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 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.

November 19, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Costa Mesa officials oppose proposed OC Election maps; Santa Ana officials charge community center $40K for homeless camp clean up, and OC sheriff’s reserves leader charged with $17 million fraud.

November 18, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC health director publicly challenged by his bosses over no-bid contracts; contrary to popular belief, no great migration in pandemic, and Costa Mesa looks to underused motels to help meet housing goals.

November 17, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC Supervisors shorten residents’ review time of proposed election maps; definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ is changing to three Covid-19 doses, and UC strike averted with ‘groundbreaking’ agreement.

November 16, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Board of Supervisors is expected to approve majority Latino district for 1st time; Amplify Energy absent again from state hearing on OC oil spill, and OC mayors eager for the projects the new federal infrastructure bill could fund.

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