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 […]

The perfect time to buy at Woodmoor by Brehm Communities

The perfect time to buy at Woodmoor by Brehm Communities

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — With interest rates at almost all-time lows, home shoppers are finding incredible values in the neighborhood of Woodmoor by Brehm Communities. Average half-acre home sites host welcoming one- and two-story homes, beginning in the low $400,000s, with easy access to Temecula, and Orange and San Diego Counties, creating a true opportunity for […]

Garden club to meet

The Murrieta Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Dec. 11 at the Murrieta Community Center, 41816 Juniper St. A Christmas luncheon is planned, as well as the club’s annual cookie exchange and collection of toys and decorations for needy Murrieta families. The topic will be the proper care of poinsettias. Guests are welcome. Call (951) 698-7583.

Plant sale benefits nature reserve

You don’t need water to make dough. Last Sunday, Team Stream held a native plant sale to benefit the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Team Stream, which is made up of more than 20 volunteers, will use the money to replant native plants, remove non-native plants and tend to the health of the plant life […]

Couple’s yard burgeons with iris

It’s true. Iris can be addicting, just ask Temecula Valley Garden Club member and iris expert Leon Vogel. It all started more than 50 years ago when he and his wife Norma were given some iris rhizomes by her mother. Over the years their collection grew and now their garden is home to more than […]

Holiday season the best time for a home tour

The holidays are right around the corner and soon your weekends will be all about decorating, gift-giving and entertaining. Here’s an outing that can help you gather some festive decorating ideas while you do a bit of shopping, grab a bite at a Bistro, and savor a cup of good coffee or a glass of […]

Real estate cycles explained

We are far from being out of the woods and many in the real estate market are concerned about a “double dip down,” or what stock investors term “a dead cat bounce.” This is where prices have gotten to the bottom, things look encouraging, and then they take one more dip down. This is the […]

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