March 7, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Santa Ana City Council seeks applicants to fill vacant Ward 4 seat

The City Charter requires the council to try to appoint someone, but if they don’t get any qualified candidates or a majority of the council can’t agree on one, a special election would be held this November.


OC Register: 405 freeway closing overnight in Costa Mesa the next 2 Saturdays, if rains allow

Continuing work to widen the 405 freeway is expected to require overnight closures March 9 and March 16, on both sides of the Fairview Road bridge, weather permitting.


OC Register: Weir Canyon regrowing with help after Canyon Fire 2 destruction

The fire tore through 9,200 acres in just days – thousands of those acres are part of the wildlands managed by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, including OC Parks’ Weir Canyon Nature Preserve.


Daily Pilot: O.C. board approves charter schools’ requests to start campuses in Newport-Mesa and Ocean View

Against community pushback and staff recommendations to deny both applications, the Orange County Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve proposals for two charter schools to operate within local school districts.



OC Register: Groceries, union hold first meetings for new labor contract

Southern California’s three major supermarket chains and the union that represents store workers held their first meetings this week to discuss a new contract for some 60,000 employees.


Capital and Main: Can an L.A. Ordinance give workers schedule stability?

Los Angeles could join Bay Area cities San Francisco, Emeryville and Santa Clara – as well as New York, Seattle and Philadelphia, and the state of Oregon – in mandating predictable work schedules.


Publication Date: March 7, 2019