May 21, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Santa Ana says police raises don’t need $4 million budget boost after all

Santa Ana’s new chief executive, faced with a $4.3 million projected shortfall for new police raises approved by City Council members, said a mid-year budget increase is no longer needed to cover the costs because the Police Department is cutting back on overtime among other savings.


OC Register: Supreme Court clears the way for lawsuit over Newport Beach police shooting

The Americans With Disabilities Act requires public agencies to accommodate people with mental or physical disabilities, and the 9th Circuit has said that law applies to arrests.


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.


Daily Pilot: Moulton Niguel Water District to pay $4.8 million in settlement of treatment plant dispute

The settlement, announced Monday, comes two years after the South Orange County Wastewater Authority and its member agencies Emerald Bay Service District, South Coast Water District and city of Laguna Beach filed a lawsuit against Moulton Niguel in May 2017.


OC Tribune: Heavy traffic seen for Festival weekend

Beginning Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, the 61st annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival will take place at Village Green park, located at 12732 Main St. During the four-day festival, heavy traffic is anticipated in the immediate area. Motorists are asked to plan accordingly to avoid delays.


OC Register: OC Fair 2019: The complete lineup of Pacific Amphitheatre’s 2019 Summer Concert Series

The action kicks off early with the Pacific Symphony celebrating the Fourth of July with Eagles tribute band Hotel California and wraps on Sept. 7 with the symphony playing the music of Tchaikovsky with an extravagant fireworks finish.


Social Services Agency: Calfresh food benefits available to eligible senior and disabled SSI/SSP recipients

Under the expansion, CalFresh food benefits can help eligible SSI/SSP recipients stretch household budgets, enabling individuals and families to afford nutritious food such as fruit, vegetables and other fresh and healthy options.



NY Times: Caught in the middle of #MeToo: Unions that represent accusers and accused

From the shop floors of factories to ballet’s grandest stages, organized labor is struggling to balance a set of competing and sometimes conflicting interests as it grapples with the sharp uptick in #MeToo-related cases in recent years.


Publication Date: May 21, 2019