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 5, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC officials say curfew isn’t expected as waves of protests continue during pandemic; Garden Grove protest displays cross cultural and racial solidarity and, Orange County to launch 5 million meal gap program.

June 4, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County police violence protests to go into sixth day; cities allow more OC businesses to expand outdoor dining into public spaces and, Sheriff deputy under investigation for wearing extremist symbols at protest.

June 3, 2020 Media Brief

Today: All eyes on elected officials as calls for police oversight grow in wake of Floyd protests; used nuclear storage facility at San Onofre raised concern over plan vulnerability and, County pushes to re-open community pools, may also reopen youth sports.

June 2, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Safety questions front and center as county plans to bring staff back; Anaheim protests against killing of George Floyd, curfew extended and, Costa Mesa City Council to consider ratifying local emergency.

May 29, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC officials express concern over death threat to health officer over mask order; South Coast Plaza reopens June 1st with amenities shut and, CVS pharmacies in California to begin coronavirus testing.

May 28, 2020 Media Brief

Today: San Clemente removes beach fencing under pressure from sheriff; OC fair considers $5 million loan to San Diego’s fair and Irvine city council criticizes great park developer for lack of transparency.

May 27, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Coronavirus infections hit OC Latino community hard; Westminster faces $17 million future deficit and potential cuts to core services and, LA city attorney accuses Orange County company of selling fake coronavirus tests.

May 26, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC Supervisors deem churches essential, sheriff won’t enforce mask requirements; how to best spend 75 million dollars in funds to help county cities and OC starts posting coronavirus recovery estimates.

May 22, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC deciding whether to report more consistent Coronavirus numbers; OC moves to reopen by Memorial Day weekend despite two record days of deaths and, Fountain Valley plans to get through COVID-19 economic crisis without city layoffs or service cuts.

May 21, 2020 Media Brief

Today: County grapples with 458 million revenue drop projection; Local food pantries get more government funding and San Clemente beach protests trigger arrests.

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