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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 and... — Updated 7/11/2019

 

FEMA offers earthquake safety tips

Federal officials are using last week’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the Mojave Desert to remind Californians of the importance of having a quake preparedness plan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said such a plan should i... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Campbell wins two firsts, special award at Design in Wood exhibit

The San Diego County Fair’s Design in Wood exhibit included two first-place awards given to Temecula’s Peter Campbell with one of those pieces also receiving a special award. Campbell’s creation he called “Saturn Box... — Updated 7/4/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Smokey the llama wins performance, driving grand champion awards at San Diego County Fair

Smokey, a Hemet llama owned by Barbie Carlson, was the grand champion in two activities at the San Diego County Fair's livestock breed show. Both the performance grand champion and... — Updated 7/4/2019

 

Aerial Pioneers: A Fallbrook company on the rise

What started as a hobby has evolved into a successful business for young Fallbrook resident, Alex Santorineos. He and his brothers, Tim and Paul Santorineos, became interested in... — Updated 7/4/2019

 

Festive facts for July 4th

TEMECULA – Each year on the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the birth of their nation and independence from Great Britain. This day marks the anniversary of the presentation... — Updated 6/27/2019

 

Quail Valley community streets to be resurfaced

MENIFEE – Menifee’s Public Works Department is planning a street resurfacing project in the Quail Valley community in the coming months. In addition to the resurfacing work, the project will also consist of restriping existing... — Updated 6/27/2019

 

Deciduous trees now available at Maddock Ranch Nursery

FALLBROOK – If local gardeners missed bare root season, it is not a problem. They can catch up by finding deciduous trees at Maddock Ranch Nursery. They have a wide selection of... — Updated 6/27/2019 Full story

 

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 and help the earth by helping others become better recyclers and... — Updated 6/27/2019

 

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

 

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