May 19, 2020


Voice of OC: Interim San Clemente city manager blocks city council in person meeting

San Clemente’s interim city manager is drawing fire for attempting to block the city council from meeting in person for their Tuesday night council meeting.


Voice of OC: Santa Ana voters to decide whether to recall councilwoman Iglesias

Today’s the last day for Santa Ana voters to decide whether Councilwoman Ceci Iglesias should be replaced, a decision that council observers and community members say could set the stage for the November general election and change the future of City Hall.


Voice of OC: Huntington Beach aims to expand outdoor dining; holds off on broader reopening

The Huntington Beach City Council Monday night unanimously directed staff to draw up a plan expanding outdoor dining, but shut down a move to expand the reopening to more businesses.


OC Register: County reported no new deaths for May 18

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 59 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, May 18, making for 4,434 positive tests since tracking started in the county. No new deaths were reported Monday. The death toll from the virus in Orange County remains at 88.


OC Register: How Orange County measures up to governor’s benchmarks for reopening

Orange County officials said they are still analyzing whether the county meets Gov. Gavin Newsom’s updated criteria for reopening more businesses, such as in-store retail, as leaders look to emerge from the local economy from the shutdown spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.


Daily Pilot: ‘Superhero Changing Station’ transforms to honor frontline ‘heroes’ of COVID-19

Not all heroes wear capes on Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach — some of them can wear firefighting gear, police uniforms and scrubs.



Courthouse News: Judge dismisses trucking challenge to California labor reclassification law

A lawsuit by a regional truckers association challenging California’s sweeping labor classification law was dismissed Monday by a federal judge in Los Angeles who said in a tentative ruling the group’s claims were not ripe.


KTLA: PG&E bankruptcy plans win support from wildfire victims

California regulators on Thursday suspended a $200 million fine against Pacific Gas & Electric as punishment for the utility’s neglect of electrical equipment that ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California.


KTLA: Students would be hurt by Napolitano’s plan to scrap testing requirement, ACT CEO says

UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposal to suspend a standardized testing requirement will fuel student uncertainty, strain budgets and exacerbate concerns about fairness by making the admissions process more subjective, the head of the ACT testing organization said Monday.


CBS: Questions about your stimulus checks, call the IRS

The federal stimulus payments now on their way to 150 million taxpayers have generated a flood of questions from consumers, many of whom have expressed frustration at their inability to get an answer — or even someone on the phone — from the IRS.


Publication Date: May 19, 2020