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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve plans volunteer fair

MURRIETA – Anyone with a love of the outdoors who also enjoys talking with people is invited by the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in the hills behind Murrieta to attend its second annual Volunteer Fair, Monday, Jan. 28, f... — Updated 1/17/2019


Northridge earthquake remembered

SACRAMENTO – This week marks the 25th anniversary of one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Jan. 17, 1994, in an urban... — Updated 1/17/2019


Warm centers provide respite from cold temperatures in Riverside County

TEMECULA – Now that winter has arrived and parts of Riverside County are experiencing freezing temperatures, residents and visitors have a place to escape the cold at dozens of warm centers across the county. In Temecula, Mary Ph... — Updated 1/17/2019


Create a healthy, winter-ready home

When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good residents will spend the majority of their days indoors. Before starting their hibernation, it's a good idea... — Updated 1/17/2019


Bring classic character to a kitchen

In today's stainless steel world filled with clean lines, sharp angles and sleek kitchen accessories, it may seem daunting to achieve the perfect antique style for a kitchen. While... — Updated 1/10/2019


Rose Care FUNdamentals for January 2019

There is no specific timeline for winter rose care, but there are general guidelines. For the area, spring pruning should be completed around mid-February. I will provide details on that major pruning in my February column. I will... — Updated 1/10/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Lovsted on ACWA panel addressing new state water regulations

Eastern Municipal Water District director of water supply and planning Elizabeth Lovsted was on a panel during the Association of California Water Agencies’ fall conference in San Diego. Lovsted was part of the panel for the “W... — Updated 1/10/2019


Rancho California Water District appoints new board member

TEMECULA – Rancho California Water District's Board of Directors appointed John Rossi as its newest member, Thursday, Jan. 3. Effective immediately, Rossi will fill the vacant... — Updated 1/10/2019


NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

QUINCY, Mass. – Anyone who is having trouble parting with their Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate them: One-third or 33 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. With this potential... — Updated 1/10/2019


Lake Elsinore and Wildomar offer free sandbags to residents

The cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar are offering free sandbags to residents to maintain public safety in anticipation of winter storms. Janet Morales, a Wildomar senior administrative analyst, said that sandbags are offered... — Updated 1/4/2019


Create a backyard orchard

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook's Maddock Ranch Nursery promotes the backyard orchard culture. With their wide variety of bare root fruit trees, citrus, blueberries, avocado and tropical tr... — Updated 1/4/2019


How to decide if it's time to remodel a home

As another year starts to wind down, homeowners may be noticing places around the house that could use a little sprucing up.  Ready to start tearing down walls and interviewing con... — Updated 1/4/2019


Serve beef tenderloin for a special holiday meal

FALLBROOK – Beef tenderloin roast is a special meal to serve – which makes it perfect for the holidays – but home cooks want to be sure to cook it just right. Caramelized... — Updated 1/4/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

Millsten Enterprises awarded contract for Lake Skinner Recreation Area turf reduction

Millsten Enterprises Inc. has been awarded the contract for the Lake Skinner Recreation Area turf reduction project. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors, whose members are also the board of the Riverside County Regional Park... — Updated 1/4/2019

 By Joe Naiman    Lifestyles

County, Rancho California WD to partner on water bottle filling station

Riverside County and the Rancho California Water District will partner to provide a water bottle filling station at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors, whose members are also the... — Updated 1/4/2019


Meadowview Stream is restored for community safety

Anthony Fowler was 11 years old when he found himself trapped under dirt and rocks in Temecula's Meadowview Creek. He and his friend rode their bikes from Long Canyon Creek Park to... — Updated 1/22/2019


Morris takes seat as EVMWD board president

LAKE ELSINORE – Director Andy Morris was appointed president at the Thursday, Dec. 19, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District board meeting after a 5-0 decision. Morris, whose... — Updated 12/27/2018


How to survive a significant earthquake

The recent Anchorage, Alaska, 7.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning, which was later canceled, reminded residents to be prepared for these kinds of unpredictable disasters. Having a disaster plan and supplies and... — Updated 12/27/2018


Keep off Santa's naughty list – don't pack a pest

It could be mealy bugs in that homemade fruit basket, gypsy moth eggs hidden in the wreath from grandma's house, whiteflies in those hand-picked poinsettias or a dangerous plant... — Updated 12/27/2018


Keep in mind these five facts about home burglaries

Everyone wants their home to feel safe. Whether it's shopping for homes in a safe neighborhood or keeping the lights on at night, many families try to take steps to keep their... — Updated 12/27/2018


Christmas tree recycling highlights composting in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The holiday season always ends with plenty of returns and your Christmas tree is no exception.  Return your natural Christmas tree to the ground it grew in by dropping it off at a Riverside County landfill to... — Updated 12/27/2018

 By Tony Ault    Lifestyles

Two young bald eagles are spotted at Lake Hemet in U.S. Forest Service's first winter count

A Cooper's hawk fluffed atop a light pole and greeted the 28 excited volunteer bird watchers who showed up at Lake Hemet Saturday, Dec. 15, for the annual winter bald eagle count... — Updated 12/20/2018


For U.S. troops, home for the holidays is often just a wish

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The holiday season means family time for most Americans, but that’s not the case for many U.S. military personnel who can’t return home to eat turkey dinners, open presents, light the menorah or participate... — Updated 12/20/2018


Are poinsettias poisonous?

TEMECULA – Christmas trees, Santa Claus, menorahs and glittering lighting displays are just a few of the many prominent symbols of the holiday season. And while mistletoe might ga... — Updated 12/20/2018


Temecula announces winter enrichment camp schedules

TEMECULA – So much fun, so little time, but let’s do it anyway. The city of Temecula Community Services Department has limited space available in the following winter enrichment camps for kids and teens. For detailed camp... — Updated 12/20/2018


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