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.

October 29, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Millions in health outreach contracts draws questions, County whistleblower complaint; San Clemente rejects OC Power Authority, seeks another utility, and OCFA firefighters burned out by overtime as hot, windy fire season arrives.

October 28, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Airline CEO calls attack on flight attendant worst example of unruly behavior; San Clemente homeless camp booted but many wonder about promised assistance, and Westminster officials call for more probes into alleged City Hall impropriety.

October 27, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Schools throughout OC could soon start vaccinating children; debates over the COVID-19 student vaccine mandate flare up, and OC man seen fighting with police at U.S. Capitol attack is arrested and charged.

October 26, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC reported 835 new cases and 16 more deaths over the weekend; community calls for Anaheim to officially recognize Little Arabia, and Orange County homebuying’s 1st double dip in 16 months.

October 25, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Can energy company afford to pay for oil spill clean-up and local business impacts? Is the ‘original’ COVID-19 is essentially gone? And, Cal State Fullerton hosts critical race theory panel.

October 21, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Millions in County health grants face uncertainty due to no bid contract proposals; Santa Ana becomes first OC city with rent control, and Coast Guard had earlier notice about OC oil spill.

October 20, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Officials from two OC coastal cities join growing calls to ban offshore oil drilling; state earmarks $236 million for 55 Freeway widening project, and midterms bringing huge money, attention to Orange County House races.

October 19, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC Congress members question why taxpayers float unprofitable oil rigs; coastal cities join increasing calls for offshore oil drilling bans, and school walkouts are a dud.

October 18, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Desalination plant owners make controversial demand of CA regulators; south OC cities say they were left out of freeway expansion loop, and 39-year battle to remove tons of nuclear waste continues.

October 15, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Congress considers decommissioning offshore oil rigs in wake of OC spill; how safe is OC coast after oil spill? Fisheries still closed, and flight attendants fight back against unruly passengers.

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