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.

May 1, 2019

Today: Southern California among nation’s 5 least affordable rental markets; Orange moves toward electing council members by district and, Costa Mesa asks residents for input on city manager search.

April 30, 2019

Today: Surveillance of councilman gathered evidence of felony residence fraud; OC faces balancing act with John Wayne Airport plans and, May Parade comes back to Old Towne Orange after decades on hiatus.

April 26, 2019

Today: Irvine City Council will attempt complicated appointment process to fill vacant council seat; Fairgrounds and county agree to bring Vietnam War-era A-4 Skyhawk to Heroes Hall and, Southern California home prices fall for 1st time in 7 years.

April 25, 2019

Today: OC District Attorney launches internal investigation into snitch scandal; County partners with Placentia to redevelop city’s Old Town area and, 7,000 homeless people in OC is a wake-up call, experts say.

April 24, 2019

Today: Santa Ana Mayor accused of personally renting out city property; police union bribery alleged under oath by two officials and which cities have the most homeless living without shelter?

April 22, 2019

Today: CA Attorney General ends OC jailhouse snitch probe; more 405 closures in O.C. expected as bridge work continues and, Edison asks for bigger profits - bills would rise $14.40 a month for average home.

April 19, 2019

Today: Mayor says no but Huntington Beach approves homeless shelter location; O.C. panels in holding pattern over proposed upgrades at John Wayne Airport and, 5G lets even more devices go wireless, but cities are grappling with the roll out.

April 18, 2019

Today: Santa Ana and OC officials bicker over stalled new homeless shelter; Orange County adds 6,018 people as population growth slows and, LA County partners with Governor Newsom in effort to lower drugs prices.

April 17, 2019

Today: Huntington Beach calls a special council meeting for homeless shelter vote; high court seems likely to rule against California oil workers and, Orange is looking at a parking structure to add more spaces in Old Towne Orange.

April 16, 2019

Today: OC cities struggle with resources to clean up railroad homeless camps; : Frank Barbaro, longtime OC Democratic Party leader, dies at 75 and, O.C. commission and supervisors to weigh plan to boost general aviation at John Wayne Airport.

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