Alcohol awareness

One hundred thousand people die every year from alcohol-related accidents. Alcohol has been called the first choice for children considering drugs. Did you know that when you drink, even as a young adult, you are at risk for cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, hemorrhagic stroke, and cancer? Yet, every year, 2,550,000 kids under the age […]

To The Community

We can’t come up with any words that seem appropriate. We have had an overwhelming outpouring of support from family, friends, and strangers following the loss of our much loved son, brother, and uncle, Trevor Slusher. We have been given food, plants, love, pictures, donations, and prayer consistently throughout this most difficult time. The only […]

Thank You

I want to thank the community for all of the support my family and I received after our house burned down. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that the community came together to help me and my family. I wish that I could thank each person individually for all of their […]

True cost of annexation

I appreciate Peter Surowski’s February 21st article that outlines what is currently taking place between Granite Construction and the City of Temecula. However, the claims of the opposition continue to cloud the facts about this much needed project. I would like to take a moment to address a number of statements that need correction or […]

GUEST EDITORIAL : Budget must be balanced, capped

CA Senator (Rep.) 36th District Vice Chair, Senate Budget Committee Since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arrival in Sacramento, the beginning of the calendar year has typically been a time of announcing major new policy initiatives, legislative proposals and of generally hopeful days ahead for California. Yet in 2008, all has been focused on the solemn news […]

Farewell to my friends

I have spent a lot of time trying to think of what I would say to each of you in this, my last, Monday Morning Memorandum. God, and some gonzo lawyer, has put an end to this phase of my political career, and I personally don’t have the hardware or the training to send this out […]

Murrieta School Board missed chance for greatness

A great opportunity was lost by the Murrieta School Board when they voted once again to name their newest high school for the city of Murrieta. Three high schools, all Murrieta, with geographic references: Vista, Valley and now Mesa. Nice enough and bland enough to satisfy those who turned the naming of the school into a political […]

Where are the pro-American films?

There will be a film festival starting Saturday in San Francisco and it will feature a Turkish film, “Valley of the Wolves.” The film is an anti-American “docudrama” loosely documenting the July 4, 2003, incident when US troops mistakenly identified Turkish soldiers as enemy troops. The 11 Turkish soldiers were members of the Coalition forces […]

RE: ‘A Day without a Mexican’

I am an expatriate US citizen who has been living in Honduras for 10 years. I have been amazed at the number of multi-million-dollar loans to this nation that have been forgiven by the US, the World Bank, the EU and Japan. I always say I wish I had their bankers. So if most of these loans go […]