Donations sought to help community

The Anza Valley Pantry, sponsored by area churches, is accepting donations to help the community. Cash donations and nonperishable goods are being collected by the following churches: • Anza Baptist Church, (951) 763-4973 • Living Hope, (951) 763-1882 • Valley Gospel, (951) 763-1081 • Nazarene Church, (951) 763-1356 To make donations of blankets and other […]

‘Tis the season for giving

Soroptimist International of the High Country will be preparing their annual Christmas boxes for the needy of Anza and Aguanga. This is the 22nd year they will provide this service. Soroptimist is asking for any donations people are able to give to make this Christmas special for those less fortunate. Through last year’s generosity, they […]

Fire danger

Fire danger

Friday, Sept. 26, I had breakfast with Riverside County Fire Chief John Hawkins, State of California Division Chief Duane Chalee and Will, a representative from Mary Bono Mack’s office. We discussed the high fire danger in our community and all around due to the long drought we have had. I suggested the county and the […]

HCR happenings

On Sept. 27 High Country Recreation (HCR) volunteers came out to clean up the fields in anticipation of the new kickball league, which began Oct. 4. Turnout for kickball was small but all who came enjoyed a pancake breakfast. We look forward to a larger turnout in the near future. I’d like to extend a […]

First achievement awards of year presented at Hamilton K-8

The first student achievement awards for the new school year were handed out last Friday in the Hamilton K-8 multipurpose room. Several pupils received Student of the Month designation and the PRO (People Respecting Others) Award. Student of the Month awards are given to students who have improved in behavior, excelled academically or distributed some […]

Need a way to get to the polls?

Sponsored by her real estate office, ERA Excel Realty, Robyn Garrison is offering any resident in the Anza/Aguanga area a free ride to the polls on Election Day. “It would be nice if everyone called in advance so we can make a route and a schedule,” Garrison said. Voters who call before Oct. 31 will […]

Anza VFW menus and happenings

Fall is really here. I’m about ready to bring in the wood for a nice fire. Isn’t it awfully early for such cold weather? But I won’t be surprised if it warms up again for a while. Post information Post meetings are held the second Saturday at 10 a.m. The Ladies’ Auxiliary meeting is held […]

Inaugural Fiber Fest huge success

Inaugural Fiber Fest huge success

The first annual Fall Fiber Fest to be held in the Anza area is being hailed a success. The event was held at the Anza Community Hall last Saturday. Many community members and visitors browsed the vendors and attended the many classes and demonstrations. “It has been a pretty good turnout,” said event co-host Tricia […]

Bono Mack, water issue headline AVMAC meeting

Bono Mack, water issue headline AVMAC meeting

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the monthly Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council (AVMAC) meeting Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack spoke to the community on the federal government’s part in the area’s ongoing water dispute. The meeting was handled as a town hall question-and-answer time after a brief speech by the Congresswoman. Bono-Mack apologized because her time […]