June 27, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Rent control measure moves closer to the ballot

After a bruising defeat in November, the rent control advocates behind last year’s Proposition 10 are back with a new initiative that would allow cities and counties to impose rent control laws on residential properties that are at least 15 years old.


Voice of OC: Veterans cemetery site in Irvine advances in Sacramento, stalls in Irvine

Orange County has no veterans cemetery and the closest are in Riverside and San Diego counties. Although there’s one in Los Angeles, it hasn’t accepted burials for years because it’s been filled.


OC Register: Authorities investigating suspected embezzlement of $859,000 at Esperanza High School in Anaheim

District officials were notified of the “irregularities” in June 2018 shortly after the current finance director saw discrepancies in the accounting records, among them invoices with suspected forged signatures.


OC Register: California consumer confidence plummets to near 3-year low

June’s California consumer confidence hit a 32-month low as the state index plunged 15% in a month to its lowest level since July 2016. The index is now 24% off its August 2018 peak.


Daily Pilot: Newport-Mesa trustees adopt $318.9-million budget for new fiscal year

The district projects about $326.7 million in revenue, a 0.13% decrease from fiscal 2018-19. The $318.9 million in spending represents a 5.91% increase from the current year.



UCOMM: Giving public employees the right to collectively bargain

A bill in Congress would overrule state laws and allow all government employees to join a union and bargain.


New York Times: Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe

The job reductions were announced along with plans to build more electrical vehicles in the region, as part of “a new business model” to streamline the company’s European operations.


Publication Date: June 27, 2019