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Orange County has created an Office of Suicide Prevention

To enhance mental health and support suicide prevention efforts, and in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, Vice Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett have partnered to create the first ever Orange County Office of Suicide Prevention. “Orange County has been battling an upward trend in suicides for years,” said Vice Chairman Andrew Do,…

Governor Newsom signs Umberg Price Gouging Bill into law

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County) announced that Senate Bill 1196 (SB 1196), a bill that would protect Californians from price gouging during an emergency, has been signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Price gouging refers to the criminal act of raising the prices of essential goods…

Santa Ana based student debt relief company must pay $835K to the FTC

The operators of a student loan debt relief scheme will pay at least $835,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they charged illegal upfront fees and made false promises to consumers struggling with student loan debt. The settlement resolves FTC litigation against Carey G. Howe, Anna C. Howe, Shunmin Hsu, Ruddy Palacios, and Oliver Pomazi,…

Another 2020 virtual Santa Ana City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum set for tonight

The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual Santa Ana City Council and Mayoral candidates forum tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please register here. The Chamber states on their website: Through our moderated candidate forums, the public can get nonpartisan candidate information and listen to questions answered by the candidates. All…

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