December 18, 2018

Orange County

OC Register: American workers and families deserve fair wages and treatment at the workplace

The rules of the workplace were not written by women, and they weren’t written with working families in mind. For example, a 9-5 work day makes it incredibly difficult for working moms and dads to attend school-time performances or volunteer in classrooms.


Voice of OC: OC Sheriff moves to upgrade wiretapping system

The wiretapping system allows law enforcement to monitor, store, and analyze phone conversations and internet communications for investigations of major drug trafficking and money laundering operations, according to the Sheriff’s Department.


OC Register: Look in the sky for Delta IV Heavy rocket launch Tuesday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base

The twice-delayed launch of a rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County is scheduled Tuesday night, potentially giving the Southland a holiday-season aerial light show.


Daily Pilot: Cottie Petrie-Norris, newly elected assemblywoman, is sworn in during community ceremony in Newport Beach

Petrie-Norris defeated incumbent Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) in the Nov. 6 election to represent the 74th Assembly District, which covers an area that includes Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach.



Labor 411: Court says yes to $25.3 million in bonuses for executives of bankrupt Sears

$8 million would be split among 18 key executives, and another $16 million would be split among 322 other high-ranking employees to stay put while Sears restructures and tries to stay afloat.”


AFL-CIO: Infrastructure matters. It’s time to get serious about funding it

Over the past eight years, after more than 400 hearings and thousands of witnesses brought before Ways and Means, just one hearing has been held on transportation funding and finance. A single, two-hour hearing in which each lawmaker is allotted five minutes to figure out how to pay for hundreds of billions of dollars in must-have infrastructure needs is not going to cut it.



LA Times: A million California buildings face wildfire risk. ‘Extraordinary steps’ are needed to protect them

More than 1.1 million structures, or roughly 1 in 10 buildings in California, lie within the highest-risk fire zones in maps drawn by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the analysis showed.


Publication Date: December 18, 2018