Board authorizes $10 million more for jail construction budget

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized a $10.2 million increase in the budget for construction of the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, mostly to cover higher insurance costs. The board’s 5-0 vote, made without comment, granted the Riverside County Economic Development Agency the additional funds from bond proceeds generated from […]

Supervisor Washington unveils ‘Lift Up Rivco’ vision

RIVERSIDE – Supervisor Chuck Washington unveiled a four-cornered plan to improve the quality of life in Riverside County during the board of supervisors’ workshop, Feb. 6. Based on comparative national, state and neighboring county statistics for health, median family incomes and poverty levels, Washington asked his staff to outline Riverside County’s current ranking and provide […]

Riverside County ‘Educator of the Year’ named in surprise visit to Hemet Unified School District

Riverside County ‘Educator of the Year’ named in surprise visit to Hemet Unified School District

HEMET – Running the Hemet Unified School District’s Instructional Publication Center for the last decade, Karl Melzer knows how to handle paper jams – a common occurrence when printing 30 million pages of instructional materials each year. But having an entourage of dignitaries and photographers invade his print shop to surprise him with the 2018 […]

Board OKs ban on industrial hemp operations

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors approved an interim ordinance prohibiting the industrial cultivation of hemp in unincorporated communities as a precautionary move against potential criminal activity. The Office of County Counsel submitted the measure, for which the board voted 5-0 without comment. According to Chief Counsel Greg Priamos, the urgency or interim, ordinance is needed […]

Riverside County Department of Animal Services to speak at the upcoming Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting

ANZA – Staff from Riverside County Department of Animal Services will speak to the community 7 p.m., March 14, about the services that Animal Services provides and address any concerns the community has regarding Animal Services in the local communities within the Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Council area. The staff members speaking at the AVMAC […]

Violent crime down countywide

RIVERSIDE – Offenses ranging from murder to larceny dropped in 2017 in cities and unincorporated communities served by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, lowering the overall crime rate by 2.2 percent, according to preliminary figures released recently. Sheriff’s officials said that thanks to stepped up crime prevention and resolution methods, the Part I crime rate […]

Riverside Superior Court to accept civil grand juror applications

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Superior Court announced that it is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors for time period, July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Those interested in serving as a grand juror must have the following qualifications: citizen of the United States; 18 […]

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes south of Anza

ANZA – A preliminary magnitude 3.8 earthquake with an epicenter about 11 miles east-southeast of Anza struck Monday, Feb. 26, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which was recorded at 10:44 a.m., according to a computer-generated report from the USGS. Residents from across […]

Anza Area Trail Town to celebrate National Trails Day

ANZA – Anza Area Trail Town presents the 2018 National Trails Day Celebration Saturday, June 2, at Minor Park in Anza. The celebration begins 8 a.m. with a fun and easy, 1.5-mile hike to the Hamilton Museum and back to the park. Registered walkers get a commemorative T-shirt by signing up no later than May […]

Your Life in Photos

Your Life in Photos

Every week, the Anza Valley Outlook gives locals the opportunity to share their captured moments with others. From birthday parties and graduations, to landscapes and wildlife, Anza Valley Outlook is looking for photos of all sorts. Those who would like to submit a photo(s) with an accompanying caption(s) should send them to Adrian Campos, […]

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