OCEA Media Brief
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September 25, 2020
Today: Deputy shooting of homeless black man prompts curfew, protesters on edge; Orange County COVID-19 death toll tops 1,200 and, officials won’t release virus outbreaks at schools while re-openings continue.
September 24, 2020
Today: Deputy’s false police report charge came after mountain of testimony to grand jury; deputy killing of homeless Black man in San Clemente sparks protest and, Knott’s Berry Farm frustrated with lack of California theme park reopening plans.
September 23, 2020
Today: Disneyland demands Newsom reopen California theme parks; teachers push back on Orange County school reopenings and, Fullerton faces tough financial future even with new taxes.
September 22, 2020
Today: OC school districts move forward with reopening bringing questions, petitions; no positive COVID-19 tests so far for elementary schools opened with waiver and, candlelight vigil honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg held in Huntington Beach.
September 21, 2020
Today: What are OC school districts’ plans for Coronavirus outbreaks on campuses? Orange County reports four new deaths due to COVID-19 and, a spate of deputy misconduct cases casts harsh light on Sheriff’s Dept.
September 18, 2020
Today: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies, Southern California replaces just 27% of jobs lost amid pandemic and, Orange County hits 51,646 coronavirus cases.
September 16, 2020
Today: Despite some resistance, Board of Supervisors OKs $7.5-billion budget; supervisors finalize private jet plans, ignore resident concerns and, hacking, mail-in ballot security questions answered by elections chief.
September 15, 2020
Today: Anaheim mayor could face recall election over rent control, stadium land sale; private jet plan for John Wayne airport sparks resident concern and allegations and, installations on Costa Mesa’s West 19th Street have drivers seeing circles — if only for a week.
September 14, 2020
Today: Virus spread across OC cities clearer with the release of more data; pandemic lays bare gaps in education access and, OC judge allows resident lawsuit against Angel Stadium sale to proceed.
September 11, 2020
Today: State officials to target more testing for OC’s hardest-hit neighborhoods; fire chief calls for residents to better prepare as fires blaze across the state, and CA Supreme Court will not hear County Board of Ed. school reopening case.