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 […]

November Rose Care FUNdamentals

November Rose Care FUNdamentals

The recent fires in the area have added ash to the dust in the air, which soon will be deposited on the leaves of all plants in the garden. The weather has moderated slightly, and along with the change comes cooler nights with more moisture collecting on these leaves. The added moisture with the daily […]

Recycling event in Hemet collects 2,500 gallons of paint, stain and varnish

HEMET – PaintCare, a nonprofit organization established by paint manufacturers to provide convenient places to recycle leftover paint, held a successful event in Hemet Saturday, Oct. 28. More than 230 households and businesses dropped off an estimated 2,500 gallons of leftover paint, stain and varnish – more than 10 gallons per participant. The event was […]

Eastern Municipal Water District honored for metering program

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District was honored in October with the 2017 Sensus Reach Customer Service Award for its smart-metering technology. The water district received the honor at a conference in Dallas, which focused on advanced metering technology for water, gas and electricity customers throughout the nation. Earlier in 2017, EMWD expedited its meter […]

End of daylight saving time is a reminder to reduce outdoor watering

End of daylight saving time is a reminder to reduce outdoor watering

SAN DIEGO – Now that daylight saving time has ended, residents can take action to save water in the months ahead by remembering to adjust their irrigation systems. “Adjusting irrigation is an easy way to Live WaterSmart, since landscapes need less water as the days get shorter and cooler,” said Dana Friehauf, a water resources […]

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Volunteers built Rainbow’s Grange hall

Rainbow’s Grange hall is one of two Grange halls remaining in San Diego County, and Rainbow Valley Grange is the only active Grange chapter still in the county. Bill Hitt, who is now 93, has been a permanent resident of Rainbow since 1946, and his family purchased property in Rainbow in 1929. Hitt was part […]

Eastern Municipal Water District begins construction on Quail Valley Sewer Project

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District and its community partners celebrated the groundbreaking of the Quail Valley Sewer Project, Nov. 2. The project will bring environmentally safe wastewater infrastructure to more than 200 properties in the rural enclave of Menifee. EMWD and other organizations have worked for nearly three decades to advance the grant-funded project […]

Board OKs grant to pay for fire hazard mapping

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors authorized the fire department to accept $184,153 in state grant to pay for fire hazard maps detailing geographical and topographical features of unincorporated areas. The grant from the California Fire Safe Council will also enable the county to document and map the impacts of non-native insects on native landscapes. The […]

Plan your fall foliage excursion

Plan your fall foliage excursion

TEMECULA – Autumn means different things to many people. Students may embrace a new school year, while others might embrace the crisp weather after a season of heat. One of the more widely enjoyed aspects of autumn is the chance to take in the brilliant foliage. Although New England is famous for its stunning fall […]

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