November 20, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Santa Ana pushes back as County approves new 425-bed shelter

Much of the frustration was over supervisors putting the new 425-bed Yale shelter in Santa Ana, a low-income city that long has hosted more shelter beds than any other Orange County city, while wealthier south county cities have refused to open a shelter.


Voice of OC: Recall targets Irvine Mayor Shea and Councilmember Carroll

Their petition is focused on two issues: The City Council’s decision to place the Irvine Veteran’s Cemetery within the Great Park and the influence of the developer, Five Point Holdings, over city council.


OC Register: Anaheim, Angels have second meeting scheduled on stadium deal

City officials haven’t revealed what’s been discussed so far, but Anaheim and the team are aiming to reach agreement by the end of the year if possible. The Angels’ option to cancel their stadium lease expires Dec. 31, after which they’re locked in through 2029.


OC Register: 29 Southern California ZIPs make U.S. list of priciest places to buy a home

Property Shark analyzed 2019 residential sales through Nov. 5 — including condos, co-ops, single-family houses and two-family homes — at the ZIP code level to find the costliest places to be a homeowner in the U.S. The results were dominated by California neighborhoods: The state was home to 91 of the 125 ZIP codes ranked, or 73%.



Capital and Main: An economic inequality quiz

Try your luck at these questions about how our economy distributes wealth and income. No matter your score, you’ll be able to sign up for our newsletter so you can keep tabs on the United States of Inequality.


Labor 411: UAW workers approve Ford contract; here is what they’ll receive

Acting UAW President Rory Gamble, who oversees the union’s Ford workers, called the deal ‘a life changing contract for many’ of the automaker’s roughly 55,000 rank-and-file members.


NY Times Opinion: How can Americans compete with Mexicans making a tenth of what they do?

The answer isn’t lowering US wages but boosting pay in Mexico. Congress should require Mexico to bolster employees’ rights before signing off on a new trade pact.


Publication Date: November 20, 2019