July 11, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Irvine becomes latest OC city to adopt controversial agenda-setting policy

Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Villa Park and Westminster have similar rules. Voice of OC couldn’t immediately determine how many other cities, if any, need multiple council members’ consent to place items on a meeting agenda.


OC Register: The OC Fair kicks off Friday for 23 days of thrill rides, carnival games, gastro adventures and down-home fun

Also new this year will be Out at the Fair on July 28, a family-friendly day for the LGBTQ community modeled after similar welcome days that have been hosted for several years at the San Diego County Fair held in Del Mar.


Voice of OC: OC Fair Board grapples with struggling swap meet

The struggling Orange County Marketplace swap meet, where hundreds of mom-and-pop vendors set up shop on the county fairgrounds on the weekends, wants an annual $600,000 from the Fair Board to cope with a longtime decline in business and attendance.


City of Orange: November special election cancelled as part of Settlement Agreement related to voting rights case

As part of a settlement reached with Plaintiffs Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) and Luis Ortiz-Franco, the special at-large election originally scheduled for November 5, 2019 to fill a vacant City Council seat has been cancelled.


OC Register: Coastal Commission orders Newport homeowners to remove yards from public beach

After years of unpermitted beachfront encroachments on the east end of the Balboa Peninsula, the city requested that the commission allow the homeowners to keep extensions of up to 15 feet toward the ocean.


OC Register: ‘Helping Hands’ at John Wayne Airport reaches out to travelers with autism, dementia and other cognitive disabilities

John Wayne operators figure Helping Hands — now in place in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year — is poised to play a crucial role in easing airport visits for children and adults with impaired cognitive abilities, and make it easier for all other passengers at the same time.



Labor 411: Worker victory as gig bill advances in California legislature

The California State Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed California’s groundbreaking bill that addresses the misclassification of workers as independent contractors on a 4-1 vote July 10.


Publication Date: July 11, 2019