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Bees and beasts in Temecula Valley, circa 1910-1945

Ranches dominated almost all of the Temecula Valley in 1910. The Vail Ranch... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles 

RWQCB amends Las Pulgas Landfill waste discharge requirements

The Regional Water Quality Control Board amended U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton’s waste discharge requirements for the Las... — Updated 2/17/2021

Palomar College

Palomar earns SDG&E energy award for net-zero M&O Building

SAN MARCOS – Palomar College has won an Excellence in Energy Leadership Award... — Updated 2/17/2021

Jennifer Ibaven, Roger Boddaert, Darcy Cook and Stephanie Ortiz

Fallbrook Community Garden sees improvements

The Fallbrook Community Garden, located at 1717 Alturas Road, has been providing... — Updated 2/17/2021

Lance Andersen

Water Authority helps farmers boost water efficiency

San Diego – Agriculture is a rich part of San Diego County's heritage and a fou... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Rainbow MWD approves lift station replacement MND

The work which includes the replacement of the Rainbow Municipal Water District’s Lift Station No. 1 will have an environmental... — Updated 2/10/2021

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February is time to prune rose bushes

In Southern California, winter is usually short and sometimes confusing. Winter... — Updated 2/10/2021


Attract Painted Lady butterflies with lupine

FALLBROOK – The Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, is the most widespread butterfly... — Updated 2/3/2021


Grow these 5 easy-to-grow plants in Fallbrook area

With its mild Mediterranean climate, Fallbrook provides favorable weather... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Will Fritz    Lifestyles

COVID-19 hospitalizations still at very high levels

As the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic drags on, hospitals are still seeing markedly high levels of COVID-19-infected... — Updated 1/27/2021

woman at computer

Improve Wi-Fi signals around the house

FALLBROOK – Speedy, reliable internet is something people have quickly grown... — Updated 1/27/2021


NFPA urges added caution when using home heating equipment

QUINCY, Mass. – The National Fire Protection Association is urging the public to use added caution when heating their homes this... — Updated 1/27/2021

walking bridge

Art bench installed at Live Oak Park

When Jim Lyle purchased one of the art benches at the Save Our Forest auction... — Updated 1/27/2021

solar panels over parking lot

Palomar College's Fallbrook Education Center activates solar array

FALLBROOK – A new solar energy system at the Palomar College Fallbrook Educatio... — Updated 1/20/2021


Water Authority seeks to reduce water costs countywide

SAN DIEGO – Addressing the San Diego region's limited local water supplies... — Updated 1/20/2021


Mourning Cloaks can be found in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – The Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, is one of the most... — Updated 1/20/2021

Jackie Heyneman and Tim O’Leary

Individuals can help cut carbon by planting a tree

FALLBROOK – Climate change, a worldwide problem, is such a big, complex... — Updated 1/20/2021


Consider a virtual training class for your dog or cat

SAN DIEGO – Whether you’ve just adopted a puppy during the pandemic or you’re a longtime pet owner, positive... — Updated 1/14/2021


Home improvement projects more important than ever

FALLBROOK – Families know how important it is to retain the value of their... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Planning group backs proposed prohibitions against DPW facility use

The San Diego County Department of Public Works seeks to prohibit certain activities on DPW property and has been obtaining... — Updated 1/14/2021

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Catch every raindrop with discounted rain barrel

The weather forecasts say this could be a relatively dry winter, which means... — Updated 1/13/2021

pruning tool and gardening gloves

It's time to get pruning tools in order

Happy New Year – let's hope this one is an improvement over 2020! This month... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

FPUD working to reduce electricity costs

The Fallbrook Public Utility District is working with the California Public Utilities Commission to secure CPUC grant funding... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Detachment committee introduces consultant

San Diego's Local Agency Formation Commission has an Advisory Committee on the Fallbrook/Rainbow Detachment which met Dec. 7, and... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Calgon Carbon given FPUD contract for granulated activated carbon system

Calgon Carbon Corporation was awarded the Fallbrook Public Utility District contract to provide granular activated carbon treatment... — Updated 12/30/2020


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