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By. Emily Zanotti California just became the first state in the union to officially recognize a third gender option, paving the way for "non-gender binary" to be included on most official state documents. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB179, the Gender Recognition...
By. Jacob Airey On Tuesday, October 3rd, the California State Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to address “Combatting Hate While Protecting the Constitution” (and yes, they did actually misspell the title) in Sacramento. While this meeting sounds important,...
By. Orange County Register Editorial Board One in five Californians live in poverty, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for regional cost-of-living, the average poverty rate in California from 2014 through 2016...
By Ruth Brown H2-no! Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company...
The assertion of the Russians hacking the Democratic National Committee computers and attempted hacking of the Republican National Committee’s as well has been and is a hot topic. It’s said the RNC took preventatives actions and the DNC did...
Affordable housing has become the clarion call of progressives to combat the evil results of market capitalism. Almost weekly we see impassioned articles and editorials calling for an aggressive affordable housing plan for the SCV. Rising home and living...
By. Dan Walters / CALmatters It’s time for liberal Californians – and that appears to be most of us – to take a chill pill. Their bitter disdain for President Donald Trump – and by extension everyone who voted for him,...
By. Ron Nehring With liberal Democrats busy trying to turn California into some kind of progressive utopia, conservatives can often be heard talking about our state in dire terms, deriding it and openly discussing either leaving or rationalizing those who...
In a recent opinion piece published in The Signal entitled “Acosta, Wilk: don’t claim credit for improvements,” a group of engaged and concerned citizens politically attacked our state Assembly member and senator for their recent attendance at a groundbreaking...
By. Kenneth S. Alpern TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE--In my last CityWatch article, I reminded everyone that the need to create transportation/infrastructure for mobility, water, electricity, sewage, etc. is greater than ever … but our political polarization is getting in the way. And if...
By ALEXEI KOSEFF California Assembly Republicans on Thursday selected a new leader, days after a failed voteto overthrow the head of its caucus resulted in a compromise for an election to be held next week. Assemblyman Brian Dahle, R-Nubieber, is now leader...
By Sal Rodriguez Assemblyman Chad Mayes’ days as leader of Assembly Republicans could be numbered. After leading six other Republican Assembly members to vote with him for an extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program, Mayes appears to have succeeded in...
In 2008 California voters barely passed Proposition 1A, which established the High Speed Rail Project. In good faith, they trusted soon-to-be-governor Jerry Brown and other leaders were telling the truth when they said a High Speed Rail project would cost...
BY Jim Miller Senate Democrats have put forward another bill to boost the political prospects of embattled state Sen. Josh Newman, the target of a well-funded recall effort on the verge of qualifying for the ballot. The effort to oust Newman,...
Melissa Melendez says she will seek to replace Chad Mayes as Assembly Republican leader By Patrick McGreevy Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez said Thursday she will seek to replace Chad Mayes as Assembly Republican leader when the Legislature returns from summer recess Monday. Melendez said Mayes'...
By Liam Dillon Californians could vote on billions of dollars in new spending for low-income housing developments and water and parks improvements next year. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are considering five proposals that would finance new homes for low-income residents, build parks...
By Julie Cart and Laurel Rosenhall Against the sparkling backdrop of sailboats bobbing on San Francisco Bay, Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill extending California’s cap-and-trade program, assuring that the most high-profile piece of the state’s fight against...
California has some of the highest taxes, if not the highest taxes, in the country. And they are soon set to go much higher with the poorly considered and newly imposed gas tax. What kind of state do we...
For decades California environmentalists have heaped regulation upon regulation prohibiting building and changing of the landscape of this once-great state. But now, they find they have regulated themselves into a corner while trying to build the high-speed rail line....
Water. It’s the key to our economic livelihood, our residential quality of life and our future. It’s the very thing that makes life on our planet possible. And although it makes up 71 percent of the earth’s surface, its...
By. Taryn Luna: @TarynLuna A commissioner of California’s political watchdog agency met secretly with a lawyer working for Senate Democrats while advocating for changes to campaign finance law that would help retain the Democrat’s supermajority in the state Senate, The Bee...
Last week, Judicial Watch, "a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in government" put California on notice that it is preparing to sue the state if it continues to be in violation of the National Voter...
By. Phil Willon California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Léon has been coy about his future political plans, but not bashful when it comes to raising money for a future campaign. That includes nearly $100,000 that flowed into his campaign...
By. Tori Richards Illegal immigrant families received nearly $1.3 billion in Los Angeles County welfare money during 2015 and 2016, nearly one-​quarter of the amount spent on the county’s entire needy population, according to data obtained by Fox News. The data...
By. Ralph Vartabedian California bullet train chief executive Jeff Morales announced in April that he would be leaving June 2, after five years running the nation’s largest infrastructure project. But in the four months since, the high speed rail board has not...
It began years ago under the faulty premise that government should be involved in American healthcare. It continued in 2010, in a colossal show of partisanship, when the Left unanimously forced government-run healthcare on all of us under the...
Recently, I wrote a commentary entitled, “When will tax-paying voters learn?” wherein I cited the insanity of the reckless, insatiable appetites and lies of California’s Left dominated legislature. Too many among us voters fall for tax bill feel-good titles and...
By. Maura Dolan California’s high-speed rail backers suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court dismissed as merely advisory a federal board’s decision declaring the project immune from the state’s environmental laws. Opponents of the bullet train, which is...
California Democrats made it clear where their values lie and they're certainly not looking out for the best interests and safety of California's citizens. The California State Assembly Judiciary Committee--run by Democrats--approved SB-54, commonly known as the “sanctuary state” bill....
Predictably, mere days after the deranged Leftist deliberately targeted and shot three Republicans and two Capitol Police officers on a Virginia baseball diamond, the Left clamored for more gun control. But would stricter gun control have stopped the Alexandria shooter...
Almost invariably, taxpaying voters fall for the same old lies. It’s a mystery. Our bureaucrats lie to us, and we take it in the wallet every time, yet the liars remain in office. While many of us are not fooled,...
It’s becoming epidemic. It seems almost each week another police officer is killed. The sound of bagpipes seems omnipresent as, one by one, the brave men and women who wake up each morning, don their blue uniforms and hit the...
There is no denying our roads need help. Gov. Jerry Brown admitted as much two years ago in his “State of the State” address when he acknowledged the state was $59 billion in arrears in road construction and maintenance. Last week...
A lot of hay was made about U.S. Representative Steve Knight’s town hall meeting on March 4. Apparently the pessimistic views were: the meeting wasn’t for the right reasons (he had to be “cajoled” and guilted”); it wasn’t the right...
California has always been a battleground for water. From Central Valley farmers to thirsty Southern Californians, our state is full of folks vying for their share of our most precious resource. Back in the state’s infancy, our leaders recognized this...
t’s never been more evident how spectacularly out of touch with everyday Californians the Democrats in Sacramento are these days. Case in point: the issue of “sanctuary cities.” Across the entire political spectrum, most Californians strongly oppose “sanctuary city” policies. Yet...
Christmas is a time to gather with friends and family. It’s a time to give thanks for all the year’s blessings and to look to the future with renewed faith and hope. For the past 33 years, Vanessa and I...
I’ve spent my life, along with my husband, raising our two beautiful children. As any mother knows, a household is not a dictatorship, as much as it might seem easier at times to run it that way. In practical application,...
Every day on social media, I’m asked to defend my decision to vote (or not vote) in this election. Depending on who is asking my tone may differ, but the essence of my answer remains constant: I believe voting...
Before I start into my column, I first want to add my voice to the chorus of support and thanks to the countless number of firefighters, police officers, USFS officials and other first-responders who once again put their lives...
Although California is known for its sunshine, its Legislature fails to live up to the reputation when it comes to having a transparent legislative process. Sacramento has been hijacked by political elites and special interests. Their governing model is an...
We often talk about how important democracy is because all are allowed to have their voices heard and concerns taken seriously. It is the essence of a just and caring society to listen to problems and make certain they are...
In previous columns I wrote about how 2016 was going to be an election year like no other and unlike my presidential prognostications, my predictions of 2016 continue to ring true. Locally, we had a significant shake-up with Senator Runner’s...
If I had an opportunity to travel in time, I wouldn’t mind going back to 2008 and voting twice against Proposition 1A, the High Speed Rail Project. Luckily for me — and you — another bite at the apple...
Well, so far the 2016 political season is living up to the hype. Let’s just hope the Super Bowl does the same! The Iowa caucus delivered on both sides with the Democrat and Republican front-runners each ending up as the...
Last month I had the pleasure of welcoming several of my colleagues from the state Assembly to the Santa Clarita Valley for a film and television tour. From the set of NBC’s new show “The Player” at Santa Clarita Studios...
The media spends a great deal of time and resources covering the actions happening in Washington, D.C. However, when it comes to the air we breathe, the water we drink, the roads we drive on and the education our children...
With the Legislature adjourned for the year, we can now focus our attention to Gov. Jerry Brown and the roughly 1,000 bills sitting on his desk. Like any year, many good bills should be signed, as was Santa Clarita Valley...
It is no secret that California’s current drought has impacted all of us. From public service announcements telling you to let your lawn go brown to proposed fines of $10,000 for violating water restrictions, the message to conserve is...
When California passed AB 32, the so-called “Global Warming Solutions Act,” in 2006, it was praised as first-of-its-kind legislation, a model that the world would follow. That has not happened. The Global Warming Solutions Act established a cap-and-trade program in California....

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