California

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

Governor Gavin Newsom previewed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – including unprecedented investments to address the state’s most persistent challenges, starting with nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to Californians hit hardest by the pandemic. Chief among the new …continue reading

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

As the country continues to confront a history of racial injustice, deeply rooted in the legacy of slavery and systemic racism, today, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed five individuals to serve on the newly formed Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The formation of this task …continue reading

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The Long Beach Police Department has made an arrest of a police officer currently employed with the Los Angeles Police Department and booked for charges related to child sexual abuse material. In October of 2020, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce received a CyberTip …continue reading

featured graphic for Orange County District Attorney Todd Sptizer during COVID-19

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued the following statement on Friday, May 7: An independent outside law firm hired by the County’s CEO conducted an investigation and concluded what the Orange County District Attorney’s Office had previously uncovered and disclosed to the County: a former OCDA manager sexually harassed …continue reading

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

Top Ten Stories for April 2021 include the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Long Beach Airport, and Oxford Academy’s ranking. The Top Ten Stories for April 2021 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of March 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): What to do if …continue reading

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On April 26, 2021, at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of West Wardlow Road to assist the Long Beach Fire Department regarding a report of an assault, which resulted in the death of a female adult. Upon arrival, officers observed Long Beach Fire Department personnel …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for March 2021 include unemployment fraud, OC returning to Red Tier, and a fatal pedestrian accident in Lakewood. The Top Ten Stories for March 2021 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of March 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): COVID-19 unemployment …continue reading

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

Top Ten Stories for April 25 through May 01 include a recipe for roulade, a good OC city to start a business, and Oxford Academy is #1 in California. Top Ten Stories for April 25 through May 01 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week …continue reading

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The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced the formal creation of its inaugural debt collection advisory committee, a seven-member board that will provide critical feedback to the Department as it stands up its debt collection licensing program. The diverse group includes a consumer advocate and representatives from …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 released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated outdoor masking recommendations: “California has made incredible progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19, resulting in the lowest positivity rate in the country. And we have administered more than 28 million vaccine …continue reading