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 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


Pechanga hosts free, community yoga day benefiting veterans with PTSD

From child's pose to mantras, yoga and meditation promote healthfulness and mindfulness in a myriad ways. Pechanga Resort Casino will host a free community yoga and meditation day... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story


Our Garden Gate

My life has been dedicated to the natural world and the caring of flora and fauna throughout California, but what I see being done to trees today really concerns me and it is a sham... — Updated 5/10/2019


Defining hardscape and how to use it

TEMECULA – Curb appeal is beneficial in various ways. Curb appeal can make a home more attractive to prospective buyers and give existing homeowners a place they want to come... — Updated 5/10/2019


EVMWD's communication efforts recognized by statewide association

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District was recently recognized with two statewide honors at the 2019 California Association of Public Information Officials'... — Updated 5/10/2019

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation teaches youth about nature

Thousands of years ago Luiseño Indians ground the acorns from the Engelmann Oaks atop what is now known as the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. The Catholic missionaries gave the plateau its namesake, most likely in honor of... — Updated 5/3/2019


Our Garden Gate

The Crown of Thorns, euphorbia milii, is a unique and ever-blooming plant that can brighten any garden setting throughout the year in a wide palette of flower colors. The unique... — Updated 5/9/2019


Temecula sponsors citywide cleanup event

TEMECULA – The city of Temecula and CR&R will hold a citywide cleanup for Temecula residents Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Chaparral High School, 27215 Nicolas Road, in Temecula to dispose of household waste and... — Updated 5/9/2019


Menifee property owners required to remove weeds, excess vegetation posing fire risk

MENIFEE – In preparation for fire season, the city of Menifee is asking property owners, especially those of vacant lots, to remove wild brush, weeds and any junk, trash or debris located on the property. The process of... — Updated 5/9/2019


Create an edible bouquet at the Temecula library, May 13

TEMECULA ─ Like cookies or flowers? Teens can combine these two items and make an edible bouquet, Monday, May 13, from 7-8 p.m. at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, in Temecula. Cover cookies in... — Updated 5/9/2019

 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


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