May 30, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Sections of 405 Freeway in Westminster to close overnight both this weekend and next

As a massive widening project continues, portions of the 405 Freeway that run through Westminster are scheduled to fully close overnight Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, near Westminster Boulevard.


Voice of OC: Westminster City Council approves thinned-out ethics code

Westminster officials now have a set of ethics guidelines to follow while doing city business, the result of a months-long battle between council members over whether a City Hall struggling to move past years of corruption allegations needs ethical reform.


Voice of OC: Buena Park hires Mercy House to operate new shelter

Buena Park city staff estimate the Caballero Boulevard shelter will open by 2020. Mercy House operates three other emergency homeless shelters in the county, as well as two emergency shelter programs that run during the winter months at the National Guard armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana.


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.


OC Register: Words actually can hurt, according to UCI researchers’ study of political rhetoric

According to a new study by a team of researchers including two UC Irvine professors, negative political rhetoric can adversely affect people’s self-image, stress levels and sense of well-being, in addition to their physical health.



OC Register: California housing crunch: Only Utah packs in more people-per-home

California’s growth mismatch — 4.3% more homes but 6% more people — has left the typical home even more packed.


OC Register: Why California renters lack political punch to change tenant laws

Earlier this month, a bill that would have allowed California cities to expand rent control to more residences was withdrawn by its author when it became clear the bill couldn’t even muster enough support to pass its first committee hearing.


Publication Date: May 30, 2019