October 13, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Letter a fire chief wrote a homeowner for not saving her home in Canyon Fire 2 will make you cry

“The firefighter in the photo of your house being unfortunately destroyed is OCFA firefighter Dave Sewell who was working on Engine 72 which is stationed in Santa Ana … he too is struggling with the loss,” Covey wrote.


OC Register: Canyon Fire 2: Blaze inches toward full containment; parts of the 241 reopened

Fire officials had said they hoped to reach full containment Saturday, which would mean firefighters are confident that the blaze would not jump the perimeter at any spot. But in their latest update, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, they set goal back to Tuesday, Oct. 17.


City of Anaheim: Resources offered for residents affected by Canyon Fire 2

The center will be a one-stop shop for residents from any city or area affected by the fire and will include representatives from agencies and service providers who can help in the recovery process.


OC Register: Los Angeles-Orange County economy hits $1 trillion

The federal government’s recently released annual accounting of business output of U.S. metro areas shows the L.A.-O.C. region’s gross domestic product — a broad measure of the value of all business done in a geographic region — rose by $38 billion last year to $1.002 trillion.


OC Register: Irvine city manager announces retirement

During Sean Joyce’s stint as city manager, Irvine weathered the Great Recession. This year, the city was ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength among cities with a population of more than 200,000 by Marc Joffe, director of policy research for the California Policy Center.


Daily Pilot: Town hall meeting airs concerns about Huntington desalination plant before state hearing

About 200 residents turned out for a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Huntington Beach to hear from opponents of Poseidon Water’s proposed ocean desalination plant.



LA Times: Killing state and local tax deduction hits many Californians hard. Limiting it only affects top 1%

The nonpartisan Tax Foundation estimated that a full repeal of the deduction — a key and controversial component of the sweeping Republican tax cut plan — would increase federal revenue by $1.8 trillion over the next decade.



LA Times: California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

“Vaccinating people at risk of exposure is the most effective tool we have to prevent the spread of hepatitis A infection during an outbreak,” said California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Karen Smith.


Publication Date: October 13, 2017