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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Establishes California Reproductive Health Service Corps

12.15.21 Amplify Energy and subsidiaries charged with negligence in Orange County oil spill

Excerpted from the Los Angeles Times

By Richard Winton, Laura J. Nelson, Thomas Curwen

A federal grand jury Wednesday charged three companies with criminal negligence in connection with the oil spill that tarred the Orange County coast in early October.

The three-page indictment alleges that Amplify Energy Corp. and two subsidiary firms, Beta Operating Co. and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co., illegally discharged oil into federal waters from the pipeline they operated off Huntington Beach.

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ADVISORY: Banning Ranch $8 Million Check Presentation

Money Secured in the State Budget to Acquire the 385-Acre Property for Conservation

COSTA MESA – On Thursday, December 16, 2021, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris will present a check for $8 million dollars from the State to support the purchase of one of the last remaining parcels of privately owned land along the Southern California coast.

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.

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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

 

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