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.
January 28, 2022 Media Brief
Today: Breaking point: County social workers face overwhelming caseloads, understaffing; County reports 4,751 new cases and 29 new deaths, Jan. 28 and Anaheim fights back against lawsuit alleging the secret sale of Angel Stadium.
January 27, 2022 Media Brief
Today: What is ‘stealth omicron,’ and how worried should we be? California's paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses explained, and two OC schools grapple with racism and battles over sexual orientation.
January 26, 2022 Media Brief
Today: County officials send nurses to help schools; hospitals wrestle with high number of COVID patients, and after being ravaged by wildfires, O.C. canyon is reopening to the public.
January 25, 2022 Media Brief
Today: New group raises false specter of election fraud in Orange County; Irvine asphalt company receives two odor violations in two days, and California paid COVID sick leave would return under new deal.
January 24, 2022 Media Brief
Today: COVID update - 18,927 new cases, 15 more deaths in OC; review of OC 211 calls shows vulnerable residents rarely get housing help and, JWA passenger traffic surpasses 2019 airport travel numbers.
January 21, 2022 Media Brief
Today: County of Orange workers protest “petri dish” COVID workplace; 11,020 new cases, seven more COVID deaths reported in OC, and the County will resume regional homeless count amidst stale data.
January 20, 2022 Media Brief
Today: Workers COVID revolt at the County of Orange; staff shortages at OC schools means ‘all hands on deck’, and dramatic Santa Ana winds to bring strong gusts this weekend.
January 19, 2022 Media Brief
Today: Rapid COVID-19 tests in short supply, health officials encourage other options; 15 patients battling COVID-19 in pediatric hospital, and Costa Mesa trash piles up as COVID-19-related absences hobble local waste haulers.
January 18, 2022 Media Brief
Today: New County supervisor voting map gives stronger voice to OC’s Latino community; County trying to staff hundreds of empty jobs in OC Health Care Agency, and parents across OC keep tense watch as school COVID dashboards soar.
January 14, 2022 Media Brief
Today: School stress explodes as COVID-19 cases soar; school district angers parents by ending COVID dashboard during surge, and long council meeting results in censure of Westminster mayor.