February 14, 2020

Orange County

Voice of OC: Newport Beach tightens grip on short term rentals

Newport Beach is cracking down on short term rentals, amid resident complaints about overcrowded homes, noise, shortages of street parking and overflowing trash.


OC Register: Company that makes airplane cabin racks forced to start layoffs

A Huntington Beach company that makes cabin racks for aircraft passengers’ luggage was forced to lay off 180 people last month because of Boeing’s problems with the 737 Max.



KCAL9: Coronavirus sinking lobster prices, lowering demands

Shipments of lobster have shrunk considerably low since the outbreak of the Coronavirus that now has cases in both China and the United States.


KCAL9: California high speed train price tag jumps to 80 billion

The estimated cost to complete California’s high-speed railway has jumped to $80 billion. However, some lawmakers are hoping to pull some of the funding away from the project and use the funding to help urban commuters in Los Angeles and San Francisco.


KCAL9: Newsom signs bill allowing California voters to switch party affiliation on election day

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday that allows voters to change their political party status on election day. California voters will also be permitted to update their address at polling stations under the new law, which was approved in time for the March 3 Democratic primary. The law takes effect immediately.



Associated Press: Official says US, Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement

A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.

Publication Date: February 14, 2020