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Articles from the October 19, 2023 edition


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  • Re: 'How to take the schools back' [Village News, Forrest letter, 10/12/23]

    Updated Oct 23, 2023

    Ms. Forrest, the fact that you have to ask what’s wrong with the schools, tells me you are part of the problem. That, and the smarter-than-thou attitude. I didn’t include my background because I wasn’t sure I’d get a typical response from a teacher who wholly supports the union or works for them. Here goes. Sandra, I was a fully accredited secondary education teacher literally before you were born. My mother was a teacher. My sister was a teacher. My best friend was a teacher. In the mid 70s, I saw the schools taken...

  • World renowned cello quartet to perform in Fallbrook

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – A cello quartet? Contrary to what one might imagine, this group is exhilarating and to say that their performances are breathtaking is an understatement. The Rastrelli Cello Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia, and currently residing in Germany will make a stop at Fallbrook's Mission Theater Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. as part of their 2023 North American tour. "These remarkable musicians have such diverse sounds they make you think of a classical symphony one...

  • SHERIFF'S LOG

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Oct. 1 900 blk Alturas Road Assault w/ a deadly weapon; not firearm 100 blk W. Fallbrook St. Grand theft - Burglary from motor vehicle Oct. 2 300 blk Ammunition Road Grand theft from motor vehicle 200 blk Oberlander Way Fraud - Obtain money by false pretenses - Over $950 200 blk S. Main Ave. Arrest - Possession of controlled narcotic substance and paraphernalia 500 blk Iowa St. Assault w/ a deadly weapon; misc. Incidents 1000 blk S. Main Ave. Arrest - Disorderly conduct - Under the influence: Alcohol 1400 blk Alturas Road...

  • A prescription for good health: Selecting the right Medicare plan

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Dr. Tom Roben Special to the Village News As a physician, the last thing I want is for a patient to make decisions about their health and well-being based on the cost of care and medication rather than their actual care needs. Right now is a critical time for the over 6.7 million individuals in California who rely on Medicare for their health insurance. Evaluating your own health care needs can help you select a plan that will cover you when you need it the most and fit within your budget. While it’s impossible to foresee...

  • Amino acids eliminate cravings for toxic junk food

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Julia Ross, MA, NTS Special to the Village News Are you plagued with cravings for sweet, starchy, and fatty junk food? Despite the concerns that so many of us have about our diets, staying away from health-destructive foods has been a losing battle. Today’s mostly processed food diet contains little protein and lots of nutrient-void fats, sugars, and starches that intoxicate and addict the brain rather than nourish it. Our brain’s appetite chemistry is dependent on specific nutrients and the problem is that our...

  • Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Traffic at the nerve route

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Megan Johnson McCullough Special to the Village News Chronic, lingering wrist pain that causes discomfort for daily living activities may be attributed to carpal tunnel syndrome. When pain, tingling and/or numbness is felt in some of the fingers, there can be nerve compression. The uncomfortable feeling can be attributed to the median nerve. This nerve runs down the arm, through the wrist and to the fingers. The route the nerve takes is through the carpal "tunnel." Movement...

  • County launches new 'Getting to Zero' app for HIV resources

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Fernanda Lopez Halvorson County of San Diego Communications Office The county has a new free app to help San Diegans find HIV resources like testing locations and treatment providers. The Getting to Zero Mobile App, launched by the county’s Public Health Services in collaboration with 2-1-1 San Diego, is designed to increase access to HIV, STD and hepatitis related information. The app helps San Diegans and anyone living with HIV or at-risk of contracting HIV, organizations and people working in HIV-related fields, with eas...

  • NCFPD adjusts ambulance fees

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The North County Fire Protection District adjusted the fees charged for NCFPD ambulance calls. A 5-0 NCFPD board vote Tuesday, Sept. 26, approved the new ambulance fee schedule. The fees will increase by approximately 7.5%. “That’s an annual inflator off of San Diego’s CPI,” NCFPD fire Chief Keith McReynolds said. “We can raise fees accordingly.” In September 2016, the NCFPD board adopted a policy which provides an automatic annual rate increase for ambulance service based on the...

  • At-home COVID-19 testing kits can be ordered

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home, by ordering them at https://www.covid.gov/tests. Also, the Fallbrook Regional Health District has at-home COVID-19 Testing Kits available for pick-up at the following locations: FRHD Administration Building: 138 S. Brandon Road, Fallbrook FRHD Community Health & Wellness Center: 1636 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook Hours of operation for both...

  • Quilt guild to raise funds with Quilted Treasures

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Quilted Treasures quilt show will be presented by the Fallbrook Quilt Guild Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SonRise Christian Fellowship Church, 463 S. Stage Coach Lane. There will be many treasures including beautiful, creative quilts on display, even some for sale; demonstrations to enhance one's quilting, lots of goodies at the country store; maybe that hard-to-find Christmas present for a special friend or family member or maybe a book...

  • Fallbrook Harvest Faire happens Oct. 22

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Just about everything is in place for the annual Harvest Faire, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Avenue in historic downtown Fallbrook. Put on by the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, the faire will feature local handmade crafts, as well as a beer and wine garden, pony rides, pie baking contest, pumpkin and costume contests, live music, local foods and treats, fall-themed treats, nonprofits with crafts for kids and a pumpkin patch. Also...

  • Soroptimist Club to hold Meet & Greet

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista & North County Inland is holding a Meet & Greet Oct. 26, from 6–8 p.m. at Cocina del Charro, 1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. Complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided to guests. Attendees will learn about Soroptimist "Dream Programs" that help women and girls through education. Register at https://bit.ly/3sU1FhN or email [email protected]. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement that advocates for...

  • The Veterans Day Parade is coming back to Fallbrook

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Everyone is invited to join the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Fallbrook American Legion Post 776 for their annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m., starting at Fallbrook Street and running along Main Avenue to Alvarado Street. This year the parade Grand Marshall is Retired Marine Corps Major General Anthony L. Jackson of Fallbrook. They will also have fire trucks, youth groups, classic cars, military vehicles, and local dignitaries. Parents can bring their...

  • Last tri-tip dinner will be served this Friday

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School FFA students will host their final Tri-Tip BBQ dinner of the football season this Friday, Oct. 20. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Agriculture department, which is located at the east end of the football field. Each meal includes tri-tip, beans, salad, dinner roll and a drink. The price for each dinner is $15. Call the Ag department at 760-723-6300 ext. 2508 for more information or just show up. This is a fundraiser for FFA leadership development activities throughout the...

  • County to award closed landfill maintenance and repair contracts

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The County of San Diego will be issuing one or more contracts for maintenance and repair of closed landfills including the Bonsall Landfill and the Fallbrook 1B Burn Site. A 3-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote Oct. 11, with Jim Desmond absent and one vacant seat, authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to issue a request for statements of qualifications for as-needed engineering, construction management, closed solid waste site...

  • Social Security announces 3.2% benefit increase for 2024

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    WASHINGTON – Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 71 million Americans will increase 3.2% in 2024, the Social Security Administration announced Oct. 12. On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in January. More than 66 million Social Security beneficiaries will see the 3.2% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) beginning in January 2024. Increased payments to approximately 7.5 million people receiving SSI will begin on Dec. 29,...

  • Neighbors unite: Three local child nutrition departments collaborate to offer professional development training

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Child Nutrition Services (CNS) staff from Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD), Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD), and Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) came together at the FUESD Central Kitchen facility to participate in a hands-on culinary training, Friday, Oct. 6. Melissa Phillips of Tyson Foods, a leader in the K-12 food industry, offered this professional development opportunity to the districts and the visionary leaders...

  • Worker of the Week sells shoes and remodels homes

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Sung Yoo works part time as a shoe store manager for his father who has been the store owner for the past 11 years. The store has no name but can be found at 1412 South Mission Road, Fallbrook. The store sells shoes, boots, backpacks, and some clothing. Sung, when not working at his father's store, owns his own construction business as a general contractor in remodeling new and existing homes. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Taylor wins first and second place awards from San Diego Press Club

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – Freelance writer Nathalie Taylor, a Reeder Media affiliate since 2003 – 20 years – took home a first and second from the San Diego Press Club on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. The awards were especially significant because the writer only wrote four stories within the judging time frame. The 50th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards event held on the grounds of Balboa Park’s International Cottages, featured fine food from top-class San Diego restaurants. San Diego Press Club stories are judged by other press...

  • Kicking It – Surviving a twin tsunami

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News A few weeks ago, my granddaughter Autumn flew down from the Sacramento area with her under-2 year old twin boys. It turned out to be a whirlwind visit. Naturally, she was thoroughly prepared for this expedition. I thought I was too. After all, we did a thorough house cleaning from the floor up to our waists. Or so we thought. I’d forgotten how long a two-year-olds arms can be. Apparently, someone at the car rental agency took pity on her because even though mommy only...

  • Getting the word out about drug abuse

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Red Ribbon Week – Oct. 23 to 31 – delivers a strong anti-drug message to school children nationwide. I strongly support this annual program, and again this year my office is distributing thousands of Red Ribbon certificates to schools throughout the 75th Assembly District. In 2021, there were almost 6,000 overdose deaths in California – most of them fentanyl-related. That’s an increase of 121% in three years. Fentanyl has become the number one killer of persons aged 18 to 45...

  • Re: 'The right to question policies' [Village News, Jones letter, 10/5/23]

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Lindsay tries to make the case that she’s open minded and capable of making reasonable decisions – then demolishes her case, thusly. She says: “it made zero sense for me to take the [Covid-19] vaccine.” Apparently she gave no weight to the recommendations of Dr. Fauci, a respected immunologist, and the CDC, and instead, went with then President Trump’s frequently (and falsely) repeated “it will go away.” To Lindsay: If you think you challenge everything, have you tried challenging your own logic? Regarding...

  • The latest at SANDAG

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Let's start with some great news! Thanks to the unwavering efforts of SANDAG Board members, led by San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, we have successfully eliminated the mileage tax from the transportation plan. Mayor Jones pushed vigorously for this issue to be heard and got most of her colleagues to remove this tax. It's a significant win for San Diego County! However, our work is far from over. SANDAG is still actively pursuing its $160 billion transportation plan, and with the mileage tax...

  • More on the plans for Bonsall Community Park

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    I sent the following letter to Supervisor Jim Desmond: I’m reaching out to you again today regarding the following information posted online by the Bonsall Community Sponsor Group, which is dedicated to enhancing and preserving a rural lifestyle. Please see the attached County of San Diego Bonsall Community Sponsor Group Regular Meeting Minutes, Feb. 4, 2020. I have underlined pertinent information on page 2 regarding your county’s Concept A and Concept B. Concept A is a highly active park and Concept B is a more...

  • Taking time to recognize all the blessings in our community

    Updated Oct 18, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher I went to REINS Country Hoedown Saturday night. What a great event for a great cause, helping our special needs residents. While I enjoyed this event, Lucette went to another important event, the Hope Clinic Tea, which raises money to take care of families who have a baby on the way and may need support, education or encouragement. We try to attend as many events as we can. On Oct. 28, I’m attending the gala for the Fallbrook Food Pantry which vets those in need and provides food for their families. I...

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