I’ve Got Your “Plan B” Right Here

This week, my Democrat friends in the legislature held an informational hearing on the budget. The highlight of that hearing was a request to the Governor’s staff for an alternative to the Governor’s budget in case the bond proposed by the Governor for the March 2nd ballot fails. One member exclaimed \\"I want to be […]

Assembly Passes Haynes’ Bill to Honor President Reagan

Reagan’s “Peace Through Strength” Led to the End of The Cold War SACRAMENTO-Today the California Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 164 honoring the leadership and accomplishments our 40th President, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The measure praised President Reagan for his public service, support of the armed forces, “peace through strength,” and the greatest economic […]

Conflict-of-Interest Budgeting

SCENARIO #1 “Assemblyman Smith, vote for this budget, and our union will write you a check for $15,000. Not to your campaign – to you personally. Buy a new car, get your wife a Louis Vuitton purse, get braces for your kids—we don’t care. Just vote for this budget and the money is yours. I […]

Forget the Alligators – Drain the Swamp

There’s an old adage that comes to mind when reading the Governor’s budget: \\"When you’re up to your eyeballs in alligators, it’s hard to remember that you came to drain the swamp.\\"The practical application of that adage will define the success or failure of this administration, and with it, of California. The fatal is take […]

Mr. Really-Liberal-California Politician

It’s Super Bowl time, when all the new commercials come out. Have you seen those Real Men of Genius/Real American Hero series of commercials, celebrating Mr. Way-Too-Much-Cologne Wearer or Mr. Giant-Taco-Salad Inventor? Well, they missed one. So, to help out those Madison-Avenue types who missed this obvious set of geniuses, I offer up a salute […]

Available water is closer than Mars

NASA is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to answer questions as to whether water is present on Mars. The success of the Spirit Rover in inching its way across the Red Planet’s landscape is being closely monitored by NASA scientists. That same concentration is also present in California as farm water users await the […]

California Oak Report

State Predicts Significant Forest LossesThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) recently released its Forest and Range 2003 Assessment. According to CDF California has a total of approximately 5 million acres of oak woodlands, with about 4.2 million acres in private ownership (80 percent). Private oak woodland acreage includes Blue Oak-Foothill Pine (754,000), […]

Filing paperwork early doesn’t mean you have to pay IRS early

Filing your taxes early doesn’t mean you have to pay them when you submit the paperwork to the IRS or the California Franchise Tax Board.According to the California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org), you have until April 15 to pay your 2003 taxes regardless of when you file your returns.\\"Not many people know that they don’t […]

County Supervisor Endorsement

At its monthly meeting, the Murrieta Firefighters Association voted to join other local public safety organizations in endorsing Temecula City Councilman Jeff Stone for his run for County Board of Supervisors. The association recognized Jeff’s positive approach to public safety and his progressive attitude for Southwest Riverside County.

New Republican Women’s Caucus announced by Temecula Valley Congress of Republicans

The Temecula Valley Congress of Republicans (TVCR) has announced they have formed a new Republican Women’s Caucus and have elected Robbie Motter as the Caucus’s Chair. The Republican Women’s Caucus is dedicated to electing more qualified Women to Leadership in California and the Republican Party. The TVCR is chartered by the rules of the California […]