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ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Op-Ed: Rogue Rehab Facilities Need State Oversight

Excerpted from Orange County Register

By Cottie Petrie-Norris

The scope and scale of America’s opioid crisis is staggering, and thousands lose the battle with opioid addiction each year in California alone.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 130 Americans die from opioids every single day. Far too many of us know and love someone in our community or family who has suffered the consequences.

MS. MAGAZINE: Groundbreaking Student Voter Bill Signed into Law in California

Excerpted from Ms. Magazine

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 963, the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act, into law yesterday. The bill, authored by Assembly member Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), calls for historic investment to increase civic engagement among the state’s 3.1 million students enrolled at 147 public universities and colleges.

Bill to Increase Access to Drought-Proof Water in OC Becomes Law

SACRAMENTO— Assembly Bill 1752, authored by Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), ensures access to state bond and revolving funds to assist in the construction of the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project, which will provide drought-proof, local drinking water. This project will significantly enhance local water supplies while reducing the region’s 90% reliance on imported water.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Political Landscape: Governor signs Petrie-Norris bill that will invest in projects to combat sea-level rise

Excerpted from Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) that will invest in ecofriendly infrastructure projects designed to protect coastal communities from sea-level rise.

Assembly Bill 65 will support projects such as adding kelp and sea grass to protect against greater wave impacts, shoring up land marshes and restoring natural ecosystems.

NBC: New Wildfire Path-Predicting Tech Updates First Responders in Real-Time

Excerpted from NBC San Diego

By Lexie Michel

As the Santa Ana winds roll in, fighting fires quickly and efficiently is of the utmost importance. San Diego may soon benefit from a new program helping firefighters on the ground make informed decisions.

Orange County Fire Authority launched its new Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) on Sept. 1 and has been flying successful pilot missions of the new tool.

 

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