Morrell staff holds mobile office hours in Menifee

MENIFEE – District staff from the office of state Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Inland Empire, will hold office hours at the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, beginning 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 12. Constituents can stop by to discuss statewide or community issues as well as seek help with problems they may be having with […]

REAL ID is coming

Get ready to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. Under the federal REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, the DMV must meet requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by adding new enhancements to California driver’s licenses and identification cards. The DMV will begin offering REAL IDs on Jan. 22, 2018, in order to meet the Oct. 1, […]

Hacking public infrastructure

Last week, cyber-criminal hackers attacked the Sacramento Regional Transit system, erasing computer programs that affected internal operations, including computers that assign bus routes throughout the Sacramento region. More harm was threatened if SacRT failed to meet a ransom demand. The ransom message was sent via Facebook demanding a bitcoin payment, with a value above $8,000 immediately. SacRT […]

Changing the culture in Sacramento

Last month 140 legislators, staffers, consultants and lobbyists signed a letter declaring that there is a “pervasive culture of sexual harassment” in Sacramento. Signatories include six current legislators, a Board of Equalization member and both Republicans and Democrats. Allegations have been made against current and past legislators. Unfortunately, given the power and influence of some […]

Unique San Diego agriculture thrives

More than 14 percent of the nation’s agricultural exports come from California. The state produces over one-third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the fruits and nuts. Contrary to what many people in Northern California may think much of California’s abundance originates from Southern California. The farms and farmers here are unique in many ways. […]

Our Backyard Friends

California is a great state with a rich diversity of native wildlife.  In the mid-1980s, I took Project Wildlife training as a native songbird rehabilitator, and have rescued many orphaned baby birds or injured adults through the decades. This session my AB 1031, signed into law, creates the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund setting up […]

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