AVMAC meeting reviews Anza’s place in county cannabis discussions, water rights lawsuits

AVMAC meeting reviews Anza’s place in county cannabis discussions, water rights lawsuits

The Anza Valley Municipal Action Council conducted their meeting Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Community Hall in Anza. The meeting was well-attended; the people met to meet and discuss their concerns with the guest speakers, Riverside County Planning Director Charissa Leach and retired Riverside County Planning Department member Jerry Jolliffe. AVMAC board members present were Sharon […]

HUSD announces new attendance policies

Parents returning their children to the Hamilton and Cottonwood schools received a notice regarding changes in the attendance policies for the Hemet Unified School District schools. An informational flyer said, “Education Code Section 48260 defines a truant as a pupil who has missed more than 30 minutes on three days without a valid excuse in […]

Local man helps Texas hurricane victims

Local man helps Texas hurricane victims

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, causing catastrophic damage and flooding, people came together from all over the country, and even the world, to assist those affected. Local Anza resident Brian Linderholm organized a humanitarian mission to help with rescues, food and medicine distribution and security in the devastated areas. Linderholm is a […]

Cub Scouts learn all about reptiles at special meeting

Cub Scouts learn all about reptiles at special meeting

Anza Cub Scout Pack 319 got a special treat at their meeting, Sept. 13, in Anza. Venomous snake expert Johnathan Schmidt and local reptile collector and educator Angelina Gahler gave presentations outlining the delights and dangers of some of the local and not-so-local, cold-blooded reptilian creatures. After the Boy Scout proceedings and the Pledge of […]

Riverside County Code Enforcement reminds citizens that marijuana cultivation is still illegal

Riverside County Code Enforcement reminds citizens that marijuana cultivation is still illegal

Riverside County Code Enforcement officers cover a lot of ground in the unincorporated parts of the county. Despite reductions in staffing levels and budget, they have investigated everything from nonpermitted construction, junk vehicle and rubbish abatement to roadside vending violations and illegal grading. They also enforce Riverside County Ordinance 925, which deals with marijuana cultivation […]

Traveling Tarantulas wander the countryside

Traveling Tarantulas wander the countryside

It’s tarantula time again. Male tarantulas are marching forth, looking for mates among the canyons, deserts, scrub lands and yes, even neighborhood backyards. The California Ebony Tarantula, or Aphonopelma eutylenum by its scientific name, and the Desert Blond Tarantula, or Aphonopelma chalcodes, are the most common Southern California tarantula species whose males are now on […]

Sage Town Hall Association holds ‘Meet and Greet’ barbecue fundraiser

Sage Town Hall Association holds ‘Meet and Greet’ barbecue fundraiser

The newly formed Sage Town Hall Association held a “Meet and Greet” barbecue dinner at Fire Station No. 28 on Sage Road Saturday, Aug. 26. The event was well attended by concerned local citizens. The Sage Town Hall Association is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving historical landmarks, combating community deterioration and unifying the residents […]

Lions’ spaghetti dinner raises funds for the community

Lions’ spaghetti dinner raises funds for the community

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was held by the Anza Lions Club at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1873 Sunday, Aug. 27. The event helped raise money for the VFW and the Terwilliger Community Association to begin much-needed repairs on the aging building. The fundraising goal is $7,650. The event was attended by hungry locals, […]