October 27, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Supervisor Nelson: County to phase homeless people out of Santa Ana Riverbed

Supervisor Shawn Nelson says the county likely will try to move people out of Orange County’s largest homeless camp in phases, and “push” many of the hundreds of homeless people who live along the Santa Ana River into the city of Anaheim.


OC Register: Sheriff’s deputies have made 180 arrests in Santa Ana River bed, and contacted 1,000 homeless people to help them

The homeless population along the riverbed is estimated at around 400, with that number fluctuating daily. Of the 1,093 contacts made by the sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Team, 910 people refused help, sheriff’s officials said.


Daily Pilot: How can Costa Mesa businesses deal with homeless? Seminar offers advice

It’s important not to be angry or confrontational, he said. He suggested the best way to turn down requests for aid or accommodations is, “I am unable to do that.”


Voice of OC: OC Veterans Cemetery to be dedicated at Strawberry Fields

The city of Irvine and developer FivePoint Holdings are sponsoring a flag raising and dedication ceremony today for Orange County’s first veterans cemetery on what are now strawberry fields next to the 5 and 405 freeway interchange.



LA Times: Bills aim to help L.A. port truck drivers who claim they are exploited as contractors

The bills likely face a tough slog in the Republican-controlled Congress. But their authors say they are needed to help drivers, including those at the nation’s largest port complex in Los Angeles and Long Beach.



OC Register: Congress might eliminate California state and local tax deductions. Here’s a look at the numbers

According to the Tax Foundation, the state and local tax deductions, known as SALT, are the most popular itemized deductions. In 2013, approximately 43 million households deducted what they paid in state and local tax.


Associated Press: US economy grew at 3 percent rate in July-September quarter

It was the strongest two-quarter showing since back-to-back gains of 4.6 percent and 5.2 percent in the second and third quarters of 2014.


Publication Date: October 27, 2017