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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.

11.16.21 ‘You Have Something to Hide:’ Amplify Energy Absent Again from State Hearing on OC Oil Spill

Excerpted from the Voice of OC

By Brandon Pho

Monday kicked off a series of public autopsies by state lawmakers into the communication delays and regulatory gaps which allowed an offshore oil spill to smear tar across Orange County’s iconic coastline last month. 


The state oil spill committee has multiple aims, namely to identify where improvements can be made in disaster response protocols and offshore pipeline regulation. 

But lawmakers have also signaled the committee will explore phasing out offshore oil platforms. 

11.15.21 State legislators say they’ll tweak oil spill regulations

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Alicia Robinson

While it’s still unclear whether all laws and regulations were followed in the pipeline breach that leaked about 25,000 gallons of oil onto Orange County’s beaches last month, state officials say there’s plenty of room to tighten up existing rules to better prevent and detect future spills.

11.13.21 State committee hearing on OC oil spill set for Monday

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Alicia Robinson

State legislators holding a special committee hearing in Costa Mesa on Monday, Nov. 15, hope it will point them toward any changes to laws and procedures that could help prevent future oil spills and improve the response to those that do happen.


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