August 10, 2018

Orange County

OC Register: 18,100-acre Holy fire threatens 3,000 structures near Lake Elsinore

Water-dropping aircraft continued their assault on the fast-charging Holy fire – which swelled to an estimated 18,137 charred acres Friday morning, as several flare-ups occurred in the Cleveland National Forest.


Daily Pilot: New contract for ambulance staffing clears way for Costa Mesa to transport patients

The council’s 4-0 vote for the five-year contract — with Councilman Jim Righeimer absent — means patients will be taken to hospitals in city ambulances perhaps as soon as next month.


Voice of OC: Funding mental health in Orange County

Matt Holzmann, vice chair for Orange County’s Mental Health Board, talks about the unique opportunity facing public officials in Orange County to create a national funding and programming model for mental health programming at every spectrum.


Voice of OC: San Clemente fights Toll Road Agency over public records

San Clemente claimed the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), which manages toll roads in Orange County, illegally withheld public records, including payments totaling millions of dollars to lobbyists and public relation firms.


OC Register: Already? First wave of Orange County students heads back to the classroom

Among the earliest to start school was Anaheim’s Ben Franklin Elementary, where on Thursday, Aug. 9, parents streamed in from the neighborhood to drop students off for their first day.



Huffpost: How Labor won the right-to-work fight In Missouri

By election day, more than 2,000 volunteers had worked for the campaign, many of them union members. They knocked on over 800,000 doors and made nearly a million phone calls urging people to vote no on the proposition.


AFL-CIO: Support locked-out boilermakers in Montana

The Three Forks plant is French-owned Imerys’ most profitable site, generating more than $1 million profit monthly. Despite this, the company wants to gut the workers’ contract. These working people fought back, and Imerys locked them out.


Publication Date: August 10, 2018