May 14, 2020
Orange County health officials and experts are raising concerns about the city of Irvine’s plans for drive-through antibody testing, saying such tests are not recommended for individual results at this point because they can inaccurately suggest people have immunity to coronavirus, on top of having accuracy problems.
Small businesses in Westminster that have taken financial hits from the coronavirus crisis will be able to apply for up to $20,000 in city assistance loans in the coming months.
Parking lots at Orange County’s regional parks, like Mile Square Park, will reopen this weekend after county supervisors unanimously decided it’s time to allow more people in the parks, but beach parking lots will remain closed.
In the wake of a Voice of OC series that looked into how homeowners in Irvine’s Great Park are financing one of OC’s most iconic public works projects, the City of Irvine has sent out multiple letters to Irvine residents condemning the coverage as factually false and biased. Voice of OC stands behind its reporting on the Great Park.
Gov. Gavin Newsom will propose a 10% pay cut for state workers on Thursday, according to two labor union leaders, part of his plan to fill a projected $54.3 billion budget deficit caused by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.
The nation’s largest community college system is suing the federal government for denying coronavirus relief funds to more than a half-million California students, including DACA recipients and many of those from low-income families.
Publication Date: May 14, 2020