Making the most of a small living space

Making the most of a small living space

FALLBROOK – Smaller homes are making their way back into vogue. Whether busy professionals want less to care for or Baby Boomers are ready to downsize, there are now builders and decorating experts specializing in connecting with consumers who want to go small. The small house movement advocates for living simply in small homes, emitting a […]

Program to feature insects in the garden

Program to feature insects in the garden

FALLBROOK – Meredith French will be speaking to the Fallbrook Garden Club at their May 26 meeting on the fascinating inner-life workings of insects in the garden. Entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight,” French will discuss the birth, love, and death of creatures gardeners may have never noticed or have chosen to ignore. They all work […]

Regional meeting of Resource Conservation Districts held in Fallbrook

Regional meeting of Resource Conservation Districts held in Fallbrook

Fallbrook-based Mission Resource Conservation District hosted the 2015 Southern California Inland Spring Regional Meeting of Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) on May 6. The theme was “Trends in Agriculture.” Representatives from six RCDs, serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties were in attendance as well as representatives from the California Department of Conservation, the Natural […]

Cutting water usage: Consider these seven tips before making changes to lawn and landscape

Cutting water usage: Consider these seven tips before making changes to lawn and landscape

FALLBROOK – The water crisis facing California is serious and carries imminent environmental, financial, and human impacts. Before one makes drastic changes to their lawn and landscape, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) offers the following tips to help home and business owners make smart decisions.   Evaluate what exists Look at the landscape in […]

Bird Club to meet June 5

VISTA – North County Aviculturists, a group for pet bird owners/breeders, will meet on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to hear about hornbills. The guest speaker will be Dick Schroeder. Admission is free and there will be refreshments, at Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus in Vista. For more information, visit http://sites.google.com/site/ncabirdclub/.

‘Weekend of Service’ brings substantial improvements to six Fallbrook/Bonsall locations

‘Weekend of Service’ brings substantial improvements to six Fallbrook/Bonsall locations

Volunteers have had an ongoing, rich history of improving life in the Fallbrook area, but when hundreds of them converged on six local spots the weekend of April 25 and 26, it was awe-inspiring. “[Our] 2015 Weekend of Service was a huge success,” said Steve Diersing, executive director of North Coast Church’s large-scale community service […]

Rattlesnake calls increase almost 15 percent

FALLBROOK – Enjoying the warm sunshine? Rattlesnakes are. They’re coming out of hiding to sun themselves, so County Animal Services is giving residents a heads up to be careful where they put their feet down. “Rattlesnake calls are up this year; 332 calls have come in so far compared to 290 during the same time […]

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