April 2, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Anaheim and Fullerton consider options for potential rent caps at mobile home parks

Anaheim council members will consider two different ordinances Tuesday aimed at freezing the rent increases after a council member scheduled them on the agendas at the last meeting.


OC Register: Huntington Beach scraps plan for 50-bed homeless shelter near Marina High School after resident outcry

Residents did not know about the shelter until it appeared on the council agenda a few days prior. Heeding an outcry, the city manager says staff would “drop this site permanently” and return with alternatives on April 15.


OC Register: South Orange County cities face federal judge today over homeless shelters

Now it is south Orange County’s turn to answer to a federal judge in a new civil rights lawsuit calling for an end to alleged mistreatment of homeless people who claim their needs are being ignored.


OC Register: Bubble Watch: Orange County’s median home price declines for 1st time in 7 years

Resales of condos slipped, too: 546 sold — down 13.1% from a year ago. Median selling price was $481,000 — down 2.8%.


Daily Pilot: OCTA postpones planned 405 Freeway closure for Bolsa Avenue bridge work

While preparing the Bolsa Avenue bridge for demolition, the construction team encountered some unforeseen conditions on the site that need to be worked on prior to demo.



LA Times: GM squeezed $118 million from its workers, then shut their factory

Union workers are livid that they agreed to make $118 million a year in annual concessions to save the plant in mid-2017, only to have GM effectively threaten to close it down a year and a half later.


Daily Pilot: Labor union’s environmental appeal targets Newport apartment project

A carpenters union has appealed the Newport Beach Planning Commission’s approval of an apartment and commercial project planned near John Wayne Airport, claiming inadequate environmental review.


Publication Date: April 2, 2019