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 By Jeff Pack    Opinion

The problem with conspiracy theories and our democracy

Here’s the problem I have with conspiracists. First, it’s a lazy grasp at intelligence. Second, personal accountability... — Updated 11/20/2020


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 5/6/2020


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


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


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

 By Julie Reeder    Opinion

We're celebrating 20 years!

I must hear once a week, “But aren’t newspapers dying?” or there’s even... — Updated 12/24/2017


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


High diesel taxes hurt everyone

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


Lilac Fire aftermath

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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