Probationer who killed man during shootout in De Luz sentenced

MURRIETA – A probationer who fatally shot a man during a gunfight with another man just west of Temecula was sentenced today to 23 years, four months in state prison. Agustin Contreras Cruz, 49, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder, with sentence-enhancing gun use allegations, for the 2016 death of 42-year-old Pedro Cruz – no […]

‘Kill Local’ has a set to die for

‘Kill Local’ has a set to die for

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News   There is an interesting new show at La Jolla Playhouse written by Mat Smart. He is a 2004 graduate of U.C. San Diego’s M.F.A. playwriting program; this alumnus’ talent has made him one of theatre’s rising stars. One of his newest works had its world premiere on […]

County seeks community input on Behavioral Health Services

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office Have you or someone you know used behavioral health services? If so, the County would like to hear from you. The County Health and Human Services Agency is conducting two community forums and a telephone town hall to gather input about the need and impact of […]

Perez accepted into University of San Diego’s honors program

SAN DIEGO – Alexa Perez, a first-year student at the University of San Diego from Fallbrook, was chosen for the university’s prestigious honors program this fall. The program is designed to provide smart, passionate and engaged students with challenges and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their intellectual goals. It emphasizes teaching excellence, small […]

‘Robin Hood!’ recreates the legend with humor

‘Robin Hood!’ recreates the legend with humor

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal Special to the Village News Deep in the hush of Sherwood Forest lives a legend. It is nestled amongst the fallen trees, brooks that babble, and in the songs of whippoorwills. They sing the ballad of Robin Hood. Somewhere between truth and legend, Robin Hood may have lived. Believed to have been born […]

‘Dunkirk’ is courageous but confounding

Ian Murdock Special to the Village News The greatly hyped World War II film, “Dunkirk,” hit theaters last weekend. Containing a stellar cast including, among others, Cilion Murphy, Thomas Hardy and Martin Rylance, the story delivers a heroic, heartfelt and harrowing tale of what proved to be a critically pivotal chapter of the war. The […]

Friendly Village Bridge Club results

FALLBROOK – Rick Kerbel and Dave Anding were the top masterpoint winners for the month of July at the Friendly Village bridge club in Fallbrook. They also recorded a 70.38 percent game on July 6. Marilyn Rumsey finished in third place followed by Carol Diwell, Darrell Diwell, Milt Fader, Virginia Hoppe, Caryn Villaon, John Heberle and Barbara […]

Pauma Valley detailer makes Air Force One Detailing Team

Pauma Valley detailer makes Air Force One Detailing Team

PAUMA VALLEY – Angel Morales of Eccentric Shine Professional Detailing (North County San Diego/Temecula) was handpicked out of hundreds of detailers nationwide for a coveted position on the elite Air Force One Detailing Team at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Morales was in Seattle July 24-30 working with the team formed by master automotive and aircraft […]

District Attorney announces funding for Smart on Crime Programs that support recovery and lower recidivism

$6 Million Grant Will Help Individuals Stay Out of the Justice System   SAN DIEGO COUNTY – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Aug. 1 that a $6 million grant will go toward services and programs designed to keep individuals from recycling through the criminal justice system in San Diego County. The three-year grant […]

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