High Tech Hacking Bill Signed

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The threat cyber criminals pose to our computer-dependent world cannot be overstated. Our society benefits greatly from Internet technology, whether we use it to pay bills, monitor our health or communicate with friends, family or government agencies. However, those benefits come with risks which must be addressed. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1649, which creates a new crime in …

Unaccompanied Youth Detention Center Denied

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Tonight the Escondido Planning Commission unanimously denied a Conditional Use Permit for a controversial youth detention center that the Federal Government was intending to site in a residential neighborhood in southwest Escondido.   As one of many such facilities planned nationwide, the feds have contracted with Southwest Key, a management type non-profit to run these youth camps. In a packed …

Finally Victory for Local Control

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Vista, CA  –   The landmark ruling from the California Supreme Court agreeing with the City of Vista that prevailing wage decisions on municipal projects are “municipal affairs” governed by local ordinances,  is a long-awaited victory for local control, reform and the California taxpayers.  In essence, the court reaffirmed that for “municipal affairs,” charter cities are “supreme and beyond the reach …

S.D. Lincoln Club Endorses Waldron for Assembly

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Deputy Mayor of Escondido Marie Waldron has been honored to receive the important endorsement of the San Diego Lincoln Club in her bid for 75th State Assembly in 2012.  Marie, a 4-term city councilmember and long-time small businessowner has a 100% pro-business voting record during her tenure on the council. The following is the press release issued by the Waldron …

CA Supreme Court Strikes Down Redistricting Challenges

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The following press release was issued today from the California Citizens Redistricting Commission addressing two lawsuits filed in opposition to the new State redistricting maps for State Senate and for Federal Congressional districts. The Commission asked the court for the dismissal as they claimed the lawsuits did not clearly prove that any wrongdoing by the commission had been proved. Now …

Open Competition Attacked in Escondido

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Escondido, CA –  Last night’s Charter City workshop in Escondido brought out a legion of opposition, mostly from members of the local Democratic party and from labor folks bused in from areas as far away as Los Angeles.   No one spoke in favor of the charter. Presentations were made from three groups at the beginning of the meeting:  the …