Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 800 PARK-USING CITIZENS WILL OPPOSE BMX DIRT TRACK AT KIT CARSON

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

Editor, Times-Advocate: Ref: “City studies sites for BMX course”, 9 Feb. 17, Times Advocate My name is Jerry Pizet, and I’m the publisher of the Public Facebook Group known as “We Are Kit Carson Park.” We are a two-year-old Facebook group as of this past February and have 104 members including 9 “Park Ambassadors.” As you might guess, our mission … Continue reading “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 800 PARK-USING CITIZENS WILL OPPOSE BMX DIRT TRACK AT KIT CARSON”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ECCHO AND “JUST SAY NO” TO FACTS

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

Editor, Times-Advocate: In September of last year, Rick Elkin, a member of the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (ECCHO), pondered the idea of seeing an end to the four-year saga that has blighted our community and resulted in a toxic morass of lawsuits, public fighting, inaction and decay.  Elkin’s conclusion was startling.  He wrote on his blog that if ECCHO … Continue reading “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ECCHO AND “JUST SAY NO” TO FACTS”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WANTED: PEOPLE POWER NEEDED TO STOP COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

Editor, Times-Advocate: In California, overwhelming public protest and community movement are urgently needed to stop CA Coastal Commission permit, approved for dangerous Southern California Edison (SCE) Plan for onsite spent nuclear fuel storage at San Onofre on exposed coastline for an indefinitely prolonged, uncertain duration, using unproven 5/8” HOLTEC Umax casks. Education, write letters to editor, contact elected officials, mainstream … Continue reading “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WANTED: PEOPLE POWER NEEDED TO STOP COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT”

Protecting California wildlife

By News Desk | March 24, 2017

My Assembly Bill, AB 1031, will help California’s native wildlife receive care and rehabilitation provided by non-profit organizations throughout the state.  My bill allows taxpayers filing their tax returns to voluntarily `check off’ a specified amount to support the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund. On a daily basis, California’s animal rehabilitation organizations rescue injured, sick or orphaned wildlife and provide … Continue reading “Protecting California wildlife”

Exciting times for city’s business center

By David Ross | March 19, 2017

On Monday night, the Palomar Health board was expected to announce its redevelopment plans for the old Palomar Hospital campus. That didn’t happen—but lots of people, including some officials at City Hall, are waiting expectantly to see who the winning bidder will be and what redevelopment plan it will propose. These are exciting but also anxious times for the city … Continue reading “Exciting times for city’s business center”

Letter to the Editor: WORKING TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGE TO COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY

By News Desk | March 16, 2017

Editor, Times-Advocate: We read with great interest your article (Feb. 9, 2017) re: the city of Escondido’s Scoping Meeting about the proposal to revitalize the Escondido Country Club community. What was glaringly absent from the article was any mention of our organization, Renewal of the Country Club (ROCC), which represents a growing number of Country Club residents who support the … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: WORKING TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGE TO COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY”

Protecting seniors from abuse

By News Desk | March 08, 2017

My Assembly Bill 728 will not allow convictions of elder/dependent adult abuse to be eligible for “expungement.”  An expungement proceeding is designed to have the records of a prior conviction destroyed, eliminated or sealed.  While current law allows expungement of criminal records under certain circumstances, elder abuse should not be included.  San Diego County alone handles approximately 9,000 cases of … Continue reading “Protecting seniors from abuse”

What will bring our nation together?

By News Desk | March 08, 2017

As sad as it is predictable, history tends to repeat itself. It took a devastating, bloody and savage civil war to bring our young nation’s feuding leaders to even consider reconciliation. It took the assassination of the Republican President, who risked everything to save the Nation, to bring about reconstruction. Will it take another assassination, another 911, or something worse, … Continue reading “What will bring our nation together?”

Rebuilding our transportation infrastructure

By News Desk | March 01, 2017

Last week I joined my Assembly Republican colleagues to announce introduction of the Traffic Relief and Road Improvement Act (TRRIP). Unlike other proposals you may have heard about, our plan will restore and enhance California’s transportation infrastructure, without raising taxes! Since the 1970s our population has almost doubled, but our highway system has not kept pace. Californians pay the second … Continue reading “Rebuilding our transportation infrastructure”

A Trump bump on 2017 housing market?

By News Desk | March 01, 2017

2017 President North San Diego County Association of Realtors In a nation in which homeownership is largely seen as synonymous with the American dream, it’s a question that real estate professionals are now asking: How will President Trump impact the U.S. housing market in 2017? Will a Trump presidency launch a sustained upward trend in homeownership rates? Mr. Trump is … Continue reading “A Trump bump on 2017 housing market?”