September 6, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Bill, prompted by Orange County 2016 race, bans taxpayer-funded mailers near elections

Senate Bill 45 restricts all California elected officials running for office from sending government mass-mailings to announce public events or meetings in the 60 days prior to general, primary and run-off elections in all state and local races.


Voice of OC: Attorney Ashleigh Aitken announces run for Anaheim Mayor

Aitken, 41, is a former federal prosecutor and current member of the Orange County Fair Board. She said she plans to step down from her job as an attorney at her family’s law firm, Aitken, Aitken and Cohn, to campaign full-time starting next summer.


Daily Pilot: Mesa Water appoints new board member with experience in public relations

The Mesa Water District board is back to full strength after its members voted Tuesday to add longtime Costa Mesa resident Marice DePasquale to their ranks.


OC Register: Harvey will cost Southern California at the pump and 4 other ways

The Gulf Coast has roughly half of the nation’s refinery capacity, and Houston-area facilities closed by the storm account for roughly 1-in-8 gallons of gas made. And Southern Californians know all too well what the loss of just one local refinery does to prices at the pump.



Labor 411: State workers in this state no longer can receive overtime pay

In all, 167 job classifications, including nurses, public defenders and social workers, can now be required to work more than 40 hours a week without additional pay or comp time.



OC Register: Violent confrontations are rising in California, may double 2016 totals

The center’s report looks at a number of high-profile events around the Southland including the Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach in March when fights broke out on the sand in Bolsa Chica.


Publication Date: September 6, 2017