FPUD approves meter replacements; new technology features “real time” usage tracking

The Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) will begin an update of its remote-read water meters. A 5-0 FPUD board vote July 27 authorized $234,000 for the purchase of Badger meters from National Meter and Automation, Inc., and $122,650.20 for additional 100-watt radio-based endpoints from Choice Connect Fixed Network Promotion. The new meters and radio-based endpoints […]

IRS warns taxpayers to guard against new tricks by scam artists

IRS warns taxpayers to guard against new tricks by scam artists

WASHINGTON — Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service has issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people. These schemes – which can occur over the phone, in e-mails or through […]

Road repairs: No new taxes required

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD 75 (R) Providing a reliable transportation network is one of the primary responsibilities of state government. The budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year increases spending by $7.5 billion, including funds for new social/welfare entitlements. At the same time however, this budget largely ignores basic infrastructure projects, which include long-delayed highway upgrades. […]

A new twist to Z Café – dinner and craft beer!

A new twist to Z Café – dinner and craft beer!

Open for three years, Z Café in Bonsall’s River Village continues to grow in popularity. “We have been so happy and blessed – Bonsall and Fallbrook have really responded,” said owner John Toma. Starting out strong with breakfast and lunch, dinner slowly evolved. Toma, a native of Hawaii, makes sure that there are always seafood […]

FUESD files request for new trial in Allyn case

On March 25, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District’s (FUESD) legal counsel filed two new motions in North County Superior Court regarding the wrongful termination lawsuit brought about by the district’s former IT director, Elaine Allyn. Allyn sued the district after being fired in May of 2012, claiming what led to her losing her job was […]

New Toastmasters Club chartered in Fallbrook

New Toastmasters Club chartered in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – On Aug. 7, Fallbrook celebrated the official chartering of a new club – Fallbrook Village Toastmasters, one of the newest clubs organized by Toastmasters International. An official club charter plaque was presented to the club by Ed Gain, immediate past District 5 governor. Gain presented individual charter member certificates to each of the […]

A new tax for California motorists

A new tax for California motorists

After Hawaii, California has the nation’s highest-priced gasoline. The reasons can be debated, but at 71 cents per gallon, our highest-in-the-nation gasoline tax is a major contributing factor. Gasoline taxes fund highways and transportation projects. They are a fact of life in a state as automobile-dependent as California. Nevertheless, our overall high tax rates are […]

New tax district imminent for I-15 project

As the sole property owner of the currently-uninhabited land which will become the Horse Creek Ridge development, D.R. Horton will almost certainly cast the deciding vote in favor of a Community Facilities District (CFD) for Horse Creek Ridge. The result of the election will be announced at the Feb. 26 San Diego County Board of […]

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