Roger’s Tree Pick for May: Metrosideros excelsus, the New Zealand Christmas Tree

and shrubs native to Australia, South Africa, South America and the islands of the Pacific. My pick this month is a wonderful medium-size tree adaptable to many gardens from the seaside coast to our warmer inland valleys. Metrosideros excelsus (pronounced “meh-troe-sih-DER-ohs eks-SELL-sus”) is native to New Zealand and blooms traditionally around November through December down-under, […]

The Mintle Barn is a one-of-a-kind horsepower shelter

FALLBROOK – When Ron and Bev Mintle purchased their home on the southern edge of Fallbrook, they planned on doing renovations to the home as well as some major landscaping work. Since there was a need for storage space, they set out to build a barn for Ron’s tools and equipment as well as a place for his toys (cars, motorcycles, boats, etc).

Border Patrol agents intercept cocaine/meth smuggling attempts – Two Drug Smuggling Attempts Busted in Temecula Valley This Week

Border Patrol agents intercept cocaine/meth smuggling attempts – Two Drug Smuggling Attempts Busted in Temecula Valley This Week

The following is a news release from the U.S. Border Patrol: Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 intercepted two smuggling attempts on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu traveling northbound on Interstate 15 and asked for identification from the driver, a […]

Hollywood director revels in Fallbrook life

Hollywood director revels in Fallbrook life

He’s worked with some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities and directed dozens of episodes of the most popular television shows of all time, yet it’s Fallbrook that has captured Dennis Donnelly’s heart. “The town of Fallbrook is my little piece of Heaven,” said Donnelly, who moved here from Los Angeles in 2004. Driving throughout the countryside, […]

Wildfires Update at a glance (as of 8:24 am Thurs, Oct. 25)

San Diego County Witch Fire – 197,990 acres – 20% contained Harris Fire – 81,100 acres – 10% contained Poomacha Fire – 35,000 acres – 20% contained Rice Fire – 9,000 acres – 30% contained Horno/Ammo Fire – 10,000 acres – 40-50% contained Wilcox Fire – 100 acres – 100% contained Cajon Fire – 250 […]