Government

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The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) issued its first enforcement action against a debt collector and debt buyer, Murrieta-based F & F Management Inc. (F & F), for violating the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL) by unlawfully threatening to sue consumers and garnish their wages, and …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) for funding local fire prevention projects that will help protect communities across California. “California must do everything it can to reduce the risk of wildfires and I am encouraged by the bipartisan effort to …continue reading

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

In the face of unprecedented attacks on women’s health care and reproductive rights throughout the country, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the Administration’s participation in a new advisory group, the California Future of Abortion Council, to advance the state’s leadership on reproductive freedom and signed legislation furthering the state’s commitment …continue reading

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

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order waiving the application of AB 361 until October 1, 2021, when the provisions of a prior executive order that established certain requirements for public agencies to meet remotely during the COVID-19 emergency will expire. AB 361 extends the flexibilities provided in the …continue reading

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, representing Assembly District 65 in California, after COVID-19.

Please join me for a Virtual Breakfast Club with Secretary of State, Shirley Weber on Friday, September 24 at 9:00 A.M. I will discuss legislative updates, California Voting, and advice for the Assembly District 65 residents going forward during the pandemic. Submit questions please send to [email protected] prior to the …continue reading

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Almost one year after Governor Newsom’s EDD “Strike Team” released findings on the failures of the Employment Development Department (EDD), legislative Democrats once again postponed an audit hearing that would have provided oversight to the state’s failed EDD. This critical hearing was originally scheduled for August 17, postponed to August …continue reading

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Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, working with the VALOR veterans organization and numerous local officials, announced that 19 out of 34 cities in Orange County now support designating Anaheim Hills as the preferred Orange County location for a State veterans’ cemetery. Since taking office in 2019, Supervisor Wagner has collaborated with …continue reading

featured graphic for Michelle Steel, Congresswoman for California’s 48th District, after COVID-19

On Friday, September 17th, Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) hosted a roundtable event at Heroes Hall in Costa Mesa with House Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost, members of the Orange County Veterans Cemetery Coalition and Rep. Steel’s Veterans Advisory Board. The participants discussed issues facing the veterans’ community in …continue reading

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The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) received notification that the official redistricting database for the State of California has been released. These data will allow the Commission to begin redistricting the state’s congressional, State Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts. The official redistricting database is now publicly available …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for September 12 through September 18 include unemployment fraud, street closures, and the recall election. Top Ten Stories for September 12 through September 18 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Former inmate sentenced to five years …continue reading