Deputy Frank Hamilton murdered but never forgotten

April 8, 1895, is a date that many local historians know well. That was the day 122 years ago this year that Riverside County Special Deputy Sheriff Frank Hamilton and another man, Albert Larson, were fatally shot by Charles Marshall. Hamilton succumbed to his gunshot wounds the following day, April 9. Many Anza residents are familiar with the […]

Anza Poultry Jubilee crowing into town

Anza Poultry Jubilee crowing into town

The annual Anza Poultry Jubilee is coming to the Organic Feed Store at 56390 Hwy. 371 in Anza, Saturday, May 6. The special event to answer questions and educate those interested in raising the different types of poultry and birds will be hosted by Stephanie May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the feed […]

Tasty Knarley Dog makes Mr. Happy’s happier

Tasty Knarley Dog makes Mr. Happy’s happier

There’s a new chef in town. Talented, entertaining, skilled in his culinary art and above all, funny. Yes, you cannot order amazing tri-tip, chicken breast or pork tenderloin sandwiches or delectable teriyaki burgers from “Knarley Dog” without rolling with laughter. Also known as Chef R. G. Hirsch, he has recently taken up residence in Anza and can be […]

Lake Riverside Estates holds fun-filled Easter egg hunt

Lake Riverside Estates holds fun-filled Easter egg hunt

The Easter Bunny was up before dawn April 8, hopping around hiding candy-filled plastic eggs and putting the finishing touches on special gift baskets and prizes in Lake Riverside Estates. Eggs were hidden all over the playground area at Lake Riverside while 35 excited children toyed with their colorful baskets in anticipation of the event to come. Cool weather necessitated moving the start time […]

High Country Conservancy celebrates California Poppy Day

High Country Conservancy celebrates California Poppy Day

The High Country Conservancy and volunteers celebrated California Poppy Day April 6, by weeding the field of native California poppies on the east side of the Little Red Schoolhouse in Anza. Conservancy founder and Secretary Marea Stinnett supplied and helped install composite edging for around the garden. The California State Legislature adopted the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) as […]

F. U. N. Group goes the extra mile at free meal event

F. U. N. Group goes the extra mile at free meal event

Talented volunteers once again went the extra mile to ensure a good meal and fun event for many local Anza residents. The Community Hall parking lot was transformed into a huge outdoor party Saturday, March 26, as Anza’s own F. U. N. Group (Friends Uniting Neighbors) hosted a free community barbecue for anyone that wished to attend. […]

HUSD holds LCAP Town Hall Advisory Meeting with parents

HUSD holds LCAP Town Hall Advisory Meeting with parents

Hamilton K-8 hosted a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Town Hall Advisory Meeting with Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) Superintendent Christi Barrett and other district members March 30. The event was held in Room 301 and a continental breakfast was served. The room was packed to capacity with parents, guardians and community leaders. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Assistant […]

Know the laws when playing off-road in Riverside County

Know the laws when playing off-road in Riverside County

For many, living in the country means wide-open spaces, freedom to roam and to pretty much do as you please. It has been a long-standing tradition in many areas to jump on your dirt bike, all-terrain vehicle or other off road vehicle and go for a ride. But in unincorporated Riverside County, it is important to know the […]

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