October 18, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Dana Point Harbor overhaul: Supervisors pick developers who seek a $20 Million public subsidy

Supervisor Andrew Do took issue with the process for choosing the winner. He said key information was missing from the agenda documents, including the scores each person who evaluated the bids assigned to the proposals, which would allow supervisors to see how the final scores were generated.


Daily Pilot: Huntington Beach City Council members extend health benefits to their families

Councilman Erik Peterson said being on the council is a part-time job and that many companies don’t provide health benefits for part-timers. Huntington Beach shouldn’t either, he said.


OC Register: ‘Only the Brave’ helps Orange County parents of fallen Hotshots remember their heroic brotherhood

“The film was very well made,” said Grant McKee, who this year found his own way to memorialize his son and the other Hotshots, including his 23-year-old nephew Robert Caldwell. “It’s about a group of people that are working for one thing and that one thing is to help other people.”


OC Register: Long Beach and Huntington Beach to enter fray for Amazon’s second headquarters

Long Beach and Huntington Beach officials say they are ready to unveil a joint proposal to become home to the online retail giant. Long Beach would join Los Angeles as the second city in that county to submit a proposal, while Huntington would join Santa Ana and Irvine as suitors from Orange County.



LA Times: California Assembly leader on harassment in the Capitol: 'Clearly we need to do more'

A blunt open letter on a culture of sexual harassment and mistreatment in the Capitol has prompted Democratic leaders to pledge to review the Legislature's policies on handling abuse complaints.


OC Register: 38 Southern California fortunes rank among America’s 400 wealthiest

Those local fortunes — worth a combined $179 billion — are topped by Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk, 46, perhaps best known for his Tesla Motors and SpaceX ventures.



NY Times: Why aren’t wages rising faster now that unemployment is lower?

But in recent years, as unemployment has fallen below 5 percent in the United States, wages have not been increasing as fast as in the past. Economists debate the reasons; workers grapple with the consequences.


Publication Date: October 18, 2017