VA national cemeteries now offering pre-need burial eligibility determinations

San Diego CA – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it now provides eligibility determinations for burial in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Pre-need eligibility determinations will streamline access to burial benefits that veterans have earned through military service for themselves and their eligible family members. Pre-need […]

Rainbow MWD welcomes new board members

FALLBROOK – In the November 2016 general election, voters selected two new board members for Rainbow Municipal Water District. Hayden Hamilton was elected to serve the constituents of the district’s Division 2, which is in the western portion of the district. Michael Mack was elected to serve the constituents of the district’s Division 5, which […]

Chamber Member Business Expo set for Jan. 18 at Pala Mesa

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it will hold its Chamber Member Business Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 18  at Pala Mesa Resort from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The chamber encourages the public to “Discover Fallbrook” and all that the community has to offer. Exhibitor booths are for Fallbrook Chamber Business members […]

Russ Jacobs of Edward Jones offers free financial analysis

Russ Jacobs, a financial advisor for the highly-respected investment firm Edward Jones, wants to help people. That’s why he offers a free financial consultation to people who visit his Fallbrook office at 1099 S. Mission Rd. “What’s important for people to understand is that they can come in and talk to me and they’re not […]

Pala RV Resort wins four Gold Awards

PALA – The new Pala RV Resort won four Gold Awards as Best RV Resort and Best Campground Resort for 2016 by the readers of Trailer Life and Motorhome magazines, respectively, in both publications’ 2016 Reader’s Polls. The Gold Awards were announced Dec. 7 by the editors of the magazines. In a combined statement, the […]

Fallbrook resident named in-house legal counsel for gun owners PAC

Fallbrook resident named in-house legal counsel for gun owners PAC

FALLBROOK − The San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has named attorney John Dillon of Fallbrook with the law firm of Gatzke Dillon and Ballance LLP as its in-house legal counsel. The announcement was made by Michael Schwartz, executive director of SDCGO. Schwartz said that Dillon will […]

IRS reminds taxpayers claiming EITC and ACTC refunds will be delayed

SAN DIEGO – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a reminder to  California taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) to plan on a refund delay until Feb.15. A recent federal law change aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect and prevent refund […]

Focus on credit factors, not credit scores

Nathaniel Sillin Special to Valley News You should want to know your credit score. After all, your credit can be incredibly important to your financial future. It could impact your likelihood of getting approved for a loan and the interest rate you’ll get on new financial products. However, understanding the factors that influence your credit […]

Santa’s on his way – it’s time to check those holiday receipts

By Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Santa is readying the reindeer, and that means the “shop ‘til you drop” holiday season is back. It also means it’s time to remember to double-check receipts so you don’t get overcharged by faulty cash-register price scanners. It can definitely happen. Every year, County inspectors from […]

Beware of callers posing as utility employees demanding payment

Beware of callers posing as utility employees demanding payment

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for callers pretending to be utility company employees demanding immediate payment, often by prepaid debit cards, credit cards, or gift cards. As American consumers prepare for winter months when many people would be endangered by an interruption to heating fuel, the […]