AGUANGA: Tortoise reunited with owner

SAN JACINTO  – A 200-pound tortoise that was found wandering the roads of Aguanga earlier this week was reunited with his owner today, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. The appropriately named “Tortoise” was released to Vince Tarantino, of Aguanga, who also owns another tortoise, John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said. […]

Woman killed in Mountain Center crash identified

MOUNTAIN CENTER  – A woman who was killed when her car fell about 40 feet off a highway near Mountain Center was identified today. Anna Hicks of Palm Desert, 24, died at the scene of the Friday morning crash, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. The accident occurred at 2:13 a.m. on the Pines to Palms […]

Man arrested for Anza homicide

HEMET – A probationer accused of shooting a man and dumping his body in the San Bernardino National Forest, just north of Anza, was being held today in lieu of $1 million bail. Craig Douglas Falconer, 33, of Hemet was arrested during a traffic stop Friday afternoon and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Falconer is […]

Man arrested for alleged chapel burglary

ANZA—A parolee was caught with goods pilfered from a church in Anza and arrested, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies announced on Sunday, July 19. An alarm call was sent from the Calvary Chapel in Anza at 11:31 p.m. last Friday, said Sgt. Robert Duckett at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrived to the chapel, in […]

Measure to Support “Made in America” Labeling in California Passes Final Hurdle, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Assemblyman Brian Jones Special to Anza Valley Outlook   SACRAMENTO – Legislation to allow manufacturers to label their products “Made in America” if no more than 10 percent of the final product is made outside of the United States passed the California State Assembly today and now moves to the Governor’s desk for signature.  Senate […]

Dear Editor,

Isn’t it interesting that when the price of crude oil dropped like a rock, losing over 50 percent of its value, the price of gasoline in California inched down in price but never hitting the same decline as crude oil. Then when the price of crude oil raised a few dollars the price of gasoline […]

Anza Community Members,

I have not nor have ever been involved with Annette Gilliam’s campaign seeking office with the AEC. Mr. Kohout states in his recent article, “She admitted that she never reads either of our two local newspapers, but somehow she needs to be on the Board at the Chamber of Commerce, along with her “campaign manager” Megan […]

Anne Martha Beatrice Tortez Hamilton

Last Full Blood Cahuilla Spiritual Leader, Fluent Speaker sadly gone… Anne Martha Beatrice Tortez Hamilton made her journey into the last direction on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Anne was born at the Soboba Indian Hospital on September 6, 1932 to her parents Rosanda Apapas Hopkins Tortez Lugo of Cahuilla Reservation and Joseph Domingo Tortez of […]

Small rural businesses get a win in Menifee with new ordinance

MENIFEE—On June 3, the Menifee City Council conducted a “Second Reading” and formally adopted a new ordinance (Chapter 9.54 Land Use and Business Registration) that is of great significance to the Menifee rural business community. According to Michael Machado, CEO of Irontree Consulting & Mitigation, the new ordinance is making history as one of the […]

Motorist injured in two-car collision

AGUANGA – A motorist was injured today in a two-car collision in Aguanga that flipped one of the vehicles onto its roof. The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. on Sage Road, near Benton Road, about six miles east of Winchester, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Crews pried the driver out of the vehicle that overturned. The […]