June 4, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Placentia first OC city to leave fire authority and form its own fire dept.

Placentia became the first city to completely exit the Orange County Fire Authority and form its own fire department Wednesday morning when the City Council voted 3-1 for the move, despite protests from virtually every firefighter union in OC.


Voice of OC: OC examines inmate death as mother says it’s been 12 days without info

“It’s been 12 days, and no one’s called me,” Diana Alvarez told the supervisors. “I don’t know anything. I can’t even see my son. I can’t bury my son. I don’t know what’s happening,” she said.


OC Register: O.C. Grand Jury, sheriff spar over health screenings for jail inmates

In a prepared statement, Sheriff Barnes said he disagreed with the grand jury report, and said it “does not accurately portray the level of healthcare provided” to the county’s jail inmates.


OC Register: Angels expand development team exploring new Anaheim stadium lease

Angels President John Carpino told city officials that “Anaheim is their focus” right now, and the team has hired an architect, engineer and financial adviser to its consulting team, which is led by development firm Brooks Street.


Daily Pilot: O.C. supervisors greenlight plan for car storage lot at former Huntington Beach landfill

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with a Huntington Beach car dealer Tuesday to move ahead with potentially developing an automobile storage lot at the site of a former landfill on Gothard Street.


OC Register: Walter Drake was awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses for heroism during World War II, but nothing compared to his D-Day battle

June 6, 1944. D-Day. Gearing up for what will become the largest seaborne invasion in history, hundreds of ships fill the sea between the white cliffs of Dover and French beaches. Thousands of planes all over England are gassed and loaded with bullets and bombs.



Pew Research Center: Most Americans view unions favorably, though few workers belong to one

The total number of unionized workers has grown modestly in recent years: up about 451,000 between 2012 and 2017, to just over 14.8 million. Most of that increase has occurred in two occupational categories: construction and extraction workers and healthcare practitioners and technicians.

Publication Date: June 5, 2019