December 5, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Irvine Council overrules commission, allows two 15-story buildings near John Wayne Airport

A 15-story office building and 15-story hotel will be built across the street from John Wayne Airport after the Irvine City Council sided with the Federal Aviation Administration and overrode local and state decisions that had labeled the project a potential air travel hazard.

OC Register: How much will it cost to build a performing arts center in Anaheim? Potentially $500 million

The design, commissioned by the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, features three theaters, a small art museum, a restaurant and space for education, conventions and offices, all on land just north of Angel Stadium.


OC Register: Santa Ana Council to discuss two-year extension for solid waste services

The City Council will discuss a possible extension the city’s contract with Waste Management Collection and Recycling Inc. for two years on its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The city would need to pay $1.3 million annually during the contract period.


OC Register: Costa Mesa Council to vote on extending animal services contract

Tonight, the City Council will hold a public hearing on whether to extend its contract with the Orange County Humane Society to provide animal shelter services by six months. The extension would cost the city $75,000.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach to appeal loss in school trustee's public records lawsuit

Ocean View School District trustee John Briscoe’s complaint, filed in Orange County Superior Court in January, sought a variety of public records, particularly the job applications of employees working in trash disposal. The city had denied him the documents.



OC Register: Thomas fire in Ventura County burns more than 48 square miles, 150 structures

Ferocious Santa Ana winds raking Southern California whipped explosive wildfires Tuesday, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of homes. The biggest blaze broke out Monday in Ventura County



LA Times: Los Angeles Times journalists take step to unionize newsroom

“The Los Angeles Times is a great paper, and it will only be better with a democratic newsroom," said Bernie Lunzer, president of the NewsGuild-CWA in Washington, D.C. "This is a chance to have a seat at the table."

Publication Date: December 5, 2017