Marine Corps to work with EPA to improve water supply conditions

SAN DIEGO – The Marine Corps has agreed to bring two public water systems at Camp Pendleton into compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act as part of a consent order with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government agency announced Sept. 28. An EPA inspection three months ago found that the northern San Diego […]

County approves revised Murray Investment Company lease at airpark

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved a revised lease agreement for the land Murray Investment Company utilizes at Fallbrook Community Airpark. The previous lease agreement had called for the rent to be renegotiated to market rate effective Nov. 1. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote Sept. 13 increases the monthly rent from $420.81 to […]

Chamber hosting events around town

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming events include the following: Sept. 22 – Lunch Mob at Red Eye Saloon, noon Sept. 29 – Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pala Mesa Resort, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2 – First Monday Coffee at chamber office, 8:30 am Oct. 2 – Educational Seminar at Fallbrook Library, by SD County Tax Collector […]

Time extended to reimburse Granite Construction for state Route 76 improvements

Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the county’s agreement to reimburse Granite Construction for improvements to state Route 76. The board voted 5-0, Sept. 13, to extend the time for the county to reimburse Granite Construction by 25 years, and the agreement amendment also clarified […]

Model grand opening this month at Horse Creek Ridge

Model grand opening this month at Horse Creek Ridge

FALLBROOK – D.R. Horton is bringing an exciting new collection of family homes to Fallbrook. The 396-acre master-planned community of Horse Creek Ridge will be an amenity-rich residential destination where home is much more than a house. Interested homebuyers will have the opportunity to tour the community’s stylish model homes during the Model Grand Opening […]

Planning Commission approves Aldorado Drive wireless facility

Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The county’s Planning Commission approved a wireless telecommunication facility in the Gopher Canyon area. The Planning Commission’s 6-0 vote Sept. 8, with Doug Barnhart recusing himself because his family trust owns Verizon stock, allows Verizon to construct a false broadleaf tree 35 feet in height in the 1500 block of […]

Time extension granted for Barr Ranch

Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent A time extension for the Barr Ranch development has been granted. A preliminary decision to approve the time extension for the tentative map was made by county Department of Planning and Development Services Director Mark Wardlaw, Aug. 28. A Sept. 8 hearing of the county’s planning commission allowed a member […]

Real estate prices go up, while volume points to a softening market

Real estate prices go up, while volume points to a softening market

FALLBROOK – Home prices rose while other metrics revealed slowing real estate activity in two prime North San Diego County housing markets, Jerry Kalman, a real estate agent with HomeSmart Legends here, reported Sept. 6. “There was some heavy discounting, particularly among properties that languished on the market. About one-fourth of the 63 sales in […]

Boomers versus millennials creates housing shortage

Boomers versus millennials creates housing shortage

Michael Macari Special to the Village News With the aging of America comes word about a recent phenomenon in the housing market on which it’s worth shedding light. The same generation that oversaw the largest residential real estate expansion in history, the baby boomers, have become the baby “blockers.” They’re not letting millennials in to […]