April 10, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Irvine wrestles with city council vacancy

Irvine voters will have to wait until at least late April before they know how a vacancy on the City Council will be filled after council members rejected the appointment mechanics recommended by staff.


Voice of OC: OC Sheriff gets sole control of crime lab, against national recommendations

Conflict-of-interest concerns arose after crime lab scientists, in Orange County and across the country, reported facing pressure from law enforcement officials that serve as their boss to manipulate scientific analyses.


OC Register: OCTA holding open house on proposals for new 5 Freeway’s El Toro Road interchange

Orange County Transportation Authority officials will be updating community members on the plans during an open house on April 18 in Lake Forest. The agency is considering two options, each of which could require some businesses in the area to relocate.


Daily Pilot: Newport adds $357,000 to Jamboree and Bayside road improvement project after water main break

The break caused significant roadway damage in the construction zone, in addition to the time and cost to get the water main back online.


OC Register: First-of-its-kind addiction treatment registry to launch soon in Orange County

County supervisors approved the move in contentious meetings in October, and the system has been in development ever since. The online registry is now in testing and is slated to launch by summer.



NY Times: The con of the side hustle

The language portraying second jobs as liberating or glamorous masks the reality of the insecure working lives of many Americans.


Labor 411: With tariffs, U.S. manufacturing post first monthly job loss since 2017

The longest streak of U.S. factory hiring in a quarter century came to an unexpected end last month, and a clouded outlook for important manufacturing sectors like autos may impede a quick rebound.

Publication Date: April 10, 2019