December 19, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: Dramatic OC Board meeting covers DA, homelessness and alleged conflicts

Orange County supervisors finished the year with a dramatic public meeting, featuring goodbyes to Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Shawn Nelson, criticism of all five supervisors over the deaths of more than 200 homeless people this year, and questions from the incoming DA about wiretapping and alleged conflicts of interest.


235 homeless people who have died in Orange County will be remembered at these 2018 memorial services

The stories about the lives and deaths of these homeless people generated news coverage as their family and friends publicly mourned personal losses. But they are among more than 200 homeless people who lost their lives on the streets of Orange County this past year.


Daily Pilot: Emergency homeless shelter to open Thursday in Anaheim

A 200-bed emergency homeless shelter will open Thursday in Anaheim to serve those in need during the harsh winter months. It will act as an interim shelter for up to 90 days — with the potential of a one-month extension — before two temporary homeless shelters open early next year.



Labor 411: Want to avoid Amazon for your Holiday Shopping? Here are some brick-and-mortar alternatives

Finding gifts while trying to shop ethically during the holiday season can be difficult. But there are choices out there. Below are few that treat workers well and have a union presence among the workforce.



OC Register: There’s now a California agency named Bureau of Cannabis Control

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) is official and has a website. It is responsible for regulating commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and temporary cannabis events.


Associated Press: Stock market woes beg the question: Is another recession headed our way?

The economy has been growing since mid-2009 and nothing — not even what’s become the second-longest U.S. expansion on record — lasts forever. As the expansion has aged, economists and business leaders are increasingly predicting that it will end within the next two years.

Publication Date: December 19, 2018