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Reduce vehicle maintenance costs

TEMECULA – Major repairs to a vehicle can be expensive. When unanticipated repairs are necessary, drivers' budgets can be thrown out of whack, potentially causing a domino effect... — Updated 3/1/2019


The tech behind virtual reality

TEMECULA – Daydreaming about deep space or the depths of the ocean used to be bits of escapism that could never truly be experienced; however, thanks to the ever-evolving magic... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Murrieta Palms waste discharge permit is replaced by county agency enrollment

The waste discharge permit for what was formerly Warm Springs Mobile Home and RV Park has been replaced with enrollment of the Murrieta wastewater facility in the county’s Local Agency Management Plan. A 6-0 Regional Water... — Updated 3/1/2019


Baby-sitting for grandparents

TEMECULA – Witnessing children getting older and starting their own lives and families can be bittersweet. There is pride that comes with seeing their successes, but the melanchol... — Updated 3/1/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley breaks ground on replacement of Jean Hayman House

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley ceremonially broke ground Feb. 6, on a new project called the Replacement of the Historic Jean Hayman House in Lake Elsinore. The project is... — Updated 3/1/2019


Look for these 5 things when selecting a lawn service

TEMECULA – Most people want beautiful, lush lawns and well-maintained landscapes. Not every homeowner has the time or the inclination to do the work, however. Many homeowners... — Updated 2/21/2019


EVMWD receives federal funding to upgrade recycled water facilities

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District received a $2.6 million grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation toward diversifying its water supply through increased recycled water production. The grant... — Updated 2/21/2019


Living in color

When picking a color for cabinetry, personality and lifestyle are essential considerations. Gray and white cabinets are options for the modern active living lifestyle, whereas... — Updated 2/21/2019


Consider implementing these on-trend home designs for 2019

The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners' worldviews. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as... — Updated 2/21/2019


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


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