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 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

 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


'Heroes' mural paying tribute to firefighters unveiled in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD – Call it an early Christmas present or a Thanksgiving blessing, but Idyllwild residents have a beautiful new mural to visit. Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor... — 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

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Graffiti Coffee Shop celebrates first anniversary

The Graffiti Coffee Shop held its first anniversary celebration Sunday, Nov. 18. Free coffee, a flea market, a bouncy slide for the children and prize wheel spins for giveaways of... — Updated 11/30/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Boy Scout Troop 319 replaces flags at Hemet's Gibbel Park

Several Anza Boy Scout Troop 319 members performed a good deed for the community Saturday, Nov. 17. Scoutmaster Norman Faleono and Scouts Zack Vollen, Alex Nashon and Sale Faleono... — Updated 11/30/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Community Hall meeting covers business membership loophole

The Anza Community Building Board of Directors met Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Community Hall. The meeting was well-attended by about 35 members. Present were Noel Donahue, president;... — Updated 11/23/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

A short history of the North American turkey

Turkeys are popular, and whether people are commenting on their apparent lack of intelligence, pretty feathers, delicious taste and how clever their wild relatives can be, they... — Updated 11/23/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Boy Scout Troop 319 hosts Community Appreciation Dinner

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted the Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 319's Community Appreciation Dinner to honor several of Anza's charity organizations... — Updated 11/23/2018

 By Diane Sieker    Anza

Thanksgiving recipes from Anza and Aguanga residents

Thanksgiving is surely a time for being thankful, but just as importantly, it is a season for feasting, football and family. Special heirloom recipes are part of the holiday... — Updated 11/23/2018


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