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Every Kid Outdoors program provides fourth-grade students with free entrance to public lands

WASHINGTON – fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more... — Updated 9/14/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles 

Future weather forecasting will likely have more features

The international scientific society SPIE held its annual meeting, Aug. 11-15, at the San Diego Convention Center, and an Aug. 14... — Updated 9/13/2019

 By Frank Brines    Lifestyles 

How to plan for rose blooms

As I look back over my previous articles, I noticed that since 2013 it seems ther... — Updated 9/13/2019


Nature's presents come in pink

An amacrinum drought-tolerant bulb blooms in midsummer in Fallbrook. It is a... — Updated 9/9/2019


I Love A Clean San Diego opens registration for cleanup day

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The 35th annual Coastal Cleanup Day is nearly here. I Love A Clean San Diego is seeking 8,000 volunteers to... — Updated 9/9/2019


Toilet paper cleans up the competition

FALLBROOK – According to a recent survey conducted by, a cross section of 2,455 adults aged 18 and over were... — Updated 9/9/2019


County adds sites, faster tests to check beach water quality

Katie White County of San Diego Communications Office Local beachgoers can feel... — Updated 9/9/2019


Finishing touches are preparing Palomar College Arboretum for reopening

Palomar College, with the help of Proposition M funding, is near completion of a six-month renovation of the Edwin and Frances... — Updated 9/10/2019


How to plant a tree for successful growth

FALLBROOK – More sunlight and warm temperatures frequently inspire homeowners... — Updated 8/30/2019


Macadamia growers to host field day, workshop

FALLBROOK – The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and the Gold... — Updated 8/30/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

CWA ratifies emergency declaration for Moosa Canyon pipeline repair

A leak on the San Diego County Water Authority’s Pipeline 4 was discovered Aug. 2. SDCWA acting general manager Sandra Kerl issue... — Updated 8/30/2019


Nature's presents

Photos of nature’s surprises can be sent to with... — Updated 8/30/2019


Staghorn ferns that hang around

Staghorn ferns have been hanging around our gardens for years and have become a n... — Updated 8/30/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Supervisors set Sept. 11 hearing for Rainbow agricultural easement acquisition

A Sept. 11 hearing will determine whether San Diego County acquires two agricultural easements including on a 143.41-acre property... — Updated 8/26/2019


Nature's presents

Amaryllis belladonna erupts from hot baked soil in Fallbrook. EDITOR’S NOTE:... — Updated 8/26/2019


Orb weaver season is back

They're big. They're scary looking. And they spin enormous, circular webs that... — Updated 8/26/2019


Call 811 to avoid breaking natural gas lines

SAN DIEGO – Unsafe digging from construction and landscaping activities resulted in almost 400 natural gas leaks in San Diego... — Updated 8/20/2019


Time to let roses sleep

Summer is certainly upon the valley – and based on past experience, it’s only going to get hotter before it gets cooler. I... — Updated 8/20/2019


Welcome to Pendleton: MCB Camp Pendleton Fire Department

CAMP PENDLETON – With approximately 70,000 Marines and families living on the... — Updated 8/20/2019


Arborglyphs on trees document the west

The carvings on aspen trees and other soft woods was a way that Basque... — Updated 8/20/2019


Deer mouse tests positive for hantavirus

A deer mouse trapped during routine monitoring in Warner Springs has tested... — Updated 8/13/2019


Annual August closures coming to several county parks

Michelle Mowad County of San Diego Communications Office Six San Diego County par... — Updated 8/13/2019


Honoring Roger Boddaert, a founder of Treescape Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Save Our Forest is honoring Roger Boddaert for his contribution to what became the Save Our Forest Treescape... — Updated 8/13/2019


Compost is part of the circle of life in gardens

FALLBROOK – The season for fresh fruits and vegetables grown right in the backyard is upon north county. Warm weather breathes... — Updated 8/13/2019


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