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featured graphic for the US Department of Agriculture during COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off a month-long celebration marking 10 years since the introduction of the MyPlate nutrition guidance symbol, which helps consumers make healthy food choices. Throughout June, USDA will offer a collection of activities and resources, including a Start Simple with MyPlate app challenge. “Good …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie-Petrie-Norris, will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration …continue reading

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The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized “COVID-19: Hitched at Honda Center through Marriage Services”, in the award category of County Administration and …continue reading

featured graphic for Orange County Health Care Agency during COVID-19

The County of Orange anticipates an increased demand for first dose COVID-19 vaccinations after Governor Newsom’s announcement on May 27, 2021 that the State of California has launched “Vax for the Win,” a COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program. The County Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites have been dispensing the second dose of …continue reading

Cover art for the May 2021 edition of OCB's Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide.

Top Ten Stories for May 23 through May 29 include new home development in Cypress, COVID-relief fraud, and a new tenants at 2nd & PCH. Top Ten Stories for May 23 through May 29 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and …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 announced that he has granted 14 pardons, 13 commutations and 8 medical reprieves. In addition, the Governor signed an executive order to launch an independent investigation of death row inmate Kevin Cooper’s case as part of the evaluation of Cooper’s application for clemency. The investigation will …continue reading

featured graphic for Katrina Foley, 2nd District Supervisor for the County of Orange, California.

Supervisor Katrina Foley (District 2) released the following statement congratulating Dr. Clayton Chau, Orange County Health Officer and Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) who is recognized as the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Orange County Medical Association. “Dr. Chau has worked tirelessly to protect …continue reading

featured graphic for the re-election campaign of Cottie Petrie-Norris for California Assembly District 74 during COVID-19

With bipartisan support in the Legislature, AB 72 – The 2021 Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act – passed out of the Assembly. AB 72, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will rationalize the regulatory approval process for critical coastal adaptation projects. Scientists have identified promising nature-based coastal adaptation initiatives to help mitigate …continue reading