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Congresswoman Young Kim and Senator Alex Padilla included funding for a Yorba Linda Water District (District) Heli-Hydrant in the $1.5 trillion federal appropriations package passed by Congress and signed by President Biden. “In a wildfire, timely response is critical and can make the difference between life and death. Heli-Hydrants help …continue reading

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The Coast Guard worked with port partners to identify shipping containers with undeclared hazardous materials that led to a shipping container fire in the Port of Los Angeles – Long Beach, March 4. At approximately 8:20 p.m., on March 4, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a …continue reading

Cover art for the February 2022 issue of OCB's Dining, Arts, and Entertainment guide. Photo courtesty of OC Parks and Irvine Ranch Conservancy.

Top Ten Stories for February 06 through February 12 include Laguna wildfire evacuation, foodborne illness, and new Amazon jobs. Top Ten Stories for February 06 through February 12 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Immediate evacuation of Irvine Cove …continue reading

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Gum Grove Park has reopened following a one-day closure. On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the City of Seal Beach temporarily closed Gum Grove Park to help mitigate fire danger amidst high heat and strong winds. On Friday, February 11, 2022, Gum Grove Park reopened to the public. For other updates, …continue reading

After the surprising retirement announcement from Ed Royce Jr., local Democrats were quick to claim his (and Darrel Issa's) scalp. Now a new challenge: Young Kim to run in 39th Congressional District.

U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-39) and Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), who both serve on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, introduced the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Wildland Fire Communications and Information Dissemination Act (H.R. 6410) to boost communications and information sharing efforts between first responders, fire management …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: An Initial Review of the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Successfully implementing forest health and wildfire mitigation projects often requires public and private entities to work together, particularly in order to complete larger, more complex and cross-jurisdictional projects than …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) for funding local fire prevention projects that will help protect communities across California. “California must do everything it can to reduce the risk of wildfires and I am encouraged by the bipartisan effort to …continue reading