Cottie Petrie-Norris

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, as Chair of the Assembly’s Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is convening a Joint Oversight Hearing with the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, and Transportation. Legislators will explore the …continue reading

featured graphic for California Assembly District 72 represented by Janet Nguyen after COVID-19

Assemblymember Janet Nguyen announced her legislative bill package today on solutions to address and prevent future oil spills off the shorelines of California. On October 2, 2021, approximately 25,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled into the waters of Huntington Beach and surrounding cities, affecting the community and businesses within …continue reading

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CAL FIRE announced the availability of up to $24 million in grants for projects that support the creation of a robust and diversified wood products market to help meet California’s forest resilience goals. CAL FIRE’s Wood Products and Bioenergy Program, which seeks to maintain and enhance the forestry sector of …continue reading

Cover art for the January 2022 issue of OCB's Dining, Art, and Entertainment guide

Top Ten Stories for January 09 through January 15 include a Pacific tsunami, COVID-19, and bulky-item drop-off in Garden Grove. Top Ten Stories for JJanuary 09 through January 15 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Tsunami advisory issued for …continue reading

Aquarium of the Pacific logo used with permission.

How are shark and orca populations doing off the California coast? What can be done with the state’s offshore oil platforms once they are decommissioned? How are cities adapting to extreme weather and sea level rise? These and other topics will be addressed in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s First …continue reading

featured graphic for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $240 million for Fire Prevention and Forest Health grant projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, protect communities, and restore forests to healthy, functioning ecosystems while also sequestering carbon …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

The Newsom Administration announced the availability of almost $300 million in Clean California grants and called on local communities to submit applications for projects that will clean and beautify local streets, tribal lands, parks and transit centers throughout California. The new grants are part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California …continue reading

featured graphic for Municipal Water District of Orange County. The background image is a water-conservation poster created by 11th-grader Rebecca Harter-Foist. Graphic courtesy of MWDOC.

The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Water Awareness Poster Contest is an annual contest presented each spring. All Orange County students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are invited to participate. The Contest’s goal is to get students thinking about our most precious natural resource – water – and …continue reading