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 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.

December 15, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Yorba Linda school quarantines 6th grade class due to COVID-19; OC eyes another $34 million to turn motels into homeless housing, and first big winter storm brings mudslides, mandatory evacuations.

December 14, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Mask mandate returns to Orange County Wednesday; OC supervisor expect ‘whole lot of mandate noncompliance’ and, will desal plant take state money away from low-income housing?

December 13, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Local public health experts say OC residents can expect winter Omicron COVID surge; survey shows Santa Ana Police least COVID-vaccinated City workers, and storm expected to dump heavy rain Monday night.

December 10, 2021 Media Brief

Today: 400 sanitation workers strike, delay trash collection in two cities; Santa Ana begins handing out $300 gift cards to 20,000 residents, and will Newport Beach ban City Council from boozing during meetings?

December 9, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Safeguards for leaking oil pipe off OC coast not fully working; Veterans plant a flag on their own cemetery after decade-long fight, and Fullerton City Council cuts spending, services.

December 8, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State housing department says Anaheim illegally sold Angel Stadium; Irvine Council, state senator divided on asphalt factory emissions enforcement and, mask requirement extended for OC bus rides.

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