Help your trees resist pests

On your property, insects and microorganisms abound. If this is news to you, don’t go running for the sprays and granulated “Bug Kill Stuff.” This is a natural and beneficial state, since insects and microorganisms are key components in nutrient recycling, decomposition, plant succession, natural pest control and wildlife habitat. “A landscape without insects and […]

Watch K-9 crew demonstration and enjoy a potato dinner Sept. 2

ANZA—The public is invited to join to Boy Scout Troop 319 along with Capt. Ray Woods and his K-9 Crew from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for a K-9 demonstration and potato dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church is located at […]

FUN group food delivery protocol explained

Dear Editor, I have been receiving private messages (on Facebook) from one of the people that didn’t qualify for home delivery of food, so let me explain how the FUN Group food delivery works. We believe in the biblical principle of gleaning. Anyone capable of helping themselves is expected to do some of the work […]

Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest Goes Digital in its 10th year

Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest Goes Digital in its 10th year

Borrego Springs – In 2006, Anza-Borrego Foundation launched its first Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest to celebrate the unique and natural beauty of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. In the ten years since then, the contest has grown to draw in new Park visitors, repeat photographers, and the youth contestants from the local elementary school in Borrego Springs. […]

Growing Up in Anza : The Fourth Gas Station

Growing Up in Anza : The Fourth Gas Station

Kathie Beale Columnist I would like to extend my deepest apologies to the Cantarano Family for not including their Anza gas station in the last Growing Up in Anza column (See below for the online link). There were four stations, not three. So to make amends, I am writing about their auto repair and Union […]

Selling of aborted baby body parts exposed spurring national protest Aug. 22

Created Equal On Saturday, Aug. 22 public protests of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and facilities will take place all over the United States. Thousands are expected to attend these protests with the purpose of creating awareness of the barbaric practice of abortion and the sale of aborted baby body parts – a scandal that has […]

Assemblyman Jones partners with other organizations to grant wish for ill teenager

Assemblyman Jones partners with other organizations to grant wish for ill teenager

SAN DIEGO—Assemblyman Brian Jones partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, Inc. to give a 15-year-old Wish Kid named Christopher a dream vacation in San Diego. “It was my honor to help facilitate a full Miramar Air Station experience for Christopher and his family,” […]

Do it for the Party

Dear Editor, The debate last week enforced one of the sayings that really rubs me the wrong way; “Do it for the party.”  It is the people who should elect their representation in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, not the party. The party does not vote in an election, the people do and it is about […]

Riverside County General Plan amendment hearing set for Aug. 19

RIVERSIDE—A public hearing on a large number of Riverside County General Plan amendments affecting the future plans of the unincorporated county areas will be reviewed by the Riverside County Planning Commission on Aug. 19 in Riverside. The public attending the hearing who have written their questions and concerns about the amendments will be the only […]

Heat wave expected to affect area, cooling centers open

Heat wave expected to affect area, cooling centers open

ANZA – Temperatures across Riverside County, including the Anza Valley, are expected to begin warming up today, reaching a peak of 5 to 10 degrees above average over the weekend. Highs today of 95 to 100 degrees are forecast for the valleys of Riverside County, as are highs of 103 to 108 along the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and […]