June 3, 2019

Orange County

Daily Pilot: Officials say they plan to better contain dust, monitor air quality near Ascon landfill site in Huntington Beach

Air and dust monitoring will increase from eight to 24 hours a day and larger windscreens will be installed at the project site on Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street.


OC Register: Anaheim may let some short-term rentals stay in business despite previous move toward a ban

Facing a flood of complaints from neighbors about short-term rental properties in 2016, Anaheim officials chose to ban new ones and phase out those that already had city permits. But more than two years later, the city is stuck reviewing stacks of paperwork from owners who applied for time extensions.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach city budget plan prioritizes public safety; includes spending for new homeless shelter

Despite flat revenue forecasts in some key areas, the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday will consider adopting a slightly larger budget for the next fiscal year that prioritizes public safety.


OC Register: Placentia may create its own fire department, breaking away from OCFA

Frustrated by rising bills from the Orange County Fire Authority, Placentia is poised to consider creating its own fire department and contracting with a private ambulance company for emergency medical services.


OC Register: Orange woman accused of dog hoarding has a ‘huge heart,’ colleague says

The couple were cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty, but more charges could follow. The case has yet to be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, but could be by Sunday evening, said spokeswoman Kimberly Edds.


Voice of OC: Love and hate ten years later – Nick Berardino

Those of us who participated (and continue to) in local government have been subjected to Voice publisher Norberto Santana’s relentless pursuit of the truth. And folks in politics, unions and government from time to time don’t like dirty laundry aired…. Norberto has a mile-long clothesline.



OC Register: Long list of troubled nursing homes, 34 in California, revealed by senators

Budget cuts appear to be contributing to the problem by reducing money available for the focused inspections that are required for nursing homes on the shorter list, according to documents and interviews.

Publication Date: June 3, 2019