PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE The North County Fire Protection District is seeking qualified contractors to respond to the open bid process for vegetation management. Vegetation management includes clearing of brush, dead trees and mowing of grasses on vacant properties and around structures and along roadways. The program includes abatement of hazards when owners fail to bring their […]

Blood Donation Basics

Each year, millions of people give the gift of life by donating their blood at blood drives. Some do it without a second thought. But others may have not donated because the thought of giving up blood makes them queasy. If you are in the latter group, it may put you at ease if you […]

Kill the Coffee Habit for Good

The numerous coffee shops around cities and towns are proof that millions of people jump-start their day with a cup of coffee. Sure, its taste and smell delight the senses. But for the sake of your health, you should try to give it up, or at least reduce your intake, as coffee may do more […]

Smoothies Take Over as Growing Beverage Trend

Everyone loves to customize their food and beverages. Case in point: A few years ago, the only ways you could order your coffee were black or with cream. Today, coffee bars serve every flavor under the sun to meet the demand of individual tastes. Salad bars allow you to pick and choose favorite foods, while […]

What was the holiday buzz? Your hair stylist knows!

There aren’t many around town who get a better cross section of conversations than barbers and hair stylists. Many of us find our few minutes of quiet time in the chair suitable for discussing light subjects that seem totally insignificant. They are, but after a Christmas season of cutting hair for all types and ages […]

BBB cautions about tsunami relief appeals

Tragedies often bring out the best in people as strangers reach out to help others in need. However, disasters also will bring out a flurry of con artists without a conscience, according to the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB, San Diego’s largest county-wide business membership organization, is warning about phony charities that […]

Simple Exercises That Anyone Can Do

(MS) — Maybe you tell yourself you are too busy to work out. Perhaps you lack the motivation to hit the gym. Or maybe you think you are just too old to exercise. Those habits are doing you more harm than good. Exercise impacts your mental and physical well-being. It’s a key component of living […]

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