October 2, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Orange County Sheriff’s deputy tried to aid dying at Las Vegas mass shooting scene

“I couldn’t do anything to help him,” Melanie Cooper, 51, a 16-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. “There was nothing there. It was horrible. It was the most traumatic thing I’ve ever been through.”


OC Register: Huntington Beach harbor area closed following 3,600-gallon sewage spill

The agency’s Environmental Health division said the Sunset Aquatic Marina and Portofino Cove were closed to swimming and diving due to the spill, which occurred on Friday. Sept. 29 due to blockage in a sewer main owned by the city of Anaheim.


OC Register: How John Wayne Airport scored a No. 1 national quality ranking

Airports across the nation have upped their marketing game as the airline industry regained profitability, post-recession. Not only is this due to competition between airlines, it’s also because airlines can participate in a terminal’s profits from the retail sales generated.


Voice of OC: 13 cities to conduct Sheriffs contract study

Mission Viejo is the lead agency and the last of the 13 cities to sign a memo that addresses their financial concerns and pools funds from the different cities — based on population size — to finance the estimated $300,000 study.


LA Times: Power washing is a dirty job, but could help contain San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak

Needless to say, it’s not the most glamorous job. But it is a job that has brought the new national attention to the effort to help contain a hepatitis A outbreak that has left 17 dead and hundreds hospitalized.



Chicago Tribune: Rauner vetoes bill that would prevent local 'right-to-work' zones

The measure he rejected asserts that only the General Assembly can make laws creating right-to-work policies, in which people can work for a company in union-protected positions without having to join the union or pay union fees.


Bloomberg: Union says Nissan surveils workers at Mississippi plant

In an amended complaint filed Sept. 19 with the National Labor Relations Board, the union alleges the automaker “continues to maintain an employee surveillance, data collection and rating system that records employee union activity and rates workers according to their perceived support for or opposition to the UAW.”


Publication Date: October 2, 2017