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.

May 20, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Most of Orange County’s $554 million in CARES Act money already spent or spoken for; supervisors split over handling $75 million small business bailout and, Costa Mesa campaign urges shopping local to end ‘economic pandemic’.

May 19, 2020

Today: How OC measures up to governor’s benchmarks for reopening; Santa Ana voters to decide whether to recall councilwoman Iglesias and Interim San Clemente city manager blocks city council in person meeting.

May 18, 2020

Today: OC could soon be able to open more businesses; Huntington Beach City Council plans for reopening businesses and, Buena Park offers $10,000 grants to small businesses hurt by pandemic.

May 15, 2020

Today: OC Mayors and Supervisors request urgent federal funding citing public safety risk; nursing home, jail infections behind recent coronavirus cases spike and, volunteer groups form in OC to feed front line workers.

May 14, 2020

Today: City of Irvine’s coronavirus antibody test plan draws concerns from county officials; Westminster coronavirus loans will take 1.1 million away from west end area fund and, public parking lots at OC Regional parks may reopen this weekend.

May 13, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC meets some state criteria for reopening faster, falls short on others; Congressional delegation question County’s lower Coronavirus testing rates and, Westminster looks to consultants for Coronavirus economic recovery.

May 12, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Homeless deaths are spiking in Orange County; Anaheim’s emergency coronavirus evictions ban gets shot at a longer extension and, Angels ramp up stadium land sale process.

May 11, 2020 Media Brief

Today: State’s coronavirus cases keeps rising over weekend, mostly in SoCal; when will OC’s recoveries from Coronavirus be reported and, seven O.C. nursing homes and two care facilities report coronavirus deaths.

May 8, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC public servants speak out about workplace safety – Charles Barfield; local farm purchases surplus produce to donate for community care packages and County operated beaches to open, with restrictions.

May 7, 2020 Media Brief

Today: County coronavirus testing still lags behind other large counties; Newport Beach council spends over a million to chase housing goals they oppose and, judge orders OC company to stop selling unapproved hand sanitizer.

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