Tickets now on sale for Santa Rosa Plateau’s annual garden tour

Tickets now on sale for Santa Rosa Plateau’s annual garden tour

MURRIETA – The “hills are alive” April 29 with the sights and sounds of nature’s music at the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation’s 14th annual Garden Tour and Garden Party, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring five beautiful and unique private gardens nestled in the Tenaja Valley area on the Santa Rosa Plateau, the tour […]

Rainbow approves asset appraisal report

The Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) approved an asset appraisal report of district-owned water and wastewater systems. The Rainbow board’s 5-0 vote Feb. 28 approved the appraisal report provided by Willdan Financial Services and directed district staff to provide additional information for review at a future board meeting. “This makes sure that the developers pay their accurate […]

Free recycling drop off for tires and appliances in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Residents from unincorporated communities in the North County can drop off old tires, appliances and scrap metal for free at Fallbrook Recycling & Transfer in Fallbrook on two days in April. Residents with waste tires and appliances can make an appointment at 1-877-R-1-EARTH (1-877-713-2784) or drop in. Appointments will be accepted between 8 a.m. and […]

Giant mosquito? Mosquito-eater? Nope, it’s a crane fly!

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office They look like giant mosquitoes, or daddy-longlegs with wings, and they fly like crazy bumper-car drivers, bouncing off walls, each other, ceilings and light sources. But they’re nothing to be afraid of, said Chris Conlan, the County’s supervising vector ecologist. They’re crane flies – also known as […]

Supervisors approve ag promotion program

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a new agriculture promotion program. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote March 15 adopted amendments to the county’s Zoning Ordinance which are part of the agriculture promotion program, certified the Environmental Impact Report while adopting a statement of overriding considerations, and amended the Mobility Element of the county’s general […]

San Diego leaders call on MWD to ‘Stop the Spending!’

SAN DIEGO – On March 22, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution in support of efforts by the San Diego County Water Authority to recover nearly $250 million in illegal charges imposed on local water users in recent years by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, and calling […]

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 […]