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Following the arrests this morning of three defendants who allegedly operated “birth tourism” outfits that catered to Chinese clients, federal authorities today unsealed indictments that charge a total of 19 people linked to three schemes that operated across Southern California and charged clients tens of thousands of dollars to help …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for January 2019 include fatal accidents, state politics, insurance fraud and a special investigation. The Top Ten Stories for January 2019 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of January 2019 (excluding weather forecasts and events): Bicyclist killed in Seal Beach accident …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 10 attorneys general in calling for Bernard McNamee, a new Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to recuse himself from a pending FERC proceeding evaluating the resilience of the bulk power system, as well as any future, related proceedings. …continue reading

Given that President Trump took ownership of the recent shutdown of the federal government, and that another shutdown of the federal government looms around the middle of February, and that Democrats control the House of Representatives, it was surprising that House Resolution 79 failed. After a whole string of whereases, …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a settlement with charitable organization Giving Children Hope (GCH) for filing misleading documents to increase the charity’s ranking and generate more donations. The settlement comes after an investigation by the Attorney General’s office found the charity engaged in a misleading reporting scheme to purposefully …continue reading

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The sites, which offered what are often called “booter” or “stresser” services, allowed paying users to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks that flood targeted computers with information and prevent them from being able to access the internet. Booter services such as those named in this action allegedly cause …continue reading

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California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the selection of Newton Investment Management North America Limited (Newton) to provide an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment option as part of the lineup for CalSavers. The selection was made during a monthly meeting of the board that governs CalSavers, chaired by Treasurer …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, released the following statement regarding the state’s lawsuit against Huntington Beach: “Nearly all the cities and counties in California – 97.6 percent based on the state’s latest report – are failing to meet their housing goals. When …continue reading

Editorial - Room with a View

After President Trump signed legislation that provides three weeks of funding for the federal government, Dana Rohrabacher’s replacement, Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA48) issued the following statement: Today, Representative Harley Rouda (CA-48) released the following statement after the House and Senate passed legislation to re-open the government and end the longest …continue reading