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.

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.

December 21, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Firefighters and deputies have some of the lowest COVID vaccination rates; OC's new Congressional districts shuffle incumbents, and Orange County needs volunteers for January homeless count.

December 20, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Latino community remains behind on COVID-19 vaccines one year later; Orange County records its first case of Omicron variant, and Huntington Beach agenda item shows rift between council and City Attorney.

December 17, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC is now nation’s center for addiction fraud; pipeline from previous OC spill secure, and Coronavirus: 5,088 new OC cases reported in the last 14 days as of today.

December 16, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Federal prosecutors criminally charge Amplify Energy over OC oil spill; oil spotted off OC coast for third time in three months, and Sheriff staff have biggest share of COVID Worker’s Comp claims.

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