OCEA Media Brief
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August 19, 2019
Today: Fire Authority replaces the Garden Grove Fire Department; rent costs in Los Angeles, Orange counties at 5.8%, biggest rise since 2005 and, Fullerton needs millions to fix its streets and wants help from CSUF.
August 16, 2019
Today: Mosquitoes in Buena Park and Santa Ana test positive for West Nile virus; high cost of housing cuts into food, utilities study says and, Chapman professor producing documentaries aimed at preventing child prostitution.
August 15, 2019
Today: Angel Stadium appraisal still not finalized; O.C. Supervisors OK funding for aircraft that will monitor wildfire risk and; home buying in Irvine, Tustin tumbles 14%.
August 14, 2019
Today: State Senator’s bill aims to boost County jail mental health services; officials sort out gun battle that claimed CHP officer and the late Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery is remembered for watching out for citizens.
August 13, 2019
Today: County asks Court to let it keep deleting texts about government business; paperwork for another veterans cemetery ballot measure filed in Irvine and OC Fair’s 2019 run closes with 1.39 million visitors.
August 12, 2019
Today: Record-breaking year: UC Irvine nets $441 million in research funding; Anaheim gets $2 million DoT grant for electric bus charging tech and Brea’s private water woes.
August 9, 2019
Today: Historic A-4 Skyhawk fighter plane to move from Civic Center to OC fairgrounds; L.A. judge denies Huntington Beach’s request to dismiss housing lawsuit and, in Yorba Linda, the hope is new mall will revive downtown.
August 8, 2019
Today: OC Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery dies at 53 years old; Rancho La Paz seniors to rely on owner-funded subsidies and, proposed apartments in North Santa Ana still opposed despite revisions.
August 7, 2019
Today: Demolition begins at future site of $40 million county mental health campus in Orange; one more vote to go on needle exchanges in Costa Mesa and, Kaiser presents labor agreement with raises to 80,000 employees.
August 6, 2019
Today: Fullerton to again consider mobile home park rent management; school is back in session for several Orange County school districts and, Costa Mesa decides tonight whether to ban needle exchange programs permanently.