May 18, 2020


Voice of OC: OC could soon be able to open more businesses

While Gov. Gavin Newsom loosened some of his orders last Monday to allow for curbside pick-up at retail shops, and the transportation and manufacturing that support it, businesses like dine-in restaurants are still closed.


Voice of OC: Huntington Beach City Council plans for reopening businesses

On Friday evening, a local judge officially rejected Huntington Beach’s legal challenge against Governor Gavin Newsom’s beach closures, saying the beaches are now open for active use while also pointing to Supreme Court precedent that liberties are not absolute when a state is fighting an epidemic.


OC Register: Buena Park offers $10,000 grants to small businesses hurt by pandemic

The Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program, set to launch this week, is aimed at helping Buena Park-based companies with 10 or fewer employees (including the owner) that generate tax revenue for the city.


OC Register: O.C. food banks get first of daily deliveries from USDA coronavirus program

Each box of food will hold about 20 pounds of just-harvested fresh produce: oranges, apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, onions and carrots. The USDA will continue the deliveries five days a week through December.


OC Tribune: City Hall will re-opens lobby today

New safeguards in place include: Plexiglass shields installed at each public front counter to protect both sides from contamination, six-foot social distancing floor markers and, signage reinforcing public health and safety requirements.


Orange County

Voice of OC: Irvine Veterans Cemetery loses state funding in governor’s plan

In the revised budget published by the governor on Thursday, Newsom proposed taking back over $24 million in funds set aside for the cemetery to help replenish the state budget, which currently has a projected $54 billion deficit due to the coronavirus.


OC Register: Restored Fox Theatre and a food hall could become downtown Fullerton’s north anchor

A bar, a brewery and a food hall akin to the Anaheim Packing House could be on the way around the soon-to-be-restored Fox Theatre in downtown Fullerton..



Labor 411: Billionaire Calls For ‘Trickle Up’ Economics: $2,000 Monthly Checks To Boost Consumer Demand

All 128m households could get a $1k check every 2 weeks for the next 2 months that MUST BE SPENT WITHIN 10 DAYS OF RECEIPT OR IT EXPIRES, says billionaire Mark Cuban. The expiration date is to ensure that the money is used to increase consumer demand, rather than end up in savings.


Publication Date: May 18, 2020