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  • Steelhead protections could bring new water restrictions

    Christine Souza, California Farm Bureau|Updated May 18, 2024

    A state determination that Southern California steelhead trout merit additional protections could mean tighter water restrictions, according to agricultural groups and water districts. California Farm Bureau environmental policy analyst Justin Fredrickson said strengthening protections for the Southern California steelhead under the California Endangered Species Act "is going to ratchet things up regulatorily for affected water users." Though actions to protect steelhead will...

  • San Diego Weekly Gas Price Update

    Updated May 18, 2024

    DALLAS – Average gasoline prices in San Diego have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.22/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 784 stations in San Diego. Prices in San Diego are 12.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 43.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.6 cents in the last week and stands at $3.90 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in San Diego was priced at $4.66/g yesterday while the m...

  • Voices for Children observes National Foster Care Awareness Month

    Updated May 9, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Voices for Children urgently needs community volunteers to step up and advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect San Diego and Riverside counties. May is National Foster Care Month, and Voices for Children is recognizing the important role Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and all members of the foster care system play in supporting children, youth, and families. CASA volunteers are advocates who bring stability to thousands of children i...

  • Suspect charged after chase and search

    Village News staff and AC Investigations|Updated May 7, 2024

    Youtube video of arrest: https://youtu.be/3GSc9_vISTw Dean Morris. 37, from Lake Elsinore, was arrested after he led Sheriffs on a chase through SW Riverside and DeLuz. Morris is wanted on four felony warrants, according to Riverside County Sheriff Media Information Bureau Sgt. Gonzalez. The warrants included felony fraud, DUI, and theft. Morris was charged with 245C Assault with a deadly weapon/not a firearm and 2800-2 Evading police officer/reckless driving. The chase...

  • Regional Agriculture Program expands to San Diego and Riverside counties

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In a move set to transform regional agriculture, the Regional CropSWAP program, originally initiated by the Rancho California Water District, announced its expansion into neighboring counties with the partnership of Fallbrook Public Utility District, Rainbow Municipal Water District, city of Oceanside, Valley Center Municipal Water District and city of Escondido. The initiative offers significant financial incentives for implementation of sustainable practices, with the goal of empowering farmers to use water m...

  • Women to connect over love and jewelry

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites all ladies to attend a handcrafted jewelry show and brunch event in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for shopping. The program will be presented by Linda M. Furry of "Designs by Linda," a Riverside resident who has been working with jewelry for 24 years. She focuses on one-of-a-kind, handcrafted necklaces, earrings, and b...

  • The Santa Margarita Watershed leads to the ocean

    Roger Boddaert, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Watersheds are land areas that drain water through the streams, creeks, lakes, and rivers to a common low point, and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Margarita Watershed is one of 11 within San Diego County. It begins east of the Palomar Mountains near Oak Grove, and that water flows into Riverside County down through Temecula, into the Santa Margarita River and forks through Camp Pendleton and into the Pacific ocean. The complexity of this water-flow is important to...

  • AC Investigations reunites loved ones

    Julie Reeder, Publisher|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    Private investigator Tony Campbell from AC Investigations took a call from a 78-year-old woman, Angela, out of Riverside recently. "She was desperately concerned about her ex-boyfriend, Bill, who she hadn't heard from for some time except some rumors that he was homeless in Oceanside, possibly living in an RV," Campbell said. He said she had even heard that he was a "vegetable." "She still cared about him and just wanted to make sure he was OK," he said. "They were in a relati...

  • New virtual public charter school program offers K-10 option in Southern California

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    TEMECULA – Connections Academy at Springs, a new tuition-free online public charter school program, will begin operating for the 2024-2025 school year in partnership with Springs Charter Schools, a network of public charter schools in Southern California offering tuition-free, WASC-accredited and personalized learning curriculum. Open to students in grades K-10 living in Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, Connections Academy at Springs is enrolling for its inaugural a...

  • Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to host several screening clinics in partnership with Vista Community Clinic

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Serving children in lower-income communities, the national nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts has partnered with Vista Community Clinic to host five free screening clinics throughout the year in Southern California. The three remaining screening clinics will be held Wednesday, April 24, at VCC: Vale Terrace – Pediatrics; Thursday, May 16, at VCC: Grapevine and Wednesday, Sept. 4, at VCC: Fallbrook Pediatrics. All these screening clinics are hosted by Vista Community Clinic. From 4-6 p.m., nurse Jill will be on-...

  • High-speed chase ends with death of driver

    Village News Editorial Staff|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    A high-speed chase originating early Tuesday morning in Riverside County culminated in a collision on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County. The incident commenced around 1 a.m. when a motorist reported being carjacked at gunpoint in Hemet, as per the California Highway Patrol. Subsequently, officers from the Murrieta Police Department spotted the stolen 2023 Toyota Camry, yet the driver declined to comply with commands to pull over and proceeded onto southbound I-15. According to CHP Officer Mike Lassig, the CHP...

  • Alternative treatments for Parkinson's to be discussed

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – North County Parkinson's Support Group Fallbrook invites anyone interested to join their monthly Parkinson's Support Group meeting, Friday April 26, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center- 1636 E. Mission Road. The guest speaker, Dr. Ana Maleki, MDS, will talk about Alternative Treatments for Parkinson’s. Medications are usually the first treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease. But there may come a time when one’s medications no longer work for one’s needs. DBS is a safe and...

  • Dr. McCaughan works in the world of equine athletes

    Updated Apr 5, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Amid the rustling avocado groves and rolling hills in Fallbrook lies a sanctuary for a particular breed of athletes often overlooked – horses. Here in the community and throughout San Diego and Riverside counties, Dr. Marc McCaughan, a devoted equine veterinarian, makes it his choice every day to care for these athletes. For McCaughan, the journey into the world of equine medicine began long before he set foot in Fallbrook. Raised amid the avocado groves of Los...

  • Vikings sweep first at Anza cross-country meet

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Apr 5, 2024

    Cottonwood Elementary School of Aguanga hosted a cross-country meet Thursday, March 14, for the small K-8 elementary schools and middle schools in northern San Diego County and southern Riverside County which participate in athletic tournaments, and Vallecitos Elementary School took first place as a team for both the boys and the girls while Vallecitos seventh-grader Rochelle Hernandez was the first girls individual finisher. "I'm really impressed with how well they did,...

  • Use pest control to protect your roses

    Frank Brines, ARS Master Rosarian|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    March greeted southwest Riverside County with an abundance of fresh new foliage and hopes for beautiful blooms to come. Maybe that's got you wondering: "How can I get better results this year?" Has doing the same thing year after year lived up to your expectations of good roses? Gardening is a partnership between you and your plants: How about letting your garden and your roses "speak" to you? Take a daily walk around your garden and get to know all that lives there. For...

  • UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning issued Incoming storm expected to bring cold, rain and wind to Fallbrook, surrounding communities

    Kim Harris, Special to Village News|Updated Mar 30, 2024

    A Flash Flood Warning was issued today until 11:30 am for the greater Fallbrook area and most of San Diego County. The National Weather Service said it was extremely dangerous to travel during the downpour. Yet another winter storm is expected to strike Fallbrook and the surrounding communities beginning later this evening, and like all the other recent storms, this one will bring plenty of wind and cold along with more rain and snow to an already saturated California. A...

  • Flood Watch Warnings in effect tonight through weekend

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    A Flood Watch is in effect from late Friday night through Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Diego.- A strong Pacific storm will bring moderate to heavy rain Saturday, followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. NWS warns to be on the alert in the mountains for rockslides and rocks in the road,.flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas....

  • VCC's Dads' Club expands: Empowering fathers for over 25 years

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    VISTA – Vista Community Clinic announced the continuation and expansion of its Dads’ Club program, dedicated to supporting fathers and father figures in various stages of their journey towards positive parenting and personal growth. Having provided invaluable parenting services for over a quarter-century, VCC initially recruited program participants through its prenatal and pediatric departments. Over the years, the program has evolved to offer comprehensive case management services, addressing a variety of needs inc...

  • Allergy season projected to be more intense due to recent rains

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    CALIFORNIA – As California experienced prolonged heavy rains this winter, health officials are projecting a more intense allergy season due to an anticipated explosion of vegetation and an increase in airborne pollen that promise to result in a more intense allergy season this year. As many people welcomed spring Tuesday, March 19, with feelings of renewal, new beginnings, budding leaves and blooming flowers, they will be less intent in welcoming seasonal allergies, which are likely to be more difficult and bothersome. ...

  • Local flood watch issued until 5:30 p.m.

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    A sudden torrent of rain poured down this afternoon warranting a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service (San Diego Division). The storm included thunder, lightning and hail for at time in downtown Fallbrook. Expect urban and small stream flooding caused by excessive rain fall in Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Locations that will experience flooding include Fallbrook, Camp Pendleton,...

  • Issa currently leading in race for 48th Congressional District

    Village Staff|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    In the race for the 48th Congressional District seat, Republican Incumbent Darrell Issa is currently leading with 61.1 percent of the vote. Democratic challengers Stephen Houlahan, Whitney Shanahan and Mike Simon have secured 15.2, 11.9 and 8.2 percent of the vote, respectively while challenger Lucinda Kwh Jahn, who claimed no party preference has secured 1.1 percent of the vote. The 48th Congressional District includes the Fallbrook/Bonsall/ Pala/Rainbow area, as well as the...

  • I-15 CLOSURE: Chain reaction crash on I-15 leaves one dead

    Village Editorial Staff|Updated Mar 1, 2024

    CHP PRESS RELEASE : On Friday, March 1, 2024, at approximately 4:45 a.m., Party # 1 was driving Vehicle # 1 northbound on I-15 just north of Rainbow Valley Boulevard in the # 4 lane at an undetermined speed. For reasons which are under investigation, Party # 1 allowed Vehicle # 1 to travel towards the right shoulder of northbound I-15. Vehicle # 1 crossed over the right shoulder and collided with a freeway perimeter chain link fence. Vehicle # 1 traveled through the fence and...

  • FPUD area added to Division 2 of EMWD

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District is now a retail agency of the Eastern Municipal Water District and, as a retail agency of a wholesale agency, FPUD residents will be eligible to vote both for their FPUD division board seat and for their EMWD division seat. A Feb. 21 EMWD board vote placed the FPUD area into Division 2 for EMWD election purposes. The 4-0 vote, with Randy Record absent, adopts a resolution adding FPUD to Division 2. EMWD staff was also authorized to initiate the redistricting process to rebalance the...

  • Artist Koutsenko to teach at Paint N' Sip

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Woman's Club will host renowned artist Igor Koutsenko at its upcoming Paint 'N Sip fundraiser, entitled "Discover the Artist in You." A resident of Menifee, Koutsenko originally emigrated from the Crimea before settling in Oklahoma City. Ultimately, he ended up in sunny California, where he creates beautiful art, which is not only collected by private individuals, it also hangs in the Riverside Art Museum. The Fallbrook Woman's Club is thrilled to h...

  • Voices for Children unites for a heartfelt cause: local children in foster care

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are everyday people who are appointed by a judge to advocate for a child or sibling group in the foster care system. They work to ensure youth are safe and cared for and advocate for them while they are in the child welfare system to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met. Voices for Children is the nonprofit organization in San Diego and Riverside Counties that recruits, screens and trains these compassionate and dedicated volunteers. Although CASAs work i...

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