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  • Foundation for Senior Care presents webinar series

    Updated Sep 23, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Foundation for Senior Care presents four free webinar series on “Aging During COVID-19” via Zoom. Learn about ways to take care of loved one in the ​midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Diane Darby Beach, a gerontologist with 28 years of experience in health promotion and eldercare, will be the speaker for each webinar. Register for each session at http://www.FoundationForSeniorCare.org Attend “Maintaining Brain Function,” Sept. 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and learn mentally challenging activities and the impo...

  • Season of unknowns coming up fast for FHS boys' volleyball team

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Sep 6, 2020

    In every other school year, the boys' volleyball season is played in the spring. This year, they will start their season Saturday, Dec. 12. That's quite a few months ahead of schedule. For Jeffrey "Chip" Patterson, head coach of Fallbrook High School's varsity boys' volleyball team, it means a whole lot of things will be up in the air – not volleyballs, though – leading up to the season. "The biggest problem we have is that these boys have to get physicals and all these thi...

  • Local Brits remember and honor the past

    Updated Sep 4, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook's Excalibur chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire made a donation to Save Our Forest/Fallbrook Land Conservancy to dedicate a tree in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in an auto accident in Aug. 30, 1997. Now renamed "British Friends of Fallbrook and Bonsall," members met Sunday, Aug. 30, at the tree site to honor that memory. The local philanthropic group was chartered in 1983. Their efforts in the past have been to raise funds f...

  • Bonsall Woman's Club support schoolhouse restoration

    Updated Sep 4, 2020

    BONSALL – Elaine Davis, Scholarship Committee Chair of the Bonsall Woman’s Club, presented a $25,000 check to Jennifer Leung, director of the Schoolhouse Restoration, recently. The Little Bonsall Schoolhouse was the first meeting place when the Bonsall Woman’s Club was formed in 1980. As such, the building has a sentimental impact on the club’s membership. The building has since been declared a historical monument. Efforts to restore the building is an ongoing effort with the BWC being a major contributor. “This is a team ef...

  • California announces $20 million in funding for opioid addiction treatment

    Updated Sep 4, 2020

    OAKLAND – The California Department of Health Care Services announced. $20 million in funding will be awarded to two-thirds, 212, of the hospitals in California to treat people with opioid and other substance use disorders. The Behavioral Health Pilot Project is based on the California Bridge program that combines medication for addiction treatment in hospital emergency departments with support from a substance use counselor to help people get into ongoing substance use treatment. “People seeking help with their drug use sho...

  • The Honest Migraine invites reader experiences

    Updated Sep 4, 2020

    FALLBROOK – A new website launched Thursday, Aug. 20, offering migraine sufferers an opportunity to share their experiences with others seeking helpful tips. The Honest Migraine has been designed and developed by Shelby Ramsey to create a community for those who would like to share their challenges and successes in managing or helping another individual with migraine headaches. "We have the ability to help each other in a positive way with suggestions," Ramsey said. Ramsey b...

  • QuadraMune for preventing and beating COVID-19

    Dr. James D. Veltmeyer, Special to Village News|Updated Sep 4, 2020

    A cavalcade of disinformation and outright lies have surrounded the spread of COVID-19 over the last five months. Americans have been subjected to numerous contradictory assertions and directives from global bureaucracies like the World Health Organization as well as the CDC, the surgeon general and Dr. Anthony Fauci. It’s time to set the record straight and discuss the best ways of not just curing the coronavirus, but actually preventing it in the first place. And, as with most illnesses, it generally comes down to the i...

  • County marks Overdose Awareness Day: No one has to die

    Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Sep 4, 2020

    Standing in front of 645 placards representing every person who died by accidental drug overdose in San Diego County last year, county and other officials said Monday, Aug. 31, these deaths did not have to happen – and no one else has to die. County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, County District Attorney Summer Stephan, County Behavioral Health Director Dr. Luke Bergmann, law enforcement, drug prevention and health care officials gathered at the County Administration Center Monday morning to commemorate International Overdose A...

  • Fallbrook Historical Society to host railroading fundraiser

    Updated Sep 4, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society will hold a fundraising event Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The presentation from Tom Frew and Scott Atkins features “100 Years of Railroad History – 1882-1982.” Register for the event at http://FallbrookHistoricalSociety.org. A $5 donation is suggested. The Fallbrook Historical Society is pleased to announce that the museums at The Heritage Center will re-open on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 1-4 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, call 76...

  • Nursing students perform COVID-19 screenings at Palomar

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    SAN MARCOS – A new COVID-19 screening program has brought nursing students back to Palomar College after the program suspended face-to-face instruction in the spring due to social distancing requirements in the state of California. Every essential employee, student and visitor is being screened for symptoms in drive-thru stations staffed by student volunteers from the nursing department. While providing a crucial service for the campus at large by screening anyone coming to campus for symptoms, the students are also gaining c...

  • Millions of Americans who get health coverage from employers could lose coverage during COVID-19

    Edward R. Berchick and Laryssa Mykyta, Special to Village News|Updated Sep 3, 2020

    Most Americans receive health insurance through their job or a family member’s job. So, when workers lose their jobs, they and their family members run the risk of losing their health coverage as well. Previously released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement show that about 55.1% of the U.S. population – some 178 million people – had employer-sponsored insurance or ESI in 2018. A more detailed portrait of ESI gives a glimpse at those who may be at risk of...

  • FBA works to recycle cigarette butts around the village

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Terracycle cigarette butt recycling units have been placed along the Pico Promenade by the FBA and at the entrance to the Fallbrook Library by Friends of Fallbrook Library to encourage a safe and responsible way to dispose of cigarette butts. As most Fallbrook residents know, cigarette butts are often the cause of wildfires and routinely get into waterways and eventually the ocean. According to a National Geographic website, smokers around the world buy roughly 6...

  • Endless Summer dinner party benefits Fallbrook Food Pantry

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

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  • How to keep your grass alive in a heat wave

    Charlotte Owen, Special to Village News|Updated Sep 3, 2020

    The south and southwest regions of the U.S are experiencing a heat wave. Keeping safe should be residents’ top priority, including maintaining their homes and the area surrounding it – the lawn. Extreme heat can quickly kill the grass they’ve been working to maintain all year. Dry and dead grass can also catch fire with ease, which can spread quickly to homes. But with some preventative and corrective lawn care, residents can keep their lawn and home, healthy and safe. Keep your grass from dying. Now is the time to be proac...

  • Jim McInnes returns to local radio

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    PALA – Rez Radio 91.3 KPRI-FM in Pala introduced Jim McInnes as the newest member of the Rez Radio volunteer family, beginning in Sept. 5, at 8 p.m., with his new/old Saturday night show "Vinyl Resting Place." McInnes is back for afternoons 47 years after he first hit the airwaves in San Diego on the original version of KPRI-FM. "Vinyl Resting Place," a show McInnes created for KPLN-FM The Planet early in the millennium, is a rich journey through his personal music c...

  • Pala Casino Spa Resort presents La Séptima Banda

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    PALA – Pala Casino Spa Resort announced La Séptima Banda is coming to the Starlight Theater Saturday, Sept. 26. The outdoor concert event will feature a variety of regional Mexican music, from bandas and cumbias to rancheras and narcocorridos. General admission tickets are on sale now for $30. La Séptima Banda is a large 17-piece group which plays a variety of regional Mexican music, from bandas and cumbias to rancheras and their specialty, narcocorridos. The group began playing together in 1994 under the name Banda San Lui...

  • SDG&E supports educators through DonorsChoose

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    SAN DIEGO – Through a partnership with DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding platform, San Diego Gas and Electric has set aside $250,000 of shareholder funding to match donations that help support local teachers with distance learning and with science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects. As school districts get ready for a new school year amid the pandemic, whether it’s full distance learning or a hybrid model, teachers are faced with a new set of challenges to support all students. “Teachers are on the front line of ma...

  • How parents can pitch in to prevent bullying

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Parents go to great lengths to protect their children. Keeping a watchful eye is a great way to protect children when they're around the house, but parents may need to look for more subtle signs to determine if their children are being mistreated when they leave home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that roughly 20% of students between the ages of 12 and 18 experience bullying nationwide. Parents might once have written off bullying as part o...

  • Items to include in college students' quarantine bags

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Millions of parents dropped their children off on college campuses for the start of a new school year in August. While that might not stand out in a normal year, 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. Many colleges and universities grappled with how to approach the 2020-2021 academic year as the world continued to battle the COVID-19 outbreak. Some schools chose to offer only remote learning and keep students off campus entirely, while others offered in p...

  • SDG&E warns customers about a new wave of utility scams

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    SAN DIEGO – A new wave of scammers is targeting San Diego Gas & Electric customers, threatening to cut off their service unless they pay their utility bills immediately with prepaid cards. The most common tactic reported is scammers impersonating SDG&E’s billing department and asking for payment via Green Dot MoneyPak, a way of sending cash via prepaid or bank debit cards. Known as the “Pay-by-Phone” scam, or “Green Dot” scam, criminals typically threaten immediate power shut-offs to scare customers into making an immediate p...

  • FPUD approves additional LAFCO deposit

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Sep 3, 2020

    San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission requires a deposit to process applications to LAFCO for jurisdictional changes, and the Fallbrook Public Utility District will be providing an additional deposit to process the application for FPUD to detach from the San Diego County Water Authority and annex into the Eastern Municipal Water District. A 5-0 FPUD board vote, Monday, Aug. 24, authorized an additional $62,220 deposit to LAFCO. The deposit is expected to cover an additional 510 hours of LAFCO staff time at L...

  • San Diego County Adopts New Budget

    Tracy DeFore, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Sep 3, 2020

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors adopted a $6.5 billion revised budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 after public deliberations Tuesday, Aug. 25. The adopted budget addressed the unexpected COVID-19 and economic crises and also reflected calls for social justice and racial equality. A $6.4 billion recommended budget was presented to the board Aug. 10, and called for an increase of $159 million or 2.5% over 2019-2020 and $100 million to fight the COVID-19 public health crisis. Supervisors approved additional spending...

  • BBB warns consumers lose more than weight with popular Noom health app

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Consumers who are at home more than usual during the coronavirus pandemic may be especially interested in getting in shape by trying out convenient web-based health and fitness services. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about Noom, a popular app-based weight loss service. According to BBB serving Metropolitan New York, where Noom is based, customers have submitted well over a thousand complaints alleging that the company offers misleading free trials, and that subscriptions are difficult to c...

  • Foundation for Senior Care offers free computer classes

    Updated Sep 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Foundation for Senior Care offers free senior computer classes in September with fees waived during the coronavirus pandemic. The classes are offered online via Zoom. Attend “iPhone and iPad” class Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The four 2-hour sessions are led by instructors Bob Cebulski and Len Tevebaugh. This class will cover iPhone basics and communicating with family & friends through the phone, email, and messaging. The second session will cover Safari, contacts, maps and calendar....

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