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 6, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Some OC cities have a new county supervisor representing them; OC hospitals filling up, ambulances delayed amid Omicron surge and out of every 100,000 OC residents, about 26 are testing positive for COVID-19.

January 5, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Kelly Ernby wasn’t vaccinated when she died of COVID-19 complications; COVID-19 test demand spikes in Orange County during Omicron surge and, will climate change stifle OC’s improving air quality?

January 4, 2022 Media Brief

Today: COVID-19 cases up, hospitals busy – but we’re in better shape than earlier surges; staff are attacked at Tustin vaccination site, and Kelly Ernby, deputy DA and former Assembly candidate, has died of COVID-19.

January 3, 2022 Media Brief

Today: More than 100 flights already canceled Monday at local airports; Big Oil heads to federal court in Orange County, and harmful bacteria from rivers flowing into OC surf zones.

December 30, 2021 Media Brief

Today: 87% of OC COVID hospitalizations are unvaccinated; Canyon residents force to evacuate ahead of New Year Holiday, and record-breaking cold hits Anaheim, Newport Beach.

December 29, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Heavy rain, snow coming to Southern California starting Wednesday; OC unprepared for looming population boom, and Fullerton appoints new acting city manager.

December 28, 2021 Media Brief

Today: What is the future of COVID mandates in Orange County? OC reported 987 new cases and 40 more hospitalizations as of Dec. 28, and authorities claim oil spill cleanup is complete.

December 27, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC health officials expect more COVID-19 cases will be Omicron; county's tourism industry experienced significant job loss caused by pandemic, and two storms to drench Southern California before New Year’s Day.

December 23, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil spotted off OC coast again, source unknown; is COVID-19 bailout spending transparent enough? And, city attorney, city council squaring off in Huntington Beach.

December 22, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State and local health experts move to vaccinate kids; caregivers use their experiences to help others, and Orangewood Academy seeks foster parents for Youth Connected program.

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