Vaccinations in the news, again

Back in our Feb. 20, 2015 edition, I wrote an editorial on vaccinations and why they are important. In the piece “Vaccinations are a must for everyone,” I offered up my opinion that everyone should be vaccinated and information from the CDC stating that there is no link between autism and vaccines. This week I […]

Politics as usual stops local schools from saving money

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez Special to the Valley News School districts should be able to save for the future, just like Californians do every day. Priorities like low class sizes, sports programs, and arts and music education are spared the budget ax thanks to budget reserves. Even more imperative, healthy reserves mean districts are able to meet […]

Repealing the fire tax

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron Special to the Valley News As you know, residents living in unincorporated areas are receiving a tax bill incorrectly labeled the “California Fire Prevention Fee.” Unfortunately, this tax has much more to do with budgeting than it does with fighting fires. Article 13A, section 3(a) of the California Constitution, as amended by […]

More athletes equal more talent for better teams

Dear Editor, I am writing to you because I came across the article that was published on April 30, 2015 titled, Rams go the distance, beat Bears in Track and Field League meet written by JP Raineri. I have participated in track and field for three years and have noticed that the number of TVHS […]

Water wasters need to be fined

Dear Editor, Not that I don’t care or I’m not doing my part, but I am tired of hearing about the California drought. I’m clearly aware of the need to conserve water and the need for water, which if it ever even slipped my mind I can always look at my water bill and the […]

The stranger we know

Mary-Catherine Hayes Special to the Valley News A couple weeks ago I received an automated message from my daughter’s school. This message started off like every other one I get on a nearly daily basis, “Please hold for an important message from…”  But this message was different. This was not an announcement about an upcoming school […]

Separation of church and state is a hot topic

Dear Editor, I’m writing in response to an article I read, “City votes unanimously to display national motto.” As I have been learning, in government, separation of church and state is a hot topic. In the article there are some comments made by citizens of Murrieta regarding the placement of the national motto in their […]

Mental health issues need early intervention

Dear Editor, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process—before Stage 4. Addressing mental health before Stage 4—this year’s theme—calls attention to the importance of addressing mental health symptoms early, identifying potential underlying diseases, and planning an appropriate course […]

Thanks for an excellent article

Dear Editor, I found the piece on “Senate poised to authorize dedication of passage in honor of MOH recipients.” an excellent piece. The men deserve way more than a ceremony I think. They need an after party, the best way to go out. You know what they say though. Go out with a bang. There […]

Drones shouldn’t be allowed to spray pesticides

Dear Editor, Do you think that farmers should be allowed to use larger drones to spray pesticides from the air? I don’t think that we should be having drones spraying pesticides from above. I don’t think that farmers should have been permitted the right to spray pesticides in the first place, let alone from a […]

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