Career training is needed for job growth

The best way to reduce poverty is to bring more of citizens into the workforce. While government subsidies can help overcome temporary setbacks, the only permanent way to increase overall prosperity is through permanent, well-paying jobs. Unfortunately, many Californians are now struggling to secure good jobs, even though many jobs are available. In 2012, the […]

Violent Inauguration Day protests don’t make much sense to me

After Trump took his oath of office and the pomp and circumstance that followed had been adequately covered Friday, Jan. 20, the news stayed on. Almost every network was reporting on the anti-Trump protests in D.C. where 217 protestors were arrested after they smashed windows in businesses, damaged cars and threw rocks at police, several […]

Presidential popular vote advocates should start with superdelegates, caucuses

The calls to abolish the Electoral College and utilize only a national popular vote for the presidential elections are the very reason Donald Trump carried 30 of the 50 states. The Electoral College protects the small states and the advocates of replacing the Electoral College showed that they are not in the best interests of small […]

California’s water outlook is brighter, but …

Though it’s still early, this year’s storms have brought increased precipitation, including heavy snowfall in the Sierras. Our real problem isn’t lack of rain, it’s a lack of water storage capacity. Despite voter approval of the $7.1 billion water bond in 2014, including $2.7 billion earmarked for new dams and reservoirs, few projects are currently underway. […]

Assemblywoman Melendez responds to Governor Brown’s 2017-18 budget proposal

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, (R – Lake Elsinore), released the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2017-18 state budget. “I commend the governor for not increasing spending in his proposal,” Melendez said. “However, it is unacceptable that he does not prioritize investing in our roads and paying down our wall […]

Uncle Bob’s hosts successful toy drive

Uncle Bob’s hosts successful toy drive

Dear Editor, We are very proud to share that our Uncle Bob’s Sports Bar & Grill community raised over $3,500 in donations during our recent TOYS-FOR-TOTS toy drive! We had some amazing help from our local businesses, youth organizations, neighborhood community and our dedicated guests and staff. A special thank you goes out to the […]

High cost of medical care in California

Ed Hubler Special to Valley News Ever wondered why medical costs are so high in California, the highest in the nation, and in particular Riverside County, the 5th highest in California? Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, establishes the fees doctors and hospitals are allowed to charge Medicare patients, but […]

Starting off the new year right

Each new year is a new opportunity, in my opinion. Whether it be the dreaded weight loss/get healthy resolution, a chance to learn something new or visit somewhere I have never been, the start of a new year signals a chance to change myself and my life for the better. This year is no different […]

A thank you for septic service

With Christmas on its way, and having thought we had things in order, we had our septic tank collapse. I let the dogs out first thing in the morning, with my coffee in hand, and found a huge hole in the asphalt road which winds around the side of the property. Thank goodness, my Dane […]