OCEA Media Brief: California's COVID State of Emergency to End in Feb.


KQED: Newsom to End California's COVID State of Emergency in Feb.
The Governor's office made the announcement Monday, touting the state's relatively low transmission and hospitalization rates, and saying the delay until next year will give the state’s health care system any flexibility it still needs for a possible winter surge in cases and hospitalizations, and give everyone enough time to prepare for the phaseout.

CA.gov: California Charts Course for Whole-of-Government Action on Extreme Heat At First-Ever Symposium
Following the West Coast’s record-setting heat wave last month, California hosted the first-ever Extreme Heat Symposium in Sacramento. The symposium, put on by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the California Natural Resources Agency, harnessed the collective power of community leaders, state policymakers, scientists, and members of the public, and set the stage for extreme heat action in California in the coming years.



Voice of OC: Federal Investigators Call Out ‘Systematic’ Rights Violations in OC Jailhouse Informant Scandal
“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department operated a [jail] informant program that systematically violated criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to counsel and Fourteenth Amendment right to due process of law,” federal Justice Department officials wrote in a news release.



Voice of OC: The Angels Demand $5 Million From Anaheim, Threaten Lawsuit Over Fire Station
The Los Angeles Angels are coming after Anaheim for $5 million– threatening the city with two lawsuits after city councilmembers decided unanimously to kill the proposed stadium land sale in May after the FBI corruption probe surfaced. They’re also threatening to sue the city over a fire station slated to be built on the Angel Stadium parking lot as part of the $4 billion OC Vibe project.



Lifehacker: 12 Fruit Trees You Can Actually Grow Indoors
A wide variety of fruit trees actually grow well inside, which means you can combine the decorative beauty of indoor plants with the practical benefit of being able to reach over from wherever you’re sitting and grab a delicious, healthy snack.

Publication Date: June 23, 2022