May 6, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Newport residents lead organizing efforts against JWA private jet expansion

This past week, an overflow crowd of residents, numbering more than 350 people turned out to the county airport commission, with nearly three dozen public speakers engaging officials, most opposing hangar expansion plans.


OC Register: City/county spat halts work on 600-bed Santa Ana homeless shelter

About a month ago, Orange County and Santa Ana officials stood in a federal courtroom and told U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter they’d aim to open a homeless shelter with up to 600 beds by this fall. Now the project is on an indefinite hold.


OCEA: Are your kids going to college in the fall?

Applications are being accepted now for the 2019 OCEA Board of Directors Scholarship! Applications must be submitted by July 19, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the August meeting of the OCEA Board of Directors.


OC Register: Costa Mesa’s bigger, better July 3 celebration will boast fireworks, family fun

A free community event planned at the OC Fair & Event Center is expected to include eating contests, activities for kids, live music and a fireworks show.



American Prospect: The Millennialization of American Labor

In the last year, however, American workers have loudly and clearly said, “Enough!” Teachers, musicians, actors, hotel workers, grocery store employees, and many others have gone on strike—the most workers to have walked off the job than in any year since 1986.



Forbes: Progressive Democrats have a plan to drastically lower drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries

The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019, sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and 122 fellow Democrats, is currently pending before the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.


Publication Date: May 6, 2019