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.

January 6, 2020

Today: Laguna Beach working with neighboring cities to share wildfire safety resources; strong wind gusts howling on SoCal Freeways, could bring down trees and, Anaheim shelves plans to widen Lincoln Avenue east of the 5 freeway.

January 3, 2020

Today: Here’s why your trash bill may go up in Orange County; what is a city’s ‘fair share’ in solving homelessness, and who should decide? And, deadly attack by US on Iranian general rattles energy market.

January 2, 2020

Today: Homelessness in Orange County – 2019 Year in Review; Costa Mesa cyclists will push for road safety in 2020 and, Irvine will pursue ‘community choice’ program to buy its own electric power.

December 31, 2019

Today: Top 2019 stories of fraud, waste and abuse in Orange County; recall moves forward against Santa Ana councilwoman and, cities take to streets — and, lately, shelters — to tackle homelessness. Is it enough?

December 30, 2019

Today: Plan today! No Party Preference voters’ ballots for presidential primary; why does Orange County have a homeless problem and how can it be solved? And, Orange County draws criticism for over 200 homeless deaths this year.

December 27, 2019

Today: Orange County health agency extends ocean, bay, harbor water advisory; San Clemente finalizes report on sea level rise and, surfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’.

December 26, 2019

Today: Activists pause to remember homeless people who died in Orange County; rain advisory issued for Southern California beaches and, a spot on County education board becomes flash point for 2020 elections.

December 24, 2019

Today: 2019 was the year of nastiness on the city council dais; O.C. universities grapple with white supremacy incidents and, Southern Californians getting almost 9 million robocalls a day.

December 23, 2019

Today: Anaheim city council not worried about total cash value for Angel stadium; John Wayne Airport implements emissions regulations and, Placentia implements new ordinance for obstruction of sidewalks.

December 20, 2019

Today: Speed of Anaheim's stadium sale proposal raising concerns; apartment association to join the fight against homelessness and, Joan Irvine Smith, philanthropist and force behind the founding of UCI, dies at 86.

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