Support for Voter ID laws is growing, but not everyone is happy

Dan Weber President of Association of Mature American Citizens Special to Valley News Liberals seem hell bent for leather to enable voter fraud by insisting that identification verification laws are unfair. But the majority of Americans – including many Democrats – believe that verifying the identity of voters doesn’t suppress voter turnout, according to a study conducted by […]

The Legislature has adjourned

As the 2017 legislative session closes, I am pleased that most of my bill package received overwhelming support, and three of my bills have already been signed into law by Governor Brown.  Six of my bills are on the Governor’s desk, including AB 1386, a Legislative Woman’s Caucus priority bill to raise awareness for newly diagnosed breast/ovarian […]

A new initiative on drugs

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the coordinating committee of a 5-year Stanford Neurosciences Institute initiative to foster collaboration between scientists and policymakers focused on drug addiction. The Stanford initiative will be national in scope, with committee members tasked to develop plans for its launch and to provide ongoing […]

Representative Ken Calvert runs from protesters, mocks them on Twitter

To the Editor After complete silence since the November elections, @TeamCalvert took to Twitter to continue to promote this idea that many of the constituents he represents are “Pelosi liberals” working on a “liberal agenda.” Not only does Rep. Calvert vote with President Donald Trump 98 percent of the time, he even tweets immature insults […]

Ready.gov provides necessary resources for wildfire preparedness

Here in Southern California, wildfire is always a risk. But, this year thanks to soaking rains that brought the region out of the worst drought in the state’s history, the area has even more combustible materials than in previous years as new growth sprouted and took hold all throughout the Valley News coverage area. In […]

Have ‘dreamers’ help secure the border

Now that former President Barack Obama’s un-Constitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA is coming to an end as per the campaign promise of President Donald Trump, Congress now has this hot potato and must commit to securing our national borders and defending America’s sovereignty. In an institution that is clearly lacking in any […]

Changes in classification under Prop 57 puts public safety at risk

Editor’s note; the following is a letter sent to the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation from Temecula resident Rick Reiss. In this letter, Reiss addresses Prop 57 and the change in classified crimes from violent to non-violent, including Human trafficking of minor for labor, battery with serious bodily harm and exploding a bomb with […]

Native American Day

I am pleased to be a Capitol sponsor of the upcoming 50th Native American Day celebration scheduled for Sept. 22, on the south steps of the state Capitol. This year’s event will celebrate tribal sovereignty to recognize the authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within U.S. borders. San Diego County encompasses 18 reservations, more than any other […]

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: As a United States Air Force veteran who served his country and “swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic,” it saddens me to see the president of the United States act without courage and moral conscience in his response to the Charlottesville violence […]

The constitutionality of escalating war in Afghanistan

Few presidential candidates in the last seven years have campaigned more for pulling out of Afghanistan than President Donald Trump, so his decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, 16 years after it began, is a shock to many who are tired of the globalist no-win and perpetual warfare, and in part voted for him […]