Community makes Canine Mayor fundraiser successful

We have a winner! Fallbrook’s Canine Mayor Election 2017 Fundraiser was a big success. Mayor Quintin Marr and his Canine Council members, Axelle Belle, Izzy, Yogi, Halsey, and Pariselle were indogurated on May13. A special thank you to all of the caninedates, their campaign managers, all of our sponsors and wonderful people who donated prizes. […]

Stephen L. Smith

Stephen L. Smith

Stephen L. Smith passed away April 17, 2017 in Huntington Beach. His loving family was at his side in the last moments of his life. Steve was born in 1927 in Los Angeles to Laurence and Isabelle Smith and grew up in Glendale. He served in the Navy and trained in small craft landing boats […]

Transparency in government is not optional

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Recently, the California State Auditor revealed that the Office of the President of the University of California did not disclose to the UC Board of Regents, the Legislature or the public that it was holding $175 million in reserve funds for fiscal year 2015-16. The report reveals that the Office […]

Hunter showing fiscal irresponsibility

When the Affordable Care Act was introduced in 2009, 50th District Representative Duncan Hunter was skeptical about the bill’s size and complexity. Unlike President Trump, who governs by Twitter and single-page summaries, Hunter appeared, at least at one time, more deliberate. He noted in a July 15, 2009, press release that “it is important that […]

Awareness of Genetic Testing Saves Lives

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be scary and uncertain. As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I am seeking ways to improve access to new and innovative treatments, cures and therapies to prevent diseases and save lives. This session I introduced Assembly Bill 1386, establishing a women’s health […]

Executive Order endangers national monuments

Since the Antiquities Act was created by Congress over a century ago, eight Republican and eight Democratic presidents have used it to safeguard iconic areas including the Statue of Liberty, Muir Woods, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and the Grand Canyon. While Congress can act to eliminate a monument, it has done so fewer than a […]

Mr. Hunter manipulates the law

Fallbrook’s congressman, Duncan Hunter, Jr., has a long history of advocating for legislation that financially punishes “sanctuary” cities. Mr. Hunter is also currently under investigation for the misuse of campaign funds for personal use. What do these two things have in common? Mr. Hunter has recently authored a bill that eliminates student aid and research […]

A pothole in the wallet

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) Special interests and bought-off legislators recently passed the largest gasoline tax increase in California history. And not one new highway mile will be built to help reduce congestion, not one. Last session, I introduced AB X1-14 during the transportation special session called by the governor. It required a formal commitment in the […]

Public meeting on nuclear waste facility to be held in Oceanside May 4

OCEANSIDE − The California Coastal Commission (CCC) recently approved the permit to bury 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste only 100 feet from the beach and only inches over the high-tide mark. “After careful review of the CCC permit, I became thoroughly convinced that the construction of this nuclear storage facility (ISFSI) at this location […]

Mental Health and Drug Abuse – A Dual Issue

Assemblymember Marie Waldron AD-75 (R) As a member of the Assembly Health Committee and the bi-partisan Mental Health Caucus, I have seen how the critical problem of co-occurring disorders, mental health and drug addiction, leads to increasing crime and homelessness and ultimately impacts safety throughout California. This session I have introduced two bills which will […]