OCEA Media Brief

OCEA monitors local, state-wide and national news outlets to keep members up to date on the issues that impact working people. Media briefs are compiled and sent to members in a daily email blast. To receive OCEA media briefs, please register for an account.

August 15, 2018

Today: Toll road agency linked its website to Newport councilman’s campaign web page; in wake of dog’s abuse and killing, County exploring “do not adopt” list and Costa Mesa’s first-ever district, mayor elections are on the November ballot.

August 14, 2018

Today: Opioid addiction a senior problem in Orange County; firefighters hold Holy fire line overnight, containment at 59 percent and, OC Fair hits 2018 attendance record of 1.4 million visitors.

August 13, 2018

Today: OC One of least affordable places to live in U.S.; San Onofre nuclear waste canister incident resulted in ‘lessons learned’ and, striking workers can now get unemployment benefits in New Jersey.

August 10, 2018

Today: 18,100-acre Holy fire threatens 3,000 structures near Lake Elsinore; new contract for ambulance staffing clears way for Costa Mesa to transport patients and San Clemente fights Toll Road Agency over public records.

August 9, 2018

Today: EPA provides $135 million for Groundwater Project expansion in OC; Anaheim Council rejects changes to wage increase ballot question and threat from Holy fire leads to school closures in Riverside County.

August 8, 2018

Today: County asks Court to block needle exchange program; Disneyland still world’s No. 2 theme park and Missouri 'right-to-work' law rejected by popular vote.

August 7, 2018

Today: Irvine Planning Commission expedites veterans cemetery reports; Firefighters battle Holy fire amid excessive heat and, Costa Mesa council weighs ban on needle and syringe exchanges.

August 6, 2018

Today: Fast-moving Holy Fire breaks out near Trabuco Canyon; Supervisors’ secret policy making is updated amid legal questions and, Orange County must shelter 1,550 homeless people, judge says.

August 3, 2018

Today: Does OC County government need performance auditing? Costa Mesa considering legal action over mobile needle-exchange program and, 405 widening project moving forward with closure of McFadden Avenue bridge on Aug. 7.

August 2, 2018

Today: Will Orange County veterans finally get a local cemetery? Supervisors to hold emergency meeting on needle exchange program and with hundreds of homeless back on streets, judge sets Friday hearing.

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