‘Fire Prevention Fee’ explained

Fire tax? Fire fee? Have you paid it? Have you protested? Is it an illegal tax and if so, how can the state make you pay? Why do homeowners in only certain areas must pay this? It is all very confusing. The Fire Prevention Fee is an annual fee assessed to owners of “habitable structures” located […]

Firefighters make quick work of Aguanga wildfire

Firefighters make quick work of Aguanga wildfire

A brush fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in Aguanga. The incident occurred on a vacant lot at the intersection of Canter Court and Wild Horse Circle in the community of Lake Riverside Estates. Smoke from the blaze could be seen from Highway 371. Firefighters responded to reports of the fire and the first arriving engine discovered approximately […]

Hamilton K-8 holds open house

Hamilton K-8 holds open house

Hamilton K-8 school held an open house May 18, 2017, hosted by the PTSA and many volunteers. Parents and families were treated to a free baked potato bar, featuring chili, cheese, chives, sour cream and butter. Eating healthy was fun as the children created their own culinary masterpieces. After the meal, excited children lead their mothers, fathers and siblings to […]

AVMAC meeting highlights fire risk, county budget shortfalls

AVMAC meeting highlights fire risk, county budget shortfalls

The Anza Valley Municipal Action Council met at the Anza Community Hall May 10, for a meeting featuring Cal Fire Capt. David Roman and Opal Hellweg, legislative assistant to Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington as guest speakers and the swearing in of new Board members Allison Renck and Edison Gomez. AVMAC board members […]

371 Nonprofit Network discusses benefits of collaboration

371 Nonprofit Network discusses benefits of collaboration

The 371 Nonprofit Network, hosted by The High Country Conservancy and Marketplace Cooperative, Inc., held an informative exchange aimed at assisting local nonprofit organizations with smart business and marketing skills Tuesday, May 9. The discussion spotlighted the sharing of ideas concerning ways that nonprofit charity groups could work together for the good of each organization. […]

Poultry Jubilee rules the roost in Anza

Poultry Jubilee rules the roost in Anza

‘Fowl’ weather did not deter bird fans attending the Anza Poultry Jubilee on Sat., May 6. The event was held at the Organic Feed Store in Anza. There were ducks, guinea keets (babies), ducklings, fresh eggs, hatching eggs, chicken pullets, chicks of dozens of different breeds and even a tiny Serama rooster that crowed happily all day. Local […]