May 24, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: After decades of roadblocks, Musick jail poised to grow with $167 million expansion

Irvine officials say that the jail’s larger capacity will exceed the county’s need, so inmates could be brought in from other parts of the state. Sheriff’s officials say inmate population will indeed depend on state mandates.


State officials are critical of OC Sheriff’s Department for limiting access to public docks

State coastal authorities are calling out the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for an illegal takeover of public docks and access near their Newport Beach Harbor Patrol station.


Associated Press: Discovery’s Zaslav, Disney’s Iger among highest paid CEOs

The AP’s compensation study covered 340 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which filed proxy statements between Jan. 1 and April 30.


OC Register: 61st annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival returns Memorial Day weekend

The 61st annual event kicks off Friday, May 24, and continues through the Monday holiday. Carnival rides, contests and other entertainment will take place at Village Green Park, 12732 Main St.


OC Register: New $36.5 million library now open at Lion’s Park

The ground floor, where visitors are greeted by displays of new books as well as the information desk and children’s section, is intended to be bustling rather than hushed.


OC Register: Huntington Beach desalination plant: How it might have been operating by now

Poseidon Water started pumping drinking water from its Carlsbad desalination plant 3 1/2 years ago, but the location of that first desalination plant might have been in Huntington Beach instead.



Labor 411: Unite Here! Local 11 empowers Los Angeles

The long haul of organizing and strikes at dozens of hotels in Orange and Los Angeles Counties has paid off with a repertoire of successes resulting in higher wages, stronger benefits and safer working conditions.


Publication Date: May 24, 2019