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 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

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Terwillger resident Tabitha Dawes is a woman of many talents. Not only is she a Mrs. Anza winner and runner-up, she is active in the community, helping selflessly at events year... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Use caution around the iron cross blister beetle

The iron cross blister beetle is not an insect that has the best reputation. Despite a colorful and festive appearance, the beetle's vibrant yellow, black and red colors are meant... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Sacred Heart's annual fiesta kicks off Sept. 7-8

Sacred Heart Church in Anza will hold their community fiesta Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The annual celebration will... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Jeep Club cleans up Thomas Mountain trails

Among the best stewards of the public lands in Southern California are the organized four-wheel drive enthusiast clubs. From leaving no trace, sticking to the trails and being... — Updated 8/16/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Photographer captures desert bighorn sheep

Vincent Viglione's photographs of a herd of desert bighorn sheep exploded onto social media last week, inspiring viewers with difficult shots of the elusive animals. Equipped with... — Updated 8/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Sacha Hope opens solo gallery show

Local artist Sacha Hope took the Gallery at Warner Springs by storm in her first solo art exhibit Friday, Aug. 2. The venue brought a large crowd that came to discover Hope's... — Updated 8/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

KOYT-FM board meets July 27

KOYT-FM 97.1 Anza Community Broadcasting held their annual membership meeting Saturday, July 27, at the Anza Pizza Factory, with free pizza and drinks for members of the... — Updated 8/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AEC holds its annual meeting July 27 at Hamilton High

The 2019 annual meeting of the membership of the Anza Electric Cooperative Inc. was held at the Hamilton High School gym Saturday, July 27. It was an informative presentation, with... — Updated 8/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Thunderstorm activity erupts throughout Anza

Thunderstorms erupted across the valley last week, the result of a monsoonal flow that brought high humidity to the area. The spectacular lightening shows and rumbles of thunder... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hamilton Bobcats triumph at St. Jeanne's Mustang Passing Roundup 2019 Championship

The Hamilton Bobcat football team earned top honors at the St. Jeanne's Mustang Passing Roundup 2019 Championships Saturday, July 20. The event was held at Linfield Christian... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Graffiti Coffee hosts paint and sip party

A festive paint and sip class taught by renowned artist Sacha Hope resulted in vibrant canvases, praise and mirth at the Graffiti Coffee shop Friday, July 26. The artistic... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

BLM eradicates pot farm July 26

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the California Department of Justice Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, conducted cannabis eradication activities on BLM lands... — Updated 8/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hot weather means car care

From the unprecedented rainy and cold winter and spring, Anza has suddenly found itself assaulted by summer and the high temperatures that are par for the course. Tending to the... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Cool recipes to make on hot days

It is hot outside, and it is hot inside – and too toasty to fire up the oven or stove in the kitchen. These are the days of outdoor grilling, cool salads and simple suppers.... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

ACIL searches for new members

The Anza Civic Improvement League is holding a membership drive to entice more Anza Valley residents to take part in organizing the activities, shows and events that take place in... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Swap Meet is a social affair

The Anza Swap Meet is shopping experience and a weekly town social event at the Anza Community Hall almost every Saturday, from 7 a.m. until about 1 p.m. Anticipated weekly by... — Updated 7/25/2019

 

Cool recipes to make on hot days

It is hot outside, and it is hot inside – and too toasty to fire up the oven or stove in the kitchen. These are the days of outdoor grilling, cool salads and simple suppers.... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Be prepared for earthquakes

The July 4 magnitude 6.4 quake that was felt by millions of Southern California residents occurred at 10:33 a.m., 7.5 miles southwest of Searles Valley. At 8:19 p.m., July 5, a larg... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Community Hall gets new grant

The Anza Community Building Board of Directors met Thursday, July 11, at the Community Hall. Present were Secretary Noel Donahue, Keith Richardson, Terry Gormley Seddon, Treasurer Barbara Keller, President Jonathan Schmidt, Vice... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

FUN Group donates to Trona following quake

During the Cranston Fire over a year ago, many organizations came together to help those cut off from consistent power for 10 days. Using the Anza Community Hall as a main base,... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Oak Grove hosts monthly swap meet

For residents who enjoy shady vistas, flea market treasure hunting, local conversations and a pancake breakfast, the monthly swap meet at the Oak Grove Community Hall is just the... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AVMAC meets with Assemblyman Voepel's representative

The Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council conducted their bimonthly meeting at the Community Hall Wednesday, July 10. Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington's Legislative... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Country Arts and Crafts Fair features conceptual designer Lori Jo Wood

Top local artists will welcome guests to the Country Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emerald Creek Winery in Warner Springs,... — Updated 7/12/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AYSO is looking for athletes

The American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1641 season will start Saturday, Aug. 25, in Anza, and the group invites local soccer hopefuls ages 4 and older to play. "Registration... — Updated 7/12/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Schmidt teaches community about rattlesnakes

The droning of a Southern Pacific rattlesnake, the opportunity to hold a rosy boa and close-up looks at a Chilean rose hair tarantula and a desert hairy scorpion thrilled participan... — Updated 7/12/2019

 

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