May 13, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Santa Ana Unified district tells charter schools they owe $40 million for special education services

Tom Stekol, the district’s deputy superintendent of administrative services, said the apparent underpayment by the charter schools was discovered by an audit last year.


OC Register: Former DA suspected criminal wrongdoing in Orange County snitch scandal, letters reveal

As early as 2015, then-Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas acknowledged there was evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of sheriff’s deputies and one prosecutor in the county’s jailhouse informant scandal, but passed on a probe because of a potential conflict, documents show.


Daily Pilot: Meeting Wednesday in H.B. will update cleanup status of former Ascon Landfill

Officials will discuss technology used for the cleanup and how air quality is monitored and odors are mitigated. They also will take questions from residents.



Labor 411: The Good Fight: Organized labor leads the charge at the ballot box

During the historic November midterm elections, the country flexed its might at the ballot boxes, returning the House to candidates who will work to support working families. Given what was at stake, there was no way that union members would be sitting this one out.



OC Register: PG&E plan to cut power on windy days could leave millions in the dark

A plan by California’s biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And most people aren’t ready.


Publication Date: May 13, 2019