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Almost one year after Governor Newsom’s EDD “Strike Team” released findings on the failures of the Employment Development Department (EDD), legislative Democrats once again postponed an audit hearing that would have provided oversight to the state’s failed EDD. This critical hearing was originally scheduled for August 17, postponed to August …continue reading

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The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) received notification that the official redistricting database for the State of California has been released. These data will allow the Commission to begin redistricting the state’s congressional, State Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts. The official redistricting database is now publicly available …continue reading

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I wanted to be measured before making conclusions about the California recall election results but alas, so many have instantly weighed in with hyperbolic conclusions so I hope to give a few insights that may temper some of the more extreme conclusions being made about the election result. No, this …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for September 12 through September 18 include unemployment fraud, street closures, and the recall election. Top Ten Stories for September 12 through September 18 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Former inmate sentenced to five years …continue reading

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Orange County Board of Supervisors Approve Technology Services for Older Adults On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved over $2.4 million to provide iPads for older adults and help bridge the digital divide. Data plans, training, technology support, and a subscription to an online platform …continue reading

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Fast Draw Munnings emulated his father and mother with his debut victory in Friday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos, a $47,000 maiden event for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California. A bay colt bred by Glenn Porter, owned by Red Barons Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC and trained by …continue reading

With its historic pier overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean and quaint Main Street, Old Town Seal Beach has long been the perfect setting for Southern California’s most scenic and beloved Classic Car Show. After more than a year of Pandemic shutdowns, the event can’t come soon enough for many locals, …continue reading

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With 4 in 10 adults having reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website released its report on 2021’s Happiest States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the …continue reading

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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

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Making his first start since June 12 and the longest shot in the field of six at 10-1, Loud Mouth captured the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes via disqualification Sunday at Los Alamitos. At the finish, the 5-year-old son of Boisterous was a half-length behind 7-1 shot Peaceful Transfer, but was …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

Top Ten Stories for September 5 through September 11 include unemployment benefits fraud, back to school, and beach bluff improvement. Top Ten Stories for September 5 through September 11 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Former inmate sentenced to …continue reading