May 28, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: San Clemente begins anti-camping enforcement at North Beach spurring public standoff

The Friday evictions began at noon and lasted about three hours. It was one of the largest public standoffs between residents and homeless people in the county since homeless lawsuits began in January last year, according to various officials present.


OC Register: Southern California home prices rising 4 times faster than wages

While incomes rose 17% in L.A. County, house prices rose 73%. In Orange County, incomes rose 15% compared with a 58% jump in house prices.


OC Register: Expect traffic in Anaheim resort for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening May 31

The city will beef up staffing to monitor congestion, direct visitors, but officials urge anyone not headed to Disneyland to avoid the area.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach approves pay raises for city attorney and 2 staff attorneys

Brian Williams, city senior trial counsel, will be promoted to the new position. Williams — who was hired in 2017 at $14,400 per month with no bonuses or overtime pay — will now earn up to $16,026 per month.



UCOMM: Nevada unions want the right to collectively bargain

Public employee unions are pushing for the State legislature to give 20,000 union members a voice at work.


OC Register: Amazon opens warehouse to show how humans, robots are both necessary to meet demand

The company, in a rare move, opened its Eastvale distribution doors to the public as pressure has mounted from competitors, residents weary of more warehouses, and labor leaders who cry for better pay and benefits for thousands of Amazon employees.


OC Register: Union says first contract offer from big three grocers ‘unacceptable’

After three days of talks ended Friday, May 24, the websites of UFCW’s seven locals said the grocers’ first offer of wage and benefits changes were “unacceptable.” The union represents about 60,000 workers spread out over all of Southern California.


Publication Date: May 28, 2019