CALIFORNIA: Life-saving drunken driving legislation SB 1046 advances

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved SB 1046 by Senator Jerry Hill, which would require ignition interlocks for all drunken driving offenders in California. The vote came at the start of one of the most dangerous long weekends of the year, when 36 percent of all traffic deaths are caused by drunk […]

State rules on primary elections cause some confusion, require that some voters receive two ballots

RIVERSIDE – As the June 7 primary election nears, California’s rules covering primary elections have created some confusion for vote-by-mail voters, especially among voters who might receive two ballots if they changed their political party preference or registered as “No Party Preference.” The Registrar of Voters has handled more than 19,000 ballot requests from voters who changed […]

Vail Ranch renovations move forward

Vail Ranch renovations move forward

Vail Ranch Restoration Association Special to Anza Valley Outlook Excitement is building as each new detail of the Vail Ranch nears completion. And those details are many! The new stable building is taking shape as the Arteco team devotes their attention to it. Spring has brought life to the trees, some which are over 100 […]

California looking to legalize recreational marijuana

California looking to legalize recreational marijuana

Jacob Preal Anza Valley Outlook Intern California may soon be legalizing recreational marijuana with a Nov. 8 ballot. The “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” received more than 600,000 signatures to qualify the initiative for the November ballot. Although this number has yet to be verified by elections officials, the coalition received […]

Sheriff’s Department announces 8 more arrested in illegal grow stings

Editor’s note; This story is part of  an ongoing series highlighting the work of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to eradicate marijuana grows in Anza and the surrounding areas. Eight more people have been arrested in string of search warrants served by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau’s Marijuana Enforcement Team in an […]

Wild horse adoption event coming to Temecula

Jacob Preal Anza Valley Outlook Intern The Bureau of Land Management will host a Wild Horse and Burro Adoption event May 21. Participants will be able to preview the mustangs and burros up for adoption at 8 a.m. and then those interested in adopting can compete in an oral bid at 10 a.m. Bids for […]

Study finds human activity is a major factor driving wildfires

WASHINGTON D.C. – A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences. The researchers systematically looked at human behaviors and climate change together, which is unique and rarely attempted on an area of land this large. The findings suggest many models of […]

ACLU and Senator Joel Anderson Host Panel on Asset Forfeiture Abuse at San Diego Law School

SAN DIEGO–State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial counties joined several panelists last week at Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Center for Criminal Law and Policy to discuss current law allowing the government to permanently take people’s private property (called “civil asset forfeiture”) and the impacts […]

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