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Places known for their barbecue

TEMECULA – Barbecue is both a way to prepare food and a style of food. The traditional purist definition of barbecue is meat that is smoked and cooked slowly over wood or... — Updated 6/21/2019


County to continue enforcing quarantine to prevent spread of citrus disease

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off Tuesday, June 11, on a new contract with the state for ongoing use of Riverside County Office of Agriculture staff to handle the enforcement of regulations intended to contain... — Updated 6/21/2019


Board backs off immediate prohibition on hemp production

Riverside County supervisors split on whether to renew an immediate ban on cultivation of the marijuana derivative hemp in unincorporated communities, causing the measure to fall short of the votes needed for implementation,... — Updated 6/21/2019


MEGA Summer aims to mobilize Californians in energy savings program

SAN FRANCISCO – OhmConnect, a leading clean energy company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has announced the start of their second annual MEGA Summer program. With California’s increasingly hot summers and people’s... — Updated 6/13/2019


Board backs off immediate prohibition on hemp production

Riverside County supervisors split on whether to renew an immediate ban on cultivation of the marijuana derivative hemp in unincorporated communities, causing the measure to fall short of the votes needed for implementation,... — Updated 6/13/2019


Rose Care FUNdamentals for June 2019

"Gardeners must become water-wise and learn as many ways as possible to use water efficiently. Some water districts may still have restrictions on how and when water can be used... — Updated 6/13/2019


Plan for a home remodel

Homeowners who are remodeling their home could be thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, but planning and setting realistic expectations are... — Updated 6/7/2019


What to ask before renting a summer property

TEMECULA – A home away from home can be the ideal retreat for couples, individuals and families. Quite often people reserve the same properties year after year to serve as a vacat... — Updated 6/7/2019


Grill and smoke using wood chips

TEMECULA – Grillmasters and people who smoke foods at home often look for new ways to produce delicious meals. Experimenting with rubs and marinades is one way to do it, as is... — Updated 6/7/2019


UC ANR research to determine future climate change impacts today

IRVINE – Scientific evidence of a warming climate in California and across the globe is clear, but the impacts on ecosystems and agriculture are still difficult to predict. Sophisticated computer models are used to forecast... — Updated 6/7/2019


What's in your garden?

Today is the day to be domestic and to practice my farm-to-table mantra. I need to create something with loquats. You know, those luscious yellow-orange fruit clusters with beautifu... — Updated 6/7/2019


Rose Care FUNdamentals for May 2019

Residents may have noticed the effect of climate change again this year. As I speak with other rose gardeners, I learn that all are finding it more difficult to predict what to do and when as they have in past years. The timing... — Updated 5/24/2019


EVMWD helps to preserve local bees

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District is implementing a Bee Keeper First program to help protect local bee populations while ensuring safety within the community through relocating bees found in water meter... — Updated 5/24/2019


NFPA offers tips for safe grilling this Memorial Day and beyond

TEMECULA – Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend includes many celebrations featuring cookouts and barbecues. As the holiday and warmer months approach, the National Fire Protection... — Updated 5/24/2019


Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment? Enjoy composting or recycling? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and help the earth by helping others become better recyclers... — Updated 5/24/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Controversy heats up over eradication of Virulent Newcastle disease

Bird owners in the region are angry with California state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones, the California Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the... — Updated 5/16/2019


Pechanga hosts free, community yoga day benefiting veterans with PTSD

From child's pose to mantras, yoga and meditation promote healthfulness and mindfulness in a myriad ways. Pechanga Resort Casino will host a free community yoga and meditation day... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story


Our Garden Gate

My life has been dedicated to the natural world and the caring of flora and fauna throughout California, but what I see being done to trees today really concerns me and it is a sham... — Updated 5/10/2019


Defining hardscape and how to use it

TEMECULA – Curb appeal is beneficial in various ways. Curb appeal can make a home more attractive to prospective buyers and give existing homeowners a place they want to come... — Updated 5/10/2019


EVMWD's communication efforts recognized by statewide association

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District was recently recognized with two statewide honors at the 2019 California Association of Public Information Officials'... — Updated 5/10/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation teaches youth about nature

Thousands of years ago Luiseño Indians ground the acorns from the Engelmann Oaks atop what is now known as the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. The Catholic missionaries gave the plateau its namesake, most likely in honor of... — Updated 5/3/2019


Our Garden Gate

The Crown of Thorns, euphorbia milii, is a unique and ever-blooming plant that can brighten any garden setting throughout the year in a wide palette of flower colors. The unique... — Updated 5/9/2019


Temecula sponsors citywide cleanup event

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula and CR&R will hold a citywide cleanup for Temecula residents Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Chaparral High School, 27215 Nicolas Road, in Temecula to dispose of household waste and... — Updated 5/9/2019


Menifee property owners required to remove weeds, excess vegetation posing fire risk

MENIFEE – In preparation for fire season, the city of Menifee is asking property owners, especially those of vacant lots, to remove wild brush, weeds and any junk, trash or debris located on the property. The process of... — Updated 5/9/2019


Create an edible bouquet at the Temecula library, May 13

TEMECULA ─ Like cookies or flowers? Teens can combine these two items and make an edible bouquet, Monday, May 13, from 7-8 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, in Temecula. Cover cookies in... — Updated 5/9/2019


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