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The Top Ten Stories for July 7 through July 13 include a shooting in Long Beach, local political news, summer concerts, and National Hot Dog Month. The Top Ten Stories for July 7 through July 13 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In a historic milestone in Orange County’s commitment to end homelessness, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris presented a check for $2.9 million to the Orange County United Way to fund housing for Orange County’s veterans experiencing homelessness. Governor Gavin Newsom approved the one-time funding as part of the 2019-20 California State Budget. …continue reading

michelle steel

Michelle Steel, Vice-Chair of the Orange County Supervisors, announced raising over $535,000 in the first 60 days of her campaign for California’s 48th congressional district with over $515,000 cash-on-hand. The second fundraising quarter covers April 1st to June 30th; however, Michelle Steel formed her congressional campaign committee on May 1st. …continue reading

The California Budget & Policy Center team is providing our “first look” analysis of the 2019-20 budget that was recently approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Newsom. Our report – with updates supported by this week’s release of the official budget summary – includes analysis of several areas …continue reading

The Assembly Governmental Organization Committee has approved Senate Bill 465 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would ensure local governments continue to receive funding for offsite emergency response planning, training, and exercises related to the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The bill will head next to the …continue reading

Melanie Eustice

Chief of Administration in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and former Western Placer School District Trustee Melanie Eustice announced her candidacy for California State Assembly District 73. Eustice, a conservative Republican, launches her campaign against sitting member Bill Brough amid numerous sexual harassment allegations. She vows to restore integrity …continue reading

Today, Young Kim announced she raised over $400,000 in less than two months and finished with nearly $385,000 cash-on-hand in her first candidate fundraising quarter. The campaign has also garnered overwhelming local support and has earned the endorsements of over 100 local elected officials and all three Republican county party …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

On a 6-0 vote with bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 558, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D–Laguna Beach), passed out of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee July 9, 2019. The bill also received unanimous support in Senate Judiciary Committee on July 2, 2019. AB 558 seeks to fill the need for legal …continue reading

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving an on-duty Fullerton Police Department officer in Anaheim on July 5, 2019. A replica handgun designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene. An on-duty Fullerton police officer in full uniform …continue reading

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee approved Senate Bill 679 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would streamline the process for licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCCs), marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), and clinical social workers (LCSWs) in other states to become licensed in California. Having previously earned unanimous support …continue reading