OCEA Media Brief

OCEA monitors local, state-wide and national news outlets to keep members up to date on the issues that impact working people. Media briefs are compiled and sent to members in a daily email blast. To receive OCEA media briefs, please register for an account.

July 4, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County combined Coronavirus test figures for weeks; what’s open as of now, what will be closed for July 4th weekend and, Houses of Worship help battle food insecurity in OC.

July 2, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Relaxed rules at Fountain Valley Hospital causing Coronavirus outbreak; County looks at buying motels for homeless housing and, uncertainty continues for OC restaurants and bars with virus resurgence.

July 1, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Governor tightens up coronavirus rules in SoCal counties; Orange County’s Coronavirus numbers downplayed and, Newport Beach to discuss 4th of July beach closures after two lifeguards test positive for coronavirus.

June 30, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC bars may shut down again due to rising Coronavirus cases; Mission Viejo City Council extends their own terms as elected officials and, County partners with community group to reduce virus impacts.

June 29, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Placentia Fire Dept. to take reins from OC Fire Authority; Sheriff officials allegedly broke the chain of custody with half of their Golden State Killer evidence, and could OC voters decide the fate of John Wayne airport name?

June 26, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County unveils revamped coronavirus data site; Newport-Mesa district crafts plan for new school year as O.C. virus cases surge and, new shelters in Northern OC could get 300 homeless off streets.

June 25, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC’s Lack of Enforcement on virus masks could block county from state bailout money; OC debates requiring schoolchildren to wear masks and, Disneyland reopening indefinitely delayed by state, worker coalition.

June 24, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC officials told Anaheim City Manager to keep Coronavirus zip code data secret; Disneyland workers plan to protest against reopening theme park on July 17 and, Orange County starts reading aloud public comments submitted by email.

June 23, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC Labor leaders call on county officials to enforce statewide mask mandate; South OC cities see steep increases for sheriff protection and, Irvine council to begin discussing demolition for veteran cemetery.

June 22, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Santa Ana, Anaheim residents hit with Coronavirus at far higher rates than other OC cities; OC Fair Audit shows $220K in improper expenses and, Orange County coronavirus cases up by almost 300.

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