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Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47), who will retire at the end of this term, is asking his constituents to tell him what Congress should make a priority during 2022. (See list below.) Everyone in California Congressional District 47 should be encouraged to fill out and submit a survey. Yes, everyone. Registered …continue reading

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Continuing the state’s leadership to redress historical injustices, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of California’s new program to compensate survivors of state-sponsored sterilization, created as part of the 2021-22 state budget package. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, survivors of state-sponsored sterilization can apply for compensation through California’s Forced or …continue reading

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On November 10, California Governor Gavin Newsom once again extended the pandemic emergency declaration, this time through March 31, 2022. His one-man rule continues, and it continues to provide a screen behind which Democratic members of the State Legislature can hide. That screen could be torn down at any time …continue reading

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The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has posted interactive maps for proposed Congressional, Assembly, and State Senate districts online at Using the interactive online map makes it much easier to see the proposed new voting districts than the previously-released graphics. Once you have clicked through to the interactive map, you …continue reading

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Republicans want to ensure the replacement process for retiring California State Auditor, Elaine Howell will result in a qualified, impartial and nonpartisan candidate. This week the Senate and Assembly Republican Leaders and members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) submitted a letter (pdf) to the Chair and Vice Chair …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for October 17 through October 23 include new legislation, 11-digits in 562 area code, and a traffic fatality in Long Beach. Top Ten Stories for October 17 through October 23 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

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Just as the Citizens Redistricting Commission is beavering away redrawing Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional Districts after last year’s Census (as required by law), so the County of Orange is working to redraw and rebalance districts for its supervisors. It’s important that you make your opinion known! Proposed maps submitted …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Governor has approved legislation she authored called “Brandon’s Law” (Senate Bill 434). This law will take effect on January 1, 2022, and prohibits an operator of rehabilitation treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. Senator Bates …continue reading

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Robin Itzler, a longtime contributer to Orange County Breeze, urges American Jews to rethink their prejudice towards the Republican Party in an essay at American Thinker: In November 2008, I was devastated that Barack Hussein Obama was elected president, but reluctantly accepted his win, believing Americans were so overly focused …continue reading