September 1, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Wunsch: Court workers are the backbone of the justice system

“Over the past decade Court workers have seen their wages stagnate while the cost of living has continued to rise. Some of our workers have seen their hours cut at the same time that their workloads have increased. These factors do not help provide our community the access to justice it deserves.” - LeAnne Wunsch is an OCEA Steward.


OCEA Facebook: OCEA member Dan Davis on the front line of Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

Dan is a heavy equipment mechanic who keeps Orange County Fire Authority vehicles moving. He’s been busy in the Houston area with the members of Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 5.


OCEA Health Fair: Don’t miss the 2017 Health Fair and Farmers Market Sept. 12

Free flu shots, food and lots of experts about keeping healthy and being happy. Attendance at the OCEA Health Fair is a permitted use of Annual Leave, subject to approval by your supervisor.


OC Register: 11,000 sign petition to clear homeless from Santa Ana River Trail; state of emergency considered

Frustrated over miles of homeless camps on the Santa Ana River Trail, more than 11,000 citizens have signed a petition demanding back their recreation site, and officials are considering a state of emergency.


Daily Pilot: Newport Beach City Council reverses course, agrees to accept gas tax funds

“We, the citizens of Newport Beach, pay that money. It’s our money,” she said. “It belongs to the city of Newport. It belongs to its residents. We want our roads fixed,” says Newport Beach resident and former Assemblywoman Marilyn Brewer.


LA Times: Prosecutor beaten while jogging at Newport Beach park; police probe possible ties to her work

Police are looking for a man who attacked a deputy district attorney while she was jogging in Newport Beach early Thursday



Capital Public Radio: Drug pricing bill faces crucial committee vote

An ongoing drug pricing battle between Senator Ed Hernandez and the pharmaceutical industry comes to a head today in the California Legislature. Hernandez’s new measure, SB17, aims to create greater transparency between drug manufacturers, health plans and consumers.



OC Register: U.S. job growth slows to 156,000 in August; unemployment up to 4.4 pct.

The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.3 percent to a still-low 4.4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. Job growth in June and July was revised down by a combined 41,000, leaving an average monthly gain this year of a solid 176,000.


Publication Date: September 1, 2017