July 3, 2019 Update

Orange County

Voice of OC: Judge rules against OC’s immediate destruction of public records

Judge Sheila B. Fell now plans to issue a court order banning the county from enforcing the comment restrictions and records destruction policy.


Voice of OC: A top Westminster police official joins three other officers alleging department retaliation and wrongdoing

Ralph Ornelas became chief of the department three years after Jose Flores and two other Latino officers, Brian Perez and Ryan Reyes, won a $3.4 million judgment in 2014 in a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against the department.


OC Register: VIDEO: Pipe-wielding man caught bashing in doors of 86-year-old Johnson Chapel AME Church in Santa Ana

The church just turned 86 and is one of the oldest in Orange County with a primarily African American congregation. An associate minister, the Rev. Bobbie Bagneris, said the damages to the doors and locks will likely cost thousands of dollars.


OC Register: Congress’ Ending Homelessness Act gets push from LA, Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Riverside mayors

The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, would direct more than $13 billion to support the work of cities on the front lines of this crisis. Mayors supporting this effort include Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.


Daily Pilot: Developer appeals Huntington Beach commission's denial of 48-unit residential-commercial project

A Corona-based developer is getting a second shot to pitch a plan to build 48 residential units at the northeast corner of Beach Boulevard and Ellis Avenue after the Huntington Beach Planning Commission denied the project in June.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa council OK’s contract for homeless shelter designer

The City Council unanimously chose Costa Mesa-based architects Robert Borders & Associates Tuesday to take on the task of converting a recently purchased warehouse near John Wayne Airport into a 50-bed facility.



OC Register: Boeing to pay $100 million to crash families, communities

Boeing faces dozens of lawsuits over the accidents. Relatives of passengers on a Lion Air Max that crashed off the coast of Indonesia agreed to try to settle through mediation, but families of passengers killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash are waiting until more is known about the accidents.


Publication Date: July 3, 2019