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

Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen’s bill, AB 1336 to create regionalized task forces to address hate crimes, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously last week. Hate crimes have gone up at alarming rates during the past year. There have been over 1600 hate related crimes reported nationwide. Currently crimes of this …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

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

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) presented her legislative package addressing housing and homelessness in Assembly policy committees. All of the bills have passed, with most receiving bi-partisan support. “The impacts of the pandemic have been felt by all Californians. I wanted to have my housing and homelessness legislation reflect …continue reading

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The OC Health Care Agency’s 2019-2020 Biennial Ocean, Harbor & Bay Water Quality Report is now available online and provides a yearly analysis of bacteriological water quality data over a 20-year period for Orange County’s ocean recreational waters. The report also incorporates historical data during the 33-year period from 1987-2020. …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Treasurer Fiona Ma during COVID-19

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced that over $15 million in grants have been awarded to nine California counties under the Investment in Mental Health Wellness Grant Program for Children and Youth (CY Grant Program). This competitive grant program funds facility acquisition, construction and renovation costs, furnishings and equipment acquisition, …continue reading

featured graphic for Lou Correa, Democratic Congressman for the 46th District in California, during COVID-19

Rep. Lou Correa Leads House & Senate In Introducing Legislation To Address Suicide In Young Adults Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) and Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and John Kennedy (R-LA). The bill, The Improving Mental Health Access for Students …continue reading

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Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association (CTA), issued the following statement in response to the decision by The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reverse the preliminary injunction granted in January 2020 from the U.S. District Court. That preliminary injunction had blocked the State of California …continue reading

featured graphic for California Courts - Judicial Branch of California during COVID-19

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakakuye issued this statement following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement it will curtail immigration enforcement at or near courthouses: I am immensely gratified that the Department of Homeland Security has directed its enforcement arms to limit civil immigration enforcement actions in or near …continue reading

featured graphic for DFPI California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation during COVID-19

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced the formal creation of its inaugural debt collection advisory committee, a seven-member board that will provide critical feedback to the Department as it stands up its debt collection licensing program. The diverse group includes a consumer advocate and representatives from …continue reading