Brian W. Jones blog

Unauthorized Immigrant License Cost: $65M And Growing

With the bitter battles over policy behind them, state lawmakers must now confront the thorny issue of how to pay for a new program that will soon allow those here illegally to obtain drivers licenses... Continue reading

Brown Budget Praised Cautiously

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget received a mostly positive reception Thursday, particularly from schools that stand to benefit the most. The Democratic governor also got credit from some... Continue reading

The American Conservative Union Announces Second Annual Ratings Of The California State Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the California State Legislature, honoring the Golden State’s true conservatives. The nation’s... Continue reading

Good News For Boulevard Students

BOULEVARD- Technology upgrades are coming to Boulevard. Elementary school educators and students at Clover Flat Elementary School will be getting better acquainted with the digital age thanks BOULEVARD - Technology upgrades are coming to Boulevard. Elementary school educators and students at Clover Flat Elementary School will be getting acquainted with the digital age thanks to the.... Continue reading

Barona Tribe Spreads Holiday Cheer

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - Elementary school educators and students in the small mountain town of Boulevard are celebrating this holiday season as classrooms will soon receive some... Continue reading

Media Pounces On 'Fake' Obamacare Website

Leave it to progressive California to be in the media spotlight for controversy on Obamacare. Officials at California Health Insurance announce that you can get Obamacare in minutes, not hours. ... Continue reading

Coalition wants to change death penalty rules

POWAY — A coalition of local law enforcement members met Thursday to discuss backing changes to California’s death penalty process, from streamlining appeals to finding an acceptable execution... Continue reading

Second Amendment views

Dear Ramona Sentinel Readers: In recent weeks several constituents have contacted my office informing me they are offended about comments I’ve made regarding the Second Amendment. This is an open... Continue reading

Do local lawmakers make the grade?

SACRAMENTO — There were a couple of interesting twists in the latest round of annual legislative score cards issued recently by disparate special interests championing taxpayers, the environment and... Continue reading

Flames that Scorched Community 10 Years Ago Have Forged Strength in Survivors, Though Scars Remain

October 27, 2013 (Lakeside) – “It started as a single flame in rugged, remote backcountry…The perfect alignment of extreme weather, fire weather and circumstances quickly transformed that flame into... Continue reading