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  • Freaney and Friends offer free concert at the library

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Freaney and Friends free Christmas recital will be Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. The concert will be Elegancia Doble with Naomi Hobbs and Yumiko Oya assisted by Ephraim Reitman on percussion. They will present a piano four hands program mix of holiday tunes along with classical favorites. Elegancia doble, as a duo, won the first prize at the 17th Japanese Musician's Association of California Piano competition in 2016. The p...

  • Tim Kirk makes EPIC brand change

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Tim Kirk makes EPIC brand change Village News Staff Tim Kirk, owner of Murphy & Murphy Southern California Realty, took another major step with his local real estate company. He has rebranded the name to EPIC Realty Group, Inc. Kirk bought Murphy & Murphy last August. "I felt like their passion to give back to the community was similar to mine. As a retired Marine, my first passion is to serve people, especially military and first responders, but really all kinds of people....

  • Review of all things Real Estate: The importance of a professional home inspection in a real estate transaction

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Bob Hillery CR Properties Did you know that sellers are required by California law to provide buyers with the history of repairs and known discrepancies when selling a property? Did you also know that lack of or incomplete disclosures are the most common reason for real estate lawsuits? A home inspection will protect the buyer and the seller against incomplete disclosures because the discrepancies will be known by the end of the inspection. Some clients object to paying for a home inspection. Because their agent is required...

  • Palm Engineering to construct Hawthorne sewer improvements

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter Palm Engineering has been awarded the Fallbrook Public Utility District construction contract for the sewer improvement project along Hawthorne Street. The FPUD board voted 5-0 Dec. 5 to award Palm Engineering the contract for the Hawthorne Lift Station replacement and sewer installation project. The $219,000 contract amount matches the San Diego company’s bid. “This project will actually eliminate an existing sewer lift station and replace it with a gravity main,” said FPUD senior engin...

  • Top legal mistake home sellers make

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    FALLBROOK – When it comes to home selling, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle the process. At Broadpoint Properties, we work with the team at CRES Insurance to make sure that our sellers get top quality legal coverage during their home sale. To that end, there is one top way to avoid litigation after sale – and that way, is to properly disclose defects. Check out some information on proper disclosure below (source: https://www.hg.org/) Disclosure duties in rea...

  • Kicking It – On Christmas morning

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News There is a wonder that still sparkles around Christmas morning for me. It’s the best day of my year because on this one morning each year anything is possible. I am in awe because if you believe – then it can be wrapped in a present. And so, as our tradition dictates on Christmas morning, my happy heart settles into a comfy chair with a cup of coffee in one hand and my Christmas stocking in the other. If asked what “I want for Christmas,” I’d be hard pressed for an an...

  • Volunteer at the county

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District People often ask me how I got into politics. My answer, by volunteering. At an early age, I learned that if you start volunteering, people will give you more responsibility. So, I volunteered at my kids’ school; I volunteered within the community and then eventually ran for San Marcos City Council. I believe the best communities have active volunteers who are leading voices for the community. As your county Supervisor, a top priority for me is to increase civic engagement within the c...

  • Will new bridge allow cars to avoid floods?

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    I read recently in the Village News about the proposed bridge over Sandia Creek Drive with both interest and puzzlement. The South Coast Chapter of Trout Unlimited collaborated with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on the Steelhead Habitat Assessment and Enhancement Plan (2013) for the Santa Margarita River and we were further engaged on the design of fish passage alternatives for the Sandia Creek Drive bridge until 2019, when different perspectives with the project team lead us to conclude that effort....

  • Open letter to all new board members and incumbent board members

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Julie Reeder Publisher From talking to parents and different people, I think we can agree that transparency is important. Obviously, people don't want backroom deals going on, but it’s not against the Brown act to talk to another board member about items that need to be discussed, as long as you don't bring in a third person. Be aware of fear mongering as a way to control. Question what you are told, especially if it involves trying to scare you somehow. Be a bit skeptical. Don't be afraid that people won't like you. Voters w...

  • Avoid a holiday tragedy

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    The holiday season comes with family gatherings, social time with friends, and office parties. These joyful events can lead to life-altering consequences, like drunken driving. When I was 16 years old in 1992, a drunken driver hit me. I had a four month coma, broken bones, paralysis and brain injuries. My gait and speech are affected and I lost my driving and hearing abilities. For 30+ years, I have read lips and cannot enjoy holiday music anymore. I always loved the cheer and lights of the holiday season. I would enjoy “Dece...

  • Re: 'Fallbrook cleans up almost 500 lbs. of trash from downtown' [Village News, 11/24/22]

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    The Village News article, Fallbrook cleans up almost 500 lbs. of trash from downtown, is a consummate example of a valuable news publication that brings people together, reminds others of the value of meaningful and educational community service activities. Unlike many of today’s “greenwashing” virtue signaling advocates, these volunteers are true environmentalists, helping to remove discarded cigarette butts, the #1 source of litter word wide. A common misperception held by smokers, 98% of whom use smoke filtered cigar...

  • Ballet Foundation of San Diego presents 'The Nutcracker'

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    SAN DIEGO – Don't miss out on the magic of a revered holiday tradition this winter season and bring the entire family to see California Ballet in Maxine Mahon's "The Nutcracker!" directed by former principal dancer Trystan Merrick, the production will star principals Reka Gyulai and Stephano Candreva as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. California Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is known as San Diego's Original Nutcracker and has graced stages all around the county since 1968. I...

  • Back to Sacramento

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron District 75 On Dec. 5, the Legislature met for a formal organizational session. The main purpose was to swear in members for the 2023-2024 session, which reconvenes on Jan. 4. Despite the day’s formalities, my Caucus introduced a package of bills to address many significant problems that are affecting all Californians. The rising cost of living was addressed through legislation lowering income tax rates to help working families afford child care, expanding the renter’s tax credit, and low...

  • Re: 'A Red Christmas wish list: an auto-switch and more ammo for my AR' [Village News, Letter, 12/8/22]

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    In response to Mr. Terrell’s letter on more ammo for his artificial reasoning: he lives by the Marxist doctrine: That the truth is whatever furthers the revolution. I have never seen such a string of childish lies, except in any one of his previous letters. First, Trump was (is) the best President we’ve had since Teddy Roosevelt. He not only fixed more problems plaguing America for decades before he even took office but did more than the Muslim Communist did in eight years, (or in his third term). Trump never advocated vio...

  • Best years haven't passed Blue Oyster Cult by

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The 13 songs, not including a guitar solo, performed during the Blue Oyster Cult concert Dec. 2 at Pala Casino's Events Center included "The Golden Age of Leather." The audience was asked to sing the opening, which includes the words "Our best years have passed us by." Maybe the best years for music have passed us by, but the best years for Blue Oyster Cult aren't yet over. I like to write about the performing bands rather than myself, but I...

  • Theatre Talk: A musical journey with 2 pianos

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to The Village News "2 Pianos, 4 Hands" is a must see hit! Proving first hand their unparalleled talent, Jefferson McDonald and Matthew McGloin merrily enact their intrepid dedication to the concert stage. Showcasing the selfless commitment necessary to perform at the concert level, North Coast Repertory treated the Saturday night audience to stories of a childhood filled with solitary practice, missed sporting events, even dating, all to...

  • Palomar College Foundation sees record Giving Tuesday results

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    SAN MARCOS – The Palomar College Foundation received a record-breaking $92,270 in donations during the annual Giving Tuesday fund-raiser on Nov. 29, providing significant support in the foundation's mission to remove financial barriers to student success. The results were driven in part by two matching donors, who pledged to match $25,000 and $7,000 of donations dollar-for-dollar, as well as a coordinated campaign to highlight student stories in the weeks leading up to G...

  • VCC's 36th Annual Holiday Homes Tours tickets are now on sale

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    VISTA – Vista Community Clinic’s 36th Annual Holiday Homes Tours returns virtually, to raise funds to expand senior care services within the community. The holiday season is around the corner and so is the beloved tradition of VCC’s Annual Holiday Homes Tour. This year marks the tour’s 36th year, and the tour will be held virtually again. It is hoped this allows viewers of all ages and locations to take part in this festive fundraiser. The tour will run from Dec. 18 through Dec. 23, giving ticket holders the opportu...

  • Choosing the best presents for preschoolers – Basic is better

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Lana Janey Special to the Village News It's the most wonderful time of the year – that is, according to the many little people in my life. I treasure celebrating the holiday season with dozens and dozens of young children that I get to interact with at work every day. The holiday season can be absolutely magical for our little ones in a season that engages all the senses and stirs the imagination. When I ask the children what their favorite part of Christmas is, the most c...

  • Explore these college savings strategies

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Enrolling in a trade school or college is widely considered the next step after a student graduates from high school. College is especially popular, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 62.7% of high school graduates went on to colleges and universities in 2020. Finding ways to pay for higher education has long been a goal for students and their families. PrepScholar, a college testing preparation resource, calculates that, by 2033, students can expect to pay around $237,000 at in-state public universities and...

  • Social Security Administration launches redesigned website

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    WASHINGTON – Since Dec. 6, visitors to www.SSA.gov can now experience a fresh homepage and a new design to help them find what they need more easily. “SSA.gov is visited by over 180 million people per year and it is one of our most important tools for providing efficient and equitable access to service,” said Kilolo Kijakazi, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration. “Whether providing service in person or online, our goal is to help people understand what th...

  • FPUD gives contract for Daily-Ross Pipeline replacement

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Fallbrook Public Utility District gave PK Mechanical Systems a contract to perform the construction on the Daily-Ross Pipeline replacement project. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Dec. 5 to award PK Mechanical the contract for the Wildomar company’s bid amount of $170,000. The project will replace approximately 400 linear feet of 12-inch water main within an area of Ross Road where multiple leaks have been experienced. “It’s part of our pipeline replacement program specific to the De Luz area,...

  • Worker of the Week wears many hats

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Jeffrey Dionisio is the administrative assistant at the Fallbrook Senior Center on Fallbrook Street. He has been with the center for a bit over three years and wears many hats there. Today he's sending out emails to members about events for December. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Stay safe while holiday shopping

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office Criminals don't take the holidays off. Instead, they often find more opportunities to victimize people, especially those who are distracted or alone. With the holiday shopping season underway, the San Diego Sheriff's Department will be patrolling in busy shopping centers. In Encinitas, Vista and San Marcos this will include the Sheriff SkyWatch, a lookout enclosure lifted by crane two stories above ground to give...

  • Artful Gifts can be found locally through Dec. 24

    Updated Dec 15, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The 19th Annual Art of the Holidays Show 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 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 and ceramics, greeting cards, gl...

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