Make a difference one tree at a time

TEMECULA – CORE-934 is looking for a few good helpers. The Temecula-based nonprofit is recruiting supporters, helpers and volunteers to help kick off its 2017 campaign to provide 10,000 military families with a Christmas tree. CORE-934 has invited anyone in the community who is interested in helping them reach their 10,000-tree goal to attend an […]

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District board approved water and sewer rate changes for Aug. 1

LAKE ELSINORE –The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s board of directors unanimously approved its budget with a two-year schedule of modest water and sewer rate increases, Thursday, July 27. The board approved the increases following a public hearing. The adjustments, which took effect Aug. 1 and again July 1, 2018, reflect the rising costs for […]

‘Citrus greening disease’ found in Riverside tree

RIVERSIDE – The presence of the potentially devastating “citrus greening disease” was confirmed in a tree in east Riverside, prompting agricultural officials to implement a containment strategy to prevent the disease from spreading to crops throughout the area. According to the Riverside County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, tests performed Tuesday, July 25, on a […]

Make lights sparkle to brighten spaces and conserve energy

Make lights sparkle to brighten spaces and conserve energy

As days get shorter and natural light is less abundant, interior lighting becomes ever more important. Chandeliers, pendant lamps, recessed lighting, and tableside lamps are most effective when they are clean. HGTV experts say dirty lights can give off up to 20 percent less light than clean ones. Dirty fixtures also waste energy. Lighting fixtures […]

Electric shock drowning: the invisible danger to swimmers, boaters

Electric shock drowning: the invisible danger to swimmers, boaters

Paul Netter Special to Valley News Boating. Lakes. Rivers. There are likely no better words to those enjoying the water while beating the heat this summer. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupters won’t instantly ring the same bell for many, but they should to dock, marina and boat owners. The reason? Their […]

What is a smart home?

What is a smart home?

TEMECULA – Refrigerators that inform their owners when it’s time to buy more eggs and thermostats that learn homeowners’ heating and cooling preferences may once have seemed like futuristic ideas straight out of a sci-fi movie. However, such products are no longer a dream but a reality. The term “smart home” refers to a residence […]

Millwork can add appeal and a classic feel

Millwork can add appeal and a classic feel

TEMECULA – Homeowners are discovering that architectural accents can go a long way toward improving both the look and value of their homes. When renovating a space, the term “millwork” may be mentioned by designers and contractors. While it might be a mystery to some, millwork can give rooms unique looks. Millwork refers to items […]

Western Riverside County updates its fee collection program for transportation improvements

Western Riverside County updates its fee collection program for transportation improvements

RIVERSIDE – The Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee program, administered by the Western Riverside Council of Governments, collects fees in western Riverside County to ensure development pays its fair share for needed transportation and transit improvements that will support the region’s continued growth. The TUMF Nexus Study establishes the nexus between growth, development impacts and infrastructure needs. […]

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