August 8, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Santa Ana added water fees for new developments without public disclosure

The staff report for the Aug. 1 council item, which was the official notice for council members and the public to learn what was up for approval, said the action was part of a restructuring of city code that would keep fees at the same levels.


OC Register: See what day students start back to school for each district in Orange County

Fountain Valley School District, Huntington Beach Union High School, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Ocean View School District all return to school after Labor Day.


OC Register: Homeless at Tustin Civic Center clear out — most well before city’s deadline

Two weeks before, the city ordered those living in the center’s courtyard to clear out by 8 a.m. to make way for a temporary library. Homeless advocate TyRon Jackson and the Orange County Rescue Mission joined forces to find them shelter — under a tight deadline


OC Register: Final days to nominate an Orange County firm as a Top Workplace

Deadline is August 11! The Register is winding down its nomination period for Top Workplaces in Orange County. For 10 years, the county business community has celebrated this program, which surveys local employees on what makes their company A-Number One.



LA Times: There's something missing so far from California's statewide ballot for 2018

There were 17 initiatives on the state ballot in the last election. By contrast, there are only five in the signature-gathering phase. The secretary of state’s office has advised political groups to file proposed initiatives by Aug. 22 to ensure they have the maximum time for making next fall’s ballot.


Sacramento Bee: Before CalPERS can save the world, public workers want it to save their pensions

The pension fund contends that banning certain investments increases risk for the overall fund and diminishes its voice on corporate boards as a shareholder.


Labor 411: Food delivery companies are not even paying drivers a minimum wage, lawsuits say

In some instances, delivery companies are classifying their workers as independent contractors and not employees to get around these rising costs.


Capital and Main: American Prospect: Coachella Rising: Aging farmworkers, unions, organic mangos & the Salton Sea

Workers irrigate fields, drive tractors and otherwise care for ranches in this harsh, beautiful desert valley. In the summer’s 105-plus degree heat, the bright green leaves of grape vines shimmer below dark mountains, lunar in their sere, sharp edges.


Publication Date: August 8, 2017