November 27, 2019

Orange County

Voice of OC: Anaheim officials cram housing in poor neighborhoods, denying housing in rich parts of the city

Anaheim city officials are fine with allowing 39 condominiums in a poor, cramped neighborhood near the heart of the city, but reject 58 condos in the affluent Anaheim Hills community on a space twice as big.


OC Register: SoCal home buying hits 7 year high

Southern California home buying jumped 8.2% in a year to an October sales level not seen since 2012, CoreLogic/DQ News reports.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach desalination plant appears headed for a key approval

Poseidon Water’s long-delayed plans to build one of the West Coast’s biggest seawater desalination plants on the Huntington Beach coastline appear headed for a key approval.


OC Register: UC system under pressure from within to abandon SAT/ACT for admission

Pressures are mounting on the University of California to end its 50 year old practice of requiring freshman applicants to take the SAT or ACT — this time from some of its most senior leaders.


NBC: Winter storm to affect travel plans

The Thanksgiving holiday week will see rain and snow that may impact travel plans for the millions departing from and coming into Southern California for the holiday.



NBC: Above ground power lines in risk as climate changes

Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. The wires snap in blizzards and hurricanes, causing dayslong outages.


LA Times: Rain brings evacuation warnings for Santa Barbara county homes

Residents at the base of a Santa Barbara County hillside that burned in this week’s Cave fire have been prompted to evacuate over concerns about debris flows as a strong storm begins to unleash rain across Southern California.


Publication Date: November 27, 2019