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New report reinforces lifesaving benefits of smoke alarms

FALLBROOK – A new report from the National Fire Protection Association confirmed the importance of having working smoke alarms... — Updated 3/11/2019

 

Rose Care FUNdamentals for March 2019

Location, Location, Location. Depending on location – or more specifically, that of the garden – gardeners may have... — Updated 3/11/2019

 

All invited to Arbor Day celebration

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook's Save Our Forest is set to welcome California Arbor Day... — Updated 3/11/2019

 

What's in your garden, Fallbrook?

Maggie Stewart Special to the Village News Fallbrook is a special place to grow... — Updated 3/4/2019

 

Living amongst the oaks

What is more characteristic of the California landscape than the majestic oaks... — Updated 3/4/2019

 

SDG&E's 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan builds on the past

SAN DIEGO – As conversations about climate change and wildfires continue at the forefront of California policy discussions, San... — Updated 2/22/2019

 

County's new 'granny flat' fee waiver program offers great benefits and flexibility

Scott Youngren Special to the Village News I applaud San Diego County's... — Updated 2/22/2019

 

The Big Dig for 2019 is complete

FALLBROOK – Volunteers are what make it happen. Save Our Forest calls it... — Updated 2/22/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

FPUD awards contract for Sandia and Bucknell reservoirs

The Fallbrook Public Utility District re-bid the re-coating of the district’s Sandia and Bucknell reservoirs, and the second... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

Time to wake up rose bushes

Nature lies fallow in winter in preparation for the new year. All life needs... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

Preliminary work for new Sandia Creek Drive bridge is starting

Sandra Jacobson of California Trout, George Sutherland and Bob Blankenship of... — Updated 2/15/2019

 

Annual Orchid Auction scheduled for this weekend

SAN MARCOS – The San Diego County Cymbidium Society will hold its annual Orchid Auction Saturday, Feb. 9, at the San Marcos... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

County trails to try in 2019

Make 2019 the year of new adventures and fresh air. San Diego County park rangers have selected 10 trails for residents to try... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

Planning your backyard orchard

It's the season for putting your thinking caps on and growing your own wholesome and healthy fruits and veggies for the coming seas... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Swollen shoot virus addressed at cacao genome workshop

The International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research has been held annually at the Town and Country... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

County, Solana Center offer rain barrels for a drop in the bucket

January's rains have ended, but there are still a couple of potentially rainy... — Updated 2/1/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Supervisors approve Don Dussault Park construction contract

San Diego County’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be undertaking the design phase of upcoming improvements to Don... — Updated 1/23/2019

 

Mice test positive for hantavirus, the first in 2019

Five mice trapped in routine monitoring in southeastern, north central and north... — Updated 1/23/2019

 

Erosion control for home-garden-ranch

The recent much needed rains came to a parched earth. I haven’t seen such an early rainy season for many a year, and it is... — Updated 1/23/2019

 

NFPA and State Farm announce start of funding award application period for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019

FALLBROOK – Reducing fuel for fires around vulnerable homes; meeting and talking with firefighters about community preparedness... — Updated 1/19/2019

 

New Year's resolutions for pet owners

The new year is here, and for those who make resolutions, make this the year to p... — Updated 1/19/2019

 

A gardener's resolutions for 2019

“There is one blue planet floating in space, let’s take care of her.” Here are my 2019 gardener’s resolutions: * First,... — Updated 1/19/2019

 

Learn all about pruning for next month

There is no specific timeline for winter rose care, but there are general guidelines. For the area, spring pruning should be... — Updated 1/14/2019

 

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

QUINCY, Mass. – For anyone having trouble parting with their Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate them: One-third or 33... — Updated 1/14/2019

 

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