March 13, 2019

Orange County

Daily Pilot: Orange County devotes $600,000 to first suicide-prevention program

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to devote $600,000 to begin the first countywide suicide-prevention program aimed at combating a spiraling mental health crisis.


OC Register: Newport Beach is at the center of nationwide bribery for admissions scandal

American higher education was rocked Tuesday by a federal racketeering case that alleges celebrities and other wealthy parents funneled millions through an Orange County non-profit foundation in return for fraudulent entrance test scores and college admission.


Voice of OC: Irvine Mayor leads first night’s results for key OC supervisor election

Republicans have safely won all five supervisor seats for more than a decade, though elections for the powerful Board are getting more competitive. The possibility of a tilt in the board majority next year has energized both major parties to try to win seats.


OC Register: Six apply for vacant Santa Ana council seat

Roman Reyna, a city planning commissioner, previously won the seat by more than 11 percentage points. Opponent Phil Becerra filed a lawsuit challenging whether Reyna lived in the ward, and Reyna agreed to give up the seat as part of a settlement.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa Sanitary District explores 5 years of trash rate increases

Under a plan the district board advanced Tuesday, solid-waste rates would increase steadily over the next five years — by 4.1% in the first year, 7% in years two and three and 6% in years four and five.


Special Events

OCEA: Don’t miss out on discount tickets to April 4, 2019 Angels v. Rangers game!

Offer expires March 22. Save an estimated $16 per person for tickets in the Lower MVP Section. Special prices are also available for the Left Field Pavilion.



Sacramento Bee: State union contracts are expiring. Gavin Newsom is picking a new bargaining team

Five bargaining units representing about 46,000 state workers have contracts expiring in July. The contract for SEIU Local 1000, the state’s largest union representing about 95,000 employees, expires in January.


Publication Date: March 13, 2019