October 20, 2017

Orange County

OC Register Commentary: Make tomorrow better for women and girls - Jennifer Beuthin

In the labor movement, we fight for justice. That’s what we do. We help craft legislation that protects women against assault in the workplace. We stand up when it happens in spite of those rules. We fight not only against harassment and assault that physically targets women, we fight against assaults on women’s economic security, on our mobility in the workplace, on so many of our rights.


Voice of OC: Campaign staffer for Phil Janowicz resigns over sexual harassment charges

A campaign staffer for Phil Janowicz, a Democratic congressional candidate running against Republican Congressman Rep. Ed Royce, has resigned over allegations he sexually harassed women while an employee of the Democratic Party of Orange County.

OC Register: To discourage homeless encampment, Santa Ana is banning structures and other property at Civic Center

The growing homeless encampment – estimated at 175 in the Plaza of the Flags – has become a safety hazard, city staffer told the council in a report, referencing cases of public defecation, urination, needle use and more in public spaces traveled daily by staff and members of the community.


OC Register: Poseidon desalination plant clears hurdle, sparks outcry

Technically, the hearing before the State Lands Commission — the first of three key regulatory agencies that will consider the Poseidon plant over the next few months — was about the quality of an environmental report and whether or not to use underground pipes that already run between the proposed plant and the ocean.


OC Register: Inland Empire leads Orange and Los Angeles counties in job growth

Orange County payrolls were all but flat, adding 5,700 jobs year-over-year for a total of 1,591,500, a gain of 0.4 percent.


Daily Pilot: O.C.'s vast fairgrounds could be used for a park, agriculture, events and horses, residents suggest

Those were some of the thoughts offered Wednesday during a meeting at the fairgrounds to collect input on the development of the Fair & Event Center’s strategic business plan, which will help shape how the organization structures its operations in the years ahead.



LA Times: Graphic allegations about California legislator show there are few protections for female lobbyists in the Capitol

As a blunt manifesto painting the state Capitol as rife with sexual harassment and misconduct ricocheted through Sacramento this week, leaders have begun looking into an explosive allegation of a forced sexual encounter and grappling with legislative solutions to the apparently ubiquitous culture of abuse in California politics.


Publication Date: October 20, 2017