Rooms can serve double duty

Rooms can serve double duty

FALLBROOK – Many homes do not have space for guest rooms, children’s play areas and home theater lounges that are possible in homes with substantial square footage. But they may not be missing out at all. While large homes remain popular, many people are embracing the benefits of smaller residences. Small homes help homeowners save […]

County releases draft Climate Action Plan for public comment

County News Center County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego recently released a draft Climate Action Plan for a 45-day public comment period scheduled to end Sept. 25. The draft plan is designed to cut greenhouse gases in the County’s unincorporated communities as well as those related to County government operations. […]

Rise in strikes to underground utilities prompts SDG&E’s reminder: ‘call 8-1-1 before you dig’

SAN DIEGO – An increase in the number of incidents where natural gas lines are damaged by third-party contractors or residents prompted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on Aug. 11 to remind customers about the importance of calling 8-1-1 before digging underground. The frequency of strikes on gas lines has more than doubled since 2010, with […]

Dragon fruit grows well in SoCal

Dragon fruit grows well in SoCal

Local farmer Gray Martin wants area farmers to know that there is a good alternative to growing avocados besides wine grapes – dragon fruit. Martin has been experimenting with dragon fruit varieties for about 20 years. They require one-third the water that avocado trees do, and the same kind of temperatures. “Wherever avocados will grow, […]

Greenwood wins big at American Dairy Goat Association National Show

Greenwood wins big at American Dairy Goat Association National Show

Audrey Greenwood competed in the American Dairy Goat Association National Show in Madison, Wisconsin, and won both the senior showmanship competition and the premier LaMancha youth exhibitor award as well as the American LaMancha Club outstanding youth award during the July 9-11 competition. “Winning national showmanship definitely wasn’t easy,” said Greenwood. “That was years of […]

Weeding through lawn care service options takes work

Weeding through lawn care service options takes work

FALLBROOK – Millions of acres across North America are devoted to lush, green lawns. According to Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, lawns take up 40.5 million acres and individuals spend $30 billion on average for lawn and garden upkeep in the United States alone. People certainly love their lawns and often wonder if […]

How to keep animals out of the garden

How to keep animals out of the garden

FALLBROOK – Many gardeners understand the frustration that stems from seeing a garden destroyed by wildlife. While protecting wildlife is a cause that’s near and dear to many gardening enthusiasts, even the most ardent wildlife supporter does not want to see his or her garden trampled, eaten or adversely affected by animals. Safeguarding gardens from […]

Completing a room remodel without breaking the bank

Completing a room remodel without breaking the bank

We have a huge house that we bought in 2012. It’s almost 3,000 square feet of space with rooms varying in size from the massive, like our master bedroom which takes up about a third of our upstairs, to the minute, such as our three-quarter bath downstairs near our family room. One of the toughest […]

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