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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Orange County bosses added 17,300 workers in the 12 months ended in May as unemployment remained at 2.6 percent. Here are eight trends to know about the Orange County job market in May from the state Employment Development Department’s monthly jobs report: Last month’s data compared with a year ago and the average of the previous five years … 1. Unemployment rate: 2.6 percent, flat compared to ...read more
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    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
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    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
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