What can a housing provider ask you about your disability?

Once you have asked your housing provider for a reasonable accommodation based on your disability, what kind of verification can the housing provider ask of you, if any? The Joint Statement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice provides clarification. If the disability and the need for the reasonable […]

No-cost chipping service is available to reduce fire risk

No-cost chipping service is available to reduce fire risk

FALLBROOK – The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is offering a free chipping service to property owners in the Fallbrook area who, after preparing their defensible space, have piles of brush that are still a fire risk. To schedule the chipping service go to www.firesafesdcounty.org, click on tab labeled “Programs”, “No Cost Chipping”, […]

Hawk tests positive for West Nile virus; protect against mosquitoes

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office A dead red-tailed hawk found in Valley Center has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first detection of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease in 2017 in San Diego County. San Diego County environmental health officials immediately reminded people they should protect themselves from mosquitoes and follow […]

Bird club to meet March 4 in Vista

VISTA – The North County Aviculturists (pet bird owners and breeders) will meet Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus Ave. Members will share their ideas and answer questions in a round table discussion. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free. For more information, visit ncabirdclub.com.

Rainbow outsources Oak Crest Estates wastewater treatment to WQS

The Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) will now contract with Water Quality Specialists (WQS) to treat wastewater generated by the Oak Crest Estates mobile home park. The decision to fill the Rainbow board’s vacant Division 3 seat was deferred to the district’s Feb. 28 board meeting since one of the candidates was unable to attend, […]

FBA begins work on South Mission median landscaping

FBA begins work on South Mission median landscaping

FALLBROOK – While Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) members will miss seeing fellow volunteer Pat McDougal tending to the South Mission medians, after nine years of service, it was time for her to move on. Her hard work will be remembered as it set the bar for all future efforts. The FBA is, however, proud to report […]

FPUD awards emergency generator contract for Donnil Pump Station

NEWest Construction has been given a construction contract which will allow the addition of an emergency generator at the Fallbrook Public Utility District’s (FPUD) Donnil Pump Station in De Luz. FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Jan. 23 to award the $139,900 contract to NEWest Construction contingent upon the San Diego company meeting all of FPUD’s bonding, […]

Keep fire safety in mind when remodeling home

Keep fire safety in mind when remodeling home

Scott McGillivray Special to the Village News Although millions of homes are remodeled in America each year, it’s surprising that few homeowners realize the importance of remodeling with fire safety in mind. While smoke alarms and fire extinguishers are foremost in one’s mind, do you know how you can improve passive fire protection in your […]

New app helps public report potholes, smog, overcharges, more

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office You’re driving down a county road and you see a pothole, a flooded culvert, or a damaged street sign. Or you’ve been overcharged by a faulty price-scanner, see a business pumping out smog, notice a building slimed with graffiti or an abandoned junker car sitting at the […]

Pitch in and save money on remodeling

Pitch in and save money on remodeling

FALLBROOK – Home improvement projects can be expensive. While the size and complexity of a project will affect how expensive the project is, homeowners can expect to shell out a pretty penny when they renovate or remodel areas of their home. According to HomeAdvisor, an online resource for homeowners looking to connect with home improvement, […]

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