July 7, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Amid funding shortfall, Santa Ana raises median police compensation above $213,000

The new contract raises the base salary for officers and sergeants by 5.6 percent to 10.6 percent, depending on seniority and work schedule. At least a third of officers will receive raises of 8.1 percent or more.


OC Register: There have been 57 plane accidents at or near John Wayne Airport in the last 35 years

The last fatal crash came in November 2010, when a single-engine Beechcraft Musketeer approaching the airport after a cross-country flight ran out of fuel. The plane crashed in shallow water in Upper Newport Bay, killing the pilot and two passengers.


Daily Pilot: Huntington homeless advocacy group facing eviction gets more time

About 70 people flocked to City Hall to show support for Beach Cities Interfaith Services, which has worked out of four mobile units at 18131 Gothard St. for about three years.


Daily Pilot: Voters to decide next year on term limits for Newport-Mesa school board members

On a 5-2 vote Wednesday night — with trustees Martha Fluor and Judy Franco opposed — board members adopted a possible outline for term limits that will go before voters in the November 2018 election.



LA Times: Californians will soon pay more at the pump, in part to fix more than 200 bridges at risk of erosion

The good news is that since the 1990s, the number of bridge failures in California and across the nation has been going down because of regulatory requirements prompted by the 1987 collapse of a New York state thruway bridge, which killed 10 people.


Capital and Main: Loan Star: Oportun comes knocking in blue-collar neighborhoods

Strict underwriting criteria are part of the reason that Redwood City-based lender Oportun has been hailed by many as a responsible outlier in a subprime market where “payday lenders” dominate. The company, which primarily targets Latino borrowers, declines half of all applicants.

Labor 411: 70,000 non-union employees just learned the harsh reality of not organizing

UPS joins companies including DuPont Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. in freezing pensions, which means that some or all participants may stop accumulating benefits.


Publication Date: July 7, 2017