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09.20.21 California will try to fix its unemployment system. Here’s when it could happen

Excerpted from the Sacramento Bee

By David Lightman and Hannah Wiley

Bills approved before the Legislature ended its 2021 session could mean important changes, some now, some later. Newsom has until October 10 to sign the bills, and his office said Friday it “typically does not comment on pending legislation.”


Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Laguna Beach, said she’s confident “meaningful reforms” made their way through the Legislature this year.

09.17.21 Addiction treatment reforms land on governor’s desk

Lawmakers hope he signs bills into law; others hope for bolder action

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Teri Sforza

Deadly fentanyl infects street drugs. Overdose deaths are skyrocketing. And more treatment is the solution, many say — even as fraud and tragedy continue to plague the private-pay, insurance-money-fattened slice of the addiction treatment industry.

09.16.21 Popular beach pathway in Huntington Beach to get $3.7 million makeover

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Laylan Connelly

The popular beach pathway running alongside Huntington Beach’s coast is getting a $3.7 million makeover.

City leaders are celebrating the start of the first phase of the Bluff Top Park improvement project, which will make upgrades from 9th Street to Seapoint Street, including on a cliff that overlooks the popular dog beach.


09.15.21 Improvements coming to Huntington Beach’s Bluff Top Park

Excerpted from the Daily Pilot

By Matt Szabo

Some of them are rusting, while others are just falling apart.

Either way, the weathered metal handrails along the bluff tops of Huntington Beach’s coast do not exactly scream “Welcome to Surf City.”

But that will finally change.

City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bluff Top Park Improvement Project on Tuesday morning at Patriot Point.


09.13.21 10 Orange County Olympians honored with a Sunday morning parade

Excerpted from the Daily Pilot

By Susan Hoffman

A military vehicle paraded north along the Balboa Peninsula on Sunday carrying Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley and 10 Olympic athletes from her district, which includes Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and some of Fountain Valley.

RELEASE: Substance Abuse Recovery Patient Protection Bill Passed by the Legislature

AB 1158 Puts Patients Before Profits

SACRAMENTO – After one scheme out of Orange County ran up $60 million in fake charges before investigators at the California Department of Insurance stopped it, both houses of the California Legislature have passed legislation authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris to protect patients recovering from alcohol and substance abuse.


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