ANZA: Jury seated for trial of felon accused of molesting runaways

ANZA: Jury seated for trial of felon accused of molesting runaways

A jury was seated today for the trial of a convicted felon accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats and intimidation to keep them under control. Randy John Morasch, 55, could face life in prison if convicted of two dozen felony charges, including forcible sodomy, kidnapping […]

10 injured in crash in Pinyon Pines area, fire officials say

10 injured in crash in Pinyon Pines area, fire officials say

Ten people were injured Sunday, Nov. 12, following a traffic crash between a passenger vehicle and an off-road recreational vehicle in a community east of Anza, fire officials said. The crash was reported about 12:03 p.m. in the 7000 block of Highway 74 in the Pinyon Pines area, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire […]

UPDATED: 1 displaced in house and vegetation fire in Pine Cove

UPDATED: 1 displaced in house and vegetation fire in Pine Cove

A man was displaced from his Pine Cove home on Saturday, Nov. 11, after misplaced fireplace ashes sparked a blaze that consumed the home and some surrounding brush, fire officials said. The fire was reported shortly before 12:50 p.m. in the 52900 block of Fern Land Drive, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department […]

Frequency changed, KOYT 96.3 community radio to return within weeks

Frequency changed, KOYT 96.3 community radio to return within weeks

Anza’s only community radio station, KOYT 96.3, which has been off the air since July, may be coming back to the airwaves soon with a new frequency, stronger signal and better coverage, following an antenna move now in progress. The new radio frequency at “KOYT 97.1 means more fun,” members of the Anza Community Broadcasting […]

Cahuilla Market Halloween party raises money for High Country Boys and Girls Club

Cahuilla Market Halloween party raises money for High Country Boys and Girls Club

The Cahuilla Mountain Market in Anza was transformed into a creepy, spooktacular gathering of ghouls, princesses, hillbillies, zombies and even a grim reaper, Saturday, Oct. 28. Owner Jorge Rodriguez hosted a Halloween party as Mark Huston and the Workin’ Men entertained the crowd and party goers dined on pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, jalapeno ginger corn […]

Lake Riverside Estates hosts Halloween Fun Show

Lake Riverside Estates hosts Halloween Fun Show

The blustery day did not prevent children and parents from attending the Lake Riverside Estates Halloween Fun Show Saturday, Oct. 21, in Lake Riverside. The event centered around the community’s Equestrian Center and featured horse-themed activities for the children. Besides several live horses to meet, there were games, costumes, face painting, pumpkin painting and stick-horse racing. A bake sale provided […]