May 12, 2020 Media Brief


Voice of OC: Homeless deaths are spiking in Orange County

There’s been a marked jump in homeless deaths in Orange County, spiking in April to their highest level in a year with a similar deadly trend extending into May, according to coroner data obtained by Voice of OC.


Voice of OC: Anaheim’s emergency coronavirus evictions ban gets shot at longer extension

Anaheim renters may still get their eviction protections extended for another month, after city council members found a new way to try and vote it through today.


Daily Pilot: Newport Beach resident organized California’s back-to-work protests, but now she’s calling it quits

Organizer Vivienne Nicole Reign is currently embroiled in legal challenges concerning her neuropathy clinics, including a civil lawsuit alleging fraud and financial elder abuse.


Orange County

Voice of OC: Angels ramp up stadium land sale process owner set to submit master plan

Angels baseball owner Arte Moreno is slated to present plans for developing the 153-acre Angel Stadium land by the end of the month to Anaheim, over a year earlier than deadlines call for in the sale agreement.


Voice of OC: Irvine council to vote on Veterans Cemetery initiative

The Irvine City Council could decide the future location of a veterans cemetery in Orange County tonight, which comes after years of support for building a cemetery on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, but a previous voter initiative and funding problems stalled the process.



DailyCal: Uber, Lyft could owe state $413 million for misclassifying their drivers

A study released Thursday by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education found that $413 million in additional funding could be in California’s Unemployment Insurance Fund if Lyft and Uber classified their drivers as employees from 2014 to 2019.



KTLA: California lawmakers consider rental relief $25 billion economy recovery fund

Two unprecedented proposals to help Californians weather the fiscal storm unleashed by the coronavirus crisis are expected to be unveiled Tuesday by Democrats in the state Senate — one to help struggling renters, the other to create a $25-billion economic recovery fund by issuing long-term vouchers to those willing to prepay their future state income taxes.


KTLA: California restaurants await permission to reopen in-person dining

Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected Tuesday to provide more details of what’s required before his plan to reopen California’s economy reaches restaurant dining rooms, shuttered since mid-March under a statewide order.



CBS News: Why you might get less money in your stimulus checks

The federal stimulus payments now going out to U.S. households are aimed at helping families weather the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But some taxpayers may find their payouts aren't what they expected, according to the IRS.


Publication Date: May 12, 2020