October 19, 2017
OC Register: Will Orange County drink ocean water? Decisions on desalination project could answer that
A regulatory showdown that could set a precedent for large-scale desalination plants throughout the state is expected to take place Thursday in Huntington Beach where a three-member commission will decide whether the hotly contested Poseidon ocean purification plant can move forward.
The affected ocean water area will remain closed to ocean water contact sports for a minimum of 3 days and until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards.
A deeply divided Santa Ana City Council has narrowly appointed a new city manager and approved a compensation package worth nearly $500,000 per year, but the action highlighted personality conflicts among council members.
Firefighters have not received a wage increase since 2008 and noted that in the new deal, they have agreed to contribute more toward their pensions than what is required by state law.
Saying it's time to end the 18-year, controversy-prone era of Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, 2018 election challenger Todd Spitzer issued a Wednesday letter assuring DA staffers he respects their public service and will restore honest management of the agency if he wins.
The annual Great California ShakeOut Drill will be held today, with millions of Southland residents joining people across the state — and around the world — as they drop, cover and hold to practice their readiness for a major earthquake.
The settlement, which was reached in April, according to a copy obtained by The Sacramento Bee this week, is the second six-figure payout the Assembly has made to someone who worked for Fox. The Palmdale Democrat was elected in 2012 and served one term.
Nurses, doctors, engineers, carpenters, electricians, truck drivers and working people from different backgrounds joined together in a heartbeat and responded to the recovery efforts. Since landing, they have been working around the clock to help devastated communities.
Publication Date: October 19, 2017