June 8, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: Fullerton Delays Agreement with housing provider for homeless

Pathways of Hope will have to do at least three months of community outreach in Fullerton before the City Council considers an agreement to move forward on a homeless housing proposal on city-owned land.


Daily Pilot: O.C. Water District delays vote on Huntington Beach desalination project’s rate plan

The Orange County district is no longer looking to use a rate benchmark indexed by the Metropolitan Water District. Instead it would pay Poseidon’s documented cost of service along with an agreed-on return on equity, according to a staff report.


OC Register: Orange County tops list of California beaches with clean water, says 2018 beach report card

Orange County has both the best and the worst of the state’s beaches when it comes to ocean water quality. Of the state’s 37 “honor roll” beaches, the county claims 14, according to the annual Beach Report Card issued by Heal the Bay on Thursday.


OC Register: When fire danger is the problem, goats are a solution in Anaheim

The city has hired goats before, but after the Canyon Fire 2 destroyed homes in October, officials vowed to step up fire prevention efforts.



Jobs with Justice: Grand Theft Paycheck: The large corporations shortchanging their workers’ wages

A detailed examination of court records reveals that hundreds of corporations have paid out billions of dollars to resolve wage theft lawsuits, and many corporations are repeat offenders. Walmart has paid the most in settlements.



Pew Research Center: More Americans view long-term decline in union membership negatively than positively

And while 61% of adults with postgraduate degrees say the decline in union membership has been mostly bad for working people, fewer of those with less education (50%) view this trend negatively.


Publication Date: June 8, 2018