County Supervisor Washington holds meeting with Anza Valley constituents

County Supervisor Washington holds meeting with Anza Valley constituents

Marijuana eradication in the Anza Valley became the main topic of discussion during the Anza Community Meeting with Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington and his staff on June 8 at the Anza Community Center. The meeting, called by the appointed Anza Valley Municipal Advisory Commission, introduced the new supervisor to the community and gave residents […]

Electric bill reductions expected for AEC members in September

More than 4,000 Anza Electric Cooperative members, due to a favorable 2014 financial report, will see reduced September electric bills, announced Kevin Short, the cooperative’s general manager. Short explained that during the past few years, the not-for-profit cooperative has realized a $500,000 financial gain from reduced operating expenses and interest reductions. “Because we are a […]

First Anza Cahuilla Band of Indians gathering on July 25

Cahuilla Indians from throughout Southern California and guests will be coming together at the Anza Indian Reservation for bird singing, dancing and competitive sports activities at the first Anza Cahuilla Band of Indians gathering on July 25. Anza Cahuilla Band Tribal Chairman Luther Salgado Sr. said the tribe has sent out invitations to other reservations […]

New Riverside Country Marijuana Ordinance now in effect

Sheriff’s deputies now have more authority to cite or arrest illegal marijuana growers in and around the Anza Valley under a new Riverside County Marijuana Ordinance that went into effect Tuesday, July 2. The new ordinance crafted by Riverside County First District Supervisor Kevin Jefferies and former Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone was passed by […]

Caltrans cutting no trees along Hwy 371

No trees along Anza’s Highway 371 will be removed during the ongoing Caltrans widening project, according to Caltrans officials. “We are sensitive to the communities concerns and have made a design exception to the Highway 371 widening project,” said Joy Schneider, Caltrans public information officer Friday. A group of old historic trees along the south […]

Anza Trail Town Vision group gains county support

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington gave his nod to helping Anza become a long envisioned “Trail Town” for equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers and off roaders following a presentation by the Anza Area Trail Town Committee in Hemet. With Washington’s support the committee hopes Riverside County will revisit its historic trail maps and consider […]

Fire fee recipients told to pay, but petition for refund

Fire fee recipients told to pay, but petition for refund

Over 100 Anza area residents agreeing the annual California Fire Prevention fee is “illegal”, appeared Friday at the Anza Community Center at a town meeting called by Senator Jeff Stone (R-28th Dist.) and Board of Equalization representatives. This month California landowners with habitable structures were sent the annual averaged $150 per parcel Fire Prevention Fee […]

ConnectAnza crews prepare for installation on Highway 371

ConnectAnza crews prepare for installation on Highway 371

ConnectAnza lift trucks and wire spoolers with their crews will be on the job putting up new fiberoptic internet lines along Highway 371 in Anza within weeks. “This will be our first test to connect high speed fiberoptic internet to our customers,” said Kevin Short, general manager of Anza Electric Cooperative sorting through new Internet […]

Anza VFW Post #1873 and its Auxiliaries Mid-June News

I hope everyone got their gardens planted. We couldn’t possibly get another freeze – although you never know. I can’t remember (at my age, that’s no big surprise) such a crazy weather year all over the country. It’s been either feast or famine where the rain is concerned.  Equal opportunity doesn’t pertain to Mother Nature. […]