Summer reading program a huge success

Summer reading program a huge success

The Anza Public Library just ended its summer reading program, hailing it as a huge success. The program was attended by 70 kids during its five-week run in July and, considering the rural location, scattered population and lack of public transportation, the attendance numbers alone were enough to deem it successful. Since many of the […]

AVMAC to meet

The Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council (AVMAC) will meet Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at Community Hall. (A non-participatory council meeting will take place at 6 p.m.) The featured topic will be “Anza’s Future Village Center,” presented by Community Planner Frank Miller. Miller will discuss borrowing from Temecula’s new vision and goals study for Old […]

Fire Safe Council offers home safety tips

It is an unfortunate fact that many fires start inside the home but many could be preventable if homeowners/renters followed a few safety tips. The Anza Fire Safe Council and the local Cal Fire Department would like to pass along these very important tips for keeping your house fire-safe and hopefully fire-preventable. Kitchen • Maintain […]

Need a sign?

Residents are asked to report missing street signs, streets that have never had signs or streets with different or numerous names to Robyn Garrison with the Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council (AVMAC). AVMAC is working with the county, Supervisor Jeff Stone and the California Department of Forestry to rectify these problems. To contact Garrison, call […]


In 2001 or 2002 I started a communication breakfast, which I still hold most months now. I was looking over some notes from 2002 and we had representatives from Senator Hollingsworth, Fire Chief Riverside County, Superintendent Jim Venable, Sheriff Representatives, Mary Bono’s representative, Electric Co-op, Chamber of Commerce and others. Our last meeting was Friday, […]

Girl Scouts begin journey to New Age

Before you take a journey, you need to know the destination. This summer the Girl Scouts are inviting members to set out a journey of “change” that is billed as a “leadership experience.” However, it was inspired by a New Age group and it may take you or your daughter to a place that is […]

Thieves find the trees at Woods Valley

Thieves find the trees at Woods Valley

“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.” –Rita Mae Brown Rita Mae sort of got it right. Except in a golfing foursome, insanity just sort of randomly jumps from one […]

4-H is for the kids

Hello! My name is Morgan Yerxa and I am the new journalist for 4-H. In 4-H there is a variety of groups: computer, cooking, sewing, hiking, crafts and the new rocketry group. There are a lot of animal groups, too: dog, goat, cow, pig, horse, guinea pig and rabbit. The kids who have an animal […]