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12.10.21 OP-ED: A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Preserve Banning Ranch

Excerpted from the Voice of OC

By Teri Welsh

The last 20 years of determination squarely landed this once-in-a-generation opportunity to permanently protect a coastal park and preserve for future generations. To be successful, conservation transactions, like this one, typically need three main ingredients: willing sellers, funding, and political/public will.  

12.9.21 State hearing will focus on why little has changed in drug rehab industry

By Teri Sforza

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

After a delirious Henry Lehr bolted from a licensed Newport Beach detox in the middle of an August night and broke into a neighbor’s house, he was shot and killed by the frightened homeowner inside.

Deaths like these aren’t uncommon in the rehab industry, where lax regulation runs head-on with the high-stakes illness of addiction.


ADVISORY: Oversight Hearing - Employment Development Department

SACRAMENTO – On Monday, October 25, 2021, as Chair of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is convening a Joint Oversight Hearing with the Budget Subcommittee No.

ADVISORY: Veteran of the Year Ceremony - Honoring Orange County Heroes

NEWPORT BEACH – On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is honoring six veterans from Orange County in recognition of Veterans Day. The honorees were nominated by fellow community members and are being recognized for their service in the armed forces and

RELEASE: Red Table Restaurant — Local Restaurant Spotlight

HUNTINGTON BEACH Red Table Restaurant has been honored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris as part of the Local Restaurant Spotlight Program. This woman-owned Gastrobar is a favorite among the Huntington Harbor Community and is the perfect destination for an eclectic, c

11.24.21 Laguna Beach veteran grateful for state honor

Excerpted from the Laguna Beach Independent

BY LB Indy Staff

Laguna Beach resident Chris Kreymann was named among six Orange County veterans honored Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) during a Nov. 3 ceremony at the Newport Harbor American Legion post.

“I am honored and humbled to report that I have been selected as the Laguna Beach Veteran of the Year for my service with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam during 1971-1972,” Kreymann said.

RELEASE: Balboa Fun Zone – Small Business Spotlight

NEWPORT BEACH Balboa Fun Zone has been selected as the November Small Business Spotlight for Assembly District 74. Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California’s oldest and last great coastal amusement areas.


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