March 8, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: Orange County has at least $230 Million it could use to address homelessness

Officials may prefer not to devote all of it to homelessness, given the county’s other responsibilities. But even half of the money – roughly $115 million – would be enough, when combined with other sources.


LA Times: Disneyland workers demonstrate at Walt Disney Co. meeting, demanding 'living wages'

The labor groups released an online survey last month that found that 73% of employees questioned don't earn enough to pay for such expenses as rent, food and gas.


Wall Street Journal: Disney shareholders don’t endorse compensation plan for CEO Robert Iger

About 52% of votes cast at the company’s annual meeting expressed displeasure with Mr. Iger’s new pay package. It was the first time a majority of votes were cast against such a proposal at Disney.


Urban Peace Institute: Orange County gang injunctions withdrawn

This outcome is unprecedented for an Orange County gang injunction. In 2015, the OCDA filed two lawsuits in state superior court. Both suits claimed that gangs “terrorize and intimidate" Placentia, though these claims were not supported by either community members or crime statistics at that time or now.


Heroes Hall: A salute to women on March 22 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Heroes Hall, the only veteran’s museum in Orange County, is hosting a Salute to Women featuring guest speakers who know what they are talking about including Brigadier General Robin Umberg (Ret.) and Vietnam War combat nurse and now CA Appellate Court Justice Hon. Eileen Moore.


Janus Case

Cal Labor Fed: In Janus Case, working people continue fight championed by Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. joined sanitation strikers in Memphis who carried signs that boldly proclaimed “I Am a Man,” at a time when many employers rejected that notion. King stood with working people and fought for the freedom to join together in unions and to be treated with dignity and respect on the job. Now, corporate lobbyists and the special interests are trying to undo that work.



Sacramento Bee: Paid signature gatherers are gaming the ballot

Why spend ten minutes arguing with a voter over the merits of a cause when a well-told lie gets the job done in a minute? Don’t like that petition? Sign this one. – Sen. Josh Newman.

Publication Date: March 8, 2018