IRVINE – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has named five Nonprofits of Distinction for 2021: Power of One Foundation (Costa Mesa), Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (Huntington Beach), Miracles for Kids (Irvine), Age Well (Laguna Woods) and Project Self Sufficiency (Newport Beach).
NEWPORT BEACH – The Wee Loft, a local European Toy Shop, has been selected as part of the Small Business Spotlight for Assembly District 74. For more than 37 years, this Corona Del Mar-based small business has been dedicated to sparking happiness for kids in Orange County.
Excerpted from the Daily Pilot
By Sara Cardine
Costa Mesa’s Lions Park, a once-thriving Westside community hub that suffered from years of neglect, is undergoing a local renaissance as the city completes a series of building projects designed to reinvigorate a neighborhood that has historically lacked crucial amenities.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has expanded legislation to close a critical loophole in Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs) to also cover Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs). AB 1057 will allow for ghost guns to be seized when an individual is deemed to be an extreme risk to themselves or others, or if a person has perpetrated abuse or threats of abuse.
SACRAMENTO – At an informational hearing held by the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, legislators, economists, advocates and small business owners discussed the state of recovery for small businesses.
SACRAMENTO — In response to an 18% increase in overdoses nationwide, legislation to protect patients recovering from alcohol and substance use has passed out of the Senate Insurance Committee and Senate Health Committee with unanimous support.
SACRAMENTO – In an effort to protect the California Coast, the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee unanimously passed AB 72 authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. AB 72, the Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act of 2021, cuts green tape by establishing a coordinated and efficient process for coastal adaptation permitting.
SACRAMENTO — The Senate Health Committee has passed legislation to increase access to wraparound healthcare services that enable seniors to age in the comfort of their own communities instead of nursing homes. AB 540 will help thousands of California’s growing population of seniors by improving beneficiary awareness and access to the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
SACRAMENTO – After more than $810 million taxpayer dollars were stolen last year, a bill to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California's Employment Development Department (EDD) passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.