October 24, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Anaheim police chief steps down

Police Chief Raul Quezada’s departure comes as the city looks to fill two other top posts, for city attorney and city manager. It also comes as a spate of other Orange County law enforcement leaders step down from their posts.


OC Register: Nearly all Anaheim short-term rental owners apply for hardship extension to avoid start of ban in February

About six months ago, the city settled a lawsuit with property owners by agreeing to tweak the rules for short-term rentals and to offer several options that would enable owners to recoup their investment.


OC Register: Skosh Monahan, former Costa Mesa councilman’s restaurant, briefly closed due to roach infestation

“Numerous dead cockroaches on the floor, against the back wall of the customer seating area, particularly inside the lower back rim of the golden tee golf machine,” the report said. “A live cockroach at the bar station.”


OC Register: Orange County home prices shatter $700,000 barrier, set record

The median price of an Orange County home – or price at the midpoint of all sales – was $710,000, up 10.9 percent from a year earlier, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday, Oct. 24. It’s also up $25,000 from August’s median.


Daily Pilot: Despite objections, new O.C. Humane Society animal shelter gets OK in Costa Mesa

The decision to allow the Orange County Humane Society to develop and operate a shelter at 642 Baker St. came despite sometimes strenuous objections from nearby business owners and residents, including one who called the organization’s leader “Dr. Death.



Labor 411: Labor Union members in this city spend their free time helping low-income senior citizens

On Saturday morning, Barbara Smith’s dining room had a few extra guests: Three broad-shouldered electricians who volunteered their Saturday to provide free electrical repairs for low-income elderly homeowners.



LA Times: Rent control in California could expand dramatically under a possible 2018 initiative

The initiative would repeal the landmark Costa-Hawkins Act, a 1995 law that barred rent caps on single-family homes and apartments built after that year. If it passes, local governments would be able to implement rent control on newer properties.


Publication Date: October 24, 2017