFCO meeting included a revision of LAFCO’s Fiscal Year 2023-24...

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