April 3, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Federal judge presses OC officials on lack of mental health shelter, housing

A federal judge, expressing his frustration Tuesday at the lack of appropriate shelter in Orange County for homeless people with severe mental illnesses, suggested they might ultimately be sheltered and treated on a large tract of block-sized parking lots surrounding a federal complex in the affluent suburb of Laguna Niguel.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa revises anti-camping laws ahead of Lighthouse shelter opening

The changes are aimed at ensuring that the city’s anti-camping laws are not only enforceable in the long term, but work in conjunction with the temporary 50-bed homeless shelter scheduled to open Friday.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach takes step toward ending ‘evergreen’ contract with trash hauler Republic

The current 15-year pact began in 2006. There is a three-year process to terminate the contract’s annual automatic one-year extensions.


OC Register: Santa Ana offering $500 rebate for residents on car purchases in town to offset higher city sales tax

The Vehicle Incentive Program, unanimously approved by the City Council last month, is being implemented to help mitigate the city’s 1.5 cent sales tax that also went into effect April 1.


BuzzFeed: The crushing cost of rent should be 2020’s big issue

Since 1960, renters’ incomes increased by only 5% while rents have risen 61%. Whoever wants to be president should say how they’ll solve this crisis.



OC Register: Disney hit with lawsuit alleging gender pay gap at studios

The complaint, filed on behalf of two employees at Walt Disney Studios, LaRonda Rasmussen and Karen Moore, asks for back pay, lost benefits and other compensation. Walt Disney Studios has offices in Burbank and Glendale.



Forbes: Closing the Mexico border could throw the U.S. into a recession

If you thought that tariffs hurt farmers, closing the Mexico border, or a substantial part of it, would have a huge negative impact on the U.S. economy.


Publication Date: April 3, 2019