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 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Town grieves loss of one of its own, Mariah Garcia

On June 29, Anza lost an energetic, popular and much-loved young lady to a tragic auto accident. The entire town is grieving this horrible loss. Mariah Garcia was born in Oceanside... — Updated 7/18/2018 Full story

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hawk foils cell tower repairs

The Dulaney family has been without voice cell service since May 24. Their phones work perfectly, and their bills are paid right on time. Yet they remain in phone limbo at their... — Updated 7/16/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Musicians of Anza: Drummer Marcus Bush keeps the beat

Sometimes adversity leads to genius. Such is the case with drummer, vocalist and guitarist Marcus Bush. Born into a musically influenced family, Bush's grandfather and uncles all... — Updated 7/13/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Community heartbeat felt at fourth annual Cahuilla Earth Day and Gathering

The fourth annual Cahuilla Earth Day and Gathering began Friday, June 22, with the opening blessings and the starting games for the Round Robin Softball Invitational and the... — Updated 7/13/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Quilt Club to raffle Opportunity Quilt

The ladies of the Anza Quilt Club are raffling off their handcrafted and colorful Opportunity Quilt. The drawing will be held in December. The Anza Quilt club is a group of women wh... — Updated 7/18/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Firefighters battle Benton fire over 4th of July and days following

A vegetation fire that broke out near Anza, July 4, is now 100 percent contained, according to Riverside County Fire Department officials. The "Benton Fire," which was first... — Updated 7/13/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Four earn titles in Miss Anza Competition

The gazebo at Minor Park was temporarily transformed into a pageant stage Saturday, June 23, as Miss Anza contestants vied for the cherished titles. There were four Miss Anza... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Musicians of Anza: Julie Gimbel jams on the violin

Julie Gimbel is well-known as the wife of blues harmonica Cliff "Beef" Pollack, but people also know her as a fine musician in her own right. Not simply proficient on the violin... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Paranormal celebration appears at Anza Days 2018

The 86th annual Anza Lions Club Anza Days festivities were an entertaining, exciting and colorful combination of events put on by civic organizations and a great number of... — Updated 7/6/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Musicians of Anza: Joe and Bernadette Mullenix come to town

There's a "newish" gig in town. Not new as in new to music and performing, but more like new as in massively talented locals that have decided to share their skills right here at... — Updated 7/1/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Riverside County Planning Commission looks at amendments to ordinance regulating cannabis activities

A public hearing was held before the Riverside County Planning Commission to consider an amendment to the Riverside County Land Use Ordinance 348, proposing to establish new... — Updated 7/1/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Community Hall board finalizes plans for Anza Days, Friday night barbecue

The Anza Community Building board of directors met Thursday, June 21, at the Community Hall. Present were Noel Donahue, president; Dan Robinson, vice president; Gayle "Annie"... — Updated 7/1/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Huckfest takes over Anza

The Hemet Huckfest came roaring into Anza Saturday, June 16, at their new location at the corner of Kirby and Wellman roads. The meticulously measured and graded track, jump and... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Food giveaways rely on volunteers to feed the hungry

Anza has many opportunities for residents to partake in low-cost or free food distribution programs that occur every week. One of those events is held at a local church in... — Updated 6/27/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Musicians of Anza: The Illegal Sweedes

The Illegal Sweedes are a band comprised of some of the most dynamic talent available. Their fans follow them faithfully, and venues look forward to booking them again and again to... — Updated 6/27/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Aguanga resident shares 'Sticker Shock' on Discovery Channel show

Aguanga resident Randy Carlson is an accomplished producer, automotive appraiser, writer and TV show host. He is the owner and founder of Carchaeology.com, Oldbug.com and... — Updated 6/22/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Cahuilla Casino's new Classics Room opens

The Cahuilla Casino recently opened their new Cahuilla Classics Room last week with patrons and employees on hand to take part in the festivities. The Cahuilla Classics Room has... — Updated 6/21/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Local voters cast their ballots in California Primaries

Voting was brisk at the local precincts Tuesday, June 5, for the California Primary Election. The Anza polls were able to process 479 votes on Election Day. There were 232 regular... — Updated 6/20/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza's National Trail Days creates a fun event for all

The National Trail Days event in Anza Saturday, June 2, was a fun-filled and educational day for everyone involved. The day dawned bright and mild, perfect for the scheduled walk... — Updated 6/20/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Musicians of Anza; Steven Thornton brings his own style of music to Anza

What is being a musician without the promoting, marketing and plugging of the results of all the hard work, endless hours of practice, writing, education and creative flow? Some... — Updated 6/20/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Grafitti Coffee's 'Summer Junkfest' brings community together

Graffiti Coffee shop hosted another successful Summer Junkfest flea market and swap meet Saturday, June 9, in the field next to the shop. "The Summer Junkfest is a flea market type... — Updated 6/16/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Aguanga women take shooting course

Women represent the fastest growing group of firearm buyers, as well as the largest group applying for and getting concealed weapons permits. Instructional course rosters are... — Updated 6/8/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Musicians of Anza: Matt Maulding

A little-known secret in the Anza and Aguanga area is multi-talented artist Matt Maulding. Adept at a variety of instruments, having studied music business and being comfortable as... — Updated 6/8/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hamilton K-8 school fourth-graders present 'Pirates of Grammar Island'

Mrs. Wood's fourth grade class at Hamilton K-8 School presented the musical play "Pirates of Grammar Island" Thursday, May 24. The children performed a number of songs, including... — Updated 6/8/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Area Boy Scout makes 'Eagle Scout' rank after completing leadership project

Class of 2018 Hamilton High School senior Nolan Carl Grant became the recipient of the coveted Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony held at Lake Riverside Estates for his leadership... — Updated 6/7/2018

 

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