October 10, 2017

Orange County

LA Times: More than 5,000 homes evacuated as O.C. fire grows to 6,000 acres, destroying 24 structures

By 11 p.m., an Anaheim police spokesman said the fire was 5% contained. All evacuation orders were to remain in place overnight, he said, and it was “doubtful” residents would be allowed to go home Tuesday.


LA Times: Heavy smoke and ash from O.C. fire causes unhealthy air quality across region

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an advisory about the air: "Winds will remain from the east today, bringing smoke into portions of Orange County. Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke."


Voice of OC: Santa Ana rethinks ban aimed at curbing homeless Civic Center campsites

Santa Ana officials are reworking parts of their proposal to outlaw certain property of homeless people in the city’s Civic Center, after an outcry from lawyers and activists who condemned key elements as cruel and unconstitutional.


OC Register: Hundreds honor Orange County victims of Las Vegas shooting at local vigils

Shock and heartache remained raw for many. One week had done little to numb the pain or explain why a shooter had opened fire on a country music festival, killing 58, including at least seven from Orange County.


Voice of OC: Spitzer could be fined $1,258 for late campaign reports

County Supervisor Todd Spitzer could be fined $1,258 by the state ethics commission for failing to report campaign expenditures on time, according to the agenda of the Fair Political Practices Commission posted Monday.


OC Register: Southern California’s leisure and hospitality bosses add 30,500 jobs in a year

In the five-county area, leisure and hospitality bosses employed 1.07 million in the first quarter, up 30,500 or 2.9 percent in a year, federal jobs figures show. This job category includes workers at theme parks and other local attractions as well as staffs at restaurants, both fast-food and sit-down eateries.



LA Times: Bad law hinders nurse practitioners from easing California’s doctor shortage

Theresa Ullrich, president of the California Assn. for Nurse Practitioners, clarified that the law does allow for greater use of NPs, but it contains language that makes an expanded role challenging if not impossible.


Publication Date: October 10, 2017