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Articles from the December 21, 2023 edition


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  • A Speaker who doesn't speak for me

    Updated Dec 22, 2023

    Previously, I suggested that Mike Johnson, the newly elected Speaker of the House, might be a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” I can now say without doubt, he is that and more. In recent remarks, he quoted two of our Founding Fathers. George Washington: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” and Samuel Adams: “Our constitution is made only for a moral and religious people....” That caught my eye because the quotes properly recognize...

  • Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks – Running fast – How to increase speed

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Megan Johnson McCullough Special to the Village News Some people have the gift of speed when it comes to running. What makes a person get from point A to point B faster than others, has a few factors to keep in mind. Physical fitness ability certainly plays a role, mindset towards running and technique can be influential to speed. Physiological factors are big indicators of speed. The circulatory system with your heart and lungs are the oxygen pumpers, so their health and...

  • Madrigals entertain Rotarians at Regency

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Village Rotary was delightedly entertained by the Fallbrook High School Madrigals at Regency Fallbrook Assisted Living, on Dec. 12 The choir sang Christmas carols to Rotary members and Regency residents. Resident George Barlow told the Rotarians how Rotary years ago left a positive impact on his high school education and budding career. He explained that when he was graduating from high school, he won a Rotary award for an engineering design of his and...

  • Mission Theater to offer more movies and a comedy show

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Mission Theater is holding a Fallbrook New Year’s Eve party where guests can dance to music of all ages, drink free champagne and get party favors, Sunday, Dec. 31. They will watch the ball drop at 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the party starts at 7:00. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets can be bought at https://fallbrookmissiontheater.com/. The theater at 231 N. Main Ave. will continue its 6:30 p.m. Friday night movies with Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future,” Friday, Jan. 5,...

  • FAA announces winners in first show at new location

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

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  • Perez shines bright as a "Celebration of Leadership" award winner

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) announces the recognition of Lillian Perez, Director of Expanded Learning, who has been honored with the Celebration of Leadership Award by the California Department of Education (CDE). This distinguished award underscores Perez's commitment and innovative leadership in advancing after-school educational opportunities for the students of Fallbrook. Under her guidance, FUESD has experienced a transformative...

  • Rodriguez earns dean's list honor at Lee University

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Lee University announces that Aaliyah Rodriguez of Fallbrook has earned dean's list honors during the fall 2023 semester. Dean's list recognition is earned by full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0. Lee University is a private, Christ-centered university located in Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Submitted by Lee University....

  • Voices for Children: Help create a happier holiday season for children in foster care as a CASA

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – For many people, the holiday season is full of excitement, celebration, family, warmth and community. Voices for Children urged the community to support children in foster care in their community who are spending the holidays away from those they love and consider how each person can make a difference. Voices for Children recruits and trains caring volunteers, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, to provide supportive services for youth in foster care and advocate for their needs. “Sadly, for the...

  • Soroptimists to hold virtual fundraiser in January

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invited the public to sign up for their “30 Miles in 30 Days” virtual fitness challenge fundraiser. The challenge will begin Monday, Jan. 1, and end Saturday, Jan. 30. Participants can register online at https://bit.ly/3Ppocfd or text the code “3030WALK” to 44-321. “We’re asking our supporters locally and nationwide to pledge online to walk, run or bike a total of 30 miles in January, and to pledge $1 per mile. They can also choose to just...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Dec. 9 600 blk Iowa St. Fraud - Stolen identity case Dec. 10 600 blk E. Elder St. Missing at risk adult 500 blk S. Main St. Arrest - Assault w/ deadly weapon other than firearm, felon/addict possess/ etc. firearm, prohibited person to own/possess etc. ammunition Dec. 11 100 blk Potter St. Traffic stop - Arrest - Possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia 1100 blk S. Mission Rd. Suspicious vehicle - (2) Arrests - possession of narcotic controlled substance, controlled substance and paraphernalia 4800 blk 5th St....

  • Tommy's Restaurant

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Tom Frew Courtesy of the Fallbrook Historical Society Tommy was Thomas Elias Morris (1878-1966), an England born long-time resident of Fallbrook. The first mention of Tommy's Restaurant is when the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce announced a luncheon meeting at Tommy's on October 22, 1935. (1) Tommy's began as a small café renting a narrow space in what was then known as the Tiffany building just a few feet away from the coffee shop located in the southeast corner of the older...

  • How to care for fresh holiday wreaths

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Majestic Christmas trees garner the lion’s share of the decorative fanfare when the holidays arrive. Trees may be the focal points of holiday decor, but the humble wreath adorning the front door is the first decoration guests are likely to see when visiting a home. Wreaths may need some care to maintain their beauty all month long. Here are some tips to help holiday wreaths last as long as possible. Choose a wreath wisely When shopping for a wreath, choose freshly cut greenery that you assemble yourself; otherwise, look...

  • Pepper Tree/Calavo speed limit to be lowered

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The speed limit on Pepper Tree Lane and Calavo Road between McDonald Road and Stage Coach Lane will be lowered. A 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote Wednesday, Dec. 6, with Terra Lawson-Remer absent, approved the first reading and introduction of an ordinance to reduce the speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph and certify the new speed limit for radar enforcement. The second reading and adoption of the ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10. If the second reading and adoption...

  • Supervisors increase security bond amount, grant time extension for Palisades Estates

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an increase of the security bond amount for the Palisades Estates subdivision which includes a portion of the Bonsall Community Planning Area while also extending the time to complete the required improvements. The supervisors voted 4-0 Wednesday, Dec. 6, with Terra Lawson-Remer absent, to approve the amendment to the security agreement. The time extension creates a Dec. 6, 2025, deadline to complete the infrastructure improvements although...

  • Poll workers needed for March 5 Presidential Primary

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office Poll workers, especially those who are bilingual in any one of 10 specific languages, are needed for the March 5 Presidential Primary Election. The Registrar's office is required by federal law to provide bilingual speakers and voting materials to voters who speak Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese. In addition, state and county requirements show a need for Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Somali and Persian...

  • County supports sustainable, equitable and local food sourcing

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Cassie N. Saunders County of San Diego Communications Office The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 11 to adopt a policy that emphasizes value-based food sourcing for county-provided meals through the continued monitoring of food and beverage data. Spending about $27 million each year, the county is a large buyer of food. The Sustainable, Equitable and Local Food Sourcing Program and Policy Framework prioritizes locally sourced, equity-informed, organic or...

  • County launches community-driven initiative to address inequity

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    County News Center County of San Diego Communications Office The County’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice (OERJ) has launched a new initiative that will invest $2 million over two years into community-driven initiatives that address inequity. The Equity Impact Grant (EIG) program will provide small, local organizations with general operating funds, tailored coaching and capacity-building support. OERJ was established in 2020 to strengthen the County of San Diego’s commitment to racial equity and with the intent that...

  • Apply for county's civil grand jury

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office Residents interested in acting as a watchdog over local government agencies can now apply to serve on the county’s 2024-25 civil grand jury. Nineteen people are selected every year for a term that starts July 1 and runs through June 30. The civil grand jury isn’t the same as a criminal grand jury. Prosecutors will summon people for a criminal grand jury to decide whether there is enough evidence to press criminal charges. The civil grand jury monitors county and city...

  • Shop safely on last-minute holiday gifts online

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    FALLBROOK – With $8.8 billion lost to fraud in 2022, it is more important than ever to stay safe when last-minute online shopping this holiday season. And according to a recent survey conducted by TopCashback.com, exactly one-third of Americans, or 33%, are last-minute holiday shoppers. Whether people are starting their holiday shopping, or just picking up a few last-minute gifts, here are four tips for safe last-minute shopping from Samantha Landau, consumer expert at TopCashback. Go digital. “With only days left until C...

  • Worker of the Week runs his own repair shop

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Chris Bevan works on a car at his general automotive repair shop which he just opened on Nov. 1. Bevan Family Auto is located at 312 South Main Ave. With 15 years of experience, he services cars and trucks, foreign and domestic, operated by gas or diesel. At this time, Bevan Family Auto is taking appointments only at 760-782-5700. Bevan's goal is to have a successful business and be a great role model for his children. Village News/David Landry photo...

  • Don't give your information away during the holidays

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which scammers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to extort money or steal personal identifiable information. DEA personnel will never contact members of the public or medical practitioners to demand money or any other form of payment, will never request personal or sensitive information, and will only notify people of a legitimate investigation or legal action in person or by official letter. In fact, no legitimate...

  • Out of the Ashes Fund benefits from golf tournament

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce presents a check in the amount of $4,500 to representatives of Legacy Endowment Community Foundation for the benefit of the Out of the Ashes Fund. The amount represents a portion of the proceeds from our Sept. 29 Annual Charity Golf Tournament; from left, Joan Eberle, Honorary Mayor; Anne Klentz, golf committee member; Rachel Mason, board president for Legacy Endowment Community Foundation; Lila MacDonald, CEO, Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce;...

  • Fiscal responsibility?

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Assemblymember Marie Waldron 75th District Two years ago, California had a surplus of almost $100 billion – no state in history had ever amassed such a huge surplus. But we spent that money on things like high speed rail, billions to solve homelessness that only got worse, and at least $30 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims. Despite the fact that our sales, income and gasoline tax rates are among the highest in the nation, our massive surplus has now morphed into a $68 billion deficit, with $30 billion annual...

  • The joy of giving - Merry Christmas

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Julie Reeder Publisher Forest, one of our paginators and chaos coordinators in the office, told me yesterday that he read something interesting. He said that when someone is greeted kindly by a stranger it causes them to feel like the world is an okay place and gives them hope that everything is going to be ok, or something to that effect. Last Sunday night, my family enjoyed going to the neighborhood Christmas parade, lights and block parties in the Horsecreek and Citro neighborhoods. It was really fun. Plenty of people...

  • Two items

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    Supervisor Jim Desmond 5th District At our last board meeting, I proposed legislation for the county to take a stand against the income-based fixed-rate electricity proposal. Unfortunately, my colleagues voted against this and are in favor of charging people based on their income. The proposed fixed-rate bill fundamentally operates on an income-based charging model, where the more one earns, the higher the flat-rate electricity charges, even if you have solar. I’m completely against this proposal for several reasons, one...

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