Help for domestic violence victims

I applaud those people in Community Solutions who worked to open the transitional housing complex in Escondido. The center is a place for battered women to begin life anew. The vicious cycle of domestic abuse is a hidden secret in too many families. Women can take the brave step of breaking the cycle and saving […]

Hooper is hard to understand

I’m writing in regards to Kristen Yamaguchi’s letter last week defending her friend Danielle Hooper. I admire friendship and commend Ms. Yamaguchi for her loyalty; however, there is nothing admirable or courageous about Danielle Hooper’s continued attacks on my husband, Paul Schaden. First, she falsely claimed he was mentally deficient; when she found out she […]

Crackpots are back?

I thought all the crackpots left Fallbrook when I retired from the Village News, but I see that Hooper vs Schaden, Sprague vs Citrus Plant and Turko vs Fallbrook have given Fallbrook all the comic relief it needs. Congratulations, Julie Reeder, for your stand against the morons who want to get their names in print! […]

Recall Cole, vote Hatfield

The March 8 recall election for Division 4 of Rainbow Municipal Water District will require careful reading of the ballot. It is a recall of Director Tom Cole. But two votes are required to recall him and select his successor. Although Cole has resigned, a replacement cannot be voted in unless Cole is voted out. […]

RE: Turko is better late than never

Oh my God! Well, the “rag” is spewing venom again? Of course. Ms. Reeder — we all know that the only reason that you are so strongly opinionated regarding the citrus plant is because you probably want to move yourselves into that building. You sure have had to move quite a lot, huh. And how […]

Air rules not needed

My son and I, both commercial airline pilots, read the opinion offered by one writer regarding the alleged noise problems here in Fallbrook caused by aircraft. We read this in disbelief and then with laughter as we surmised that the observations offered by the writer had to be either a joke or unfounded hysteria. Our […]

Old Packing House

I agree with Debra Sprague’s concerns over the derelict building on Mission. It really is an eyesore. Having worked with property developers, town planners, architects and investors in Los Angeles, I know how difficult it can be to renovate and restore old buildings. It is a minefield of environmental impact, traffic congestion, feasibility and financing […]

Your assemblyman speaks out… Good intentions and the roads they make.

In the 1930s, the government decided to take on the task of building all the roads on which we traveled. In the 1950s, Governor Pat Brown undertook the construction of a world class freeway system in California, and by the time he left office, California had planned for and begun construction on that system. Ronald […]

Hooper has no tolerance for disabled

I am flabbergasted at Danielle Hooper’s persistence in trying to get my father, Paul Schaden, to resign from the school board. Despite numerous Letters to the Editor in support of Schaden from members of this community and the blatant lack of support behind her and her ‘cause,’ Hooper continues to try and slander the Schaden […]

Hooper will be labeled a ‘crackpot’

What is wrong with the Hooper woman? Doesn’t she realize people are calling her ‘The Village Idiot’? I have heard just about enough whining from her about how she doesn’t want Paul Schaden to be on the elementary school board. We all have free speech in this country, so she gets her say and I […]