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 By Frank Brines    Lifestyles 

Rose Care FUNdamentals for February 2019

Nature lies fallow in winter in preparation for the new year. All life needs rest in order to grow with greater strength. Winter is the time of withdrawal that precedes renewal. But now it’s time to take a few simple steps to... — Updated 2/15/2019


Put a healthy twist on your favorite foods

Whether it's a simple date night at home or a weeknight meal for the entire family, finding inter-culinary balance between everyone at the table can sometimes be difficult. When at... — Updated 2/15/2019


Complete these winter home repair hacks

Even if a homeowner is not terribly handy, there are many simple household repairs that they can easily do at home to avoid unnecessary time and expense. It is especially true in... — Updated 2/15/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles 

Virulent Newcastle disease hits Riverside County chickens

Many residents in southwest Riverside County delight in raising pet chickens and have successfully won efforts to raise them in residential areas, but another battle for the poultry pet owners and commercial chicken ranchers... — Updated 2/15/2019


The 'KonMari' method of tidying up takes local homes by storm

Everyone dreams of having a perfect home, but few people know where to start in the labor-intensive process of decluttering. It's difficult to know what may be useful later and... — Updated 2/15/2019


Grow in the home backyard orchard

It's the season for putting on a thinking cap and growing wholesome and healthy fruits and veggies for the coming season for the family and the community, right at home. With the... — Updated 2/8/2019


EVMWD schedules free spring landscape workshops

LAKE ELSINORE – For homeowners who are considering changing their landscape but don't know where to begin, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District is here to help with a free... — Updated 2/8/2019


Have an estate home considered for TVWC's Home Tour

TEMECULA – Live in Temecula’s wine country? Or the De Luz area? There is still room for homes to be part of the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club’s 35th annual Home Tour Nov. 16-17. Consideration is now being given to... — Updated 2/8/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Supervisors approve Menifee landfill remediation contract

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a contract award for the final cover and drainage remediation for the Menifee Landfill. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote Jan. 15 awards the contract to Southern California Grading Inc.... — Updated 2/8/2019


5 Steps for Game day party success

Whether you have been planning for months or you're inviting guests the day of, hosting a huge crowd on game day requires a bit more than RSVPs and a welcoming setting. Whether a... — Updated 1/31/2019


Erosion control for home-garden-ranch

The recent much needed rains came to a parched earth. I haven't seen such an early rainy season for many a year, and it is greatly appreciated by the flora and fauna. It will take... — Updated 1/31/2019


Prevent water damage in the home

Every home is vulnerable to leaks and flooding and dealing with water damage can be expensive and annoying. The good news is there are several easy ways to prevent problems.  Take... — Updated 1/31/2019


Get ready: Early spring landscaping tips

TEMECULA – During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, images of... — Updated 1/31/2019


Help prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, potentially deadly gas that can be produced by fuel-burning appliances. Stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and many other types of home... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Swollen shoot virus addressed at cacao genome workshop

The International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research has been held annually at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego since 1993 and has included a cacao genome session since 2009. The Jan. 13 cacao... — Updated 1/31/2019


Be prepared for earthquakes

TEMECULA – Those little shakes and rumbles that people hear or feel often fortunately are only momentarily frightening. Yet, most Californians know that that a major earthquake could happen at any time. Are they really prepared,... — Updated 1/24/2019


NFPA and State Farm announce start of funding award application period for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019

FALLBROOK – Reducing fuel for fires around vulnerable homes; meeting and talking with firefighters about community preparedness plans and helping seniors with home improvement projects to resist embers, all of these activities... — Updated 1/24/2019


How tree services can protect property

TEMECULA – Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially in regions of the world where winters are harsh. Most parts of the landscape are vulnerable to damage from... — Updated 1/24/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

MWD approves grant to Eastern MWD

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board approved a grant agreement which will provide up to $500,000 to the Eastern Municipal Water District for Eastern’s Purified Water Replenishment Brine Concentration... — Updated 1/24/2019


Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve plans volunteer fair

MURRIETA – Anyone with a love of the outdoors who also enjoys talking with people is invited by the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in the hills behind Murrieta to attend its second annual Volunteer Fair, Monday, Jan. 28, f... — Updated 1/17/2019


Northridge earthquake remembered

SACRAMENTO – This week marks the 25th anniversary of one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Jan. 17, 1994, in an urban... — Updated 1/17/2019


Warm centers provide respite from cold temperatures in Riverside County

TEMECULA – Now that winter has arrived and parts of Riverside County are experiencing freezing temperatures, residents and visitors have a place to escape the cold at dozens of warm centers across the county. In Temecula, Mary Ph... — Updated 1/17/2019


Create a healthy, winter-ready home

When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good residents will spend the majority of their days indoors. Before starting their hibernation, it's a good idea... — Updated 1/17/2019


Bring classic character to a kitchen

In today's stainless steel world filled with clean lines, sharp angles and sleek kitchen accessories, it may seem daunting to achieve the perfect antique style for a kitchen. While... — Updated 1/10/2019


Rose Care FUNdamentals for January 2019

There is no specific timeline for winter rose care, but there are general guidelines. For the area, spring pruning should be completed around mid-February. I will provide details on that major pruning in my February column. I will... — Updated 1/10/2019


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