CWA approves intake testing program for Camp Pendleton desalination plant

The long-term plans of the San Diego County Water Authority include constructing a seawater desalination plant on Camp Pendleton. One of the issues to be determined is whether the intake and discharge system would be an open ocean system or utilize subsurface infrastructure. On March 26, the SDCWA board approved a testing program with an estimated cost of […]

Fedorchak, Ragland win firsts at county fair’s Fine Art Show

The San Diego County Fair includes a Fine Art Show, and this year the artists who won first place in their class included Fallbrook’s Ray Fedorchak and Rainbow’s Jack Ragland. Fedorchak won two first-place awards. The highest award in the Pastel, People and Animals competition was for “Ginger” while “Pond and Pines” took first place […]

Rainbow MWD adds casing installation to Highway 76 work

Rainbow Municipal Water District and the California Department of Transportation have been working together to coordinate the relocation of the Rainbow water and sewer lines which must be moved to accommodate the State Route 76 widening. The collaboration will now include the installation of four 36-inch casings perpendicular to the highway which will allow for […]

The magical, changeable nature of hydrangeas

The magical, changeable nature of hydrangeas

Eye-catching, exquisite, and delicate, yet robust, are some of the descriptive words that come to mind whenever I see a flowering hydrangea shrub. These beauties are easy to spot in many Fallbrook landscapes. One of the first things I came to admire about these plants, as a child, were the intriguing hues of their flowers […]

Maintaining bird feeders and bird baths essential to avian health

FALLBROOK – Bird watching is a pastime enjoyed by many Fallbrook residents of all ages. While some people trek into the open space preserves to see their favorite birds, Fallbrook homeowners can take steps to entice these fascinating and feathered friends right to their backyards. Homeowners who want to attract birds to their properties can […]

Are lush, green lawns now history?

Are lush, green lawns now history?

FALLBROOK – For the past few years, California has reached a severe water shortage situation that has not been seen for many decades. With Governor Jerry Brown enforcing domestic water usage restrictions back in April, homeowners have been scrambling to reduce the amount of water used across the household. For those with yards, one of […]

Tips to keep a pool safe for summer fun

Tips to keep a pool safe for summer fun

FALLBROOK – Temperatures have soared; summer has definitely arrived. And that means it’s time to hit the swimming pool! But before jumping in, here are a few tips to help make sure a pool is safe for everyone using it. San Diego County’s Department of Environmental Health inspects about 4,000 public swimming pools and spas […]

Fallbrook Garden Club Installs Officers

Fallbrook Garden Club Installs Officers

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club recently installed new board members for the 2015-2016 seasons. The swearing in of officers was presided over by George Speer, Palomar District director. Fallbrook Garden Club was founded in 1931 and is a charter member of California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI) and is one of over 300 garden clubs and associate plant societies […]

Fallbrook Garden Club brings home awards

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Garden Club brought home several awards from the recent convention of California Garden Clubs, Inc. Kathleen McInally was named ‘Youth Leader of the Year’ by the California Garden Clubs. The award is given to the youth leader who has demonstrated the most ingenuity and dedication in working with youth groups. For the […]

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