Missed the Orange County 2nd District Supervisor Candidate Forum on Feb 12th??
The Candidate Forum was recorded and has been uploaded to Newport Beach's Chamber of Commerce YouTube channel!

Every March, my office recognizes Women’s History Month with two key events: the 74th Assembly District Woman of the Year celebration, and the Women of Distinction. Both events highlight and honor women across the 74th Assembly District for their service and leadership within our communities.

Previous nominees have been selected from across a variety of industries. Our 2019 Woman of the Year was former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, who was recognized for her civic engagement and local leadership, particularly around issues of social justice. Our 2020 Woman of the Year was Irvine Valley College’s Nancy Montgomery, who has proudly built a support network for veterans at IVC and in our local community, as she continues to challenge policymakers and local leaders to better support our troops.

­I invite you to nominate the name of a woman whom you believe has similarly made a significant or meaningful difference in one of our six cities, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Laguna Woods. All industries and fields are welcome, as long as they live or work within the 74th district. One nominee will be selected as our Woman of the Year, and we will select an additional nominee from each of our six cities, to be represented as the woman of distinction for that specific city.

The SBA’s Orange County / Inland Empire District office, in collaboration with SCORE, invites you to join us to learn more about the Economic Aid Act and the PPP Relaunch. In this webinar, we will cover the application process, required forms and guidance, and conduct a Q&A session for attendees.

February 18: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
February 23: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
February 24: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
February 25: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
County of Orange Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program
(Santa Ana, CA) — The County of Orange will launch an Emergency Rental Assistance program on February 1, 2021 and will accept applications for a period of one month from eligible renter households with unpaid rent or utilities bills due to the impact of COVID-19.

Are you eligible? Find out if it’s your turn by answering a few questions. It only takes a few minutes. If you’re eligible and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, you can schedule one. If it’s not your turn yet or appointments are not available, you can register to be notified when you’re eligible or when appointments open up.

Register on and get added to the virtual queue. You’ll be notified when it’s your turn to be vaccinated. Download the Othena app now.

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SOCO PRIVATE SECURITY is a Native American veteran owned boutique security service provider, serving the public and private sector alike. In England, where private security began, SOCO stands for “Scene of Crime Officer” …in California, SOCO stands for Sonoma County, where the company maintains its Corporate Offices and Training Facility. 
SOCO was founded by Santa Rosa resident John Iervolino, who started in security many years ago as a citizen police officer in Hawaii and, most recently, as operations manager and general manager for two of Northern California’s largest security companies. 
SOCO employs military and law enforcement, as well as professionals from all career fields. Currently, SOCO is the only security service provider in California that trains all its officers, on continual basis, in appropriately identifying and interacting with the Homeless & Mentally Ill, LGBT Sensitivity and (PRT) Physical Readiness Testing. Additionally, SOCO works very close with the local Police & Sheriff’s Department.
SOCO PRIVATE SECURITY is “The New Breed in Security™,” breaking all the negative stigmas and stereotypes that plague the industry today. OUR core values: Honesty, Integrity, Tenacity & Teamwork drive us to excellence. We invite constructive critique, own up to our mistakes and endeavor to exceed our customers’ expectations! Website
Costa Mesa’s Business Assistance Collaborative (BAC)
"Costa Mesa’s BAC is seeking to provide support for businesses through sharing data and resources, mobilizing our local patronage through a Shop Costa Mesa campaign, seeking input from the business community through a proactive call center, and providing a watering hole for all businesses and patrons".

California Grants Portal
The California State Library aids businesses with a portal to find all available state grant and loan opportunities. California Grants Portal houses first come, first serve grants for businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and tribal governments in all sectors of the economy.

Order and take a COVID-19 test from the comfort of your home! At-home COVID-19 test kits are available free of charge to Orange County residents, and both saliva-based and nasal swab options are available through the OC Public Health website.

Get tested for COVID-19
Testing is currently available by 360 Clinic in partnership with the County of Orange for Orange County residents that meet OC Public Health criteria.

Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing on Weekends at the Costa Mesa Senior Center - FREE!

The City of Costa Mesa is offering free walk-up COVID-19 testing at the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Testing is available by appointment only. The testing kiosk will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, through the end of March. Please visit to make an appointment!
Virtual Event Mix
Seminars are offered throughout the year at no or minimal cost across Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Seminar topics include: funding, target marketing, lease negotiation, market research, business planning, financial management, trade and more.

SDCCU and the San Diego County Library System Present Financial Wellness Wednesdays
SDCCU representatives will present on a variety of topics aimed at improving the financial health of the community.

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. 

In Episode 105 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber 
Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank
and employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca
Saad remind employers about meeting California’s harassment prevention training mandate and discuss AB 1963, a new
mandatory reporting requirement that applies to employers who employ minors and have five or more employees.
Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continue to work toward allocating COVID-19 vaccines to a broader segment of the state’s population, with the agency recently clarifying what education and child care providers are eligible for the vaccine.

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan?

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer.
That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter.