Jan. 3, 2019

Orange County

On OC: The Future Challenges Facing Working Families in Orange County

Jennifer Muir Beuthin, outgoing general manager for the Orange County Employees Association, talks about the challenges facing working families in Orange County as well as her own path as a woman up through Orange County political and labor circles, the #Me Too Movement as well as her own change in life moving on to motherhood and twins.


Santana: We Made It! Top Issues to Watch in 2019

Norberto Santana Jr. outlines OC’s top issues to watch in 2019. Among these issues are the newly elected officials and where they will take the county, changes that may be coming to public safety, and how cities will evolve their approaches to issues like homelessness.


See you at the OC women’s march on Jan. 19

Together, we march for so many reasons — for equal pay in a county that has the largest pay gap among municipal workers in the state. For child care and family supporting policies. For health care as a human right. For respect and safety in a community that has been a breeding ground for hate groups targeting our neighbors for their race, religion and sexual identity.



Long-awaited earthquake early warning app for L.A. can now be downloaded

ShakeAlertLA, an app created under the oversight of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city, is designed to work with the U.S. Geological Survey's earthquake early warning system, which has been under development for years. It's designed to give users seconds — perhaps even tens of seconds — before shaking from a distant earthquake arrives at a user's location.


Rain, snow expected in Southern California for first weekend of the year

The bulk of the precipitation is to fall between Saturday midnight and noon Sunday, with snow reaching the 5,000- to 5,500-foot elevation level, and several inches expected above 6,000 feet.



Yes, Federal Employees Are ‘Real’ Workers. Here Are A Few Photos Of Them Making A Difference.

One of the more awful lines repeated during the current shutdown is that federal employees are somehow not “real’ workers. These pictures below are just a small sample showing federal workers in action, making a difference.

Publication Date: January 3, 2019