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.
March 22, 2021 Media Brief
"OC Board of Education, superintendent spend $3 Million in legal battle to pick their own lawyers," "A year after going home, some OC schools are still debating whether or not to come back," and "Orange County reported 113 new cases and 45 new deaths as of March 21."
March 19, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Vaccinating communities hardest-hit by COVID is paying off; coronavirus triggered OC’s deadliest year in recent times, and Asian Americans grieve, organize in wake of Atlanta attacks.
March 18, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Santa Ana, El Centro agree to clear out homeless camp; What are people being jailed for most in OC? Cost $1,000 to find out, and how accessible is OC government to the press and public.
March 17, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Former councilman John Stephens chosen as Costa Mesa’s next mayor; Disneyland theme parks set to reopen on April 30, and Orange County’s red tier term could be brief as pandemic conditions improve.
March 16, 2021
Today: Costa Mesa grocery workers could receive hero pay for working during COVID; Huntington Beach council backs off capping food delivery app fees, and San Clemente may repeal confidentiality requirement for council members.
March 15, 2021
Today: Foley makes plans to take OC Supervisor District 2 seat; string of council member rebukes elicit strong reaction, and Fullerton repeals ordinance allowing cannabis stores.
March 12, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Indoor dining, movie theaters, and gyms to reopen Sunday; will Orange County’s community health clinics run out of money? And, canyon residents begin to return home following yesterday's mudslide warnings.
March 11, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Orange County adds latest vaccination site at Christ Cathedral; will Costa Mesa residents get to elect their next mayor? LA-Orange County homeownership again ranks nation’s worst.
March 10, 2021
Today: Democrats flip Supervisor seat, Moorlach concedes to Foley; Mudslides trigger canyon evacuations, road closures, and Orange councilman resigns, opts not to appeal term limit ruling.
March 9, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Today is Election Day for many county residents; police fusion center that monitors social media highlighted at national hearing, and school board faces mounting calls to stream board meetings.