November 4, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Fullerton resident challenges judge’s decision to block publishing of secret city hall documents

Fullerton resident and blogger Joshua Ferguson is challenging an Orange County Superior Court judge’s order barring him and the blog, Friends for Fullerton’s Future, from publishing secret city hall documents arguing the gag order violates the First Amendment.


Voice of OC: Board of Supervisors to consider $1.4 million agreement for behavioral

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is set to vote Nov. 5 on a $1.4 million, nearly three-year agreement for behavioral health training services for community members working in various fields throughout the county.


Daily Pilot: Newport Beach residents ready to sue over possible homeless shelter

As Newport Beach officials continue exploring their homeless shelter options, residents are warning that litigation could follow. Emails and letters have been sent by the dozens to the City Council and top staff members in the past several weeks of shelter discussions.


Voice of OC: Laguna Niguel officials consider banning sales of flavored e-cigarette products

Laguna Niguel may become the first city in Orange County to ban the sale of all flavored electronic cigarette products, tapping into a national discussion on youth addiction to nicotine.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa to consider appeal for psychiatric group home permit

The city Planning Commission rejected the permit request in August, citing the property’s proximity to other communal housing in the area. The applicant says the decision “was in error and should be reversed,” according to the company’s appeal application.



OC Register: Positioning of fire crews helping get ahead of wildfires

Agencies that fight wildfires in Southern California are increasingly positioning fire engines in high-hazard areas and increasing staff in anticipation that major conflagrations will break out during red flag warnings.


Publication Date: November 4, 2019