November 21, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Anaheim ramps up security at public meetings amid effort to quash debate and push through stadium deal

People now have to walk through metal detectors and get their bags searched before going to Anaheim City Council meetings, an effort that began just after the City Council began limiting debate and preparing for a fast-track public consideration of the billion dollar Angels stadium deal next month.


OC Register: Santa Ana delays vote on proposal to develop First American land

A decision on a proposed residential and commercial project where the First American building now sits in downtown Santa Ana will have to wait until December.


OC Register: Improvements coming at Costa Mesa’s ‘airplane park’ with $1 million cash infusion

While they’re still seeking more money to refurbish the playground at Lions Park, Costa Mesa officials will start the work with $1 million in state funding they’ll formally receive on Tuesday, Nov. 19.


OC Register: Huntington Beach residents protest against development of ‘tank farm’ oil storage site

Protesters at Huntington Beach City Hall Monday, Nov. 18, made it clear that they would not accept development of the “Magnolia Tank Farm” without a fight.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa council approves three-year plan to fund Police Department projects

The second time was the charm for a list of sought-after projects in the Costa Mesa Police Department, as the City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a three-year plan to bankroll the efforts.


Daily Pilot: Neighbors have spoken, and Newport says no to westside dog park

The Newport Beach City Council muzzled plans for a westside dog park Tuesday night, yielding to complaints from neighbors who said off-leash canines would drag down their property values and quality of life.



LA Times: Santa Clarita shooting: Weapon used in Saugus High attack a ‘ghost gun,’ sheriff says

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are trying to determine who built the .45-caliber handgun, a 1911-model pistol. The weapon included a partially built receiver, meaning it did not contain a serial number.



LA Times: Inside the bloody cartel war for Mexico’s multibillion-dollar avocado industry

Armed gangs are clearing forests to set up a grow operation. They wouldn’t be planting marijuana or other crops long favored by Mexican cartels, but something potentially even more profitable: avocados.


Publication Date: November 21, 2019