SPECIAL GRADUATION EDITION 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 Pau m a www.VillageNews.com June 5, 2014 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Volume 18, Issue 23 Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds awarded FUHSD to begin negotiations with SEIU Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent During the May 20 meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, the supervisors voted 5-0 to appropriate $347,307 of District Five Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funding including $20,000 for Camp Pendleton’s Devil Pups Youth Program, $20,000 to the Fallbrook Center for the Arts, $20,000 for the Yuima fire department, $10,000 for Fallbrook Y o u t h Baseball, and $10,000 to the Fallbrook Music Society. The Devil Pups grant will fund various participant items, the Fallbrook Center for the Arts will use the money for building repairs and refurbishing, the allocation for Yuima will help purchase a “jaws of life” extrication set, Fallbrook Youth Baseball will apply the grant towards field renovations, and the Fallbrook Music Society’s money will help with printing costs, other office expenses, and the repair of the society’s grand piano. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program is intended to provide grants to non-profit organizations for the furtherance of public purposes at the regional and community levels. In addition to non-profit organizations, county supervisors can also fund schools and fire departments, and supervisors can also use money from their budgets to supplement other county funding for specific county projects such as parks, roads, and libraries. Each county supervisor recommends the allocation of his or her Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds, although those allocations must be approved by a majority of the board. Supervisor Bill Horn uses his Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget for the District Five grants. The Devil Pups youth program was founded by retired Marines in 1954. More than 50,000 boys and girls have attended the 10day annual camp in July, and • Devil Pups - $20,000 • Art Center - $20,000 •Fallbrook Youth Baseball - $10,000 •Fallbrook Music Society - $10,000 •Yuima Fire Dept. $20,000 Andrea Verdin Special to The Village News In the Devil Pups Youth Development Program on Camp Courtesy photo Pendleton, many friendships are formed. A 60-year-old tradition, over 51,000 young people have completed the training program. approximately 3,000 applications for the Devil Pups are received annually. The “Growth Through Challenge” program includes physical fitness challenges, obstacle courses, educational sessions with Marine Corps personnel, and a tour of the USS Midway Museum. Each graduate receives an inspirational token of achievement, and the Devil Pups Challenge Coins will be funded by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant along with participant uniforms and the printing of training manuals and community outreach materials. “The Devil Pups Youth Program for America has been providing leadership and motivational skills to boys and girls,” Horn said. “I am pleased this grant will support this fantastic program so it can continue to offer a once-in-alifetime experience to so many young people.” The Fallbrook Center for the see FUNDS, page A-6 At a recent Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) board meeting, negotiations with SEIU (the district’s classified union) and the certificated union began with the customary public notice or “sunshining” of the topics that will be included in the process. In addition to the sunshining of the negotiations, two public hearings will inform the public that negotiations are going to begin. A public hearing was held at the FUHSD board meeting on see FUHSD, page C-7 Public asked to help prevent car burglaries Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor SR76 widening information presented to potential bidders Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Shane Gibson photo Upcoming construction work on the east segment of State Route 76 (S. Mission Rd. to Interstate 15) will involve removal of the existing “palisades.” The metal poles with attached webbing were initially erected to control the flow of the San Luis Rey River and protect the road from erosion. Now exposed after the removal of brush, the palisades have been a popular topic of conversation locally. Approximately two dozen potential contractors, subcontractors, and other interested parties attended a May 15 meeting at the Caltrans District 11 office in San Diego regarding the advertised bid package for the widening of State Route 76 between South Mission Road and Interstate 15. Caltrans acting project manager Carl Savage and senior resident engineer Ed Fitzgibbons spoke on the project, its history, and various issues which will need to be addressed during construction. Caltrans small business liaison Cyndee McGowan addressed opportunities to take advantage of the 10 percent disadvantaged business enterprise requirement. “The purpose of today’s meeting is an informal outreach to the contractor community,” Savage said. see SR76, page A-10 Dickson earns position on California National Jr. High Rodeo Team Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Bonsall eighth grade student Hannah Dickson has an exciting summer to look forward to. The young equestrian won a barrel racing event during the California Junior High Rodeo District State Finals May 16 through 18 and earned a position on the California (State) National Junior High Rodeo Team. Dickson, who will graduate from Sullivan Middle School on June 12, will travel with fellow teammates from around the state to Des Moines, Iowa for the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 22 through 28. Dickson will specialize in the barrel racing competition. Approximately 1,000 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia, will compete for more than $75,000 in cash prizes and over $100,000 in scholarship awards in the national finals. Contestants that finish in the Top 20 in the preliminaries at the event see DICKSON, page A-10 The public was asked to do its best to help prevent car burglaries in Fallbrook at a special community meeting held May 29 at the Fallbrook Sheriff ’s substation. Detective Bill Yavno called the meeting after receiving crime analysis information showing that 70 percent of car burglaries in this area over the past six months involved vehicles that had been left unlocked. see PUBLIC, page C-7 Thirty apply for Rainbow GM position Special meeting June 9 to discuss review results Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Rainbow Municipal Water District general manager Gene Buckley, who is also the district’s chief finance officer, would like to return to his previous position as assistant general manager and chief finance officer, and the Rainbow district is in the process of searching for a new general manager. see GM, page C-7 thisweek Announcements ������������������������A-2 Business ��������������������������������������C-5 Classifieds ��������������������������������C-11 Dining ............................................C-6 Education �������������������������������������C-8 Entertainment ��������������������������C-10 Health & Fitness ������������������������A-9 Home & Garden ������������������������D-2 Legals ......................................... 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