October 12, 2017

Orange County

LA Times: State Bar recommends 1-year suspension for O.C. prosecutor for withholding evidence

Deputy Dist. Atty. Sandra Lee Nassar’s withholding of evidence amounted to “extremely serious misconduct,” wrote Yvette D. Roland, a judge of the State Bar Court of California, in a ruling filed Tuesday.


Voice of OC: Santa Ana offers City Manager job to Lynwood’s public works director

Raul Godinez, who is an engineer by training, has managed larger departments in the past, including about 590 employees as public works director in Oakland under then-Mayor Jerry Brown. He moved to Santa Ana in late 2009, where he oversaw about 170 employees as the public works director.


OC Register: Anaheim Hills town hall Monday to discuss Canyon Fire 2 response

At the town hall, residents will be given time to let officials know what went well and what could be improved in a future emergency. Information will also be provided about a GoFundMe account that will be set up to help families whose homes were damaged or lost.


Voice of OC: Voting map reignites tensions in Fullerton

A judge threw out the council’s original vote for the map last July after he found it only had one public hearing and suggested it heavily favored the businesses interests in downtown and incumbents. He mandated another public hearing.


OC Register: 241 toll road to remain closed while damage from Canyon Fire 2 is repaired

Electrical equipment, signs, guardrails and fences were damaged when flames crossed the highway. The road must also be cleaned of fire retardant.



OC Register: In bid to fight gender pay gap, Gov. Jerry Brown signs salary privacy law

The bill, AB 168 “gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating,” said principal author Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton). “Women negotiating a salary shouldn’t have to wrestle an entire history of wage disparity.”


Monster: Are you being taken advantage of at work?

Sure, sometimes you’re going to be asked to go above and beyond your duties, and you’ll have to comply because that’s just part of being a team player. But feeling unappreciated or like you’re constantly being taken advantage of is absolutely not in anyone’s job description.




OC Register: Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 weeks of job-protected leave to bond with their newborns.


Publication Date: October 12, 2017