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.

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.

November 15, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC moved to give embattled nonprofit $15 million grant amid warnings; Irvine rolls out new restrictions around asphalt factory, and OC elections chief Neal Kelley caps long, widely respected career.

Nov. 12, 2021 Media Brief

Today: "Redistricting: Orange County could gain clout in Sacramento," "Will school vaccination sites help close the Latino COVID-19 gap?" "Orange County veterans take their last hill," and more.

November 10, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC Supervisors close to picking new election maps without much public debate; Garden Grove officials push to skip redistricting and, So Cal water supplier declares drought emergency.

November 9, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC Supervisors get closer to reshaping County’s political landscape; nonprofit rejects $15 million health grant from County citing transparency concerns, and OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley to retire in March.

November 8, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Early redistricting maps raise concerns in Little Saigon; Orange County’s housing shortage debate flares in Brea and, Orange County remembers the dead in a vibrant cultural display.

November 5, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Disneyland workers plan appeal of OC judge’s wage lawsuit ruling; Muslims are suing the FBI for spying on Mosques, and OC Board of Education opposes federal probe of threats against school officials.

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