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 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Painted lady butterflies invade Anza

For the last couple of weeks, the skies over the Anza Valley have exploded with delightful butterflies. Moving in large flocks, these determined insects have decorated cars en... — Updated 3/13/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza 

Anna Schwab creates loving home for her 'Rescue Boys'

Anna Schwab loves animals. And they love her back. In her kind and caring manner, she has managed to touch the lives of dozens of unwanted dogs, rabbits and even Guinea pigs and... — Updated 3/13/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Hamilton K-8 drama holds Imagination Machine event

Students looked on in wonder as stories they wrote came to life onstage, performed by real actors at The Imagination Machine assembly Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Hamilton K-8 School i... — Updated 3/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Veteran stranded following snowstorm gets help with supplies

On the snowy and frigid day Wednesday, Feb. 20, local veteran Max "Max Rebel III" awoke to find himself in need of food and propane. With the rains of Feb. 14 still making the dirt... — Updated 3/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Resident writes book about horse ownership

Lake Riverside Estates resident Cezanne Ryerson-Jodka has a passion for horses. But even more importantly, she has a passion to educate people about her equine friends, even if it m... — Updated 3/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Dogs work hard at the fourth annual Bulldog Revival

The fourth annual Bulldog Revival was held Saturday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 24, hosted by Maximum Power Kennels in Aguanga. Under clear skies and crisp breezes, almost 200... — Updated 3/7/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Dave Dolan lands whopper on recent fishing trip

Local fishreman Dave Dolan has outdone himself – again. He is well-known for landing good-sized fish, many even larger than himself. In a recent trip to Mexican waters, he... — Updated 2/28/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Mudfest gets down and dirty in Anza

The torrential rains, Thursday, Feb. 14, and into Friday, Feb. 15, put a slight damper on the competition at the Wellman Road Off-road Park's annual Mudfest, but the event was not... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Facebook funding campaign begins for local vet who rescues trapped vehicles

The winter rains and snowstorms have brought chaos to the Anza Valley. But amid the destruction caused by huge amounts of precipitation sweeping away roadways, creating impassable r... — Updated 2/28/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Sage Community Watch holds meeting, discusses ways to keep mail safe

Eleni Malandrinos's Sage Community Watch group hosted a meeting for residents of Sage and the surrounding vicinity Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Riverside County Fire Station 28 on Sage... — Updated 2/28/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Snowpeople invade Anza

The winter storm that blew through the valley Feb. 20-21 made travel hazardous, closed schools and businesses and created general chaos for many people. But as the flurries came to... — Updated 3/1/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Riverside County Animal Control and Code Enforcement join forces to clean up property

In the early morning hours Thursday, Feb. 7, Code Enforcement Officers, Department of Animal Services personnel, sheriffs and a fleet of tow trucks and semi tractors hauling lowboy... — Updated 2/21/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Bobcat Girls Soccer celebrates end of season with awards banquet

Hamilton High School athletes were honored at the girls' soccer awards banquet Friday, Feb. 8, in the multipurpose room at the school. Following a feast of lasagna, meatballs,... — Updated 2/21/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Bobcats fall to Hawks in action-filled basketball game

The Hamilton High School gym was the center point for varsity basketball action as the Hamilton High School Bobcats battled the Arroyo Valley Hawks Friday, Feb. 8. The home team... — Updated 2/21/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Destructive rains wreak havoc in Anza, surrounding communities

The Valentine’s Day torrential rains will not soon be forgotten. The heavens opened up Thursday, Feb. 14, and the mountain communities drowned in between 3 and 10 inches of rain... — Updated 2/21/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Snow falls in Anza

Wrapping up a week of wet weather, a Sunday night snowfall in Anza, totaling more than 4 inches in some areas, gave residents of the mountain communities beautiful landscapes to... — Updated 2/21/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Take Back Anza discusses streamlining county cannabis abatement procedures

The TakeBackaAza citizen's grass roots activist group and others met with Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington and members of his staff Thursday, Jan. 24, in Riverside. Gary... — Updated 2/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

AEC held a community meeting to explain upcoming outages

Representatives from the Anza Electric Cooperative presented an informational lecture on how the AEC works, why outages happen and what the future holds Thursday, Jan 31, at the... — Updated 2/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Bobcats end season with CIF wrestling

Bobcat wrestling athletes wrapped up their season Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Hamilton High School gym. The CIF event was attended by cheering fans, friends and families as the... — Updated 2/14/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Girl Scouts take over Anza with cookies

Girl Scout cookies have arrived, and fans in Anza are clamoring for every flavor. Local Girl Scout Troop 1805 is already filling orders.  The season started in January and will go... — Updated 2/17/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Send It Event 2019 flies into Anza

The Camp Send It motorsports off-road jumping event came flying into Anza Friday, Jan. 25, and the competition continued all weekend. The windy conditions did not deter the contestants at the Wellman Road Off-road Park, located at... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Bobcat basketball and Senior Night

Not only did the Hamilton High School gym erupt in stupendous basketball action from all three teams – varsity, junior varsity and girls – but seniors were honored for their... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk hosts leadership breakfast

The Southwest Riverside County Heart & Stroke Walk Leadership Breakfast was held at the Temecula City Hall Conference Center Wednesday, Jan. 23, with Kevin Short from the Anza... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Veteran's message is a petition to enforce existing cannabis laws

A local veterans' group has collaborated in developing a petition on the subject of illegal cannabis cultivation and its effects to be presented to law enforcement and elected... — Updated 2/8/2019

 
 By Diane Sieker    Anza

'Blood Moon' hovers over Anza Valley

The total lunar eclipse of Jan. 21 was a much-anticipated and well-documented astronomical event in the skies above the Anza Valley. Local shutterbugs captured the various phases... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

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