December 4, 2019

Orange County

OCERS: Tomorrow! Your “retirement matters” town hall

Take the uncertainty out of your future by attending an OCERS Town Hall meeting titled "Retirement Matters." The meeting is set for Thursday, December 5, 2019 in the Orange County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about retirement plan formulas, benefit calculations and OCERS funding levels.


Voice of OC: OC Sheriff kept evidence booking crisis for almost two years

For nearly two years, Orange County supervisors and the public were kept in the dark about a widespread evidence booking crisis at the Sheriff’s Department, which has the potential to affect thousands of criminal cases.


OC Register: Opioid death rate in Orange County eclipses other Southern California counties

Years after opioid-blocking drugs were hailed as the gold standard for combating opioid addiction, less than half of Orange County’s addiction treatment centers currently offer it, according to a new study by the county that details the results of — and some possible solutions to — the opioid epidemic.


OC Register: Angels agree to stay in Anaheim through 2050, stadium to be sold for $325 million

City leaders have yet to discuss how the millions from selling the stadium would be spent, but an ongoing effort led by a nonprofit connected to the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce has been surveying residents on the needs in their neighborhoods.


OC Register: Prosecutor says he will seek 1 year in prison for Rep. Duncan Hunter

A federal prosecutor said he plans to ask for at least a year in prison for Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to misusing $250,000 in campaign funds.



IBEW: The numbers are in – union construction jobs are safer than nonunion

A January 2019 report found that, “workers die as a result of employer’s disregard for workers’ health and safety and [the report] notes the difference between construction fatality numbers on union versus nonunion job sites, proving that unionized construction jobs keep New York’s workers safer.”



OC Register: How California is rewriting the law on online privacy

Responding to outcry that technology companies have invaded consumers’ privacy, California became the first state in the nation to pass a law giving people more control of their digital data. The new rules take effect Jan. 1.


Publication Date: December 4, 2019