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 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

County gives tips on refrigerator disposal

When that faithful refrigerator or freezer finally refuses to cool properly, it is time to think about disposal. But California and federal laws are strict regarding the discarding... — Updated 9/12/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Local author publishes book about life in Ireland

Local author Toni "Antoinette" Berthelotte has created a novel about life in Ireland in the 1600s. Her work is getting rave reviews both online and on area social media sites.... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Sacred Heart Church hosts Community Fiesta

The Sacred Heart Church in Anza held their annual Community Fiesta Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Native dancers, food, music, games, raffles, bingo, a bouncy house, horse... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Aguanga resident receives CoBank scholarship for No Barriers USA program

The Anza Electric Cooperative and their finance partner, CoBank, announced the acceptance of local Aguanga veteran Andrea Beach into the No Barriers USA Program for 2019 in July. T... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Anza Summer Nights wraps up season with car show, concert

The final Anza Summer Nights concert and car show event in Minor Park went out with a bang Saturday, Sept. 7, and will be back again next summer. The event included classic cars,... — Updated 9/13/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Anza Community Hall board approves land donation for new septic system

The Anza Community Building board of directors met Thursday, Aug. 29, for the member meeting of the Anza Community Building Inc. The meeting was attended by about 30 people. Present... — Updated 9/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Recent Anza and Aguanga fires upset residents

Several fires have scorched the Anza Valley and surrounding environs during August. According to authorities, all fire causes are under investigation. Arson has not been ruled out,... — Updated 9/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Bobcats conquer Army-Navy Academy

The Hamilton Bobcat football team won their second game of the season in Carlsbad against Army-Navy Academy Friday, Aug. 30. A successful team effort resulted in a 31-8 victory for... — Updated 9/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Weed abatement and hazard elimination improves fire safety

When authorities talk about defensible space – the area between a home and a potential fiery disaster – they are being deadly serious. Mowing, weedwacking, pruning and... — Updated 9/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

ConnectAnza installs fiber optics at Red Mountain fire tower

ConnectAnza technicians installed fiber-optic high speed internet service at the Red Mountain Fire Lookout in Sage Wednesday, July 17. The Anza Electric Cooperative is donating the... — Updated 8/30/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

County collects hazardous household waste for safe disposal

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources conducted a free household hazardous-waste collection event Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Anza Transfer Station. Residents arrived... — Updated 8/30/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

CHP enforces turnout laws

California Highway Patrol officers were out in force in the Anza Valley Monday, Aug. 19. Besides enforcing speeding and reckless driving violations on state highway 371, commercial... — Updated 8/30/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Riverside County sheriffs conduct 'Marijuana Monday' enforcement activities

"Marijuana Monday" cannabis enforcement activities resulted in six people being arrested and several tons of illicitly grown marijuana seized when the Riverside County Sheriff's... — Updated 8/30/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Mysterious death of Christina Tarin

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were made aware of a death in the area of Terwilliger Road in the unincorporated town of Anza, Friday, July 26, about 6:37 a. m., as reported by Cal Fire. Fire personnel said that July 25,... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

From the Heart gives away backpacks and school supplies

Students received haircuts, new backpacks, shoes, socks and school supplies at the annual From the Heart backpack giveaway Saturday, Aug. 10, in Anza. Many charitable... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

California buckwheat blooms in Anza

The wildflower bloom continues into the hot days of summer with displays of California buckwheat shrubs found throughout the Anza Valley. While not a wheat species, the plant is... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Sage Town Hall Association Barbecue unveils surprise announcement

The Sage Town Hall Association member appreciation event took place Saturday, Aug. 17, hosted by the Collins Ranch with artists, musical entertainment, food and a surprise... — Updated 8/23/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Your life in photos

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

 

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