How to spot an unhealthy tree

How to spot an unhealthy tree

FALLBROOK – Perhaps because they can live for so many years, trees have a way of falling down homeowners’ landscaping priority lists. Trees also tend to be big and strong, so it’s no surprise that they often are overlooked in favor or other areas of a lawn and garden that don’t seem so strong in […]

How to cool a home without breaking the bank

How to cool a home without breaking the bank

FALLBROOK – Mother Nature is consistently inconsistent these days, when 70-degree Mondays might be followed by 90-degree Tuesdays. Fickle weather is often accompanied by large fluctuations in temperature and unseasonable conditions, making it difficult for homeowners to maintain comfort levels in their homes. As summer weather heats up once again, reducing cooling costs is a […]

Weese shutdown included in 2015-16 Aqueduct Operating Plan

San Diego County Water Authority system operations manager Jim Fisher briefed the SDCWA’s Engineering and Operations Committee on the CWA’s annual Aqueduct Operating Plan, including a three-week shutdown of the Weese Water Treatment Plant in Bonsall during December, during the committee’s June 25 meeting. The presentation, which was a non-voting item for the committee and […]

CWA approves intake testing program for Camp Pendleton desalination plant

The long-term plans of the San Diego County Water Authority include constructing a seawater desalination plant on Camp Pendleton. One of the issues to be determined is whether the intake and discharge system would be an open ocean system or utilize subsurface infrastructure. On March 26, the SDCWA board approved a testing program with an estimated cost of […]

Fedorchak, Ragland win firsts at county fair’s Fine Art Show

The San Diego County Fair includes a Fine Art Show, and this year the artists who won first place in their class included Fallbrook’s Ray Fedorchak and Rainbow’s Jack Ragland. Fedorchak won two first-place awards. The highest award in the Pastel, People and Animals competition was for “Ginger” while “Pond and Pines” took first place […]

Rainbow MWD adds casing installation to Highway 76 work

Rainbow Municipal Water District and the California Department of Transportation have been working together to coordinate the relocation of the Rainbow water and sewer lines which must be moved to accommodate the State Route 76 widening. The collaboration will now include the installation of four 36-inch casings perpendicular to the highway which will allow for […]

The magical, changeable nature of hydrangeas

The magical, changeable nature of hydrangeas

Eye-catching, exquisite, and delicate, yet robust, are some of the descriptive words that come to mind whenever I see a flowering hydrangea shrub. These beauties are easy to spot in many Fallbrook landscapes. One of the first things I came to admire about these plants, as a child, were the intriguing hues of their flowers […]

Maintaining bird feeders and bird baths essential to avian health

FALLBROOK – Bird watching is a pastime enjoyed by many Fallbrook residents of all ages. While some people trek into the open space preserves to see their favorite birds, Fallbrook homeowners can take steps to entice these fascinating and feathered friends right to their backyards. Homeowners who want to attract birds to their properties can […]

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