Small Business Administration loans available to businesses for drought losses

RIVERSIDE – Small, non-farm businesses in Riverside County that encountered economic losses as a result of California’s drought, are eligible to apply for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans are intended to augment reduced business revenue caused by the drought. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

EMWD Board urges end to statewide drought and emergency regulations

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors has Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to declare an end the ongoing Drought State of Emergency and corresponding regulations. EMWD’s Board of Directors approved by a 4-0 vote a resolution requesting an end to the statewide drought emergency status […]

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 […]

Water conservation should remain topic of discussions

Dear Editor Even though drought restrictions have eased, the conversation around water conservation isn’t over yet, especially during these hot summer months. Our community should lead by example by making conservation habits permanent even without regulations making us do so. The logical place to make this change is where we have the most control (where […]

Temecula Valley anticipates a delicious new crop despite drought

Temecula Valley anticipates a delicious new crop despite drought

Visit Temecula Valley Special to Valley News It was predicted to be an epic weather event of almost historic proportions but the highly anticipated El Niño of Winter 2015-2016 failed to materialize in Southern California Wine Country. According to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, the threat of El Niño has now past. However, […]

June Rose Care FUNdamentals

Not only are California gardeners faced with new pests, we are confronted with the most severe drought in decades and with the drastic rationing that water districts must impose. We must vigilantly manage our water use if we hope to maintain our cherished roses. In fact, we may well be forced to go into survival […]

EMWD restores outdoor water budgets

PERRIS—In response to recent statewide regulatory changes and supply conditions, Eastern Municipal Water District Wednesday, June 1, restored 100 percent of customers’ outdoor water budgets but continued to encourage on-going water savings efforts. EMWD’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the action, moving EMWD back into Stage 3c, the Mandatory Waste Reduction stage of its Water […]

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