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.

April 16, 2019

Today: OC cities struggle with resources to clean up railroad homeless camps; : Frank Barbaro, longtime OC Democratic Party leader, dies at 75 and, O.C. commission and supervisors to weigh plan to boost general aviation at John Wayne Airport.

April 15, 2019

Today: Rents in Los Angeles, Orange counties up 5.6%, biggest hike since 2007; eighteen more homeless died in OC in March and, Chef Bruno Serato serves 3 millionth pasta meal to Orange County kids.

April 12, 2019

Today: Sheriff’s Department honors 26 employees in annual Medal of Valor ceremony; toll road agencies will audit some, but not all, of its consultant contracts and, six Orange County cities add to lawsuits against opioid makers.

April 11, 2019

Today: Costa Mesa is in ‘a state of restoration,’ mayor says during address; Buena Park City Council relocates new homeless shelter after public pressure and, what you need to know about a tax extension.

April 10, 2019

Today: Irvine wrestles with city council vacancy; OC Sheriff gets sole control of crime lab, against national recommendations and, OCTA holding open house on proposals for new 5 Freeway’s El Toro Road interchange.

April 9, 2019

Today: Holistic Lifestyle Mini Fair returns to OCEA 10 am to 1 pm tomorrow; OC left millions in homeless health & housing grants on the table and Huntington Beach considers opening a homeless shelter near Springdale and McFadden.

April 8, 2019

Today: CalOptima unveils medical care street teams for homeless; residents want more limits on flights at John Wayne Airport and, 3-mile stretch of I-5 through Santa Ana will gain a second carpool lane in each direction.

April 5, 2019

Today: Quick housing options needed to spur OC homelessness efforts; Health spending on homeless people in OC will grow by $100 million and, new 50-bed Costa Mesa homeless shelter officially opens today.

April 3, 2019

Today: Federal judge presses OC officials on lack of mental health shelter; Costa Mesa revises anti-camping laws ahead of shelter opening and, Huntington Beach takes step toward ending ‘evergreen’ contract with trash hauler.

April 2, 2019

Today: Anaheim and Fullerton consider options for potential rent caps at mobile home parks; Huntington Beach scraps plan for 50-bed homeless shelter and, South Orange County cities face federal judge today over homeless shelters.

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