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 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.

December 1, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC cities look to motels to help house homeless people, whistleblowers say a Santa Ana sheet metal factory is unsafe, polluting water, and pandemic made housing’s rich only richer.

November 30, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Is Anaheim’s resort gamble paying off for local residents? Santa Ana officials want people on buses to fight climate change, and OC supervisors make controversial hospital executive appointment.

November 29, 2021 Media Brief

Today: More OC school boards oppose student vaccine mandates; Santa Ana winds returning to Southern California but with less power, and there is a long road ahead to recovery from Huntington Beach oil spill.

November 24, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Warm, windy forecast brings more wildfire worries for Thanksgiving week; Moviegoers returning to theaters but with caution, and angry pandemic-era customers? Some fear vaccine mandates will make things worse.

November 23, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Orange County residents’ voting power just got reshaped for next decade; in historic vote, O.C. supervisors approve majority-Latino district, and SpaceX to give SoCal residents evening lightshow tonight.

November 22, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Residents upset ahead of today’s decision on County election map; Santa Ana’s rent control law is on after efforts to repeal it fail, and authorities identify source of oil sheen off Huntington Beach.

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