District attorney urges consumers to protect themselves in wake of Equifax hack

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is warning consumers to consider taking steps to protect their personal identifying information in the wake of a recent data breach at one of the large credit bureaus in the United States, Equifax. Cybercriminals stole 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at the big-three credit […]

Pala launches fundraising campaign to honor Native American veterans

Pala launches fundraising campaign to honor Native American veterans

PALA – Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith, retired U.S. Army veteran and Native American Chris Devers, and sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg dedicated a half-sized replica of “The Gift” in the hotel lobby of Pala Casino Spa and Resort Friday, Sept. 1, to launch its campaign to help raise funds for the American […]

Fallbrook Land Conservancy seeks accreditation

FALLBROOK – Will Shakespeare, board chairman of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy (FLC), announced Sept. 5 that the local land conservation organization is applying for accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission. “Voluntary, independent accreditation will give the FLC greater credibility and respect with landowners, donors, public policy makers and other stakeholders,” Shakespeare said. “I […]

Bankruptcy folklore and other tales of fantasy unmasked

Attorney Morton J. Grabel Special to the Village News Many people stay away from filing for bankruptcy because of inaccurate information they have received from friends, family, co-workers and the media. This misinformation usually stops people from seeking the assistance of a bankruptcy lawyer who can help them understand how bankruptcy can help their situation. […]

Fallbrook Old Town is new again

Fallbrook Old Town is new again

On Brandon Road between Alvarado Street and East Mission Road, Fallbrook Old Town consists of 23 uniquely shaped little buildings with character, nine of which are presently occupied. The smallest is 100 square feet, the biggest 1600 square feet. Originally built in the mid 70’s, the complex had fallen into disrepair but is now being […]

Two incumbents, pair of high-profile challengers win seats in crowded Rancho Water board election

Two longtime Temecula-area water district directors easily won re-election but two others were ousted by a pair of high profile challengers. One of the successful challengers, Angel Garcia, tasted victory after repeatedly falling short in his bids to win seats on the Temecula school board and the Temecula City Council. The other winning challenger, Carol […]

San Diego DA warns about potential scams when donating to charities

SAN DIEGO – San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan warned county residents to be careful when donating to charities that promise to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The district attorney’s office is offering important consumer advice and information to avoid becoming a victim of charity scams. “We have such a caring community in San […]

Silvergate raises funds for REINS

Silvergate raises funds for REINS

FALLBROOK – On Aug. 17, Silvergate Retirement Residence held a Saturday Night Fever fundraiser event with all proceeds going to REINS Therapeutic Riding Program. Attendees of the event danced to and sang 70s disco hits with the Zippers Band. They raised $1,051 which was matched by the Silvergate’s owner, AmeriCare Health & Retirement, Inc., for […]

Registrar mails postcards to update voter rolls

Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office Postcards from the registrar of voters will soon show up in some mailboxes around the San Diego County. Mailers started going out Aug. 24 to 103,000 residents to find out whether their addresses are current. The registrar is sending the postcards as part of its routine maintenance […]

RideFACT offers free rides for San Diego veterans through Dec. 31

SAN DIEGO – Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT), a San Diego County nonprofit, announces a free transportation promotion specifically for San Diego veterans. From Sept. 1, through Dec. 31, veterans will be able to schedule free transportation on RideFACT, a transportation service operated by FACT, anywhere within urban and suburban San Diego County. In addition […]