Quake threat lurking in ‘Anza Gap,’ UC Riverside research says

Quake threat lurking in ‘Anza Gap,’ UC Riverside research says

A relatively inactive segment of the San Andreas Fault system known as the “Anza Gap” in south central Riverside County could set loose a moderate to severe earthquake due to deep tectonic plate shifts that aren’t fully understood, according to research published by a pair of UC Riverside scientists. Professor Abhijit Ghosh and graduate student […]

ANZA: Kidnapping was false alarm, sheriff’s department says

ANZA – A 28-year-old Anza man who deputies originally said was kidnapped at gunpoint from his home by four suspects during an apparent marijuana robbery was found safe and unharmed, and no abduction actually occurred, the sheriff’s department reported today. In a statement released Monday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said Spencer Hayes was “considered to have […]

ANZA: Car crash injures one

ANZA – One person suffered major injuries when a vehicle went about 30 feet off Highway 371 in Anza, authorities said Sunday. The incident was reported at 4:49 p.m. Sunday on Highway 371 at Kirby Road, according to Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, […]

Small earthquake rattles Anza

ANZA – A small earthquake rattled the mountains between San Diego and Palm Springs today. Automated sensors detected a magnitude 3.4 quake, with an epicenter near Anza, at 56 seconds after 12 noon Monday. The small town is on Highway 371 between Temecula and the Coachella Valley, about 18 miles south-southwest of Palm Springs and […]

Anza Valley water well permits held up by federal courts

This is the third of a series of articles exploring water rights issues facing residents, realtors and developers in the Anza and Aguanga Valleys. The denial of a request by Thomas Mountain Ranch developer to amend the 46-unit housing project off Bautista Canyon Road in Anza to include a community water system by the Riverside […]

78-year-old motorcyclist killed in Temecula head-on collision

78-year-old motorcyclist killed in Temecula head-on collision

TEMECULA – A 78-year-old motorcycle rider was killed in a head-on traffic collision Saturday, July 16. The accident occurred at 6:44 p.m. near the intersection of Rainbow Canyon Road, about one-half mile south of Bay Hill Drive, in  Temecula, according to sheriff officials. Emergency first responders rushed to the location after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received […]