Shade-tolerant plants help to complete landscapes

FALLBROOK – Plants need sunlight to thrive and grow, but some need less sunlight than others. People who find their landscapes are less supportive to sun-loving plants can choose from a variety of shade-tolerant plants, shrubs and trees. Shade tolerance refers to a plant’s ability to withstand low levels of light. Certain plants have adapted […]

Nominations are open for FBA landscape awards

Nominations are open for FBA landscape awards

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Fallbrook 2017 Outstanding Landscape Awards. The program, established in 2008, is designed to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations that contribute to community pride through excellence in landscaping, beautification, and continued property maintenance. For the […]

Garden club’s birthday festivities include hat contest and tower garden

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club will celebrate its 86th birthday at its meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at the Fallbrook Community Center located at 341 Heald Lane. The social time will begin at 12:30 p.m. with birthday cake and ice cream sundaes. Members are requested to bring toppings for the ice cream for this celebration. There will […]

Hatfeld to speak at the Palomar Orchid Society

SAN MARCOS – Nationally prominent orchid grower, hybridizer, orchid judge and lecturer George Hatfield will address the Palomar Orchid Society (POS) membership on pendulous cymbidiums at their monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., at The Pavilion at The Lodge in Lake San Marcos. Visitors are welcome. George Hatfield is the current president of […]

Add color to the kitchen

Add color to the kitchen

Family Features Special to Village News While the kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, it is also one of the most important rooms when it comes to renovations. An upgraded, vibrant kitchen that incorporates elements of personal style can make the room more attractive while increasing the home’s overall value. An easy […]

Rainbow MWD approves purchase of 1.36 acres for lift station

The Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) has approved the purchase of 1.36 acres for what is expected to be a site for a district lift station. The 5-0 Rainbow board vote Feb. 28 approves the purchase of the land from Lashanko Family 2001 Trust for $740,000. The land is on Thoroughbred Lane adjacent to Bonsall […]

Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

By Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office SAN DIEGO – If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great. Your barrel is full, you’re conserving water, and you’re watering your garden naturally. And, you’re growing mosquitoes. Rain barrels are awesome, but if yours doesn’t have protective screening, your rain barrel […]

How to keep rose bushes healthy and growing

As of this writing, El Niño has been fading and La Niña has been building, and to our surprise, aiming multiple “atmospheric rain rivers” right at California. I’m beginning to think that normal climate may be the abnormal. In less than five months, rains have all but ended our five-year drought. Be prepared for a […]

County to replace McDonald Road culvert, line Reche Road culvert

The successful bidder for a construction contract to repair and replace up to 40 culverts in unincorporated San Diego County will be replacing a culvert on McDonald Road and lining a culvert on Reche Road. The San Diego Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Feb. 15 with Ron Roberts in Washington, DC, to authorize the advertisement […]

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 […]