‘Project Holiday’ educates public about potential holiday fire hazard

TEMECULA – While most people connect the holidays with Christmas trees, festive meals, flickering lights and other decorations, far fewer people associate these holiday hallmarks with potential fire hazards. Holiday decorations, Christmas trees, candles and cooking, however, all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one of the leading months […]

Safety comes first when stringing holiday lights

Safety comes first when stringing holiday lights

TEMECULA – Holiday decorations help make a special time of year even more memorable. Whether it’s hanging mistletoe above a doorway or decking the halls, safety must be a priority when decorating a home for the holidays. Accidents can happen no matter what type of holiday decorating is going on, but stringing holiday lights around […]

What is the tiny house movement?

What is the tiny house movement?

TEMECULA – The tiny house movement has transformed the way many people look at housing and how it can help them downsize not only their residences, but also their lives. Living small has been embraced as an eco-friendly way to cut costs and simplify life. According to the tiny house online resource, TheTinyLife.com, the typical […]

Which renovations are worth an investment?

Which renovations are worth an investment?

TEMECULA – The cost of remodeling a home is easier to stomach when homeowners can expect to recoup a sizable percentage of the costs of the renovation. While basing renovations on their potential impact on resale value may be unwise, return on investment is something homeowners must consider when mulling renovation projects. Many homeowners wonder […]

Local management plans may not protect California groundwater from climate change risk

OAKLAND – While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts said in a white paper released, Nov. 14 that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be sustainable. The paper is intended to serve as a resource to help agencies accomplish this effort. […]

Enjoy an eco-friendly holiday season

Enjoy an eco-friendly holiday season

TEMECULA – The color green is synonymous with the holiday season, as Christmas trees, mistletoe and holiday wreaths feature prominently throughout the month of December. But there are ways to make this holiday season even greener. Going green around the house can save homeowners substantial amounts of money and benefit the planet in various ways. […]

Simple ways to dress up your home for the holidays

Simple ways to dress up your home for the holidays

The holiday season is made up of traditions that focus on fun and family. Many residents are already decorating their homes with lights and other colorful decorations, bringing Christmas early to Fallbrook and the surrounding areas. Getting decorations out and putting them up for the holidays can be time-consuming. While decking the halls may not […]

Supervisors approve Salt Creek Trail

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the Salt Creek Trail project. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote, Nov. 14, approved the 16-mile trail while also accepting the final initial study and adopting an environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. The planned Salt Creek Trail will be a multi-purpose regional trail which will […]

How to take care of a fresh Christmas tree

How to take care of a fresh Christmas tree

TEMECULA – Christmas trees are often the centerpiece of holiday decor and one of the hallmarks of the season. The National Christmas Tree Association said that there are approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold each year in the United States, where there are close to 350 million currently growing on Christmas tree […]

The hottest toys to enjoy this holiday season

The hottest toys to enjoy this holiday season

TEMECULA – Christmas and Hanukkah may be celebrated toward the end of the year, but at the annual New York Toy Fair, the season for thinking about toys, begins in February. The popular convention unveils the industry’s hottest trends and toys, attracting more than 1,000 exhibitors. The New York Toy Fair and recommendations by toy […]

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