November 5, 2018

Orange County

OCEA: Tomorrow is Election Day!

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Voice of OC Opinion: Aitken: If all politics is local, then Democracy is in real trouble

There used to be bipartisan citizens groups that could hold hearings into unethical practices. Business speech gets reeled in as we enact truth in lending and truth in advertising yet there should be a path for political speech.


OC Register: Costa Mesa fire captain, hit by possible DUI driver while riding his bicycle off-duty, dies

The firefighter’s body was transported in a procession from Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo to the coroner’s office in Santa Ana. A news broadcast of the procession showed family members waiting outside the hospital as police officers and firefighters lined up and saluted alongside.


Voice of OC: Santana - Could rivalry among Vietnamese American, Republican elected officials throw central OC to Dems?

“This has to stop and stop now,” Fred Whitaker, OC Republican Party chair wrote to OC Supervisor Andrew Do on Oct. 26. “I am now getting the CRP (state party) and Senate Caucus coming unglued on me.”


OC Register: Edison calls in reinforcement to oversee dismantling of San Onofre nuclear plant

In August, the transfer of waste from spent fuel pools to dry storage was halted for the second time. A 50-ton canister loaded with highly radioactive nuclear waste was in danger of falling 18 feet.


OC Register: How 2 women, homeless for years, walked different paths to similar deaths in the streets of Orange County

Both their deaths were traffic accidents. Neither was a hit and run; neither involved motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But dying the way they did, so close in proximity, illustrate the precarious existence of people who spend years living on the streets.



LA Times: Another Southern California home-price boom is cooling. Is a crash looming?

The Southern California housing market has been on a nearly seven-year tear, with prices in many communities reaching all-time highs. But now, as mortgage rates rise, the boom appears to be fading.


Publication Date: November 5, 2018