None of us is racist. Right?

Bill Freeman Special to Valley News Given the recent killings of black men by white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the recent killings of white police officers by a black man in Dallas, I believe we should each examine our lives for any racist tendencies. But it’s not always easy. I grew up […]

What Obama should say, but won’t

There so much hope that we would finally heal what was left of the racial divide that exists in this country when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. That’s why many threw caution to the wind and voted for a poorly qualified man with Marxist tendencies to lead us. That’s why so […]

People are leaving

I always look forward to returning home, even when it’s only for a short break in the legislative session. Sadly, I’m often greeted by people I’ve known for years who tell me they are ‘fed up,’ and are leaving California for greener pastures elsewhere. California’s, high housing costs, the cost of commercial real estate, of electricity […]

Our right to bear arms!

Without the simple muskets and flintlocks owned by our forefathers and their shooting skills the War of Independence against England with the best well-trained armed military force in the world, may never have been won. Once that war officially began in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the British had already begun […]


Dear Editor, Thank you for printing the press release for the Boy Scout Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award. When I read the release, I realized you had gotten an earlier draft. The information about the award and event is correct, however, I was never an Eagle Scout. I was a Boy Scout, but never […]

Public schools, how we lost them

“If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.” – Mark 9:42 It’s little wonder that children in public schools from religious households are likely to dabble […]

Safeguarding the elections process

During this primary election cycle in Riverside County, hundreds of voter record abnormalities were identified, a situation exacerbated on Election Day when voters whose records had been altered without their knowledge were threatened with disenfranchisement. In response, I am introducing legislation to update and secure California’s online voter registration procedures. Unauthorized voter record changes reported […]

Thanking our donors

Dear Editor, We recently completed our annual Reality Rally and saying thank you just doesn’t seem enough to express what we feel as we see all your donations pouring in through Reality Rally for Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center. Michelle’s Place once again provided over 12 thousand services to those needing services and support […]

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor Obama has defined the enemy and the enemy is us. This morning our nation awaited a presidential statement of condolence and comfort, reassurance of our security and safety, and assurance that our enemy will be soundly defeated. What we got was an arrogant lecture from an angry, petulant child about our own shortcomings. No solace for the victims. Obama is a “Constitutional scholar” who studied our […]

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