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Keep a home safe while away on trips

If a resident is lucky enough to be a snowbird who travels with the seasons or if they have an extended trip coming up, they're probably thinking about how to best protect their... — Updated 10/19/2018

 

Keeping Temecula Clean event seeks volunteers

TEMECULA ─ Temecula’s Mayor Matt Rahn invited citizens to engage in a community clean up event, Keeping Temecula Clean, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Volunteers will work in teams to assist with clearing area waterways... — Updated 10/19/2018

 

Design a more functional pantry

TEMECULA – Many homeowners wish they had more storage space, and kitchens are one area where people seemingly can always use more storage. Despite a desire for more kitchen... — Updated 10/19/2018

 

Cannabis grower offers an inside glimpse to medical marijuana grow

There is a lot of controversy when the word "cannabis," or "marijuana" is mentioned, even in passing. According to trends on social media, it appears that people approve highly, or... — Updated 10/12/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

WMWD celebrates Water Professionals Appreciation Week and recent achievements

Western Municipal Water District is honoring its employees and showcasing careers in the water industry Oct. 6-14, kicking off Water Professionals Week with board adoption of a... — Updated 10/12/2018

 

Citrus Research Board seeks new president

VISALIA – The Citrus Research Board has launched a nationwide search for a new president for the organization and a search committee is being formed. “This year marks the Citrus Research Board’s 50th anniversary,... — Updated 10/12/2018

 
 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

More than 350 Valle Vista residents take advantage of free large item pickup day

More than 350 Valle Vista residents bearing car loads, truck loads and trailers filled with large cast-off items pulled into the Valle Vista Assembly of God parking lot Saturday,... — Updated 10/5/2018

 

Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Residents who are interested in helping the environment or who like to compost or recycle can become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and help others become better... — Updated 10/5/2018

 

Temecula hosts Citywide Clean-Up

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula and CR&R will hold a Citywide Clean-up for Temecula residents to dispose of household waste and large miscellaneous debris Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chaparral High School, 27215... — Updated 10/5/2018

 

Rose Care FUNdamentals for October 2018

Looks like the valley is back to a period of more normal temperature for this time of year, but Santa Ana winds could show up anytime now. Gardeners should make sure to check their... — Updated 10/5/2018

 

Rancho California Water District awarded $44,000 to provide additional data to customers

TEMECULA – Rancho California Water District has been awarded $44,000 in federal funding assistance for completing an upgrade to its MyWaterTracker tool. Designed to provide the district’s customers with more frequent access to... — Updated 10/5/2018

 

A guide to safely remove fallen leaves

TEMECULA – Raking leaves is a chore many people immediately associate with autumn. Even though raking seems like a simple activity, it's still possible to be injured while... — Updated 9/28/2018

 

Warm up on a chilly autumn evening with a stone fire pit

One of the great things about fire pits is that they can be enjoyed all year long, but there is something about the fall season that adds a spark to the idea of sitting around one.... — Updated 9/28/2018

 

Not your parent's fireplace; October is National Fireplace Month

TEMECULA – Contemporary, see-through fireplaces that warm multiple rooms. Prefabricated gas fireplaces that mount directly to the wall. Electric fireplaces that look realistic... — Updated 9/28/2018

 

Learn the signs when it is time for new windows

TEMECULA – Windows help regulate the temperature in a home, let in natural light and keep insects, weather and outdoor elements outside where they belong. The right windows also... — Updated 9/28/2018

 

Essentials for a day spa bathroom

TEMECULA – Relaxing at a spa each week may be a luxury reserved for celebrities and socialites. For many people, a day spa is a treat enjoyed on special occasions or while on... — Updated 9/21/2018

 

Quick ways to freshen up a home for fall

As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they're confined indoors; however, fitting all that work into a busy... — Updated 9/21/2018

 

Autumn is a prime time to tend lawns and gardens

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 9/21/2018

 

Expand living spaces with clever ideas

TEMECULA – Homeowners looking to add more space to their homes do not necessarily need to make major renovations. They simply have to see the possibilities in outdoor living... — Updated 9/21/2018

 

Use a handy guide to start a home remodel

Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting their hands dirt... — Updated 9/14/2018

 

Weather prompts change in pruning plans

As I look back over my previous articles I noticed that since 2013 there is what I suggest is a new normal of high temperatures for August and September. The average day to night temperatures in the first 25 days of August were hig... — Updated 9/13/2018

 

Caring for kitchen countertops

TEMECULA – Kitchen remodels are a popular home improvement project that help homeowners recoup large percentages of their initial investments at resale. A kitchen remodel can... — Updated 9/14/2018

 

EMWD warns consumers of water quality testing scams

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District encouraged its customers to be aware of potential scams from companies promoting water quality testing or selling unnecessary water treatment systems. Private companies often leave door h... — Updated 9/14/2018

 

Watch out for these homeowner mistakes

Few things in life are as stressful as buying a home. That is, until something goes wrong with it. The real work of owning a house often begins after moving in, but new homeowners c... — Updated 9/7/2018

 

Clean indoor air can help reduce asthma attacks

TEMECULA – According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25 million Americans, including roughly 7 million children, have asthma. Those numbers have... — Updated 9/7/2018

 

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