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Articles from the December 3, 2020 edition

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  • Fallbrook Woman's Club to host virtual Christmas activities

    Updated Feb 4, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman’s Club invites community members to join its meetings as a guest or new member. The next meeting is via Zoom, Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. Following the business agenda will be an amazing fun time of virtual Christmas activities you can participate in. An announcement about logging on to Zoom will be in the member newsletter. Anyone who is not a member but is interested in attending can email the club for login information, [email protected]. For those who are members and need to...

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    FAA announces show winners

    Updated Dec 4, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Art Association's The Gallery is currently exhibiting the 2020 Holiday Open and Small Works Show. This exhibit had a total of 12 ribbon winners and 10 small works honors bestowed by noted multimedia artist and judge Carol Zaleski whose statement clearly indicates her extensive background: "I am a mixed media artist moving from collage and painting and back again. My work is constantly changing, and my paintings are a reflection of the way I see the w...

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    Boys & Girls Clubs of North County show thanks this holiday season

    Updated Dec 3, 2020

    FALLBROOK – With all the uncertainty 2020 has brought, Boys & Girls Clubs of North County is still finding time to give thanks this holiday season. On Friday, Nov. 20, the club celebrated Thanksgiving with their members by delivering delicious Major Market meals to each of their 10 sites in Fallbrook and Camp Pendleton. The meals included turkey and all the trimmings: mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie. "We know how difficult this year h...

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    Antique engine museum displays American history in action

    Roger Boddaert, Special to Village News

    Down the road from Fallbrook, the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista is a real jewel of history to visit and to share with friends, family, and kids of all ages. It is a great Disney e-ticket in my opinion, for those of you who remember them. It is a museum of days gone by, with displays of mechanical ingenuity in crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural communities that helped build our great nation. The focus on this period is from the...

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Intern

    Although the season will look a little different this year, Fallbrook residents have been able to come together and find safe ways to celebrate the holidays. These celebrations include the reverse Christmas Parade as well as a donated star sign featured on Main Avenue. After learning about the reverse Christmas Parade this year, long-time Fallbrook resident Roger Boddaert wanted to find a way to contribute and help the community celebrate. Boddaert decided to donate one of his...

  • Get covered with health insurance in 2021

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    SACRAMENTO – Covered California is urging people to “get covered and stay covered” during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, not only with masks to fight against the pandemic, but also with quality health care coverage. Open enrollment is underway right now, and during these trying times, having a health plan you can count on is more important than ever before. An estimated 100,000 people remain uninsured in San Diego County, even though they are eligible for financial help through Covered California or low-cost or no-cost cover...

  • Arch Health and Graybill Medical groups announce affiliation

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    SAN MARCOS – Two of San Diego County North Inland’s largest medical groups, Graybill and Arch Health, have joined forces to create the largest health network in the region, Palomar Health Medical Group. “This expansion of primary care will enhance our ability as a health system to provide seamless, coordinated care across the continuum,” Diane Hansen, president and CEO of Palomar Health, said. “This positions us well to meet the challenges of health care delivery.” The affiliation was effective Dec. 1, and expanded access and...

  • Find a good mental health counselor

    Stan Popovich, Special to Village News|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, there are good counselors and not-so-great counselors. The key is to find one who will help you solve your current mental health problems. If you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then here are a few ideas in how to find a good mental health counselor. Talk to your doctor or primary care physician. Your medical or family doctor is a great source in finding a good counselor. Explain to your...

  • SDG&E partners with CARB and other Calif. utilities to offer customers up to $1,500 off electric cars

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric and other California electric utilities are teaming up with the California Air Resources Board to offer the California Clean Fuel Reward, a point-of-sale incentive of up to $1,500 for the purchase or lease of any eligible new battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from a participating automotive retailer. Since Nov. 17, customers are now able to purchase an eligible vehicle from an enrolled retailer and receive an instant reduction in the purchase price. “This new incentive pro...

  • Slaughter concert postponed

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    The Slaughter concert scheduled for Dec. 5 at Pala Casino has been postponed indefinitely. No new date has yet been set, although Slaughter is hoping that the concert will take place in early spring. The cancellation affects only the Slaughter concert. Other concerts scheduled at Pala Casino are still expected to take place on the scheduled dates....

  • Rainbow CPG hears presentation on nutrient reduction and street improvement project

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    San Diego County’s Department of Public Works is planning a project whose primary purpose will be to reduce nutrient discharge into Rainbow Creek and which will also provide improvements to some Rainbow roads. The Rainbow Community Planning Group learned about the project, Nov. 18. The presentation was a nonvoting item although, after the design is complete, DPW will return to the planning group for a formal recommendation. The presentation was provided by Amanda Parra, who is a project manager in DPW’s Capital Imp...

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    Landscaping needs vary by season

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Judging a home by its appearance is often par for the home-buying course. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, 49% of buying decisions are made from the street. An appealing home exterior suggests the homeowner takes pride in his or her home and wants to make every effort to maintain that home. Curb appeal involves various components of a home's exterior, but beautiful landscaping can make a home stand out. While maintaining a lawn is s...

  • Keep your family, pets safe when using generators during power outages

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    SACRAMENTO – As California continues to recover from wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency urged everyone who experiences a power outage to be safe when using portable generators. Do not use generators inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep them outside of your living spaces and away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come inside. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that could kill you, your family and your pets. Be sure to c...

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    December's theater calendar: what to see from home

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to Village News|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    Available throughout the holidays, watch San Diego's finest theater from the comfort of your favorite chair. Continuing through Dec. 13, "No Way Back" stars Jessica John in a one-woman stellar performance now playing at The Roustabout Theatre. For tickets, visit Continuing through Dec. 31 at The Old Globe Theatre, "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" streams in conjunction with KPBS Radio 89.5. Tickets are available at...

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    Board approves plan to boost youth civic involvement

    Katie Cadiao, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently approved a framework that will boost youth civic engagement and leadership opportunities in the county. The Live Well San Diego Youth Sector is designed to amplify the voices of San Diegans under the age of 25 and to encourage young people to get involved in civic activities. More than half a million San Diegans between the ages of 15 and 24 call the county home. The Live Well San Diego Youth Sector will provide leadership...

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    Giving thanks, giving back: Palomar distributes 500 turkeys

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    SAN MARCOS – Thanksgiving was a little brighter in hundreds of local households, courtesy of the Palomar Faculty Federation, Council of Classified Employees and Palomar College Foundation, which teamed up with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council to distribute 500 turkeys. Alongside the food distribution, several of Palomar's student support programs collaborated to distribute academic supplies to students. These include 500 supply bundles purchased by the Associa...

  • Debra Turney publishes original work

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    OXFORD, Ohio – Fallbrook resident Debra Turney from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly has published an original article titled “Gifts from the Canyons” in San Diego Canyonlands, an online, nature journal of the San Diego Canyonlands, which helps promote, protect and restore the natural habitats in San Diego County’s canyons and creeks. In the article, Turney shared the rewards of exploring San Diego’s creeks and canyons during quarantine. Turney is a student of Miami University, earning her master’s degree through Proje...

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    Make a pot pie with leftover turkey

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Pot pie makes for a delicious meal, especially when home cooks go the extra mile and prepare homemade pie crust. Although some may be intimidated by the idea of making their own pie crusts, the following recipe for "Turkey Vegetable Pot Pie with Whole-Wheat Crust" from Michelle Dudash's "Clean Eating for Busy Families," published by Fair Winds, simplifies the process. And since the recipe calls for turkey, the timing is perfect to use those Thanksgiving Day l...

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    Create delicious dishes with leftover ham

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    The only problem having leftover ham after your holiday dinner is deciding which of several ways to use it for another delicious meal. My favorite use for bits of ham is on pizza, with pineapple of course. When I was growing up, my mother made ham and potato casserole to stretch the leftovers, layering slices of potato with small pieces of ham and a flour-based sauce and baking it in the oven. It was a lot of work for her, but we all loved eating it. For breakfast, choices...

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    Wings of Change recognized for helping pollinators

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – Wings of Change, a business started by Stephanie Holbrook, is dedicated to reintroducing native plants to this area and helping to improve butterfly migration. Just a few months after starting business, Wings of Change has been recognized by a magazine for its work. After the first COVID-19 lockdown, Holbrook was inspired to find a way to make a change in her community. She began planting California natives around Fallbrook and teaching her neighbors about the t...

  • Remaining members selected for county redistricting commission

    Tracy DeFore, San Diego County Communications Office|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    All 14 of the required members for the San Diego County’s new Independent Redistricting Commission are now on board. The final six were selected Nov. 20. The commission is responsible for redrawing the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts. The district lines change every 10 years after new federal census numbers are released. The 2020 census will show whether one district is more populated than the others. Each supervisor should represent a diverse population of about 650,000 residents. District lines can...

  • CWA vote entitlement percentage down for Rainbow MWD, FPUD, Camp Pendleton

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    The San Diego County Water Authority board meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, approved the 2021 weighted vote allocations for SDCWA member agencies and the weighted vote for the Rainbow Municipal Water District, the Fallbrook Public Utility District and U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will decrease from the agencies’ 2020 vote entitlements. The Rainbow Municipal Water District will have a 3.923% share of the CWA weighted vote during calendar year 2021 board meetings. Rainbow had a 3.975% share during 2020. FPUD’s share dro...

  • Chamber offers holiday activities

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – For anyone looking for something to do for the holidays, the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce can help with that. Its Holiday Treasure Hunt has begun. Participants can pick up their Book of Clues at the chamber office, 111 S. Main Ave. and solve each clue by visiting the participating businesses in the Friendly Village. When they return their completed books to the chamber office, they will be entered into a special drawing. This fun activity, which goes until Dec. 23, is designed to help people discover Fallbrook an...

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    Newcomers Club invites new residents to join

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – New residents of Fallbrook, De Luz or Bonsall who become members of the Fallbrook Newcomers Club find an instant sense of belonging to their new community. They also discover many other benefits, such as opportunities to form friendships, learn about the local resources, have fun and, most importantly, make connections that help them deal with the current social isolation challenges. Social distancing has not stopped this community from staying connected and s...

  • Historical society to present annual awards virtually

    Updated Dec 2, 2020

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Historical Society will hold its 2020 Awards Ceremony to honor Pioneer of the Year, Vintage Business of the Year, and Member of the Year on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. online, free, via Zoom. The program will include a brief review of the past year which features new and renovated museum displays as well as a gift shop. Visit to get the link to join the Zoom event or call 760-723-4125 for more information. Everyone is welcome. Submitted by Fallbrook Historical S...

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