Three local nonprofits receive Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds

Three local nonprofits receive Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds

The recipients of District Five Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants approved during the June 20 San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting include Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1924, the Fallbrook Historical Society, and Spirit of Sharing. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote allocated $25,000 to Post 1924 for various facilities improvements, $15,000 to the Fallbrook Historical Society […]

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 […]

Hire a professional to trim trees near electrical wires

LONDONDERRY, NH – Homeowners can easily become injured – often fatally – while attempting to trim trees near overhead electrical wires. Though it is tempting to try to save money with this “do-it-yourself” approach, the potential for electrocution is not worth the risk. Terrible accidents can happen when a homeowner uses pole-mounted cutting tools and/or metal […]

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 […]

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