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Someone's on the Naughty List

So, when I first arrived in Fallbrook, I was informed with a stern matter of fact voice that there were two challenges in... — Updated 1/4/2018


A Fire Story

Everyone probably has a story about the Lilac Fire. Here is one about an unsung hero who was giving back. Near the epicenter of the... — Updated 1/2/2018


Shopping local equals great service

Over the last months, I've had occasion to use a number of local businesses, including restaurants, auto repair, tire store, auto... — Updated 1/2/2018


Community shows compassion to evacuees

The show of love and support from the communities in and around Fallbrook during Thursday night’s Lilac fire evacuation (Dec. 7)... — Updated 1/2/2018


Special committees at work

The Legislature is halfway through its 2017-2018 session, but work has continued... — Updated 1/2/2018

 By Julie Reeder    Opinion

We're celebrating 20 years!

I must hear once a week, “But aren’t newspapers dying?” or there’s even the person who says it authoritatively to me like... — Updated 12/24/2017 Full story


The day the circus came to town (FPUD's Dog & Pony Show)

On Dec. 11, the second meeting was held, to a packed crowd, and by now everyone knows the decision FPUD made. (They all must have... — Updated 12/24/2017 Full story


High diesel taxes hurt everyone

When the new 12 cent per gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1,... — Updated 12/24/2017 Full story


Lilac Fire aftermath

Assemblymember Marie WaldronAD-75 (R) On Dec. 7, Governor Brown declared a state... — Updated 12/13/2017 Full story


Local ownership difference between Fallbrook newspaper and Chargers

In December, the National Football League's Chargers will be concluding their first season since leaving San Diego for Los Angeles.... — Updated 12/13/2017


Village News' 20-year anniversary starts with Lilac Fire

It’s been another one of those weeks. As we were making plans to celebrate our 20-year anniversary, the Lilac Fire broke out.... — Updated 12/13/2017


Our $500 Bunny

After our car had sat idle in our driveway for several days, we decided to do some shopping in Temecula and get gas. So off we go... — Updated 12/10/2017


Ratepayers need to pay attention to FPUD budget

This is in response to a mention of Jack Bebee's salary in a story about FPUD (Fallbrook Public Utility District) back in October.... — Updated 12/10/2017 Full story


Re: California Sculpture Academy is now homeless [Village News letter, 11/16/17]

This letter is in response to a recent letter regarding landlord-tenant issues at the Fallbrook School of the Arts campus. When we... — Updated 12/10/2017


REAL ID is coming

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Get ready to visit the Department of Motor... — Updated 12/10/2017 Full story


A fundraising idea for youth

This year our church in Fallbrook started collecting cans and bottles that had deposits on them, from members of the church, on... — Updated 11/30/2017


Horse Creek Ranch causing concern

Where will they get water for Fallbrook’s latest development known as Horse Creek Ridge to include condos, homes, shopping... — Updated 11/30/2017


Hacking public infrastructure

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Last week, Cyber-criminal hackers attacked the Sacramento Regional Transit system (SacRT),... — Updated 11/30/2017


Thank you, Fallbrook!

To the walkers, runners and donors of the November 4, 2017, Fallbrook Food Pantry 5K to Feed the Hungry, Thank You! Thank you also... — Updated 11/26/2017


FPUD is padding rate increases

The San Diego County Water Authority is charging FPUD (Fallbrook Public Utilities District) 3.7 percent more for water in 2018,... — Updated 11/26/2017 Full story


Thanks for showing up

I would like to thank all the people who attended the Nov. 15 meeting at FPUD. They were a civil and polite group of citizens.... — Updated 11/26/2017


Putting brakes on the wealthy

One of the reasons the estate tax was adopted was to keep families like J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and... — Updated 11/26/2017


Changing the culture in Sacramento

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Last month 140 legislators, staffers, consultants and lobbyists signed a letter declaring... — Updated 11/26/2017 Full story


Re: FPUD Proposed rate increase

I am adding my voice to those who have already spoken and written against the proposed rate increases by the FPUD Board of Director... — Updated 11/17/2017


Looking for missing experimental balloon and payload

Within the past month, five scouts from Manhattan Beach, Calif. launched a high altitude balloon. This balloon goes up into the... — Updated 11/17/2017


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