Did a Storm Damage Your Tree?

ANZA – Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Snapped or downed trees should be removed, but what about a tree that only suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe enough to keep? Assessing the damage Minor damage – with only the […]

The Countryside of Life

The Countryside of Life

Living out in the country, our thoughts turn to the possibilities of raising our own food, getting close to our ancestral roots, close to nature and closer to our own food source.  Some in the valley have been more successful than others at this. Experimenting with raising what feeds us and makes a ranch a home. […]

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, […]

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