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 By Suetta Stipati    Lifestyles 

Use boulders in home landscape projects for dramatic impact

Boulders create a dramatic impact in any landscape. They can be used functionally to divert foot and vehicle traffic or simply as the focal point in gardens or waterfalls. A boulder... — Updated 8/16/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles 

FPUD and Wildlands in escrow on Santa Margarita property

The Fallbrook Public Utility District and The Wildlands Conservancy are in escrow over a sale agreement for the Fallbrook Public Utility District’s Santa Margarita property. A 4-1 FPUD board vote, April 30, with Charley Wolk... — Updated 8/16/2018


Know how to care for plants in the heat of the summer

It's no secret that the summer weather is particularly taxing this year. Around town, air conditioners break, ice cream shops thrive and the Costco freezer section is full of... — Updated 8/16/2018


Cities in California inland areas must make street tree changes to adapt to future climate

TEMECULA – Many common street trees now growing in the interior of California are unlikely to persist in the warmer climate expected in 2099, according to research published in the July 2018 issue of the journal Urban Forestry... — Updated 8/10/2018


Let roses continue their summer dormancy

Summer is certainly upon us – and based on past experience, it’s only going to get hotter before it gets cooler. I didn’t need to tell you that at the beginning of August, did I? Since high summer temperatures and less-than-i... — Updated 8/10/2018


Grant will help Riverside County's cool centers as officials grapple with heat-related deaths

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County’s cool center program has received a boost at a time when heat-related deaths in the region have spiked. Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside County – part of Riverside Unified Health... — Updated 8/9/2018


Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment? Like to compost or recycle? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and help the earth by helping others become better recyclers... — Updated 8/2/2018


Defining hardscapes can shape home landscapes

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 8/2/2018


Autumn is an ideal time to get into the garden

TEMECULA – Autumn is gardening season. That statement may not seem right to those who think of the spring as the peak time to care for lawns and gardens; however, autumn is an... — Updated 8/2/2018


Turf removal incentive now available

RIVERSIDE – Customers of Western Municipal Water District are now eligible to participate in a rebate program that encourages sustainable landscape transformation. Residential customers are eligible for up to $2 per square foot... — Updated 8/2/2018


Retirees can learn to downsize

TEMECULA – Aging men and women often take inventory of their lives in an effort to focus on activities or lifestyle changes that can ensure happy retirements. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows there are some 76 million baby... — Updated 8/1/2018


County residents to pay overdue rubbish collection fees with property taxes

RIVERSIDE — Riverside County supervisors authorized special assessments totaling $2.68 million to be imposed on thousands of county residents' property tax bills for unpaid trash collection fees. The 5-0 vote July 17, followed a... — Updated 7/27/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

DeClerk, Uys, Shallow win fair homemade wine contest classes

Temecula winemakers Brian DeClerk, Dirk Uys and Jacquie Shallow all won first place category awards in the San Diego County Fair's homemade wine contest. DeClerk took first place both in the Barbera class and in the Sauvignon... — Updated 7/26/2018


EMWD receives grant funding from Bureau of Reclamation

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was recently awarded $750,000 in grant funding from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for the construction of a large diameter raw water pipeline in the San Jacinto Valley... — Updated 7/25/2018


Firefighters share safety tips for 2018 fire season

Everyone has seen the public service announcements, read the notices and heard the radio spots regarding "defensible space," the area between the home and a potential fiery disaster... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Hemet Community Pantry sports a new look

It was a new day and a new look for Hemet Community Pantry Thursday, July 12, thanks to Hemet's Home Depot and teams of volunteers who worked to completely landscape the Pantry grou... — Updated 7/18/2018


California Poison Control warns residents that Poison Oak is abundant now

SAN FRANCISCO – California Poison Control System reminds residents in states with poison oak (primarily west coast and southern states) that with warm weather expected through... — Updated 7/18/2018


Carlson given Best of Division honors for two Home and Hobby entries at SD County Fair

Hemet's Barbie Carlson took a llama and an alpaca to the San Diego County Fair for the livestock breed competition and also used wool from her animals in the fair's Home and Hobby... — Updated 7/18/2018


GreenCare for Troops is ready to assist military families with free landscape and lawn care services

Cleveland, Ohio – A well-taken care of lawn and yard provides the helping hand needed in a time of stress and uncertainty when a valuable member of your family is deployed serving the country. It also provides vital green space... — Updated 7/13/2018


Virulent Newcastle disease detected in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – A confirmed case of virulent Newcastle disease was found in northwest Riverside County, June 30. The disease affects birds and can cause serious illness or death in an... — Updated 7/13/2018


State awards $7 million for organics recycling in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery will award two companies that operate waste processing facilities in Riverside County a combined $7 million for recycling programs intended to reduce... — Updated 7/12/2018


Electronics may have surprising effects on health

TEMECULA – According to the latest annual visual networking index forecast from Cisco, there will be four networked devices and connections per person across the globe by 2021.... — Updated 7/18/2018


Hire a landscape professional

When thinking about landscaping, it may feel a bit overwhelming for homeowners and business owners. Taking on a landscaping project can be difficult without professional help.... — Updated 7/12/2018


County crop report goes high-tech with app about local agriculture

RIVERSIDE – Who’s growing wine grapes in Riverside County? How have crop values changed over five years? And did county fish farmers actually raise $3.6 million worth of tilapia in 2017? An innovative, online version of the... — Updated 7/18/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

McGregor wins Best of Division in SD County Fair's baked goods contest

Murrieta's Kathy McGregor won the Best of Division award for the Gluten Free division in the San Diego County Fair's Baked Goods and Decorated Foods competition. The gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with pecans and butter also... — Updated 7/18/2018


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