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Articles from the September 14, 2023 edition


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  • Longing for a quiet life

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    After I retired from UCSD, I moved to Fallbrook, both to get away from the city noise of San Diego and to build new friendships for my “later years.” Both of those have happened: I have made wonderful friends through AAUW and the Fallbrook Quilt Guild, and I no longer hear the traffic noises of the city; but alas, those noises have been replaced by the dulcet tones of 13 dogs, from the four properties that surround mine. I am a veteran and was an Army nurse in Vietnam. I remember the first time I was under enemy fire. I rolle...

  • The Prickly Pear: Roadside cactus with great health benefits

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Village News Staff The prickly pear, found locally in yards and along the roadways, is also known as the nopal or Opuntia. It is not only a staple in many traditional dishes, but it's also a powerhouse of nutrients. It has been used in Mexican dishes for many generations. Hailing from the cactus family, both its pads and the fruit offer a rich array of health benefits: 1. Rich in antioxidants: The vibrant red and purple hues of prickly pear fruits indicate their rich content o...

  • FRHD to hold family health festival

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) presents its first-ever Eye on Health Youth Festival to the community on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Community Health & Wellness Center at 1636 East Mission Road. The event brings together healthcare providers, community leaders, and families for a day of engagement, education, and fun. This event is free to the public and all ages can participate in the screenings. The following services will be available during the event: • Free vision scr...

  • Local private investigator wins nomination for Investigator of Year at CALI Conference

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Tony Ault Staff Writer Private investigator Anthony Campbell from AC Investigations in Fallbrook, who often provides The Village News and the Valley News with information for investigative journalism reports, was nominated recently as Investigator of the Year for the California Association of Licensed Investigators. Although he did not receive the award as the Investigator of Year, his nomination came in second and won praise from the organization during its 54th California Conference in Sonoma Wine Country in August.. “I w...

  • USMC innovation: How one sergeant changed the game with his invention

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    2nd Lt. Jorin Hollenbeak Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton When searching on the internet, dirt is defined as "a substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something." However, for Marines, dirt is simply a coat of honor worn after a day, or more often, months' worth of hard work. This same substance, "Dirt," is exactly what powdered off Sergeant John Evans, a U.S. Marine Corps Bulk Fuel Specialist with 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB), on each step taken as he w...

  • Worker of the Week makes tortillas

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Christopher Enriquez works in the Tortilleria Department at Northgate Market at 1346 Mission Road in Fallbrook. He loves his job, has a very friendly demeanor and is always smiling. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Review of all things Real Estate

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Bob Hillery CR Properties Presenting: Maximizing your real property with the benefits of trusts in California By attorney Mike Perdue Real property ownership in California comes with a host of opportunities and responsibilities. Among the many tools available to property owners, trusts stand out as a strategic and flexible option that offers numerous benefits. A trust is a legal arrangement that allows property owners to manage and distribute their assets, such as real estate, while providing financial security and control....

  • Phase II of the French Valley I-215/I-15 Interchange Improvement Project well underway

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Tony Ault Staff Writer Motorists on the northbound Interstate 15 just past the Winchester Road onramp and under the bridge in the past few weeks have noticed changes to their driving patterns as construction continues on the French Valley Parkway Phase II improvements that are now underway. Many motorists using that portion of the northbound freeway may find those changes puzzling, but the changes will be necessary for at least another two years. The purpose is for the city of Temecula to overcome the bottleneck traffic on...

  • Supervisors approve Campus Park West property exchange, EIR addendum

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The planned Campus Park West development will include the realignment of Pankey Road and Shearer Crossing, and an Aug. 30 San Diego County Board of Supervisors action approved a real property exchange to allow for that realignment. A 4-0 vote, with one vacant seat, approved the real property exchange and also approved an addendum to the project’s Environmental Impact Report. Pankey Road and Shearer Crossing will be widened as well as realigned, and the current T intersection will become a f...

  • Initiative to 'Stop Fentanyl Dealers' sought by fentanyl victim's families begins in Sacramento

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Tony Ault Staff Writer A number of families who have lost their loved ones to the deadly drug fentanyl in recent months gathered Tuesday, Sept. 5, in front of the California Attorney General’s office along with supporters of a voter initiative to Stop Fentanyl Dealers, adding to the current Senate Bill 350 Alexandra’s Law warnings. Leading the Sacramento live stream news conference on the initiative was Matt Capelouto, member of the Stop Fentanyl Dealers movement and the father of Alexandra Capelouto whose name is on the law...

  • Girl Scouts San Diego's Urban Campout fundraiser returns after three-year hiatus

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) will host its beloved fun fundraiser, Urban Campout: Adventures Await, at its Balboa Park Campus, Friday, Sept. 22. More than 400 guests will experience a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the outdoor fun and adventure of Girl Scouts – complete with archery and other games, plus gourmet fare, a silent and live auction, local spirits, dancing, costumes and more. Urban Campout 2023: Adventures Await is made possible by support from event co-chairs and community volunteers, Janice Kurth, who...

  • Luiseño Chapter DAR and America250 honor William Hall

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    TEMECULA – Our American fight for freedom did not come easy. In November 1776 – 247 years ago – George Washington was feeling the weight of the process. Just as many of us take on daunting projects or endure overwhelming odds, so, too, did Washington. The British continually forced retreat and had won four straight battles over the Americans. Down to 3,000 fighting men, Washington wrote to Congress: "The situation of our affairs is critical and truly alarming." He furth...

  • MSJC hosted dedication ceremony for state-of-the-art athletics and kinesiology complex

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    MENIFEE – Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) hosted a dedication ceremony Sept. 5 to officially open the more than $50 million state-of-the-art Athletics & Kinesiology Complex. College officials, faculty, staff, local leaders and community members attended the event and together celebrated this exciting milestone in the college’s history. Opening this addition to MSJC’s Menifee Valley Campus is a testament to the college’s commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics. This new Athletics & Kinesiology complex boasts...

  • Ira Robert Gourvitz

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Ira Robert Gourvitz died peacefully on Aug. 1, 2023, at the age of 84 after a full and productive life. He was the son of Herman and Freeda Gourvitz and was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on Dec. 3, 1938. His family moved to Passaic, New Jersey where he attended Passaic High School and was a standout basketball player. Upon graduating high school, he was accepted at the University of Virginia on a basketball scholarship and received his BA in Economics in 1960. Ira was prede...

  • Will America continue with liberty and justice for all, one nation under God?

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher As I have reflected this week on 9/11; I remembered the horror of covering news that day. The terror on people’s faces in New York running from the twin towers as they escaped and the buildings fell. People covered in gray dust, and the horror of watching people choose to jump to their death, rather than burn in the building. I don’t know if we’ve really witnessed anything like that since, to the degree of involving so many people and losing nearly 3,000 innocent lives. I also remember the deep honor...

  • Stevie wonders… 'Carbon credits for thee? Why not me?'

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Steven Schindler Special to the Village News Whether or not you believe climate change is an immediate danger, a distant danger, somewhat of a danger, or a hoax, there are certain climate change realities that can’t be denied. One of them is something called “carbon credits” or “carbon offsets.” Carbon credits and carbon offsets are two ways in which big corporations and very rich people justify using too much carbon, i.e. polluting, burning fossil fuels, and using too much jet fuel in private jets or using massive amounts of...

  • Boundaries with kids

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Many years ago, I read a book called, "Boundaries with Kids" by Drs. Cloud and Townsend. Healthy boundaries were the talk of the town it seemed in the early 21st century. The reason this came back to mind is because Area 1 has a Special Election with mail-in only ballots by Sept.19. Sadly, one candidate is accusing the other's supporters of being extremist and wanting to "ban" books. Those being falsely misunderstood feel they just want parents' individual boundaries of what their kids can be exposed to when they aren't...

  • Re: 'Home Kitchen Entrepreneurs' [Village News, Waldron column, 8/24/23]

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    I sent the following list of questions re: AB 1325 to Assemblymember Waldron this morning. My reason is to point out that there are many unanswered questions that the citizens of this state are not getting answers to regarding legislation being passed in Sacramento. Also, with a very few exceptions, the media itself is not fully questioning and reporting all information included or not included in all bills. Some bills are not even reported on in a timely manner, so citizens are not even aware of them until after they pass....

  • Reading the Village News Opinion page

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    So, did anyone get the idea our local communists got together on a conference call to “get” Julie Reeder? Can you imagine what an evil enemy of Fallbrook, and the world in general, she was to allow our local Marxists to have eight letters in her paper for them to criticize and abuse her? What a monster! Hey, thanks comrades, for the wake up call. Does it take a lot of training to lie that much and actually believe you’re saving the “party?” Who turned over that rock? Have a nice day, J. Schembri...

  • Our unfair justice system

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    For quite some time, I have noted a basic flaw in the current state of our justice system. This flaw has become painfully obvious lately with what I view as the malicious “prosecutions” of former president Donald Trump as well as virtually anyone associated with him, including his attorneys. (When has this ever happened before?) It appears that anyone within “social distance” of Trump is being targeted by our “justice” system as well as various state AGs trying to curry favor with the Deep State players whose highest pri...

  • RE: 'Let's rename Pro-Life' [Village News, Letter, 8/24/23]

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    It was disappointing to look through the Aug. 31 issue of Village News and find no response to John H. Terrell's letter, which was published in the Aug. 24 issue under the headline “Let's rename Pro-Life.” It seems that Mr. Terrell is ignorant of Hope Clinic for Women in Fallbrook at 125 East Hawthorne Street. This clinic offers not only support for pregnancy but also support for the infant and parents for the first two years of the infant's life after birth. Comprehensive education is offered for parents in what to exp...

  • Re: 'Area 1 voters, please support…' [Village News, Cavanaugh letter, 8/31/23]

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    How sophomoric and hypocritical of you to make backwards name-calling associations of an ethnic man you probably have never taken the time to get to truly know. If this is the maturity level and sense of logic for the supposed diverse, equitable, and inclusive values of Tauna Rodarte's supporters, it is cause for concern in their ability to discern who would be a good leader and example especially for our children. Since Lief Hansen is a bi-racial Latino businessman and an EMT/Firefighter in an already very increasingly...

  • Why Rodarte is the right candidate for Area 1

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    I would like to take this opportunity to correct some misinformation published previously about Tauna Rodarte, candidate in the special election for the Fallbrook High School board of trustees in Area 1 and give her background and real reasons for running. She has no agenda of her own, just loves the friendly village and hopes to be able to continue improving our community as a Trustee for the High School. She is asking for your vote this Sept. 19 in the By Mail Only Ballot election. Tauna and her disabled Marine Corps...

  • California Native American Day is Sept. 22

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Last week I was joined by several tribal chairpersons, including Chairman Robert Smith of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and Chairman Bo Mazzetti of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians when I spoke in support of ACR 17, which formally proclaims Sept. 22 Native American Day in California. On that day, tribal members from throughout the state and legislators from both parties will meet on the south steps of the Capitol to celebrate tribal history, culture and sovereignty....

  • DNA testing at the border

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District I've just taken action by sending a letter addressed to President Biden and the Federal Government, urging them to reinstate DNA testing at the border. This is a crucial step in addressing the rampant issue of human trafficking that plagues our border communities. We cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that innocent children are being exploited and traded as commodities. It's high time we prioritize their safety and well-being because, unequivocally, children are not for sale! Below is the...

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