Meet the candidates, 5 vie for 2 seats on AEC Board

Five candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for three seats on the Anza Electric Cooperative Inc.’s Board of Directors. Incumbent Harold Burdick, Annett Gilliam and Elena Maflaare all seeking seats for District I, Billy Adams, also an incumbent, is running unopposed for District II and incumbent Joel Carlisle will face off against Alan […]

New Riverside Country Marijuana Ordinance now in effect

Sheriff’s deputies now have more authority to cite or arrest illegal marijuana growers in and around the Anza Valley under a new Riverside County Marijuana Ordinance that went into effect Tuesday, July 2. The new ordinance crafted by Riverside County First District Supervisor Kevin Jefferies and former Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone was passed by […]

Caltrans cutting no trees along Hwy 371

No trees along Anza’s Highway 371 will be removed during the ongoing Caltrans widening project, according to Caltrans officials. “We are sensitive to the communities concerns and have made a design exception to the Highway 371 widening project,” said Joy Schneider, Caltrans public information officer Friday. A group of old historic trees along the south […]

HHS Secretary Burwell issues statement on Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON—On June 25 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell issued the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. Americans in all 50 states […]

Fire chief warns about dangers of illegal fireworks

RIVERSIDE—Fireworks are illegal in Riverside County, with the exception of the cities of Desert Hot Springs, Blythe, Coachella and Indio. Riverside County law enforcement has a zero tolerance policy against those who sell, purchase, transport, store or use fireworks in Riverside County and are subject to fines of up to $500 and confiscation of the […]

Anza VFW Post #1873 and its Auxiliaries July News

I hope everyone gets out to support our Anza Days festivities. I know there are bigger and more elaborate celebrations elsewhere, but when you get hot and tired, it’s not too far to go home and relax. That is, after you stop by the Post for cool refreshment and one of Ron’s famous burgers. Hope […]

Anza Trail Town Vision group gains county support

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington gave his nod to helping Anza become a long envisioned “Trail Town” for equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers and off roaders following a presentation by the Anza Area Trail Town Committee in Hemet. With Washington’s support the committee hopes Riverside County will revisit its historic trail maps and consider […]

CHP Fourth of July anti-DUI campaign begins Friday

RIVERSIDE – Don’t drink and drive, speed or text – but keep your seatbelt on – while driving in Riverside County or anywhere else this Fourth of July weekend, because the California Highway Patrol will be out in force beginning today. Beginning at 6 p.m., the CHP will initiate its “maximum enforcement” campaign, during which all available officers will […]

Budget deal fails to address state’s most pressing issues

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today (June 19, 2015) responded to the vote on the budget deal between Governor Brown and the majority party, saying the plan failed to address the important priorities like speeding up the construction of new water storage. He applauded the Governor for insisting on fiscal discipline in the final budget […]

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