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    Monday, September 16, 2019
     September 16, 2019,  CalChamber Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed out of the Legislature and been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. One of the bills, SB 1  (Atkins; D-San Diego), which the Governor has indicated he will veto, threatened to create adverse consequences by impairing the state’s ability to adaptively manage its ...read more
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    Monday, September 09, 2019
    Orange County is famous for its “firsts” when it comes to Toll Roads. Orange County’s Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) opened the first toll roads in the state a quarter century ago. TCA created FasTrak, the first to offer electronic transponders so drivers could pay without having to stop at a toll booth. And now, TCA is first again – this time with the sticker transponder. If you are a ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer will burden the overworked court system if adopted. AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) prohibits arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment. The CalChamber has tagged AB 51 as a job killer due to the significant increased costs employers will face as a result of more litigation and ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    The California Department of Education recently released the College-Going Report, which features data showing college enrollment at the state, county, district and school levels. The statewide average high school graduates enrolling in college was 66 percent, while 76 percent of high school graduates in Orange County went on to college in 2018.  All fifteen Orange County districts that operate ...read more
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    Thursday, August 29, 2019
    Action Alert: Hundreds of local special districts could gain the ability to increase property taxes with just a 55% majority vote if a proposed constitutional amendment becomes law. The proposal, ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry; D-Winters), is opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce and fell short of passing the Assembly last week. The author requested that the bill be reconsidered. If ACA 1 is ...read more
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    Friday, August 23, 2019
    An emergency regulation issued from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on July 29, 2019, requires California employers to take steps to protect workers from potential harm due to exposure from wildfire smoke. Some of the steps required in the emergency rule (which kicks in when air quality erodes to specified levels) include relocating workers to other ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    In the words of the great Albert Einstein, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” Professionals at RAI Wealth Management agree, and they emphasize that the time to plan for retirement is now. With no minimum requirement to invest, it’s no surprise that the independent advisory team at RAI Wealth Management recommends people begin to plan for their financial future as early as ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Brea Improv combines stand-up comedy with tasty food and cocktails for laughter-filled nights.  The popular club has now moved to a larger, expanded theater - on Brea Boulevard, just four doors down from its former location on Birch Street. Founder Robert Hartmann opened the comedy club in 1989. According to management, the club continues to receive support from Brea and surrounding communities ...read more
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    Monday, January 14, 2019
    Ocean Subaru of Fullerton: Share the Love  Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, located on Euclid in Fullerton, shares the love with customers and the community. While the dealer offers a variety of new and used Subaru models, loan and lease options, and car service and maintenance, they also support partnerships benefiting organizations throughout the community. According to General Manager, Kevin Kim, a ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Pickled Monk: A Little Spot for Everybody   A neighborhood hub for folks to drink and grub, Pickled Monk is “a little spot for everybody,” described Chelsea Coltman, general manager of the new downtown Fullerton establishment.   Upon entering, guests are directed to the host stand by black carpet and deep orange railings. There, they are welcomed with warm smiles and greetings from the staff ...read more
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