Fall is a great time to mulch

Fall is a great time to mulch

LONDONDERRY, NH – Tree owners often feel compelled to spray, prune or apply something to their trees and landscape plants on a regular basis. But, unless there is a specific reason to spray, prune or apply things to landscape trees, the best thing to “do” to keep trees healthy is apply a layer of composted […]

Perking up the Pico continues

Perking up the Pico continues

FALLBROOK – The SDG&E youth granting program, ”Environmental Champions” was first granted to North County Boy’s and Girl’s Club in 2015 and has been reactivated for 2016. Those successful plantings will continue on the Pico Promenade. Partnering with the Save Our Forest committee of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, the project has already begun for 2016. […]

FPUD approves contract for SCADA support services

The Fallbrook Public Utility District’s (FPUD) supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system allows for remote monitoring and control of FPUD’s water and wastewater systems. The SCADA system requires some outside technical support, and in 2014 FPUD entered into a contract with Advanced Telemetry Systems International (ATSI) for such services. That contract expired on June […]

History of the water rights of people in the Santa Margarita Watershed

Before recorded history, Native American tribes like the Cahuilla, Santa Rosa, Ramona and Pechanga hunted and fished along the 27-mile free-flowing river created by the rainfall and watershed coming off Anza’s Thomas Mountain. The river runs southwest through Anza, Aguanga, Temecula, portions of Murrieta and Wildomar into Fallbrook, from there to Camp Pendleton where its […]

Local Housekeeping Services and Your Cell Phone

FALLBROOK − HomeLife Housekeeping, locally owned and operated since 1985, now has a new, mobile-friendly website. Barbara Jarnes, owner and executive manager of HomeLife, said that the new site was especially constructed for the convenience of anyone looking for community-friendly cleaning services. “Now you can easily arrange for one-time or ongoing housecleaning even when you’re […]

NCFPD honors chipping program staff participants

During the Aug. 23 board meeting of the North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD), a non-voting item recognized NCFPD staff for the district’s fuel reduction chipping program. Deputy fire marshal Patty Koch, firefighter and paramedic Richard Bastien, captain Rich Berry, and engineer and paramedic Mathieu Lindsey were acknowledged at the meeting. “That was really a […]

FPUD approves corrosion control system for Sachse Tank

The Fallbrook Public Utility District’s (FPUD) Sachse Tank off of Red Mountain Road will receive protection against potential corrosion. A 5-0 FPUD board vote Aug. 22 approved a $24,103 contract with GMC Electrical, Inc., to replace and repair the corrosion control system for the Sachse Tank. “It’s just cathodic protection for the tank to make […]

Annual Fallbrook Clean Up Day set for Sept. 17

Annual Fallbrook Clean Up Day set for Sept. 17

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) has scheduled its annual community-wide Clean Up Day for Saturday, Sept. 17, in conjunction with the statewide California Cleanup held by I Love a Clean San Diego, and the California Coastal Commission. In San Diego County alone the event brings together roughly 7,500 volunteers, local businesses, community organizations […]

Water conservation should be a way of life for Californians

Water conservation should be a way of life for Californians

Mark Slavens Special to the Village News MARYSVILLE, OH – While the state of California has eased its restrictions on water use in response to a moderately wet winter, the drought isn’t over yet, and there are simple ways you can continue to save water around your home. Residents should be aware of the options […]

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