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SDG&E unveils new safety measures for fire season

SAN DIEGO – As California responds to the year-round threat of wildfires, San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled additional... — Updated 9/17/2018


Rounding up glyphosate: Toxicity known since the 80's So why weren't we protected?

The pesticide glyphosate, also known by its trade name Round-Up®, has been in the news recently due to a lawsuit filed against... — Updated 9/17/2018

 By Mark Muir    Lifestyles 

Board chair cites progress on critical water issues

When I started my term as board chair of the San Diego County Water Authority in... — Updated 9/17/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

FPUD approves change order for Highway 395 pipeline relocation

The Fallbrook Public Utility District project to relocate a pipeline underneath... — Updated 9/8/2018


Save Our Forest volunteers celebrate group's achievements

FALLBROOK – Supporters of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s Save Our Forest committee gathered at the Palomares House for their... — Updated 9/10/2018


Workshop on growing macadamias offered

ESCONDIDO – Anyone interested in growing macadamia nuts is invited to join the University of California Cooperative Extension,... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Park Land Dedication Ordinance revised

The County of San Diego's Park Land Dedication Ordinance which provides for the collection of fees from developers to fund park... — Updated 9/1/2018


Workshop on growing macadamias offered

ESCONDIDO – Anyone interested in growing macadamia nuts is invited to join the University of California Cooperative Extension,... — Updated 9/1/2018


Backyard bird owners urged to watch for Newcastle disease

It hasn't shown up here in San Diego County yet, but county Agriculture, Weights... — Updated 9/1/2018


Call 811 to stop the rise in preventable natural gas line strikes

SAN DIEGO – Unsafe digging from construction and landscaping activities resulted in more than 400 gas leaks locally last year,... — Updated 8/27/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

FPUD approves meter and transmitting purchases

The Fallbrook Public Utility District board approved the purchase of equipment... — Updated 8/27/2018

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Fallbrook Trails Council, I Love a Clean San Diego partner for Santa Margarita River Hiking Trail cleanup

I Love a Clean San Diego brought its "Watershed Warriors!" program to a cleanup... — Updated 8/27/2018


Landscaping with rocks takes some imagination

Considering the chronic shortage of water in Southern California, many... — Updated 8/28/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Mission RCD gets grant for arundo eradication

The half-cent TransNet sales tax for transportation includes an environmental... — Updated 8/23/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Change order approved for Rainbow's Lift Station No. 1

A change order for the design and replacement of the Rainbow Municipal Water... — Updated 8/23/2018


Grant to provide growers with cost sharing

FALLBROOK – Mission Resource Conservation District and the San Diego County Water Authority have secured funding from the Califor... — Updated 8/23/2018


South Mission medians get a new look

FALLBROOK – With the help of individual donors and county grants, the Fallbrook... — Updated 8/23/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Supervisors add setbacks to rooster ordinance

The county of San Diego’s rooster ordinance is being updated. The changes add a setback of at least 50 feet from a property... — Updated 8/10/2018


Let roses continue their summer dormancy

Summer is certainly upon us – and based on past experience, it’s only going to get hotter before it gets cooler. I didn’t nee... — Updated 8/10/2018


Beware of summer bugs that bite or sting

Living in San Diego County means enjoying the outdoors, whether it's hitting the... — Updated 8/10/2018


Several county parks to close for August

County Parks and Recreation will close several parks for the month of August, a precaution taken each year due to the season’s... — Updated 8/6/2018

 By Mark Muir    Lifestyles

Historic water deal provides less expensive, more reliable supplies

A historic achievement for the San Diego region passed almost unnoticed when the San Diego County Water Authority’s board of... — Updated 8/6/2018


Saving bees one hive at a time: The basics of backyard

Scientists and environmentalists have been warning the public for years that... — Updated 8/6/2018


Fallbrook Garden Club installs officers

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club's 2018-19 officers were installed at the... — Updated 7/30/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Ledesma raises supreme grand champion lamb

For the second year in a row Oscar Ledesma of Fallbrook 4-H raised the lamb... — Updated 7/30/2018


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