President outlines plan to fight ISIS, urges tolerance

Editor’s note; On Sunday, Dec. 6, President Barack Obama addressed the nation following the mass shooting in San Bernardino. Following the address this was sent as an email to newspapers across the country. The following is the letter in its entirety. Tonight, I addressed the nation from the Oval Office on my top priority as […]

Community Hall Tree lights up Anza for its 8th Year

Community Hall Tree lights up Anza for its 8th Year

The theme of the Anza’s eighth annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 5 was presented much like the lyrics of the old German Carol “Tannenbaum” or “O’ Christmas Tree,” as the crowd stood out in the windy 50 degree weather to see their beloved tree light up the street. The special event warmed them up after […]

Cottonwood School’s 2nd Annual Writing Awards hosts Author Kevin Gerard

Cottonwood School’s 2nd Annual Writing Awards hosts Author Kevin Gerard

Kevin Gerard, the author of “Diego’s Dragon,” took time from his writing to visit Cottonwood School of Aguanga and host the Middle School’s Writing Awards Event on November 19. The event was held in the school’s multi-purpose room and it was decorated with artwork done by students. Gerard’s “Diego’s Dragon,” is book that appeals to […]

Faith for You

This is a saying from “Live and Learn and Pass It On” that a very concerned 14-year-old wrote’ It may well be a good thought for adults as well. “I’ve learned that when someone is looking sad, or says something bad happened, never say, “What’s the matter? Or “What’s wrong?” Always say, “What do you […]

Letter from the Anza Community Hall President

With my President’s Reports, I have repeatedly informed the board and members that the correction notice we received last April from the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, for the kitchen corrections, was incomplete. Our goal was to complete those corrections before receiving a new correction notice for the balance of the required upgrades, giving […]

Memory verse of the week

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Courtesy of Living Hope Christian fellowship. Living Hope can be found […]

Cooking Corner

Cooking Corner

Food and our favorite recipes are an intricate part of life. We are sharing Donna Schumacher’s private collection of recipes gathered over her 80 plus years. In her life time she was a chef to many famous people as well as those connected to the entertainment industry. As social coordinator for the Treasure Island, a […]

Santa to arrive in Anza

Santa to arrive in Anza

Santa is scheduled to arrive at the Anza Community Hall on Dec. 5 at 5:15p.m. according to Hall President Noel Donahue. “We plan to light the tree around 5:30 p.m. Then we will enter the Hall for pictures with Santa, Donahue reported. “There will be free hot chocolate and a free spaghetti dinner provided. We […]

AVMAC to host a talk on ‘El Niño and You’

Anza’s AVMAC will be hosting a talk on “El Niño and You,” presented by the Riverside County Emergency Management Department on Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Anza Community Hall in Anza on Hwy 371. They will be handing out free sandbags to all who attend. The El Nino weather pattern in simple terms is […]

Recent rains lower National Forest fire restrictions

SAN BERNARDINO – Fire restrictions on campfire rings, charcoal burners in the San Bernardino National Forest lands surrounding the Anza and Garner Valleys have been reduced because of recent rains, the U.S. Forest Service announced this week. San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron also announced that recreational target shooting is again permitted in designated […]

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