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Articles from the November 23, 2023 edition


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  • Bottom Shelf to hold Holiday Boutique

    Updated Nov 27, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Friends of the Fallbrook Library’s Bottom Shelf Bookstore will hold its annual Holiday Boutique beginning Saturday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. and continuing until Dec. 23. This event will showcase exemplary books of all genres. The usual selection of gently used books, audio and video selections will be available as well as special holiday selections of both almost new media and books and holiday books which they have been accumulating all year. Proceeds go to Friends of the Fallbrook Library to be used for...

  • Five questions to ask when hiring movers

    Jane Kepley, Special to the Village News|Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Moving can be a hassle. There’s so much to do between the packing, the hauling and the loading – especially while tending to the other facets of moving to a new home, like setting up utilities and modifying the space. Fortunately, hiring professional movers can help by taking a huge burden off your shoulders and ensuring your prized possessions are moved safely and with the utmost care to your new destination. But you do want to choose a reliable company. If you’re...

  • BUSD updates facility use fees

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Local groups may rent Bonsall Unified School District rooms or fields if the use doesn’t conflict with BUSD activity, and the facility use fees for such rental were updated during the Oct. 18 BUSD board meeting. The 5-0 vote approved a new application packet including the fee schedule. Local Bonsall clubs or other organizations, with “local” defined as a majority of participants being Bonsall residents, pay a direct cost fee which covers utilities, supplies, and custodial needs....

  • Supervisors seek SALC grant to acquire Sam's Mountain Ranch ag easement

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The County of San Diego has a Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement program which compensates willing property owners for placing an agricultural easement on their property which would limit future uses and eliminate future development. The State of California has a Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program which provides agricultural conservation acquisition and planning grants. The Nov. 7 meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors included a 4-0 vote, with one...

  • Review of all things Real Estate:

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Nov 24, 2023

    “My PCA and I are going to be evicted soon. I let vultures buy my home with very little profit left for myself. It was my Mom’s home and she owed more than I originally thought.” I read this in an online community forum the other day and the thought came to my mind that the “vultures” were either i-Buyers or flippers. To refamiliarize readers, i-Buyer are investors who make a lot of money when the stock market was riding sky high, and they want to reinvest. They...

  • Empowering students through reading: FUESD''s dedicated teachers

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) is reinforcing its commitment to student success with comprehensive reading intervention support. FUESD has continued to focus its resources on supporting students' reading and achievement, developing its team to include nine reading intervention teachers across the district. These educators are exclusively responsible for providing students with targeted, small-group support to help those in need of reading...

  • CalRTA Division 81 presents Legacy of Giving

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Carrying on an annual tradition begun in 2004, the local California Retired Teachers Association Division 81 recently awarded Teacher Support Grants to local teachers. These grants were made possible by donations from members of CalRTA Division 81. The funds, which totaled $1,225, provided individual grants of up to $200 to seven teachers. The grants will be used to purchase classroom materials to enhance learning experiences. The recipients are as follows: -...

  • Lozzi provides massages with a transcendent touch

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Lucette Moramarco Associate Editor Craig Lozzi has a list of glowing recommendations from his many grateful customers, more than 200 of them from over 40 years of giving massages. The last 27 of those years have been in Fallbrook, first with the Wellness Spa and then with Transcendent Touch.. However, his clients live all over the country, from Boston to Hawaii, Virginia to Arizona.. Many of them found him while visiting family or friends here in town. "I can't say enough...

  • TVH launches intuitive surgical ion robotic-assisted program for advanced lung care

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    TEMECULA – Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is the first hospital in Southwest Riverside County to offer life-enhancing lung care technology with the minimally invasive Ion robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform by Intuitive. "Temecula Valley Hospital is excited to be the first hospital in the Southwest region of Riverside County to offer the Ion, a robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform for minimally invasive lung biopsy," said Darlene Wetton, TVH CEO....

  • Time is almost up to select a Medicare Plan for 2024

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Dan Tufto Humana California Medicare Choosing a Medicare plan that meets your health and financial needs shouldn’t be a burden, especially during this time of year when most people are otherwise busy with holidays, get-togethers and celebrations. In fact, a well-chosen plan can serve as a safety net, providing peace of mind for both routine and unexpected circumstances. The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period (AEP), which ends Dec. 7, is a yearly opportunity for those eligible for Medicare...

  • VCC shines with multiple prestigious awards

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    VISTA – Vista Community Clinic (VCC) announces its remarkable achievements in healthcare quality recognition, receiving a plethora of accolades that highlight the clinic's unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier healthcare services. VCC's dedication to excellence has earned the organization the prestigious Gold Health Center Quality Leader badge from the Health Resources and Services Administration and six Blue Shield Promise Leading the Way Awards for Quality Health Care. The HRSA Community Health Quality Recognition...

  • Why proactive prevention is key to lowering the rising rates of late-stage cervical cancer

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Jennifer Brix, ND Special to the Village News Cancer is a heavy word attached to a diverse array of emotions like fear, trauma, and grief, but also to courage, triumph, and success. Before any of these feelings are experienced, looking through a preventative lens may be the start of an effective approach to avoiding a late-stage cancer diagnosis. However, after recognizing the impact of preventative strategies, the next stage is implementing them, and this is where obstacles tend to arise. These roadblocks, whether in our min...

  • Fallbrook Chamber to hold Christmas of Giving Open House

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Chamber announced it has scheduled its Christmas of Giving Open House for Saturday, Dec, 16 at its office located at 111 S. Main, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The purpose of this annual event, which began in 2017, is to support four local nonprofit chamber member charities – the four chosen by the chamber staff this year are the Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation, Fallbrook Art Association, God’s Heart Ministry/Las Valientes and the Heather Janikowski Foundation. Donations of cash or check made payable to...

  • RMWD General Manager Wiley appointed to SDCWA Board

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) General Manager, Jake Willey, has been appointed to represent RMWD on the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Board of Directors. Wiley is assigned to serve on the Water Authority Administrative and Finance, and Engineering and Operations committees. Wiley's appointment stems from the retirement of former General Manager Tom Kennedy, who served as the district's representative on the Water Authority Board for nine years during his tenure with the district....

  • Supervisors approve USFS firefighting helicopter grant

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The County of San Diego’s Sheriff’s Department and the United States Forest Service had been in discussion for a grant to help fund a twin-engine firefighting helicopter. After the Sheriff’s Department was notified that the grant would be awarded, San Diego County Board of Supervisors approval was necessary. The county supervisors voted 4-0 Nov. 7, with one vacant seat, to ratify the grant application and accept the $3,750,000 grant. Because the Sheriff’s Department already had...

  • Worker of the Week helps her community

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Christine Jameson, a weekly volunteer at the Fallbrook Food Pantry, prepares a shopping cart for a low income family waiting outside the food pantry at 140 North Brandon Road. She's been helping there for eight years. She also volunteers her time to help set up booths for special events, and donates her time with the Fallbrook Good News Club at the Fallbrook Community Center on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m., as a teaching assistant. Her goal is to help support her local...

  • Vallecitos school board gives Wheeler 5% bonus

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Vallecitos School District business manager Cheri Wheeler was given a one-time bonus by the Vallecitos board. The 5% bonus was approved on a 3-0 vote Oct. 10 with Terese Kristensen absent and one vacant seat. Wheeler’s annual salary is $79,418, and she will receive a $3,970.89 bonus. “During the last school year, we gave 5% increases to the teachers and the classified non-management,” said Vallecitos School District Superintendent and Chief Business Officer Meliton Sanchez. The three...

  • CORRECTION

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    In the article “Potter eighth-grade girls win league cross country championship” in the Nov. 9 issue of the Village News, it said, “Fallbrook Union Elementary School District does not provide funding for the Potter cross country program” which is not true. The coaches involved were misinformed. FUESD is providing funding for up to six sports teams this year. Village News regrets the error....

  • Hot topics?

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Constituent input is very important to me as I serve as your representative in Sacramento. Your opinions and suggestions help guide my decision making process on legislation and policy priorities that come before me on the Assembly floor. With over 39 million people, California is the nation’s most populous state. Just one county, Los Angeles, has more people than 40 states. That creates lopsided urban majorities that dominate the Legislature. The resulting laws, policies and...

  • Park vision co-created with Bonsall residents

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    The County of San Diego is thrilled to bring a first-rate park to Bonsall next year that will accommodate people of diverse ages and interests. Bonsall Community Park – your community’s first County Park – will offer beautiful places to relax, walk, picnic, cycle, play and finally fill the sports field void for local families driving kids to distant fields for practices and games. This is in addition to nine miles of passive park and open space with thousands of acres of protected land, trails and equestrian...

  • My solutions to the homelessness crisis

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Senator Brian W. Jones 40th Senate District California’s homeless crisis has plagued the state for years, and despite throwing a staggering amount of money trying to solve it, the problem is only getting worse. In 2018, California had about 130,000 homeless individuals. Today, that number is over 170,000. That amounts to a more than 30% increase. During those same five years, Democrat lawmakers and the governor spent $20 billion trying – and failing – to address this crisis. If money isn’t a problem, what is?...

  • GOP leaders no longer able to govern

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    It has become painfully obvious that Republican Party leaders no longer know how to govern, not even within their own party, and certainly not at the federal government level. And a Republican House member, who should know, agrees with me. U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) made the following request on the House floor: "One thing: I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing – one – that I can go campaign on and say we did. One!" He then asked Republicans to come down to the floor and "explain to me one material,...

  • Addressing homelessness and addiction recovery

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District It's no secret that homelessness is the most pressing issue in our state and county. While we are undoubtedly one of the most prosperous countries in human history, the sight of thousands of individuals living on our streets remains unacceptable. We can and must do better. One of the biggest challenges facing those living on the streets is the burden of drug and alcohol addiction. Over a third of San Diego's homeless population struggles with a substance use disorder involving addiction to...

  • Learn about electric vehicles

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Climate Action Team (FCAT) will present Keith Mikas in a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. He is president of the San Diego Electric Vehicle Association. Information to be presented includes answers to the following questions. What is a charging station? Do I charge at home, do I charge the public charging station? What are the superchargers that I hear about and what are fast chargers? Electric vehicles are so expensive! How do I find the...

  • Bonsall Tree Lighting happens Nov. 29

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Chamber of Commerce presents the fourth annual Bonsall Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 29, 1-5:30 p.m. at River Village Shopping Center by the flagpole. Visitors can do Christmas shopping, go on horse-drawn wagon rides, take photos with Santa, do kids crafts, enjoy music by ‘NVoice Studios at 4:30 and watch the tree lighting at 5:15. Submitted by the Bonsall Chamber of Commerce....

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