Buyer beware when purchasing tree care

A message from the Tree Care Industry Association Fall and winter storms often bring out the best in a community. Neighbors, even strangers, help each other cope with aggravations and property damage left in the wake of a storm. Unfortunately, storms also bring out the worst in a community – fast-buck artists looking to profit […]

Ten steps for growing a productive vegetable garden

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMwbXxUKaSY[/youtube] RIVERSIDE – Few gardening endeavors are as enjoyable or rewarding as growing one’s own vegetables. The pure pleasure of strolling through one’s own garden and harvesting tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and the like for that day’s meal is only heightened by the knowledge that one is experiencing the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious produce nature […]

Rattlesnake avoidance training exemption to venomous animal ownership prohibition approved

As of January 3, qualified businesses which provide rattlesnake avoidance training will be exempt from the San Diego County Code prohibition of possessing a venomous reptile. A pair of 4-1 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes, with Pam Slater-Price in opposition, approved the introduction and first reading October 31 and the second reading and […]

Recipe of the Week – Almond Toffee Bites

Recipe of the Week – Almond Toffee Bites

This is it, the final countdown before the holidays and the end of the year. As you prepare your home for those family parties, be sure to have this on your list of desserts as they are sure to make any gathering complete. Your guests will eat these throughout the entire night and may even […]

Recipe of the Week – Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

Recipe of the Week – Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

We’re just a few days away from the holidays and what a perfect way to celebrate by incorporating some eggnog shots into your family gathering, company party, or any celebration for that matter. A twist from the classic eggnog drink, this recipe is not only simple to make and festive in its look, but is […]

Recipe of the Week – Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Recipe of the Week – Chocolate Bourbon Balls

Christmas tunes, chilly weather, and twinkling lights all come with the inception of December. Another favorite that comes with the holiday season are the never-ending recipes to favorite dinners, drinks, and treats. Here is a positively festive addition to your holiday baking list that is sure to bring cheer and merriment to your home. In […]

Recipe of the Week – Classic Spanish Sangria

Recipe of the Week – Classic Spanish Sangria

Sometimes, all you need to make your day perfect is to sit under the under the sun with a refreshing drink by your side. You may not be in Barcelona, Spain but you can have the luxury of drinking a classic and elegant drink that is sure to have you trying to throw in some […]

Supervisors receive eye gnat intervention options report

Supervisors receive eye gnat intervention options report

The County of San Diego’s quest for a solution to the nuisance caused by eye gnat breeding at certain organic farms now includes a report to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on eye gnat intervention options. The supervisors voted 4-0 March 28 to receive the report which is expected to be followed by […]

Roger’s Pick: Success with Blueberries

Roger’s Pick: Success with Blueberries

How about growing blueberries in the garden this year? This is a good season to set them out. What could be more wholesome and fresher than the sheer enjoyment of plucking blueberries right off of your own hedge? The berries don’t ripen all at once, so it can be a daily pilgrimage to harvest a […]

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