The Burn Institute wants residents to be prepared for a wildfire

SAN DIEGO – The Jennings Fire in East County July 11 was a grim reminder that a wildfire can strike at any moment. With extremely high temperatures and ample amounts of dry brush, the San Diego area is at a heightened risk. The Burn Institute urges San Diego County residents to stop, think, prepare and […]

The basics of kitchen cabinet refacing

The basics of kitchen cabinet refacing

FALLBROOK – Homeowners who want to give their kitchens a brand-new look without the expense or the hassle of a full-scale renovation often gravitate toward kitchen cabinet refacing. Cabinet refacing is less expensive and more eco-friendly than a full replacement of existing cabinets, and experts estimate refacing costs roughly two-thirds less than a complete cabinet […]

CCL Contracting to replace Fallbrook Public Utility District sewer between North Brandon Road and East Alvarado Street

CCL Contracting was the successful bidder to replace Fallbrook Public Utility District sewer line sections on North Brandon Road and East Alvarado Street. The FUPD board in a 5-0 vote May 22 approved a $1,379,000 contract with the Escondido-based company to replace the deficient sections of the sewer line. “That’s going to be a major […]

How I care for hot summer roses

As unpredictable as the weather has been lately, one thing we can plan historically is periods of intense heat in coming months. We had some samplings in recent weeks. We experienced temps in 90s-100s in June. As summer brings drier, hotter temps, roses will struggle to maintain hydration. It seems to me there has been […]

Volunteers landscape future Fallbrook home of injured Marine

Volunteers landscape future Fallbrook home of injured Marine

FALLBROOK – Responding to a Volunteer Day invitation from the national nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), nearly 100 people turned out June 24 to help landscape Marine Private First Class Isaac Blunt’s future specially-adapted custom home in Fallbrook. The VFW hosted breakfast (and also helped with the landscaping) and shuttle buses transported volunteers […]

Ten tips to make outdoor parties unforgettable

Ten tips to make outdoor parties unforgettable

Family Features Special to Village News Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling lights to patterned tablecloths, every detail counts when it comes to impressing family and friends. It may feel like a lot […]

Tools of the home renovator’s trade

Home renovation projects can be both exciting and tricky. Do-it-yourselfers are inspired by designs showcased in magazines, websites and their own communities. When DIY enthusiasts see a design they like, it’s understandable that they may want to emulate these looks at home. Remodeling is one of the larger DIY undertakings, and it goes beyond simple […]

Aedes mosquito causes 41.4 percent vector control assessment increase

The presence of the Aedes mosquito which transmits Zika and other viruses will cause the county’s vector control benefit assessment to increase by 41.4 percent over the Fiscal Year 2016-17 rate. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who serve as the board of the county’s Vector Control District, voted 5-0 June 21 to increase […]

Burn Institute urges residents to prepare before a home fire strikes

SAN DIEGO – National safety statistics show that in 2015 there were 365,500 home fires resulting in 2,650 deaths and $7 billion in property damages. To protect lives and property, the Burn Institute urges residents to prepare for a home fire before it strikes. One of the best ways to improve the chances of surviving […]

Top 10 tips suggested for WaterSmart living this summer

SAN DIEGO – With warm weather continuing after the official start of summer Wednesday, June 22, the San Diego County Water Authority is reminding residents of simple steps for saving water during the hottest, driest months of the year. The region has a highly reliable water supply going into the peak water-use season, thanks to […]

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