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 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.

December 7, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Pandemic once closed schools; now it’s financing them; Fullerton police union spars with councilmen over cuts, and Santa Ana officials will reimagine City’s landscape for the next few decades.

December 6, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Top official at OC’s Green Power Agency abruptly resigns; John Wayne Airport to provide free COVID-19 testing, and Mission Viejo woman who joined mob that stormed Capitol is charged.

December 3, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC officials push for caution, testing amid omicron variant and holiday gatherings; local governments reconsider fossil fuel investments after oil spill, and conflict grows between hikers, bikers on OC trails.

December 2, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Too soon to tell how COVID Omicron variant will impact OC say health officials; County reported 314 new COVID cases and 13 more deaths, and suspect arrested in Orange in connection with Capitol riot.

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