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 29, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC’s three main coronavirus metrics remain low, but fall short of yellow tier; which is the better immunity: COVID vaccine or natural infection? And, Disneyland resort lost $4 billion due to coronavirus closure.

April 28, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Orange County community groups partner to bring seniors to vaccination sites; Supervisors keep coronavirus state of emergency, and Newport political donor’s bid for parkland sparks opposition.

April 27, 2021 Media Brief

Today: County sees another vaccine gap for older coastal communities and other areas; OC’s homelessness commissioners admit having no idea what to do, and Anaheim Council may remove a commissioner who blamed China for the pandemic.

April 26, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Meet Orange County doctors who are confronting COVID-19; OC Supervisor Chaffee holds Fourth District Virtual Job Fair, and Westminster police officer on paid leave after punching handcuffed suspect twice.

April 23, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Tackling Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy across Orange County; first-time homebuyers are getting outbid by big companies, and Costa Mesa hopes legal cannabis dispensaries will alleviate city’s pot problem.

April 22, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Two new Coronavirus vaccination clinics come to Santa Ana, Irvine; study: Black and Latino people disproportionately booked in OC jails, and Water Board hearing tomorrow on desalination.

April 21, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Health experts heighten calls to narrow OC’s Latino vaccination gap; virus metrics in Orange County dip to new lows, and Orange finalizes sale of properties to be turned into affordable housing units.

April 20, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case; Irvine council discussed district voting behind closed doors, could lead to lawsuit, and Huntington Beach council not to sue over state-mandated housing goals.

April 19, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Meet the nurses who have been battling on the front lines of COVID-19 in OC; Huntington Beach hosts diversity as antidote to hate and, a contractor that improperly recorded attorney-client prisoner calls gets contract renewed.

April 16, 2021 Media Brief

Today: County residents can now get a coronavirus vaccine but the working-class still worry; farmers' markets come out stronger than ever after a year, and Orange council averts special election by appointment to fill vacancy.

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