Find the best thrift deals for the holidays

‘Tis the season for gift giving and merriment and for avoiding the credit card bill, but is it possible to give unique, creative and unexpected gifts on a budget and avoid a massive shock to the pocketbook? By shopping at the local thrift store or swap meet, yes. From finding first edition novels to discovering […]

Anza-based band produces first music video, spreads the Bible through music

Anza-based band produces first music video, spreads the Bible through music

The Thompson Family Band has been playing together for the past eight years, specializing in up-tempo Christian rock and rap, Christian traditional and contemporary worship music. The popular and talented group has been playing gigs successfully all over Southern California. The group recently changed its name to the PWR Band and produced their first music […]

Anza Lions Club holds its last Turkey Shoot of the season

Anza Lions Club holds its last Turkey Shoot of the season

A tight knit group of shooting experts, beginners, friends and family converged on the Minor Field range for the last Anza Lions Club Turkey Shoot gathering of the year Sunday, Nov. 19, for awards, prizes, friendly competition and a potluck lunch. Fourteen shooters participated in the event. Light breezes, mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine […]

Anza The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints host sheriff’s department dogs for a demonstration

Anza The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints host sheriff’s department dogs for a demonstration

“Copper,” the bloodhound, and K-9 “Wyatt,” the Belgian Malinois, put on a demonstration of their abilities and training at the Anza The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wednesday, Nov. 15. The talented dogs were assisted by their Riverside County Sheriff’s Department handlers Cpl. Todd Garvin, Deputy Wade Grier and Deputy Mark Wallace. K-9 Wyatt […]

American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1641 holds soccer awards ceremony

American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1641 holds soccer awards ceremony

The American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1641 held their awards ceremonies at the Hamilton school fields Saturday, Nov. 11. Excited, brightly uniformed children received the coveted soccer medals and participation certificates from their coaches, amid a huge mass of chaos with crowds of happy children and proud parents, grandparents and siblings milling around in total […]

Annual From The Heart Christian Women’s Ministries Holiday Dinner held at Community Hall

Annual From The Heart Christian Women’s Ministries Holiday Dinner held at Community Hall

Anza’s From The Heart Christian Women’s Ministries Holiday Dinner was held at the Community Hall Saturday, Nov. 11. The memorable evening included camaraderie, enticing food, fun, prizes and inspiration. “From The Heart Christian Women’s Ministries was started 12 years ago when founder Linda Hart wanted to do something in remembrance of her son who passed,” […]

Graffiti Coffee shop holds soft grand opening

Graffiti Coffee shop holds soft grand opening

The long-anticipated Graffiti Coffee shop held a “soft grand opening” Saturday, Nov. 11, at their location directly off state Route 371 next to Phil’s Barbershop. The buzz was in more than a cup of joe; it was all over social media and the town of Anza. Early morning commuters and housewives alike were anticipating the […]

Anza Civic Improvement League hosts Veterans Day event at the Park, gives away coats

Anza Civic Improvement League hosts Veterans Day event at the Park, gives away coats

The Anza Civic Improvement League sponsored a coat and jacket giveaway and a color guard honoring military veterans Saturday, Nov. 11, in Minor Park in Anza. The cold-weather clothing giveaway had been months in the planning, the amount of donations made it hard to display them all. Leather jackets, sweaters, hoodies, vintage coats and other […]

Highway 371 gets a cleanup thanks to Redshank Riders

Highway 371 gets a cleanup thanks to Redshank Riders

The Backcountry Horsemen of California Redshank Riders Unit cheerfully performed their Adopt-A-Highway clean up duties Saturday, Nov. 11, picking up litter along the shoulder of a portion of state Route 371. Redshank Riders members Allison Renck, Mike Lewis, Gretchen Peckham, Jack Peckham and Cathy Haun Firth came together early that morning at the Chevron gas […]