Knee Deep in the Hoopla

Lake Elsinore Historical Society moves to new home John Hunneman Columnist Lake Elsinore is a city on the move with a bright future. However, much to the relief of all involved, the 127-year-old city’s storied past has finally found a place to stay put. On Thursday, April 30, the 3,600-square-foot history museum, run by the […]

Beware of Internet review sites

I once saw a meme (a humorous image or video that is spread rapidly across the Internet) that said, “The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.”  That quote was attributed to Abraham Lincoln in 1864. While it gave me a chuckle at the time, the more I think […]

Dog-and-pony show corrupts democratic process

The Temecula City Clowncil decided to fill the vacancy on the council by an application process in order to evade the democratic process and the will of the voters. Maryann Edwards was appointed to the council the last time a city councilman became a county supervisor because she ran for the office and was runner-up, just […]

Clinton’s announcement should serve as reminder to educate before voting

We don’t usually cover politics on the national level at Valley News, but Sunday’s announcement by Hillary Rodham Clinton, stating her bid for the presidency, is definitely something worth writing about. Clinton is not the first woman to run for president of the United States. In the 2012 election cycle Jill Stein’s presidential candidacy is […]

AB 32: Deterring computer crimes

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron Special to the Valley News High-profile computer crimes are increasing nationwide, as shown by recent hacking attacks on Target, Home Depot and other large retailers. Even the White House website has been hacked. Many celebrities have also been targeted, often with very public and embarrassing results. As with most crimes, a statute […]

Knee Deep in the Hoopla

John Hunneman Columnist So, we’ve got a little catching up to do. When last we chatted, about three months ago, I was wrapping up a stint as a columnist with that big daily newspaper from Riverside and heading off in a different direction. That publication was nice enough to let me write a farewell column. […]

What a waste!

Drought. It’s one word that needs to strike fear in the hearts of many, but yet almost no one I know is talking about it. Yes, it made the news again last week when Governor Jerry Brown issued the first ever statewide mandatory water restrictions. Even though the supply of one of our most precious […]

Senator Stone issues statement on Governor’s executive order dealing with drought

TEMECULA – In response to Governor Brown’s Executive Order issued on April 1 to help deal with the serious drought being faced by Californians, Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued the following statement: “There are many components of the Executive Order that are admirable in an effort to save water and decrease water waste.  Further, […]

California’s drought continues

Assemblywoman Marie Waldron Special to the Valley News In early March, officials reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and that 2015 is on track to join the record years of 1977 and 1991 as one of the driest on record. Currently, Lake Oroville, the State Water Project’s most important water source, […]

Does the faith of presidents matter?

Dr. Gary S. Smith Special to the Valley News Last month we celebrated the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two presidents whose deep, but somewhat unconventional faith has evoked great debate. Does the faith of presidents truly matter? Does it significantly affect how they think, live, and govern?  Concluding that it does not, most biographers have treated presidents’ […]

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