May 9, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Homebuying in sections of South County plummets 31%

Homebuying in inland South County — including Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano — fell 31% in what was Orange County homebuying’s slowest start to a year since 2009.


OC Register: Passion for students kept these Orange County Teachers of the Year going in 2019

Fullerton College geography professor Aline Gregorio knew something wasn’t right when a student she had never seen before sat in for her midterm exam before standing up and leaving. A few minutes later, the student returned with a camera and an entourage of officials.


Daily Pilot: New Orange Coast College president sees community colleges as her calling

Angelica Suarez was the first in her family to graduate from high school. Her parents wanted her to get a full-time job after graduation, but she insisted that going to college would better help the family of six children. So they allowed her to go.


Daily Pilot: Ocean View School District rejects proposed cuts to preschool work hours and classified staff

Cheers and applause greeted the Ocean View School District board of trustees Tuesday night after it unanimously rejected proposed reductions in work hours and classified staff at the fee-based Pleasant View/Ocean View Preparatory Preschool and potentially at the state-funded Oak View Preschool.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach disbands committee tasked with helping to preserve Historic Wintersburg

A city-sponsored effort to protect Historic Wintersburg, a Huntington Beach site with ties to early-1900s Japanese American history, officially ended this week — but local preservation activists promised to continue the effort.



Labor 411: Jeep plant layoffs reach 1,400

Additional plant layoffs came as displaced Fiat Chrysler autoworkers face an agonizing choice: By Monday, they must decide if they want temporary positions at the Belvidere plant or if they would be willing to relocate to plants in Detroit or Toledo for possible full-time openings down the road.


NY Times: This is the story of what happens to a factory town when the factory shuts down

The feeling in the plant my last day was eerie, because nobody knew what to say. That’s why I was so hellbent on trying to get out of there as fast as I could. I was so loyal to G.M., but it’s just a game to them.


Publication Date: May 9, 2019