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Cal Fire urges personal responsibility in protecting against wildfire

SACRAMENTO – Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Donnie Ryan    Lifestyles

Earthquake Preparedness Month reminds residents: "Don't get caught off guard"

April was Earthquake Preparedness Month in California, and the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services and California... — Updated 5/5/2021


Fallbrook cemetery to offer green burials

FALLBROOK – The Masonic Cemetery Association of Fallbrook is now certified by the Green Burial Council as a Hybrid Burial... — Updated 5/5/2021


USDA encourages the public to protect plants against invasive pests in April

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. The... — Updated 4/28/2021

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Save money on a home remodel project

Every homeowner has a defined budget they can allocate toward a remodeling projec... — Updated 4/28/2021


What consumers don't know about the sustainability of paper products

CHICAGO – As U.S. consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they use every day, there... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

County approves road resurfacing list

San Diego County has approved its preliminary list of road segments to be resurfaced. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors... — Updated 4/21/2021

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Explore DIY ideas to increase your home's value

Now as much as ever, your home may be a sanctuary for all kinds of expression,... — Updated 4/21/2021


Kitten season is anything but cute for animal shelters

KANAB, Utah – What may sound cute to the general public causes a shudder every... — Updated 4/21/2021

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Wings of Change works with Boy Scouts to beautify community garden

FALLBROOK – Stephanie Holbrook, founder of Wings of Change and assistant Scoutm... — Updated 4/21/2021


SDG&E accepting applications for Environmental Champions Grant Program through April 30

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas and Electric has kicked off its 11th annual Environmental Champions grant program – an initiative... — Updated 4/14/2021


Roses are blooming but watch out for fungi

Many gardeners are having – or are about to have – their first flush of blooms. Climate change is influencing the weather and... — Updated 4/14/2021


Keep mosquitoes out of your backyard oasis

FALLBROOK – The value of a retreat-like backyard was never more apparent than... — Updated 4/14/2021


Earth Week cleanup aims to double its impact in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – After its postponement and production of a smaller cleanup in 2020 due to COVID-19, I Love A Clean San Diego C... — Updated 4/14/2021


$2.2 million in MWD overcharges returned to Fallbrook and Rainbow water agencies

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority has distributed $44.4 million to its 24 member agencies, including more than... — Updated 4/14/2021


San Diego Botanic Garden opens World of Orchids show

ENCINITAS – San Diego Botanic Garden's inaugural spring orchid showcase, World... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

FPUD approves programmable logic controller contract for reclamation plant

The Fallbrook Public Utility District approved a contract with SCADA Integrations to upgrade the conveyor system at FPUD’s Water... — Updated 4/8/2021


Discover the Anise Swallowtail Butterfly

FALLBROOK – The Anise Swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon Lucas, is a giant yellow bu... — Updated 4/8/2021


5 tips for spring cleaning your finances

FALLBROOK – Spring is officially here, and with the new season comes a fresh start and spring cleaning. And according to a recent... — Updated 4/8/2021


Variegation in horticulture: making light of plants

What are variegated plants, where do they come from, and how do they develop and... — Updated 4/1/2021

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6 tips for older adults to travel safely

FALLBROOK – One of the perks of getting older is having more time to devote to... — Updated 4/1/2021

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How to sell a car safely

FALLBROOK – More and more auto buyers are considering and purchasing pre owned... — Updated 4/1/2021

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Discover the Acmon Blue butterfly

FALLBROOK – The Acmon Blue, Plebejus acmon, is a California butterfly that... — Updated 3/24/2021

Sparky the Fire Dog

Sparky the Fire Dog celebrates his 70th birthday

QUINCY, Mass. – Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire... — Updated 3/24/2021


19th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup to take place April 24

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Residents can get into action this Earth Week by participating in the countywide 19th Annual Creek to Bay... — Updated 3/24/2021


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