September 6, 2019

Orange County

Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach council explores lifting prohibition on short-term vacation rentals

Though the council took no vote, members said they’re open to exploring the idea of lifting the city’s prohibition to allow homeowners to rent out a room if certain regulations were in place to help preserve neighborhood character.


OC Register: Parts of Anaheim and Buena Park to be sprayed for mosquitoes as West Nile virus is found in more samples

Vector Control says the goal is to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in that area so residents will have a decreased risk of contracting the virus through a mosquito bite.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa approves committee, readying for Fairview Developmental Center’s future

Costa Mesa is intent on getting a seat at the table for discussions of the future of the state-owned Fairview Developmental Center, which the governor’s office has identified as a potential spot for new homeless facilities.


OC Register: Southern California workers are nation’s No. 1 fans of working away from the office

You can guess the many reasons Southern Californians like offsite workspaces. It can help prune commuting pain. And thanks to our global business ties, we’re working with all sorts of time zones making for all kinds of crazy hours.



Labor 411: The building trades have seen a welcomed increase of women in the ranks in recent years

Since the year 2000, there are 23 percent more women working in construction nationally, 43 percent more working in transportation and materials moving and 40 percent more working in protection services.


OC Register: U.S. added a modest 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

The job gain was boosted by the temporary hiring of 25,000 government workers for the 2020 Census. Excluding all government hiring, the economy added just 96,000 jobs in August, the fewest since May.


OC Register: New marine heat wave is reminiscent of ‘the Blob’ and scientists, researchers are concerned about ocean impact

Another major concern is a harmful algae bloom that showed up with “the Blob” along the entire West Coast, said Stephanie Moore, research oceanographer for Northwest Fisheries Science Center.


Publication Date: September 6, 2019