Cottonwood students honored

At the December Cottonwood School Elementary Awards Assembly, the following students were recognized. Rangel • Academic: Baylie Dell • Citizenship: Manuela Gonzalez • Spirit: Elijah Siggins Jordan • Academic: Branden Witek • Citizenship: Gabriel Gutierrez • Spirit: Hailey Bolster Packard • Academic: Megan Necochea • Citizenship: Paul Weaver • Spirit: Emily Ward, Cameron Necochea, Angel […]

Students should register for ACT by Jan. 6

The next ACT achievement test will be administered on Feb. 7. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by Jan. 6. Late registrations will be accepted Jan 7-16 for an extra fee. The cost is $31 for the traditional ACT and $46 for the ACT Plus Writing. Students should […]

Christmas Eve service welcomes community

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church would like to invite the public to a Christmas Eve service. There will be a Christmas carol sing and candle-lighting service at 6 p.m. The church is at 56095 Pena Road. For more information, call (951) 763-4226.

Generator purchase aids Temecula radio alerts

Temecula’s purchase of an electrical generator Tuesday night will soon allow the city to broadcast emergency alerts even if fires, storms, earthquakes or other disasters cut power to the area. The City Council voted to spend $103,000 to buy and permanently install a generator at the Temecula Public Library along Pauba Road. Once installed in […]

Indian Youth Rehabilitation Facility still needs location

The Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council (AVMAC) has been informed by Gary Ball of Indian Health Services (IHS) that negotiations for acquisition of 40 acres of land near Cary Road and Hwy. 371 for the proposed Indian Youth Rehabilitation facility have been terminated. Ball stated that IHS is still very much interested in locating the […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The snow finally arrived in Anza Wednesday, transforming the usual desert views into a winter wonderland. It has been threatening to come down for days and now it’s here, and how. In just a few hours there were several inches on the ground. While the scenery was magnificent, there is one thing the public needs […]

Soroptimist Thrift Store helps those in need

The Christmas season is filled with the giving spirit in Anza this year. In this declining economy, local families are struggling just to make ends meet. Sadly, turkey dinners with all the trimmings and Christmas surprises under the tree aren’t even an option in many cases. It appears that the local churches and businesses weren’t […]


I am glad I don’t have to decide to bail out the big three auto manufactures. If these shut down and lay off more workers it could put us in a full-blown depression. Unemployment is very high now. If their cars aren’t selling what good does it do to keep producing them? I think I […]

Discards help keep Anza safe

The Anza Citizen Patrol is greatly in need of donations for the swap meet. Those who have donations and need them picked up may contact Ray Howell at (951) 763-5905. These donations help fund the necessary equipment to effectively patrol the vastly spread-out neighborhoods and town.