March 13, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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