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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    The community is invited to join together on Memorial Day at Bellis Park in honor of the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our democracy, freedom, and liberty. This event honors family members who have lost loved ones, as well as those who are currently serving this great nation. A picnic in the park will follow the event. The Buena Park Rotary is proud to be the host ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Stater Bros. Markets to Deliver Fresh Apples to Kids’ Produce Market in Riverside, CA Nearly 29,000 Pounds of Fresh Apples to be donated to Local Food Bank     Stater Bros. Markets is making a donation of nearly 29,000 pounds of fresh apples to Feeding America Riverside I San Bernardino (FARSB). This donation is a result of Stater Bros. Markets’ participation in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    The City of Fullerton today announced that its next City Council Special Regular meeting will now begin at 5:00 p.m. PST on June 5, 2018. The adjustment is being made to accommodate the June 5th Statewide Primary Election. In order to maximize discussion time on items such as the city budget and other relevant topics of city business, the Fullerton City Council will not have a closed session on ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Wake Up Fullerton is an opportunity for you to network with local business leaders and hear from Director of Community Development, Ted White, on what's happening in our community. Join us for your morning coffee and pastry and "Wake Up" with us! Location: Classic Rock Coffee 1015 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832 Date & Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  
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    Friday, May 18, 2018
    A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job kille tag.  Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May 9, the bill denied hotel guests due process, by requiring hotels to create a blacklist of guests who have been accused, yet not proven, to have engaged in inappropriate behavior toward hotel employees, and precluded the hotel from allowing ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    The California Chamber of Commerce added SB 993 (Hertzberg) to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers to 28. The latest bill will be considered as a special order of business in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on May 16.SB 993 (Hertzberg; D-Van Nuys) would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California. CalChamber has identified SB 993 as a job ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment in industries across California, unanimously passed the Assembly this week. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) protects an employer’s ability to warn potential employers about an individual’s harassing conduct without the threat ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    The California Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018)). The case involved delivery drivers who sued a nationwide package and delivery company alleging they were misclassified as independent ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg joined Secretary of State Alex Padilla at a CalChamber news conference on May 8 to unveil a new online business filing and search portal that will streamline the process for starting a new business in California. “Small businesses drive our economy and the people who want to be entrepreneurs—who have ideas, who may have funding or ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    SACRAMENTO - State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported California collected more tax revenue during the month of April than in any previous month of the 2017-18 fiscal year so far. Moreover, total April revenues of $18.03 billion were higher than estimates in the governor's FY 2018-19 proposed budget by 5.3 percent. For the first 10 months of the 2017-18 fiscal year that began in July, total ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    ​CalChamber Recaps Positions on June Ballot Measures Today is the first day to vote by mail in California’s primary election. Five counties in Northern California will be conducting elections under a new model where voters can choose how, when and where they cast their ballot. The participating counties—Madera, Napa, Nevada Sacramento and San Mateo—will be mailing every voter a ballot, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment in industries across California, unanimously passed the Assembly yesterday. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) protects an employer’s ability to warn potential employers about an individual’s harassing conduct without the threat ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    The California Primary Election is coming up on Tuesday, June 5. We know you want to cast your ballot! In order to be ready for Election Day:Check your voter registration status You can look up your voter registration to make sure your information is correct. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, May 21.Plan how you’re going to vote We know that you usually request an ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Remember to Vote As you consider your choices on the June ballot, we want to share with you the positions of the California Chamber of Commerce on the statewide ballot measures. Please don't interpret this email as a message telling you how to vote. We are providing this information because the CalChamber positions are based on the impact of the ballot measures on California's economy and jobs ...read more
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    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Four California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills are likely dead for the session having failed to advance to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for a vote. In addition, a fifth bill was amended recently to remove the job killer tag. April 27 was the deadline for all policy committees to hear and report any relevant legislation to the Assembly and Senate Appropriations ...read more
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    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    ​When an employer violates California workplace safety rules, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA) can seek various administrative penalties. If the violation is willful and involves a worker’s death or permanent impairment, administrative fines can end up in the millions of dollars. Cal/OSHA also can refer matters to the local district attorney for ...read more
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    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Three California Chamber of Commerce-supported regulatory reform bills passed the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee yesterday with bipartisan support.AB 2087 (Waldron; R-Escondido) enhances California’s ability to deliver services by improving and updating our state’s information technology systems to take advantage of modern technologies.AB 2671 (Fong; ...read more
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    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times A proposal to borrow $8.9 billion for improvements to California’s water quality systems and watersheds and protection of natural habitats is eligible for the statewide ballot in November, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced in a press release Wednesday. Padilla said the measure, which is backed by agricultural interests, had exceeded the 365,800 valid ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    The U.S. Census Bureau will mail out instructions for filling out the 2017 Economic Census to businesses nationwide in early May. Approximately 3.7 million U.S. businesses nationwide, including those in U.S. territories, will receive information by mail with instructions to set up an account to complete their economic census online. The deadline for response is June 12. Every five years, the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Opioid abuse and the misuse of prescription drugs have become an epidemic with a tremendous impact on human lives, the labor participation rate, businesses, and economic growth.According to the Department of Health and Human Services, some 11.5 million people misuse prescription drugs, leading to over 42,249 deaths and $504 billion in economic costs in 2016. We have the opportunity to help ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    The response to homelessness in Orange County is at a critical juncture. As the immediate needs of the riverbed and Civic Center populations are navigated with interim measures, the need for more permanent solutions is more pressing than ever. The Orange County United Way and Association of California Cities-Orange County have developed a 2,700 bed solution that can play a central role in ...read more
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