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.

October 9, 2018

Today: Anaheim City Attorney says Disney exempt from $15 an hour wage initiative; Tectonic shifts in Orange County and, OCTA to introduce rides on demand in Huntington Beach.

October 5, 2018

Today: Sheriff and phone company covered up jail recordings, attorney alleges; 405 Freeway closure overnight this weekend in Fountain Valley and, John Wayne Airport launches designated pick-up spots.

October 4, 2018

Today: What we know about the coastal ‘rotten egg’ smell, and what it means for your health; Got $3,467 a month? OC house payment near 12-year high, and drywall company charged nearly $2M for wage theft.

October 3, 2018

Today: Homelessness board closes committee meetings to public; heavy rainfall expected in Orange County, and Town homes development gets OK near downtown Costa Mesa.

October 2, 2018

Today: Judge wants to hear more evidence before ruling on O.C. needle exchange; Supreme Court declines to hear challenge of California Coastal Act, and Newport awaits $1.7-million state grant for trash-collecting water wheel.

October 1, 2018

Today: Two rain fronts to bring flash-flood threats, high surf to SoCal; Costa Mesa council to review disputed downtown housing project and Gov. Jerry Brown signs laws unwinding secrecy surrounding police misconduct.

September 28, 2018

Today: OC Supervisors approve new $400 million County headquarters; John Wayne Airport announces new ride app pick-up location and Costa Mesa is looking to secure 62 homeless shelter beds.

September 27, 2018

Today: List of improperly recorded attorney-client phone calls from OC jail continues to grow; 405 Freeway to close overnight in Fountain Valley on next two Saturdays and UC Irvine devotes new $67-million complex to 'active learning'.

September 26, 2018

Today: Supervisors approve $227 million for next phase of Civic Center overhaul; Santa Ana hires operator for new 200-bed homeless shelter and, Esperanza Hills development of 340 homes is approved.

September 25, 2018

Today: Millions in ‘Dark Money’ flowing to OC congressional races; OCTA awards $220.5 million contract to build OC Streetcar and, Orange County’s 3.1% unemployment: 9 trends to know.

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