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Preserving the Pico in our 'Friendly Village'

The Pico Promenade, the popular walkway running parallel to Main Avenue between the Major Market shopping center and the Fallbrook... — Updated 2/21/2019 Full story

 

Re: 'The real truth about the opponents of Proposition 13' [Village News Letter, 2/7/19]

As a former business owner, I cringe every time I hear the word “fair” when Democrats are proposing new taxes. In the letter,... — Updated 2/21/2019 Full story

 

Graffiti cleaning team is working overtime in Fallbrook

Fallbrook residents should take notice. The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance graffiti team, which is currently led by Marta... — Updated 2/21/2019 Full story

 

Sen. Brian Jones responds to Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, responded to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address: “On the border – The... — Updated 2/21/2019 Full story

 

Taxing water, really?

California lawmakers recognized water as a basic human right in 2012. Since... — Updated 2/21/2019 Full story

 

Re: "The truth about Proposition 13" [Village News letter, 2/7/19]

Whack-a-mole is used colloquially to denote a repetitious and futile task: each time an adversary is "whacked", it only pops up... — Updated 2/14/2019 Full story

 

FUESD ignores community input

Let’s set the record straight regarding the FUESD elections maps article of Feb. 7. FUESD’s attorney, Daniel Shinoff, said... — Updated 2/14/2019 Full story

 

Thank you to longtime 4H leader

The Fallbrook 4H swine group would like to thank Ms. Lynn Orcutt for her 39 years of service to the Fallbrook 4H community. She... — Updated 2/14/2019 Full story

 

Fixing San Diego County's poor response to 2018 Hepatitis-A outbreak

Nothing that our local, state or national government does is more important than responding to public health and safety. Nothing.... — Updated 2/14/2019 Full story

 

Human trafficking in California

Last month I introduced House Resolution 7 (HR 7), which is jointly authored... — Updated 2/14/2019 Full story

 

The truth about Proposition 13

Recently, our Assemblymember said that Proposition 13 protections would be “weakened” by what she coins in partisan terms as... — Updated 2/8/2019 Full story

 

Developmental Disabilities Deserve Funding

California has been transitioning from residential to community-based care for people with developmental disabilities, with the... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

Here in our idyllic town of Fallbrook two incidents made the news lately

In the first, a numbskull started a panic by shooting a pistol in the air. Confronted by San Diego Sheriff’s deputies and... — Updated 2/8/2019 Full story

 

FUESD board votes against community-drawn map

Shifting Fallbrook Union Elementary School District trustee elections to by district, rather than at large, has brought about... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 

Board proves new leadership is needed

I am disappointed in the vote taken Thursday night by the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District board at the fourth hearing... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 

Community disappointed by FUESD board

The California Voting Rights Act was enacted as part of the California constitution in 2003. This law deems it illegal to conduct a... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 

FUESD's democracy is a test of time and education

As an advocate for human and civil rights for the Latino community in Fallbrook, I engaged in the public process to develop maps... — Updated 2/1/2019 Full story

 

Big issues are on the table

California has a new governor, a new budget plan and a new legislative session that just began. Needless to say, many important... — Updated 1/23/2019 Full story

 

San Diego County proposes zoning cleanup

The San Diego County Planning Commission is proposing changes that will affect rural property owners in Fallbrook who have or are... — Updated 1/23/2019 Full story

 

Split Roll?

As most people know, Proposition 13 limits annual property tax increases to a max... — Updated 1/17/2019 Full story

 

California legislators go back to 2019 session

The California Capitol saw 120 California legislators assemble Jan. 7, to begin... — Updated 1/12/2019

 

Affordable housing challenges

Affordable housing must remain among the most important of our community priorities. Adequate and affordable housing is a pillar... — Updated 1/14/2019 Full story

 

Re: 'Local man wants fire agencies to consider fire bunkers' [Village News, 12/20/18]

I applaud the fellow who has the idea of fire bunkers; however, his idea is not practical, certainly not here in Fallbrook. Where... — Updated 1/7/2019 Full story

 

CORRECTION

In "Election method for school boards to change," an incorrect location was given for a community workshop. The FUESD Jan. 16... — Updated 1/7/2019 Full story

 

Support our students

As the mother of a high school senior who just completed his college... — Updated 1/7/2019 Full story

 

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