Anza’s Hamilton K-8 2015-16 school plan presented

A comprehensive school plan including specialized teacher training, student trips, a new reading program and adding new computer equipment for Hamilton School (K-8) in Anza was presented to the Hemet Unified School District Board on Aug. 18. Hamilton School is among three schools in the district considered Title 1 schools eligible for extra funding through […]

Bank of Hemet Earns Top 200 Listing

The Bank of Hemet with its six branches, including one in Anza, has added its name to the list of the “Top 200 Healthiest Banks of 2015” at DepositAccounts.com. The bank rating was earned by showing high capitalization, deposit growth and loan reserve ratios. The Deposit Accounts organization yearly examines the activities of 6,900 banks […]

First Anza Renaissance Faire set for Nov. 14

The Anza Renaissance Faire is coming to the village Nov. 14. Word is going out to local churches, schools, civic groups, businesses, service clubs, musicians and reenactors to join in the fun on the second Saturday in November when the faire begins, said its organizers Robyn Garrison and Lorraine Elmore. The two local residents are […]

Volunteers snip out scourge of unwanted bull thistles

An entourage of U. S. Forest Service botanists, biologists and volunteers fanned out last Sunday to snip off and root out a new growth of bull thistle plants that threaten to out-compete native grasses and plants in Johnson Meadow north of Garner Valley near Anza. The group of eight volunteered to spend their day cutting […]

Anza, Sage area schools back in session with new technology

Hundreds of Anza Valley and Sage area students returned to their school classrooms this week, some boasting new smart boards, chrome books and other updated electronic equipment, designed to help improve their learning abilities. The students will see familiar teacher faces at Hamilton High School, Hamilton K-8 School and Cottonwood K-8 School. The principals report […]

Small Anza consulting firm gaining SoCal notoriety

Irontree Management Company, located in a small building off a dirt road in Anza, champions the cause of small businesses and landowners facing county code enforcement violations and is rising in notoriety throughout Southern California. The firm’s principals, small businessmen themselves, Mike Machado and Jeff Walls, recently helped a number of small rural businesses in […]

KOYT 96.3 auction spurs good support

KOYT 96.3 auction spurs good support

Several hundred Anza Valley residents appeared at the KOYT 96.3 auction at the old Whiskey River Tavern this past weekend continuing to show their strong support the planned community radio station. “The Anza people love the idea of their own radio station,” said Bud Elmore, the KOYT Board vice president at the auction. “It is […]

Volunteers snip out scourge of unwanted bull thistles

Volunteers snip out scourge of unwanted bull thistles

An entourage of U. S. Forest Service botanists, biologists and volunteers fanned out last Sunday to snip off and root out a new growth of bull thistle plants that threaten to out-compete native grasses and plants in Johnson Meadow north of Garner Valley near Anza. The group of eight volunteered to spend their day cutting […]

Two-time stroke survivor says ‘All we have is today’

Hamilton High graduate and a survivor of two devastative strokes Michelle Wulfestieg appeared Saturday in a special appearance telling members of the Anza Electric Cooperative to live each day to the fullest and “let your inner light shine.” Wulfestieg, the author of the inspiring book “All We Have Today.” Revisited her high school alma mater […]