Those who make a difference in our lives

In the tapestry of life you never know how important someone is going to be to you, or to those around you. Recently we have lost several people very dear to us. The last one was Bob Keck. He and Ann have been our across-the-street neighbors for 15 years. To know them you would think […]

Publisher’s Note

The Village News brings you another School Slates in which you can read firsthand from the principals, superintendents and particular departments. Discussions include new programs, facility remodels and updates on accademic achievements. Careful attention is also given to meeting the demands of new legislation regarding standardized testing and teacher certifications. I hope you enjoy reading […]

Available Chamber seats

Regarding the letter that went out endorsing five candidates for the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce board, there are more great candidates than what is represented on that list. It’s nice to have a choice and take advantage of the democratic process. Hopefully people will take time to consider all the candidates and make decisions for […]

Don’t come to conclusions until all is said and done

I thought my editorial last week was anything but fuzzy, but I spent some time responding anyway. Here’s the reference for my “factually challenged” story about Air Force One. You say all “credible news sources” report Bush wasn’t in New Orleans until…. I heard the story from the Mayor himself in a CNN interview. But, […]

The finger pointing is ridiculous

Twenty-four hours before Katrina hit, President Bush was on the scene in Air Force One with the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans. He asked the governor to declare a state of emergency. The governor failed to take quick action, saying that she needed 24 hours to understand the plan. The New […]

The opinion page is an opportunity to vent

Someone asked me recently why I don’t write more editorials. They went on to say that if they owned a newspaper they would write as often as they could to let people know what they thought. It’s my opinion that what I think is not as interesting or as important as what everyone else in […]

FAIR PLAN forms to oppose upzone

A new local group, Fallbrook Fair Plan, has been formed to fight the drastic up zone (to possibly 9,000 homes) in the Pala Mesa Valley from the current allowance of about 1,750. According to Fair Plan, the San Diego Department of Planning and Land Use is the force pushing to build another city along the […]

FAIR PLAN forms to oppose upzone

A new local group, Fallbrook Fair Plan, has been formed to fight the drastic up zone (to possibly 9,000 homes) in the Pala Mesa Valley from the current allowance of about 1,750. According to Fair Plan, the San Diego Department of Planning and Land Use is the force pushing to build another city along the […]

Questions for the County Water Authority

Most people by now probably know that aqueduct pipelines #1 and #2 go through the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill. Most people probably already know that the pipelines are each 15 feet wide and are the main feeders for San Diego County water. These aqueduct pipelines carry so much water that it is measured in acre-feet […]

Turko is better late than never

Yellow journalism is a type of reporting that is sensationalist, flamboyant and even irresponsible at times. I never named Mr. Turko’s show directly. However, he did trespass onto the Citrus property and by all the reports I heard, did a very one-sided show. He could have talked to people who live here and found out […]