Carlsbad’s seawater desalination plant marks one-year anniversary

CARLSBAD –  In its first year of operations, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to meet approximately 10 percent of the region’s demand. The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant quickly generated significant benefits by relieving pressure on imported water supplies, reducing […]

Supervisors approve Jackie Heyneman Park improvements

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Fallbrook Village Association for improvements at Jackie Heyneman Park, which is at South Mission Road and Beech Street. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote Dec. 14 approved the appropriation of $240,000 of Park Land Dedication Ordinance funding for the project, including an agreement to provide […]

Water feature design and maintenance

Water feature design and maintenance

FALLBROOK – Homeowners can employ many different design techniques to create one-of-a-kind properties. Adding a water feature to a landscape is one such technique. Water gardens, koi ponds or fountains have been home landscaping trends for the past several years. Although water features can add an element of relaxation to landscapes, such features require maintenance […]

Tips for outdoor entertaining during the winter

FALLBROOK – Outdoor entertaining has never been more popular. As more and more homeowners turn their homes into their own personal oases, extending the party outdoors has become a bigger priority. According to the American Home Furnishings Alliance’s (AHFA) 2015 Outdoor Furniture Trend Report, out-of-doors areas on a property are the favored venues for celebrations […]

Pet safety tips to keep the ho, ho, ho in holidays

Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office ‘Tis the season to dig out those boxes of decorations, blow the dust off of them and start hanging all those lights, stockings, tinsel, garland and everything else that puts you in the holiday spirit. Just make sure your pets don’t put a “bah, humbug” into your […]

SDG&E achieves clean energy milestone

SAN DIEGO – As of Nov. 30, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has connected more than 100,000 private rooftop solar systems to its reliable power grid. This milestone comes as the company reports in November it connected 1,942 residential customer rooftops. “Connecting 100,000 private solar rooftops is a clean energy milestone worth celebrating and signifies this community’s […]

Bonsall home features 23 trees

Bonsall home features 23 trees

Twenty-three Christmas trees. No, it’s not the title of the latest Christmas movie airing repeatedly on the Hallmark Channel, but rather the number of trees a Bonsall woman puts up in her home for the holidays. Sylvia Colton loves Christmas, which is why her house resembles the fanciest department store’s holiday window display. Decorative wreathes […]

Tips to prolong the life of a Christmas tree

Tips to prolong the life of a Christmas tree

FALLBROOK – Christmas trees are symbols of the holiday season and the spirit of giving that the season champions. Choosing and decorating a Christmas tree is a tradition for many families, and depending on the trees they choose, families may have some work to do to keep their trees glowing all season long. Artificial Christmas […]