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 13, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Santa Ana clears homeless encampment at cultural center; Chapman University survey finds most OC residents support masks and vaccines, and environmental groups take positions on Poseidon desalination plant.

May 12, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Supervisors cancel digital Coronavirus vaccine records as hundreds protest; Grand Jury issues scathing report on County’s pandemic response, and OC could move to yellow tier by May 19.

May 11, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Cities want public input in COVID relief spending but not Orange County; Irvine faces questions over lack of transparency in public meetings; and OC officials to face crowd, again, over digital vaccine records.

May 10, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Anaheim to discuss “hero pay” ordinances for grocery/drug store workers; are OC officials preparing for rising temperatures? Pandemic eases, but the California housing crisis worsens.

May 7, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Local health clinics gear up for increased vaccinations as super sites close; hospital workers braved pandemic, but some can’t afford healthcare, and unemployment case spells bad news for Huntington Beach Mayor Pro-Tem.

May 6, 2021 Media Brief

Today: County will close vaccine super sites, switch to neighborhood clinics; misinformation may delay herd immunity say, officials and OC reported 38 new COVID cases and 13 new deaths as of May 6.

May 5, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Santa Ana can go its own route to remove El Centro homeless encampment; County halts plan to destroy meeting records, and toxic dump cleanup to resume in Huntington Beach.

May 4, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Efforts to vaccinate people are stretching OC’s community groups and clinics thin; Huntington Beach implements social media policy for officials, and Cypress opposes proposed rules calling for warehouses to reduce emissions.

May 3, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC’s vaccination efforts shift from the vulnerable to the hesitant; 4th District Virtual Job Fair Wednesday and Irvine to fight voting district lawsuit

April 30, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Disneyland reopens to the public after 13-month closure; Jury says Anaheim police used excessive force in man’s death, and regulators allow controversial desal plant to run in Huntington Beach.

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