June 7, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: CalOptima counts 10,000 homeless people in OC

There could be 10,000 homeless people in Orange County who are CalOptima members, according to the agency, which is responsible for administering health insurance to the poor and needy in OC.


OC Register: Huntington Beach landfill project near Edison High halted by community outrage

Weeks of growing neighborhood outrage over the dust and chemical fumes from cleanup of a long-defunct Huntington Beach landfill came to a head Thursday evening, with state regulators announcing they would shut down work until additional mitigation measures are in place.


OC Register: Placentia prepares to launch own fire department, there’s a lot to do in a year

But while city officials may have gotten over the biggest hurdle in voting early Wednesday, June 5, to strike out on their own, a number of questions – and potential bumps in the road – remain between now and July 2020, when the city’s contract with the fire authority will wind down.


Voice of OC: Public Demand for affordable artists apartments in Santa Ana prompts city outreach effort

After years of demands from artists in Santa Ana for more affordable housing to help spur community art, advocates later this year will get to see the fruits of their activism with the opening of a 58-unit downtown apartment complex, The Santa Ana Arts Collective.


OC Register: Firefighters from across Southern California prepare for summer fire season with wildland training at Camp Pendleton

The training also helped the Marine Corps maintain its mission of training with live ammunition, by clearing about 3,000 acres of grasses near live-fire ranges and Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton.


OCGOV: June 15th proclaimed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Orange County

Every year an estimated one in ten older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Last year in Orange County, there were more than 13,500 reports of elder abuse. This year, an average of over 1,200 reports each month have been made to date.



LA Times: Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike

About 4,000 mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente will go on strike next week at facilities throughout California if they and the healthcare giant fail to reach a new contract before then, the workers’ union said Thursday.

Publication Date: June 7, 2019