December 4, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Costa Mesa councilwoman cleared of wrongdoing by state agency after complaint about campaign fundraising and charity event

“After review of the complaint and the evidence obtained, we found no evidence of a violation of the (Political Reform) Act by Ms. Foley,” said Galena West, chief of the FPPC’s enforcement division.


OC Register: Orange County Transportation Authority panel opposes ramp that would connect the 91 Express Lanes with the 241 toll road

The project would create a clear shot from the 241, which runs between south and north Orange County along its eastern edge, to the 91 Express Lanes that roll into Riverside County, bypassing typical freeway traffic for those willing to pay tolls.


OC Register: High winds, low humidity increase Southern California fire danger

“This will likely be the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season,” which runs from late September through April, according to the National Weather Service.


OC Register: Sexual harassment scandals put businesses on high alert

For many businesses, paying fines for sexual harassment has been chalked up to the cost of doing business. Over the past seven years alone, U.S. companies have paid out nearly $296 million in public penalties related to sexual harassment claims, according to EEOC records.


Voice of OC: Anaheim Council to consider new police review board

The discussion comes on the heels of the Nov. 20 release of the ACLU report which found Anaheim ranks ninth among 60 of the largest U.S. cities for police-involved deaths. Anaheim Acting Police Chief Julian Harvey disputed the findings, and said the city actually ranks 27th.


Daily Pilot: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will commemorate those who’ve died

On Dec. 21, a group will hold events to commemorate the more than 200 homeless people who died this year in the county as part of the national Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, also termed the Longest Night.



The Atlantic: Why CVS wants to buy Aetna

There are two main reasons CVS would benefit from acquiring a health insurer—one that’s specific to the economics of the health-care industry, and one that applies to just about any company that is trying to make money at brick-and-mortar stores in 2017.

Publication Date: December 4, 2017