October 19, 2017

Orange County

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.


OC.GOV: OC Health Care Agency issues ocean water closure

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.


Voice of OC: Divided Santa Ana Council gets personal while appointing new city manager

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.


Daily Pilot: Tempers flare as Costa Mesa council approves new firefighters contract

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.


OC Weekly: Supervisor Todd Spitzer courts DA Tony Rackauckas' staff in 2018 election bid

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.


OC Register: How ready are you for a big quake? Millions getting prepared in Great Shake Out

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.



OC Register: Harassment claim against California legislator cost taxpayers $100,000

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.



AFL CIO: Partnership brings relief to Puerto Rico

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