April 1, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Quick housing options needed to spur OC homelessness efforts

Just about every public official in Orange County has been asked to visit on Tuesday with Federal District Judge David O. Carter as he checks in on the County of Orange and local cities to gauge progress on homelessness in an ongoing civil rights lawsuit he presides over.


Voice of OC: OC Fairgrounds to increase contract oversight and accountability

Transparency and accountability will increase at the Orange County Fair and Event Center after the Board of Directors decided it’s time to overhaul the fairgrounds’ contracting policies and create an audit committee.


OC Register: All those empty lots along Bristol Street? Santa Ana hopes to sell them

Several community members recently urged the City Council to delay asking for bids on the properties, and they questioned the city’s assertion that the land is exempt from a 2014 state law that gives high priority to affordable housing proposals for surplus land.


OC Register: OC tourism hits record in 2018 with 50.16 million visitors

OC Visitors Association called it a record-breaking milestone for the county, with visitors spending some $13 billion countywide, a year-over-year increase of 4.2%.


Voice of OC Opinion: OC is ground zero in the college bribery scandal

My own university, where I sit on the faculty admissions committee, is cooperating with the Justice Department, and is “not aware of any wrongdoing.” No doubt college admissions needs overhauling. But first we have to correctly identify the problem.



NBC News: On Cesar Chavez Day, a look at the labor leader's complex legacy

Though strong unionization among farm workers in the U.S. has not lasted, Chavez changed farmers' lives and created a model for mobilization.


OC Register: Orange County unemployment rate falls to century-low 3 percent in February

Orange County bosses added 11,400 workers in the 12 months ended in February while joblessness fell in a year to a century’s low 3 percent.


Publication Date: April 1, 2019