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.

June 1, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Community presses Santa Ana officials on how to spend relief money; County reports 50 new COVID cases and no new deaths as of June 1, and swap meet to return to OC fairgrounds with new operator.

May 28, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Memorial Day celebrations to honor the fallen in OC; Newport Beach former finance director files claims against the city, and County Rescue Mission celebrates expansion of facility for homeless veterans.

May 27, 2021 Media Brief

Today: County halts vaccination expansion after community clinics raise concerns; OC eyes motel conversions to housing with services, and Costa Mesa officials begin to build a bridge to a post-pandemic future.

May 25, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Local government expanded public comment, will it remain post-COVID? Irvine activist groups protest city council inaction, secrecy, and OC Supervisors offer rewards in search for Aiden Leos killer.

May 24, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Community clinics want a say in how County uses vaccination expansion funds; homeless advocates want to expand a safe parking pilot in Fullerton, and police misconduct cases emerge from OC records.

May 20, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Anaheim Hilton, biggest in resort district, to reopen Thursday; Two more apparent car shootings reported on 91 freeway, and Health clinics, community groups, and more left out of Governor's budget.

May 19, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Orange County to move into yellow tier today; Santa Ana officials move forward with new law targeting street racing spectators, and Anaheim once again turns down idea of offering hazard pay to grocery workers.

May 18, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Will Santa Ana crack down on families renting in boarding houses?; Hikers undeterred by HOA gates on public trail in Laguna Niguel, and Tesla under review by California DMV, could face penalties.

May 17, 2021 Media Brief

Today: "COVID vaccines available at new Fly Well clinic at John Wayne Airport," "Full vaccinated county residents still required to wear masks indoors another month," "County politicians ready to redraw election maps, will the public get a say?" and more.

May 14, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Will fully vaccinated OC residents have to keep wearing masks? The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online, and Martin Schwarz named new Orange County public defender.

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