Residents urged to keep Fallbrook beautiful

Many people move to Fallbrook – “out to the country” – because it is beautiful, but keeping it beautiful can be a problem. As Fallbrook’s population has grown, as well as the traffic flowing through it, the amount of trash littering sidewalks and roadways has also multiplied. Increased traffic in and out of Fallbrook has […]

Cal Fire launches new Ready for Wildfire app

SACRAMENTO – Being ready for wildfire has never been easier with CAL FIRE’s new Ready for Wildfire app. This new tool puts a whole library of step-by-step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space, hardening their homes with fire-resistant construction, assembling an emergency […]

Garden club garden tour is this Saturday

Garden club garden tour is this Saturday

This is one of seven unique gardens to be featured in the Fallbrook Garden Club Garden Tour this Saturday, April 29. The tour kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Fallbrook Historical Society on Rocky Crest. Tickets are available that day.

Mosquito season is back – county conducts first larvicide drop of 2017

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office The County of San Diego’s Vector Control Program dropped its first batch of larvicide of the year on 48 rivers, streams, ponds and other waterways to kill mosquito larvae April 19. Vector Control uses a helicopter to treat the waterways roughly once a month from April/May through […]

County to review trust fund for parks

During her State of the County address Board of Supervisors chair Dianne Jacob called for a sustainable endowment fund to provide a continuing source of revenue to operate and maintain new parks as well as existing ones. A preliminary proposal for maintenance options was approved March 22. The supervisors’ 4-1 vote, with Bill Horn opposed, […]

Residents of Fallbrook and Rainbow clean up

Residents of Fallbrook and Rainbow clean up

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) members and a host of other volunteers braved the early heat wave to clean approximately 18 miles of Fallbrook’s roadways and parks Saturday morning, April 22. Representatives from Fallbrook Land Conservancy, SkoolLive, Bonsall Adopt -A-Road and the Fallbrook Garden Club volunteered along with many conscientious community residents and families. […]

Avocado growing trial results in higher yields

Avocado growing trial results in higher yields

Growing avocados in California has become a risky business over the last several years with drought and the rising cost of water making it a less than profitable endeavor. A University of California avocado specialist and farm advisor, Dr. Gary Bender has been working on methods to help the avocado industry thrive again in San […]

Batali Ranch grows WorkAbility program

Batali Ranch grows WorkAbility program

FALLBROOK – The Batali Ranch Work program is dedicated to providing opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. It is a private-public partnership between Brent and Lenila Batali and the Fallbrook Union High School District as well as the local Care Rite Vocational Services Day Program. Sitting on a hilltop overlooking Bonsall, Batali Ranch is in […]

The right fertilizer for roses

The right fertilizer for roses

This year’s rain came in bursts and made it difficult to complete timely pruning. For many people, their pruning had to be spread out over an unusually long period. For you who were fortunate enough to get their roses pruned by mid-February, or even March, you are probably enjoying (or are about to enjoy) your […]

County considering outsourcing of Department of Animal Services functions

San Diego County will be evaluating the possibility of outsourcing some of its Department of Animal Services activities. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote March 14 authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to issue a request for interest to determine whether private or public entities are potentially […]