December news from Anza VFW Post 1873 and its Auxiliary

Winter and Christmas are fast approaching. We undoubtedly won’t be anticipating either day to delight us with a snowfall – even if it is light. There’s both good and bad sides to not having snow. It may be beautiful but can cause a myriad problems. Since we have no say in the matter, we should […]

Find the best thrift deals for the holidays

‘Tis the season for gift giving and merriment and for avoiding the credit card bill, but is it possible to give unique, creative and unexpected gifts on a budget and avoid a massive shock to the pocketbook? By shopping at the local thrift store or swap meet, yes. From finding first edition novels to discovering […]

Taxing Christmas: A satirical look ahead

The country is now almost 20 trillion dollars in debt.  Many erroneously believe that the only way to solve this problem is to increase taxes rather than to cut spending.  Judging by extreme laws passed and proposed in recent years, including the 15 percent Christmas Tree Tax unsuccessfully advocated by President Obama in 2011, a […]

Christmas, Food for the Faithful style

Christmas, Food for the Faithful style

  Christmas fun was provided for area children Saturday, Dec. 17, by Food for the Faithful. The event was held in Valley Gospel Chapel’s fellowship hall which they had tastefully decorated in holiday cheer for the party. Santa, toys, cookies, candy and a hamburger or hot dog lunch was provided. There was even a coffee […]

A Christmas stolen

Years ago, in Anza, California, my wife and I had a small business. In those days having a small business in Anza was a tough proposition, It was hard to get and build an inventory as everything had to come from “off the Hill” undoubtedly the worst time was in the winter. Trade slowed down, […]

From The Heart volunteers, local churches and groups make Christmas bright for over 400 area children

From The Heart volunteers, local churches and groups make Christmas bright for over 400 area children

Ten Christmases after their first Gift Giveaway, From the Heart Women’s Christian Ministries are still making Christmas bright for area families. Christmas is generally a magical time for most children they dream at Christmastime of what they want and may find under the Christmas tree with great anticipation. But for many families finding themselves in […]

Your life in photos

Your life in photos

Every week, the Anza Valley Outlook gives locals the opportunity to share their captured moments with others. From birthday parties and graduations, to landscapes and wildlife, Anza Valley Outlook is looking for photos of all sorts and the stories that go with them. Those who would like to submit a photo(s) with an accompanying caption(s) […]