OCEA Media Brief
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March 14, 2019
Today: ACLU report alleges abuse, unsanitary conditions common at Orange County homeless shelters; Newport Beach commits $1 million to services for the homeless; and Irvine tightens restrictions on boarding houses, despite opposition from UCI students.
March 13, 2019
Today: Orange County devotes $600,000 to first suicide-prevention program; Newport Beach is at the center of nationwide bribery for admissions scandal and, Irvine Mayor leads first night's results for key OC supervisor election.
March 12, 2019
Today: It's Election Day in Orange County's 3rd District; CalOptima faces criticism over delays for homeless medical care and, housing, global warming to dominate state’s 2019 agenda.
March 11, 2019
Today: Orange County labor movement pushes back against persistent gender wage gap; Huntington Beach in-house prosecutor program has ‘exceeded expectations,’ and, cities will lose gas tax money if housing goals are unmet
March 7, 2019
Today: Santa Ana City Council seeks applicants to fill vacant Ward 4 seat; 405 freeway closing overnight in Costa Mesa the next 2 Saturdays and, Fountain Valley agrees to $1.4 million in land sales.
March 6, 2019
Today: Costa Mesa council OKs $6.9-million purchase of property near Airport for long-term homeless shelter; development near Discovery Cube on North Main scaled back and, Anaheim mayor pledges $250 million neighborhood investment.
March 5, 2019
Today: Rain, snow expected to persist through Friday; City of Orange sued for allegedly violating state election law and, OC public transit grapples with a shortage of bus drivers.
March 4, 2019
Today: More rain – and cold temps – expected Tuesday; Roman Reyna resigns from Santa Ana City Council and, deputies union withdraws lawsuit to block public release of misconduct records.
March 1, 2019
Today: Five South Orange County cities sued for lack of homeless shelters; $300 million vision for Santa Ana’s MainPlace mall sees a food emporium among other things and, proposals from panel led by UCI professor aim to cut nation's childhood poverty by half.
February 28, 2019
Today: Orange County road crews scramble to address post-storm pothole influx; How does Angel Stadium measure up and, 31 So Cal cities ignore housing reporting rules, study finds.