2016 tax season opens Jan. 19 for taxpayers   

WASHINGTON – Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law the week before, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Dec. 21 that the nation’s tax season will begin as scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 19. The IRS will begin accepting individual electronic returns that day. The IRS expects to receive more than 150 million […]

Renowned metal sculptor moves to Aguanga

Forced to move from his former studio at Vail Lake Resort, renowned metal sculptor and designer Ricardo Breceda, has a new home on a 20-acre piece property in on Highway 79 in Aguanga that he hopes to soon turn into a free picnic and park area. Breceda’s realistic tin sculptures of horses and mountain goats […]

Cahuilla Mountain Sky Travel Center Open

Cahuilla Mountain Sky Travel Center Open

The long anticipated Mountain Sky Travel Center at the Cahuilla Casino on Highway 371 is now open and will provide another service station for Anza Aguanga Valley residents. The center includes a self-service gas station, a smoke shop, convenience store, and fast food service. The spacious convenience store has a large quantity of necessary food […]

Social Security decisions

Social Security decisions

When and how should you take your Social Security income benefits? Electing to take Social Security Benefits is a decision that every retiree will face. The question is, when to start and how to maximize the benefit? With less than 22 percent of financial professionals understanding Social Security and how to properly integrate benefits into […]

One month left to apply for SBA Disaster Loans for drought losses

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center–West today reminded small, nonfarm businesses in all 58 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon of the Oct. 5, 2015, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because […]

Measure to support ‘Made in America’ labeling signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Legislation to allow manufacturers to label their products “Made in America” if no more than 10 percent of the final product is made outside of the United States was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 633, authored by Senator Hill (D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties) and Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee), changes California’s 100 […]

What is in a country mile; Finding Emerald Creek Winery

Not long ago, after getting off Interstate 15, I remember traveling along Rancho California Road, Highway 79. in Temecula. I drove through the busy business section, passed a few housing developments, and by forests of Orange groves leading into the Wine Country vineyards. It seemed to take forever to get to Wine Country, but the […]

ANZA: County waste department provides free household hazardous waste collection

ANZA: County waste department provides free household hazardous waste collection

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday (August 22) in Anza at the Anza Transfer Station. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents. The department provides an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure that it is […]