Starting your Smart Home transformation

Starting your Smart Home transformation

Family Features Special to Valley News With the aid of modern technology, it’s now possible to convert virtually any ordinary house into a smart home filled with features that make daily tasks more convenient. These technologies allow for greener living, customization of your living space to personal tastes and the peace of mind that you […]

Water districts’ savings rebound in November

RIVERSIDE – A half-dozen water agencies in Riverside County conserved more water in November compared to a year ago, according to recently released figures. Of 21 agencies reporting, the cities of Hemet, Indio and Norco, along with the Coachella Valley Water District, the Eastern Municipal Water District and the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District, achieved […]

How to make cut flowers last longer

What would Valentine’s Day be without a beautiful bouquet of flowers? In addition to chocolate, cards and dining out, flowers, particularly roses, are among the most popular gifts. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, in 2016 58 percent of American men and 16 percent of American women were projected to buy flowers […]

Make the year ahead clutter-free

Make the year ahead clutter-free

TEMECULA – Many people feel the dawn of a new year provides an opportunity to clean the slate and begin anew. That notion can be applied in various ways, including around the house. Cleaning the slate at home may involve reducing clutter around the house. Clutter can gradually overtake a home’s interior, turning a once […]

Tips for frozen pipes from Paul Davis

RIVERSIDE – Winter weather conditions can cause water lines and pipes to freeze, which can lead to significant damage to homes and businesses. Paul Davis of Riverside, a leading provider of fire and water damage clean up and restoration services, offers tips about what to do if water pipes burst. The first step after discovering […]

Christmas tree recycling helping fish in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE – Who knew your holiday trees could make life a little better for fish?  The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is working closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to collect Christmas trees at county landfills and provide them for fish habitat. The county landfill department is always looking for innovative […]

Simple Ways to Make Your Appliances Last Longer

Simple Ways to Make Your Appliances Last Longer

Nathaniel Sillin Special to Valley News ‘Tis the season for overflowing refrigerators, never-ending loads of laundry and hopefully visiting family who will lend a hand. Many people ask their appliances to work a little harder than normal during the holidays, and proper maintenance throughout the year might be the key to avoiding an untimely breakdown. […]

Statewide water savings exceed 19 percent in October while most of state still experiencing drought conditions

SACRAMENTO – The State Water Resources Control Board recently announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 19.5 percent in October, up from 18.3 percent in September and a bit below the 22.3 percent savings in October 2015, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The State Water Board stressed the need for continued conservation despite […]

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