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Fire chief lifts burn ban countywide

A ban on open burning for agricultural operations and clearing excess foliage on residential properties, with some limitations, in portions of Riverside County was lifted because of the onset of cool, wet weather, Fire Department... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

Winter bald eagle counts return for 40th year

SAN BERNARDINO – One of the most popular organized wildlife watching activities on the San Bernardino National Forest is back, now in its 40th year. The annual winter bald eagle counts will be held over the next four months at... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

Rancho California Water District receives upgraded bond rating

TEMECULA – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rancho California Water District’s water revenue bond rating to “Aa1” and assigned a stable outlook. The water district also maintained their “AAA” rating with Standard... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

EVMWD recognizes board director Nancy Horton for 4 years of service

LAKE ELSINORE – The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District recognized Division 1 board member Nancy Horton for her four years of service and dedication at a recent board... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

Christmas trees, holiday lights and decorations help make December a leading month for home fires

Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season; however, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations and cooking all... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

Get gifts there on time

TEMECULA – Thanks to families being more spread out than ever before, today's holiday shoppers must figure out ways to get holiday gifts to their destination on time. The holiday... — Updated 12/14/2018

 

Rose Care FUNdamentals for December 2018

I'm sure that gardeners and their roses appreciated the recent sprinkles or light drizzle or blustery rain depending on location. Temecula received an inch more rain than average for November; this rain and the accompanying cool... — Updated 12/7/2018

 

Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment, composting or recycling? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources. Outreach volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting... — Updated 12/7/2018

 

Do you know about seasonal hazards?

As temperatures drop and holiday activities pick up speed, insurance claims can spike. To keep the family and property as safe as possible through the winter and beyond, keep these... — Updated 12/7/2018

 

Teens are invited to make a 'Gift in a Jar: Holiday Cookie Mix' at Temecula library

TEMECULA – Teens can give the gift of cookies this holiday season by putting together something yummy at the teen program, Gift in a Jar: Holiday Cookie Mix, Monday, Dec. 10, from 7-8 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula... — Updated 12/7/2018

 

Christmas trees brighten the season

TEMECULA – Decked out in tinsel, lights, ornaments and garland, Christmas trees are enduring symbols of the holiday season that boast a rich history. Evergreen trees have been... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Don't dump grease, fats down sinks

PERRIS – Emptying cooking grease and other oils down kitchen sinks can be tough on household plumbing and even damage sewer lines, according to the Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District, which urged customers to find... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Idyllwild grinding facility is closed Mondays effective Dec. 1

IDYLLWILD – The Idyllwild grinding facility will be closed Mondays starting Dec. 1, through April 30. Weekday operations will continue Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. The... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Make fall cleanup eco-friendly

TEMECULA – Certain tasks become necessary once autumn arrives. Whereas spring and summer were spent tending gardens and maintaining a yard prime for entertaining, autumn is about preparing properties to survive the winter. Just... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Lighting is a key component of curb appeal

TEMECULA – Curb appeal can affect prospective buyers' perception of a home. When addressing curb appeal, homeowners may be inclined to focus on features that are easily seen from... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Study shows potential to develop brain tumor liquid biopsies

LONDON – Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumors by detecting tumor DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine. Liquid biopsies are fluid samples from patients, for example from the... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Photo-worthy homes are decorated for the holidays

Seasons change, and so do rental contracts and housing arrangements. If people are leasing, they can still make their rental feel like home for the holidays with seasonal decor. The... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

EVMWD names new assistant general manager

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District named Brian Macy as the assistant general manager of engineering and operations. In this role, Macy will support General... — Updated 11/23/2018

 

Wildomar seeks entries in the Holiday Lights Home Decorating Contest

WILDOMAR – The city of Wildomar invites all residents to participate in the 2018 Holiday Lights Home Decorating Contest. Contest applications are due by 5 p.m Thursday, Dec. 6. Judging will take place between Monday, Dec. 10, and... — Updated 11/23/2018

 

How to choose and care for table linens

TEMECULA – Table linens must be able to bear the brunt of spilled wine, dropped food and even drippings of candle wax. Learning how to choose and care for table linens can... — Updated 11/23/2018

 

Use a guide to safely removing 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 11/23/2018

 

Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations

TEMECULA – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also... — Updated 11/23/2018

 

Caring for roses in November

After a summer of high temperatures, fires, smoke, ash and Santa Ana winds, it feels good to have some relief. The weather has moderated slightly, and along with the change comes... — Updated 11/16/2018

 

Thanksgiving quiche puts sweet potatoes front and center

FALLBROOK – Sweet potatoes are a favorite side dish at Thanksgiving dinner tables. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and delectable flavor, sweet potatoes have earned their... — Updated 11/16/2018

 

Pechanga takes green initiative to a new level

TEMECULA – Pechanga Resort Casino, the largest resort and casino on the West Coast since the property’s recent $300 million expansion, has hired its first-ever sustainability manager to enhance and implement environmental... — Updated 11/16/2018

 

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