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 29, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Supervisor term limit extension imperiled by new state law; Huntington Beach to appoint new council member, and Orange County beaches score high on summer water quality.

June 28, 2021 Media Brief

Today: County courtrooms are again open to the public; Banning Ranch becomes a coastal public park with a state grant, and a vacant Huntington Beach City Council seat has no shortage of applicants.

June 25, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Will Sacramento block OC from putting term limits extension on recall ballot? Supervisors finalize $8 billion in taxpayer spending, and weekend ahead prompts heat warnings in Southern California.

June 24, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Cities discuss deployment of new mental health response network; state officials question Angel Stadium sale deal, and blood shortages fuel the drive for more donations in OC.

June 23, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Voters to decide whether to extend Supervisor term limits; Irvine takes no action on veterans cemetery opening door to other sites, and Newport Beach ends COVID local emergency.

June 22, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Next year’s election race is already underway; more veterans groups and elected officials support Anaheim Hills cemetery site, and OC toll roads face existential questions.

June 21, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Who really decides how tax dollars are spent in Orange County? Irvine schedules long-awaited discussion on state veterans cemetery site, and charitable deeds to feed homeless people rouse opposition across OC.

June 18, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC set to mark Juneteenth ‘Freedom Day’ with local events; ballot proposal to extend OC Supervisor term limits is revived, and the push for ethnic studies classes continue throughout OC school districts.

June 17, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Council members clash, police spending furor, community outcry: Santa Ana's new budget; Costa Mesa Council meetings now in-person; approves 1,057-unit project, and Fountain Valley hospital workers, OC Congresswoman seek federal investigation.

June 16, 2021 Media Brief

Today: County residents enjoy reopening largely without masks; Disneyland without pandemic rules gets big crowds, and will outdoor dining in public spaces become permanent in OC?

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