December 7, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Worst Santa Ana winds expected today with gusts up to 75 mph in some areas

A red flag warning denoting the high risk of wildfires was initially supposed to expire Friday evening but was pushed to Saturday evening for much of the region due to the dangerous conditions.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa council rejects proposed new animal shelter and delays vote on extending O.C. Humane Society contract

During a meeting that lasted until about 1 a.m. Wednesday, the council overturned an earlier Planning Commission decision approving the proposed shelter at 642 Baker St. and put off determining the fate of the city’s contract with the Humane Society, which expires Jan. 21.


OC Register: ‘Staggering’ $9.4 billion in damage from October wildfires statewide, insurers report

The California Department of Insurance released a report Wednesday showing the insured losses from the areas ravaged by October wildfires, as reported by more than 260 insurers through Dec. 1.



LA Times: They're leaving California for Las Vegas to find the middle-class life that eluded them

“If housing costs continue to rise, we should expect to see more people leaving high-cost areas,” said Jed Kolko, an economist with UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation.


LA Times: California legislators to introduce bipartisan bill to give victims of sexual harassment more time to file claims

Under existing state law, a person has one year from the date of the last incident of sexual harassment to file a claim with the California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing.



Labor 411: Florida GOP trying to strip labor unions of collective bargaining power

Teachers, nurses, housekeepers, and every other union-protected industry breathed a sigh of relief when the measure failed during the 2017 legislative session — but the bill has been revived verbatim for 2018 and yesterday passed through its first voting hurdle toward becoming law.


Publication Date: December 7, 2017