Local residents are good tippers

SAN DIEGO – Fallbrook residents spend a significant amount of time in cars traveling from work to transit stations to errands to a night out – and increasingly, they are choosing ridesharing as their transportation preference. Lyft’s driver community, which has more than doubled in San Diego in the last year, provides a safe and reliable ride […]

Advocate for local businesses and jobs gives Anderson perfect score

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Joel Anderson scored a perfect “16-0” in accordance with the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) on its 2017 Vote Record that was released Nov. 3. Senator Anderson was one of 10 that received the perfect score out of the 40 Senate members evaluated. CalChamber is a non-for-profit organization committed to “helping […]

Groundbreaking begins Pala Casino expansion project

Groundbreaking begins Pala Casino expansion project

Pala tribal chair Robert Smith removed an awning from a 14-year-old poolside kiosk with a bulldozer for the Oct. 17 groundbreaking of Pala Casino’s expansion project. The $170 million expansion and renovation will include a new hotel tower, a larger pool area, a larger casino area, three additional levels on the hotel parking structure, and […]

Caltrans releases vision for California’s rail plan

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network. The rail plan sets the stage for new and better rail lines and for multimodal and community connections in the state for the next 20 years and beyond. As such, Caltrans is […]

North County Transit District discontinues Route 389

The North County Transit District has discontinued Route 389, which ran between the Escondido Transit Center and Pala Casino with a stop at the park-and-ride by state Route 76 and Old Highway 395. “We didn’t have enough demand to keep that up for now,” NCTD marketing and communications manager Kimy Wall said. Route 389 departed […]

Fallbrook School of the Arts receives $50,000 donation

Fallbrook School of the Arts receives $50,000 donation

FALLBROOK – Paul and Diane Garrett have generously committed $50,000, over two years, in support of the Fallbrook School of the Arts. This is a unique gift that will infuse the day-to-day activities of the school with a predictable and solid source of revenue. This stabilizes operational funding and allows the school to grow and […]

Ag students offer fall plants

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School FFA is once again hosting their nursery sales at FHS Agriculture Department. The first one of the school year is on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. until noon and is located at the east end of the football field. Fallbrook Ag students have been cultivating their plants and […]

Strategies to increase the value of a financial legacy

Rich M. Groff II Special to Village News After a lifetime of accumulating money, it’s common for retirees to start thinking about their legacy and what they want to leave to their children, grandchildren or a favorite charitable cause. But despite the dollar signs they see on investment and bank accounts, there’s no guarantee loved […]

Nearly 1 million state tax returns yet to be filed as Oct. 16 deadline approaches

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) reminds taxpayers that Monday, Oct. 16, is the deadline for filing 2016 state personal income tax returns to avoid penalties. Each year, Californians file more than 18 million state personal and business income tax returns. While most file their returns by the traditional mid-April deadline, more than 1.5 million take […]

Chamber events include Harvest Faire

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has four events scheduled for this month. They are: Oct. 12 – SunUpper hosted by Connections Networking Group at Trupiano’s Italian Bistro, 8 a.m. Oct. 15 – Harvest Faire – Historic Downtown Fallbrook – 10 to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 – SunDowner at Regency Fallbrook, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 – Lunch Mob in the Village […]