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.

April 19, 2019

Today: Mayor says no but Huntington Beach approves homeless shelter location; O.C. panels in holding pattern over proposed upgrades at John Wayne Airport and, 5G lets even more devices go wireless, but cities are grappling with the roll out.

April 18, 2019

Today: Santa Ana and OC officials bicker over stalled new homeless shelter; Orange County adds 6,018 people as population growth slows and, LA County partners with Governor Newsom in effort to lower drugs prices.

April 17, 2019

Today: Huntington Beach calls a special council meeting for homeless shelter vote; high court seems likely to rule against California oil workers and, Orange is looking at a parking structure to add more spaces in Old Towne Orange.

April 16, 2019

Today: OC cities struggle with resources to clean up railroad homeless camps; : Frank Barbaro, longtime OC Democratic Party leader, dies at 75 and, O.C. commission and supervisors to weigh plan to boost general aviation at John Wayne Airport.

April 15, 2019

Today: Rents in Los Angeles, Orange counties up 5.6%, biggest hike since 2007; eighteen more homeless died in OC in March and, Chef Bruno Serato serves 3 millionth pasta meal to Orange County kids.

April 12, 2019

Today: Sheriff’s Department honors 26 employees in annual Medal of Valor ceremony; toll road agencies will audit some, but not all, of its consultant contracts and, six Orange County cities add to lawsuits against opioid makers.

April 11, 2019

Today: Costa Mesa is in ‘a state of restoration,’ mayor says during address; Buena Park City Council relocates new homeless shelter after public pressure and, what you need to know about a tax extension.

April 10, 2019

Today: Irvine wrestles with city council vacancy; OC Sheriff gets sole control of crime lab, against national recommendations and, OCTA holding open house on proposals for new 5 Freeway’s El Toro Road interchange.

April 9, 2019

Today: Holistic Lifestyle Mini Fair returns to OCEA 10 am to 1 pm tomorrow; OC left millions in homeless health & housing grants on the table and Huntington Beach considers opening a homeless shelter near Springdale and McFadden.

April 8, 2019

Today: CalOptima unveils medical care street teams for homeless; residents want more limits on flights at John Wayne Airport and, 3-mile stretch of I-5 through Santa Ana will gain a second carpool lane in each direction.

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