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Unearthly-looking Sapphire Tower blooms at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

ENCINITAS – Characterized by unearthly, metallic-looking, deep turquoise blooms... — Updated 5/7/2019


A fairy grows in the mini park

When the newly planted trees in the mini park at Alvarado and Vine streets were... — Updated 5/29/2019


U.S. Postal Service unveils stamp series at Palomar's cactus garden

SAN MARCOS – Surrounded by thousands of species of cacti and succulents at... — Updated 5/29/2019


Our Garden Gate

The Crown of Thorns, euphorbia milii, is a unique and ever-blooming plant that can brighten any garden setting throughout the year... — Updated 5/29/2019 Full story


Litter collected at Santa Margarita Watershed cleanup

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance held a "Keeping Fallbrook Lit... — Updated 5/29/2019


Spring brings out snakes and lizards

Heavy rains this past winter may lead to the breeding of more baby snakes, according to Kurt Broz, wildlife biologist for the Pala... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Working group to determine possible road treatment innovations

A working group to determine options to extend the life of San Diego County road pavement will continue. A 5-0 San Diego County... — Updated 4/22/2019


They're back! Spring is crane fly season in San Diego County

They're back. San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but in San Diego County... — Updated 4/22/2019


A special day for special names

FALLBROOK – It might be expected to plant a tree during California Arbor Week,... — Updated 4/22/2019


Tour Fallbrook gardens May 4

FALLBROOK – The community is invited to spend a day with family and friends at... — Updated 4/22/2019


Kirk builds custom homes and installs solar

Mark Kirk Special to Village News I began building custom homes in Fallbrook in... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story


Couple contributes 5 new trash cans and almost 20 years of service along the Pico Promenade

FALLBROOK – Not everyone in Fallbrook knows about the four blocks of scenic... — Updated 4/12/2019


Caring for roses after a wet winter

What a year it's been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a pruning... — Updated 4/12/2019


'Mission to Modern' tour explores Pauma Valley adobes

Kathryn Adams Special to Village News The eighth annual San Diego Adobe Home... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story


Consider a variety of ornamentals for the garden

There are a myriad of reasons why cacti and succulents have taken the limelight when it comes to home gardens and landscape design... — Updated 4/17/2019


Three deer mice test positive for hantavirus

Three deer mice collected in routine monitoring in Boulevard have tested... — Updated 4/4/2019 Full story


NFPA and State Farm encourage communities to engage in safety activities during Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

SAN DIEGO – Wildfires across the United States have taken more than 100 lives and cost more than $25 billion in property losses... — Updated 4/4/2019


Firefighter training continues for volunteers

To view high resolution images, visit — Updated 4/4/2019


Santa Rosa Plateau is a local jewel to behold

Spring is the season to be out and about and enjoy nature and all the spring... — Updated 4/4/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Genetics conference includes insect farming session

The farming of insects can produce bugs not only for human cuisine but also for livestock feed, pharmaceuticals, vaccines,... — Updated 4/17/2019


Volunteers can help beautify Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Beautification Alliance is active in beautifying... — Updated 4/1/2019


The California poppy is blooming

What is more glorious and brings the warm feeling that spring is around the... — Updated 4/1/2019 Full story


Dogs enjoy their day at Bark in the Park

To see high resolution images, visit — Updated 4/2/2019


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


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