July 2, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Warning for July 4th beach revelers: Watch for big waves, high tides, rip currents, stingrays

Getting to the beach early and grabbing a spot right at the shoreline on the Fourth of July might not be the best idea. A very high tide is expected to creep up during nighttime fireworks shows and could drench you and your belongings.


Voice of OC: DA records refute public reason for not prosecuting Santa Ana Police Sgt. Gerry Serrano

Former DA Tony Rackaucaks, who oversaw the prosecutors’ office at the time of Serrano’s arrest, said he had not reviewed the police reports but that he was confident it was handled appropriately. “If he was Joe Citizen, that case would have been filed against him,” says the current DA.


OC Register: OC Fair ramping up hygiene safety after boy infected at San Diego County Fair dies

OC Fair officials in Costa Mesa say they are taking extra precautions ahead of the event’s July 12 opening in the wake of the death of a 2-year-old boy who was infected by E. Coli bacteria at the San Diego County Fair.


OC Register: ‘We love you, 45’ – Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs mourned and remembered

Skaggs was discovered in his room at the team’s hotel in Southlake, which is about 20 minutes north of the ballpark in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Southlake police department announced that ­“at this time, no foul play is suspected.”


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach contracts with Irvine aviation consultant to study airplane noise

On a 6-0 vote, the City Council authorized Landrum & Brown to conduct a series of tests and compile the results into a report for the city as part of a six-month, $48,370 contract. Funding for the project will come from the city manager’s budget.



OC Register: After early defeat, California lawmakers try again on eviction protections

Assembly Bill 1481, which would have required landlords to provide an approved reason, or “just cause,” before evicting a tenant, died in May after lawmakers realized they didn’t have enough votes to carry the measure out of the Assembly.


OC Register: Aging California: Still 9th youngest state, but youthfulness is crowding our housing

The most youthful state was Utah, with a median age of 31 years. Next came the District of Columbia at 34 years and Alaska at 34.6 years. Most elderly in the U.S. was Maine at 44.9 years, then New Hampshire at 43 and Vermont at 42.8.


Publication Date: July 2, 2019