September 18, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: A view from the riverbed homeless camp as Sheriff starts patrols

Orange County’s largest homeless camp, home to hundreds of people living along the Santa Ana River near Angel Stadium, has a new set of visitors: twice-a-week patrols by a contingent of two dozen sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa council to consider suspending work on proposed bike trail into Talbert Regional Park

The path hit a bump when the city learned county officials are considering changes with respect to areas within Talbert “that are used as mitigation for other projects elsewhere in the county,” according to a staff report included in the council agenda.


OC Register: Is Orange County’s booming job growth over? 9 things that hint yes

Orange County bosses have put the break on hiring. State jobs statistics for August, released by the state Friday, Sept. 15, show year-over-year job growth at its slowest pace since the recession ended.


OC Register: Would you live in a granny flat? New laws should help cities boost housing in Orange County

Now, cities throughout the region are reforming their laws to make it even easier for homeowners to build second units on their property, allowing them on smaller lots with fewer parking restrictions.



Labor 411: Unions to Harley-Davidson: Our partnership agreements are over

The United Steelworkers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers say ending the agreement, which was in place for 22 years, sends a message that relations with Milwaukee-based Harley have soured.


Labor 411: State’s highest court gives go-ahead to "Right to Work" law

The case pitted West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and the state against the AFL-CIO. Now that the court has overruled the preliminary injunction, the case will now head back to circuit court to conduct a final hearing on the merits of the parties’ various contentions.



Sacramento Bee: Union power on display in California’s just-completed legislative session

From family leave and clean-air cars to job applicants and the construction industry, organized labor left its stamp on the just-completed California legislative session.


Publication Date: September 18, 2017