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 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

MWD to replace filter

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be replacing the filter valve gear boxes for Module 7 of the Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant. The MWD board authorized the replacement of the filter valve gear... — Updated 5/9/2019


Spring brings out snakes and lizards

Heavy rains this past winter may lead to the breeding of more baby snakes, according to Kurt Broz, wildlife biologist for the Pala Band of Mission Indians. "Snakes will be breeding... — Updated 5/3/2019


Hemet is named Tree City USA for 32nd year

HEMET – Hemet has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to its community forest for the 32nd year. At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Bonnie Wright presented the Park... — Updated 5/1/2019


CDFA issues resident warning of active Virulent Newcastle disease virus spread

MENIFEE – An urgent notice to the public from state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones, by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, alerted resident areas of active Virulent Newcastle Disease virus spread. Jones said in... — Updated 5/1/2019


Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Are you interested in helping the environment?  Do you 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... — Updated 5/1/2019


EMWD recognized for outstanding customer communications

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District last week was honored with two awards for outstanding communications through the California Association of Public Information Officials. During its annual awards event, April 10, EMWD... — Updated 5/1/2019


Make bathrooms a safer place with 6 changes

TEMECULA – Homes should be safe havens. But each year injuries in and around the home contribute to millions of medical visits and many fatalities each year. Although anywhere in... — Updated 5/1/2019


How color can affect the garden

TEMECULA – Flower gardens can add color and awe-inspiring appeal to a property. The National Gardening Association said that gardeners can find nearly every color of the spectrum... — Updated 4/19/2019


Tackle these 9 troublesome weed zones this spring

Weeds are opportunists that take advantage of bleak growing conditions to set root. If anyone has ever seen a weed growing out of a crack in the driveway or other paving, they know... — Updated 4/19/2019


Keep cool on the grill

Keep the kitchen cool and comfortable with grilled meals that banish the heat to the outdoors. Crisp, fresh greens and a perfect blend of spices and savory ingredients make each of... — Updated 4/19/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Temecula library sprouting more than book learning with 'Seeds of Life'

Children checking out a book at the Ronald H. Roberts library in Temecula may walk away with some surprises in little bags of seeds to grow at home thanks to television personality and Temecula resident Vlada Vladac. Golden Valley... — Updated 4/19/2019

 By Kim Harris    Lifestyles

Students at Discovery Isle Preschool celebrate Earth Day with ladybugs release

Students at Discovery Isle Preschool Students celebrated Earth Day with their annual ladybug release, April 9. The group released 5,000 ladybugs in the schoolyard to help local... — Updated 4/19/2019


Turf removal funding increased to $2 per square foot

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District customers are eligible to receive $2 per square foot when they remove grass at their homes and businesses after regional funding opportunities were recently doubled. The popular turf remo... — Updated 4/13/2019


NFPA releases updated and expanded online energy storage training to help the fire service keep pace with explosive alternative energy growth

TEMECULA – Helping first responders handle the potential challenges aligned with energy storage systems and solar energy, the National Fire Protection Association has updated its first safety training for the systems for the... — Updated 4/13/2019


April rose care FUNdamentals

What a year it’s been so far. In most areas, gardeners had to work in a pruning schedule between rain storms. Even with late pruning, many gardeners are having or are about to have their first flush of blooms. Climate change is... — Updated 4/13/2019


Enjoy safe backyard barbecues this summer

TEMECULA – Backyard barbecues are synonymous with warm weather. And why wouldn't they be? Grilling over an open flame when the weather is warm embodies the relaxing spirit of... — Updated 4/13/2019


Coalition advocates for balanced energy policies in California

LOS ANGELES – Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions, a newly formed organization of natural and renewable gas users and suppliers, called on the state of California to adopt balanced energy policies that protect energy... — Updated 4/6/2019


Energy storage debate becomes charged over licensing restrictions

TEMECULA – After hours of public testimony last Thursday, the California State License Board unanimously passed a motion that could result in a change to the regulations that specifies which type of contractors are allowed to... — Updated 4/6/2019


Know these DMV facts

California's laws can be confusing at best, but none so misunderstood as the Department of Motor Vehicles enormous code manual, often to the financial detriment of the motorist.... — Updated 4/6/2019


NFPA and State Farm encourage communities to engage in safety activities during Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

SAN DIEGO – Wildfires across the United States have taken more than 100 lives and cost more than $25 billion in property losses in the last two years. The National Fire Protection Association and State Farm are helping... — Updated 3/29/2019


Swing into spring with these 5 ideas to update your space

While spring naturally means it's time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn't mean you're limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an... — Updated 3/29/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Earth Day Fair set for April 6 at Vail Headquarters

The annual Earth Day Fair at Vail Headquarters in Temecula, organized by the Sierra Club Santa Margarita Group, is planned for Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Now, more... — Updated 3/29/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

'Splash into Spring' gives visitors peek into Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District operations

Hundreds of Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District customers and their children visited the district's headquarters Saturday, March 23, for the annual "Splash into Spring"... — Updated 3/29/2019

 By Jeff Pack    Lifestyles

Butterfly Garden under construction at Vail Headquarters

With billions of painted lady butterflies making their way through the area over the last couple of weeks, it seems likely they stopped to grab a bite at Vail Headquarters in... — Updated 3/22/2019


How to control crabgrass before it appears

TEMECULA – Homeowners who enjoy tending to their lawns know that grass is vulnerable to a host of problems, many of which appear at a time of year when lawn enthusiasts want to... — Updated 3/22/2019


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