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California Legislative Analyst reports on proposal to centralize management of IT projects

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just issued the following report: The 2015-16 Budget: Centralizing State IT Project Management Recently, there have been various high-profile state information technology (IT) project ...
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Todd Spitzer responds to remark about Dekraai case by Susan Krang Schroeder

In response to the recent statement made by District Attorney’s Chief of Staff Susan Krang Schroeder that, “Spitzer is running for D.A. on the graves of eight murdered people,” (A Fight They Won’t Take On, Supervisors H...
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Top Ten Stories for March 22 through March 28

The Top Ten Stories for March 22 through March 28 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Four suspects arrested in kidnapping and murder of Long Beach baby OC Democr...
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Huntington Beach joins National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Taking 1st place in last year’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, Mayor Jill Hardy is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking...
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Ninth Circuit to rehear Peruta case for concealed carry permits

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voted to rehear “en banc” the case of Peruta v. County of San Diego.  In February 2014, a three-judge panel split 2 – 1 and held that a Sheriff’s policy r...
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As drought continues, fights over groundwater overdraft heat up

On Thursday, March 26, the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District filed a decision reversing a lower court ruling in a case of Great Oaks Water Company vs. Santa Clara Valley Water Management District. Great Oaks is ...
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First come, first served at Orange County Parks on Easter Weekend

Planning a family outing to one of the many local Orange County parks over Easter weekend? OC Parks says that you should expect large crowds and filled parking lots. Easter is one of the busiest days of the year at regional par...
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Volunteers sought to serve on Cypress commissions

The Cypress City Council is pleased to announce its annual Commissioner recruitment. Registered voters residing in Cypress who are interested in serving on the City Council’s Recreation and Community Services Commission, ...
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Westminster unanimously passes American flag protection resolution

On March 25, 2015, a resolution to protect and defend the United States flag proposed by Mayor Pro Tem Sergio Contreras passed unanimously on a 5-0 vote. The resolution ensures that the United States flag will fly at all city b...
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Long Beach community invited to launch Anaheim Corridor Design

Community Invited to Help Launch Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process The community is invited to attend a special kick-off event to launch the Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process. The free event is on Saturday, Marc...
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Council adopts revised general plan for Los Alamitos

The Los Alamitos General Plan was adopted by a vote of 5-0 of the Los Alamitos City Council during a March 23, 2015 City Council Meeting. The General Plan includes Land Use, Economic Development, Open Space & Recreation, Mo...
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Garden Grove college students to be recognized, gain chance to win Apple iPad

Garden Grove graduates attending the City’s College Graduates Reception on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 will have an opportunity to win an Apple iPad Air, sponsored by Signal Hill Petroleum. The deadline to RSVP for the free event...
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Orange County sidewalks subject of new grant-funded search for gaps

A $163,333 state grant will allow OCTA to establish a countywide inventory of sidewalks. The Orange County Transportation Authority has been awarded $163,333 in Active Transportation Program grant funds to complete the Orange C...
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Two new Republican State Senators welcomed by Minority Leader Bob Huff

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) officially welcomed two new Republican Senators to the State Senate Monday, fulfilling the promise of increasing Republican membership from twelve to fourteen members. Former Oran...
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