Limit losses by stopping water leaks quickly

FALLBROOK – Eight percent of the water used in a typical single-family California home is wasted due to leaks, according to a 2011 study. Look for leaks once a month to catch them quickly. One easy way to identify leakage is to check the water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water […]

Fallbrook Trails Council merges with Live Oak Park Coalition

Fallbrook Trails Council merges with Live Oak Park Coalition

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Trails Council, which has maintained and repaired the Santa Margarita River trails for more than 25 years, is ending its affiliation with the Fallbrook Land Conservancy and has merged with the Live Oak Park Coalition. The approximately 1400 acres with 14 miles of trails are actually privately owned by the Fallbrook […]

Too close for comfort

Too close for comfort

North County has a new resident – an unwelcome one – that is making its home inside avocado, oak, and sycamore trees. The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle has traveled from East Asia to communities near Fallbrook. “I understand [the beetle] has been found in nearly a dozen avocado groves so far, primarily in the […]

Calculating home water use can help reduce water waste

FALLBROOK – An online water-use calculator, developed by the San Diego County Water Authority and its partners, helps homeowners analyze their water use and reduce water waste. It takes just a few minutes on the computer for homeowners to follow prompts through a model home and answer questions about their appliances and water-use habits. The […]

Save more by reducing water-related energy use

FALLBROOK – Activities such as pumping water to homes, heating water for showers and washing clothes, and treating wastewater account for approximately 20 percent of the state’s energy use. Given the statewide drought conditions, it’s worth reviewing ways to save both water and power. Take shorter showers. Every minute trimmed from the typical shower time […]

Learn how to propagate roses at workshop

TEMECULA – An opportunity to learn how to propagate roses will be offered at an upcoming workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 21 in Temecula. Each registrant will prepare and take away their own rose cutting in a one-gallon pot. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited and is first-come, first-served. Pre-registration is required; […]

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