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 14, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil spill on center stage as Congress debates offshore drilling ban; OC oil spill was likely about 25,000 gallons, and Fullerton Council deadlocked over budget cuts, use of federal relief funds.

October 13, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil pipeline records obtained by Voice of OC prompt questions; Newport Beach officials approve local emergency over oil spill, and Port of LA to join Long Beach in 24/7 operations, Biden announces.

October 12, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State, feds kick off slew of investigations into OC oil spill; Anaheim is the largest OC city without a housing policy, and Kaiser workers vote to authorize strike at Southern California hospitals, clinics.

October 8, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State and federal officials cut off regular, public updates of OC oil spill; a father-son boat charter business survived the pandemic, now they face an oil spill, and why didn’t an auto shut-off system prevent the massive oil leak off OC’s coast?

October 7, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC lawmakers call for new bans on offshore drilling; testing begins to see when beaches can reopen, and cleaning oil off birds can feel good, but does it make a difference?

October 6, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil spill cleanup facing lack of workers; Newport Beach, Laguna latest agencies to declare local emergencies, and feds say operators waited hours to shut down pipeline.

October 5, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Supervisors question who first knew about massive oil spill, declare emergency; information, communication gaps dominate first days of oil spill, and oil spill provides common enemy for divided Huntington Beach community.

October 4, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Last holdout Newport Beach harbor closes due to oil spill; fewer birds affected by oil spill than feared, and here’s what beaches and harbors are closed as work on massive spill continues.

October 1, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC fairgrounds vaccination site now open; more Orange County students to head into classrooms full-time, and even with a turnaround coming, hunger remains a crisis in Orange County.

September 30, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC cannot fine qualified mental health director who wants the job; Coronavirus: OC is 62% fully vaccinated with 398 new cases reported, and Gov. Newsom Newsom signs police reform bills.

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