Opinion

Why we vote

Southpaw
- a leftie living among the righties

For those who haven’t already voted in some fashion, this coming Tuesday (November 6) is a glorious day. Sunshine from dawn to dusk, no matter how the sky might seem to be falling at the moment. It’s the day we Americans get to collectively tell the smug and the powerful to go jump in a lake, if we so choose. […]

How the Grinch… err Gas Tax Stole Christmas

A conservative Latino’s view on politics...

The $800 average the Gas tax takes from California families is the equivalent of what we spend on Christmas and shows our politicians to be Grinches stealing Christmas. My mother worked at factories her whole life. She worked hard and sent most of her paycheck back to Panama. My father served 30-years in the military and provided for a family […]

Were you misled into signing the Golden Door’s petition?


I understand freedom of speech, but the blatant lies spread by the opposition to the Newland Sierra project did not leave the signers a choice. I cannot sit back and rest until the public knows the TRUTH about what you signed to rescind. Sierra is nothing like Golden Door’s signature gatherers were told to share with you. As a matter […]

Affordable California?


Are you upset about the high cost of living in California?  Some call it the “Sunshine Tax,” the price we pay to live here. But that price has become unbearable and our families, seniors and students are struggling to make ends meet.   Housing costs are a major factor. Depending on where you live, government fees and regulations can increase […]

Letter to the Editor: WE NEED A COMMON SENSE LEADER

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re:  “Abed calls McNamara’s claims “lies Sorry, successful cities don’t have endless ‘For Lease’ signs in their primary downtown place of business!  Nor, do they close a highly used library and outsource another, nor do they spend $ millions in legal settlements over their terrible decisions and $5 million more subsidizing a money-losing golf course–especially when they are […]

Letter to the Editor: HARPER HAS HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE SCHOOL BOARD

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Zesty Harper wants to bring her common sense approach to a second term”  I’ve known Zesty since she was a student at Escondido Charter High school. The charter for ECH  is a thing of beauty,  it  fosters the best of academia and citizenship.  Zesty is the perfect example of those foundational principles in all aspects of her […]

Letter to the Editor: WE NEED A LEADER WHO LISTENS

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Mayor candidate McNamara challenges Abed’s claims” I truly believe that Escondido needs a new vision with a new leader.  We need a leader that listens to the people of the city. After losing the East branch library and the outsourcing of the main library, I am convinced that Mr. Abed doesn’t really care what residents think is […]

Letter to the Editor: PROPOSITION 3 WOULD PROTECT WATERSHEDS

Editor, Times-Advocate: Clean water, clean watersheds and clean beaches are intrinsically linked to a strong economy.  Protecting our water supplies and watersheds is essential for California and San Diego County which is why the Escondido Creek Conservancy has joined water districts, business groups, other non-profit conservation groups, and resource conservation districts around the state in support of Proposition 3 on […]

Letter to the Editor: ABED’S RESPONSE: EMOTIONAL, VENGEFUL

Editor, Times-Advocate: I have watched Mayor Sam Abed, both as Mayor and Councilman for many years now. He does not like being crossed. His response to you is pretty typical—emotional, and vengeful. And, not very truthful.  He claims that Stone Brewery, 24-Hour Fitness, One Stop Systems, and Baker Electric have “located here under his watch.” Baker Electric was established in […]

LAPA – no one’s entitled to an endorsement McNamara!

A conservative Latino’s view on politics...

The Latino American Political Association (LAPA) of San Diego County, promotes leadership and unity while seeking to increase Latino participation in the political process. LAPA’s nonpartisan. We consist of liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans and No Party Preference. That’s not always true of Latino groups. When I considered others, many didn’t welcome my ideological views. Eventually, I found LAPA and joined […]


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