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, 2019

Today: So Cal builders, swamped with unsold homes, cut construction to 3-year low; Edison will encourage the switch to electric heavy-duty trucks, buses, even forklifts and, Broadcom’s chip business targeted in widening U.S. antitrust probe.

May 17, 2019

Today: 20,000 drivers dodge toll road fees each week, despite new law; new cameras in Anaheim Hills will add to firefighting network and, Grand Jury slams government agencies for shuttering Irvine Lake.

May 16, 2019

Today: Huntington Beach residents say former Ascon Landfill dust is causing respiratory issues; UC workers strike today over outsourcing of jobs and, housing bill that challenges single-family zoning is dead for the year.

May 15, 2019

Today: Irvine appoints planning commissioner to fill Council vacancy; Placentia’s Downtown overhaul plan more restrictive than previous redevelopment and, Huntington Beach teachers rally for a raise, after a school year with no new contract.

May 14, 2019

Today: Recall attempt stalls against officials who oppose $25 Million police raise; Red Cross reports critical shortage of type O blood and, OCEA scholarship applications now available.

May 13, 2019

Today: Santa Ana Unified district tells charter schools they owe $40 million; former DA suspected wrongdoing in OC snitch scandal and, meeting in H.B. will update cleanup status of former Ascon Landfill.

May 10, 2019

Today: Help feed the needy by stamping out hunger this Saturday, May 11; Santa Ana lures artists with low-rent housing and, Voice of OC honored for journalism excellence.

May 9, 2019

Today: Home buying in sections of South County plummet 31%; passion for students kept these Orange County Teachers of the Year going in 2019 and, new Orange Coast College president sees colleges as her calling.

May 8, 2019

Today: Newport residents win pause on airport private jet expansion; Orange County responds to complaints in ACLU report on homeless shelters and, Costa Mesa hires its eighth city manager.

May 7, 2019

Today: 2 new measles cases reported in Orange and Los Angeles counties and, Republic Services may no longer be Huntington Beach's trash collector — in 2037 and, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa home sales tumble 27% to start 2019.

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