Nonprofit offers easy to follow earthquake tips

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers the following easy and affordable earthquake safety tips for residents. Look Up 1. Support ceiling fans and light pendants with bracing wire secured to a screw eye embedded at least an inch into the ceiling joist. Look Around Secure hanging artwork and furniture with these easy and affordable steps.  […]

Get your holiday tree home safely

Get your holiday tree home safely

Nothing says “It’s the holidays!” like tying a tree to the top of your car and driving it around town before placing it in a bucket of water in your living room for a couple of months. Ah, Christmas! Here are a few tips on selecting, securing and setting up a Christmas tree in your […]

Growing up in Anza: Bringing down the barn

Growing up in Anza: Bringing down the barn

Kathie Beale Writer On Nov. 8 of this year, the old barn at the old Kellogg Ranch was brought down to the ground. Though I am very saddened by this, I know with the demolition there will be a birth of a new barn. Change is good and new growth brings new beginnings. That is […]

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 […]

Cooking Corner

Cooking Corner

Food and our favorite recipes are an intricate part of life. This week Managing Editor Kim Harris shares an old family favorite that she first tasted as a small child when her grandmother had the family over for dinner on a cold winter’s night. If you make any of the recipes Anza Valley Outlook shares, […]

Valley Water issue discussion Planned at AGWA Summit

ANZA – Anza Ground Water Association will hold the second annual Anza Water Summit the Anza Community Hall Sat. Oct. 24 with a report on the Anza Valley watershed, groundwater and wells. The summit will include panel presentations on the area’s critical water supplies in connection with the California drought. The summit will include a […]

 Early Fall Color Could Be Sign of Tree Distress

In many parts of North America, people will soon enjoy one of nature’s finest shows – fall foliage. Color-changing leaves make for a beautiful display, but early changes in leaf-color can be a sign that your tree is stressed and vulnerable to insect and disease attack. If the leaves on your trees are changing color […]