Celebrating California agriculture

California is the country’s leading agricultural state. In recognition of the importance of agriculture to our economy, ceremonies recognizing Ag Day were held at...

Meanings behind the Easter lily

Easter symbols and traditions help make the holiday familiar and special. Eggs, hot cross buns and frilly church dresses help paint the picture, and...

You may be purchasing stolen goods

Everyone loves a bargain, especially with high inflation causing prices to skyrocket. But like all cautionary tales you are accustomed to reading from me,...

No more SVPs for Rural San Diego County

The placement of Sexually Vi­olent Predators (SVPs) in rural areas of California, including San Diego County, is an ongo­ing problem. Since the 75th As­sembly...

Festering encampments are inhumane

Surveys indicate that 70% of Californians see homelessness as a big problem. That’s under­standable since almost one half of all unsheltered homeless per­sons live...

Seeing red for better health

February is American Heart Month, and this year February 2nd was National Wear Red for Women Day, which encourages people to wear red to...

Alpine mom seeks help for ailing daughter

Alpine resident Carlette Anderson is advocating for her daughter Tamara Newton,46, through a GoFundMe fundraiser, after she suffered a brain hemorrhage, potentially caused by...

Make sure there’s a license

Now that we are fresh in the new year, you may be thinking that it is the perfect time to embark on a home...

Wildfire preparation in 2024

I recently joined several legislators to tour the site of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire disaster in 100 years, which stuck much of...

District office open to serve constituents

Navigating the state’s bureaucracy, even figuring out which agency to contact, can be a big headache. Pointing constituents in the right direction and assisting...