Temecula’s new Halloween Home Decorating Contest gets spooky

TEMECULA – Residents of Temecula are invited to decorate their home in their favorite freaky and frightening Halloween gear. Spook up the house and enter Temecula’s new Halloween Home Decorating Contest. Residents can enter as an individual residence or as a neighborhood. Judging categories include the scariest Morticia’s Menacing Mansion, the most humorous Count Dracula’s […]

Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. – Residents who are interested in helping the environment or enjoy composting or recycling can become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources. Outreach volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting with the public, answering questions on outreach programs and distributing materials. The department said that the ideal volunteer […]

What’s bugging palms in Southern California?

What’s bugging palms in Southern California?

Roger Boddaert Special to Valley News There is nothing more iconic in the Southern California landscape than the exotic palms from all over the world that dot gardens and give them that far away vacation look of which we dream. From the cool coastal beach strand to the hot interior deserts, palms play a very […]

Improve privacy and security at home

Improve privacy and security at home

TEMECULA – Living in close proximity to one’s neighbors has its benefits. But many homeowners would no doubt admit that privacy at home is a good thing. Whether homeowners are enjoying their yard in spring or summer or simply want their in-home activities to be less obvious to neighbors, their privacy is a year-round concern. […]

Board approves formation of pest control district

Board approves formation of pest control district

RIVERSIDE – A pest control district will be established in the Hemet area to defend against the invasive Asian citrus psyllid, under action taken Tuesday, Sept. 26, by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Citrus Pest Control District No. 3 will enable commercial growers to develop strategies and procure pest control services to protect their […]

Repurpose old dressers instead of throwing it out

Repurpose old dressers instead of throwing it out

TEMECULA – One of the benefits to becoming a skilled do-it-yourselfer is the chance to embrace projects that can breathe new life into objects that others might designate for the trash or donation pile. Renovating such items can save money and provide an entirely different purpose for the object. After upgrading design styles or moving, […]

Contemplating antiques? Here’s how to buy

Contemplating antiques? Here’s how to buy

TEMECULA – Antique furnishings, decor, coins, and toys remain popular among consumers. Unlike the mass-produced merchandise of today, antiques have history and their endurance through decades, if not centuries, is a testament to the quality craftsmanship and materials used to create these often timeless pieces. Antiques also might be more affordable than many shoppers think. […]

Bold colors add vitality to homes

Bold colors add vitality to homes

TEMECULA – Whether it’s Independence Day, St. Patrick’s Day or the holiday season, the bold hues that are synonymous with these events add a splash of color to rooms that can use a little design lift. While some colors may be synonymous with certain times of year, homeowners can employ bold colors in their homes […]

Metropolitan Water District approves upgrades to Diamond Valley Lake monitoring

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be upgrading the geodetic deformation monitoring system at Diamond Valley Lake. The board voted Sept. 12 to approve a $748,353.67 procurement contract to Allen Instruments and Supplies, while also authorizing the upgrades, finding the project categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review and appropriating $1,900,000 for […]

Homeowners look to improve outdoor living spaces

Homeowners look to improve outdoor living spaces

TEMECULA – The popularity of outdoor living spaces has been growing for years. A 2014 study from the home remodeling and design platform Houzz found that 56 percent of homeowners were making updates to improve their yards for entertaining. Similarly, nearly 60 percent of architectural practices surveyed by the American Institute of Architects in 2016 […]

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