September 13, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Anaheim Council united in declaring a homeless state of emergency

The seven-member council heard three hours of public comment and spent nearly 90 minutes discussing the homeless issue that attracted more than 100 people to its Tuesday night meeting.


Voice of OC: Sheriff to step up patrols of riverbed homeless camp, but say they will not clear it out

The sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Team would be expanded from three deputies to six. And an additional 12 deputies would be assigned to an enhanced patrol team at the riverbed.


OC Register: Can you feel a change in Southern California’s weather?

The weather will feel “almost fall-like — nice if you don’t like the heat,” forecaster said, noting that valley temperatures will begin dipping to the 70s today. Autumn begins on Sept. 22.


OC Tribune: A “Downtown Commission” is proposed

Mayor Steve Jones would like the city to consider expanding the size of the commission and its jurisdiction. Currently, the Main Street panel consists of property owners, business operators and one public member, all focused on the historic Main Street.The proposed rules would permit granny flats — smaller, complete homes that accompany a primary residence — on more compact lots and in different types of neighborhoods than currently allowed.


OCGOV.COM: Property tax postponement (PT) program now accepting applications

The PTP was reinstated after suspension by the Governor in 2009. The program offers housing security for seniors, and homeowners with disabilities.



AFL CIO: Responding to Harvey and Irma: What working people are doing this week

The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week



OC Register: What Californians can learn from hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Nearly 80 percent of people in Southern California are not prepared to deal with a major disaster. It might be difficult to plan for every type of emergency, but those who plan ahead stand a better chance of surviving a natural disaster or emergency.


LA Times: Essential Politics: California's hottest congressional races, ranked

The Times’ California politics editors have ranked the hottest races by the intensity of the fight the member of Congress looks to face. No. 1: Rep. Darrell Issa.


Publication Date: September 13, 2017