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Articles from the November 19, 2020 edition

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  • Bonsall Woman's Club to hold merry Christmas fundraiser

    Updated Feb 4, 2021

    BONSALL – Bonsall Woman's Club is holding its Christmas fundraiser, with a "Let's be Merry" theme, over a three-day period: Thursday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Suite 704 in the River Village in Bonsall. Suite 704 is located behind Daniel's Market and near the Postal Annex. Items available will consist of the ever popular and beautifully decorated designer wreaths and lighted, 3-feet...

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    Flowers have different meanings

    Roger Boddaert, Special to Village News|Updated Nov 19, 2020

    Flowers of all kinds, shapes, and colors emerge from the earth in their prescribed flowering seasons in the fantastic way that nature has with its own time-table around the world. Fall is when we think of flowers either in the garden or as cut flowers like chrysanthemums. Christmas is when we enjoy the colorful poinsettia with the many new colors that abound today. Springtime conjures up tulips, ranunculus, freesia, and other flowering plants. The cut flower industry is vast a...

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    Pilot hurt in crash of small plane near Fallbrook Airpark

    Will Fritz, Staff Writer

    A small single-engine plane crashed near the Fallbrook Airpark Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, leaving the pilot with injuries. The crash was reported at 9:51 a.m. near the airpark along South Mission Road, according to North County Fire Capt. John Choi. The plane was having mechanical issues and came down for an emergency landing but ran out of runway space and went into an open field, according to information from Choi. The plane did not catch fire, and the single occupant was...

  • people at prayer gathering

    Praying for America

    A group of Fallbrook residents gather at the corner of Main and Alvarado, joining 20 million Christians all across America, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 to pray for their nation. Participants were able to follow a prayer program on their phones during that hour....

  • James Wallace holding a painting

    Fallbrook artist and veteran finds passion for painting

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer

    James Wallace grew up in Laguna Hills and San Clemente and was attending Saddleback College when 9/11 happened. Not long after that, he enlisted in the United States Army. "I was in for three and a half years," he said. "I was (working with) Patriot missiles. I spent two of those years in Korea and I ended up getting hurt over there." He explained that his injury was like falling off a moving semi trailer truck on the highway. "I ended up getting nerve damage from that," he...

  • Coalition for Awareness of Synthetic Analogues

    Parents of child killed by fentanyl meet with US drug czar in Ohio

    Jeff Pack, Staff Writer|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    When Matt Capelouto spoke up for the first time when he took to the podium back in February to plead with the Temecula City Council to pay attention to the fentanyl problem, he couldn't have known how far his fight would take him. But after months of organizing, rallies and connecting with fellow parents who lost children when they unknowingly ingested fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine – he and his wife made their way to Ohio on Oct...

  • COVID-19 fatigue causing cases to skyrocket

    Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    Too many San Diegans are failing to take sufficient measures to protect themselves from getting or passing COVID-19. That’s the explanation County health officials gave Nov. 16 for the record number of COVID-19 cases that have been reported recently. Over the last seven days, the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketed, reaching a record 1,087 cases Nov. 14 and followed by 833 cases Nov. 15. More than 600 cases have been reported every single day in the past week. In the last seven days, 5,031 cases were reported, compared to 3...

  • Dr. Steven Campman

    County Medical Examiner releases midyear and annual reports

    Yvette Urrea Moe, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office released both midyear statistics comparing the first six months of 2020 to 2019 and its 2019 annual report. "By releasing this level of data, we hope people can study risk factors and identify common issues and trends that could perhaps lead to discoveries and improvements in health that ultimately can save lives," Dr. Steven Campman, interim chief medical examiner of San Diego, said. Looking first at midyear figures, the...

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    County gets grant for Child Safety Seat Education Program

    Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    A new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will help the County Health & Human Services Agency teach parents and caregivers how to keep their children as safe as possible while riding in a vehicle. The $225,000, one-year grant will pay for a car seat education program that encourages the proper installation and use of child safety seats. The grant funds the following activities: One-on-one appointments to inspect car seats Child safety seat education classes for...

  • San Diego County Water Authority

    San Diego County Water Authority and its partners help Fallbrook, Rainbow flourish

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – From the very start of the Fallbrook story, nothing has been more important than reliable water supplies – and for more than 70 years, that water has come from the San Diego County Water Authority and its local partners. Every cup of coffee. Every birthday party at the pool. Every shower after a baseball game. Every backyard orange tree. Safe, reliable water provided by San Diego County's regional water agency – in collaboration with its member agenc...

  • 10 tips to reduce food waste, save money and protect the environment this holiday season

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Food is the highlight of many holiday traditions and memories. Everyone can think of a holiday dish that makes them smile and mouths water instantly. Yet, about 40% of all food produced in the U.S. never gets eaten. In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans waste 25% more than during the rest of the year. During the holidays, millions of pounds of uneaten turkey, gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes and other seasonal trimmings end up in landfills. Food is the single largest material dis...

  • Rosina Reynolds and Crystal Lucas-Perry

    Now playing in online theatres

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    Online theatre is a bargain. It only requires the purchase of one ticket for the entire family to watch the performance in the comfort of your home. Currently streaming at San Diego Rep is "JQA" (John Quincy Adams). It is another re-imagined historical play about presidents. This starts with our third president, John Adams, and his 9-year-old son, John Quincy Adams, our sixth president, with focus on the latter and his long political career. Written by award winning...

  • knitted and crocheted ornaments

    Artful gifts can be found at the Fallbrook Art Center

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Art of the Holidays runs through Dec. 24, at the Doris E. De Haan Fallbrook Art Center in The Janice Griffiths Gallery. Artful gifts are available from a wide array of affordably priced, unique handcrafted gifts, created by over 42 regional artisans. The stock is replenished continuously, so there are new offerings on a daily basis. Jewelry, functional glassware, wearable art, accessories, functional and decorative wood, ceramics, greeting cards, glass mosaics, h...

  • Vallecitos declares equipment surplus

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    The Vallecitos School District has declared computer equipment and other items to be surplus to the district's needs. The declaration of surplus must be approved by the school district board and, on Nov. 10, the board voted 5-0 to declare surplus 47 Acer Chromebook computers, 21 Acer chargers, a shed in the district barn, and eight projectors. The California Education Code allows a school district, with approval by the board, to sell or otherwise dispose of what is classified as personal property (as opposed to real property)...

  • two women at event

    Palomar opens its campus doors to marginalized people

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    SAN MARCOS – Following the turbulent 1960s and 70s, Palomar College took its first steps toward overturning systemic racism with the creation of the first academic departments dedicated to multicultural studies. But the campus was still inaccessible to many within the Palomar Community College District who didn't speak English, or whose ethnic identity left them feeling isolated from higher education. The next steps in Palomar's progress would include the expansion of E...

  • 3 girls on cell phones

    Parents can exercise caution with youth-based social apps

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Internet access is no longer limited to desktop or laptop computers. World Advertising Research Center, using data from mobile trade body GSMA, says almost three-quarters of internet users, or roughly 3.7 billion people, will access the internet exclusively via smartphones by 2025. Young people are one of the largest demographics utilizing smartphones today. A Common Sense Media survey says just over half of children in the United States now own a smartphone by t...

  • drive through tour of the new water treatment plant

    FPUD board, others tour Conjunctive Use Project progress

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District held a Nov. 10 tour of the Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project. All five FPUD board members participated in the tour. If a majority of board members are present, an activity must be noticed as a public meeting, and members of the public were also invited to join the tour. Approximately five members of the public participated in the tour as did FPUD General Manager Jack Bebee, FPUD Chief Engineer Aaron Cook, FPUD Public Affairs...

  • Motorcyclist accidents happen

    Andrew Zucker, Zucker Law Firm|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    Did you know? California has the largest number of motorcycles among all 50 states. Makes sense; California is the most populous state of all 50, too. With great year-round weather and tons of views from north to south, it’s not difficult to imagine why so many people invest in a motorcycle as an alternative mode of travel. With the hot summer weather behind us and the temperate days of autumn here, there’s sure to be even more motorcycles on the road. Not so fast. Not eve...

  • Safely give your time and money to charities – even in a pandemic

    Brent Wakefield, Special to Village News|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    This holiday season, charitable giving and volunteering will look a lot different, thanks to COVID-19. The need for volunteers and donations is greater than ever as millions more people than usual struggle amid the pandemic’s economic disruption. Unfortunately, many who usually volunteer around the holidays may be unsure about doing so this year, given the risk of contracting the coronavirus, and the fact that their usual volunteering traditions through school, houses of worship or other organizations might be disrupted. O...

  • Chris Ponce and Eric Balandran Gary and Sue Shimer

    Pro-Tire in Fallbrook approaches its 34th anniversary

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Intern|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    In December of 1986, Gary Shimer began his business, Indy Performance Pro-Tire & Automotive, in order to provide the community with fast and reliable automotive services. Shimer and his employees have since built strong relationships with the public and say they are very proud to serve Fallbrook. Pro-Tire & Auto provides many different automotive services, such as oil changes, and engine repair besides tire services. On an average day, they provide multiple sets of tire...

  • Marie and David Wade with award

    George Plumbing receives Torch Award for Ethics

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Better Business Bureau has named George Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning as a winner of the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in Southern California. This esteemed recognition raises awareness in marketplace ethics, and honors businesses who operate with integrity. Winners in each category were announced Oct. 28. "This achievement is not only a dream come true for my own career aspirations, but also a reflection of a lifetime of hard work put in by the g...

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    Virtual Turkey Jingle Trot to raise funds for nonprofits

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    FALLBROOK – This year, the Fallbrook Village Rotary 12th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot has been reimagined as the 12th annual "choose your own place and pace" Turkey Jingle Trot to be held Nov. 13 through Dec. 31. As in previous years, proceeds will benefit the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary and the Fallbrook Village Rotary Foundation. While Rotarians have enjoyed Turkey Trot memories with family and many friends, they realize this year has to b...

  • Marine support group seeks sponsors to make Thanksgiving special

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    DANA POINT – Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and most people anticipate a warm, wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends. Still, not everyone gets to celebrate Thanksgiving seated at a beautifully decorated table, laden down with homemade dishes. There are 175 single Marines who will remain at Camp Pendleton to maintain readiness as the Nation's first responders and cannot travel home to be with loved ones. There will be empty chairs at tables across the U.S. To ease the loneliness of this time, the Dana P...

  • woman with compost bin

    Solana Center to present program on compost bins

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Composting experts from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation will present at a program for a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. "Basic Backyard Composting" is co-hosted by the Fallbrook Climate Action Team. They will discuss: composting and why it is so important; what tools and materials are needed; which items are compostable and which are not and harvesting and using compost. Reducing waste is an important component of reducing greenhouse g...

  • Fallbrook Garden Club presents well-known speakers

    Updated Nov 18, 2020

    FALLBROOK – For the next two months, the Fallbrook Garden Club will present widely acclaimed speakers at its general meetings held via Zoom. For the Nov. 24 meeting, the guest speaker will be Panayoti Kelaidis, a plant explorer, gardener and public garden administrator associated with Denver’s Botanic Gardens. Rocks in a garden can run the spectrum of ungainly boulders to the elegance of a Zen Garden. Kelaidis will illustrate ways that rock work has been used effectively by gardeners in Southern California, and place the art...

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