Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., president and CEO of MemorialCare, a leading Southern California nonprofit integrated health system, has been named chairman of Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a national alliance of leading healthcare organizations from all health sectors. Under Dr. Arbuckle’s leadership, MemorialCare – with over 200 sites of care and more …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced his Senate Bill (SB) 408 advanced out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today with unanimous, bipartisan support. As new reports indicate small businesses are at risk of being left behind in the economic recovery efforts, the bill establishes a tax credit available for …continue reading

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared that May 2021 shall be both Small Business Month and Older Californians Month. Small Business Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring May 2021, as “Small Business Month” in the State of California. Last week, Governor Newsom signed legislation providing small businesses hit …continue reading


California is struggling to recover from new unemployment claims, with last week’s claims higher than at the start of 2020, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files. Key Stats: Weekly unemployment claims in California increased …continue reading

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Join the Cypress Chamber on Tuesday, May 11th at 9:00AM for a Free Virtual Networking meet-up. Our special guest speaker in May will be Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer who will share an update on the current activities and initiatives being undertaken by the District Attorney’s office and take …continue reading


With the unemployment rate at 6% and around 32% of the population fully vaccinated, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States That Are Recovering the Quickest From COVID-19, as well as accompanying videos and audio files. To identify the states that are having the most successful …continue reading

Thursday is the final day for homeowners and small businesses to pay base property tax without penalty and complete and submit the COVID-19 penalty cancellation request form if they have been directly affected by COVID-19. The Governor’s Executive Order provides for penalty cancellations for certain homeowners and small businesses that …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Senator Dave Min representing District 37 during COVID-19

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) today unveiled the details of his Senate Bill (SB) 408, which provides additional relief for small businesses in the dining and hospitality industries that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 driven economic downturn. New reports indicate the economic rebound boosting the profits of Wall Street …continue reading

Cover art for the May 2021 edition of OCB's Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Top Ten Stories for April 2021 include the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Long Beach Airport, and Oxford Academy’s ranking. The Top Ten Stories for April 2021 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of March 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): What to do if …continue reading