February 6, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: At least 1,300 people sleep in OC homeless shelters

The County isn’t releasing the unofficial shelter headcount numbers from the federally mandated biennial Point in Time count because workers are combing through data to make sure counts aren’t duplicated.


OC Register: South Orange County’s beaches are rapidly disappearing

City planners, coastal engineers and residents who live by the coast are carefully watching the beaches in South Orange County — especially at Dana Point and San Clemente — trying to safeguard stretches of sand from disappearing for good.


OC Register: $35K grant has Newport Beach better prepared for an oil spill

Newport Beach officials unveiled an oil spill response trailer with 1,000 feet of containment boom, absorbent materials and other gear for quick deployment in the harbor or in the event of an on-water spill.


OC Register: Santa Ana councilman will step down to settle suit over whether he lives in district he represents

The council could appoint someone to the seat once Reyna quits, or hold a special election. In the agreement, Reyna pledged not to seek appointment or run in a special election for the seat.



OC Register: Santa Ana officials agree to sign $25 million police contract, but funding remains uncertain

Some council members pointed to existing vacancies and said the raises are needed to attract new hires and keep current officers from leaving for better pay. But other officials and residents argued the city can’t afford to spend so much.


OC Register: Instacart adjusts worker pay after uproar over tipping policy

Instacart made a change in November to its compensation system, in which the company sometimes reduces its contribution to a worker’s pay if the person receives a certain amount in tips.



Associated Press: Financial watchdog proposes rollback of payday lending rules

The move is a major win for the payday lending industry, which argued the government’s regulations could kill off a large chunk of its business. It’s also a big loss for consumer groups, who say payday lenders exploit the poor and disadvantaged.


Publication Date: February 6, 2019