February 6, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: 16,000 voters invited by mail to meet Steel and Rackauckas, with only Room for 50

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel used county taxpayer funds to mail postcards featuring her name and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to 16,000 voters.


LA Times: Majority of likely voters 'disinclined' to reelect GOP's Rohrabacher and Knight, says new poll

The mid-January poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies found that likely voters in two of the most competitive districts in the state are unhappy with Trump’s performance and are “disinclined” to reelect their members of Congress.


OC Register: Disney theme parks deliver as ‘Star Wars’ shines less brightly than Avatar

Excluding a tax benefit, earnings rose to $1.89 a share, Burbank, California-based Disney said in a statement, beating the $1.61 a share average of analysts’ estimates. Revenue grew to $15.35 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 30, missing projections of $15.44 billion.


OC Register: Placentia to host first public hearing on district-based council election

The change was prompted by a demand letter from the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund, which alleged the city’s at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act.


OC Register: Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce announces man and woman of the year

Scott Weimer and Gayle Knight are the 2018 man and woman of the year. Weimer is on the board of the Strawberry Festival Organization. Knight is the founder of the nonprofit H.O.P.E.



Labor 411: It Pays to be Union: Auto workers to get $11,750 check, not some $1,000 one-time bonus

Today’s General Motors profit sharing, established under the 2015 contract negotiations, recognizes that UAW GM members’ hard work is an essential part of General Motors sales and profits. UAW members at GM negotiated a well-deserved share in the profits of their hard work and sacrifice



OC Register: California whistle-blower law is revived

In each of the past four years, a Senate committee inexplicably killed a bill to provide whistle-blower protections to legislative employees. Now, the revived bill is one of the most popular in the Legislature.


OC Register: California inches close to U.S. unemployment rate: Smallest gap in 27 years

For December, latest figures available, California’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, lowest ever and down 0.9 percentage points in a year. The national rate was 4.1 percent — lowest since 2000 — and down 0.6 percentage points in a year.


Publication Date: February 6, 2018