December 1, 2017
The current senseless battle over where Orange County’s veterans will be able to find their ultimate resting place is demonstrating that the very worst of political opportunism is alive and well in Orange County. But even more importantly, it is conversely providing a rare glimpse of the power of bipartisan action to do good.
OC Registers: Democratic, Republican parties in Orange County take same side on veterans cemetery location
Veterans in Orange County have been pushing for a new cemetery, particularly at the former El Toro Marine base, which many of them consider “hallowed ground.”
About three-quarters of residents think their local neighborhoods are “heading in the right direction,” according to the results of an October survey released this week by the city; 67 percent think Garden Grove offers a better quality of life than other nearby cities.
The Sanitary District first floated the idea of making new restrooms available to the homeless in January, saying the lack of access to proper facilities would lead to homeless people defecating and urinating in public, creating a health risk, according to a staff report.
An Anaheim janitorial company servicing more than 80 major retail stores across Southern California paid its 150 workers just $400 a month over the past four years, far below the minimum wage.
The law will expand the eligibility requirements for subsidized child care. It will make low-income parents who are are enrolled in English as a second language classes (ESL) or a program to earn a high school diploma or GED eligible to place their children in subsidized care.
Proponents say their proposals will fuel investment and job creation. Critics say that the rich are the beneficiaries and that debt will weigh on growth.
Publication Date: December 1, 2017