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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 Full story

 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 Full story

 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 Full story


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


Ergonomic gardening techniques can make gardening less taxing

FALLBROOK – Gardening is a popular activity that seems to be gaining even more... — Updated 1/14/2019


Tools for Paradise are delivered to Chico

Courtesy photos... — Updated 1/7/2019


Maddock Ranch Nursery promotes the backyard orchard culture

FALLBROOK – With a wide variety of bare-root fruit trees, citrus, blueberry,... — Updated 1/7/2019


Keeping Fallbrook Litter Free program kicks off

FALLBROOK – "Keeping Fallbrook Litter Free" is the goal of the Fallbrook... — Updated 1/7/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

FPUD to re-bid new coating for Sandia and Bucknell reservoirs

The Fallbrook Public Utility District received only one bid for the recoating of the district’s Sandia and Bucknell reservoirs,... — Updated 12/31/2018


Lilac fire revisited a year later

It was last December that the raging Lilac Fire blew across the hills of the comm... — Updated 12/31/2018 Full story


Keep off Santa's naughty list – don't pack a pest

It could be mealy bugs in that homemade fruit basket, gypsy moth eggs hidden in... — Updated 12/26/2018


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