LAFCO’s Wilfull Disregard

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Guest Commentary: by Lou Russo The right of petition is expressly set out in the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”— from the First Amendment The petition clause concludes the First Amendment’s ringing enumeration of expressive rights and, in many ways, …

Juvenile Rapists Cheer Governor Brown

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Warning: Story contains graphic content that may disturb readers By Michele Hanisee   We are compelled to write a follow-up to our blog “Legislature and Governor to Victims: Drop Dead” to specifically address how SB 1391 is a brutal slap in the face to victims of rape committed by 14- and 15-year-old juveniles. The number of juveniles who are tried as adults …

On 9/11, Still the Shining Beacon on the Hill

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The following was written by Vista City Councilmember Amanda Young Rigby a year ago. This year she shares it with SD Rostra. Guest Commentary by Amanda Young Rigby Yesterday, I joined first responders from around our county as well as from across the western region and even some international crews, to remember the first responders – firefighters and police officers …