OCEA Media Brief: Weekend Edition


OCEA: VIDEO—Celebrating the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting of the Clerk-Recorder's South County Expansion
OCEA Staff including General Manager Charles Barfield were at the ceremony to congratulate OCEA members for the work they do for the community that in turn led to the necessity for the branch to expand.

OCEA Hot Dog Wagon Schedule!
The OCEA Hot Dog Wagon will be at HCA, 401 Civic Center Dr., in Santa Ana from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.



AFL-CIO: New York City Comptroller Brad Lander Praises Amazon’s Workers For Exercising Their Freedom to Unionize
In a video message to Amazon workers, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander praised Amazon workers who are exercising their freedom to come together into unions to negotiate for a fair return on their work. He explained that the company and its shareholders, as well as workers’ pension plans, will benefit over the long term by treating workers well.



Voice of OC: Anaheim Continues Reckoning With Big Money Influence in Wake of FBI Corruption Probe
Increasing calls for investigations and contract audits stem from Mayor Harry Sidhu and former Anaheim Chamber of Commerce CEO Todd Ament’s business dealings throughout the city-including secretly recorded conversations-that FBI agents allege show a pattern of corruption and cronyism in the city.

OC Register: Former Anaheim chamber CEO Todd Ament agrees to plea deal
Ament has agreed to plead guilty to several counts of fraud and potentially pay restitution of as much as $766,000, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Newport Beach Independent: ‘Elect Our Mayor’ Measure B Appears Headed for Defeat
Measure B proposed to change the city charter to have voters elect a Mayor to a four-year term. Measure B would also change the number of districts from seven to six.

Voice of OC: New Digital Arts Space in Santa Ana Aims to Bridge Digital Divide in O.C.
Media Arts Santa Ana (MASA) is ready to help bridge the digital divide in the arts for Orange County residents with a new digital workspace opening in Santa Ana. The “Tele Visions & Giga Bytes” (TVGB) center at 1666 N. Main St. will host a public grand opening of its 2,000-square-feet gallery on June 11.

Voice of OC: What Will OC’s Landscape Look Like in 10 Years? Cities Struggle With Housing Plans
Some OC city council members say it should be up to local officials to decide how the county is developed-setting up a battle of sorts against Sacramento housing officials.

Publication Date: June 10, 2022