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Articles from the November 4, 2021 edition


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  • Fallbrook CPG prioritizes road improvement recommendations

    Updated Nov 5, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook Community Planning Group approved a prioritized list of recommended road improvements. A 14-0 vote Oct. 18, with Tom Harrington absent, approved the list which will be forwarded to the county's Department of Public Works. "That's based on input, community input," said planning group chair Eileen Delaney. "The first issue is pedestrian safety," said Roy Moosa, who chairs the planning group's Circulation Committee. "From there it went to automobile safety." After automobile...

  • Three Fallbrook residents graduate from Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Three Fallbrook residents graduate from Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy...

  • The history of giving flowers Act I

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Roger Boddaert Special to the Village News Whether you spend $5 or hundreds of dollars on giving flowers, do you know what they mean and how the tradition of flower-giving first began? Let's take a little stroll down the flower trail together. Hundreds of thousands of flowers vary in size, shape, color, and fragrance worldwide; how they became such a significant part of our culture is truly unique. Each flower type carries different meanings, depending on the color, history,...

  • Grossest things in a house most people never bother to clean

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Quick question: What do you think is the grossest thing in your house? Whatever your answer is, just the thought of it likely made you scrunch your face. Thinking about cleaning it likely seems like a nightmare. We get it – life happens, you lack the time and energy to keep everything spic and span at home. Fret no more, we're here to help you identify where to look, and how to handle the mess. Here are the dirtiest spots in your home, plus we're sharing tips on...

  • Adopt-A-Highway Program now offers stipend for clean up events

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    SACRAMENTO – The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations or businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within California's State Highway System. Thanks to the newly created Clean California Program, the Adopt-A-Highway Program has been authorized to provide a stipend of up to $250 total per litter clean up event held by its volunteers. The stipends include: • $250: Adopted Highway Segments • $250: Ramps and Quads (all sides) • $125: One on- and off-ramp • $62.50: One ramp • Up...

  • "Treetime" is here

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Jackie Heyneman Special to the Village News The Cut the Carbon program sponsored by Save Our Forest/Fallbrook Land Conservancy partnering with the Fallbrook Climate Action Team returns to offer free trees to private residents. While the world has experienced drastic changes in climate for thousands of years, we now know enough to be able to do something about it. Have you asked, what can I do as an individual to help alleviate the problem? The answer is something as simple as planting a tree. The right tree in the right...

  • Fallbrook CPG supports Citro ag operations

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Citro development project would like to have a farm stand within the community, which will require the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to approve a Specific Plan Amendment to allow that use. That proposed change has the support of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group. The planning group voted 14-0 Oct. 18, with Tom Harrington absent, to recommend county approval to have a farm stand and accessory uses in the homeowners' association common area. "What a great idea to allow them to...

  • 5 ways to not be a victim of BOMO

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Rebecca Gramuglia Special to the Village News With inventories running low and holiday gifts in more demand than ever, waiting 22 more days until Black Friday may not be the most cost-effective option in 2021. And according to a recent survey conducted by TopCashback.com, the USA’s most generous cash back site, at least 35% of Americans have already started their holiday shopping. Here are five tips to escape “Buy Or Miss Out” this season: Pre-order now. If you’re eyeing an item for the holidays and it’s on pre-order, don’t w...

  • FUESD approves plan to use $9.4 million in COVID-19 funds

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News Trustees of the Fallbrook Union Elementary District held a special meeting on Friday morning, Oct. 29, to plan how to use the $9,455,694 allocated by state and federal sources to deal with the impact of COVID-19. The plan needed to be adopted by the board at a public meeting on or before Oct. 29, and trustees voted unanimously for approval of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III expenditure plan. School districts, county offices of education, or charter schools,...

  • Winners of Pumpkin Patch art contest named

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The winners of the inaugural The Pumpkin Patch Junior Art Competition were announced at a reception, Oct. 21, at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. The contest was sponsored by Fallbrook Propane Gas Company. The winners are: Pre-Kindergarten – First Grade First place: Zoey Ussher – "Happy Fall" Second place: Hazel Ussher – "Spooky Ghost Mansion" Third place: Beau Hoffman – "5 Little Pumpkins" Second – Fourth Grade First place: Dean Madsen – "Happy Halloween" Se...

  • Palomar Foundation Golf Tournament raises over $170,000

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    POWAY – The President’s Invitational Golf Classic, an annual tournament and fundraiser hosted by the Palomar College Foundation, raised more than $170,000 with approximately 100 golfers participating at the scenic Maderas Golf Club Monday, Oct. 25. With golfers teeing off just before noon, the tournament wrapped up as the rain began falling on a cloudy day that participants described as ideal for a round of golf for a good cause. “It was so good to be there in person,” said Stacy Rungaitis, Executive Director of the Palomar C...

  • Wild Wonders welcomes new cheetah cub

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    BONSALL – Nature can be cruel. Often when a single cub is born, or becomes a singleton from the litter dying, mother cheetahs will abandon the cub or stop lactating. Meet Tavi. As Tavi was a singleton with no mom or litters his age to cross foster, a decision was made to hand raise him to save his life. Wild Wonders feels blessed to be chosen as Tavi's forever home. Shortly he will be introduced to his four-legged furry companion, Yarra, and these two will become fast f...

  • Halloween is back at the club

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County hosted their spooktacular Trunk or Treat event, Friday, Oct. 29. Cars and trucks sponsored by staff members, board members and parents lined the parking lot of the Ingold Clubhouse to pass out candy to kids. Both members of the club and children from the surrounding communities came in their costumes for some trick or treat fun. In 2019, the Club hosted their first Trunk or Treat event with nearly 200 children in attendance. H...

  • The Ignoble Lie

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Victor Davis Hanson The Daily Caller In a controversial passage in Plato’s “Republic,” Socrates introduced the idea of the “noble lie” (“gennaios pseudos”). A majestic fiction, he says, could sometimes serve society by persuading uninformed citizens of something good for them. Ever since, many prevaricators have used the excuse that they lied for the common good. Take Dr. Anthony Fauci, our point man on the COVID-19 epidemic. Fauci misled the country about mask-wearing during the pandemic by claiming they were of little use...

  • Real Estate Round-Up: Z is for zestimate

    Kim Murphy, Murphy & Murphy Southern California Realty|Updated Nov 4, 2021

    A zestimate by any other name is really a guess-timate. Algorithms provide a “value” on a property based on data. The data measures, in the case of real estate, the size of the building, the age of the building, the size of the parcel it’s located on, and the location of the parcel. It takes this data and compares it to other properties within a specific geographic area. The zestimate can be fairly accurate when it is applied to a home in a planned unit development, where...

  • Post office landscaping needs help

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    The Fallbrook Post Office at the corner of Mission Road and Fallbrook Street is a staple in the lives of most Fallbrook residents. Whether it’s conducting business inside the lobby or just dropping off mail at the remote mailboxes, we all pass through this Fallbrook landmark from time to time. I have noticed for many months now that the landscaping of our post office has deteriorated to the point that it is almost nonexistent – unless dead shrubs, loose trash, broken branches, weeds, and tumbleweeds are all the rage the...

  • My view of our newspaper

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    We in Fallbrook are fortunate to have a newspaper managed by a person who strives to report news as it should be, based on fact. Julie Reeder is a very knowledgeable, outstanding journalist whose rebuttals to criticisms over what goes into her paper are not based on what she has gleaned from what many think are reliable sources of information. These, in reality, are often publications supported by and controlled by those whose goal is to control our thinking and get us to believe what they want us to believe. Instead, she...

  • Work with ivermectin earned a Nobel Prize

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    I was so thankful that a good friend beat COVID within a very short period of time despite (or perhaps) because that person never had the vaccine. I am thankful that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin started turning things around quite quickly for the better for my friend (a Fallbrook resident.) Fortunately, there are doctors who know the benefits of these drugs and are using them with great success in the treatment of this virus. These two drugs have been helping people and saving lives for many years. In fact,...

  • Kicking It – Do you believe?

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News It’s hard to recall when it started, but now that I think about it, this has been going on for more than three decades. Sometimes it’s so vague, I forget to even think about it, believing instead that my coordination is slipping. But, not really. It’s him. I have never believed in ghosts, ghouls, spirits, or things that “go bump in the night.” Yet, there is a certain energy in my aura, I know this sounds hokey, I can’t believe I am saying it out loud. But, the fact of...

  • Tell us now

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District As your County Supervisor, advancing government programs that promote efficiency and accessibility for the residents of North County is among my top priorities. If you have a problem that needs County assistance, Tell Us Now! phone app provides an efficient and convenient way to report issues directly to the county. Available to iPhone and Android users, the county’s Tell Us Now! app builds on the county’s commitment to customer service by making county systems more efficient. It is a use...

  • Time to fall back, again

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 On Nov. 7, the annual ritual of “falling back'' will be upon us again, despite 60% voter approval for Proposition 7 in 2018 that was aimed at eliminating the bi-annual time change. So what’s going on and why are we still doing this? Daylight saving time was first imposed as a temporary energy saving measure during World War I, and was reinstated during World War II. After World War II ended, states were allowed to decide the issue, and in 1949, voters approved Proposition 12, per...

  • America's history of worker exploitation, Part 2

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    One really effective way to exploit workers is to employ them as independent contractors, rather than employees. So, no hourly wages, no employee perks like vacation, paid sick leave, or health insurance. This puts all the risk on the IC’s. A prime example of this ploy is multi-level marketing MLM – think Amway, Mary Kay. Last year, MLM’ s were noted as a $36 billion industry in the U.S. That is a lot of money. But how well did their IC’s do? According to Prnewswire, of the 20 million IC’s, nearly half (47%) lost money and a...

  • Easy ways to boost your curb appeal

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Jane Kepley Special to the Village News Great curb appeal can make a big difference when selling a home. Not only can it make your property stand out from the competition, but it could also bring in higher offers. An attractive house can also be a benefit even if you're aren't planning to sell right now. After all, who doesn't want to take pride in their home while keeping it in excellent condition? Do you want to boost your home's curb appeal without spending a lot of time...

  • CR Properties agent spotlight

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – Jean Trygstad came to Fallbrook 19 years ago. She has been an active member of the Fallbrook community and is very excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate. She had a very successful career in the field of education as a physical education teacher, high school counselor, vice-principal of discipline, school principal and district consultant. During her early years, she began purchasing property as an investment and now owns several homes and c...

  • Sandia Creek Drive bridge information presented to Fallbrook CPG

    Updated Nov 4, 2021

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Oct. 18 meeting of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group included a presentation on the Sandia Creek Drive bridge replacement project. Robert Hingtgen, who is a planner for the county's Department of Planning and Development Services and California Trout Regional Director Sandra Jacobson gave the presentation. The presentation was a non-voting item for the planning group, although no members expressed concerns. "It will be excellent," said planning group chair Eileen Delaney. "I'm...

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