September 26, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Irvine to hold special meeting on veterans cemetery

The Irvine City Council has scheduled a last-minute special meeting at 4 p.m. today to discuss specifics for a land swap with developer FivePoint Holdings that could lead to Orange County’s first veterans cemetery.


Voice of OC: Two OC Supervisors seek direct authority over pro-diversity group’s staff

The plan would shift authority over the commission’s top staff member from county staff to the Board of Supervisors, which would gain explicit authority to fire the executive director at any time, for any reason and choose the replacement after advertising the position.


OC Register: Anaheim Convention Center’s $190 million expansion: Will city recoup its investment?

The Anaheim Convention Center’s seventh expansion, a $190 million effort offering 200,000 more square feet to lure more conventioneers, trade show attendees and others to town, opens Sept. 26.


OC Register: One structure destroyed, big rig burned in Corona as Canyon Fire grows to 2,000 acres

The wind was blowing east toward Corona but a spokesperson said it was possible that the wind could blow west overnight toward Anaheim. If that turns out to be the case the goal was to hold the flames at the 241.


OC Register: Defendant’s death prompts judge to dismiss his case for allegedly trying to frame Costa Mesa city leaders

Scott Impola, along with fellow investigator and fellow former Riverside Officer Christopher Lanzillo, were accused of trying to create dirt on city officials during a police union dispute by making a false DUI report against Councilman Jim Righeimer and using a GPS tracking device to tail then-mayor Stephen Mensinger.



LA Times: The fate of California's biggest campaign donor disclosure bill may hinge on some small details

You wouldn't expect to see the leader of California’s campaign watchdog agency rooting for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto sweeping new disclosure rules for political donors. And yet, that’s where things stand in a seven-year debate over helping voters follow the money.



Labor 411: This chart shows why corporate interests really push for "right to work" laws

As the Wikipedia chart shows, "right to work" laws destroy union density. Corporate lobbyists know that. And that is why they will do all that is in their power to try to enact the legislation.

Publication Date: September 26, 2017