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 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

CHP conducts school bus sting

Social media can be an effective tool for educating the public about safety, laws and policies, but it can also be rife with misinformation that can spread at an alarming rate.... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Sacred Heart hosts annual Community Fiesta

Sacred Heart Church in Anza held a Community Fiesta Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9. The annual celebration was filled with food, fun, games and music. There was a dime toss... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Chad Bianco addresses AVMAC, discusses qualifications, experiences

Candidate for Riverside County sheriff Chad Bianco was the guest speaker for the Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting at the Community Hall Wednesday, Sept. 12. AVMAC... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Community remembers Milton Jordan

The morning dawned beautiful and clear for the Celebration of Life memorial service for Milton "Jordy" Jordon, as his family welcomed about 200 friends, relatives and well-wishers... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Residents attend the Aguanga Emergency Preparedness Seminar

Aguanga residents heard from lecturer Jim Kirkland of the Orange County Preppers at the Aguanga Emergency Preparedness Seminar at the Community Hall Thursday, Sept. 6. The seminar... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Boy Scouts attend Storms baseball game

Anza's Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 319, along with their families and fellow community members, attended a Lake Elsinore Storm minor league baseball game Saturday, Sept. 1.... — Updated 9/21/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hamilton Elementary hosts 'Back-to-School' night

The Hamilton Elementary Back-to-School Night was filled with emotional reunions, new faces, smiles and fun Thursday, Aug. 23. Hamilton K-8 PTSA hosted a delicious potato bar with... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Whereabouts of PCT hiker Kira Moon remains a mystery

Pacific Crest Trail hiker Kira Moon has been missing since Aug. 11 with little or no contact with friends and family. Law enforcement is investigating and thanks to social media,... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hot air balloons take flight in Anza

The bright dawn revealed a flurry of ballooning activity Sunday, Sept. 2, in Anza. The field came alive with three of the colorful craft and residents pulled over in awe as the larg... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Aguanga resident flies high to the delight of many

An Aguanga resident has already made his mark on the neighborhood that he has called home since 2016. Besides being known around the community as a friendly and outgoing man and a... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Car Show set to speed into town

The Anza Civic Improvement League and Kids of Anza are co-hosting the Anza Summer Nights Rock 'N' Roll Car Show Saturday, Sept. 29, in the parking lot of The Church of Jesus... — Updated 9/14/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Bobcats fall to Patriots, 32-28

Friday night exploded in thrills and cheers for the Hamilton Bobcats as they led a valiant effort against the Temecula Preparatory Patriots but lost 32-28.  While being down early... — Updated 9/7/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Cahuilla Swarm rattles residents

Many months of unusually frequent earthquake activity has left residents of the Anza Valley wondering what it all means. The temblors have ranged in magnitude of less than one to a... — Updated 9/7/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

HUSD board holds meeting at Anza Hamilton K-8

The governing board of the Hemet Unified School District held its regular meeting at the Anza Hamilton K-8 School Tuesday, Aug. 21. The meeting is usually held in Hemet. The closed... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Prepare for an evacuation in advance

Wildfire season is in full swing. The damages suffered and loss of life and property has prompted residents to formulate evacuation plans in case the unthinkable happens to the... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Community Hall discusses Cranston Fire, membership and community barbecue

The Anza Community Building board of directors met Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Community Hall. Present were President Noel Donahue, Vice President Dan Robinson, Treasurer Barbara... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

What to do if you smell smoke

The late summer weather conditions have been dry with very little measurable rain in months. The humidity levels have been in the teens. These conditions are the perfect setting for... — Updated 8/31/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza community barbecue shows appreciation for efforts during Cranston Fire

The Anza Community Appreciation Barbecue was held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Anza Community Hall. The standing-room only event was planned and organized by Bentley Hunt and Danny Sto... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hamilton Bobcats start season with 38-6 victory over Santa Rosa Academy

The Hamilton High School football stadium erupted with thunderous cheers time and time again Friday, Aug. 17, as the Bobcats won their first game of the season, dominating Santa... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Illegal gates block access to roads, cause safety issues, residents say

Several Anza residents and civic organizations are fighting with the county over the illegal blocking of several public roads and trails. The landowners are concerned and are... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AYSO soccer season kicks off

The American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1641 season will begin Saturday, Aug. 25, in Anza after earlier games had to be delayed due to weather and other issues. "It is with... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Generator care helps avoid headaches

The power outage caused by the Cranston Fire brought the need to understand portable generators to the attention of almost everyone in the Anza Valley. When the electricity was... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Firefighters make quick work of Wildwood Lane structure fire

A swamp cooler in flames and a resulting residential structure fire was reported at the 42000 block of Wildwood Lane in Aguanga at 12:08 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14. The first arriving... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Weather anomaly appears in Anza, landspout surprises community

The sudden appearance of a sinister funnel cloud alarmed many Anza and Aguanga residents Thursday, Aug. 16. Cameras and phones recorded pictures and video of the unusual weather phe... — Updated 8/22/2018 Full story

 By Diane Sieker    News

One arrested following reports of Gunfire in Sage

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a "suspicious circumstance" in the area of Thomas Road, located in the unincorporated community of Sage Sunday, Aug. 26,... — Updated 8/28/2018 Full story


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