Rising temps roust rattlesnakes

Rising temps roust rattlesnakes

Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office As the weather heats up, San Diego County Animal Services said residents may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. “Due to our very temperate climate, […]

Five common mistakes to avoid when cleaning natural stone surfaces

Five common mistakes to avoid when cleaning natural stone surfaces

Stephanie Vozza Special to the Village News Natural stone surfaces are a wonderful investment that deserve and require proper care. If you make a mistake or overlook maintenance, you could risk damaging your beautiful material. While it’s true that natural stone is extremely durable and made to last, it is not indestructible. “There is a […]

Items to avoid when composting

Items to avoid when composting

FALLBROOK – Composting is an eco-friendly activity that can also save homeowners money on fertilizer and pesticides. Organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow, compost reduces the amount of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, reducing the amount of methane gas that such landfills produce. But the U.S. […]

Bird club to hold fundraising auction

VISTA – At its next meeting, North County Aviculturists, (for pet bird owners and breeders), will hold its first ever Birds and Supplies Auction which will include cages, perches, food dishes, toys, and much more. There may even be birds. The meeting is on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 […]

Supervisors appoint board for pest control district

Nicholas Bozick, Gregory Kamin, Laurie Kariya, Timothy Lyall and Warren Lyall comprise the initial board of the San Diego County Citrus Pest Control District. A 4-0 San Diego County board of supervisors vote May 3, with Bill Horn absent, approved the pest control district board members. “Now the work begins,” said Warren Lyall. The California […]

Salmonella is ‘no yolk’ when raising backyard chickens

Salmonella is ‘no yolk’ when raising backyard chickens

FALLBROOK – City dwellers and suburbanites have flown the coop, so to speak. A growing interest in raising chickens has enabled coops and nesting birds to spring up in neighborhoods one would not typically associate with chickens. Sometimes dubbed “urban homesteading” or “urban farming,” these homegrown operations enable people to enjoy fresh eggs from the […]

Different ways to showcase a diploma

TEMECULA – After all the pomp and circumstance of graduation festivities, graduates are left holding a highly symbolic piece of paper that has the potential to impact the rest of their lives. Graduates can exhibit pride in their academic accomplishments by prominently displaying their diplomas in their homes. Following are some ideas about how graduates […]

It’s time for summer rose care preparations

It’s time for summer rose care preparations

Gardeners must become water-wise and learn as much as possible ways to use water efficiently. Some districts may have restriction on how and when water can be used for outside use. We must vigilantly manage our water use. There are a few things we can do now to provide some relief for the rose in […]