June 12, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Rackauckas secretly cleared deputies accused of lying about informants

Former District Attorney Tony Rackauckas secretly decided last year not to have his prosecutors tell defense attorneys about 10 sheriff deputies suspected of lying about or concealing records about jail informants in the so-called jailhouse snitch scandal.


OC Register: Developer shrinks 2525 N. Main St. project in Santa Ana, but still may face residents’ resistance

But it’s uncertain whether the revisions to the 2525 N. Main St. development will satisfy enough residents to avoid a repeat of February, when a grueling pair of City Council meetings lasted for hours as hundreds of people spoke on the project – many of them raising concerns.


Daily Pilot: Trustees get first look at preliminary $318.9-million draft budget for next fiscal year

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is projecting a slight decrease in revenues and rising expenditures in the next fiscal year, according to a budget preview presented Tuesday.


OC Register: A look back at Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage and Monorail on 60th anniversary of Disneyland rides

It was 60 years ago this week that the first wave of E-Ticket attractions swept into Disneyland with the debut of Matterhorn Bobsleds, Submarine Voyage and the monorail as the Anaheim theme park underwent its first major expansion in June 1959.


OC Register: Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster home sales drop worst O.C. slump since ’12

Homebuying in what we’ll call the “Beach Blvd. Corridor” — in and around Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove and Westminster — fell 16% in what was Orange County slowest nine months of sales since 2012.



Labor 411: New Texas law mandates at Least minimum wage for workers with disabilities

One of the most shameful employment practices in the US is companies paying workers with disabilities pennies an hour. In Texas, however, employers can no longer engage in such exploitation.


Associated Press: Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so.

Publication Date: June 12, 2019