Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Malia Mendez

"La Habra is set to receive $8.5 million from the state to repair a storm drain that collapsed, creating a giant sinkhole more than three years ago.

Stakeholders say this funding is the key to finally getting the renovation done.

On Jan. 23, 2019, a period of heavy rainfall caused the collapse of an underground flood-control channel in the northwest corner of the city. This in turn created a sinkhole 20 feet wide by 80- to 100-feet long in the Coyote Village condominium community.


By Adrian Meza

Excerpted from the Fullerton Observer

"In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, State Senator Josh Newman and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva hosted a press conference against gun violence on the steps of Fullerton City Hall on June 3.

State Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva speaks on the steps of City Hall on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Photo by Adrian Meza

Fullerton Mayor Fred Jung was the first to speak, addressing the “uniquely American” phenomenon of regular mass shootings.

By Elizabeth Aguilera

Excerpted from CalMatters

"While California has committed billions of dollars to support the mental health of K-12 students, little has been specifically dedicated to children 5 and younger.

Advocates say it’s a need that needs to be addressed, and they are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to set aside $250 million in the state budget to support the mental health of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caregivers.

Excerpted from KTVU Fox 2

By Greg Lee

"With a political landscape that remains polarized and after several examples of harassment, California lawmakers are now considering a bill to protect election poll workers. 

Excerpted from CalMatters

By Josh Newman and Jacqui Irwin

"We all know we’re not supposed to throw rechargeable devices such as electric toothbrushes, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, power tools and cell phones into the trash, but many of us do. Proper disposal of these devices and their lithium ion batteries is often unclear, inconvenient, expensive or unavailable where we live and work. So into the trash they go, with catastrophic consequences.

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Josh Newman

"Orange County’s engineering and computer science sectors are booming. Exceptional growth is integrated into every area of commerce, from cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to medicine and construction. All are dynamic contributors to the growth of the county’s economy.

Excerpted from AP News

By Adam Beam

"Elections in the U.S. have become so polarizing that California is considering treating poll workers with the same caution as domestic violence victims by letting them keep their addresses hidden from public records.

Excerpted from Kron 4

By Ashley Zavala and Jonathan Taraya

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Preparing for long-term COVID-19 cases in California is expected to be a big project for state leaders.

The California Senate Committee on Health and Pandemic Emergency Response worked to figure out where to start tackling the issue at its hearing Wednesday.

“It’s imperative that we now give rigorous attention to understanding and treating long COVID in the months and years to come,” said state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton.