OCEA Media Brief

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August 12, 2019

Today: Record-breaking year: UC Irvine nets $441 million in research funding; Anaheim gets $2 million DoT grant for electric bus charging tech and Brea’s private water woes.

August 9, 2019

Today: Historic A-4 Skyhawk fighter plane to move from Civic Center to OC fairgrounds; L.A. judge denies Huntington Beach’s request to dismiss housing lawsuit and, in Yorba Linda, the hope is new mall will revive downtown.

August 8, 2019

Today: OC Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery dies at 53 years old; Rancho La Paz seniors to rely on owner-funded subsidies and, proposed apartments in North Santa Ana still opposed despite revisions.

August 7, 2019

Today: Demolition begins at future site of $40 million county mental health campus in Orange; one more vote to go on needle exchanges in Costa Mesa and, Kaiser presents labor agreement with raises to 80,000 employees.

August 6, 2019

Today: Fullerton to again consider mobile home park rent management; school is back in session for several Orange County school districts and, Costa Mesa decides tonight whether to ban needle exchange programs permanently.

August 5, 2019

Today: Fishing comes back to life at Irvine Lake; mosquitoes collected in Orange test positive for West Nile virus and, yield curve blares loudest U.S. recession warning since 2007.

August 2, 2019

Today: For cash-strapped adults in their 50s and early 60s, it can be a costly wait for Medicare; free events aim to help older adults in OC apply for CalFresh food assistance and, ex-Santa Ana police officer faces federal charges over beating.

August 1, 2019

Today: Sheriff’s Department helps vet the grand jurors who investigate it; Anaheim city council members clash over stadium, speaking rules and, more summer heat in store for Southern California.

July 31, 2019

Today: Experts say Anaheim Mayor’s attempt to limit Council debate sends wrong message; almost 7,000 homeless people counted in OC and, Northbound 5 Freeway will close overnight between the 55 and 22 freeways on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.

July 29, 2019

Today: What constitutes a ‘fair’ lease deal for Anaheim? When deputies take the Fifth - commentary, and after-school programs still waiting on cannabis tax money.

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