New year, new laws for motorists

New year, new laws for motorists

FALLBROOK – In 2014, the California State Legislature approved a number of new laws of interest to motorists, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Unless otherwise noted, these measures took effect Jan. 1. Driver’s licenses AB 60 was passed in 2013, but takes effect Jan. 1. It requires the DMV to issue driver’s […]

Community Center, MSCP benefit from third-quarter budget adjustments

Projects benefiting the Fallbrook Community Center and the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) were among the county’s third-quarter budget adjustments. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 May 24 to approve the budget adjustments, including $14,815.36 for energy efficiency improvements to the Fallbrook Community Center and $36,500 for the MSCP fund. An American […]

Planning Comm. votes 4-3 in favor of Lilac Hills Ranch

A 4-3 vote September 11 by the county’s Planning Commission recommended the approval of Accretive Investments’ proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development. Leon Brooks, Doug Barnhart, David Pallinger, and Bryan Woods voted to recommend with conditions the general plan amendment, specific plan, rezone, tentative map, major use permit, and habitat loss plan for 608 acres on […]

Updates regarding North County Fire’s Station 5

Updates regarding North County Fire’s Station 5

NCFPD certifies completion of Station 5 North County Fire Protection District has approved the completion process for NCFPD’s new Station 5 in Bonsall. On July 28 the NCFPD board voted 5-0 to accept the station in the 5900 block of Olive Hill Road as complete, to authorize NCFPD fire chief Bill Metcalf to sign and […]

Talk to be on climate change and sustainability

Talk to be on climate change and sustainability

FALLBROOK – On Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m., the Avocado Cities Chapter of the North County Climate Change Alliance will present an informational briefing by Len Hering, RADM, USN (Ret.) at Fallbrook Library. Hering will speak on “Sustainable Focus: Setting the Stage for Tomorrow”. Global climate change is a complex system of systems and […]

Effort underway to make solar electricity more affordable without government subsidies

Effort underway to make solar electricity more affordable without government subsidies

Those who invest in solar energy facilities currently receive tax credits or other government subsidies, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding research into improved photovoltaic technology to make solar energy cost-competitive without government subsidies. The SunShot Initiative was launched in 2011 to make solar electricity cost-competitive with conventional energy sources by 2020 […]

SDG&E offers tips for safe planting this arbor day

  SAN DIEGO – With Arbor Day almost here, San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) award-winning Vegetation Management team is reminding customers and landscapers to plant the “Right Tree in the Right Place” this Arbor Day. When selecting trees, customers and landscapers are encouraged to keep in mind the future growth of the tree, and note that as trees […]

Field Hockey Festival meets true goals for Fallbrook team

Although Fallbrook High School’s off-season field hockey team lost all six matches the club played in the National Field Hockey Festival, the Nov. 27-30 tournament in Indio served the goals of coach Jeremiah Fuller. “That festival can be described best as more of a learning experience,” Fuller said. “It’s more of a team bonding experience […]

Supervisors accept donation of helicopter flight simulator

Real estate professional and Rancho Santa Fe resident Dario DeLuca offered to donate his personally-owned helicopter flight simulator to the County of San Diego for use by Sheriff’s Department deputies training for the Sheriff’s Aerial Support To Regional Enforcement Agencies (ASTREA) program, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors responded by accepting DeLuca’s generosity. […]

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