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.

June 19, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Santa Ana officials move forward with police spending increases; Fullerton extends OC’s first safe parking program into summer and, celebrating Juneteenth in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 18, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County residents again required to wear Coronavirus masks; medical experts argue supervisors should have kept masks and, Costa Mesa closes $24-million budget gap by making steep civic cuts.

June 17, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Santa Ana pushes discussion on police oversight and funding to Thursday; Costa Mesa police officers to wear body cams amid calls for reform and, San Clemente interim city manager let go in wake of public controversy.

June 16, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC protests against police violence to continue over the week of Juneteenth; County considers cuts as revenue plummets for Social Services and, Irvine councilwoman announces mayoral bid.

June 15, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Is Coronavirus causing a spike in homeless deaths?; Santa Ana will again consider police oversight along with budget, salary concessions and, Anaheim City Council rejects legalizing cannabis shops, debates revenue, and timing.

June 12, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC officials no longer require masks during pandemic; prosecutors push back against judges claims of back room effort and, Clerk-Recorder offices open for marriage services, death certificates, property records.

June 11, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Nursing home losses mount as Orange County COVID-19 deaths near 200; National First Amendment Advocates condemn Irvine Mayor's actions, and DA Spitzer draws fire from a judge over high profile case.

June 10, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC Sheriff’s Dept. suspends use of carotid holds; As health official resigns, O.C. reports 93 new coronavirus cases, 8 more deaths and, the sudden departure of OC’s health officer doesn’t end mask requirement debate.

June 9, 2020 Media Brief

Today: County public health officer abruptly resigns under pressure over mask order; County governments play catch up with video amidst coronavirus and, two former OC deputies plead guilty in evidence booking scandal.

June 8, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Cities and public workers must stand together in this fiscal crisis; peaceful demonstrations continue alongside spreading Coronavirus and, OC shifted millions from public health in last decade while doubling Sheriff spending.

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