2016-09-08 E-Edition

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911: Fifteen Years Later

This weekend Americans commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sep­tember 11, 2001. Over the past decade and a half, we have endured major changes to our lives and our psychology. For a long time after the attack, we were in mourning, and in many cases, denial. Americans were suffering like a family that had lost a child. Americans rebuilt the entire […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I’ll never forget that morning on September 11th, 2001 when I found out about the first plane hitting the twin towers. I had walked into a 7/11 convenience store and noticed that everyone was just standing there glued to the television behind the counter. They were all in a state of shock. The usual hustle and bustle of activity was […]

Bat With Rabies Found at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

A bat found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for rabies, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency reported today.The bat was found alive on the ground on Friday, Sept. 9 at 12:37 p.m. near the entrance doors to the Oasis Deli in Nairobi Village. Trained park staff collected the bat without directly […]


VOTERS SHOULD BE INFORMED ABOUT PROP. B Editor, Times-Advocate: On August 23, 2016, San Diego Coun­ty Democratic Party Central Committee formally opposed Proposition B – Lilac Hills Ranch Specific Plan (Ballot mea­sure). This strong opposition gets deliv­ered to over 500,000 Democrats in San Diego county. The message should sim­plify decisions confronting confused vot­ers on the 2016 Ballot, which containing an […]

Local churches partner together to benefit local students

After Sunday church services on August 7 and 14, members of Em­manuel Faith Community Church and its church plant, Orchard Community Church, partnered to provide over 1,100 local elementary students with much needed back-to-school supplies. Over two weekends, people from the two churches came together to assem­ble new backpacks and filled them with school supplies such as notebooks, pa­per, crayons, […]

Grape Day Discovery Festival

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Remembering Assemblyman Bill Craven

I have said previously that I don’t hold much for politicians, but there were a couple who I admired. One of them was the late Bill Craven. Bill, a moderate Republican, had been a state senator for 20 years when term limits forced his retire­ment in 1998. He had been in the state Assembly for five years be­fore being elected […]

Local High School Football Scoreboard

Calvin Christian 38 – Foothills Christian 24 The Crusaders go on an offensive tear as they capture their opener. Junior Dan­iel Esquerra leads the way with 111 yards rushing and a touchdown. Sophomore Wesley Salzman is also a force on the ground (106 yards, 1 TD). Senior wideout Jordan Thomsen parlays his three catches into 64 yards and a score. […]

Women In California Legislature

When I was elected to the Assembly in 2012, I was the 136th woman to ever have served in California’s Legislature. Women first received the right to vote in California in 1911, and in 1918 Esto Broughton, Grace Dorris, Elizabeth Hughes and Anna Saylor became the first women elected to the State As­sembly. Since then, 147 women have been elected […]