Corona neighborhoods remain under evacuation as crews clear mud, debris from winter storm

Residential areas in southwest Corona that abut hillsides impacted by last fall’s Canyon Fire remained under an evacuation order today as crews cleared mud and debris from streets and ensured locations were secure following a powerful winter storm that moved through the area. According to the Corona Emergency Services Department, the mandatory evacuation that went […]

Winter storm to enter the region Monday

A winter storm expected to slam the Southland starting Monday was set to bring strong winds, thunderstorms and mountain snow to Riverside County, forecasters said today, and the increased moisture could cause flash floods and mud slides in burn areas. The National Weather Service predicted the storm will dump up to three inches of rain […]

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, […]

How to keep rose bushes healthy and growing

As of this writing, El Niño has been fading and La Niña has been building, and to our surprise, aiming multiple “atmospheric rain rivers” right at California. I’m beginning to think that normal climate may be the abnormal. In less than five months, rains have all but ended our five-year drought. Be prepared for a […]

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