Salmonella is ‘no yolk’ when raising backyard chickens

Salmonella is ‘no yolk’ when raising backyard chickens

FALLBROOK – City dwellers and suburbanites have flown the coop, so to speak. A growing interest in raising chickens has enabled coops and nesting birds to spring up in neighborhoods one would not typically associate with chickens. Sometimes dubbed “urban homesteading” or “urban farming,” these homegrown operations enable people to enjoy fresh eggs from the […]

Different ways to showcase a diploma

TEMECULA – After all the pomp and circumstance of graduation festivities, graduates are left holding a highly symbolic piece of paper that has the potential to impact the rest of their lives. Graduates can exhibit pride in their academic accomplishments by prominently displaying their diplomas in their homes. Following are some ideas about how graduates […]

It’s time for summer rose care preparations

It’s time for summer rose care preparations

Gardeners must become water-wise and learn as much as possible ways to use water efficiently. Some districts may have restriction on how and when water can be used for outside use. We must vigilantly manage our water use. There are a few things we can do now to provide some relief for the rose in […]

Boy Scout builds kiosk for FLC

Boy Scout builds kiosk for FLC

Boy Scout Ethan Scott, from Troop 711, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fallbrook Land Conservancy for his work in building a kiosk for the future Gird Valley Preserve.

Warm weather to bring out more bugs

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Get ready for “buggy” spring – part two. You might be thinking that after weeks of unseasonably, unexpected, wintry cold weather around San Diego County we’ve seen the last of this spring’s increased numbers of insects. Maybe. But it’s more likely that the cold is just a […]

Ten tips to make sure the pool is safe

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Summer is just around the corner, which means the kids will soon be out of school, the temperatures will be rising and swimming pool season will be in full swing. Swimming pools are fun, but they can be dangerous too. If you have one in your yard, […]

Residents learn about butterfly gardens

Residents learn about butterfly gardens

FALLBROOK – Southern California Butterflies and Butterfly Gardens, a free residential workshop, was attended by about 70 local residents on May 20. Hosted by the Mission Resource Conservation District, Bethany Principe gave the introduction followed by a watershed presentation given by Tom Merriman of The Butterfly Farms in Encinitas. A dozen milkweed plants, which are favorable […]

Bird club will learn about fertility

VISTA – North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, will host Andrea Cabibi at its meeting on Saturday, June 3 at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus. The meeting, which is free, begins at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Cabibi will speak on “How to Influence Fertility and Sex Ratio”. While this […]

CWA approves Moosa Canyon erosion control project

The San Diego County Water Authority approved the Moosa Canyon erosion control project. The SDCWA board action April 27 also approved the project’s environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The project will protect the CWA’s Second Aqueduct by preventing stream bank erosion, preventing head cuts from moving upstream, and installing […]

Water Authority proposes 3.7 percent rate increases for 2018

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority recently announced that it will recommend increasing rates charged to its member agencies by 3.7 percent for both untreated and treated water in calendar year 2018, mostly because of higher rates and charges from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California. The proposed rate increases […]

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