The keys to outfitting your first apartment on a budget

Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News Moving into a place of your own for the first time is a huge step. I remember my first post-college apartment move. It was nothing special, but it was mine. It came with a few new challenges, responsibilities and all sorts of opportunities. For the first time, I […]

Garden club to learn how to attract butterflies

Garden club to learn how to attract butterflies

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club will meet Tuesday, May 30, at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. Social time begins at 12:30 p.m. and the business meeting follows at 1 p.m. This month’s speaker will be Pat Pawlowski, who will speak on “How to Animate Your Garden by Attracting Butterflies.” Pawlowski is a […]

Metropolitan maintains call for voluntary water saving

LOS ANGELES – Poised to put more water in storage in 2017 than any year in history, Metropolitan Water District’s board of directors recently urged local agencies to continue water savings through voluntary conservation measures. A month after Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to the statewide drought emergency, Metropolitan’s board approved the voluntary approach […]

Eagle scout project benefits preserve

Eagle scout project benefits preserve

Greg Jameson from Troop 725 shows his certificate of appreciation from the Fallbrook Land Conservancy (FLC) for building and installing raptor perches at Karen Tucker Preserve at Heller’s Bend to complete his Eagle Scout project.

Fallbrook Garden Club’s Home Garden Tour impresses

Fallbrook Garden Club’s Home Garden Tour impresses

More than 325 people attended the Fallbrook Garden Club’s Home Garden Tour on April 29. Of the seven gardens viewed, two were 2016 Fallbrook Beautification Award winners. The garden types varied from drought tolerant to lush green landscapes and included garden art, plein air painters, a rainbow of succulents, rivers of rock, water falls and […]

Tips for safe tree planting

SAN DIEGO – Many people like to improve the environment by planting a tree. SDG&E reminds its customers and landscapers to plant the “Right Tree in the Right Place” and to practice safe digging by calling 8-1-1, a free service to identify area utility lines, before planting. “Healthy trees help clean the air we breathe, […]

State Water Board rescinds mandatory conservation standards

SACRAMENTO – On April 26, the State Water Resources Control Board rescinded the water supply “stress test” requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers while keeping in place the water use reporting requirements and prohibitions against wasteful practices. The action by State Water Board executive director Tom Howard was in response to Governor Brown’s […]

Spacing tasks out can make spring cleaning easier

FALLBROOK – Warmer days are here and what better way to spend them than cleaning? Although enjoying the great outdoors is probably high on many a to-do list come spring, by the end of winter, homes can probably do with a much-needed overhaul. Owners and renters can rely on temperate days to throw open the […]

Animal Services wrangles big backyard rattler

Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office It’s spring and it seems everyone is enjoying the sunshine, even snakes. A Rancho Peñasquitos couple found a red diamond rattler in their backyard recently and called County Animal Services for help. Animal Control Officer Joni Palumbo responded to the call. She’s handled snake calls before but […]

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