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.
March 5, 2021
Today: Orange County reported 232 new COVID cases, 62 new deaths as of March 5; Disneyland can reopen possibly by April 1 if virus metrics improve, and California now encouraging double masks to better protect from virus spread.
March 4, 2021
Today: OC grapples with wave of hate toward Asian Americans; four alleged local white supremacists can face charges, appeals court rules, and Santa Ana mayor says city abandoned by the federal, state, and county virus response.
March 2, 2021
Today: Sheriff deputies are spending big against GOP candidate for county supervisor; OC’s coronavirus case rate misses red tier status by a fraction, and schools to reopen Kindergarten to 2nd Grade or risk loss of state grant money.
March 3, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Santa Ana, Costa Mesa move forward on hazard pay for grocery clerks; Huntington Beach pension bond plan approved, and Placentia small business set to receive grants to help with pandemic relief.
March 1, 2021
Today: After outcry, County will publicize all planned COVID contracts before approval; Huntington Beach considers bonds for pension financing, and Orange County reports 12 deaths due to COVID-19.
February 26, 2021
Today: Orange County receives vaccine shipment after winter-storm delay; State officials to address potential Blue Shield vaccine distribution inequities, and San Clemente City Council sent home after member refuses to wear mask.
February 25, 2021
Today: County quietly shuts down last walk-in homeless shelter without announcement; Moorlach’s campaign for supervisor continues as he tests positive for COVID-19, and Westminster lifts business eviction protection a month early, allows repayment.
February 24, 2021
Today: OC plans to open multiple vaccination sites for school employees; Newport Beach joins other cities in battle with the state for greater land-use control, and Irvine residents get a public airing of concerns about the air in their neighborhoods.
February 23, 2021
Today: Top OC prosecutor calls for treatment instead of jail for drug use, mental illness; Anaheim Convention Center opens today with outbreak concerns, and Los Alamitos High may offer new ethnic studies, will Yorba Linda follow?
February 22, 2021
Today: Partial herd immunity’ emerging, but some challenge the value of that status; OCEA members are on the frontlines of the public health crisis, and Social Services Agency expands Public Assistance office hours beginning today.