OCEA Media Brief: Pro Athletes' Unions Honor Jackie Robinson


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AFL-CIO: Pro Athletes' Unions Honor Jackie Robinson's Lasting Legacy

Eight professional sports unions came together on Friday to pay tribute to legendary trailblazer Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern Major League Baseball. The unions included the NFL Players Association and the NWSL Players Association.



OC Register: OC Sheriff’s Department to Make Landmark Changes to its Jails for LGBTQ Inmates

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has closed the jail’s 72 “hyper-solitary confinement” cells and is improving conditions for LGBTQ inmates under a landmark agreement with a statewide disability rights group.

Voice of OC: Could Two of OC’s Smaller Cities Buck California’s Trend Toward District Elections?

Two small Orange County cities could be the first in California to successfully fight back against a statewide trend of cities switching to district elections. City council members in Brea and Cypress said they will not be switching to district elections after receiving a legal threat to make the change.

Voice of OC: Santa Ana to Discuss a Ban on Officers Blasting Music

Santa Ana City Council members might ban their police department from blasting copyrighted music following a recent controversy where an officer played Disney music in an attempt to skirt public accountability.

Publication Date: April 19, 2022