Camp Pendleton desal project to be added to CWA master plan portfolio

Dave Chamberlain’s Jan. 24 presentation to the San Diego County Water Authority’s Water Planning Committee wasn’t an action item, but his remarks indicated that the Camp Pendleton desalination project will be part of the SDCWA’s master plan update. “We have an opportunity to look at additional desalination supplies,” Chamberlain said. The purpose of the master […]

Re: Are you ready to renounce God? [Letter, Village News, 10-11-12]

I take exception to Sylvia King’s equating of voting for Obama with renouncing God. She needs to take a serious look at the alternative she’s proposing. For starters, it’s Paul Ryan’s budget plan, not Obama’s, that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops denounced as immoral. Google: “HuffPost: Religious Leaders Condemn Ryan-Romney Budget.” Look at the […]

Different horse, local driver new for Browns in Rose Parade

Rainbow’s Brown family has been in the Tournament of Roses Parade in the past, but new items this year included a different horse and a local couple who helped assist the Browns with transportation logistics. Bud made his first Tournament of Roses Parade appearance while Ron and Dianne Dreher operated the motor home while in […]

Carlsbad’s seawater desalination plant marks one-year anniversary

CARLSBAD –  In its first year of operations, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to meet approximately 10 percent of the region’s demand. The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant quickly generated significant benefits by relieving pressure on imported water supplies, reducing […]

Stephens helps U.S. women’s rugby team qualify for Olympics

Stephens helps U.S. women’s rugby team qualify for Olympics

Richelle Stephens graduated from Fallbrook High School on May 27 and spent the following week at the rugby camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. After returning home for the weekend, she returned to the Olympic Training Center as a member of the United States team. The following weekend she was on the […]

Statewide water use reduction mandate begins today, June 1; watering ornamental landscape restricted to maximum of two days per week

Statewide water use reduction mandate begins today, June 1; watering ornamental landscape restricted to maximum of two days per week

The period for local water agencies to start achieving state-mandated water-use targets starts today, Monday, June 1, making it critical for homes and businesses across San Diego County to immediately limit irrigation of ornamental landscapes with potable water to no more than two days a week. On May 5, the State Water Resources Control Board […]

Gary Stovall

Gary Stovall, of Gary Stovall Roofing as most people know him, was a loyal Fallbrook citizen since 1972. Determined to have Fallbrook his home and resting place, he built a nice three bedroom home on 1.5 acres they purchased by selling their home in Tustin, Orange County. Finding horse property was key, as wife Mary […]

Water Authority board approves landmark seawater desalination project

Carlsbad plant expected to produce first water in 2016 SAN DIEGO – On Thursday, Nov. 29, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted to approve a landmark agreement to purchase up to 56,000 acre-feet of water annually from what will be the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad. The plant is […]

Metropolitan Water District to vote on rate increases in April – Board refuses to cut spending to reduce increases

A day after hearing heartfelt testimony from several dozen speakers from the San Diego region, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California board of directors voted March 13 to follow its own administrative code and vote on adoption of its next two-year budget and rate increases in April. The recommended budget includes two more […]

Metropolitan Water District moves forward on rate increases in April despite plea from S.D. County to cut spending instead

*This article was provided to the Village News by the office of the San Diego County Water Authority A day after hearing heartfelt testimony from several dozen speakers from the San Diego region, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California board of directors voted March 13 to follow its own administrative code and vote […]