Free gourd painting class for beginners

A free “Beginning Painting on Gourds” class will be held Monday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for first-time students. Artist and instructor Barbara McDermott will hold the class at her Murrieta home. Students will learn the basics of painting, including use of brushes, paints and supplies, preparing the gourd and base coating, and […]

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Keeping away those unwanted termites is something all homeowners should diligently do by taking steps to prevent infestations. Termites can destroy your home and take a chunk out of your wallet. “By following some simple steps you can prevent, if not remove, the source of attraction to them,” says David Fabela, co-owner of United Termite […]

FEMA, OES grant funds to CAL FIRE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) recently announced that an estimated $41 million in public assistance funding will go to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for eligible costs incurred to fight the recent Southern California wildfires. FEMA will provide 75 percent ($30.9 […]

Avoid being the victim of burglary

Now that Christmas has passed and households are full of new gift items, it is wise to make sure your family is secure by taking every precaution possible against home burglaries. Fortunately, there are steps both homeowners and apartment dwellers can take to ensure their belongings are safe and sound come the holiday season. Make […]

New president named for local realtor’s council

New president named for local realtor’s council

The Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce announces their vice chairman of the board Nancy Hunzeker, a sales associate with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Wildomar, was recently named president of the Women’s Council of Realtor’s Southwest Riverside County Chapter. Hunzeker, a realtor for several years, serves clients throughout Riverside County, focusing on the […]

Erosion control for your home, garden, ranch

Do you have a slope on your property where rainwater flows, causing erosion, or have a landscape drainage problem? With the recent firestorms, the possibility of erosion of soils, slopes and property damage has come to the attention of homeowners in a major way. Here is some information that might assist you in evaluating the […]

Pala Band to buy new homes for La Jolla Reservation

The Pala Band of Mission Indians will spend $1,000,000 to purchase new mobile homes for the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians whose reservation was devastated by last month’s Southern California wildfires. Approximately 92 percent (8,600 acres) and 60 homes on the La Jolla Band’s reservation perished in the destructive Poomacha fire. Pala’s gift will […]

Multi-story fire safety tips

Many area residents enjoy the comfort of living in two-story homes. These homes require additional fire safety considerations that will help to protect life and property. Remember, smoke and heat rise, and most sleeping areas are upstairs. The possibility of being overcome by smoke or trapped because normal exit routes are blocked is most likely […]

Gift-laden Christmas trees help raise funds for children’s charities

Gift-laden Christmas trees help raise funds for children’s charities

The 2007 Christmas Tree Lane was a grand slam at the Diamond Stadium last weekend. The event consisted of a Christmas tree decorating gala and opportunity drawing Betty Copple’s all year-long passion for the last decade has been coordinating with the community to raise program funds for various local charities and service organizations focused on […]

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