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  • La Paloma dedicates Think Big Reading Room

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • Remembering those who served

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • FVCC brings car show to downtown

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • Paul F. Seckendorf

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Paul F. Seckendorf, a beloved father, husband and friend, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on July 1, 1933, in New York, Paul lived a life filled with faith, love, mentorship, technology, and service. Growing up in Brooklyn, Paul felt abandoned with the rest of the city when their beloved Dodgers picked up and moved to the west coast. Paul was interested in new technologies and engaged in a degree of Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College....

  • Audrey JoAnne Dagne

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Audrey JoAnne Dagne, aged 93, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2024, at Palomar Health, Escondido, California. She was born on Aug. 20, 1930, in San Francisco to Norma and Carl Fricke. At age 13, she lived with her parents and two siblings in Los Gatos, California, later married and raised two children in Campbell, California, and then moved to Orange County in the 1970s. Audrey and her husband, Jay Dagne, were proud residents of Fallbrook since 1988. She worked 47 years as...

  • Violet J. Gregg

    Updated May 30, 2024

    Violet J. Gregg was born in Kansas on Jan. 22, 1927. With her parents and younger brother, Jack, the family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in January 1937 where she grew up. While growing up she enjoyed playing the ukulele, piano and accordion (in the school band). On Dec. 7, 1941, she witnessed the Zeros flying through the valley as she and her brother viewed the red bullseye from their rooftop, and their lives became wartime living. She met her husband, Weldon Gregg, in Hawaii du...

  • FUESD celebrates new teachers' triumphs

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District recently held its end-of-year New Teacher Colloquium Wednesday, May 15. The event provided a platform for new teachers to showcase their culminating projects to teacher mentors, principals and district leadership, marking the completion of a significant milestone in their professional development journey. This two-year program is designed to provide job-embedded support and mentorship to new teachers, fostering a g...

  • Utah Tech University student Baylee Howley receives dean's list honors for spring 2024 semester

    Updated May 30, 2024

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Baylee Howley of Fallbrook was among those honored students at Utah Tech University who were showcased for their exceptional academic performance during the spring 2024 semester, with 1,276 Trailblazers earning dean’s list honors. To qualify, students had to attain a 3.5 to 3.89 GPA and complete at least 15 credits. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all our exceptional students whose unwavering commitment and hard work have resulted in their well-deserved placement on the honor roll,” Michael...

  • Vallecitos School District approves cafeteria equipment purchase

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 30, 2024

    One of the existing classrooms at Vallecitos Elementary School will be converted into a cafeteria, and the Vallecitos School District board approved a purchase agreement for cafeteria equipment. The board voted 3-0 Tuesday, May 14, with Ritsa Chanthabandith in Europe, to ratify a contract with Economy Restaurant and Supply. The San Marcos company will be paid $22,004.00 while freight charges and sales tax create a total school district expense of $27,674.31. “It’s to get our kids an opportunity to eat inside and out of the...

  • Fallbrook student artists receive FAA scholarships

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • J.F. Shea given CWA contract to reline Pipeline 5 in San Luis Rey Canyon

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 30, 2024

    J.F. Shea Construction, Inc., was given the San Diego County Water Authority contract to reline Pipeline 5 in San Luis Rey Canyon. The SDCWA board voted unanimously May 23 to award J.F. Shea a $47,913,795 contract for the work. The project will reline approximately 9,000 linear feet of existing 96-inch diameter pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe. Pipeline 5 was built in 1982 and conveys untreated water to CWA member agency turnouts. The CWA has an asset management program which protects the reliability of CWA facilities....

  • Supervisors advertise Main/Aviation sidewalk project for bid

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 30, 2024

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a contract to construct two pedestrian facility improvement projects including a sidewalk project at the intersection of South Main Avenue and West Aviation Road. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote May 22, with Terra Lawson-Remer absent, authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to take the necessary actions to contract for the Fallbrook and Ramona projects. The director of the county’s Department...

  • CWA sets June 27 hearing for rate increase

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 30, 2024

    A June 27 hearing will determine the actual San Diego County Water Authority rate increase for Calendar Year 2025, and the May 23 SDCWA board meeting included discussion about rate increase alternatives. A May 23 CWA board action set the June 27 hearing date which will likely increase rates 18% or 19%. CWA staff developed 10 alternatives with various levels of financial risk and infrastructure risk. Two of those alternatives are still under consideration, and many CWA board members are hoping that additional reductions in...

  • Fallbrook resident introduces father's biography

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The public is invited to join Catherine Allen-Walters and Elisabeth Hartig Lentulo as they introduce their book, "Near the Danube Bridge," at their book signing event at Barnes and Noble bookseller in Escondido. This biography of Lentulo's father won four United States regional festivals and was runner-up at both the Los Angeles and London book festivals. Readers have left five-star reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and the Barnes and Noble websites praising A...

  • FWC to welcome Faith San Severino and her therapy horse Peabody

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Women's Connection invites all to attend brunch in the ballroom of the Beverly Mansion at Grand Tradition Estates & Gardens, Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. The doors open at 9:15 a.m. for shopping. Author Faith San Severino will tell a fun, fictional tale based on the true story of her rescue and training of a therapy animal that has served millions, Peabody the Mini Horse. San Severino, an author and horse trainer, was born and raised in V...

  • Fallbrook children sing 'Sound of Music'

    Updated May 23, 2024

  • Local Sons of Union Veterans to host Memorial Day ceremony

    Updated May 23, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21, will host a Memorial Day Ceremony Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fallbrook Oddfellows Pioneer Cemetery, corner of Clemmens Lane and Alturas Road. The public is welcome to attend. Submitted by Son’s of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21....

  • It Must Be Tuesday

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated May 23, 2024

    It snowed again this morning! Even so by 10:00 AM, the sun was out and that's when we took a brisk walk back to the Museum of Art after being told yesterday by security guard Mike Saiz that all government-run museums are closed on Mondays. With limited time in town, we could only explore around the plaza in the heart of downtown. Santa Fe maintains its charm because of their strict building code which mandates that all structures be made in the Adobe style. Which no doubt is...

  • Four ways to negotiate with a home seller

    Jane Kepley, Special to the Village News|Updated May 23, 2024

    Making a solid offer is the first step toward buying your dream home, but remember: Sellers have goals in this process, too. Your first offer may not be accepted as is. In many cases, a seller will respond with a counteroffer – a new version of your offer with changes to the price, contingencies, timeline or other details. As a buyer, you’re free to accept their offer, reject it or come back with a counteroffer of your own to continue the negotiation process. We can work toget...

  • The ultimate guide to selling your house

    Updated May 23, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Selling a house in Fallbrook, can be a rewarding endeavor given the unique charm and appeal of this Southern California community. Known for its lush landscapes and vibrant cultural scene, Fallbrook offers an attractive market for sellers. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing, or relocating, understanding the local Fallbrook real estate dynamics is crucial to a successful sale. The Ken Follis & Sharon Robinson Group is happy to provide essential tips and s...

  • 41,000+ Late property tax reminder notices sent to San Diego County homeowners Paying by e-Check is Fast & Free

    Updated May 23, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister sent 41,245 notices May 17 announcing that there is still time to avoid additional penalties if the bills are paid by June 30. “On July 1, unpaid bills will go into default and receive an additional $33 redemption fee plus penalties of 1.5% each month,” said McAllister. “That penalty adds up to a hefty 18% per year but is avoidable if payments are received by the June 30 deadline.” Taxpayers can quickly and easily pay their bills online at https://w...

  • Hoff named to UJ dean's list

    Updated May 23, 2024

    JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Brady Hoff of Fallbrook was named to the spring 2024 dean’s list at University of Jamestown in North Dakota. Students are named to the list for earning a 3.5 GPA while taking at least 12 credit hours for the semester. University of Jamestown is ranked as a “Best Regional University” in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Established as Jamestown College in 1883, the university is a private, Christian, liberal arts university granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in many areas of study. U...

  • FUESD announces staff promotions

    Updated May 23, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District has announced three staffing changes coming up for the district, as approved by the Board of Trustees May 9. First and foremost, they named Ernie Garcia as their next Custodial Supervisor. Garcia brings 13 years of service within FUESD. During this time, he spent five years working in facilities as a custodian before moving to the Payroll/Accounting Department as a confidential payroll technician. His dedication and e...

  • Vallecitos requests waiver for Trustee Area 1 vacancy

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 23, 2024

    The Vallecitos School District seat for Trustee Area 1 is currently vacant, and the school district board is requesting a waiver of the 60-day deadline to fill that vacant seat. The board’s 3-0 vote May 14, with Ritsa Chanthabandith in Europe, authorized the submission of a waiver request to the State Board of Education. The waiver, which is expected to be granted, will allow the school district to fill the vacant seat by appointment rather than by an election. “We’re still looking for one more board member,” said Valleci...

  • Marisa Monasterio of Fallbrook achieves spring 2024 dean's list at Belmont University

    Updated May 23, 2024

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marisa Monasterio of Fallbrook was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University’s spring 2024 dean’s list. Approximately 44% of the university’s 7,338 undergraduate students qualified for the spring 2024 dean’s list. “Earning a place on the dean’s list is a testament to the unwavering diligence, tenacity and commitment to scholarly distinction exhibited by Belmont’s promising students,” Belmont University Provost David Gregory said. “The ability to excel both inside and outside the classro...

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