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    Monday, July 16, 2018
    More Battles Ahead When Legislators Return A review of action on major legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess on July 6 shows both good and disappointing outcomes for the employer community. On the plus side was the passage of California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator education and film tax credit bills as part of the state budget package (see June ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    So far, the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has taken positions on six of the 12 propositions that will appear on the November ballot.  Below is a recap of those positions. Other measures will be considered when the CalChamber Board meets in September. Proposition 3: Initiative Bond Act for Water: Support This $8.877 billion state general obligation bond sponsored by General Meral, ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking comments from members on the practical implications of the newly signed privacy legislation, enacted to avert a costly battle against an initiative that was headed for a spot on the November ballot. The CalChamber and a coalition of businesses and other organizations opposed the legislation, AB 375 (Chau; D-Monterey Park/Hertzberg; D-Van Nuys), as ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    The City of Fullerton will be holding a public meeting regarding transportation and circulation commission:  Proposed changes to Downtown Employee Permit Parking Program including phased fee increase and relocatin of spacesProposed Downtown Nighttime Paid Parking Pilot Program from Thursday through Saturday after 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    The West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be hosting a free CERT training class starting Friday, August 17, 2018.  at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. West County CERT is comprised of those who live and/or work in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster. CERT educates people in disaster preparedness for events that may impact their area and provides ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Training
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported California received more tax revenue than expected during the month of June and for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30.   Total revenues of $19.91 billion for June were greater than anticipated in the budget signed in June 2017 by $2.30 billion or 13.1 percent. All of the “big three” revenue sources came in higher than projected.  Overall ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that protects sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation has been sent to the Governor. The bill passed the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for defamation by the alleged ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday released an analysis showing the state-by-state impact of retaliatory tariffs from China, the European Union, Mexico, and Canada, which have been imposed in response to new U.S. tariffs on imported goods. The California Chamber of Commerce is concerned over the impact that U.S.-imposed tariffs could have on international trade and the state’s economy. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    State regulators proposed sweeping changes in the allocation of California's water Friday, leaving more water in Northern California's major rivers to help ailing fish populations — and giving less to farming and human consumption. By limiting water sent to cities and farms and keeping more for fish, the proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board's staff likely will ignite a round of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Gas tax. Sanctuary state. Plastic straws. Name a political topic in California and most Democrats and Republicans line up on opposite sides. But a tech billionaire's controversial plan to divide the fifth largest economy in the world is giving leaders of the diametrically different political parties an opportunity to find common ground. Democrats don't want to see a state they dominate get ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Its supporters say California's new consumer privacy law dramatically expands your power to control the information tech companies collect about you. Starting in 2020, you'll be able to ask businesses to delete your personal information and prevent the sale of it. Companies must also disclose the categories of information they collect, as well as the kinds of third parties that buy it. For kids ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Monday announced plans to improve disaster preparedness and develop policies to better deal with the wildfires that are plaguing California, citing the historic fires that hit the state last year. For the first six months of this year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has battled wildfires on 53,000 acres, compared with an ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Jan Masaoka, the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, is among keynote speakers for the August 13-16 G3X Conference, formerly known as the Summer School for Nonprofits. The event is hosted by CSUF’s Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research.   Joining Masaoka, founder and former editor-in-chief of Blue Avocado, an online magazine of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, are fellow ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    The City of Fullerton awarded a construction contract to R.J. Noble Company on June 19, 2018 for the Chapman Avenue Rehabilitation project road improvement project, designed to make travel easier and safer in the North Orange County region. The project was developed as part of the requirements of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which is providing over $800,000 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    To help smokers overcome nicotine addiction, Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies will provide NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) to qualifying individuals. NRT can be provided without a physician’s prescription due to California law (Senate Bill 493) which includes a protocol that allows pharmacists to prescribe NRT just as physicians do. NRT is covered by most insurance plans and a prescription can ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Twelve propositions will appear on California’s November ballot including new limits on rent and a plan that might allow the Golden State to split itself into three. The measures were certified for the Nov. 6 ballot on Thursday. While the list is shorter than the 17 propositions on the fall ballot in 2016, it still presents Californians with some complicated choices.Will voters approve $16 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Last Wednesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed his final budget, which included three California Chamber of Commerce-supported budget trailer bills that incorporated language from job creator bills.AB 1808 (Committee on Budget) extends and improves the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program, which provides students with necessary training and education to prepare them for a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Legislation imposing new recycling and composting requirements for disposable food service packaging at certain state facilities passed an Assembly policy committee this week despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and other groups. SB 1335 (Allen; D-Santa Monica) forces food service facilities operating in California state agencies or facilities to stop using disposable food ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    The talk of the Capitol last week was of “the Hertzberg bill,” which changed the calendar for certain activities related to ballot measures, with the intent to ease legislative fixes to proposed ballot measures – if proponents were amenable. Though the bill was enacted in 2014, the new process hasn’t been employed until this year, when three ballot proposals came under legislative ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Parks and playground programs this summer Kids are out on summer break, so it's time for some free summer fun in the sun at several of our great parks. These programs get kids out of the house, off of their electronic devices and having fun outdoors. Here's a list of free fun for kids ages 6 to 12 at the park. Parks & Playground ProgramThis is a free, drop-in program open to the public. Children ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) honored “Jewels of Our Community” including California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), St. Jude Medical Center, Polly’s Pies Restaurant, and Congressman Ed Royce at the organization’s annual “Business Excellence and Leadership Awards.” The dinner, themed “On The Move,” was held at the Holiday Inn, Buena Park on June 22, 2018.   Award recipients, selected ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    North Orange County Chamber welcomed new leadership and board members at the organization's annual meeting held as part of the organization's Business Excellence and Leadership Awards on Friday, June 22.  2018-19 Board of Directors which include, Tami Bui, CSUF and Ho-El Park, Law Office of Ho-El Park, both new to the board. Officers of the board are: Chair, Javier Solis, Holiday Inn Buena Park; ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Get ready for a big fight this fall over the condition of California's roads. An initiative to repeal the recent increase to state gasoline and diesel taxes, which is raising billions of dollars for repaving and other transportation projects, is poised to qualify for the November ballot. Here's what you need to know about the effort. What would the initiative do? The measure submitted by ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    California would ban its cities and counties from creating taxes on soda and other sugary drinks for more than a decade if the Legislature approves a budget trailer bill introduced Sunday. The language, which is still being finalized, is part of a developing deal between organized labor and business groups to remove from the November ballot a proposed measure that would make it harder to raise ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    California's Nov. 6 ballot is long and about to get longer. By the end of June, state and county officials will have determined which initiative measures will come before voters this fall. Here's what's already on there, and what's likely to come. Venture capitalist Tim Draper's dream to divide the Golden State will actually get a vote this year. His measure, if approved, would trigger a ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition are working to stop a job killer proposal that will subject businesses and nonprofits to massive liability for data breaches, even if no consumer was injured and no data was actually extracted during a breach. SB 1121 (Dodd; D-Napa) passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, despite strong opposition pointing out that the drastic ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed proposal to create an unprecedented basis for product liability has been revived by the author after the first attempt failed to meet the deadline for passing the house in which it was introduced. This week, Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) gutted and amended into AB 2136, his bill dealing with a different subject that had already passed the Assembly, ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News, Chamber News
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Ling Ling Chang has taken the oath of office to replace a California senator who lost his seat in a recall election earlier this month. Chang, of Diamond Bar, replaced Josh Newman of Fullerton on Monday, June 25, 2018. Newman defeated Chang in the 2016 election in a district that had historically elected Republicans, giving Democrats a supermajority to raise taxes or suspend legislative rules ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    The City of Fullerton is slated to host the 29th annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. The festival is located at the Fullerton Union High School Softball Fields, located on Lemon Street, between Berkeley and Chapman, and will have free admission.  Inside the event area, participants can find kids’ activities, including face painting, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    The Fullerton Public Library’s Thursday Matinee film series offers a free classic movie each week. The selected films are usually chosen with a theme in mind, often representing a popular genre, actor, director, or subject. For July, the theme of the series is “American Dreams.” The selected films are: Jaws (1975, Rated PG)                                                             July 5Forrest ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    "Vireo," a made-for-TV opera composed by CSUF Grand Central Art Center 2017 artist-in-residence Lisa Bielawa, has received two nominations for the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmys /Television Academy Awards. Bielawa was nominated for creative technical crafts – composer; Charlie Otte was nominated for outstanding director – programming. Others saluted in this Bravo column include: • Peter Fashing, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    iFLY Oceanside is the newest attraction to join the coastal community in Oceanside, CA. A Family and Veteran-Owned small business, found between the Oceanside Pier and LEGOLAND, brings the fast-growing sport of indoor body flight and fun to North County San Diego, just 30 minutes south of Orange County.  For June, Dads and Grads can celebrate with a First Class flight experience at the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Friday, June 1, was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. Only five job killer bills subject to the first house deadline have passed to the second house. A bill dealing with wage statement penalties was stopped on the Assembly Floor. Job Killers in Second House Moving on to the second house are the following CalChamber-opposed job killer bills:AB 2384 (Arambula; ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    CENTURY 21 Discovery announced today that John Shipley has retired from his position as founding Broker of the firm. Joe Lins has purchased the company and will remain President and CEO of CENTURY 21 Discovery. Stephanie Goedl will continue as Chief Operating Officer and become Broker and a Partner of the firm.   “We are an agent-centric company,” said Lins “and will continue to provide the ...read more
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