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Reflections of Nature A-3 Alcoholism not exclusive to men A-10 Branham chosen to play rugby internationally A-12 Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall a l s o se rv i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f D e L u z , R a i n b ow , C a m p P e ndl e t o n , Pa l a , a nd 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Pau m a Volume 18, Issue 18 Celebrating achievements and supporting education $207,375 Search approved continues for for sidewalks suspect in CDBG funds allotted for Fallbrook work at Ammunition and sexual Alturas Roads assault case May 1, 2014 Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The County of San Diego’s 2014-15 Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS annual funding plan will include money for sidewalk improvements at Ammunition Road and Alturas Road. A 5-0 vote April 15 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors allocated $207,375 for sidewalk improvements including curbs, gutters, and pedestrian ramps at that intersection. The sidewalks will provide connectivity for pedestrians accessing nearby neighborhood services, schools, and public transportation. “There is a lot of pedestrian and vehicle traffic near the Naval Weapons Station and the elementary Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor The San Diego Sheriff’s Dept. continues to search for a suspect that committed a sexual assault on a woman in Fallbrook Wednesday, April 23. The incident took place in the Lake Rancho Viejo housing development on the east side of Interstate 15, just south of State Route 76. According to authorities, the incident took place “at approximately see SEARCH, page A-11 Hume At the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) annual Math Science Breakfast appointed held April 25 at Fallbrook Library, Elizabeth Leader, left, chair of the math and science committee, and AAUW president Guity Balow, right, celebrate Jessica Villagomez’ and Isabella Nider’s nomination to to Airpark AAUW Tech Trek camp. Also recognized but not in attendance were Samantha Saple, Myca Ingram, and see SIDEWALKS, page A-6 Audrey Peterson. See more photos on page A-4. Advisory Local families to be honored for agricultural pursuits Committee board Ken Seals photo Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor When the Fallbrook Historical Society and San Diego County Farm Bureau present “A Salute to Agriculture: 100 Years of Agriculture in San Diego” on Saturday, May 10 in Fallbrook, not only will unique information about the rich history of agriculture in this area be shared, but local families with multiple generations involved in the agriculture industry here will be honored. The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historical society’s museum complex, located at 1730 Hill Ave. (Rocky Crest Road at Hill Ave.). It will include a broad collection of agricultural artifacts and historical photos on display. Informative displays are also being provided by Mission Resource Conservation District and the University of Calif. Cooperative Agricultural Extension. Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Bob Hume was appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Fallbrook Airpark Advisory Committee board. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote April 15 placed Hume on Seat No. 3, which was vacated by the resignation of Jeff Holstein. The seat has an official four-year term which expires on January 5, 2015, although Hume see HUME, page B-2 U.S. Army Corps of Eli Hofshi, Christina Machado, and Danny Hofshi of Eli’s Farm Stand are one example of a multi-generational family with longtime ties to local agriculture. Families like theirs will be honored at ‘A Engineers see HONORED, page A-6 Salute to Agriculture’ on May 10 at the Fallbrook Historical Society. pulls Gregory Thief makes off with 33 iPads from Fallbrook High Canyon permit Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor A thief made off with 33 iPad computers over Easter weekend at Fallbrook High School. According to Wil Hatcher, chief business officer for Fallbrook Union High School District, workers discovered the loss on Sunday (Easter) morning, April 20 when Courtesy photo the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center (PAC) was being prepared for a church that rents the space for services. “At about 5:30 a.m. a worker discovered the power was off inside the PAC and that a door had been broken into,” said Hatcher. “Inside it was obvious that an iPad cart had been opened and the 33 computers inside had been taken out of it. The worker then found that the power switch had been turned off to the PAC; the burglar probably figured that would disable the alarm.” The Sheriff’s Dept. was contacted at that point. see THIEF, page A-6 Cunningham elected to SSDA executive committee Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Bonsall school district superintendent Justin Cunningham was elected to the Small School Districts’ Association executive committee April 11. Cunningham replaces retiring Julian Union Elementary School District superintendent Kevin Ogden on the 14-member executive committee. “It’s a great opportunity to help small districts throughout the state,” Cunningham said. “It definitely is a great opportunity to better serve Bonsall.” The Small School Districts’ Association annual conference took place April 9-11 in Sacramento. “The Small School Districts’ Association has done a wonderful job of supporting small districts,” Cunningham said. The Small School Districts’ Association was founded in 1983. “Most districts in the state are small,” Cunningham said. In addition to providing information and other assistance to small school districts, the organization’s legislative advocacy activities ensure that waivers, exemptions, and other policies reflect the special circumstances of the state’s smaller school districts. “It’s a different world in small districts,” Cunningham said. The 14 executive committee members include one founder and two other emeritus members along with the members elected at the association’s meetings. “They had asked me to consider it,” Cunningham said. “I think it’s a great opportunity to better serve my community.” The executive committee meets four times each year. The committee will focus on the association’s priorities and directions for the upcoming year at its July meeting. “I’m looking forward to his leadership. He’s going to bring some strengths and some knowledge to the board,” said Small School Districts’ Association executive director Debra Pearson, who served on the association’s executive committee when she was the superintendent of the Browns (Sutter County) and Wheatland (Yuba County) elementary school districts. Cunningham is the only executive committee member from San Diego County. Prior to becoming the Bonsall Union School District superintendent in 2008, he spent 19 years with the San Diego County Office of Education as the director of small school district services. He was the principal and superintendent of the South Fork Union School District in Weldon, which is in Kern County, prior to the San Diego LOS ANGELES - On Monday, April 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District elected to withdraw a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit application for the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill project located approximately three miles east of Interstate 15, along the San Luis Rey River. The project proposed by Gregory Canyon, Ltd., involved the operation of a 30-million ton solid waste facility see CANYON, page A-6 thisweek Justin Cunningham, Ed.D Courtesy photo portion of his career. 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