Alex Groves, L.A. Daily News

Alex Groves

L.A. Daily News

Temecula, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

What to know about pruning and trimming garden plants and trees in the fall and winter

Now is a great time for gardeners to channel their inner Edward Scissorhands and cut things back. → Read More

How to start growing fruit trees: 7 tips for beginners

The process of growing great fruit begins even before a tree is planted. → Read More

5 tips for fall gardening: What to plant; which pests to watch out for and more

Fall is the perfect time to plant leafy greens, including lettuces, spinach and chards, and vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts. → Read More

You can score houseplants and more at these Southern California stores

Calatheas and monsteras line the shelves next to coffee, books and home decor at these stores. → Read More

Best of Orange County 2021: Best Southern California casino

Here are this year’s winners in Best of Orange County voting. → Read More

4 things to do to get the most out of your late summer garden

In the weird, hot days between pool parties and pumpkin spice everything, it may be time to return to the garden. → Read More

These Southern California casinos are bringing back entertainment — here’s the latest

The sound of live music is returning to casinos throughout the region. → Read More

Morongo’s new dining concept from Fabio Viviani puts a twist on the traditional buffet

The Marketplace by Fabio Viviani is expected to open at the Cabazon-area casino resort in December. → Read More

The Eat Index: OC: Go here for day drinking in San Clemente

The Eat Index: OC is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Wednesdays. Subscribe here. Main Course Calamity Jane cocktail with tequila, watermelon and Ancho Reyes at Landers in San Clemente (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) There’s a lot going on at the Landers in San Clemente, which is not only a boutique and fashion brand, but also a bar and restaurant. But it’s… → Read More

How Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City’s entertainment stands out from its sister properties

Agave Caliente Terraza was closed for a stretch after the casino opened in November due to the pandemic, but it’s now rolling out events like yoga and cornhole tournaments. → Read More

Insomniac’s Escape Halloween festival announces lineup that will haunt San Bernardino

Insomniac has announced the return of the Halloween-themed Escape festival at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, happening Oct. 29 and 30. → Read More

How this South Bay ‘flower shaman’ ended up on HBO Max’s ‘Full Bloom’

The florist, who has a shop in Redondo Beach, is a contestant on the HBO Max series. → Read More

6 Southern California casino pools where you can cool off during hot summer days

We tell you about some cool casino pools to visit during this hot summer. → Read More

Casino Insider: This popular burger chain is coming to Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Plus: What’s happening for July 4th. → Read More

The Eat Index: OC: Craving Mexican food? Try these 7 new options in OC

Plus: These two restaurants are teaming up to create something new in Fountain Valley. → Read More

This Winchester resident and ‘Top Chef’ super fan competes on spinoff ‘Top Chef Amateurs’

Basil Maqbool, who is a pharmacist and business owner in Temecula, recently got to compete in a spinoff of one of his favorite TV shows. → Read More

Festival Pass: Just Like Heaven plans 2022 return, Foo Fighters to play The Forum

Plus: This hip hop festival is headed for Banc of California Stadium. → Read More

Wahlburgers to open next month at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

The Cabazon resort will put the fast food restaurant where sports bar Sideline Bar & Grill is currently located. → Read More

The Eat Index: OC: This Anaheim restaurant has thrown down the gauntlet for Spanish cuisine

Plus: El Pollo loco is sending out the drones. → Read More

5 tips to keep your houseplants thriving for years

From repotting plants to making sure their leaves aren’t dusty, here are some of the tips experts recommended. → Read More