Tom Firth elected to AEC Board of Directors

Anza Electric Cooperative announced Tom Firth, well-known Anza resident and horseman, has won the election for the open AEC Board of Directors at large seat. Firth replaces Paul Elmore, a longtime board member who was killed in a motorcycle accident in July. The election was held during November after ballots were sent out to the […]

Bobcats running back Randy Lopez earns Bob Stangel Award

Bobcats running back Randy Lopez earns Bob Stangel Award

Randy Lopez, Hamilton High School Football teams outstanding senior running back and safety may be small in frame put has helped lead his team in touchdowns during the past four years with the Bobcats. Nobody is prouder of his achievements than Hamilton Bobcats football coach Keith Moorman and his mother, Catalina Lopez. His outstanding achievements […]

HUSD Superintendent Barrett sees district progress

HUSD Superintendent Barrett sees district progress

Six months have passed since Christi Barrett became the new superintendent of the 21,000 student Hemet Unified School District and has cemented strong relationships with the school board, teachers, staff and district students. While the HUSD Board had other choices, they chose Barrett, only 41-years-age, who was working as the Val Verde School District superintendent […]

Olivet University conducts first Winter Art Show

Olivet University conducts first Winter Art Show

The hall was filled with excitement and the students at Olivet University were all smiles showing off their pencil and oil creations at the first Olivet School of Art and Design winter art exhibition Saturday evening Dec. 10 at the campus on Tripp Flats Road in Anza. Smart phones and cameras clicked and buzzed as […]

U.S. Forest Service local volunteers honored

U.S. Forest Service local volunteers honored

The members of the Forest Service Volunteer Association that have put in thousands of hours of volunteer service for the San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District in the past year were honored Sunday, Dec. 4. The volunteers that offered their services on the wilderness trails, the forest service campgrounds, the biologists and lookout […]

Anza Valley Artists name new officers

Anza Valley Artists name new officers

Anza Valley Artists officers for 2017 were named at a recent meeting. The Anza Valley Artists group continues to grow in the Valley with more than 17 members. The AVA President Rosie Grindle will remain in her post for another year since the bylaws require two years of service. The new vice president is Daniel […]

Mr. Happy’s Mercantile now open in Anza

Mr. Happy’s Mercantile now open in Anza

They came from as far away as Anaheim to help celebrate the official grand opening of Mr. Happy’s Mercantile Nov. 26. Anza’s newest retail store at 57475 Highway 371 specializes in local artist’s creations and period antiques. Robert Sawtelle, along with his wife Teresa, daughters Raelyn and Annalyn and mother Rusty Browning stayed busy throughout […]

Ninth annual Christmas Tree lighting to warm Anza Dec. 3

  If the weatherman is right the planned Dec. 3 gala Christmas in Anza Valley Christmas tree lighting extravaganza should be chilly but free of rain with hundreds of local residents, relatives and visitors attending who will brighten up the holidays. The annual event in front of the Anza Community Hall will include food vendors, […]

New Santa Margarita Water Master to be appointed; Commercial water systems under AG discussion

  A new Santa Margarita Watershed water master will be appointed Friday, Nov. 18, by a 9th District Federal Court Magistrate and the Riverside County Counsel is conferring with the California Attorney General’s office on the issues on allowing public water systems for Anza Valley developments. Several Anza developers, for almost a decade, have been […]