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Articles from the December 1, 2022 edition


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  • Questions about superintendent leaving FUESD

    Updated Dec 5, 2022

    With regards to Candace Singh leaving FUESD as superintendent and her "settlement," I have two questions. First, Dr. Singh claims she is leaving because she is being harassed by a single school board member. If she were so devoted to FUESD and this were truly the only reason she felt she needed to leave, why not wait until after the election? As it turns out, that particular board member is losing her reelection bid. Come Dec. 12 when the new board members take over, her problem should end. Second, if Dr. Singh, an...

  • Teens and tweens can learn how to make snow globes

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Library will hold a free holiday event for teens and tweens, ages 8 to 17, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. They can join library staff who will show the process of snow globe making. Materials will be provided. Snow globes will make a festive addition to holiday decorating or as a gift! Space is limited. Sign-up at the Ask Desk or call 760-731-4650. For more information, visit http://www.sdcl.org. The library is located at 124 S. Mission Road. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Fallbrook L...

  • Holiday brunch offers carols, the greatest gift, and shopping

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites all families and children to attend a holiday brunch in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Friday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, doors open at 9:15 a.m. The program will feature The Fallbrook Children's Choir, directed by Sandra Kopitzke of NVoiceStudios, who will usher in the holiday spirit with everyone's favorite carols. There will be two groups in the music program. The Neighbor T...

  • Republican Women hosting Christmas Gala

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Republican Women of California – Fallbrook club will be hosting their members only Christmas Gala Friday, Dec. 9 at the Fallbrook Community Health and Wellness Center located at 1636 E. Mission Rd. The club will recognize its outstanding community members as well as the installation of its incoming officers. The cost is $35 which includes lunch and songs by Sandra Kopitzke and her children’s choir. Members and their guests are always welcome. Submitted by the Republican Women of California – Fallbro...

  • Santa is coming to town, Dec. 10

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Groupe N. County is holding its second annual Christmas Toy Drive & Cruise Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4-9 p.m. at Happy Jug, 138 S. Main Ave. The group is asking residents to donate a new unwrapped toy or $20. Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance from the North Pole, from 5-8 p.m. The event is planned to bring a little joy to children in the community. Submitted by Groupe N. County....

  • Naturopathic insight with food antibody testing, more

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Shelby Ramsey Special to the Village News Are you familiar with allergic reactions to food? You know, when someone eats a particular food then immediately breaks out with a rash, has trouble breathing, or becomes ill? Those are very obvious. What about foods you ingest that create a delayed reaction within your body? How do you know that a food is giving you a problem if the reaction isn't immediate? Dr. Kaycie Grigel, ND, is well-versed in this as she has been working with...

  • Active tuberculosis reported at California State University San Marcos

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    County News Center County of San Diego Communications Office Students and staff at California State University San Marcos may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) during this Fall Semester 2022 session, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Nov. 23. HHSA Public Health Services and CSUSM officials have worked in close collaboration to identify and notify those with a higher risk of exposure to tuberculosis and will be providing no-cost testing to...

  • Silvergate Fallbrook hosts Alzheimer's Association discussion on '10 warning signs of dementia'

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Seniors looking to understand the difference between age-related forgetfulness and memory loss that leads to dementia turned out for an informative presentation by the Alzheimer's Association of San Diego on Nov. 17 at Silvergate Fallbrook. The organization walked attendees through the "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease" in order to familiarize family members with what behavior to watch for in their loved one and when remaining alone in the family home may b...

  • Testing reveals that 6 out of 10 fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills. The DEA Laboratory has found that, of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of 10 now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA’s previous announcement in 2021 that four out of ten fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills were found to contain a potentially lethal dose. “More than half of the fentan...

  • The Office of Traffic Safety and Caltrans encourage you to 'go safely' this holiday season

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY – As the holiday season approaches, the Office of Traffic Safety and Caltrans want to make sure drivers are prepared to travel safely. Between holiday shopping, festive outings, and gathering with loved ones, there are several opportunities to "Go Safely" this season. Even as the days get cooler and shorter, it seems residents' calendars are busier than ever. Attend all those holiday gatherings safely by planning ahead before getting behind the wheel. D...

  • Holiday shopping has begun, be sure to check your receipts

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Black Friday and Cyber Monday remain the traditional "start" of holiday shopping, but advertising campaigns have already begun, and retail associations say in-person, in-store shopping is on the rise. That means it is the perfect time to remind all you Santa Clauses out there to always double-check your receipts so you don't get accidentally overcharged by faulty cash register price scanners. It can happen. If you're...

  • CWA approves Project Labor Agreement for capital projects

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The San Diego County Water Authority approved a project labor agreement for future capital projects. The Oct. 28 SDCWA board vote approved a project labor agreement negotiated by the CWA and the San Diego Building Trades Council, and the board action also determined that the PLA applies to specified Capital Improvement Program projects. A PLA is a collective bargaining agreement between a public agency planning a construction project, its contractors and the unions which represent the skilled...

  • SDG&E wins award for outstanding reliability in the west & grid sustainability

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – Every day, 3.6 million people in San Diego and southern Orange counties depend on San Diego Gas & Electric Company to provide reliable energy service to their homes and businesses. In recognition of SDG&E’s continued superior performance and innovation in the utility industry, PA Consulting honored the company with two of its most prestigious awards: Outstanding Reliability Performance in the West Region Metropolitan Service Area, also known as the “Best in the West,” and Outstanding Grid Sustainability. “For 22...

  • Rainbow Water named a top workplace for the second year in a row

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Rainbow Municipal Water District has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by U-T San Diego Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. This is the second consecutive year that the district has received this award. Specific strengths highlighted by Rainbow Water’s employees were inclusion, transparency, and employee development. The district started conducting workplace culture surveys i...

  • Worker of the Week keeps the laundromat clean

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Beatriz Aguilar is the immediate supervisor at the new Grande Laundry Place located at 1113 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook. She keeps the laundromat squeaky clean and customers just love her personality. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Growing body of evidence shows 'social influence' is causing teens to undergo sex changes

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Laurel Duggan Social Issues and Culture Reporter Daily Caller News Foundation The number of young people identifying as transgender has soared in recent years, and females have come to make up the vast majority of patients seeking gender transitions, reversing a longstanding trend. Some view this rapid demographic shift as evidence that peer influence is driving young people, females in particular, to transition. "Adolescents are very susceptible to peer influence, so to...

  • Elon Musk Says Releasing Internal Discussions On Hunter Biden Laptop Story Is 'Necessary To Restore Public Trust'

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Nicole Silverio Daily Caller News Foundation Elon Musk revealed late Wednesday, Nov. 24, that it is “necessary” to release internal discussions about the censorship of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story prior to the 2020 election. Twitter locked The New York Post’s account in October 2020 for posting a now-confirmed report of emails contained on Biden’s laptop that detail a meeting between him and his father, President Joe Biden, with an executive of Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2015. The laptop contained...

  • US Bans Chinese Tech That Allegedly Lets China Spy On Military Sites

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    MICAELA BURROW Daily Caller News Founcation The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday announced a ban on new imports of Chinese-owned telecommunications equipment, including the equipment suspected of surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites. The new rules, prohibiting U.S. sales and imports of equipment from companies including Huawei and ZTE, are the first to be implemented on the grounds they pose “unacceptable risk to national security,” FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Friday. U.S. authorities have express...

  • James Max Stewart

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    With a saddened heart we share the passing of James Max Stewart, beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and admired friend on Nov. 7, 2022. Born Oct. 17, 1941, in Borger, Texas, his parents Minnie Bell and Harvey along with brother Gregory John, made their way to Southern California. He graduated from Redondo High. Jim served in the Air Force as a cryptanalyst in Okinawa and later transferred to Maryland to join the NSA team in this capacity. Jim always surprised...

  • Helping seniors

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Seniors are the fastest growing population in North County and we must do all we can to help those living on fixed incomes. With the cost of basic necessities continuing to rise, we want to make sure our senior population has resources available to them. I’m pleased to say, this week we took a couple of major steps toward helping our senior citizens. Last week, we voted unanimously to establish a rental subsidy pilot program for seniors who are at risk of becoming homeless. The Pilot S...

  • Appeals Court rules against SDUSD COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled against the San Diego Unified School District in a precedent-setting decision for the State of California regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates to attend school in person. A lower state court found in December 2021 that school districts cannot impose vaccine mandates on their own, in addition to the vaccines required by the state as a precondition for in person attendance. No doubt the California legislature will be working feverishly to pass the Covid vacc...

  • A Thank You from St. Peter Thrift Store

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    I would like to thank everyone that participated in the inaugural St. Peter Thrift Store sale held at the St. Peter the Apostle Church plaza last weekend. It was a huge success and we welcome everyone to visit our St. Peter Thrift Store on Main Street and see more of what we have. I would also like to inform anyone that purchased a village from the sale to please stop by our thrift store and pick up the lighted cord you left behind. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this sale successful! Margaret Larson Board...

  • Kicking It with wisdom

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News They say, “wisdom comes with age” which should make me one of the wisest people around. As it turns out, life presents numerous lessons along the road to wisdom. Therefore, why not learn from others? For instance, when someone offers you help, take it. Drop your overblown worthless pride and say, “thank you.” What you will discover is your load gets lighter. The second thing I learned was to accept praise. Like thank you, it can be awkward in the beginning. It will start...

  • Artemis leads the way back to the moon

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    With all the arguing and bickering constantly being stirred up by political partisans and the reporting of such by all media including even the war of words being perpetrated by a couple of regular Village News Opinion writers, we can forget that our country and those willing to work with us can do great things. If you have even an inkling of curiosity about what sort of team building, scientific innovation, and overwhelming technological achievement our country is capable of, then you need to get familiar with NASA’s A...

  • We're here to serve you

    Updated Dec 1, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron District 75 As the Assemblymember for the new 75th Assembly district, I want to reach out and let you know how my office can be of assistance to you. We are honored and excited to be able to represent you in Sacramento and we are here to be of assistance. Helping people navigate the state’s massive bureaucracy is an important function of my District Office (DO). The most common constituent issues involve state agencies like the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Employment Development Depa...

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