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 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 City News Service    Anza 

Fire chief lifts burn ban countywide

A ban on open burning for agricultural operations and clearing excess foliage on residential properties, with some limitations, in portions of Riverside County was lifted because of the onset of cool, wet weather, Fire Department... — 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 City News Service    Anza 

Highway 243 reopens to motorists after weeklong closure

A stretch of state Route 243 north of Idyllwild was shut down for a week while crews repaired culverts alongside the mountain highway, and Caltrans advised commuters to plan ahead and avoid the area. According to Caltrans District... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story

 By Harold Pease Ph D    Anza 

Civil war first begins with words

Civil wars first begin with words. There is now little decorum or civility from the media of both political parties which now openly call opponents liars and traitors; such hostile words were not previously used in respected media... — Updated 12/14/2018

 By Kim Harris    Anza 

Long awaited election results reveal instant gratification is not always the best

It’s been a long four weeks. Twice a week since election night I have spent time checking results on the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website. I watched as the number of provisional and mail in ballots waiting to be... — Updated 12/14/2018

 By City News Service    Anza 

Woman seriously injured in mauling by dogs in Anza

ANZA - A woman suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to a hospital when she was attacked and mauled by three dogs in the unincorporated county area of Anza on Saturday, Dec. 15. The attack was reported just after 9:40... — Updated 12/15/2018 Full story

 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


Project 371 meets with Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor representatives

Project 371 founder Bud Elmore and several concerned Anza Valley residents met with Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington's legislative assistant Brian Tisdale Wednesday,... — 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


Prepare vehicles for winter weather

Winter weather is here on the hill, with the resulting freezing temperatures, icy roads, precipitation and mud. These conditions are hard on cars or trucks, but there are several... — Updated 12/7/2018


Residents warned to be wary of potential scams during holidays

RIVERSIDE – The holidays open the door to all types of scams, and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office warned residents to be particularly careful when making purchases via the internet, because cyber criminals are... — Updated 12/7/2018


Volunteers needed for recycling classes and events

RIVERSIDE – Interested in helping the environment, composting or recycling? Become an outreach volunteer with the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources. Outreach volunteers assist with classes or events by interacting... — Updated 12/7/2018


High Country 4-H Club Bubble Fun

The 4-H Club leader, Allison Renck, put on an exciting bubble project Nov. 10 at the 4-H Club headquarters in Anza. She put it on for both 4-H Club members and nonmembers. There... — Updated 12/7/2018

 By Nancy Lea Speer    Anza

"Some Things Wondrous"

Six a.m. November 10. Wrapped in the arms of his loving wife, my brother, Davey, slipped from life. Some things wondrous I recall. January 21. 1951. Davey came home to me. I held my brother, small as could be, as a few brief... — Updated 12/7/2018


Obituary: David Edmund Speer

In the arms of his loving wife, Nov. 10, 2018, David Edmund Speer of Anza passed away. He was born Jan. 21, 1951. He is survived by his wife of almost nine years, Guizhen Speer,... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story

 By Tonie Ford    Anza

Anza VFW Post 1873 and Auxiliary announce December menu, events

ANZA – Just a reminder that the Anza Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1873 is still looking for volunteers to cook, prep or work the dinners. We have great help but can always use more. Activities for December, which is National... — Updated 12/7/2018

 By Harold Pease Ph D    Anza

Birth tourism is not constitutional, end by executive order

Birth tourism, presently running rampart in the United States, is where foreigners intentionally coordinate their delivery dates with tourism ensuring that the birth happens while in this country. They remain the weeks necessary... — Updated 12/7/2018

 By Jane Chastain    Anza

Man-woman wage gap explained, again

Why do more college-educated women continue to prefer Democratic candidates over Republican? Surely they are smart enough to understand that capitalism, which is preferred by Republicans, though not perfect, provides a higher... — Updated 12/7/2018

 By Harold Pease Ph D    Anza

The Mayflower Compact facilitated Pilgrim starvation

The pilgrims realized that some kind of governing document was needed for the new colony, “as human nature is prone to disunity and differences that could be disruptive of peace.” Gov. William Bradford described the... — Updated 11/30/2018

 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


Idyllwild grinding facility is closed Mondays effective Dec. 1

 IDYLLWILD – The Idyllwild grinding facility will be closed Mondays starting Dec. 1, through April 30. Weekday operations will continue Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. The... — Updated 11/30/2018


Huskies pack into county animal shelters

RIVERSIDE – Huskies are filling up animal shelters throughout Riverside County, a trend likely attributable to a television series that features the breed, officials said, asking... — Updated 11/30/2018


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