3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Anza

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake today shook the area near Cahuilla, according to the U.S. National Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:45 p.m. at a depth of 3.1 miles, the agency said. Its epicenter was about six miles southwest of Anza and 19 miles south of Hemet. There were no reports of injuries.

4 displaced, 1 injured following structure, vegetation fire in Anza

4 displaced, 1 injured following structure, vegetation fire in Anza

Four adults were displaced from their home and one person was injured Saturday, Dec. 9, after a blaze consumed the home and spread to two acres of vegetation, fire officials say. The incident was reported shortly after 9 a.m. in the 38100 block of Cary Road, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news […]

Two hospitalized following two-vehicle crash in Anza

Two hospitalized following two-vehicle crash in Anza

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries Friday, Nov. 17, after a crash between a passenger vehicle and an off-road vehicle, fire and sheriff’s officials said. The incident happened about 4:35 p.m. in the 59000 block of Everett Road, according to a Riverside County Fire Department news release. Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vasquez said […]

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 […]

Quake threat lurking in ‘Anza Gap,’ UC Riverside research says

Quake threat lurking in ‘Anza Gap,’ UC Riverside research says

A relatively inactive segment of the San Andreas Fault system known as the “Anza Gap” in south central Riverside County could set loose a moderate to severe earthquake due to deep tectonic plate shifts that aren’t fully understood, according to research published by a pair of UC Riverside scientists. Professor Abhijit Ghosh and graduate student […]

Trailer destroyed in structure fire

Trailer destroyed in structure fire

A home was totally destroyed and two people were displaced following a structure fire in the 42200 block of Lilac Lane in Anza Tuesday, Oct. 10. The fire was first reported at about 9 p.m., officials said. The initial report, written by Riverside County Fire Department/Cal Fire Spokeswoman Jody Hagemann, indicated a singlewide mobile home was […]

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