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Time to prune and plant for February in SoCal

With February often the rainiest month of the year in Southern California, gardeners need to plan around rain days to prune and plant in their garden. Doing so will give gardens a head start on spring, says Agromin, an Oxnard-b...
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Caring for your pet bird: feeding your bird

Birds need more than just seed and water! Bird seed has limited nutrition, so you must supplement your bird’s diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. Birds that do not eat any fruits or vegetables must have powdered vitami...
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Scootin’ America roars into the OC on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in support of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund

Adam Sandoval and his dog, Scooter “Trash”, are on an epic journey (Scootin’ America) that is going to take them through all 48 lower states to visit 696 Harley-Davidson dealerships — all to raise awareness and funds fo...
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Companion dog still missing after stolen vehicle found

Editor’s note: see update below to original article. The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen vehicle and a companion dog that was inside the vehicle at the time it was taken...
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Volunteer at HabitatOC’s ReStore, support affordable homes

The Habitat ReStore locations in Anaheim and Santa Ana invite the public to participate in a Volunteer Drive Jan. 9 – Jan. 11. New and experienced volunteers alike are invited to participate in an orientation and serve their ...
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Long Beach Animal Care Services succeeds in raising live-release rates, lowering intakes and euthanizations

Aggressive spay and neutering programs and new partnerships helped Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) significantly increase live release rates, and also realize all-time lows for the number of intakes and euthanized animals...
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Gardening tips from Agromin: January rain will make gardens grow

Experts are predicting a slightly above average amount of rainfall in Southern California in January, which means less watering and more growing for winter gardens, say experts at Agromin, a manufacturer of earth-friendly compo...
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Spread “Pizza on Earth” while helping to rescue pets

You can spread “Pizza on Earth” this holiday season and help Southern California SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza restaurants raise funds to help The Pet Rescue Center in Mission Viejo. The Pet Rescue Center is a temporary sanctuary ...
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EnFuso branches out

I will confess to being a big fan of enFuso’s hand-crafted Capay Valley flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar reductions since first trying their products two years ago at Wings, Wheels, Rotors and Expo. This morning, I ha...
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November gardening tips from Agromin

November in southern California usually ushers in cooler temperatures and possibly rain, which means gardeners can take a break from constant care and watering of plants and trees and instead focus on adding color and fall vege...
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Kim Masoner, founder of Save Our Beach, passes

A reader notified us that Kim Masoner, who was honored as a community activist at last year’s Seal Beach Christmas Parade, passed away yesterday. Ms. Masoner was well-known for her founding of Save Our Beach. A memory album h...
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Consider benefits of pet adoption during October, National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

There’s a reason that they say dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, an...
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LBFD and Red Cross launch Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

Home fires kill an average of seven people every day across the nation, and cause approximately $7 billion in direct property damage every year. The Long Beach Fire Department is excited to work in partnership with the American...
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Reduce water use: Plant a drought-tolerant landscape

With mandatory water reductions taking effect in cities across southern California, it is time for homeowners to look at ways to reduce water consumption. One of the quickest and easiest means of cutting back on water use is pl...
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