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 30, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Orange County’s number of fentanyl deaths is skyrocketing; Coronavirus: OC reported 522 new cases with 55% of county vaccinated, and Newport-Mesa School District officials halt anti-bias training in schools.

July 29, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC Coastal cities see COVID spike; Placentia-Yorba Linda school board wants face mask option, and man who mocked coronavirus vaccine in viral tweet died of COVID-19.

July 28, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State health department recommends masks for everyone indoors; Health Care Agency urges precautions as COVID-19 cases increase, and Irvine residents rail against Great Park special tax.

July 27, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Rhonda Bolton first Black woman to serve on the Huntington Beach City Council; Sheriff deputies to get body cams next month, and Irvine council to discuss major Great Park revamp after year of little progress.

July 23, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Class Action lawsuit: Anaheim taxpayers subsidize Disneyland; Anaheim council backs controversial veterans cemetery, and caregivers at Fountain Valley hospital authorize strike.

July 22, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC reported 304 new cases and two new deaths as of July 22; CalTrans to remove homeless camp near San Clemente, OC Sheriff’s deputies could start wearing body cameras in August.

July 21, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Anaheim officials scramble to defend alleged violation in Angel Stadium deal; Santa Ana officials reject sale of Cypress Fire Station amid outcry and couple accused of involuntary manslaughter in gender-reveal ignition of El Dorado fire.

July 20, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Huntington Beach Council deadlocks on Tito Ortiz’s replacement; Fullerton at crossroads, political ideology vs. city services, and OC reports 315 new COVID cases and one new death.

July 19, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Spike seen in coronavirus cases in Orange County; officials back off on reclaiming public Back Bay land from Newport political donor, and veterans cemetery could get $20 million boost from County.

July 16, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Officials shut down public presentation of Mile Square Park plan; expansion of Chino Hills State Park moves forward, and CDC warns COVID vaccines might not protect the immunocompromised.

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