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 […]

Let’s improve the quality of life

The criticism of Julie Reeder is unwarranted. She has consistently been for the betterment of the Fallbrook community. The most prominent issues are: 1) against the Gregory landfill, 2) against the high-density project at the northeast area of I-15 and Hwy 76, and 3) for removing the “eyesore” of the old packing plant. These are […]

Now is the time to ban pet cloning

When the first cloned kitten, coyly named “CC” (for “carbon copy”) by its manufacturers, appeared a few years ago on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a friend of mine reacted in bewilderment. “When did we say this was okay? Who gave permission to do this?” If you want to open a pet […]

Fallbrook seniors not deceived by Social Security hype

At a recent club meeting in Fallbrook, a show of hands of who has a family member drawing Social Security produced a startling response: almost every hand went up. I’ve discovered, also, that Fallbrook seniors are remarkably informed on the facts. We know there is no crisis in Social Security. There is a fiscal crisis […]

You had to be there to know the truth

I never cease to be amazed at how authoritative people can sound on issues when they have no firsthand knowledge or experience. Peter Kunasz and DuMonte Voigt have written with great certainty about things that occurred long before either was ever involved with Rainbow Municipal Water District and about procedures they don’t seem to understand. Their assertions […]

Let’s kill all the old people

I have to give my left-wing friends some credit. They are really good at making up touchy-feely names for some really bad ideas. Whether it is “contributions” as a word for tax increases or “protection of the environment” to justify complete and total control over your property and business or “investments” for out of control […]

Have you been stalked?

My name is Julie Levinson and I am a graduate student at Cal State San Marcos. I am writing my thesis paper on the crime of stalking and am interested in interviewing women who have: 1. Experienced stalking and/or unwanted harassment by a man they used to date or were married to. 2. Tried to […]

Supervisors doing good job

We need to look at the performance of the board of supervisors during the last ten years. This January, three new supervisors assumed office and are still serving, including Supervisor Horn. At that time, before the board was a proposal to file bankruptcy just as Orange County had done. This would have increased the cost […]

A belated Valentine

During World War II a lonely young GI penned a few lines to a girl who, one day, years later, would become his beloved wife and companion. It was printed in the Toledo Blade Newspaper in Toledo, OH, in 1947. Now this Fallbrook couple, Madelyn and Marty, would like to rededicate these lines to all […]

Thank you to merchants

Local merchants and local education have teamed up to create a win-win situation for both parties. Sports Look Pizza and Baskin Robbins have been participating in a periodic fundraising program at St. Peter’s Catholic School. They are hosting Family Fun Nights for St. Peter’s families and their friends. The merchants provide a coupon, which must […]