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 […]

Back to Sacramento

Eighty State Assembly Members and 40 State Senators will begin the new legislative session Jan. 4. Over 2,000 bills are likely to be introduced in the next few weeks. Thankfully, most will not be controversial. With some exceptions, all legislation must be submitted to the Office of Legislative Counsel by Jan. 20 with the final submission date of Feb. 17 for […]

Trump’s Picks: In defense of military and business leaders

Dr. Earl Tilford Special to Valley News Some seem to believe the election of Donald Trump reflects a general disintegration of American society evidenced by Time magazine’s selection of Trump as “Person of the Year” presiding over a “Divided States of America.” Traditionalist pundits like Christiane Amanpour, who recently melted down over Trump’s election, never […]

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