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  • Worker of the Week offers E-bikes to go

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

  • California Water Commission meeting to be live streamed

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – The California Water Commission meeting will explore the range of projects funded through the Department of Water Resources Grant Programs. The July agenda also includes a State Water Project briefing, an overview of flood advocacy in the Central Valley, and a Water Storage Investment Program update. The meeting in Sacramento is open to the public to attend in person or virtually and will also be live streamed online, Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. at California Natural Resources Building, First Floor A...

  • Social Security to simplify disability evaluation process

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    WASHINGTON – When people become disabled under the statutory definition the Social Security Administration must follow, the agency helps them meet their basic needs and sustain a higher quality of life. Social Security administers disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Under both programs, the agency follows a five-step process to determine if an adult has a qualifying disability. In response to President B...

  • Mid-year budget adjustments add $308,269.82 for Village View Park funding

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 10, 2024

    The mid-year budget adjustments approved during the May 21 San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting included an additional $308,269.82 of funding for Village View Park. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote approved the additional funding for the Fallbrook park project to cover costs incurred during the winter storms. The change increases the total budgeted amount for Village View Park from $13,695,566 to $14,003,835. Mid-year budget adjustments reflect revenue received since the annual budget was adopted, quarterly fund b...

  • Taylor honored with second and third place awards in SPJ journalism contest

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Nathalie Taylor, a Reeder Media associate for 21 years, took home second and third place awards at the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists Awards Banquet. The awards were especially significant because the writer only wrote four stories within the judging time frame. Taylor has won 109 professional journalism and writing awards since 2004. The event was held at Stone Brewing Bistro & Gardens in Point Loma on June 27. Taylor's second place award was in t...

  • Worker of the Week works on Camp Pendleton

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

  • DA warns of purse snatchers targeting elderly women at supermarkets

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – In the wake of a criminal case filed against three defendants, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is warning the public about criminals targeting elderly women at shopping centers throughout the county to steal their purses while they shop. Three defendants have been arrested and arraigned in a current case that involves 15 separate victims, most of whom are elderly Filipino/Asian women between the ages of 64 and 89. The incidents happened between January and April of this year in the cities of S...

  • Fallbrook Chamber announces July events

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is holding the following events in July. Wednesday, July 10 – Wine Trail begins; purchase a package at the chamber office, 111 S. Main Ave. Thursday, July 11 – SunUpper at the chamber hosted by AAUW Fallbrook, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 – SunDowner hosted by Ringers Cocktail Lounge, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 – Lunch Mob at noon at The Coal Bunker Wednesday, July 31 – Wine Down Wednesday at Monserate Vineyards & Winery, 4-7 p.m. Call the chamber for more details on any of these ev...

  • GCI Construction to replace Main Avenue sewer main

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    GCI Construction, Inc., was awarded the Fallbrook Public Utility District contract for the Main Avenue Sewer Main Replacement Project. FPUD’s board voted 4-0 June 24, with Dave Baxter out of town, to award a $391,000 contract to GCI Construction. The work will replace approximately 400 linear feet of eight-inch polyvinylchloride (PVC) pipe and four manholes on Main Avenue and Elder Street. Normally FPUD sewer main rehabilitation entails relining sewer mains in place, which is a more cost-effective way to upgrade old c...

  • FBI highlights growing number of reported elder fraud cases

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

    WASHINGTON – In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the FBI wants to remind friends, family, and loved ones of older Americans to know the signs of elder fraud. While elder abuse can be perpetuated in any number of ways, the FBI has seen a double-digit increase in financial fraud involving older adults, prompting efforts from the bureau to bring public awareness to this type of crime. According to the FBI’s latest Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) data, there have already been $1.6 billion in losses fro...

  • Worker of the Week works with friends

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

  • Worker of the Week refurbishes furniture

    Updated Jun 21, 2024

  • Assessor's office offers free red envelopes to new parents during Year of the Dragon

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, which issues birth certificates, is reminding new parents throughout the county that a free red envelope is available with every birth certificate throughout the entire 2024 Lunar New Year, which is designated as the Year of the Dragon. The current Lunar New Year, celebrated by Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other Asian and Asian-American communities, began on Feb. 10, 2024, and runs through F...

  • BUSD adopts updated developer fees

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    The Bonsall Unified School District approved an update to the district’s developer fee rates. A 3-0 BUSD board vote May 15, with Michael Gaddis and Pascal Lapoirie absent, approved the new developer fees. The new fees per square foot are $5.17 for new residential development, $0.84 for new enclosed or covered commercial or industrial development, and $0.25 for new rental self-storage facilities. The new fees will take effect July 14, or 60 days after the approval of the resolution adopting the new rates. “We don’t deter...

  • SSI marks 50th anniversary

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    WASHINGTON – This year, the Social Security Administration celebrates 50 years of administering the Supplemental Security Income program. President Richard Nixon signed the bill in 1972, and in January 1974, SSA began issuing the first SSI payments to nearly 4 million eligible people. The goal of the SSI program was to aid aged, blind, and individuals with disabilities with very limited income and resources. Fifty years later, the SSI program remains a lifeline by providing cash assistance to about 2% of the U.S. p...

  • Sigmon of Fallbrook attends national political advocacy event

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Marc Sigmon, agent and CEO of Marc Sigmon Insurance Agency LLC and the NAIFA-California, San Diego Affiliate Leader, joined around 500 other professional insurance and financial advisers, agents, brokers and employee benefits specialists from across California and the United States to attend the NAIFA Congressional Conference, an annual political advocacy event held by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Sigmon, a dedicated NAIFA member s...

  • County Supervisors approve appointment of new CAO

    Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously June 4 to appoint Ebony Shelton as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Shelton is the first Afro-Latina in county history to serve in the role. She will start her new position June 14. Shelton is a visionary leader who has dedicated her career to serving the community, most recently in a dual role as the county's chief financial officer and as a deputy chief administrative officer, overseeing the departments in the...

  • Worker of the Week brings Hawaii to Fallbrook

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

  • FPUD purchases pump skid to pump Red Mountain Reservoir water to De Luz

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    The Fallbrook Public Utility District has plans for a new pump station which will allow water from Red Mountain Reservoir to be pumped to De Luz. An analysis of the least expensive way to provide water to De Luz until that pump station is operational indicated that the purchase of a pump skid to pump Santa Margarita River Conjunctive Use Project supply from Red Mountain would be the most cost-efficient option, so the FPUD board approved a motion to acquire a pump skid Wednesday, May 29. The 5-0 vote authorizes the purchase...

  • Worker of the Week

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Lovell Richardson, right, works with his son, Kwame Richardson, as they get ready for the shift change at the Shell station located at 936 East Mission Road. Lovell is the night supervisor working full time and his son is the store clerk. Lovell joined the USMC Camp Pendleton right after the Beirut barracks bombing in August 1983. He served 14 years as a drill instructor, chemical technician, aviation ordnance tech and then separated from the USMC with an honorable discharge....

  • FHS's Palmer awarded the Patti-Elson Becknell Memorial Award for Excellence in Related Services

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Melissa Palmer, Adaptive Physical Education teacher at Fallbrook High School, was awarded the Patti-Elson Becknell Memorial Award for Excellence in Related Services by the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education and the Community Advisory Committee this past May 22. The Excellence in Special Education Awards recognize individuals who have made a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Awardees foster inclusion, both academic and social, so t...

  • County Assessor Marks honored for public service with Blu Lapis Media Southern California Leadership Award

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    SAN DIEGO, CA – Jordan Z. Marks, San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, was recently honored with a "Public Service Leadership Award" at the inaugural Blu Lapis Southern California Leadership Summit. The awards event, held May 20, recognized a number of Southern California leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and beyond. Marks was honored for his inspirational commitment and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of excellence, a state...

  • RMWD accepts infrastructure, approves Notice of Completion for Pala Mesa Highlands

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    The Rainbow Municipal Water District has accepted the infrastructure built for the Pala Mesa Highlands development. The Rainbow board’s 5-0 vote May 28 accepted the Pala Mesa Highlands development as complete and approved filing the Notice of Completion. The board action also approved adding the $4,071,016 installation costs to the district’s total valuation and found that the acceptance of infrastructure already installed is not a project subject to California Environmental Quality Act review. “We’re glad the project’s finis...

  • BUSD approves bargaining agreement with classified employees

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

    The Bonsall Unified School District approved a collective bargaining agreement with the district's classified employees. A 5-0 BUSD board vote March 14 approved the agreement between the school district and the California School Employees Association chapter for Bonsall. The new agreement includes an additional 2 percent salary increase and also amends sections on new member orientation, paraprofessional compensation, summer assistance, and unused medical benefits. “We appreciate their contributions each and every day. T...

  • Apostille Pop-Up Shop serves more than 650 in two days

    Updated May 30, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Jordan Marks hosted the first ever California Secretary of State Apostille Pop-Up Shop event in San Diego on May 13 and 14 at his downtown waterfront office. This service offered by the California Secretary of State office helped over 650 San Diegans avoid the costly time and money of traveling to Sacramento or Los Angeles for the apostille services. Currently, the California Secretary of State provides apostille services only at offices in Sacramento and Los A...

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