What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Metastatic Breast Cancer is also known as Stage IV Breast Cancer or Advanced Breast Cancer. It is cancer that has spread beyond the breast, through the lymphatic system and to other organs or bones in the body. It is not yet known exactly why or how breast cancer spreads. Not much research is done on […]

Shellie Milne unqualified to be county supervisor

Dear Editor Sued for embezzlement, recipient of a court-ordered bench warrant, financial mismanagement, failure to pay traffic tickets, continuously moving – 12 blighted residences in just 14 years. All poor qualities for a County Supervisor and prove Shellie Milne is unfit and unqualified for the job. Chuck Washington is a veteran (Navy pilot), retired Delta […]

Fighting for California’s schools

As the mother of a high school student, education has always been one of my top concerns. Last session, I supported a number of bills that will reform California’s education system through increased local control, improved transparency, expanded educational opportunities and accelerated learning for all California students. This legislation included a bill to increase exposure […]

Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Proposal

Dr. Mark Hendrickson Special to Valley News “Hillary Clinton Proposes 65 percent Top Rate for Estate Tax” blared a headline in The Wall Street Journal. Since the current top statutory tax rate on estates is 40 percent, Clinton’s proposal is nothing if not audacious. I can’t recall Barack Obama, our most leftward president, ever calling […]

Helping senior citizens

This session I authored a bill to establish a San Diego pilot program funded through the Victim’s Crime Fund to provide assistance to elder and dependent victims of financial crimes. My bill was supported by the California Commission on Aging and the California Elder Justice Coalition. It can be scary and lonely to try to […]

Disdain for small states and towns makes Clinton vulnerable

Various polls put Hillary Clinton ahead or behind of Donald Trump, but many of these polls themselves explain Clinton’s biggest vulnerability. What is likely to defeat Clinton isn’t Whitewater or Benghazi or her email deletions, nor is it gun control or transgender restrooms.  Clinton is most vulnerable because of her disdain for small states and […]

Making health care accessible

Though we have some of the best medical care in the world, accessing that care can be problematic for millions of Californians. As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, creating access to quality affordable health care is one of my biggest concerns. The rising cost of care, out-of-date drug formularies, new treatments that initially […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Forty-five thousand wild horses and burros are on the chopping block with our hard earned tax dollars all because international and national corporations want their public lands (Herd Areas) designated to them by the American people under the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971. Under the WFRHB Act of 1971 around […]

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