Sanctuary state bill could be opportunity for California split

Although the legislation which if passed would make the entirety of California a “sanctuary state” for those entering the country illegally is philosophically distasteful for residents of many California counties, it may also present a greater opportunity to split California into multiple states. In recent years, agricultural interests have advocated splitting California into multiple states […]

Hosed at the pump

That’s the message from Governor Brown and his Sacramento allies as they passed Senate Bill 1, imposing massive tax increases on California’s motorists. Our worn-out roads are a direct result of failed leadership and broken promises, not a lack of money.  Californians already pay among the highest fuel and vehicle fees in the nation. Even […]

Reality Rally offers up fun for the entire family

By the time you get around to reading this, Reality Rally 2017 will be in full swing, but it’s not too late to join in the fun and raise funds for Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center while meeting some of reality television’s biggest names. Now in its seventh year, Reality Rally takes place April […]

My bills are moving

March has been a busy month in Sacramento as the Legislature moves into high gear. Happily, four of my bills have received overwhelming bipartisan support, all passing votes in their respective committees March 21. My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education Act, passed the Assembly Health Committee in a unanimous vote. The […]

Americans hope for better days

Dr. Glenn Mollette Special to Valley News We hope for fewer taxes instead of more taxes. We hope for better fiscal spending and less wasteful spending. It would be nice if the very poor who are hurting could be helped until they are back on their feet. However, the idea of delivering lifetime checks to adults […]

Protecting California wildlife

My Assembly Bill, AB 1031, will help California’s native wildlife receive care and rehabilitation provided by nonprofit organizations throughout the state.  My bill allows taxpayers filing their tax returns to voluntarily `check off’ a specified amount to support the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund. On a daily basis, California’s animal rehabilitation organizations rescue injured, sick or orphaned […]

Tiedman named 2017 Woman of the Year

I am honored to name Martha “Marty” Tiedeman my Woman of the Year for 2017. California’s Woman of the Year program was founded 30 years ago to celebrate contributions to society made by our state’s remarkable women. With her long history of dedicated public service, Marty Tiedeman is well-deserving of this recognition. Marty’s public service […]

Be safe while enjoying this year’s exceptional wildflower bloom

Be safe while enjoying this year’s exceptional wildflower bloom

I recently drove over to Lake Elsinore to get some photos for my story on the addition of Airstreams and retro camping experiences at La Laguna Resort in this week’s Valley News. I spent about 30 minutes or so with Mr. Williams down at the bait shop and store. He was full of knowledge and […]