January 31, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Coming Southern California storms raise focus on safe driving in the rain

There is expected to be a break in the rain most of Friday before widespread, heavier rain hits Southern California late Friday and all day Saturday.


OC Register: Garden Grove and Santa Ana OK development of Willowick Golf Course

The Garden Grove and Santa Ana City Councils jointly approved development of the Willowick Golf Course Tuesday, striking down hopes for a park between two park-poor cities and stirring opponents’ fears developers will price working-class families out of the surrounding neighborhoods.


Voice of OC: Fullerton City Council appoints Jan Flory to fill vacancy

The Fullerton City Council appointed former Councilwoman Jan Flory to fill a roughly two-year term after weeding through 23 applicants and despite calls by residents to hold a special election.


OC Register: Bubble Watch: Is Orange County losing jobs?

New state job figures show Orange County bosses had 3,200 fewer employees in December than the end of 2017. If those figures are correct, it’s the first year-over-year job cuts since July 2010.



Daily Pilot: JWA food pantry started during government shutdown is staying open for federal workers

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is helping Transportation Security Administration agents and other federal workers by stocking a temporary food pantry at John Wayne Airport.


Labor 411: Senators say no to back pay for federal contractors

The Senate majority would love repeal the estate tax – a tax that affects 2,000 ultra-rich Americans. But the senators have no interest in back pay for federal contractors.



Business Insider: Unemployment is low only because 'involuntary' part-time work is high

Mass unemployment — the historic kind, with dole queues, unemployment benefits, and idle workers on street corners — has been replaced by low-paid, part-time, "gig economy" or "zero-hours" contract work.


Publication Date: January 31, 2019