November 3, 2017

Orange County

OC Register Commentary: Beuthin - Hold those who tread on our freedom accountable

Our nation’s values have been forged through acts of peaceful protest. Children read about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in history books to see the power of protest to shine a light on inequality, to challenge the status quo, and to bend the arc of the universe toward justice. But we remain a work in progress.


Daily Pilot: Homeless along Santa Ana River in Fountain Valley ponder next steps as county enforcement looms

The plan also calls for permanently closing the west side of the flood control channel between 17th Street in Santa Ana and Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach beginning Nov. 10, a move that is expected to displace a large population of homeless people who have set up camp along the river.


OC Register: Deputy can be sued for excessive force for shooting a suspect and then stomping on his head

The three-justice panel, led by Alex Kozinski, said, “like forced stomach-pumping, head-stomping a suspect curled up in the fetal position is bound to offend even hardened sensibilities.”


OC Register: 3 Santa Ana police officers sentenced to community service for petty theft and vandalism charges connected to pot shop raid

On Tuesday, two officers pleaded no contest in Orange County Superior Court to one misdemeanor count of petty theft and were sentenced to 40 hours of community service. In a no contest plea, the defendant does not admit guilt.



EdSource: Teachers' pay trails that of other workers with college degrees

Pay for teachers has stagnated nationally over the past two decades, and fallen behind earnings of other workers with college degrees, the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonpartisan think tank, concluded in a report released Tuesday.



Associated Press: Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in U.S. House

As reports flow almost daily of harassment or worse by men in entertainment, business and the media, one current and three former female lawmakers tell The Associated Press that they, too, have been harassed or subjected to hostile sexual comments — by fellow members of Congress.


Publication Date: November 3, 2017