March 4, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: After a wet weekend, more rain – and cold temps – expected Tuesday

A bigger, colder storm system threatens to show up on Tuesday and dump heavier rain through Thursday. The low pressure system is fairly typical over the winter, so there’s nothing special about it says a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.


Voice of OC: Roman Reyna resigns from Santa Ana City Council

In the planned trial, Reyna faced the likelihood of sworn testimony in public by other city officials and one of his family members regarding allegations he falsified residency documents in order to wrongfully show he was eligible to run for the Ward 4 seat he won in November.


Voice of OC: OC Deputies union withdraws lawsuit to block public release of deputy misconduct records

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) wants to walk away from its controversial lawsuit against the County of Orange, seeking to prevent the public release of deputy misconduct records.


Daily Pilot: 'Team Newport' council members seek settlement with state in dispute over 2014 campaign finance reports

The current and former Newport Beach City Council members known collectively as “Team Newport,” along with their political consultant and campaign treasurer, plan to settle a long-simmering dispute with the state over their 2014 campaign finance disclosures.



LA Times: California Supreme Court curbs a pension benefit but preserves ‘California Rule’

In a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye, the court upheld California’s 2012 repeal of the “air time” benefit that allowed state workers to buy credits toward retirement service.


Labor 411: Arizona House republicans vote to allow sub-minimum wage for younger workers

Voters approved an $11 minimum wage but a new bill creates a “youth employment” category for anyone younger than 22 who also is a full-time student but works no more than 20 hours a week. Employers would be required to pay them only what is required by federal law, which is $7.25 an hour.



LA Times: Court battles could test constitutionality of California voting rights law

Legal opponents and critics contend that, by pushing cities to switch to by-district elections, California law is exposed to court challenges that could ultimately undermine its purpose.


Publication Date: March 4, 2019