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California's desert agriculture is hot stuff

CALIFORNIA – Stretching from the Death Valley to Calexico, California’s vast dry desert is home to a unique and important... — Updated 3/19/2018


Home restoration expert Paul Davis provides spring storm safety tips to help prevent property damage

HERMOSA BEACH – Spring is here, March 20, and the season can bring severe weather, causing serious damage with dangerous... — Updated 3/19/2018


Arbor Day is celebrated around the world

The early beginnings of Arbor Day began with J. Sterling back in 1870 in... — Updated 3/10/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Irrigation sensors detect plant nutrients

Biochips in irrigation sensors can allow instantaneous transmission of data... — Updated 3/8/2018


More ticks test positive for tularemia

SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Vector Control officials said that several more batches of ticks trapped along Lopez Canyon Trail... — Updated 3/8/2018


Northgate Market joins Fallbrook Beautification Alliance's household battery recycling program

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance is pleased to announce that... — Updated 3/1/2018

 By Kim Harris    Lifestyles

Refinishing cabinets doesn't have to be a time-consuming project

I love my house; I really do. It's 16 years old though, and the previous owners... — Updated 3/1/2018


Supervisors approve climate action plan, set renewable energy target

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Climate Action Plan with a 90 percent renewable energy targ... — Updated 2/26/2018


New report by independent land use and transportation expert casts doubt on county's Climate Action Plan

SAN DIEGO – The Cleveland National Forest Foundation released a new report, Feb. 13 that indicates San Diego County’s draft... — Updated 2/26/2018


Homeowners can handle their home security needs

FALLBROOK – Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their... — Updated 2/23/2018


Season finale of 'This is Us' relays critical home fire safety messages

QUINCY, Mass. – Over the past few weeks, the NBC television show, “This is Us,” has effectively dramatized home fire... — Updated 2/16/2018


When a home improvement projects stalls, get them back on track

FALLBROOK – Upon embarking on a home improvement project, homeowners who have... — Updated 2/15/2018


Fallbrook Beautification Alliance names new board and projects

FALLBROOK - The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance has announced its new board... — Updated 2/11/2018


Don't top trees

The topping and butchering of trees in any community is like a plague from time... — Updated 2/10/2018


The right time to prune roses

Nature lies fallow in winter in preparation for the new year. All life needs... — Updated 2/9/2018


Homeowners can handle their home security needs

FALLBROOK – Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people... — Updated 2/9/2018


Deer mouse tests positive for hantavirus

A California deer mouse caught in routine trapping in the Santa Ysabel area has tested positive for the potentially deadly... — Updated 2/9/2018


Use renovations to create healthier homes

FALLBROOK – Home renovation projects are done for several different reasons,... — Updated 2/5/2018


NFPA and State Farm announce start of funding award application period

QUINCY, MA – Every year, brush, grass and forest fires burn across the U.S., and more people are living where wildfires are a... — Updated 1/25/2018


NFPA warns space heaters account for 43 percent of home heating fires

QUINCY, MA – Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures pers... — Updated 1/27/2018

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Learning to grow winter vegetables

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook is paradise for the seasoned gardener and the ideal... — Updated 1/30/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Supervisors approve contracts for new trees at county parks

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement for bid... — Updated 1/19/2018


Open house to share information on building with straw bales

FALLBROOK/RAINBOW – Anne Atkins is having an open house Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. to show her straw bale house 4113 N. Mission Road.... — Updated 1/19/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Rainbow Municipal Water District approves time extension for Pala Mesa Highlands' sewer agreement

The Rainbow Municipal Water District has approved a six-month time extension of... — Updated 1/20/2018


Team Rubicon supports wildfire recovery efforts in Bonsall

BONSALL – Volunteers with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response... — Updated 1/21/2018


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