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Orange County Board of Supervisors Approve Technology Services for Older Adults On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved over $2.4 million to provide iPads for older adults and help bridge the digital divide. Data plans, training, technology support, and a subscription to an online platform …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) penned a letter to the Orange City Council urging it to reverse course on its previous decision to terminate the lease of Mary’s Kitchen, a longstanding community institution that has become a key provider of services to the unhoused population in the area. In the letter, …continue reading

Newman (D-Fullerton) piles up five bills - and each of them is designed “to reflect the kind of pragmatic policy [he] came to office to create.”

State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) will introduce two constitutional amendment proposals to increase the number of signatures required to trigger a recall election and to have California’s lieutenant governor finish the governor’s term if a recall is successful. Senator Newman plans to introduce both bills on January 3, the first …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) joined with his colleagues on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to approve the committee’s portion of the 10-year budget reconciliation package now before the House of Representatives. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over $57.5 billion within the Build Back Better Act, and the …continue reading

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Congresswoman Michelle Steel, who represents Coastal Orange County in Congress, has announced her support for former US Assistant Attorney General and candidate for California Attorney General, Nathan Hochman, as he runs to succeed Newsom appointee Rob Bonta in 2022. In announcing her endorsement, Congresswoman Steel stated: “With crime on the …continue reading

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The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced the award of nearly $2 million in CalMoneySmart grants to nonprofit organizations throughout California to support new and existing financial education and empowerment programs for unbanked and underbanked consumers. The DFPI announced the second round of CalMoneySmart grants in April …continue reading

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Orange County’s (OC) Office on Aging launched its online Older Adults Programming: COVID-19 Resource Toolkit (Toolkit) to support senior centers and community-based organizations safely care for older adults who are re-emerging following a period of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Older Adults Programming: COVID-19 Resource Toolkit contains guidance …continue reading

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As some pandemic foreclosure protections end, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) is working to avoid a repeat of the 2008 foreclosure crisis by making sure that licensees servicing residential mortgages comply with state and federal laws protecting homeowners from COVID-19-related financial insecurity and inform eligible consumers about …continue reading

In the evening of September 10, Legislative Democrats passed Senate Bill 357 (Wiener), another ‘criminals first’ bill that will negatively impact California’s ability to combat sex trafficking. Senate Republicans all voted against the measure. In an usual move, the bill’s author held the measure at the Senate desk and it …continue reading