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

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

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

This week Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) hosted her second Law Enforcement Advisory Board meeting with officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Westminster, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach Police Departments. Rep. Steel launched the advisory board in May during National …continue reading

featured graphic for Katrina Foley, 2nd District Supervisor for the County of Orange, California., after COVID-19

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement in response to two court rulings today that impact the City of Costa Mesa and surrounding communities. Stephan Taylor Scarpa was found guilty of killing former Costa Mesa Fire Caption Mike Kreza. Mr. Scarpa was found to be under the influence …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.”

Legislation to prohibit payment for each signature in the collection of signatures for qualifying a state or local initiative, referendum or recall for the ballot was approved by the California State Legislature on Wednesday. SB 660, Prohibiting Pay-Per-Signature Incentives, authored by State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), will help to eliminate …continue reading

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The Mexican leader of a transnational drug trafficking organization arrived here this afternoon after being extradited from Mexico to face federal charges that he conspired to transport cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars from South America to the United States. Angel Humberto Chavez-Gastelum, 47, who was initially arrested by …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Legislation to cut unnecessary green tape and increase sea-level rise mitigation initiatives along the California coast heads to the Governor’s desk for signature after passing on the Assembly floor on a 63-0 vote. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 72 will establish a coordinated and efficient process for coastal adaptation …continue reading

Editorial - Room with a View

Although the news release from Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) blurs the boundary lines, the recognition given to Terry Stapleton by Representative Lou Correa (D-CA46) was in response to her leadership in the fight against COVID-19, for which she should rightly be applauded. That work is …continue reading

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On September 1, the California Department of Public Health issued updated guidance and Q&A to assist K-12 schools in formulating and implementing plans for safe, successful, and full in-person instruction. These updates include recommendations and requirements for school-based extracurricular activities, as well as clarification on modified quarantine recommendations. According to …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Furthering California’s long-standing role as a state of inclusion and refuge, Governor Gavin Newsom, along with Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), took action today to assist Afghan arrivals settling in California. The Governor, with support from legislative leaders, is requesting …continue reading