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 By Kim Harris    Opinion 

Long awaited election results reveal instant gratification is not always the best

It’s been a long four weeks. Twice a week since election night I have spent time checking results on the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website. I watched as the number of provisional and mail in ballots waiting to be... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story


I am back at it

Last week the state Legislature returned to the state Capitol where I joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to welcome our colleagues for a brief and mostly ceremonial session to... — Updated 12/14/2018

 By Rusty Weiss    Opinion

State regulators are destroying a lifeline for small businesses

Running a business is a blood sport. Just half survive their first five years. Only one in three makes it to year 10. When disaster strikes – sales dip or equipment breaks – most small businesses have no choice but to close.... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story


Welcome to the Grape State of California

Last week the Assembly Select committee on Wine and also the Governmental Organization Committee met in San Diego to discuss issues facing California’s wine industry. The... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story


The Mayflower Compact facilitated Pilgrim starvation

The pilgrims realized that some kind of governing document was needed for the new colony, “as human nature is prone to disunity and differences that could be disruptive of peace.” Gov. William Bradford described the... — Updated 11/29/2018


We're open for business

The holidays are here, the elections are behind us and the Legislature is out of session. But if the need arises, my office is here to help. Since joining the Legislature six years ago, my district and Capitol offices have... — Updated 11/29/2018


Girls Scouts help a family's neighborhood gain a 'Deaf Children Near' sign

Part of Girl Scout Troop 273 had the first Deaf Children Near sign put up in Temecula, Sept. 20. The sign was put up to ensure the safety of Oywn Mick. He became deaf at 18 months... — Updated 11/22/2018


Big changes in Sacramento

The Legislature will convene Dec. 3, for one day to swear in new members and start the 2019-2020 two-year session, that will begin in earnest Jan. 7. Big changes are coming to... — Updated 11/22/2018


Editor's Note

The deadline for all letters, announcements and press releases for the Nov. 30 issue will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. Obituaries for that issue will be accepted no later than noon, Friday, Nov. 23. All submissions should be sent... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story


Honoring Service and Leadership

Over the past year I have been honored to recognize dozens of organizations and individuals that protect and serve the public, assist those in need, educate our youth and help keep... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story


Republicans choose representatives who will keep working for the rich

Dear Editor, Many Republican voters in this area should be ashamed. Ken Calvert never comes to this home district for town hall meetings, and Julia Peacock would have been a very effective replacement.  More amazing were those in... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story



The deadline for all letters, announcements and press releases for the Nov. 22 issue will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Obituaries for that issue will be accepted no later than noon, Friday, Nov. 16. All submissions should be sent... — Updated 11/9/2018


DMV updates are on the way

The Department of Motor Vehicles has been in the news a lot recently. Problems have included long wait times, computer crashes and voter registration errors. The DMV is just one... — Updated 11/9/2018


Board of Supervisors' cannabis grow limits supports black market

Editor’s note; This letter was submitted to Anza Valley Outlook by the author, after he submitted a copy to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Dear Editor,  It does not seem fair to limit cannabis grow permits to 50... — Updated 11/9/2018

 By Kim Harris    Opinion

Becoming informed essential part of a voter's responsibility

Editor’s Note; This is a reprint of an editorial that ran in the Oct. 7, 2016, edition of Valley News. The information in this editorial is as relevant now as it was back then. Every couple of years I get the pleasure of... — Updated 11/1/2018


Intellectual and developmental disabilities matter

As a member of the bipartisan Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, chaired by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D – Fairfield, I invite you to... — Updated 11/1/2018


An open letter to the community

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Voters have a choice

Voters have a choice Nov. 6: to re-elect a congressman who has spent 25 years avoiding the people of his own district or to vote for real representation. My name is Julia Peacock, and I’m a teacher running for Congress because w... — Updated 11/1/2018

 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Luther's Reformation shows importance of accurate communications

The upcoming Oct. 31 anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation shows the importance of accurate communications and the consequences of poor communications. When Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the church door at... — Updated 10/25/2018


Affordable California?

Upset about the high cost of living in California? Some call it the “Sunshine Tax,” the price residents pay to live here, but that price has become unbearable. Families,... — Updated 10/25/2018


Donate blood locally

In today’s high speed, highly competitive and intense partisan divide, there are few things that unite Americans more than taking care of the needs of local communities. One of those needs is having enough whole blood on hand... — Updated 10/25/2018


Thank you for supporting Valley Resource Center

The Veterans 5-kilometer Walk/Run & Car Show was a success thanks to all those who showed their support. We appreciate all of our sponsors, the city of Menifee, MSJC Menifee, Eyekon Radio, our donors, the vendors who came out, the... — Updated 10/25/2018

 By Julie Reeder    Opinion

Farewell to Sen. Joel Anderson

Poet Robert Frost exclaimed, "Nothing gold can stay" and that is how I and likely many of the almost 1 million constituents of California state Sen. Joel Anderson feel as his term... — Updated 10/19/2018


TVEA recommends Hinkson, Brosch and Skumawitz for TVUSD governing board

The Temecula Valley Educators Association has announced recommendations for Temecula Valley Unified School District school board in the upcoming by-trustee district election. The teacher’s association has met with candidates... — Updated 10/19/2018


Health care access matters

Access to affordable health care, keeping your own doctor, covering pre-existing conditions, expanding mental health and substance use disorder treatments and children’s health... — Updated 10/19/2018


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