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  • California Attorney General announces charges against local resident

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, on Feb. 16, announced charges against the alleged ringleader of an organized retail crime scheme that spanned 21 counties and involved an estimated $8 million worth of beauty products, as well as multiple members of her organized retail crime ring. The investigation was conducted by the California Department of Justice (DOJ), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Postal Inspection Service along with Ulta’s Loss Prevention Organized Retail...

  • San Diego homeowners urged to pay property taxes online

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is urging San Diego homeowners to pay this year’s property taxes online, as recent rains have flooded the County Administration Center and are impacting the department’s ability to process physical mail and checks. “Officials are calling this a ‘thousand-year storm’ for good reason – the rainfall has been tremendous and the impact real,” said San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister. “We urge taxpayers to go online now to...

  • San Diego Weekly Gas Price Update

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    DALLAS – Average gasoline prices in San Diego have risen 6.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.78/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 784 stations in San Diego. Prices in San Diego are 22.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 6.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen 10.0 cents in the last week and stands at $4.09 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, on Feb. 19, the cheapest station in San Diego was priced at $3.99/g yesterday...

  • Vikings second at Borrego Springs Basketball Tournament

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    The Vallecitos Elementary School boys reached the final of the Borrego Springs Basketball Tournament before settling for second place. The Feb. 25 tournament was hosted by Borrego Springs Middle School. That school does not have its own gymnasium but is next to Borrego Springs High School, so the games were played on the high school campus. The second-place Borrego Springs Basketball Tournament finish for the Vallecitos boys was the best since the Vikings reached the final in...

  • Review of all things Real Estate

    Bob Hillery, CR Properties|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Here’s a blinding flash of the obvious, Fallbrook and much of North County is rural country, and rural areas have different concerns than do coastal and other developed “lot and block” neighborhoods. In established neighborhoods, there isn’t much concern about encroachment since the structures and lot lines will have been approved by reviewing authority when the real estate development map was created and approved. Our local escrow company will have escrow...

  • Rainbow Water hires new chief financial officer

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

  • Issa announces new mobile office hours for offices in Lakeside, Warner Springs, and Rainbow

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    ESCONDIDO – Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-48) announced Feb. 12 new staff mobile office hours in the communities of Lakeside, Warner Springs, and Rainbow. Mobile office hours are available to provide any resident of California’s 48th Congressional District the opportunity to meet with a member of Congressman Issa’s staff and receive assistance with casework needs such as passports, veterans’ benefits, social security and Medicare recipients, IRS and tax returns, and other questions or concerns related to federal...

  • Valley Construction Management receives RMWD pump stations construction management contract

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Valley Construction Management was awarded the Rainbow Municipal Water District construction management contract for the replacement of the West Lilac, Rancho Amigos and Dentro De Lomas pump stations. Rainbow’s board voted 4-0 Tuesday, Jan. 23, with one vacant seat, to approve a $110,480 contract with Valley Construction Management to oversee the construction which will be performed by Pacific Hydrotech Corporation. The board also made a determination that the construction management contract itself is not a project which...

  • County advertises for bids to resurface 24 Greater Fallbrook road segments

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 9, 2024

    San Diego County approved the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of contracts to resurface road segments throughout the county including 24 road segments in Greater Fallbrook. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Wednesday, Jan. 24, to authorize the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to advertise and award multiple construction contracts and to take other actions related to contracting for asphalt concrete overlay and slurry seal treatment projects on the roads. The...

  • Flash Flood Warning

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Feb 5, 2024

    Editorial Note: Please remember the saying, "Turn around, don't drown." It is unsafe and possibly deadly to pass through water that is rushing over a road from a creek, or a land bridge, as we have here in Fallbrook, DeLuz, Bonsall and Rainbow. It's hard to gauge the power the water has to move a vehicle downstream. The Village and Valley News have covered several very sad news stories over the years where people in their trucks thought they could safely go through the water...

  • Volunteers needed to advocate for San Diego County youth living in foster care

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Community members can make an impact on a foster child by participating in Voices for Children's annual "Your Voice, Their Future" volunteer recruitment campaign. The campaign, taking place now through May 1 for National Foster Care Awareness Month, aims to recruit new Court Appointed Special Advocates to serve 150 local youth in foster care currently on Voices for Children's waitlist who are in immediate need of a CASA volunteer. With the New Year, many people...

  • I-15 Smart Freeway update given

    Ava Sarnowski, Reporter|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    At the Temecula City Council meeting, Jan. 9, traffic delays were discussed as a continuous problem on northbound Interstate 15. For those returning home to Riverside County, in the afternoon and evening, traveling eight miles can take as long as 45 minutes. Hazards include rear-end collisions and poor air quality from idle vehicles needing to wait for traffic. Frustration has grown within drivers, resulting in the need for faster routes in cities and neighborhoods. Several...

  • Michelle's Place to honor Executive Director Kim Gerrish, Feb. 2

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

  • $5 million grant awarded to help farmers enhance pollinator habitat in citrus groves

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – The California Farm Bureau and its partners have received $5 million from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to implement climate-smart farming practices in citrus groves in 11 counties. The project, which is part of CDFA’s Pollinator Habitat Program, will focus on hedgerow planting, carbon sequestration and soil management practices, all of which create safe pollinator habitat in citrus groves. It will fund 20 to 45 citrus groves over three years in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Riverside,...

  • 2024's Cities With the Biggest Yards

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Sav Maive LawnStarter Where can you be a city dweller in a house with a nice big yard? With mortgage interest rates decreasing – aka more financial bandwidth to buy a bigger property – LawnStarter ranked 2024’s Cities With the Biggest Yards. We compared the 2,000 biggest U.S. cities based on the average yard sizes of single-family homes from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Plan your next move with our ranking below. First, we determined the factors (metrics) that are most relevant to rank the Cities With the...

  • Pacific Hydrotech awarded contract to construct RMWD pump stations

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District board held a special meeting Dec. 19, 2023, and a 5-0 vote approved a contract with Pacific Hydrotech Corporation to replace the West Lilac, Rancho Amigos, and Dentro De Lomas pump stations. Pacific Hydrotech, which is headquartered in Perris, was awarded a contract for $5,657,500. The board action also approved an addendum to the Programmatic Environmental Report to cover the Rancho Amigos Pump Station while authorizing a notice of exemption for the other two stations which were...

  • Writer ponders public transit services, city mouse vs country mouse dilemma

    Tim O'Leary, Special to the Village News|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Because I have more time on my hands than money, I read a lot, attend many meetings and interact with passels of people. Sometimes I listen to them. As a result, of late I've found myself pondering public transit services and wondering whether I am a country mouse or a city mouse. I decided to do a deep dive on both. Please tag along, kind readers, if your wandering eyes have led you astray to these woebegone words. Everyone recalls the Aesop's Fable of the sophisticated city...

  • Gasca steps down from RMWD board

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Rainbow Municipal Water District is seeking a new board member to represent Division 3. Miguel Gasca, who was appointed to the board in February 2017 to fill a vacancy and was re-elected in 2018 and 2022, announced at the Dec. 5 meeting that he was resigning from the board effective Dec. 31. “He’s been a tremendous addition to our team,” Rainbow board president Hayden Hamilton said. “He will be sorely missed.” Gasca has moved to Reno, Nevada, although he and his wife still own th...

  • Taking charge of your health: Cervical cancer and the importance of regular check-ups

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    VISTA – In our busy lives, it is crucial for every woman to prioritize her health. One aspect that often goes unnoticed until it’s too late is cervical health. Cervical cancer is a serious but preventable condition, and getting care at the right time can make all the difference. So, what is cervical cancer, why do regular check-ups matter, and how can the women’s health services at VCC can be a valuable resource for you? Cervical cancer typically starts with abnormal cell changes that may develop into cancer over time....

  • San Diego Weekly Gas Price Update

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    DALLAS – Average gasoline prices in San Diego have fallen 12.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.59/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 784 stations in San Diego. Prices in San Diego are 15.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 13.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 2.0 cents in the last week and stands at $3.89 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in San Diego was priced at $3.86/g yesterday while the...

  • EMWD, FPUD approve water billing and service agreement

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    A water billing and service agreement between the Eastern Municipal Water District and the Fallbrook Public Utility District has been approved by both boards. Eastern’s board voted 3-0 Jan. 3, with Jeff Armstrong and Randy Record absent, to approve the agreement for Eastern to be FPUD’s wholesale water provider. A Jan. 4 special meeting of the FPUD board had a 5-0 vote in favor of the agreement. “This was a very important issue for the Fallbrook Public Utility District,” said FPUD general manager Jack Bebee. On July...

  • Pacific Manufactured Homes employee receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – San Marcos resident Martha Kerr, an employee of Pacific Manufactured Homes, was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Manufactured Housing Institute – a nonprofit organization that started in 1937. In attendance at the awards ceremony were 200 leaders in the manufactured home industry. Kerr began her career in the manufactured home business as a bookkeeper at the young age of 31 back in 1979. In the last 44 years, she has held title...

  • FAA meeting to feature print making

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Artist Association is excited to announce that FAA Gallery has moved back to downtown Fallbrook and is now located in the middle of the block at 119 N. Main Ave., right next door to Sage Yoga. It is still a work in progress, but up and running, the doors are open and the January Art Show is on display. Drop by Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Jan. 20, FAA welcomes Igor Koutsenko who will demonstrate Print Making in the general meeting held...

  • Brockson second at Lakeside Holiday Invitational

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    The first two-day wrestling tournament of the season for Fallbrook High School was the Thursday and Friday, Dec. 21-22, Lakeside Holiday Invitational at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore, and Fallbrook junior Nic Brockson won four 126-pound matches before losing in the championship match. Brockson won his first two matches by pins in the first period and his next two matches by decision. El Dorado High School of Placentia senior Isaiah Quintero won the weight class championship by pinning Brockson in the first period of t...

  • Looking forward to 2024!

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Jan 11, 2024

    With all the unrest in the world, I believe 2024 is going to be a great year for Reeder Media, Village News and Valley News. I'm really looking forward to it. We just delivered our 2024 SW Riverside Sourcebook, full of so many things to do and enjoy in Southwest Riverside County. Our staff did a beautiful job. I couldn't be more proud. We have so much to be thankful for. Pick up your free copy around town. We are starting production and editorial on both SWR and the Greater...

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