How to transform a fixer-upper

How to transform a fixer-upper

FALLBROOK  – The real estate market will always have its ups and downs, but real estate is an oft-profitable investment. Real estate investors do their investing for various reasons. Some see a house as a place to hang their hats for years and years, while others look at properties as nothing more than investments. Buying […]

How to recognize water damage in a home

How to recognize water damage in a home

FALLBROOK – Homes are potentially susceptible to a host of problems. While unforeseen problems can prove costly, homeowners who keep attentive eyes on their homes can oftentimes discover small problems before they escalate. Water damage is a potentially costly problem that can afflict any home. Old homes tend to be most susceptible to water damage, […]

No change in county’s vector control benefit assessment

The county’s vector control benefit assessment will remain at the same level as it was during Fiscal Year 2015-16. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who serve as the board of the county’s Vector Control District, voted 4-0 June 22 with Greg Cox in Sacramento to maintain the annual assessment of $5.00 per equivalent […]

San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program now has website

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program, a grant-funded partnership created by the San Diego County Water Authority, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the Surfrider Foundation, the California American Water Company and the Association of Compost Producers, now has a website to help the region’s residents easily find […]

Help national forests, join the Arbor Day Foundation in July

Help national forests, join the Arbor Day Foundation in July

LINCOLN – Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that […]

Mosquitofish, the mosquito’s worst nightmare

Mosquitofish, the mosquito’s worst nightmare

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office They just might be a mosquito’s worst nightmare, which means they could also be a dream come true for lots of San Diego County residents. Gambusia affinis. They’re more commonly known as mosquitofish. They’re tiny. They’re ravenous. They can gobble up mosquito larvae as fast as mosquitoes […]

Bird club to learn about button quail

VISTA – The bird club, North County Aviculturists, will meet Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m. The program will be “All About Button Quail from Egg to Adult”. The speakers are Demi Hungerford and Rosanne Berg. The group of pet bird owners and breeders meet at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista. Admission is […]

Easy home upgrades add style, function to interior, exterior spaces

Easy home upgrades add style, function to interior, exterior spaces

FALLBROOK – Whether you recently purchased a new house and are looking for ways to add your own style and personal touches or are looking to upgrade your longstanding home, it’s essential to add style and function when completing any home improvement project. From adding light and ventilation to updating your home’s safety, closets, facade […]

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