Assault on second amendment in California could spread

If California is the pace setter state, what has just happened there could soon be at the doorstep of all state legislatures or imposed on all gun owners at the federal level.  With one political party significantly dominating all branches of government in California, Democrats effectively control the state.  With such power they have passed […]

A clarification from a reader regarding Anza Co-op election

Dear Anza Community, I apologize for my misunderstood statement in support of Tom Firth, I mischaracterized the situation and rumors have been going rampant about director prejudices and favoritism regarding the upcoming general election. I should have explained in more detail my initial statement about being asked to run for the Anza Electric Cooperative Board […]

Security officers are our nation’s every day heroes

Steve Jones Special to Anza Valley Outlook  Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement and are vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe. Security professionals help maintain safe and secure workplaces, schools, shopping malls and communities and are our […]

‘White Americans need to do a better job of listening’

“White Americans need to do a better job of listening,” said Hillary Clinton recently with respect to problems in our black communities. We agree. Progressive policies of the last 50 years, which she champions, notably welfare, have done much to return our black brother to a slavery of dependence and seemingly to set our black […]

Constitution not fully used in blocking transgender bathrooms

Responding to a lawsuit filed by 13 states led by Texas, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary injunction that the Obama transgender bathroom executive order of May 12, “violated federal notice and comment requirements and contradicted existing law and regulations.” The states that did not wish to be included in the directive, he […]

Knoppel should be next AEC director at-large

Dear Editor, In response to Mr. Silkotch’s letter (Sept. 2) I wish to offer a worthy alternative regarding who should become the next director at-large for Anza Electric Cooperative’s Board. Beyond her qualifications (below), Annika Knoppel was the only contending candidate in the election with Paul Elmore. If it weren’t for the untimely and unfortunate […]

The Black Door Out of Poverty

Ferguson, Detroit, Baltimore, Dallas and now Milwaukee. Each seemingly has pent up anger directed first at its own race and now at law enforcement. “Black lives matter,” some chant, but most black homicides are by black perpetrators, not white. Blacks, we are told, now do half of all murders in the United States. Four constants […]

Ready.gov provides necessary resources for wildfire preparedness

Here in Southern California, wildfire is always a risk. But, this year that risk has increased exponentially as the worst drought in the state’s history continues to drag on. Just two weeks ago, a massive fire broke out in San Bernardino County, shutting down the I-15 through the Cajon Pass and scorching just over 36,000 […]

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