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.

August 6, 2020

Today: Judge allows lawsuit against OC public comment policies to move forward; scores of elementary schools move to reopen classrooms, and youth sports largely canceled as virus transmission rates remain uncertain.

August 5, 2020

Today: Coronavirus prompts community census takers to get creative; OC elementary schools could reopen for classroom learning, and Santa Ana expands its Coronavirus response with influx of new federal dollars

August 5, 2020

Today: Coronavirus prompts community census takers to get creative; OC elementary schools could reopen for classroom learning, and Santa Ana expands its Coronavirus response with influx of new federal dollars

August 4, 2020

Today: In Orange County, heart of mask resistance, one doctor is trying to restore faith in science; tackling coronavirus spread in Anaheim and Santa Ana puts focus on inequity and, OC residents debate going back to school.

August 3, 2020

Today: Orange County workers confront coronavirus uncertainty amidst infections; major Orange County freeway closures planned: Aug. 1-7, and a decade of rent hikes end in L.A., Orange counties.

July 31, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Essential public workers need broad federal assistance immediately - OCEA's Barfield; regional water board nears decision on Huntington Beach plant; and confusion reigns around county’s coronavirus death counts and hospitalizations.

July 30, 2020 Media Brief

Today: County hospital workers are getting fatigued; what does the OC Board of Education really do? And, Orange County Register editor killed in Santa Ana crash.

July 28, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC goes after $60 million in state grants to buy motels for homeless housing; Anaheim police chief resists calls for officer statements after shootings, and OC Board of Education decides to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom over school closures.

July 28, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County Board of Ed considers suing the state over school shutdown; protesters claim Newport-Mesa Unified plan to start school year would harm students, and County supervisors effort to extend term limits is back.

July 27, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Public commenters limited during Coronavirus by closed government offices, new policies; Costa Mesa begins issuing fines to people violating face-covering order, and a dozen Huntington Beach police officers and employees have contracted COVID-19.

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