Kiwanis Club thanks blood donors

On behalf of the patients who receive blood in area hospitals, the Kiwanis Club of Fallbrook would like to thank those who donated blood last Saturday in the Bloodmobile. Members of the club, its Fallbrook High Key Club and Potter Jr. High Builders Club were on hand to greet donors and help with registration. The […]

Peace Corps celebrates anniversary

Since 1961, 170,000 individuals have served in 138 countries as Peace Corps volunteers. Today, 7,733 volunteers are serving in 72 countries around the world. The Peace Corps experience gives great satisfaction in serving others, learning a second language, traveling in other worlds, and building bridges of understanding. I was privileged to serve in Costa Rica […]

RE: Weight loss with bariatric surgery

I cannot believe that an educated professional would say something as far off-base as “Surgical treatment is medically necessary for morbid obesity.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. If you’ve ever interviewed a bariatric surgeon, you know that on average their clients have been on diet after diet after diet for about the past 15 to 20 […]

Are FPUD directors ignorant?

The Fallbrook Public Utility District Board of Directors is at it again. Instead of exercising their status as directors and doing their homework, they have rubber-stamped another wild million-dollar spending proposal by their management disguised as a money savings project. The Board of Directors has recently increased sewer rates by over 45 percent in the […]

Response to Helene Brazier

Helene Brazier writes that only those who have attended long past RMWD meetings know how the system works. Whoa — not so fast, Helene! Since you are quick to criticize others, you should first get your facts straight. You state that ALL Ag discounts come from sources other than Rainbow. While it is true that […]

Horn speaks out on issues

Bill Horn is proud of the Valley Center Library — very proud. Several times during his State of North County Speech last Thursday he invited, urged and virtually commanded those 200 or so who turned out for his speech to be sure and check out the library. The Fifth District supervisor who makes Valley Center […]

Community spirit is alive and well

The situation on 19 February 2005 was just one more rainy day in Fallbrook. We all had just gotten used to the downpours broken up by a few patches of sunshine. My partner, Manny Ortega, and I were on Senior Volunteer Patrol with Fallbrook’s Substation when we heard the sheriff’s dispatcher speak of a tornado […]

I’m sorry we have failed

Dear John, We support you. We pray. We don our vehicles with yellow ribbons. Anyway, I’m going to gas-up, drop off the kids, run to Wal-Mart, pick up dinner. You need anything? Armor? How did this all begin? Why are you so far from home? What was for dinner tonight? What’s the night like? I’m […]

Recall the rats remaining at Rainbow

Rainbow Municipal Water District Division 4 ratepayers have recalled Tom Cole and elected a third reform candidate, Russ Hatfield. Cole was the last of my “three little piggies,” because they cost ratepayers so much money. Now I find a new number one piggy on the directors’ expense sheets: Division 5’s Bob Glick was into the […]

LA child trapped in fire, lessons learned

I am John Flores, a Fallbrook resident and a Los Angeles fireman who would like to report on an incident in which members of my fire station responded to a scene where a small boy became trapped in a fire and died. There are some lessons learned which are significant enough to pass on to […]