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featured graphic for Southern California Spill Response Unified Command; background photographc and logos courtesy of Southern California Spill Response Unified Command

The Unified Command is continuing its response Sunday to the coastal oil spill in Orange and San Diego Counties. In Orange and San Diego Counties, the public can expect to see Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams and contracted cleanup crews equipped in protective gear, monitoring, inspecting, and cleaning the beaches to …continue reading

Cover art for OCB's 2021 October Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Top Ten Stories for October 03 through October 09 include a religious scam, homelessness and mental health, and free compost. Top Ten Stories for October 03 through October 09 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Ex-pastor of Orange County …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.”

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed State Senator Josh Newman’s (D-Fullerton) legislation to expand Chino Hills State Park through the acquisition of three privately owned properties. SB 266 requires the California Department of Parks and Recreation to incorporate three adjacent parcels of land, about 1,500 acres, into Chino Hills State Park. …continue reading

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

Assemblymember Janet Nguyen was joined by Senator Pat Bates in demanding a full investigation by the Office of Pipeline Safety within the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on the recent Orange County Oil Spill. You can view the letter that was sent HERE (pdf). …continue reading

featured graphic for Congressman Alan Lowenthal

In response to the oil spill off the Southern California coast, Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Mike Levin (CA-49) today led a letter signed by 77 House colleagues urging House leadership to ensure the Build Back Better Act retains provisions to ban any new offshore oil and gas leasing in …continue reading

featured graphic for Orange County Health Care Agency

According to the latest update from the Unified Command leading the oil spill response along the Orange County coastline, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), and a contracted environmental consulting firm, are conducting community air …continue reading

featured graphic for the United States Coast Guard

The US Coast Guard has issued the following bulletin regarding harbor restrictions related to the oil spill off of Huntington Beach: As of 2 p.m. local time, October 8, 2021, the Captain of the Port of Los Angeles – Long Beach provide the following update on waterways statuses: In cooperation …continue reading

featured graphic for California Water Commission after COVID-19

The California Water Commission, in support of Water Resilience Portfolio Action 3.6, will hold public workshops to explore ways that the State can support in-basin, locally led groundwater trading programs that ensure protections for communities, small- and medium-size farms, and the environment. The public is encouraged to share their ideas …continue reading

featured graphc for California State Senator Dave Min representing District 37 after COVID-19

California State Senators Dave Min (Irvine) and Josh Newman (Fullerton), who represent roughly half of Orange County, sent a letter earlier today to Orange County’s federal legislative representatives asking them to lead a legislative effort to end all offshore drilling in federal waters off the coast of California, including drilling …continue reading

Tom Umberg

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced today that his measure, Senate Bill 41 (SB 41) – which would assure consumers that Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies will use their genetic data solely for the purposes to which they have consented – was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday. “At-home …continue reading

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

Today Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) sent a letter to Martyn Willsher, the CEO of Amplify Energy, demanding the company’s cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on continued cleanup efforts, and that they take responsibility for any ongoing financial burden on the Orange County community. The letter comes following reports …continue reading