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Articles from the December 14, 2023 edition


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  • Voting for President? Make sure your ballot has the option you want

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office The San Diego County Registrar’s office sent over 1.9 million postcards to the County’s registered voters letting them know their political party registration determines which presidential primary candidates will appear on their March 5, 2024 primary election ballot. Political parties decide who can vote for their presidential primary candidates. All registered voters fall under two categories: 1. Registered with a pol...

  • 3 steps anyone can take to keep their kidneys healthy

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Chronic kidney disease is more common than people may realize. The organizers behind World Kidney Day (in March) indicate that roughly one in 10 people across the globe have CKD, which can develop at any age. The prevalence of CKD underscores how significant a threat it poses to the general public. In addition to its impact on public health, CKD also exerts a financial strain on countries across the globe. For instance, a recent report from NHS Kidney Care in England...

  • What are the benefits of stretching?

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Shelby Ramsey Special to the Village News Growing up, stretching was always suggested to me before joining any competitive sport on the field or court. Did I? No. Why? Because I didn't think it mattered. I was unaware of any benefit. I associated it as only being necessary if you were prone to injury. Nowadays stretching is a daily habit and practice of mine. The top 5 benefits of stretching: • It wakes your body up Your muscles and ligaments benefit by becoming more...

  • New year will bring expanded Medi-Cal coverage to people ages 26-49

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Cassie N. Saunders County of San Diego Communications Office Starting Jan. 1, more San Diegans will be eligible for full Medi-Cal coverage. A new state law gives full Medi-Cal coverage to adults ages 26-49, regardless of immigration status. "Expanding Medi-Cal to cover younger adults is desperately needed in such difficult financial times. Providing a safety net to our most vulnerable neighbors is incredibly important and builds the opportunity for San Diegans to thrive,"...

  • CCL receives FPUD contract for Via Arroyo Pipeline replacement

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter CCL Contracting Inc. was awarded the Fallbrook Public Utility District contract to replace the Via Arroyo Pipeline. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Monday, Dec. 4, to award the contract to CCL, which is based in Escondido. The contract is for $2,635,000. “This is one of the big pipeline projects that we have had,” FPUD senior engineer Aaron Cook said. “It was in the budget. It was planned.” FPUD staff has created a priority list of replacement projects based on the age of the facilities and...

  • Worker of the Week takes care of teeth

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Dr. Ryan Bramhall, a general practitioner in dentistry, discusses with his client the work needing to be performed in this dental session. Bramhall has been in business at 1108 South Main Ave, for over two years. His goal is to progress more into aesthetics and into family practice. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • FPUD awards SCADA support contract to Arcadis

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The previous Fallbrook Public Utility District contract to support the district’s supervisory control and data acquisition systems has expired, and Arcadis was awarded the new contract. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Monday, Dec. 4, to approve a contract with Arcadis to assist with instrumentation, controls and SCADA support. The contract will be for three years with a maximum value of $125,000 for the first year and $100,000 for the second and third years. “There is some specialized work that n...

  • Rainbow Municipal Water District awarded Top Workplace for the third year

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) was awarded 2023 Top Workplace in San Diego County by the San Diego Union-Tribune in partnership with Energage, LLC. The accolade is the third consecutive year RMWD has earned the honor as an organization recognized for top performance from an anonymous employee survey conducted by Energage Workplace Survey. “We are proud to receive the Top Workplaces award for 2023,” said Jake Wiley, RMWD general manager. “This achievement reflects the dedication and commitment...

  • Wrapping up charitable giving for the year

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Jean Larsen Legacy Endowment Community Foundation On the cusp of finishing out the 2023 year, what a year it’s been. Gladly, many people have figured out what to buy family and friends for holiday gift giving, so they can put their minds to work on making other people’s lives filled with joy, merriment and surprises during the year-end festivities. On this topic, I extend a few thoughts for wrapping up year-end donations, not only from the heart, but also for the taxman. If you are over that 70+ year-old threshold and...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Dec. 3 2100 blk Rainbow Valley Blvd. Arson: structure/forest land Dec. 4 2200 blk Via Monserate Burglary - Residential 4100 blk S. Mission Rd. Grand theft: money/labor/property S. Main @ College St. Arrest - Follow up investigation - Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia 300 blk E. Alvarado St. Found property 1600 blk S. Mission Rd. Armed robbery Dec. 5 1300 blk Via Feliz Petty theft - Pocket picking 800 blk E. Alvarado St. Arrest - Trespassing - Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, contempt of court...

  • 12 Warriors given all-league football distinction

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Twelve Fallbrook High School football players were given all-league recognition by the Palomar League coaches. Chris Bausch was selected to the offensive first team. George Aguilar was chosen for the defensive first team. The offensive second team included Wilson Christopherson, Kyle Collings, James Jones, Gabe Mendoza and Evan Thomas. Jackson Christopherson was placed on the defensive second team. Noah Anzures, Sam Corona, Preston McCarthy and Cayden Smith received honorable mention...

  • Rahman named to Sierra League second team

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Sierra League girls volleyball coaches chose Bonsall High School senior Lenna Rahman for a berth on the all-league second team. “I think it’s absolutely deserving. She’s a phenomenal teammate,” Bonsall coach Jessica Kaller said. “Positive attitude; helps everybody; one of those all-around good kids.” Rahman was a middle blocker for the Legionnaires. She was Bonsall’s only all-league girls volleyball player. The Legionnaires were 2-16 during the season including a forfeit win...

  • Golfers donate gifts to Boys & Girls Club of North County

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Maureen Sullivan, director of development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County, accepted more than $1000 worth of gift cards, cash and toys for the club's annual Holiday Gift Drive through a donation by the Golf Club of CA Women's Golf Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of North County provides a support system for school-age children and teenagers, benefitting over 2,000 Fallbrook children. The club earned a reputation as a community leader through...

  • BUSD approves JV coaching stipend

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Bonsall High School had enough girls volleyball players for both a varsity team and a junior varsity squad for the 2023 season. Jessica Kaller coached both the varsity and the junior varsity, and the situation caused the Bonsall Unified School District to consider an agreement with the Bonsall Teachers Association to pay a stipend to Bonsall High School junior varsity coaches. The agreement was ratified at the Wednesday, Nov. 15, BUSD board meeting. The board’s 4-0 vote, with Pascal...

  • Back On Track wins first California race

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Back On Track was foaled in California, sold at a Kentucky yearling sale, and returned to California after being claimed by Paula Capestro. The two-year-old filly was at the San Luis Rey Training Center between the time she was brought to California and Dec. 1, when she was shipped to Del Mar for the third race that day. She won that six-furlong race by 5 1/2 lengths. "This is what we hoped would happen," said Capestro, who is both the owner...

  • Senior softball players to register by Jan. 8

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Senior Softball is currently looking for new players who are 50 plus years of age. Potential players must show for a screening prior to being placed on a team so that appropriate placement can be made. The league is currently on hiatus for the winter. It will resume play mid-January. The deadline for registration is Jan. 8. The first season draft will be held at that time. Games are played at Ingold Sports Park Mondays thru Thursdays at 4 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 3:30. Each team is scheduled to...

  • Kicking It at Christmas time

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News This is the month to dust off the New Testament and read the Gospel according to Saint Luke. The grandkids are old enough now to sit on the couch with me taking turns reading the scripture leading up to the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. The story reminds me why, like a Miss America candidate, I, too, wish for “World Peace.” I wish to be safe in my home, on my community streets, and in the village where I live. I wish to be safe in my county, my state, and my...

  • Final board meeting

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District Our final Tuesday board meeting of the year was also our longest of the year. It took about 13 hours, but I want to thank everyone for coming down and calling in. Here is a recap of some of the good and bad from the meeting. The Board of Supervisors approved allocating another $3 million for migrant services. I was the lone "no" vote, as this is no way to run a government. The county has already spent $3 million in local dollars, which ran out in less than three months. Now, more money...

  • Re: 'Property Owners Deserve Our Support' [Village News, Delaney letter, 12/7/23]

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    I think that when the Fallbrook Community Planning Group is against rezoning the parking lot, as stated in the last two meetings, that’s denying the rezoning. “What if we don’t like what you plan to do with it?” The community has started to bypass and will bypass FCPG. Several businesses have done so in the past. As stated by FCPG when Happy Jug was replaced by McDonalds, “FCPG can’t tell people what to do with their land.” If I’m not mistaken…also in the Fallbrook revitalization plan, the county noted...

  • An Environmental Disaster

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District A study by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission shows that 35 billion gallons of toxic waste water has flowed across the border through the Tijuana River this year; and more than 100 billion gallons since 2018. Local beaches were forced to close and local businesses and tourism have taken major hits. On Dec. 1 my office participated in an informational hearing about Cross-Border Pollution called by the Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation that was...

  • Review of all things Real Estate: Is the housing market going to crash?

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Dec 13, 2023

    I get these questions a lot. When will housing prices fall? Will there be a housing market crash? When is the best time to purchase a house? Everything I read and listen to indicates that “no,” there isn’t going to be a housing market crash. Prices may flatten if mortgage interest rates rise and continue to lock buyers out of the market but even that is a changing dynamic as rates have dropped from +8% to currently in the low 7%, and even into the high 6% with certain go...

  • FCPG approves PLDO priority recommendations

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook Community Planning Group approved a priority list for Park Land Dedication Ordinance funding. The planning group’s 14-0 vote Monday, Nov. 20, with Tom Harrington absent, approved a prioritized list of recommendations which will be provided to the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation. “Looking forward to having some of them implemented,” planning group chair Eileen Delaney said. Park Land Development Ordinance fees are collected from developers to fund park...

  • RMWD approves change order for Live Oak Park bridge brackets and pipe supports

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Rainbow Municipal Water District and Hazard Construction reached an agreement on compensation for change orders on the project to relocate the Rainbow water mains along the Live Oak Park bridge, and the Rainbow board approved a change order compensation agreement Dec. 5. The 5-0 vote approves a change order with Hazard Construction for $232,500. The change order agreement also modifies the work completion date. The work was to have been completed Sept. 8 prior to delays caused by the...

  • Tri-City Hospital hit by ransomware

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Village News Staff There was a significant ransomware data breach and attack of Tri-City Hospital last week, and the subsequent display of records on the dark web. Cybersecurity experts are highlighting the risks of stolen personal information and the ensuing threat of identity theft and credit card fraud. The breach, which saw confidential records illegally accessed, underscores a growing concern over digital security in sensitive sectors. Jake Milstein, a cybersecurity advisor at Critical Insight, emphasized the potential...

  • County awarded grant for child safety seat education program

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Cassie N. Saunders County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency​ received a ​$250,000​ grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). It will support the county’s Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Community’s efforts to educate parents and caregivers about the importance of child safety seats and making sure that every child in our community travels safely. “This grant reinforces our dedication to raising awareness of the proper use and...

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