March 9, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: Santa Ana Voters will decide in June on district elections

Santa Ana voters are on track to decide in June whether to transform their city’s election system to district-based City Council elections, after council members narrowly voted this week to place a measure on the June primary ballot.


OC Register: Southern California car wash mogul cited for cheating 700 workers and destroying evidence

The U.S. Department of Labor has charged Makan Delrahim and his managers with cheating some 700 workers at a dozen of his facilities in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties over a five-year period, failing to pay minimum wage and overtime.

OC Register: Thousands of pounds of human waste, close to 14,000 hypodermic needles cleaned out from Santa Ana River homeless encampments

More than 700 people were living in the encampments when they were dismantled in late February. Most of those people are being housed temporarily in local motels while county outreach workers assess their need for services and housing.


OC Register: Advocates spent 12-hour days helping homeless people move from the Santa Ana River. Their work isn’t done

They might be driven by different motives — faith, social justice, personal reasons — but all seem determined to not let logistical challenges prevent them from staying engaged.


OC Register: Anaheim picks new city attorney; puts into contract he can’t be fired right after council election

More than a year after Anaheim’s last permanent city attorney departed, the City Council has chosen longtime government lawyer Robert Fabela for the post.



Labor 411: Employees revolt after airline tries to replace quarterly bonuses with prize drawings

The protest letter also said a “point system” had been introduced that limited flexibility on sick calls, noting that employees had already been coming to work with the flu.



LA Times: This bill would make it easier for businesses to keep data breaches under wraps

No less troubling, it would exempt all banks and financial institutions, and would require notification by retailers and other businesses only if they believe there's "a reasonable risk that the breach of data security has resulted in identity theft, fraud or economic loss" to consumers.


Publication Date: March 9, 2018