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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 Jane Chastain    Anza

The ugly truth about 'Saint Maxine' Waters

Maxine Waters is still at it. She never loses an opportunity to urge her followers to keep up their harassment of members of the Trump administration. Last week, she took aim at the president again. “Already, you have members of... — Updated 7/16/2018

 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 Kim Harris    Anza

Anza Valley Library offers summer fun to beat the heat

As temperatures rise, there is no better way to beat the heat than with a day at the Library. Anza Valley Library at 57430 Mitchell Road in Anza, offers a variety of fun events designed to keep the entire family happy while... — Updated 7/16/2018

 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 Full story


Riverside County treasurer-tax collector to speak at July 11 AVMAC meeting

ANZA – The Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jon Christensen will be the featured speaker at the Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at the Anza Community Hall in Anza. His... — Updated 7/11/2018


A letter to those that made the 2018 'National Trails Day' Celebration in Anza a success

Dear sponsors, participants and volunteers, Anza Area Trail Town would like to extend our gratitude for all of those that stepped up in so many ways to help our first event, the 2018 “National Trails Day” Celebration in Anza,... — Updated 7/11/2018

 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 Hayden Boone    Anza

High Country 4-H Club holds open house

High Country 4-H Club held an Open House for the public 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, at Minor Park in Anza. The open house was a blast with club members and visitors as they... — Updated 7/5/2018

 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


Pine Cove man admits stealing over $100 thousand from store

MURRIETA – A Pine Cove store clerk who stole more than $100,000 from his workplace pleaded “guilty” Thursday, June 21, to grand theft and was immediately sentenced to three years probation. Vincent Daniel Gillman, 51,... — Updated 7/1/2018


Supervisor Washington, staff to hold meeting on Anza Valley cannabis issues

ANZA – Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington and staff will hold a special town hall meeting to discuss cannabis issues pertaining to the Anza Valley, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at the Anza Community... — Updated 7/1/2018

 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Don't be fooled by border hysterics

A mother, who is a U.S. citizen, decides to break into a bank and is captured. Should her children sent to prison with her? Of course not. Prison is no place for a child. A mother from a Central American country decides to break... — Updated 7/4/2018

 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


Idyllwild, Pinyon Pines residents hit with higher trash disposal fees

RIVERSIDE – Despite complaints and opposition, Riverside County supervisors unanimously approved a nearly 100 percent increase in waste disposal charges over five years for more than 6,000 residents with properties in Idyllwild,... — Updated 7/1/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

'Celebrate the Arts' festival draws artists and friends to the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Artists and writers emerged smiling from their mountain cabins and broke their creative solitude for a few hours to meet with visitors and other aspiring artists at the Dorland... — Updated 6/28/2018

 By Tony Ault    Anza

Anza Lions Club prepares to heat up summer with annual 'Anza Days' festival June 30-July 1

There are only a few days left for campers and vendors coming to the 86th annual Anza Lions Club Anza Days Festival to reserve their spaces for the special events coming to the... — 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


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