November 1, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Homeless program funding proves elusive for Anaheim

A little more than a month after the Anaheim officials declared the city’s homeless situation a state of emergency, they are still in search of a crucial tool to address it: money.


Voice of OC: Supervisors question Fire Authority response to Canyon Fire 2

The Orange County Fire Authority faces criticism over the hour-plus delay in responding to Canyon Fire 2 that later destroyed or damaged about 60 homes.


Daily Pilot: Regional economists are positive, but warn of too-high housing costs and an aging workforce

Economists pointed to strong economic indicators, such as low unemployment and strong job creation in California, but also noted impediments to growth, particularly an unaffordable housing supply and an aging workforce.


OC Register: Can $46 billion buy a permanent home for nuclear waste stored at San Onofre, other sites?

San Onofre’s unique and dangerous status – as a shuttered reactor with 3.6 million pounds of “stranded” waste, stored between the ocean and a highway, in a densely populated area, atop earthquake faults – was repeatedly raised as an impetus for action.



OC Register: California consumer confidence hits 10-year high

In fact, California was the only state of the eight tracked with October’s confidence reading at the highest level since Trump’s upset win last November.


San Diego Union-Tribune: 20th death reported in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak

San Diego public health officials have noted that a large ongoing outbreak in Southeast Michigan, which had been largely contained to drug users, recently showed signs of an increase involving men who are sexually active with men.



LA Times: By a single vote, Republicans throw out years of work on consumer protection

“The repeal of the CFPB’s arbitration rule reeked of the banking industry’s heavy-handed influence over Washington’s politicians,” said Christine Hines, legislative director for the National Assn. of Consumer Advocates.


Publication Date: November 1, 2017