October 23, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: OC approves $334 million in raises covering 11,000 employees

Orange County supervisors on Tuesday finalized a new labor contract with a majority of county employees, who will get 2.5-percent annual raises for most of the next three years.


Voice of OC: OC mental health jail expansion draws pushback and debate

The full county plan for the jail mental health changes is 69 pages long and does not include the words doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, or psychologist. It mentions deputy sheriffs 28 times, largely in reference to providing deputies with additional training about mental health and substance use disorder.


Voice of OC: Newport Beach developing plans for homeless shelter amid resident’s concerns

In the face of growing concern over the rising homeless population in Newport Beach officials are trying to establish a new homeless shelter. Dozens of residents protested outside City Hall during a council meeting earlier this month, expressing concerns about the locations under consideration.


Voice of OC: Huntington Beach still searching for homeless shelter location

Huntington Beach is continuing its search for a place to house its first homeless shelter after not being able to open one at a site the city bought earlier this year for nearly $2.8 million.


Voice of OC: Spike in children’s mental health hospitalizations draws silence from OC Supervisors

Orange County’s top elected officials had no comment Tuesday as they were officially alerted to a dramatic spike in local children trying to kill themselves. The rate of teens and pre-teens hospitalized for intentional self-harm injuries grew 32 percent between 2010 and 2017 according to the annual Conditions of Children in Orange County report.



East Bay Times: Oakland unions reach tentative agreement with city, ahead of potential strike

After months of bargaining, the city’s two largest labor unions reached a tentative contract agreement with the city Monday — just before one of the unions was set to vote to authorize a strike.


CNN: Early UAW votes on ending the the GM strike a mixed bag

Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees are in the process of voting on a tentative labor deal that could end their five-week strike. The early results are mixed.



ABC News: 2 Giuliani associates plead not guilty to campaign finance crimes in New York court

Two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, pleaded not guilty to federal campaign finance crimes during a brief appearance in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday.


Publication Date: October 23, 2019