Metropolitan Water District authorizes assessments, monitoring system upgrades for Lake Mathews and Lake Skinner

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be undertaking comprehensive assessments of the spillways and dam structures at Lake Mathews and Lake Skinner along with preliminary design of upgrades to the dam monitoring systems at both lakes. The MWD board vote, Dec. 12, also approved an agreement with AECOM, an international design firm, for […]

Mattocks discusses Manzanita Ranch on ‘She’s Gone Country’ radio show

Mattocks discusses Manzanita Ranch on ‘She’s Gone Country’ radio show

During the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, the “She’s Gone Country” radio show, hosted by Becky and Vicki Christensen, was broadcast from the Cowboy Marketplace gift exposition at the Mandalay Bay. T he Dec. 11 show featured military rodeo and included an interview with retired Camp Pendleton Marine and current Menifee resident Lynn Mattocks, […]

Former local players, now in college, return to play in Holiday Bowl

Former local players, now in college, return to play in Holiday Bowl

Heritage High School graduate Jamal Morrow, Chaparral graduate Darrien Molton, and Vista Murrieta graduate Greg Hoyd III played in college football’s San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl which was contested Thursday, Dec. 28, at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. Morrow, Molton, and Hoyd all played for Washington State University, which lost the 42-17 game […]

Riddle buys Dale Chavez headstall with $150 bid at Cowboy Reunion auction

Riddle buys Dale Chavez headstall with $150 bid at Cowboy Reunion auction

Temecula saddle maker Dale Chavez donated a headstall to the Cowboy Reunion auction which sold for $150, Dec. 16. “He’s been a good supporter of ours, and these are first class,” auctioneer Jesse Franks said. Former National Finals Rodeo bareback rider Rusty Riddle had the winning bid for the headstall at the live auction which […]

RWQCB modifies permit for Santa Rosa Water Reclamation Facility

The Regional Water Quality Control Board approved a modification of the master recycling permit for the Santa Rosa Water Reclamation Facility. The Dec. 13 decision now recognizes the Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority as the party responsible for the waste discharge requirement order. The Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority includes the Rancho California Water District, […]

Local ownership makes the difference between Fallbrook newspaper and Chargers football team

In December the National Football League’s Chargers football team will be concluding their first season since leaving San Diego for Los Angeles. On Dec. 18, the Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News will be celebrating 20 years as Fallbrook’s community weekly paper. The contrast demonstrates the commitment local ownership has in maintaining a local asset. Fallbrook’s previous weekly […]

Two county flood control easements vacated and declared surplus

The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has vacated two flood control easements and declared the land to be surplus. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is also the board of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and Nov. 14, the board voted 5-0 twice to approve the easement vacations […]

Metropolitan Water District approves repair of Lake Mathews’ forebay lining and outlet tower

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved the repair of the forebay lining and outlet tower at Lake Mathews. The Nov. 14 MWD board vote awarded a $3,248,000 contract to J.F. Shea Construction for the work while appropriating $4,570,000 for the project. The board action also found the project categorically exempt from California Environmental […]

Rainbow Water District allows meter size reductions

The update of the Rainbow Water District capacity charges included allowing for smaller meters. The Rainbow board voted 4-0, with Hayden Hamilton absent, July 27, to approve the revisions in the district’s capacity fee ordinance which also changes the wastewater capacity fee variable for single-family homes from number of bedrooms to square footage of the […]

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