November 2, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: OC Supervisors take direct control of anti-hate group’s staff

The changes, put forward by Supervisors Michelle Steel and Andrew Do, overhaul the governing rules for the county Human Relations Commission and give supervisors the power to fire the executive director at any time, for any reason, and pick the replacement.


OCEA: The Veterans Day Food Drive is happening now to help veterans in need and their families

Bring a minimum of eight non-perishable food or other items to OCEA before 5 pm on Thursday, November 9 and you will be entered in an opportunity drawing for free San Diego Zoo tickets. You can also bring your items to the FREE Veterans Day event at the OC Fairgrounds Nov. 11.


Daily Pilot Commentary: Veterans Day should serve as a reminder that the military is more diverse than perceived

Andrea Marr graduated from the Naval Academy with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and spent her first tour as the gunnery and ordnance officer on a guided missile cruiser at sea. I bet the image that just popped into your head wasn’t of a 5-foot-4 Latina.


OC Register: Rising health insurance costs are a growing worry for aging people, early retirees

It’s a dilemma faced by many older Americans who don’t yet qualify for Medicare but also may not make the cut for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies to help pay for insurance for people who don’t get it through work or the government.


OC Register: Less than 1% of Los Angeles-Orange County homes are vacant. And that’s a problem!

U.S. Census Bureau data that tracks if ownership residences are occupied shows Los Angeles and Orange counties averaged just 0.9 percent of these residences as empty in the first nine months of 2017. Only 18 of the 75 largest metro areas had higher occupancy rates.


LA Times: Orange County at center of fundraising in California's most contested races

More than half of the money raised for the most contested House races in California is going to candidates in Orange County, another indication of its starring role in the Democratic effort to win back control of the House next year.



Variety: SAG-AFTRA’s Gabrielle Carteris calls for protection of all workers from sexual harassment

Spurred by the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris has called for unions in all sectors to protect workers from sexual harassment. “The time for this to stop is now,” Carteris said Tuesday in an address to the national convention of the AFL-CIO in St. Louis.


Publication Date: November 2, 2017