March 1, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Five South Orange County cities sued for lack of homeless shelters

The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday evening is similar to one against the County, which is overseen by Judge David O. Carter, who has put pressure on various cities and service provider groups to address the growing homeless crisis.


OC Register: $300 million vision for Santa Ana’s MainPlace mall sees a food emporium, more entertainment and hundreds of apartments

Mall owners envision a future Main Place as “a European marketplace,” with specialty stores, little food carts and spots to listen to music and relax.


Daily Pilot: Proposals from panel led by UCI professor aim to cut nation's childhood poverty by half in a decade

The programs focus on factors in alleviating poverty, such as employment, expansion of tax credits and expansion of food-purchasing assistance and other government programs.


OC Register: 25 Orange County campuses among 2019 California Distinguished Schools

The state recognition highlights public schools for “achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years,” the announcement said.



Labor 411: ‘Strikes Work’: Lessons from UTLA

Part of the preparation included establishing chapter leaders on each campus, engaging with parents and the community at large, and forming contract action teams.



OC Register: A piecemeal, but promising start for Laura’s Law to help severely mentally ill in California

A county-by-county analysis of Laura’s Law in California found that the Golden State is off to a promising start, with much-improved outcomes for people with severe mental illness. Orange County has the program but only 20 of California’s 58 counties have adopted it.


Publication Date: March 1, 2019