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.

June 18, 2019

Today: Santa Ana quietly hired high-level elections and records advisor; 91 Freeway, from Green River Road to 241 toll road to get $42 million addition and, construction starting this week on widening the 5 Freeway south of El Toro Road.

June 17, 2019

Today: Judge Carter removed from South OC homelessness case; Mayor Sidhu requests $425,000 no-bid contract for Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and, Costa Mesa considers revised city budget that spares reserves.

June 14, 2019

Today: Allies on the Westminster Council add to their power over the agenda; Huntington Beach council to consider appointing interim financial chief and a report says California’s growth has slowed, but is not recessionary.

June 13, 2019

Today: Judge hears arguments on immediate destruction of County public records; Irvine Co. gives its piece of Irvine Lake to the county and, Huntington Beach landfill outrage spurs school officials to address health concerns.

June 12, 2019

Today: Rackauckas secretly cleared deputies accused of lying about informants; developer shrinks project in Santa Ana, but still may face residents’ resistance and, a look back at Disneyland's Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage and Monorail.

June 11, 2019

Today: Proposed 200 homes for mentally ill homeless at Fairview prompts local debate; OCTA proposes cuts to bus routes as ridership hits low mark, and stalled labor talks prompt grocery union to plot strike vote.

June 10, 2019

Today: Deputy union pays out $50K in failed bid to seal misconduct records; ‘smart’ parking system may ease drivers’ woes near Anaheim’s Packing District, Center Street.

June 7, 2019

Today: CalOptima counts 10,000 homeless people in OC; Huntington Beach landfill project near Edison High halted by community outrage and, Placentia to launch own fire department, there’s a lot to do in a year.

June 6, 2019

Today: Grand Jury says a vitals check could prevent inmate deaths; Santa Ana Council deadlocks on its $450,000 City Manager overruns and, the county needs help to decide on "vote center" locations.

June 4, 2019

Today: Placentia first OC city to leave fire authority; after 12-days, jail officials have provided no information on inmate death says family and O.C. Grand Jury, sheriff spar over health screenings for jail inmates.

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