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    Friday, February 22, 2019
     February 22, 2019 Erika Pickles for CalChamber   California’s Labor Commissioner is challenging a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determination that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest break rules for certain truck drivers. On December 21, 2018, the FMCSA issued a determination of preemption, in which it concluded that federal law (49 U.S.C. 31141(c)) ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
     February 21, 2019 Susanne T. Stirling The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) underscores a renewed understating among the USMCA parties on the importance of our mutual trading relationships, everyone agreed yesterday at an international luncheon at the California Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Canada Day in Sacramento. With the support of the Consulates General of Canada of San ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    The Fullerton Community Center has announced details for the fifth annual Wedding Show held on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will have complimentary admission. This exciting community event focuses on wedding trends and features the best wedding professionals in the industry. Attendees can find vendors to meet couples needs for their special day. The first ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Non-profit Global Green today announced it will select two Southern California cities as new partners in the second year of its Expanding Biogas Generation & Food Recovery Initiative, which increases access to and the effectiveness of food waste recycling programs and demonstrates food-waste-to-biogas scenarios for participating cities.    The initiative uses an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    On February 8, 2019, Cypress College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on its new Science, Engineering and Math (SEM) building. Close to 300 guests attended the event, including City of Cypress Mayor Stacy Berry; NOCCCD Board of Trustees members Stephen Blount, Jeffrey Brown, Dr. Barbara Dunsheath, and Molly McClanahan; Fullerton College Student Trustee ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, has announced its newest location in Buena Park. The club, which is located at 8381 La Palma Ave., will celebrate the opening of Orange County’s second Buena Park location on February 28 with help from local community representatives and an official ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    As students look forward to summer break, Fullerton School District is adding on more exciting opportunity for them to look forward to this summer.  The Center STAGE program has been awarded just under $750,000 for a Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant.  This competitive grant is offered through the California Department of Education and prioritizes applicants that enhance visual and ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    The Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room in Fullerton is the first U.S. restaurant to be inducted into the Barons de Rothschild Ambassadors of Excellence Club. The designation is bestowed on restaurants and wine merchants that meet standards of excellence in culinary and hospitality categories and that are deemed to have unique atmosphere and an outstanding wine program; designees also must carry ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    The North Orange County Chamber will be moving its office up Harbor Boulevard locating to a space within Century 21 Discovery’s building at 100 W. Valencia Mesa Dr. The move, scheduled to be complete by April 1, provides an opportunity to adapt to the changing needs of businesses and to better serve our membership.   “After being located for 15 years at the corner of Harbor and Chapman, the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Member News
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    By  CalChamber  - February 15, 2019 “Hard decisions” are “coming due,” Governor Gavin Newsom said this week in his first State of the State Address. Water, energy, high-speed rail, housing, health care and the “affordability crisis” were just a few of the long-standing issues the Governor touched upon in his upbeat talk to both houses of the Legislature, statewide officials, Supreme Court ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    By: US High Speed Rail Association Special Letter from David Cameron, Teamsters Rail Conference  To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of California's high-speed rail death are greatly exaggerated.   A close reading of Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State speech and follow up comments reveal that nothing has changed for the construction of the project. Governor Newsom said the state will ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on the prospect of a national emergency declaration by the president:   "As long-time proponents of both immigration reform and greater border security, the Chamber shares in the frustration about the lack of legislative progress on both issues.   "Our nation’s founders created a system of lawmaking, of ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    By: Ellen Savage Can I choose to post photos of my employees on my company’s website and social media page? Do I need each employee’s consent first? What if an employee refuses? Posting photos of your employees on the internet can raise serious privacy concerns in California. Some employees may be happy to see their smiling faces online, but others may object for a number of reasons. An ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    By: Laura E. Curtis The reintroduction of several bills from last year sure makes it feel like “Groundhog Day” at the State Capitol. Even though there still is one week to go before the February 22 deadline for introducing new bills, the expansive list of reintroduced labor and employment bills includes: • AB 9 (Reyes; D-San Bernardino – 2019) / AB 1870 (Reyes – 2018): AB 9 is nearly verbatim ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    “As Mayor, I want to express my condolences to the family of the young man who died earlier this week en route to the hospital while in the custody of the Fullerton Police Department,” stated Fullerton Mayor Jesus Silva. “I am committed to ensuring that this incident is fully investigated. The Office of the Orange County District Attorney has already begun its investigation, the results of which ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    There are so many new things going on at Golden Hill School this year, here are a few highlights: Every 4-6th grade class has time allotted twice a week with the new music teacher. There is a new after school Show Choir with approximately 45 students. There are new Music/Arts portables on campus to house the growing program.Over 250 family members attended the Family Arts Night to enjoy classes ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels (Calgren) today announced that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren’s dairy digester facility in Pixley, California is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. The project marks the first time that carbonnegative renewable natural gas produced from cow manure has been injected directly into SoCalGas’ natural gas ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    By U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today was selected to serve on the administration’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The Board will help guide the National Council for the American Worker, created in July 2018, as it develops and implements a workforce strategy to meet the needs of today’s economy.  “The U.S. Chamber has long been committed ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    By Adam Regele | CalChamber Advocacy The California Chamber of Commerce remains committed to the continued bipartisan efforts to improve California’s green chemistry program with all stakeholders, CalChamber Policy Advocate Adam Regele explained yesterday at a legislative informational hearing. The Senate Environmental Quality and Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committees ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Feb 12, 2019 -  Compensation -  Erika Frank Last week, the Second District California Court of Appeal ruled that on-call employees are entitled to reporting time pay if they are required to contact the employer to see whether they must actually report to work (Ward v. Tilly’s Inc., CA2/3 B280151 2/4/19). This significant wage and hour case applies to employees governed by Wage Order 7. In a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Stanton, CA— W Power celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the project site of the Stanton Energy Reliability Center (SERC) on Monday, February 11, 2019.  The woman-and-minority owned company has been working closely with the City of Stanton for over five years to develop a state-of-the-art hybrid energy storage and generation project that will help secure the energy reliability of the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    By CALmatters | Feb. 12, 2019 | California News, Politics The following is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019 State of the State Address, annotated by CALmatters’ reporters. The prepared text has been updated, where possible, with Newsom’s live remarks.  Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today. Madam Pro Tem – thank you for ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
     February 12, 2019 Susanne T. Stirling, for Cal Chamber   For the first time in more than a year, California’s merchandise export trade fell in November, according to Beacon Economics’ analysis of U.S. trade statistics recently released the U.S. Census Bureau following a lengthy delay caused by the federal government shutdown. Foreign shipments by California businesses totaled $15 billion for ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Stanton has a new City Manager. After a carefull review of over fifty qualified applicants the city council selected the former city manger of Villa Park and La Habra Heights Jarad Hildenbrand.   Jarad brings with him a weath of experience of over thirteen years in public adminstration. A graduate of Cal State Univerity Fullerton and a post graduate master’s degree in public adminstraion from ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    The City of Stanton recognizes the successes of its local businesses at the town’s 9th Annual Business Alliance Luncheon, which was attend by over 250 business owners. Special awards were given to 10 of its businesses while over 150 others received recognition for their achievements.   Individual honors went to Adventure City, family-owned business of the year, Harry’s Café, small business of ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) is hosting its 2019 Water Awareness Poster Contest. The Contest provides an opportunity for children and young adults to learn about the importance of water while using art to express their ideas. Through the Poster Contest, Orange County students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are encouraged to submit hand-drawn posters. All artwork ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature today. The text as prepared for delivery is available here
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    The City of Fullerton is pleased to announce the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Woodcrest Park located at 440 W. Orangethorpe Ave., west of Harbor Boulevard, east of Euclid, just next to Woodcrest Elementary School. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. with construction expected to be completed by fall of 2019. “Woodcrest Park renovation is a good example of how ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    The City of Buena Park invites K-6 students who live in Buena Park and its surrounding cities to participate in the 43rd Annual Elementary Art Show. Student work will be showcased in City Hall from January 23 – March 5, 2019. The Awards Reception will be Friday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. This year's theme is: Animals Are My Friends! From lions to lemurs, butterflies to buffaloes, ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be moving his North County Branch Office in Fullerton to a new location in Anaheim in an effort to address increasing demand for services and also to offer expanded services. Clerk-Recorder Nguyen is looking to have the new office up and running in February 2019. The current North County Branch office in Fullerton has been in operation since February 2009. The ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    By  Sarah Boot  February 8, 2019 The state privacy law passed by the Legislature last year contains multiple flaws that undermine consumer privacy and employee protections, a coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce explained this week. CalChamber Policy Advocate Sarah Boot spoke on behalf of the coalition at the February 5 workshop hosted by the state Attorney General’s Office in ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    By: Leah Silverthorn Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that proposes replacing the California sales and use tax with a tax on the sale of retail goods based on their respective “carbon intensity.” She’s right to be surprised. When most people talk about a carbon tax, they do so in the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    By: Lauren E. Curtis As the 2019 legislative session gets underway, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition is continuing its efforts to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently. The coalition explains through its website at imindependent.co why state lawmakers need to take action regarding the California Supreme Court ruling that created a ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    By: Mel Davis The recent requirement to submit Form 300A data electronically doesn’t relieve employers of the responsibility to post the hard copy Form 300A each year. Each establishment (place of business) must post the Form 300A from February 1 to April 30 in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees normally are posted. This requirement, in addition to all others listed in ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    By: CalChamber The California Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Issues and Legislative Guide, that provides easy-to-reference publication presents ways to make progress on longstanding issues facing the state, is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. Read More
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Orange County law enforcement and fire dispatch centers, including those in the City of La Palma, are now equipped with Text-to-911. The new program was jointly launched by all the Orange County public safety agency on February 6, after nearly one year of planning. The community is encouraged to “Call 911 if you can, but text if cannot.” The new system will greatly help the hearing impaired, ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Cal State Fullerton business students are offering free tax preparation and filing assistance for low-income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students participate on a volunteer basis and are trained and certified for tax preparation through the Internal Revenue Service. The program complements their coursework and provides hands-on experience ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Berenecea J. Eanes, Cal State Fullerton’s vice president for student affairs, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President. Eanes received the national recognition from NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and will be honored at the organization's 2019 annual conference in March in Los Angeles. “I ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
     February 6, 2019 CalChamber The EEO-1 submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the “opening day” of the 2018 EEO-1 Survey to early March 2019 and moved the due date to May 31, 2019. The recent government shutdown caused this postponement. The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    February 4, 2019 Leah Silverthorn Climate Change, Taxation Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that proposes replacement of the California Sales and Use Tax with a tax on the sale of retail goods based on their respective “carbon intensity.” She’s right to be surprised. When most people ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
     Feb 4 2019 -  Discipline, Termination -  HRWatchdog We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any warning. Is it safe to let him go? Although California is at “at-will” state, meaning employment may be terminated by either the employer or employee on notice to the other, that doesn’t make an employer bulletproof ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Be part of a city-wide movement on May 4, 2019, and join hundreds of your neighbors to volunteer for the fourth annual “Love Buena Park” service day. Over 800 volunteers from all areas of the community unite to complete projects that support residents, service organizations, and the City as part of the Love Our Cities movement sweeping America. “Love Buena Park” projects change each year, but ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Jan Flory has been appointed on a 3-1 vote to fill the Fullerton City Council vacancy that resulted when at-large Councilmember Jesus Silva  won the District 3 Council seat in the November 2018 election.  Bruce Whitaker was the sole dissenting vote. She was sworn into office on January 29, 2019, and will begin serving immediately. Her term will continue through 2020. Flory, a long time Fullerton ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
     Jan 29 2019 -  Hiring, Reporting Requirements -  Jessica Mulholland Premium processing is only available for pending petitions because the USCIS has already received enough petitions to meet the FY 2019 cap. On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processingfor all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions. The H-1B program ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Dentists of Buena Park is located at 7540 Orangethorpe Ave., Ste A-1, Buena Park, CA 90621 North Orange County Chamber interviewed Dentists of Buena Park to learn more about its involvement in both the local and global communities.NOCC: Explain your passion for dentistry and how it is represented in your company culture.  DBP: The mission of Dentists of Buena Park is to be the provider of choice ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Students, staff, parents, district leaders, school board members and community members are celebrating the selection of Nicolas Junior High School as one of California’s 2019 Schools to Watch. In March, the school will be recognized by the State in Sacramento and in June, will be recognized in Washington DC as a National School to Watch. “We are so excited and proud to have received this ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Students, staff, parents, district leaders, school board members and community members are celebrating the selection of Nicolas Junior High School as one of California’s 2019 Schools to Watch. In March, the school will be recognized by the State in Sacramento and in June, will be recognized in Washington DC as a National School to Watch. “We are so excited and proud to have received this ...read more
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    Friday, January 25, 2019
    La Habra City Councilman Tim Shaw was unanimously selected as the new chairman of the OCTA Board of Directors. Following his service last year as the OCTA board vice chairman, Shaw replaces outgoing Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, also the county’s Fifth District Supervisor, who remains on the board representing her south Orange County district. “This is an important time for Orange County ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    California Chamber of Commerce-EditorialJanuary 22, 2019 Laura Curtis General, Labor and EmploymentWhen is Enough Enough?? We often hear from our members that the California Legislature churns out too many new laws each year and the 2019 Legislative Session is likely to be more of the same. California businesses struggle annually to comply with an ever-changing landscape, both with new statutes ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    By Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine   Governor Gavin Newsom’s first Budget proposal has a good deal of hopeful news for higher education. Now, the devil will be in the details and in committing to ongoing funding, rather that the cyclical ups and downs that have undermined the University of California, California State University and our community colleges over the past several decades. It is ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Christine Walker-Bowman will share her message on “The Power of Gratitude” as the opening speaker of the annual SHE Influences Conference hosted by the North Orange County Chamber in conjunction with the Brea and Yorba Linda Chambers. The event will be held on Friday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fullerton Marriott at Cal State Fullerton.   Walker-Bowman, First Vice President of Farmers and ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    City of Norwalk swearing in the 32nd Senate District State: Senator Bobe Archuleta at Norwalk's City Hall Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Contact Sandra Molina by Tuesday, January 22 to RSVP:Call (562) 860-3202 or email sandra.molina@sen.ca.gov
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    If you're a Buena Park resident with a passion to study Communications, apply for The Myrna Holmquist Communications Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the Buena Park Cable Foundation for individuals who have a career interest in the Communications field and have a sincere desire to apply their knowledge and leadership abilities to a career within the field of Communications. Up to ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    The Fullerton Museum Center will host two cabaret-style concerts in the Fullerton Museum Center Auditorium with the “Echo Hill Band” on Saturday, February 16, 2019, and “Home, Hope and Love,” on Saturday, February 24, 2019. Tickets to the concerts, both set to start at 7 p.m., will be on sale for $12 for General Admission and $10 for museum members. Guests can purchase tickets to both concerts ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    The community is invited to learn about how the Giant African Millipede, the Vietnamese Centipede, Desert Hairy Scorpion, Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula, and other exotic insects from around the world.  The opening reception of Dr. Entomo’s ‘Palace of Exotic Wonders’  will be held at the Fullerton Museum Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The cost is free for Museum ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Today, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Cranston Fire that occurred July 25 - August 15, 2018. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated ...read more
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