November 4, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Disney stops LA Times movie preview access, citing Anaheim reporting

Walt Disney Corp. officials, upset at a Los Angeles Times series about their business deals with the city of Anaheim and election spending for the city’s top decision-makers, have banned the newspaper from advance press screenings of its movies.


OC Register: Southern California commuting ranked as nation’s most stressful

It shouldn’t surprise many Southern Californian workers that we endure the most-stressful commutes among 27 U.S. markets studied, according to the survey. And that’s from the region with just the eighth-longest average trip — 53.7 minutes — in the nation.


Daily Pilot: Hearing scheduled on proposed Mesa Water District rate hikes

Board members say they welcome community input but hope residents “do their homework” on the issue and read the district’s detailed rate study, which is available online.


Huffington Post Commentary: L.A. Charter School operators demand less oversight, less accountability and fewer investigations

Charter operators are objecting to the ability of the district’s inspector general to investigate all possible malfeasance and to limit the scope of investigations they do conduct.



LA Times: Blasting California's gas tax while working to cut federal tax breaks?

California Republicans seem to have conflicting tax philosophies. They’re trying to gain political mileage by squawking about Sacramento Democrats raising the state gas tax to repair roads. But they’re not voicing a peep of protest about Washington Republicans attempting to take away federal tax breaks used by millions of middle-class Californians.



Sacramento Bee: Lawmakers ‘can’t police themselves’: How statehouses are confronting sexual harassment

Across the board, statehouses are trying to change a culture where people fear reporting misconduct into a system that gives victims more protection from retaliation and confidence that they’ll be treated fairly.


Labor 411: Billionaire shuts down two companies after workers vote to unionize

Under U.S. labor law, it’s illegal to tell workers you will shut down operations if they join a union. But it’s not illegal to actually shut down the business once they unionize.


Publication Date: November 6, 2017