Boy Scout builds kiosk for FLC

Boy Scout builds kiosk for FLC

Boy Scout Ethan Scott, from Troop 711, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fallbrook Land Conservancy for his work in building a kiosk for the future Gird Valley Preserve.

Warm weather to bring out more bugs

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Get ready for “buggy” spring – part two. You might be thinking that after weeks of unseasonably, unexpected, wintry cold weather around San Diego County we’ve seen the last of this spring’s increased numbers of insects. Maybe. But it’s more likely that the cold is just a […]

Ten tips to make sure the pool is safe

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Summer is just around the corner, which means the kids will soon be out of school, the temperatures will be rising and swimming pool season will be in full swing. Swimming pools are fun, but they can be dangerous too. If you have one in your yard, […]

Residents learn about butterfly gardens

Residents learn about butterfly gardens

FALLBROOK – Southern California Butterflies and Butterfly Gardens, a free residential workshop, was attended by about 70 local residents on May 20. Hosted by the Mission Resource Conservation District, Bethany Principe gave the introduction followed by a watershed presentation given by Tom Merriman of The Butterfly Farms in Encinitas. A dozen milkweed plants, which are favorable […]

Bird club will learn about fertility

VISTA – North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, will host Andrea Cabibi at its meeting on Saturday, June 3 at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus. The meeting, which is free, begins at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Cabibi will speak on “How to Influence Fertility and Sex Ratio”. While this […]

CWA approves Moosa Canyon erosion control project

The San Diego County Water Authority approved the Moosa Canyon erosion control project. The SDCWA board action April 27 also approved the project’s environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The project will protect the CWA’s Second Aqueduct by preventing stream bank erosion, preventing head cuts from moving upstream, and installing […]

Water Authority proposes 3.7 percent rate increases for 2018

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority recently announced that it will recommend increasing rates charged to its member agencies by 3.7 percent for both untreated and treated water in calendar year 2018, mostly because of higher rates and charges from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California. The proposed rate increases […]

Crowd-sourcing may bring transparency to medical charges

Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service In a recent column I reported on an effort in Ohio to bring price transparency to medical services. Ohio state representative Jim Butler had spearheaded passage of legislation that would require healthcare providers including doctors and hospitals to disclose prices for their services. The law was supposed to take […]

Weed abatement project helps veteran

Weed abatement project helps veteran

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook FireSafe Council (FFSC), in cooperation with the North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD), completed another very successful weed/fuel abatement project in Fallbrook on May 6. The property owner is a Marine veteran and also a “wounded warrior”. Volunteers from the US Marine Corps, Fallbrook High School, plus FFSC and NCFPD personnel participated […]