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 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Bobcat boys' basketball falls to Sherman Indians

The Hamilton High School gymnasium exploded with thrill-packed basketball action as the varsity Bobcat players took on the Sherman Indian Braves Thursday, Jan. 10, ultimately... — Updated 1/18/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

AVMAC hosts animal control during monthly meeting

Special guest speakers Michelle DeArmond, chief of staff for Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington, and Lt. John Stephens and Sgt. Lesley Huennekens of Riverside County... — Updated 1/18/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Afghanistan War veteran receives golf chair

Lake Riverside Estates resident and four-tour war veteran Sgt. William Hamlett received a Paramobile from the Stand Up and Play Foundation, and he and his wife Krystle took delivery... — Updated 1/18/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Animal Services explains county rules for dogs

With the recent tragic dog attack on a woman in December and the resulting reaction from Riverside County Animal Services personnel to try to get a handle on the exploding dog probl... — Updated 1/18/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Library crafts offers fun for the family throughout holiday season

The Anza Library was a hub of Christmas activity in the weeks preceding the holiday. "This December at the library, we had several different crafts, one of which ran almost the... — Updated 1/11/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza teen designs state of the art drone

Anza is home to a number of talented, creative, brilliant and famous residents. And among these notable people is a quiet 17-year-old who has successfully designed, built, marketed... — Updated 1/11/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Kids of Anza brings joy with Christmas toy giveaway

After weeks of collecting new toys for the Kids of Anza Toy Drive, the day finally arrived to disperse them to deserving children Friday, Dec. 21. Cahuilla Casino collected new... — Updated 1/4/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hamilton K-8 Holiday Open House celebrates 9 years

Proud parents, teachers, staff and siblings raised the roof of the Hamilton K-8 School's multimedia room with raucous applause as students performed at their ninth annual Holiday... — Updated 1/4/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Cottonwood School spelling bee sees 35 students compete

Cottonwood School in Aguanga elementary and middle school saw 35 students participate in the school's spelling bee Tuesday, Dec. 18.  Organized by Language Arts teacher Charles... — Updated 1/4/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AVCS presents annual Christmas dinner and play

The Anza Valley Christian School hosted their 14th annual Christmas Dinner and Play at the Anza First Southern Baptist Church's Thompson Hall Friday, Dec. 14.  The event featured... — Updated 12/27/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

County Animal Control performs sweep following dog attack on Anza woman

A dog attack spurred Riverside County Department of Animal Services to conduct a sweep, searching for stray dogs and violations in Anza Wednesday, Dec. 19. "We did a sweep in the... — Updated 12/27/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Local woman creates gift baskets of love

Michelle Aarvig is a perky, good-humored and sensitive woman, who is always offering to give her time to help others, her friends said. Recently she said she felt the need to do... — Updated 12/27/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

ACIL Cookies with Santa brings festive fun to Little Red School House

Santa, elves, crafts, hot cocoa, hundreds of cookies and overflowing Christmas magic made for an exciting evening at Anza Civic Improvement League's "Cookies with Santa at the Park"... — Updated 12/21/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Sage Town Hall Association hosts Riverside County Land Management and Transportation Division

A meeting of the Sage Town Hall Association was held at the Sage Fire Station 28 Monday, Dec. 10. Residents from Anza and Sage attended. Sage Town Hall Association was formed in 2017 by a group of citizens seeking to inform and adv... — Updated 12/21/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Anza

Christmas excitement is growing in the Anza Valley. From traditional decorations to the many variations, winter solstice celebrations inspire creativity in the season. Outdoor... — Updated 12/21/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

High Country Youth Center continues to move forward

The High Country Boys and Girls Club, the inspiration of local community activist Robyn Garrison, began in 2008 with the creation of a 501(c)(3) along with six additional Anza... — Updated 12/21/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Lions Club hosts mayoral election

Doggie tail wags, twitching mule ears and joyous non-partisan panting greeted participants and onlookers at the Anza Lions Club Mayor of Anza event Saturday, Dec. 1. Gymkhana field... — Updated 12/14/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Local plumber assists people in Boston following natural gas explosions

Local plumber and owner of Elect Plumbing and Drain of Aguanga, Steve Gardner answered a call to assist in rebuilding the pipes and gas structures that were destroyed in the tragic... — Updated 12/14/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Follow tips from local professionals to help the garden flourish this winter

Winter chills and inclement weather need not spell the end of gardening endeavors in high country. There are many vegetables that grow very well this time of year and provide... — Updated 12/14/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Waffle the corgi remembered

Waffle was a special dog. He was popular on social media, entertaining his family's friends and neighbors with his good-humored disposition and fun-loving ways. He was dearly... — Updated 12/14/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Christmas Tree lights up the night sky

Santa and Mrs. Claus, special holiday dancers and enthusiastic carolers helped make the 12th annual Anza Christmas Tree Lighting and Dinner event at the Community Hall Saturday,... — Updated 12/7/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Celebrate Recovery hears from new 'Broken Chains' ministry

The Celebrate Recovery group at the Anza First Southern Baptist Church hosted guest speakers from the new ministry Broken Chains, Friday, Nov. 30. Roy and Lisa R. made... — Updated 12/7/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Firefighters hold training drills at Haunted Maze

Firefighters from Anza Station 29 made good use of the Haunted Maze at the Community Hall after its Halloween spookiness had ended and before it was disassembled. The first responde... — Updated 11/30/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Spaghetti dinner benefits Hamilton School students' trips to Washington and New York City

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was held at the Anza Community Hall Saturday, Nov. 17, to raise money to help send 15 Hamilton middle and high school students to Washington and New... — Updated 11/30/2018

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AVMAC hears from CalTrans, Sen. Jeff Stone representative at recent meeting

Guest speakers Caltrans Government Affairs Liaison for District 8 David Matza and Caltrans Office Chief Moe Bhuyian were on hand for the Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council... — Updated 11/30/2018

 

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