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OCEA Media Brief March 17, 2017

Orange County

OC Register: Recognize efforts of social workers this month – Jennifer Muir Beuthin.
There is one segment of the social safety net that every day of the year helps minimize incidents of homelessness in Orange County and its impacts on the broader community. These are the county social workers who do so much to tackle the underlying issues that lead to homelessness, whose work often helps people avoid ending up on the streets.

LA Times: Jail time ordered for private investigator who tracked Costa Mesa council members
A former Riverside police detective hired to dig up dirt on Costa Mesa City Council members was sentenced Friday to nearly a year in the Orange County Jail for illegally using an electronic tracking device and making a false drunk-driving report.

OC Register: Warning Orange County: Inland Empire catching up in livability!
The Inland Empire used to be just about cheap housing and a tough commute toward coastal jobs centers. With Riverside and San Bernardino now growing their own employment base, Gallup results show the livability gap is decidedly narrowing.

OC Register: Anaheim year-round homeless shelter on target to open in April
With an $8 million construction contract approved Tuesday by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, completion of the year-round multi-service center and emergency shelter meant to house up to 200 people is expected by summer of 2018.

OC Register: Explosives will remove man-made dams; Trabuco, Holy Jim and Silverado Canyon to close during work
Hikers and mountain bikers will be kept out of the Trabuco, Holy Jim and Silverado Canyon areas over several days between March 20 and April 30 while dams are destroyed with explosives.

OC Register: Rep. Ed Royce cites harassment by activists as reason for women's conference cancellation
Leaders of Indivisible group in his district, who have been critical of President Donald Trump and have been pressing Royce to hold town hall meetings, responded that they had no intention to pose a menace to speakers or disrupt the event.

California

LA Times: Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job
Farmers are being forced to make difficult choices about whether to abandon some of the state’s hallmark fruits and vegetables, move operations abroad, import workers under a special visa or replace them altogether with machines.

Date Created: 3/17/2017 4:50:16 PM

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