June 28, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: San Clemente Council approves sheriff’s contract after delayed vote

Council members were originally scheduled to approve the contract June 18, but failed because of lack of a quorum. Instead, they unanimously approved the contract Wednesday, June 26, at an abruptly-scheduled special meeting.


OC Register: Parents express anger about toxic landfill near Edison High in Huntington Beach at school board meeting

Facing dozens of frustrated residents at the board meeting Tuesday, June 25, Huntington Beach Union High School District Superintendent Clint Harwick tried to allay concerns from the start about toxic materials being near Edison High.


Daily Pilot: O.C. Fair Board, troubled by delay in announcing rainbow flag theft, studies how to respond to hate crimes

The theft occurred on a Tuesday. The fairgrounds did not release a statement until Friday afternoon, when it did so at the urging of board Chairman Robert Ruiz.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach gets 6 new firefighters and paramedics

Joining stations in Surf City are firefighters Gerrit Hill and Caesar Zurita and firefighter-paramedics Mathew Joncich, Tim Keating, Rich Sanchez and Matt Tosches.



Labor 411: Video Game CEO gets $30 Million pay while laying off hundreds of workers

The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions, has taken aim at Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and his annual compensation in 2018 following a massive round of layoffs earlier this year.



OC Register: California’s housing budget: Homeless shelter funding, apartment building fines and gas tax revenues

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agreed to spend a fresh $2 billion to combat the state’s housing and homelessness woes. Democratic lawmakers and the new governor settled relatively quickly on the amount—which advocates say is the biggest in recent memory dedicated to housing.


LA Times: Expect more fires this season in California, experts warn

Significant rainfall brought an increase in grasses, and as those dry out during what’s expected to be a hotter-than-normal summer, lower elevations will be vulnerable.


Publication Date: June 28, 2019