September 5, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: County cited “serious” concerns about crisis center operator

County officials, in a previously unreported letter, expressed “serious” concerns early this year that a lack of oversight and care by a contractor was putting people at risk in a residential treatment center for people recovering from mental health crises.


Voice of OC: Santa Ana’s old YMCA building will become a hotel

Developer Mike Harrah will turn the old YMCA building in downtown Santa Ana into a boutique hotel despite calls to make it a community center. The building has been boarded up and decrepit for decades.


OC Register: Placentia Library is getting ready to open Sept. 14 after $2.3 million renovation

A year-long, $2.3 million overhaul closed the library for the last month as final touches were completed, furnishings were moved in and boxes of books from storage and newly purchased titles were shelved.


OC Register: Golfers decry loss of popular Mile Square Park course while others push for open space there

“Santa Ana kids have to go to other cities to use parks,”. “Youth groups can camp overnight at Mile Square Park,” say officials. “A lot of Santa Ana kids have never gone camping before. You should see the looks on their faces.”


Daily Pilot: New exhibit in Anaheim tells stories of O.C.-based Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

Ten official incarceration camps were built (there were additional camps built for “enemy aliens”), including the largest one in Poston, Ariz., which detained most of the Japanese Americans living in Anaheim and Orange County, according to the organizers of the exhibit.



NY Times: As grass-roots labor activism rises, will unions take advantage?

Of all the cities undergoing labor ferment, Los Angeles — the base of Riot Games, maker of the hit game League of Legends — is arguably at the forefront.



OC Register: Tariffs worsen California’s housing crisis, driving up prices $20,000 to $30,000

Dan Dunmoyer, president of the California Building Industry Association, said increasing the cost of $500,000 home in the state by even $10,000 would price out thousands of families. The median price of a single-family home in California in June was $611,000 according to state data.


Publication Date: September 5, 2019