Combating the drug epidemic

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Last week I participated in a prescription drug abuse forum at Valley Center High School. Representatives from North County Mental Health, the Sheriff’s Department, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the F.B.I. discussed this growing problem. My initial experience with this issue was during my involvement with the San […]

A Thank you to local landscaper

The Fallbrook Garden Club would like to publicly thank Mike Knox of Concepts in Landscaping for his continued support of the Fallbrook Senior Center landscaping, one of the Garden Club’s civic projects. He generously donated his time and efforts for design and implementation for the initial project. Recently, several plants needed to be replaced because they […]

Ratepayers need answers from FPUD

I intended to write earlier to provide feedback to the huge water price increases by FPUD, but was so shocked at the proposed increases of from 99 percent to 124 percent over five years,  that I needed more time for research. The northern California water reservoirs are completely full from the record setting rainfall last year. It […]

FPUD’s rate hike is outlandish

I am writing in opposition to the outlandish proposed rate hike by Fallbrook Public Utility District. I own 1.27 acres off Camino De Nog. In order to conserve water, I have replaced all of my turf with 6000 sf of artificial turf and put my remaining trees and shrubs on drip systems. We use commercial […]

Legislation for California

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) This session ending Sept. 15, 977 bills were submitted to Governor Brown for approval. He signed 859 bills, and I am pleased that seven bills that I authored were included in this total. My legislation includes AB 4, sponsored by Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin, to deter online voter fraud by […]

Donald Parke McLean, Sr.

Donald Parke McLean, Sr.

Donald Parke McLean, Sr., a Fallbrook resident since 1930, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017. Honorable service in the US Navy, Camp Pendleton Deputy Fire Chief, Fallbrook Pioneer of the Year 2011, Grand Cross of Color for outstanding service to the Rainbow Girls, and the wonderful family he raised with wife Marion Pearson McLean […]

Water for Tribal Lands

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Indian Tribes in our arid region need access to reliable water to continue to live on reservation lands. This session, I jointly authored Assembly bill 1361 with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D – Coachella) , to streamline water deliveries to Indian reservations throughout California. The bill allows water districts to enter into voluntary agreements […]


The name of the writer of the letter “Be careful when using Pyrex” [Village News, 10/5/17] was inadvertently left off her submission. Margie Haugh is the writer and Village News apologizes for the error.

Heads up FPUD customers

Fellow Fallbrook Public Utility District customers, hopefully you have read the eight page FPUD rate proposal letter by now. Their letter indicates that by the beginning of 2022 our water bills will be at least 50 percent higher than current rates. At the end of the eighth page of their letter, it is stated that […]

Re: Speeding through Fallbrook

I am shocked to see many residents of our town speeding down our streets ever morning on their way to work. It’s amazing they even make it to work. Don’t they respect anything or anybody. I learned a long time ago that crime, including breaking the law, does not pay. I prefer to obey the […]