James Elia challenges Voepel for Assembly seat

James Elia of El Cajon is a Democrat running for California’s 71st Assembly seat. Republican incumbent Randy Voepel of Santee is just finishing his...

House wants to fund fighting wildland fires without borrowing Forest Service...

The House of Representatives passed “The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” on Nov. 1. The legislation (H.R. 2936) has moved to the Senate...

State agency anticipating cannabis business regulation

The state, as well as Riverside County, is reviewing and developing ordinances and regulations for California’s future cannabis industry. Last month, the State Water...

Santa Rosa fires spark controversy and reaction

There is little doubt about the devastation caused by the Santa Rosa fires in Northern California last month (see “Former FSC president loses home...

Ruiz introduces Environmental Justice bill

Last week, local Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Cal 36) and New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker introduced into both houses of the U.S. Congress the...

Ruiz 2018 campaign raising more funds than 2016

The June 2018 primary is about eight months from now and the November general election is only a year in the future. Rep. Dr....

Stone receives perfect score from Howard Jarvis

Assemblyman Voepel close Last week, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association announced its 2017 Legislative Report Card grades. Two local officials received very high grades. State Sen....

Therapist provides tips on discussing tragic events with children

Courtesy California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists In the days and weeks following a high-profile tragedy, violent confrontations, mass shootings, or natural disasters, news...

Indivisible questions for Voepel

Editor’s note: In preparation for Assemblyman Randy Voepel “Listening Tour” stop in Idyllwild, the local Indivisibles prepared these questions: 1. Because we live in...

Meet Kimberlin Brown Pelzer

She plans to unseat Rep. Raul Ruiz In October, Kimberlin Brown Pelzer announced her intent to challenge Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, representative of California’s 36th...

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