Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Protective screening helps mosquito-proof rain barrels

Gig Conaughton County of San Diego Communications Office Special to Valley News SAN DIEGO – If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great. Your barrel is full, you’re conserving water, and you’re watering your garden naturally. And, you’re growing mosquitoes. Rain barrels are awesome, but if yours doesn’t have protective screening, […]

Tips to stop weeds before they take over the yard

Tips to stop weeds before they take over the yard

TEMECULA – Few things can be as troublesome to gardeners and landscapers as weeds. Weeds seemingly spring up overnight and quickly can overrun lawns and/or garden beds. Landscaping enthusiasts may spend countless hours and weekends coping with weeds without truly getting to the root of the problem. However, preventing weed growth need not be so […]

Menifee property owners required to remove weeds, excess vegetation posing fire risk

Menifee property owners required to remove weeds, excess vegetation posing fire risk

MENIFEE – Fire season is approaching and the city of Menifee is asking property owners, especially those of vacant lots, to remove wild brush, weeds and any junk, trash or debris located on the property. The process of maintaining land and keeping vegetation to a minimum is known as weed abatement. Weed abatement is critical […]

Get to know EVMWD at the ‘Splash Into Spring’ event

LAKE ELSINORE – Join Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) for the Annual Community Water Festival Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters, located at 31315 Chaney Street in Lake Elsinore. At this free family event, attendees will learn about the process EVMWD uses to treat more than 5.5 million gallons of […]

Color your kitchen

Color your kitchen

Family Features Special to the Valley News While the kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, it is also one of the most important rooms when it comes to renovations. An upgraded, vibrant kitchen that incorporates elements of personal style can make the room more attrac­tive while increasing the home’s overall value. An […]

Are business owners adequately insured for damage caused by California’s recent heavy rains?

Jeremiah Welch and William Bennett Special to Valley News For the first time in four years many areas of California are no longer in a drought. This result comes from a season of unusually heavy rainfall and strong winds not usually seen in the dry state. December and January have been exceptionally wet months. This […]

Addressing spring ant problems

TEMECULA – The return of warm weather in the spring often marks the return of animals and insects as well. The spring season is a popular time for insects to mate and build nests. This also may be a time when homeowners see ant swarms in or around their homes. Ants and termites are social […]

Local war hero’s sacrifice being honored through solar power

Local war hero’s sacrifice being honored through solar power

TEMECULA – Temecula’s war hero, Cpl. Juan Dominguez, is being honored for his sacrifices serving in the Marines by being given a free solar power system. Regionally headquartered company, Sullivan Solar Power, is donating the solar power system, which will save Dominguez and his family $132,226 on electricity costs over the next 20 years. While […]

Save time with a dream closet

Save time with a dream closet

Family Features Special to Valley News If you’re one of the 57 percent of women who believes having an organized closet would make finding what you want easier and faster, there’s no time like the present to stop dreaming about having a beautiful and organized closet. Take charge and start the project now. Having a […]

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