November 9, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Santana: Something smells at the Mesa Water District

This water district came onto the local media radar screen a few years back when it embarked on a highly questionable “branding” campaign in Orange County, along with an expensive lobby campaign in Sacramento and a pricey internal PR machine.


OCEA: Come to the OC Fair & Event Center for a FREE Veterans Day Celebration

SALUTING VETERANS: Come to Heroes Hall in Costa Mesa on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for a free Veterans Day community celebration featuring live music and entertainment, military vehicles and military reenactments, bounce houses and a postcard project for kids. This event is brought to you in part by union workers.


OC Register: New Costa Mesa committee will review city’s animal services

The committee’s responsibilities will include promoting pet licensing, planning animal-related community events, such as adoptions and pet clinics, assisting with coyote education programs and recommending ways to improve amenities at the Orange County Humane Society.


OC Register: Santiago Canyon College homeless shelter talks fizzle as county prepares to clear some riverbed encampments

Santiago Canyon College has broken off talks with the county about converting a closed campus center into the largest homeless shelter in Orange County, emphasizing the difficulty public officials might have in finding a temporary home for the hundreds of people living along the Santa Ana River.


OC Register: Payment hike possible for a fifth of all home-equity loans

First thing you need to do is read the fine print of the home equity line of credit you signed when you originally took out the loan. Then, call the servicing lender to be sure that everyone is on the same page in their interpretation of your payment change.



Daily News: What Democrats’ big election wins in Virginia and N.J. say about Southern California races

“I was optimistic before, & now I’m thrilled,” tweeted Jess Phoenix, one of the Democrats trying to unseat Rep. Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, who is among at least six Republican House members from Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties who are considered vulnerable in 2018.



The Hill: Labor Department to appeal ruling against overtime expansion

The Department of Labor is appealing a Texas judge’s decision to toss out an Obama-era rule that would have extended overtime pay to some 4 millions Americans.


Publication Date: November 9, 2017