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 15, 2021 Media Brief
Today: OC reported 65 new cases and seven new deaths as of April 15; Chapman, Register to hold free coronavirus vaccine virtual town hall, and Fullerton to curb illegal cannabis dispensaries.
June 30, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Some warn homeless left behind as OC vaccinates and reopens; OC supervisor term limits measure likely won’t be on recall ballot after all, and Anaheim balances 2021-22 budget – with hefty borrowing.
April 14, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Jewish community calls for an end to comparing Coronavirus vaccine to Holocaust; County officials say vaccine passports won’t be forced on residents, and glitchy vaccine app “Othena” quietly gets nearly $3 million increase.
April 13, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Supervisors have historically undermined, underfunded their public anti-hate group; County officials say Coronavirus vaccine passports won’t be forced on residents, and vaccines are key to preventing new mutations in the county, but it’s a race against time.
April 12, 2021 Media Brief
Today: OC announces test run for its own COVID-19 vaccine passports; Anaheim elementary students are latest to return to campus, and Irvine Great Park homeowners are paying for largest municipal park in OC history – now they want a voice.
April 9, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Will OC’s vaccine gaps lead to disproportionate outbreaks among Latinos? Orange County students won’t be forced to get COVID vaccines, and Disneyland releases ticket prices and pricing calendar for April 30 reopening.
April 8, 2021 Media Brief
Today: OC & CA Latino communities lag in COVID vaccinations as economy rushes to reopen; local government can do a lot to fight climate change, majority of sex and human trafficking victims in OC are Black and Latino.
April 7, 2021 Media Brief
Today: City of Orange considering short-term rental regulations; reported hate crimes in Santa Ana will be available on police website, and Huntington Beach City Council approves three anti-racism proposals.
April 6, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Nearly all Coronavirus restrictions in OC could be lifted in two months; cracks emerge in Santa Anas powerful police union as VP resigns, and Huntington Beach council members condemn racism after city receives KKK flyers.
April 5, 2021 Media Brief
Today: Everybody 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 shot in these four County ZIP codes; dispute erupts over proposed rail project along eroding Capistrano Beach, and OC’s crazy housing: $820,000 record price, most sales in 15 years.