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Articles from the November 2, 2023 edition


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  • Worker of the Week: Manny Cardenas

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Manny Cardenas has been the manager at Mountain Mikes Pizza, 1125 S. Mission Road, in Fallbrook for the past five years. His goal is to reach a higher position within the company some day. Cardenas makes a pizza with the works and loves it. Village News/David A. Landry photo...

  • Agriculture flourishes in new Crop Report, nears $1.8B

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Shauni Lyles San Diego County Communications Office San Diego's new Crop Report covering the county's 2022 growing season shows production was higher than last year at $1.78 billion in value, making it the seventh year in the past 10 years in which the region has seen an increase. The report showed total crop and commodity values increased by about $24 million or 1.4% from last year, which is beginning to show recovery from decreases attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. San...

  • Harriet Wilson – 'The Little Fellow'

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News The Cygnet Theater opened the world premiere of "The Little Fellow (or the Queen of Tarts Tells All)," Wednesday, Oct. 25, about the life of a resourceful English courtesan in the 1830s. Some people are old enough to recall there was a time when a production like this could not have mustered past the Hays Code, the Catholic League or the League of Decency. That said, today it's like no big deal. After years of being...

  • Affordable health screenings to come to Fallbrook

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Residents living in and around Fallbrook can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other serious chronic conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening at Zion Lutheran Church, 1405 East Fallbrook St., Monday, Nov. 20. Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk and kidney and thyroid function and more. Free...

  • Keep your brain sharp as you age

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Kate Rhéaume, ND Special to Village News  Are you feeling forgetful? Worried there’s nothing you can do about it? For a long time, the prevailing notion around brain architecture was that it was all downhill from childhood. We gradually lose brain cells over time, never to be replaced, or so we thought. We now know that the brain is remarkably flexible, or “plastic,” with the ability to reshape itself and, under the right conditions, even grow new brain cells at any age. According to a recent study published in Neur...

  • Feeding San Diego responds to new report revealing 10M more Americans are experiencing food insecurity 

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – The number of people living in food insecure households in the United States in 2022 increased to 44 million, including 13 million children, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is an increase of nearly 31% for all individuals and 44% for children from the previous year, the highest rate and number of individuals and children since 2014 and the largest one-year increase in food insecurity since 2008. “As we’ve worked tirelessly to try to end hunger, this...

  • Voters to cast special election ballots at Palomar College Education Center in Fallbrook

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Palomar College Education Center in Fallbrook was selected as a voting center for the Saturday, Nov. 7, Special Election. Voters living in the Fallbrook Public Utility District or Rainbow Municipal Water District will cast their ballots to ratify the decision of San Diego County Local Agency Formation Commission to authorize the Fallbrook Public Utility District and Rainbow Municipal Water District to separate from the San Diego County Water Authority. The...

  • Sustainable Saturday: Community Clean Up and Clothing Exchange

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, partnering with I Love A Clean San Diego and San Diego County, will host a Fallbrook Community Clean Up Day Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9-11 a.m., followed by a gently used clothing swap from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers of all ages are invited to grab buckets, work gloves and litter grabbers to walk Fallbrook downtown streets to pick up litter and recyclables, as well as to clean up trash dumped along the Pico Promenade walking path and waterway. FBA and ILACSD staff will host a...

  • RWC of Fallbrook to host Roy Moosa

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Republican Women of California – Fallbrook club’s guest speakers for Friday, Nov. 10, will include Roy Moosa, member of the Fallbrook Planning Group and owner of the Historic Fallbrook Mission Theater, whose topic will be about the eighth deadly sin – complacency. The meeting will take place at the Historic Mission Theater, 231 N. Main Ave., in Fallbrook. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10. Please RSVP no later than Monday, Nov. 6, at Carol Shrider...

  • Rainbow school district seeks trustee for Area No. 5

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    RAINBOW – The Vallecitos School District seeks a dedicated and qualified individual to serve on its Board of Education for Trustee Area No. 5 until 2026. To determine if you are eligible to represent the trustee area, visit the following web page and enter your address at https://ddp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=be6bcb76b685435ebaebe4c13f9d422f. Your address must show up within the boundaries of Trustee Area No. 5. Contact the school at 760-728-7092, if you encounter any difficulties with verifying your...

  • Retired teachers spur economic benefits while also donating time

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    What do retired teachers mean to Fallbrook? A lot. After years, sometimes decades, in the classroom giving back to their students, retired teachers continue to give back to local communities through their pocketbooks and their passion for volunteerism. The week of Nov. 5-11 is California’s 25th annual Retired Teachers Week. According to figures from the California Retired Teachers Association, retired teachers statewide donated more than 1 million hours of volunteer service in the past year valued at more than $39 million....

  • Proposed Socialization of Electrical Power in California

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    County Supervisor Jim Desmond reported some good news and some bad news items in his State of the County message. One bad news item as reported in the Village News was, “SDG&E is starting a fixed rate bill in January 2025 when every electrical provider in the state will be allowed to charge a fixed rate fee based upon each customer’s income.” It turns out that SDG&E’s proposal was in response to a certain unrelated 1,100 page bill in the state legislature upon which a rider was attached introducing this socialistic...

  • The good, the bad and the ugly

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron Special to Valley News The California Legislature adjourned Thursday, Sept. 14, and the governor had until Saturday, Oct. 14, to sign or veto all legislation. Of the 2,668 bills introduced, 1,046 made it to his desk. He signed 890 and vetoed 156. Many of the bills he signed will have significant impacts, though they received little public attention. Among these is a bill aimed at reducing the epidemic of catalytic converter thefts. Assembly Bill 641 will allow prosecution of thieves found in...

  • Re: 'High crimes and misdemeanors' [Maynard letter, Village News, 10/12/23]

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Mr. Maynard presents another one of his elaborate yarns and claims he has “irrefutable evidence” of President Joe Biden’s “high crimes and misdemeanors.” How many times have I explained to him that allegations are not evidence – at least, not in court. And as usual he presents not one iota of evidence to support his claim. Mr. Maynard notes, presumably in support of his claim, that Ukraine is historically one of the most corrupt countries in that area. True, but irrelevant. What he didn't note is that Russia is...

  • Kicking It

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News Isn’t it a given that if you put your head on a pillow, sleep will follow? Yet, ever since my television was banned from the bedroom years ago, slumber comes at a price. It turns out to be a struggle unless I can read myself to sleep. The only alternative takes hours repeating a tedious mantra which is reason enough for me to awaken most mornings cuddled up to my Kindle. Knowing some suggest that digital devices can actually deter sleep due to the emitting light, for m...

  • What he said, what it means; and other real estate related items

    Bob Hillery, Special to Village News|Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated that inflation is still “too high” and that the path to bringing it down will be “bumpy,” in his Thursday, Oct. 19, speech at the Economic Club of New York. He added that the Fed remains “resolute” in its commitment to returning inflation to 2%. He said that while inflation appears to be heading in the correct direction, he feels there might be a need for rate increases before the end of the year. What is the...

  • County releases Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gases

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Shauni Lyles San Diego County Communications Office San Diego County’s Draft Climate Action Plan, a blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the unincorporated area and at county facilities, is now available for public review and comment. Actions outlined in the Draft CAP will ultimately help us reach net zero emissions by 2045. Net zero means removing the same amount of emissions that are produced. The CAP is designed to improve overall sustainability while meeting the state’s GHG requirements through actions...

  • I Love A Clean San Diego and San Diego county encourages residents to recycle their organic waste

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – This fall season, I Love A Clean San Diego and San Diego County encouraged residents to continue or begin recycling or composting their organic waste, including Halloween pumpkins. "ILACSD provides educational webinars and resources to make organic waste recycling a treat, not a trick, this festive season," Amy Unruh, waste recovery manager at I Love A Clean San Diego, said. According to the county's Department of Public Works, 40% of waste in landfills is...

  • Rose Care FUNdamentals for November 2023

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Frank Brines, ARS Master Rosarian Special to Village News The projected temperature for the first week of November 2023 is near the historical average of mid-70s. If November temperatures turn hot again, chilli thrips may continue to be a problem. Continue to investigate for these pests and treat them if found. They attack new growth, buds and blooms. Left untreated plants are stressed greatly, often shriveling the end buds or preventing bud formation. The life cycle of chilli thrips is short and includes falling to ground...

  • BUSD renews drumline music instruction agreement

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Bonsall Unified School District renewed its music instruction services agreement with Kai Turley. A 5-0 BUSD board vote Wednesday, Oct. 18, approved a new independent contractor agreement with Turley for drumline learning enrichment courses as part of the school district’s Expanded Learning Opportunities program. The agreement covers the 2023-2024 school year from Aug. 16, to June 7, and Turley will be paid $14,400 for that period. “We’re thrilled that he’s back again, and...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer (3-year-old Jameson talking with the Nanny) Jameson: “I love my mom cause she is nice. Let’s keep her.” ——— (Our dog, Ipo, has fur-color markings of white on his paws and the rest of his body is brown) Jameson: “Does Ipo wear the same white socks every day?” ——— Mom: “You sure have gone pee a lot today.” Jameson: “I’m a drinking machine. Drinking machines never eat. They just drink, drink, drink....

  • Writer encounters a fabulous find at a favorite place

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Tim O'Leary Special to Village News I recently encountered a fabulous find at a favorite place. Thus, I discovered "a match made in heaven" at a haven that provides peace, hospitality and beauty. It was, in fact, more than one match made in heaven. One of those matches spans the digital divide – a chasm that separates the tech savvy from the tech tangled. I count myself among the latter, a late adapter to the computer, the cloud and the ever-expanding universe of hand-held...

  • BUSD approves purchase of agricultural crop planning software

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter A Santa Clara County company called Tend has an agricultural crop planning software program, and the Bonsall Unified School District will be utilizing that program for its on-site agricultural activities. The BUSD board voted 5-0 Wednesday, Oct. 18, to approve the purchase of the Tend program. The school district will pay $399 annually. “The purpose here is obviously educational,” BUSD superintendent Joseph Clevenger said. “It’s going to provide hands-on learning.” An on-campus...

  • Migrant Education Students gear up for FHS Trunk-or-Treat

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The students from the Migrant Education Program spent a Saturday preparing for the Trunk-or-Treat event at Fallbrook High School Saturday, Oct. 28, making decorations to decorate cars for the upcoming event and learning journalism skills that they will practice at the event. On Saturday, students worked together to create tissue paper decorations. They made colorful tissue paper flowers and papel picado, which is a kind of perforated Mexican paper art. These...

  • Wings of Change presents West Coast Lady Butterfly as Butterfly of the Month for October

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The winged wonder, West Coast Lady Butterfly, calls Western North America home, flitting around from the sunny southern shores of British Columbia all the way down to Baja California Norte, according to Wings of Change. But don't be surprised if you spot one on your travels to Montana, Colorado, New Mexico or parts of Mexico too. The butterfly has even been known to pop up as far east as central Kansas, eastern North Dakota and southern Ontario. These...

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