September 22, 2017

Orange County

OC Register Opinion: Beuthin - Lack of health care access a gateway to homelessness

If an elected official is serious about reversing the trend toward homelessness, then he or she must be serious about ensuring adequate health care coverage. That, in turn, mandates vigorous opposition to the current Obamacare repeal effort in the Senate.


Politico: McCain to oppose Graham-Cassidy, likely sinking Obamacare repeal

'I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,' said McCain.


Voice of OC: Anger over veterans cemetery rumblings in Irvine

Emile Haddad, CEO of developer FivePoint Holdings, said Thursday Irvine City Manager Sean Joyce only wants to give the state 25 of the 125 acres designated for a veterans cemetery, while the rest of the land temporarily could have a hotel or houses built on it.


OC Register: Anaheim to save $130,000 as ARTIC contractors cut fees, but hub still operates at loss

The city will save $100,000 a year after the company that manages the ARTIC property agreed to a 47 percent reduction in its fee.


OC Register: Scott Dekraai, Orange County’s worst mass killer, gets eight life terms, one for each murder

The case dragged on as evidence mounted showing widespread misuse of jailhouse informants by local prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies. Goethals eventually ruled out capital punishment for Dekraai, saying the prosecution team’s misconduct made the “once unthinkable” ruling his preferred option.



LA Times: Mexico earthquake crumbles concrete buildings, sending deadly warning to California

Seismic safety experts have long warned that brittle concrete frame buildings pose a particularly deadly risk during a major earthquake. But a horrifying video taken during this week’s earthquake may do more to highlight the risk than years of reports and studies.



LA Times: Here are the major questions before the Supreme Court this fall including partisan gerrymandering

When one party controls a state’s government, can it draw election district maps to “entrench” itself in the majority for another decade, even in elections where most voters cast ballots for other party?


Publication Date: September 22, 2017