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January to become human trafficking awareness month in California

Last month, I introduced House Resolution 7, which is jointly authored with Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino. HR 7 declares January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in California, part of a nationwide effort... — Updated 2/19/2019

 

Trump duped, globalists love his new NAFTA/TPP merged agreement

No one has been more outspoken against the globalist agenda than President Donald Trump. His “America First” platform is the very antithesis of their plans for world government. It is primarily the reason all globalists,... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

Developmental disabilities deserve funding

California has been transitioning from residential to community-based care for people with developmental disabilities, with the state expecting to see substantial cost savings. Whil... — Updated 2/8/2019

 

Wise savings made for California

California appears to be flush with cash. Last November, the Legislative Analyst’s office reported a $14.8 billion surplus for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That was later... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Joe Naiman    Opinion

Myth underscores need to emphasize local news

What many people have taken for granted that due to the words a well-known song is likely a myth, but it shows the importance of reading a local newspaper that emphasizes local news rather than reading only state or national news.... — Updated 1/31/2019

 

Socialism destroys Venezuelan economy, freshmen democrats want it here

Hugo Chavez proclaimed Dec. 6, 1998, when he was elected president of Venezuela, “Venezuela’s resurrection is under way and nothing and nobody can stop it.” At the time Venezuela had one of the best economies and highest per... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Big issues are on the table

California has a new governor, a new budget plan and a new legislative session that just began. Needless to say, many important issues will be discussed in Sacramento over the... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

Listen to 'the most important political address of 2018'

The United States is quickly becoming divided into the globalists and the patriots. They are at total war against each other. Since they are ideologically incomparable, only one side can win. In time, everyone will support one... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

Split Roll?

As most people know, Proposition 13 limits annual property tax increases to a maximum of 2 percent each year and continues to save California homeowners money ever since it was over... — Updated 1/17/2019

 

'Shutdown' is necessary for national security

The federal government desperately needs to diet. Much of its spending is constitutionally dubious, and it is immoral to pass the national debt, now exceeding $21 trillion, to the yet-unborn children. The government needs to... — Updated 1/10/2019

 

California legislators go back to 2019 session

The California Capitol saw 120 California legislators assemble Jan. 7, to begin the 2019-2020 session. Almost 3,000 bills will probably be introduced over the next few weeks. Some... — Updated 1/10/2019

 

Why a national marijuana law could be closer to reality in 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – So far, the task of loosening marijuana laws has been left to individual states to implement.  But that mission changed when the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives last month. “The states hav... — Updated 1/10/2019

 
 By Bob Magee    Opinion

Assist the mentally ill, protect our public spaces

Riverside City Councilman Mike Soubirous got it right in his Dec. 20, 2018, op-ed piece in the Press Enterprise: "It's time for a statewide mental health system overhaul." Several... — Updated 1/4/2019

 

Support our students

As the mother of a high school senior who just completed his college applications, I realize the importance of encouraging academic success. That’s why I’m so happy to support... — Updated 1/4/2019

 

A Capitol Christmas Tradition continues

Holiday celebrations began in the California State Capitol in 1869 when the building first opened. Past governors decorated the Capitol with wreaths and their offices with trees,... — Updated 12/27/2018

 

Letter to the editor

There were many voters here in Menifee that were watching the vote counting every day just like yourself. Fifteen years ago, a unified school district petition drive for Menifee was started by Fred Twyman. He asked if I would help... — Updated 12/27/2018

 
 By Lynn Effinger    Opinion

Oak Grove Center shines bright

Oak Grove Center used to be one of the best kept secrets of the Temecula Valley. Not anymore. It has become a beacon of light that is known to so many throughout the community and beyond, due to the Herculean efforts of CEO Tammy... — Updated 12/20/2018

 

Keep it local

When you’re out shopping for that last-minute gift or for someone hard to please, don’t forget to take a look at some of the offerings from our locally owned businesses. From... — Updated 12/20/2018

 
 By Jane Chastain    Opinion

Lumps of coal in taxpayer stockings

Good little boys and girls must wait until Christmas morning to see what Santa brings them for Christmas. Likewise, good little taxpayers are expected to wait until Christmas to see what they get from Congress in the way of a... — Updated 12/20/2018

 
 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

 

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