May 14, 2020


Voice of OC: City of Irvine’s coronavirus antibody test plan draws concerns from county officials

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.


Voice of OC: Westminster coronavirus loans will take 1.1 million away from west end area fund

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.


Voice of OC: Public parking lots at OC Regional parks may reopen this weekend

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.


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Voice of OC: City of Irvine attacks Voice of OC over Great Park funding coverage

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.


OC Register: Fairmont private schools to buy Saddleback Valley campus in San Juan Capistrano

Fairmont Private Schools is buying the campus of Saddleback Valley Christian School in San Juan Capistrano, marking an expansion into south county for Orange County’s oldest and largest secular private school system.



KTLA: Newsom to propose 10 percent cut in pay for state workers to cover deficit

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.



KTLA: California community colleges sue government for denying COVID-19 funds to students

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