Valley Beautiful’s Ramona Bowl Garden Festival draws many

Valley Beautiful’s Ramona Bowl Garden Festival draws many

Dozens of gardening enthusiasts took advantage of a series of informative garden workshops Saturday, May 20, during the second Ramona Bowl Garden Festival sponsored by Valley Beautiful and the University of California Master Gardeners of Riverside County. During the fundraiser for the maintenance of the gardens at the Ramona Bowl, located at 2700 Ramona Bowl […]

How to prevent household poisonings starts with simple steps

How to prevent household poisonings starts with simple steps

TEMECULA – People never want to think of their homes as dangerous places, but the average home has its share of hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 38,000 people in the United States lost their lives to unintentional poisonings in 2014, while Express Scripts Canada reports that poisoning is […]

Preparing Wildomar residents for wildfires

WILDOMAR – As the 2017 summer month near, the City of Wildomar and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department will soon be conducting annual hazard reduction inspections. Wildomar residents are urged to remain compliant in providing defensible space around their home and property and to use the proper equipment the right way at the right time […]

Tips for safe tree planting

SAN DIEGO – Many people like to improve the environment by planting a tree. San Diego Gas & Electric reminds its customers and landscapers to plant the “right tree in the right place” and to practice safe digging by calling 8-1-1, a free service to identify area utility lines, before planting. “Healthy trees help clean […]

How to find the right replacement windows

How to find the right replacement windows

TEMECULA – Replacing old windows is often a worthwhile investment for homeowners. Energy-efficient windows can prevent heating and cooling loss and keep homes more comfortable throughout the year. Such windows also can improve a home’s resale value, proving a good return on investment for homeowners who want to upgrade their homes before putting them on […]

Eastern Municipal Water District introduces Groundwater Reliability Plus plan

Eastern Municipal Water District introduces Groundwater Reliability Plus plan

Eastern Municipal Water District engineers, anticipating a 60 percent population increase in its 555-mile service area in the next 20 to 30 years, are continuing to find ways to increase drought-proof groundwater supplies to provide reliable potable and agricultural water for its increasing customer base. Joe Mouawad, EMWD assistant general manager, planning, engineering and construction […]

Eastern Municipal Water District announces Quail Valley sewer project

MENIFEE – After more than a decade of working with state funding agencies on behalf of local residents, Eastern Municipal Water District announced it has received funding and will soon begin construction on the first phase of a sewer system in the Quail Valley area of Menifee. Earlier this year EMWD finalized an agreement with […]

Treating lawns during dry periods

Treating lawns during dry periods

TEMECULA – Summer in the Temecula Valley can be a four-letter word to many lawncare enthusiasts. Homeowners who put in the hours and hard work to create beautiful, lush lawns can see the fruits of all their labor gradually disappear when the dry season sets in. That can be both frustrating to homeowners and detrimental […]

State water board rescinds mandatory conservation standards; reporting requirements and prohibition on water waste remain

SACRAMENTO – The state water resources control board rescinded the water supply “stress test” requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers while keeping in place the water use reporting requirements and prohibitions against wasteful practices. The action by state water board Executive Director Tom Howard was in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement in […]

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