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Time for safety checks that could save you

Time for safety checks that could save you

Yvette Urrea Moe County of San Diego Communications Office The end of Daylight Saving Time is a good time to do a fast and easy review of your safety plan. First, test all your home’s smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working. Greg Schreiner, fire marshal for County Fire, said […]

Enjoy an eco-friendly autumn

Enjoy an eco-friendly autumn

FALLBROOK – Autumn arrives with cool breezes, awe-inspiring foliage and the hint of holidays on the horizon. Fall is a favorite time of year for many people because the crisp weather motivates people of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors. Individuals conscious of their carbon footprints can use fall as a time to take […]

AAUW Country Garden Tour set for May 13

AAUW Country Garden Tour set for May 13

FALLBROOK – The seasonal rains may have departed Fallbrook but the hills and valleys abound with riotous color and verdure. Together, with six of Fallbrook’s finest gardens, musicians, artists and vendors of jewelry, clothing and garden-related wares will entertain and delight garden enthusiasts at American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) 22nd Annual Country Garden Tour. […]

Live Oak Dog Park to be open six days a week

Live Oak Dog Park to be open six days a week

FALLBROOK – Tails are wagging around the Live Oak Dog Park because the San Diego County Park and Recreation Department has granted a sixth day for the dog park to be open – Tuesday. Beginning Jan. 3, Wednesday will be the only day the dog park is closed. Park committee members believe the extra day […]

Locals fight against litter

Locals fight against litter

FALLBROOK – After two months of cleanup, one neighborhood is about halfway done cleaning up litter and illegally dumped furniture and trash. Jan Scott, a Fallbrook resident, commended Zeke Maldonado from the Bonsall Road Station and road crew for their work. In addition, she is grateful to the Odd Fellow Cemetery crew for cutting back […]

Fallbrook FFA plant project given first-place award

Fallbrook FFA plant project given first-place award

Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Fallbrook High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter was awarded a first-place ribbon for its plant project in the youth landscape exhibit at the San Diego County Fair. “The kids were happy and they had a lot of fun putting it in,” said Fallbrook High School agriculture teacher Scott […]

Poultry show involves Feathers, Friends and Fun

Poultry show involves Feathers, Friends and Fun

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer On April 30, 44 entrants brought 186 birds to the inaugural Feathers, Friends and Fun Poultry Show held by the Sun Valley Poultry Club at Rainbow Valley Grange hall in Rainbow. Participants of all ages came from Fallbrook, Murrieta, Valley Center and as far away as Alpine, Apple Valley and Hacienda […]

Five easy-to-grow plants in Fallbrook area

Five easy-to-grow plants in Fallbrook area

By Debbie Ramsey With its mild Mediterranean climate, Fallbrook provides favorable weather conditions for growing a wide host of trees, plants, fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals. For those that may not possess the world’s greenest thumb, the following five selections might be worth considering, as many residents have experienced success with them. Lantana (Lantana camara) Lantana […]

Dealing with the drought

Dealing with the drought

Innovations in irrigation make it easy for homeowners to reduce water usage By Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor If you feel that your lawn is only sufficiently irrigated when the water is running off in streams down the street, you may want to update your knowledge. In the meanwhile, you’ll be lucky if the ‘water police’ […]

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