May 8, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Newport residents, win pause on private jet expansion

Supervisors initially were eager to approve the project Tuesday, with most supporting a version that would remove 137 existing parking spots for small propeller planes to make room for adding space for 21 private jets to be based at the airport.


OC Register: Orange County responds to complaints in ACLU report on conditions at homeless shelters

Orange County officials said Tuesday that allegations made in a March 14 report by the American Civil Liberties Union, which argued there is systemic abuse and neglect at three county-funded homeless shelters, were “unfounded” or could not be verified because they came from anonymous sources.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa officially hires Lori Ann Farrell Harrison as its eighth city manager

Council members were effusive in their praise for Farrell Harrison, saying her combination of intellect, financial acumen, wide range of experience, emphasis on teamwork and collaboration and leadership style made her an ideal fit.


OC Register: San Clemente Mayor Steven Swartz dies suddenly at age 74, while on vacation

City officials confirmed that the longtime San Clemente resident died Wednesday morning, May 8, while on vacation in Palm Springs. Swartz was elected to the City Council in 2016 and was appointed mayor in December.



OC Register: Uber and Lyft strike includes LAX picketing

Uber estimates that 15 percent of their revenues come from airport pickups says Lyft driver Karim Bayumi said in a statement issued by Rideshare Drivers United-Los Angeles, the group organizing the work stoppage.


AFL-CIO: Economy gains 263,000 jobs in April; unemployment declines to 3.6%

The U.S. economy gained 263,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate declined slightly to 3.6%, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.



LA Times: From Columbine to Aurora, the Denver area continues to see high-profile mass shootings

On Wednesday, a day after two students opened fire at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing one student and wounding eight others, the community here in Denver’s south suburbs was left reeling.


Publication Date: May 8, 2019