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OCEA Media Brief Feb. 16, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Orange County lagging in race for Prop. 47 grants
Across California, counties are jockeying for a share of $34.4 million in competitive state grants aimed at providing services for the more than 5,000 nonviolent drug offenders. But with the grant deadline just days away, interviews show Orange County appears to be considerably behind such efforts.

Voice of OC: Behind the scenes of Anaheim City Council are well-connected players
Along with the new Anaheim City Council comes a new batch of policy aides. But unlike years past, when aides largely had secretarial and administrative duties, this year’s group is full of people who are connected political players in their own right.

OC Register: Is your house payment gobbling up 43% of your income? Compare Orange County with other U.S. cities
Among the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, researchers found, the Los Angeles/Orange County area requires the highest share of income from both buyers and renters making monthly payments.

OC Register: Quake, tsunami at San Onofre? Science calms some fears, possibly stokes others
The new seismic science will be on the agenda tonight at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s Community Engagement Panel meeting in Dana Point.

OC Register: Southern California dominates structurally deficient bridge list
Los Angeles and Orange counties dominated a list of the nation’s most heavily-traveled structurally deficient bridges in an annual report card released Wednesday. Six of the worst seven can be found along Interstate 110.

Daily Pilot: Despite surplus, Costa Mesa's financial forecast looks cloudy, official says
Thanks to a combination of revenues that came in above expectations and expenses that were lower than anticipated, Costa Mesa has a nearly $10.7-million surplus from fiscal 2015-16.

Nation

NY Times: R. Alexander Acosta, law school dean, is Trump’s new pick for Labor
Mr. Acosta’s most relevant experience to the job of labor secretary was his time as a member of the National Labor Relations Board from 2002 to 2003 during the administration of former President George. W. Bush.

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