February 7, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: California publishers gear up for battle over public records access

The battle began after state legislators adopted SB 1241 last fall, which amends the California Public Records Act to allow for inspection of three select areas of police misconduct records; including use of force, sexual assault and lying while on duty.


OC Register: Santa Ana offers $25 million in police officer raises, but funding remains uncertain

The City Council voted 4-2 on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to approve the agreement, but with a councilman absent, Mayor Miguel Pulido opted to put off the spending decision for two weeks. Five votes in favor are required to make changes to the budget.


Voice of OC: Roman Reyna to resign from Santa Ana Council, potentially shifting power balance

After Reyna resigns, the City Council has 30 days to either appoint someone to the seat, or set a special election for several months later, with voters across the city deciding who fills the seat.


Daily Pilot: Violent crime fell 6.9% in Huntington Beach in 2018, but rape and robbery reports rose

The good news also comes with a 10% increase in rapes officials attribute to the U.S. Department of Justice’s updated definition of the crime, which expands the types of non-consenting acts understood to be rape.


Daily Pilot: New project in Costa Mesa’s Sobeca district brings optimism, and parking worries, from council

Though the council didn’t take official action on the project Tuesday — the purpose of the meeting was to provide feedback before entering the formal review process — it was clear that parking was weighing heavily on council members’ minds



Labor 411: GM lashes out at labor union for critical super bowl ad

The ad criticized the automaker for shutting down the Oshawa, Ontario plant as part of its massive restructuring announced in November despite the $10.8 billion bailout it received from Canadian taxpayers back in 2009.



Washington Post: Lawmakers fret about China's investment in 5G

Lawmakers on both sides are already making it a top priority this Congress to ensure the U.S. moves swiftly to deploy next-generation wireless networks so China doesn't beat it to the punch.


Publication Date: February 7, 2019