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OCEA Media Brief: April 27, 2017
Today: Santa Ana riverbed homeless ask supervisors for portable bathrooms, showers; Santa Ana police chief, city manager vacancies uncertain in council power tug-of-war and sanctuary cities cannot be punished says Court. Date: 4/27/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 26, 2017
Today:  Bus route cuts hit South County disabled riders hard, Fullerton group fined by State ethics watchdog for “Carpetbagger” campaign signs against Sukhee Kang and your local newspaper Is hurting. Date: 4/26/2017

OCEA Media Brief April 25, 2017

Today: Orange County jail escape result of longtime neglect of security rules, grand jury says, Santana: Spitzer’s You Tube debut becomes must see – or unsee – Court TV and after report of “sexting,” top investigator leaves DA’s office.

Date: 4/25/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 24, 2017
Today: Developer sends Veterans Cemetery proposal to Irvine City Council and judge in Dekraai Case says he may consider dropping death penalty and The Orange County Register gets new Anaheim address. Date: 4/24/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 21, 2017

Today: Santa Ana police chief to resign amid criticism and praise, six from OC charged as part of $40 Million statewide medical insurance fraud scheme and Newport lifeguards try to keep humpback whale carcass from reaching shore.

Date: 4/21/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 20, 2017
Today: An in-home care program for California's elderly and disabled is constantly at the heart of budget battles, jump in shootings prompts Santa Ana to look at comprehensive approach and Costa Mesa looks to make changes to sober-living home rules to protect evicted patients. Date: 4/20/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 19, 2017
Today: Santa Ana Considers New Police Oversight After $8.5 Million in Shooting Payouts and contrary to Chief’s Claim, Anaheim Police may have known when controversial Klan rally would begin and 15 Santa Ana nonprofits to be awarded $769,151 of $5.7 million federal grants. Date: 4/19/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 18, 2017

Today: Teachers, police find few Orange County homes for sale within reach, Voice of OC Santana: Phantom Government and Boeing to cut hundreds of engineering jobs amid sales slowdown.

Date: 4/18/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 17, 2017
Today: Activists call for stronger Anaheim civilian police review board, larger mosquito population means increased risk of West Nile virus this season, officials warn and Southern California inflation rate nearly doubles 2012-16 pace. Date: 4/17/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 14, 2017
Today: Impacting thousands of lives — one hot dog at a time, Sheriff may change policy that led to threatened arrest of reporter and new gas tax, vehicle fees expected to more than double funds for OC road repairs. Date: 4/14/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 13, 2017
Today: Anaheim’s ARTIC train station loses its deficit funder, Have you filed those tax returns? Here are a few last-minute tax tips and National Democrats to open campaign office in Irvine.   Date: 4/13/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 12, 2017
Today: Growing pains: Urbanization fuels Orange County parking problems, homeless advocate shuts down OC Supervisors’ Meeting over children in riverbed and Southern California economy cools to slowest growth since 2010. Date: 4/12/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 10, 2017
Today: Gov. Brown to visit proposed El Toro Marine Base veterans cemetery site, a glimpse at high speed rail in OC and “Beachfront nuclear waste dump’: Warring sides head to settlement talks over San Onofre. Date: 4/11/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 11, 2017
Today: Santana: OC Auditor Controller leads CA public accountants uprising, County OKs nearly $35 million to improve busy streets, synch traffic lights and supervisors to change meeting rules after lawsuit threat, but ACLU says it’s not enough. Date: 4/11/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 7, 2017
Today: OC to get a Veterans Cemetery, but where?; Orange County could get a quarter-inch of rain starting Friday afternoon and Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher draw even more Democratic challengers.  Date: 4/7/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 6, 2017
Today: Santa Ana may convert part of jail to mental health center, the battle over Banning Ranch isn’t done and Irvine commits $38 million toward 125-acre veterans cemetery at Great Park — with condition. Date: 4/6/2017

OCEA Media Brief: April 5, 2017
Today: Homeless in the OC, public meetings begin on LA-Anaheim High Speed Rail and Orange County sheriff: California bill could cost department $26 million contract. Date: 4/5/2017

OCEA Media Brief April 4, 2017

Today: Free-speech battle heats up over public comments at OC Supervisors’ meetings; Is this the year OC vets finally get their own cemetery? and will county's planned development south of the Great Park cause regional traffic jams? Cities think so.

Date: 4/4/2017

OCEA Media Brief April 3, 2017

Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin: The labor movement loses a giant in Mike Garcia; Sheriff’s Department tried to cover its tracks in jailhouse snitch scandal and ARTIC sells more advertising, lures new eateries while trying to cover $2.5 million budget shortfall.

Date: 4/3/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 30, 2017

Today: Federal judge dismisses lawsuits against 12 Orange County cities over alleged ambulance monopolies; State AG to seek death penalty for mass shooter Scott Dekraai and Lake Forest City Councilman Andrew Hamilton may soon be subject to a second recall effort.

Date: 3/30/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 29, 2017

Today: County to fight lawsuit from ex-Spitzer aide who sued over supervisor's 'raging temper'; Shawn Nelson issues call-to-action to find beds for homeless and Orange County looking for land for possible homeless shelter.  

Date: 3/29/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 28, 2017

Today: Former Spitzer aide sues Orange County over supervisor's 'raging temper,' alleging wrongful termination; Anaheim to start over with city attorney search and OC bus ridership numbers to stay down.

Date: 3/28/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 27, 2017

Today: Santa Ana youth need more “Positive” spending says new study by health advocates; former Fire Captain Joe Kerr announces campaign for Orange County supervisor and why Orange County homes cost triple the national norm. 

Date: 3/27/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 24, 2017

Today: 797 unsheltered homeless in Anaheim alone report says; 256-unit affordable apartment complex with resort-style pool, fitness center opens in Irvine and Orange County auto sales hold steady in February.

Date: 3/24/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 23, 2017

Today: Honda Center management company gets ARTIC ad deal; battle over OC’s public disclosure delay lands in federal court and what does the future Sears look like? Smaller and more specialized, analysts say.

Date: 3/23/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 22, 2017

Today:  Shawn Nelson had homeless camp removed from riverbed near Honda Center, emails show; 2 jailhouse snitches, who were paid $335,000 over 4 years, spark a new law and 4 L.A. County social workers to face trial in horrific death of 8-year-old boy.

Date: 3/22/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 21, 2017

Today: Will parking determine the future of Garden Grove’s Main Street? 3 candidates declare for 1 Orange County supervisor seat opening in 2018 and want to buy a house? Good luck finding one as supply tightens, median price hits $645,000.  

Date: 3/21/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 20, 2017

Today: Voice of OC: Santana: Justice often depends on the bare essentials; Santa Ana homicides nearly doubled in 2016 and toxic crisis in SoCal inspires widespread monitoring.

Date: 3/20/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 17, 2017

Today: Recognize efforts of social workers this month – Jennifer Muir Beuthin; warning Orange County: Inland Empire catching up in livability and Anaheim year-round homeless shelter on target to open in April.

Date: 3/17/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 16, 2017

Today: Supervisors increase their influence over County contractors; U.S. Attorney’s Office: Resignation won’t affect OC jailhouse snitch investigation and Newport-Mesa district to pay $106,000 to settle lawsuit claiming election system is unfair to Latinos.

Date: 3/16/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 15, 2017

Today: Orange County ends jail contract amid accusations of overcharging inmates' families to send money; sparks fly over Anaheim July 4th fireworks sales and Fed raises interest rates for third time since financial crisis. 

Date: 3/15/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 14, 2017

Today: ACLU accuses Orange County of restricting free speech at board meetings, threatens lawsuit; grand jury finds no signs of major voter fraud in Orange County and  want to rent a house? It'll cost you $3,114 a month in Orange County.  

Date: 3/14/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 10, 2017

Today:  OC Supervisors have chosen an ethics director; after years of construction, 91 Freeway will be fully open in 10 days; former Placentia finance manager gets 25 years in prison for embezzling more than $5 million.

Date: 3/10/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 9, 2017

Today: Costa Mesa council OKs pay raises and lower pension contributions for city employees; immigrant inmates given rotten meat, 24-hour solitary at Orange County jail, watchdog finds and  Seal Beach’s pay-to-stay program actively markets its jail, attracting deep-pocketed offenders. 

Date: 3/9/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 8, 2017

Today: Price tag of homelessness in Orange County is nearly $300 million, UCI study finds; complaint to FAA: Campaign contribs caused “Bias” by OC Sups on airport contract and Santa Ana Unified board votes to give layoff notices to 287 educators including teachers.

Date: 3/8/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 7, 2017

Today: Orange County’s bus program faces grim future; Santa Ana considers reinstating ICE jail contract and homeless to attend federal court hearing over county's collection of their belongings.

Date: 3/7/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 6, 2017

Today: Costa Mesa council to focus on city employees contract, changes to committees; Santana: Respect for human rights is a local story and California exports its poor to Texas, other states, while wealthier people move in.

Date: 3/6/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 3, 2017

Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin -  A secure retirement preserves the American dream; economist says job creation 'miserable' as Orange County job market slows and financial Wellness and Planning: Controlling your financial future March 13 & 20.

Date: 3/3/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 2, 2017

Today: Costa Mesa PD employee and OCEA member receives city leadership award; Anaheim begins review of its citizen police oversight board and anger and fear rise as Jewish communities experience more threats.

Date: 3/2/2017

OCEA Media Brief March 1, 2017

Today: JWA hits another record: 10.5 million passengers in 2016; Seal Beach residents demand answers about 2 city employees out on paid leave and downtown Huntington Beach business owners want a district board overhaul.

Date: 3/1/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 28, 2017

Today: FAA looking into why OC Supervisors chose low-ranked firm for major airport lease; get ready, drivers: Gas prices in the region tip $3 mark and demolition of vacant county building a first step in Santa Ana Civic Center revamp.

Date: 2/28/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 27, 2017

Today: Housing shortage is threatening Orange County’s middle class, researchers warn; Santana: Will Anaheim invest in youth & police oversight before it’s too late? and see how Orange County homebuilding soared in 2016.

Date: 2/27/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 24, 2017

Today: OC Rescue Mission desperately needs you to donate food; how lawsuits are forcing cities to face their homeless issues and J.C. Penney to cut 6,000 workers, move Buena Park distribution center to Inland Empire, close up to 140 stores

Date: 2/24/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 23, 2017

Today: More than a quarter of Orange County's youngest kids lives in poverty; volunteers pitch in as deadline looms for homeless along Santa Ana River to move and former assemblywoman Young Kim to run for Orange County supervisor in 2018.

Date: 2/23/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 22, 2017

Today: Homelessness, housing, and airport concerns dominate county supervisors meeting; Westminster to spend more on homeless services and Santa Ana plans legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants facing deportation.

Date: 2/22/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 21, 2017

Today: Costa Mesa council to review proposed city employee contract with pay raises and lower pension contributions; Santana: People are the future of civics & news and parking perplexes neighborhoods across the OC

Date: 2/21/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 17, 2017

Today: Puzder withdrawal is a victory for American workers; supervisors approve funding for new mental health crisis facility and measuring the power of Southern California politicians - with trading cards

Date: 2/17/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 16, 2017

Today: Orange County lagging in race for Prop. 47 grants; behind the scenes of Anaheim City Council are well-connected players and is your house payment gobbling up 43% of your income? Compare Orange County with other U.S. cities

Date: 2/16/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 15, 2017

Today: Brace for possible floods, 60 mph winds as violent storm blows into Orange County on Thursday; homeless advocates shame supervisors for actions at riverbed and Carl's Jr. CEO Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

Date: 2/15/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 14, 2017

Today: No Longer ‘Garbage Grove,’ city appears on the verge of hotel building boom; Voice of OC's Santana: Is the fix in at John Wayne Airport and Orange County Heroes Hall opening its first exhibit

Date: 2/14/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 10, 2017

Today: ACLU threatens suit over County’s actions toward riverbed homeless; you have to earn $146,880 a year to buy a median-priced home in Orange County and California claims 13th best 'well-being' ranking among the 50 states

Date: 2/10/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 9, 2017

Today: Rain storms cost county $9.3 million in damage, cleanup, Saving Sgt. Chavez, dues collections upheld and more.

Date: 2/9/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 8, 2017

Today: Orange County homeless deaths hit all-time high; Supervisor Do wants to lead CalOptima Board and Anaheim Council planning to cut city manager’s contract authority

Date: 2/8/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 7, 2017

Today: Protesters fight plans to push homeless from Santa Ana riverbed; peaceful protest is an integral part of our democracy and Westminster educator among 8 teachers suing feds over mandatory union dues

Date: 2/7/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 6, 2017

Today: Costa Mesa may swap out COIN employee-negotiations ordinance; hundreds of homeless living along Santa Ana River are warned to relocate and  philanthropist and owner of landmark Anaheim White House Restaurant mourns in wake of fire

Date: 2/6/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 2, 2017

Today: Sheriff's Department won't ask for $129,194 from Trump's Costa Mesa rally to be reimbursed; Anaheim neighborhoods have become parking battlegrounds and Disney agrees to pay $100 million to end no-poaching lawsuit

Date: 2/2/2017

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 1, 2017

Today: Supervisors hammer John Wayne Airport staff over major contracts; appointments delayed again for 3 vacant Costa Mesa commissions and Southern California rent rise fastest in 9 years

Date: 2/1/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 31, 2017

Today: Pew Research Center: Most Americans see labor unions, corporations favorably; residents hear latest plans for Fountain Valley Crossings project and city wants to expand Anaheim Coves with more trails and recreation spaces

Date: 1/31/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 30, 2017

Today: Santana: County government’s Full Employment Act for local politicos; OCEA members: Please take a moment to help a fellow Union brother from Los Angeles and what Trump’s immigration orders mean for Orange County

Date: 1/30/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 25, 2017

Today: LA City Council approves 2024 Olympic plan, Longtime corruption fighter chosen as OC's law enforcement watchdog, Supervisors hammer JWA staff over major contracts and more.

Date: 1/25/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 23, 2017

Today: Santana: Orange County’s criminal justice complex in crisis; judge in snitch case again rebukes Sheriff for records issues and one year later, Orange County jail escape still has unanswered questions

Date: 1/23/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 20, 2017

Today: More storms are lined up to give O.C. a soaking, forecasters say; Jennifer Muir Beuthin: Why I march in solidarity and support of women and 2 Orange County armories to offer 24-hour shelter over rainy weekend

Date: 1/20/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 19, 2017

Today: OC Women’s March: Join us on January 21st, 2017 in Downtown Santa Ana; flu cases on the rise in Orange County, 'severe' season expected and Irvine Councilman Lalloway resigns as Supervisor Spitzer's chief of staff

Date: 1/19/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 18, 2017

Today: 88 syringes among 1,803 pounds of trash collected at Orange County beaches; Santa Ana city manager ousted in 'amicable' split with $315,000 severance package and ex-aide for Costa Mesa congressman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $300,000

Date: 1/18/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 17, 2017

Today: Santana: searching for watchdogs in Orange County; Supervisor Michelle Steel elected 2017 board chairwoman and city manager ‘Dismissal’ now on Santa Ana council agenda

Date: 1/17/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 13, 2017

Today: No 3-day Tet festival in F.V. this year, but there will be a concert; Obama orders protection of Orange County beach rock formations and proposed Fair Drive housing development could be first test of Costa Mesa's new growth-control measure

Date: 1/13/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 12, 2017

Today: Anaheim council ready to reconsider its anti-camping law; homeless veterans get first peek at new housing made from shipping containers and latest storms have rain totals high, but Orange County still in 'extreme drought'

Date: 1/12/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 11, 2017

Today: Most OC supervisors taking a hard line on pot businesses; O.C. supervisors plan investigation of District Attorney's DNA collection program and OCMA sues in attempt to void Museum House referendum petition.

Date: 1/11/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 10, 2017

Today: Who will fill the long-empty Orange County watchdog job?  Why UC workers are striking for one day at 10 California campuses and state watchdog fines funder of OC Ethics Commission measure

Date: 1/10/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 9, 2017

Today: Costa Mesa drops one battle over Motor Inn redevelopment; in Santa Ana power struggle, this woman holds the cards and local homebuilding successes defy critics of California's business climate

Date: 1/9/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 6, 2017

Today: Beuthin: There is more that unites us than holds us apart; new Costa Mesa council majority removes all city commissioners, tells them they can reapply and D.A. Rackauckas backtracks, reinstates oversight position urged by jailhouse informant probe

Date: 1/6/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 5, 2017

Today: Storms to soak Orange County through the weekend; fill 'er up: $3 gas prices are on the horizon and  7 things to watch in Irvine in 2017

Date: 1/5/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 4, 2017

Today: Santana: Focusing homelessness policy is biggest challenge of 2017; short-term rental controversy flares again in Anaheim  and new city commissioners among possible changes ahead in Costa Mesa

Date: 1/4/2017

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 3, 2017

Today: New state laws could help some workers catch a few breaks; Anaheim Residents: City’s police watchdog panel has no bite and 10 O.C. firms awarded more than $12 million in federal contracts

Date: 1/3/2017

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 30, 2016

Today: Why these Orange County cities changed leadership and what might be different; troubled Costa Mesa Motor Inn shuts down, but legal battle still looms and Orange County saw 7 hotels open in 2016, with more on the way in 2017

Date: 12/30/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 29, 2016

Today: Santa Ana Mayor succeeds in gambit to put city manager on leave; JWA passenger traffic up 5.2% in September and weekly applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 265,000

Date: 12/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 28, 2016

Today: Voice of OC’s most-read stories of 2016; 9 trends driving Orange County's median home price hitting a record $660,000 and new California laws bump up minimum wage, tighten gun rules

Date: 12/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 27, 2016

Today: Issue of the Year: OC’s fight against homelessness; holding the powerful accountable in 2016 and the year in OC political theater

Date: 12/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 23, 2016

Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin: Remember the unsung heroes this holiday season; in airline shuffle at JWA, Southwest will lose nearly 1 million seats and seven daily flights in 2017 and rain, snow expected in Southern California Friday through Saturday morning

Date: 12/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 22, 2016

Today: Anaheim derails luxury hotel subsidies, $300 million streetcar and chamber funding; activists score victories at Santa Ana City Council meeting  and UCI professor to lead new trade council for Trump

Date: 12/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 21, 2016

Today: Incidents raise concerns about security staff at homeless shelter; Disney among 6 retailers stopping on-call shift scheduling and U.S. examines whether Orange County violated defendants’ rights

Date: 12/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 20, 2016

Today: Santana: OC Superior Court judge cools county attack on First Amendment; Santa Ana council members might move to oust city manager and new Costa Mesa City Council looking at possible changes from past councils 

Date: 12/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 19, 2016

Today: Dekraai Judge threatens O.C. Sheriff with contempt hearing; Orange County fire captain's suicide may be part of sad trend in profession and Poseidon's desalination plant proposal again debated at State Lands Commission meeting

Date: 12/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 16, 2016

Today: Orange County pays $6 million to workers who said building caused illnesses, birth defects; University of California workers plan 5-day strike in January and Huntington Beach residents seek wider review of desalination plant

Date: 12/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 15, 2016

Today: Santa Ana restaurant to pay 11 cooks $96,000 in unpaid overtime, damages; after delays, Anaheim Homeless Center now slated to open before summer and drama on the dais as supervisors narrowly reject development plan

Date: 12/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 14, 2016

Today: "Anaheim homeless shelter could open by April," "O.C. may let food stamps buy hot meals," "Irvine's new council hopes to leave the battles behind," and more.

Date: 12/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 13, 2016

Today:   Anaheim business owners air issues with Disneyland bridge, company vows to collaborate; audio: Tustin mosque receives voicemail threatening to 'drop a bomb' and as rents soar, so do Southern California evictions.

Date: 12/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 12, 2016

Today: Santana: OC public safety salary spending expected to spike; O.C. voter turnout skyrocketed and  Mensinger and Monahan prepare to leave Costa Mesa council

Date: 12/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 9, 2016

Today: "Jennifer Muir Beuthin: Let’s work together to help supermajority succeed," Santa Ana’s City Council majority pushing for district-based voting," and "City Council in Costa Mesa set for impending power shift," and more.

Date: 12/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 8, 2016

Today: $7.8-million fire station reconstruction approved in Costa Mesa; despite growing Asian population, Irvine City Council is now all white and Fullerton city manager's election night car crash still shrouded in mystery 

Date: 12/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 7, 2016

Today: Pearl Harbor survivors fear we are forgetting the story of that fateful day; 2,361 OC veterans apply for veteran driver license and state bill would ban taxpayer-funded mailers in months before elections



Date: 12/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 6, 2016

Today: New mayor excited about city's future; Santa Ana officials hope to alleviate housing crisis with community land trust; Orange County's toll roads: Blueprint for Trump infrastructure plan?



Date: 12/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 5, 2016

Today: Options running out for homeless living along Santa Ana river bed; how California convinced Orange County-based Yamaha of America to stay and state GOP suspicious of Orange County election results



Date: 12/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 2, 2016

Today: Orange County's new 'homegrown' congressman brings an immigrant's perspective to Washington; why Did Andrew Do Reject a Popular Crime Prevention Program? and the U.S. economy adds 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent



Date: 12/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 1, 2016

Today: Anaheim’s new majority eager to set a different course; Albertsons, Vons getting rid of most self-checkout lanes at Southern California stores and Clerk-Recorder to open Dec. 17 to top-off another successful year of Special Saturday openings



Date: 12/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 30, 2016

Today: County’s ‘Courtyard’ Homeless Shelter gets mixed reviews; high-priced coastal homes have lower tax rates than inland houses due to Prop 13, study finds and OCTA approves Express bus fare increase



Date: 11/30/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 29, 2016

Today: "Confronting the Little Fidels that surround us all," "Andrew Do re-elected as 1st District supervisor in race decided by less than 700 votes," "A year after San Bernardino terrorist attack, residents say it's 'never going to be the same'," and more.

Date: 11/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 28, 2016




Date: 11/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 23, 2016

Today: Democrat Josh Newman takes the lead in drawn-out battle over state Senate seat and supermajority; Anaheim council looks poised for shift as Jordan Brandman concedes to Jose Moreno and nonprofit gets OK to negotiate for redevelopment of Anaheim Grove



Date: 11/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 22, 2016

Today: Moreno scores comeback win in pivotal Anaheim City Council race;Salvation Army homeless shelter unveils $6.5 million expansion, and after rain, life gets tougher for the homeless living in and along the Santa Ana River



Date: 11/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 21, 2016

Today: Hundreds of homeless finding a safe night's sleep at Santa Ana's new shelter; Voice of OC's Santana: What happens after elections also matters, and Moreno draws even with Brandman in Anaheim council race



Date: 11/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 18, 2016
Today: "Democrat Quirk-Silva wins 65th state Assembly seat, beats GOP incumbent Kim," "Brandman’s lead in Anaheim Council race narrows," and "Union rallies at UCI Medical Center over layoffs of health care workers."


Date: 11/18/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 17, 2016

Today: To help homeless, group holding outdoor Sleep Out in Costa Mesa; Newport man pleads guilty to hitting Uber driver in attack recorded on video and GOP could block Democratic supermajority thanks to an Orange County Senate race – and $5.9 million


Date: 11/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 16, 2016

Today: Voters split on Orange County school bond measures; Westminster voters opt for both higher taxes and a more conservative council and Republican Assemblyman’s defeat gives California democrats a supermajority


Date: 11/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 15, 2016

Today: O.C. on pace to post highest turnout since 1976, State watchdog widens Do investigation, $1.2b to improve the 405 and more


Date: 11/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 14, 2016

Today: Future site of vets museum celebrated on Veterans Day; fairgrounds' new Heroes Hall a 'thank you' to veterans and it could be weeks before victors in Anaheim races are known


Date: 11/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 10, 2016

Today: Dedication of Heroes Hall Vets Museum, 1 in 3 O.C. ballots has not been counted, You need to earn $144,000 a year to buy a median-priced house in Orange County, and more


Date: 11/10/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 9, 2016

Today: Free Veterans Day community celebration at the fairgrounds Friday, Nov. 11; police union sues Huntington Beach over labor negotiations ordinance and Genis, Stephens, Mansoor lead in Costa Mesa council election


Date: 11/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 8, 2016

Today: "Records indicate voter data was used to target Do’s taxpayer-funded mailers," "Election Day freebies: These businesses will give you free goodies, discounts for voting," "More mosquitoes that could carry Zika virus found in Orange County," and more.

Date: 11/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 7, 2016

Today: Here are the rules for poll watching in Orange County; Here's how voter data could get hacked, but Orange County says rigged election is almost impossible; and The real winners from Election 2016


Date: 11/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 4, 2016

Today: Poll watchers will themselves be watched; beach warning: strong surf, rip currents, sting rays and blacks and latinos in L.A., O.C. have toughest time getting home loans, report says


Date: 11/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 3, 2016

Today: Garden Grove City Council race Is history in the making; Orange County residents raise concerns – and lawsuits – about FAA's new flight paths and overcrowded Orange County animal shelter to begin offering free pet adoptions


Date: 11/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 2, 2016

Today: Voice of OC to publish series on Veterans Memorial plaques; O.C. forecast: Sunny with more jobs ahead, so long as contentious election doesn't hamper rebound and in 65th Assembly District, big money spent in a big race that could shift power


Date: 11/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief: November 1, 2016

Today:  Early voting explodes in Southern California, with most casting ballots ahead of Election Day; Orange County houses prices up 5% in September and how FAA changing flight paths for John Wayne Airport and beyond might affect you


Date: 11/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 31, 2016

Today:  Learn about your health benefits at upcoming open enrollment informational meeting; don't want to wait until election day? Check out these early vote centers in Orange County and Voice of OC's Santana: Handcuffing journalists


Date: 10/31/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 28, 2016

Today:  In California state government, women earn 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, Pacific Symphony musicians threaten to strike and Newport Beach is suing the FAA over new flight plans, and Culver City is expected to follow


Date: 10/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 27, 2016

Today:  OCEA members only: Last chance to buy tickets to Halloween -themed events;  Pearl Harbor survivors honored in Newport Beach recall attack's 'living hell' and Pentagon chief suspends reimbursement for National Guard enlistment bonuses


Date: 10/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 26, 2016

Today: Garden Grove officials traveling to China in effort to boost tourism development; Dana Point city manager suddenly resigns after 15 years and supervisors support fee waiver to encourage animal adoptions 

Date: 10/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 25, 2016

Today: Flags flown at half-staff for Anaheim sailor killed in Iraq; Virgin of Guadalupe exhibition coming to Bowers Museum and readers share their own stories of being groped, harassed and worse

Date: 10/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 24, 2016

Today: New trails blazed in OC for veterans, homeless and politicking; DA looking into allegations of payoff attempt by Westminster mayor and

first-time Latino voters look to impact presidential election 

Date: 10/24/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 21, 2016

Today: See which hot jobs are helping O.C. growth outpace the state; Santa Ana will pay $1.7 million to family of homeless man killed by police and new Huntington Beach air show is a treat for aviation fans

Date: 10/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 20, 2016

Today: Santa Ana to help pay for 'housing navigator' to find residences for homeless; salary needed to rent a studio apartment in Orange County is much higher than you think, report says and BJ's Restaurants blames presidential debates for hurting sales

Date: 10/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 19, 2016

Today: Ex-teacher from H.B. slashes throat in court after being found guilty of sexually assaulting teen, mega development next to Angel Stadium gains Anaheim council approval and woman, 60, is Orange County's first West Nile virus-related death of the year














Date: 10/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 18, 2016

Today: Retirement board cuts Bustamante’s pension, Samsung is setting up booths at airports to exchange Note 7s and here are 8 ways to protect your voting rights

Date: 10/18/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 17, 2016

Today: Rent in Orange County hits all-time highs after rising for at least 4 years; all talk and no action on homelessness? County officials say much is being done and bad behavior on decline at Santa Ana library after reconfiguration

Date: 10/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 14, 2016

Today: “Retirement Matters” town hall meeting. Note new location!; pension board set to cut Bustamante’s benefits and Amazon expands grip on O.C. with new distribution warehouse in Irvine.

Date: 10/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 13, 2016

Today: “Retirement Matters” town hall meeting coming up October 19th; In downtown Santa Ana, some Latino merchants try to surf wave of gentrification and Costa Mesa firefighters to host open house Saturday.

Date: 10/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 12, 2016

Today: Veterans Day Food Drive: Help veterans who have done so much for us; Homeless advocates to supervisors: We need $55 million and your leadership and Chapman study finds people fear government corruption, terrorists and Islam

Date: 10/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 11, 2016

Today: Voice of OCs Santana: Doing the right thing; Housing summit seeks more YIMBY, less NIMBY and this city is 78% Latino, and the face of a new California

Date: 10/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 7, 2016

Today: OCEA Closed Monday for Columbus Day; EPA to investigate O.C. groundwater contamination and employers add 156,000 jobs; U.S. jobless rate ticks up to 5 percent

Date: 10/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 6, 2016

Today: Seal Beach police chief placed on administrative leave after 'serious misconduct' complaint, mortgage rates hold steady near record lows and Andrew Do's campaign in O.C. supervisor election one of most expensive in decades.

Date: 10/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 5, 2016

Today: Veterans Day Food Drive:  Help veterans who have done so much for us; What will it take for Orange County to end homelessness? and Downtown Santa Ana named one of 5 'great neighborhoods' in U.S. 

Date: 10/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 4, 2016

Today: Thousands of cargo containers piled up at ports, with nowhere to go; the 9 Orange County people on Forbes' list of richest billionaires in 2016 and Gov. Jerry Brown, in 14th year as governor, hits a new high in vetoes.  

Date: 10/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief: October 3, 2016

Today: New Homeless Service Center draws both kudos and concerns from advocates; Voice of OC’s Santana: Wandering through crisis and no voucher, no vacancy, no help: The cruel realities of Section 8 housing in Orange County.

Date: 10/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 30, 2016

Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin: It is time to end the practice of incarceration for profit; Anaheim council approves plans for long-awaited makeover of City’s west side and Costa Mesans to decide on 8 city-specific measures.

Date: 9/30/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 29, 2016

Today: "Anaheim council asks OCTA to keep streetcar option open;" "Fountain Valley voters to decide on proposed 1% tax increase," "More California cities can have publicly financed election campaigns," and more.

Date: 9/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 28, 2016

Today: County approves homeless services center in former bus depot; high-ranking county executive prepares for abrupt departure and Angels play hardball to force delay of council vote on proposed development.

Date: 9/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 27, 2016

Today:   O.C. supervisor hires Irvine councilman who recently threatened to sue county; OCTA postpones decision on bus fare hikes for disabled riders and CSUF Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance compares Orange County boards of directors with national counterparts.

Date: 9/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 26, 2016

Today:   Voice of OC: Santana: Welcome to Orange County’s ‘Courtyard Transitional Center'; Dire predictions force debate on future of OC’s bus system and Walt Disney Co. eyes possible bid for Twitter.

Date: 9/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 23, 2016

Today:  Supervisor Spitzer raises eyebrows with effort to hire Irvine Councilman, A scene of homeless misery and the 2016 Best of Orange County Winners and more 

Date: 9/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 22, 2016

Today:  Housing Orange County's homeless vets, three shipping containers apiece; O.C. Water District moves forward with expansion of recycling operation and Irvine councilman who threatened to sue O.C. last week could now get $190,000 county contract.

Date: 9/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 21, 2016

Today: Santa Ana approves more police at Civic Center as part of safety plan; more focus on mental health care in OC, but progress remains slow and  Orange County Register moving headquarters from Santa Ana to Anaheim in 2017.  

Date: 9/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 20, 2016
Today: "Bus fares", "Great Park", "Garden Grove election" and more. Date: 9/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 19, 2016

Today: Homeless join effort to clean up Santa Ana Civic Center plaza, 33,000 O.C. workers are missing. Where did they go? and Southern California home sales hit 10-year high for an August.

Date: 9/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 16, 2016

Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin in the OC Register: Workplace protections for farmworkers a historic achievement; O.C. adds 2,200 new jobs, nudging rate down to 4.4 percent and 

Voice of OC sues Westminster over former police chief’s claim.
Date: 9/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 15, 2016

Today: Fountain Valley council backs tax hike measure on ballot; Oral infection outbreak appears linked to an Anaheim dental office, officials say and Costa Mesa mosquito-abatement plan is working so far, officials say.

Date: 9/15/2016

Media Brief: September 14, 2016

Today:  O.C. supervisor: Soliciting private money for county events invites 'trouble'; Mercy House to run the county’s permanent homeless center and 12 O.C. cities rank among nation's 100 priciest for homes. Which ones made the list?

Date: 9/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 12, 2016

Today: Six quick facts about Orange County's middle-class jobs; Norberto Santana in the Voice of OC: Santana: End political hackery, focus local government and 11 ways OC housing did not wilt this summer.

Date: 9/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 9, 2016

Today:  Donations on behalf of supervisors topped $100k this summer; 15 years after 9/11: Events you can attend to honor the victims, heroes of the tragedy  and hazardous materials spill in Irvine; employees complain of watery eyes, runny noses.

Date: 9/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 8, 2016

Today: Is crime up or down in Santa Ana? Police, city officials spat about statistics; Huntington Beach police approve body cameras after fractious debate and search and rescue teams have a life-and-death job, but often lack newest gear, training.

Date: 9/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 7, 2016

Today: Santa Ana council responds to criticism, declares Civic Center homeless crisis; Huntington Beach council passes $345.5-million budget and L.A. County supervisors support city bond measure for homeless housing construction.

Date: 9/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 6, 2016

Today:  Jennifer Muir Beuthin in the Voice of OC: Organized Labor continues to fight for American workers; Temporary homeless shelter approved in Santa Ana while county, city point fingers and County supervisors approve new contract for deputy sheriffs.

Date: 9/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 2, 2016

Today: Court reporters essential to an effective system of justice – Jennifer Muir Beuthin; Santa Ana may declare public health crisis over Civic Center homeless encampment and Angels appeal Planning Commission decision on Platinum Triangle Project.

Date: 9/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief: September 1, 2016

Today: Anaheim council votes to continue with streetcar project despite lack of funding, why big ships are adrift off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and why a group of first-generation Vietnamese immigrants are voting for a Latino instead of a Vietnamese refugee.

Date: 9/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief: August 31, 2016

Today:  Night at the water park amounts to big gift to councilman’s campaign, time to eat: Orange International Street Fair offers culinary journey this weekend and a World War II flying ace celebrates 95th birthday.  

Date: 8/31/2016

OCEA Media Brief: August 30, 2016

Today:  Assembly sends bill hiking farmworkers' overtime to governor's desk; Posts on social media fueled panic at LAX and first-time state tax credit aids thousands of O.C. families.

Date: 8/30/2016

OCEA Media Brief: August 29, 2016

Today: "Lack of warning on Civic Center gun threat is symptom of a larger problem," "Jennifer Muir Beuthin is a guest on the John and Ken Show," "A union is working people standing together," and more.

Date: 8/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 26, 2016
Today:  As homeless encampments swell, OC to close two miles of road along Santa Ana River; Badge saves H.B. police officer's life in gun-battle car chase; suspect dies in fiery crash and Millennials: Will they stay (home) or will they go (to the polls)? Date: 8/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 25, 2016
Today: OCEA activism works - Civic Center gets a power wash; danger beams in region's skies, as strikes on aircraft from laser pointers soared last year and trimmed Westminster budget OKd. Date: 8/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 24, 2016
Today: County gets $26 million settlement from software company in fraud case; Orange County once again outperforms state on school test scores and County to get first emergency centers for psych patients, unburdening hospitals. Date: 8/24/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 23, 2016
Today: Heroes Hall, the veterans museum project at OC Fair site, is taking shape; Anaheim planners defy Angels, OK $450 million project near stadium and OCTA proposes fare changes to cope with declining bus ridership. Date: 8/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 22, 2016
Today:  Voice of OC's Santana: OC Government goes corporate; Voting Wars: Minority communities gain as District voting proliferates and  $500 million project planned for former oil tank farm near Huntington Beach coast. Date: 8/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 19, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin in the OC Register: Workers losing millions to wage theft; Health Care Agency hosts meningococcal vaccination pop-up clinics and Orange County DA criticizes move of mass murderer from state hospital. Date: 8/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 18, 2016
Today: Inside OC: Mike Harrah – Two major Santa Ana projects on way; O.C. judge offers to step out of murder trial; both sides say no and Landlords sue over Anaheim's pending ban on Airbnb-style rentals. Date: 8/18/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 17, 2016
Today:  O.C. Sheriff hires adviser amid jailhouse snitch controversy; Santa Ana Council clashes with police union leadership and County takes more steps to combat largest meningitis outbreak in U.S. history. Date: 8/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 16, 2016
Today:  Central Orange County cities set for historic November election;state auditors find problems with how Santa Ana Police handle gang database and Orange County defense lawyer files $10 Million lawsuit after Courthouse beating. Date: 8/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 15, 2016
Today: Healthy Steps deadline for biometrics screening is Aug. 22!; Who’s driving the bus at the County of Orange? and five reasons Orange County's economy won't stumble – for now. Date: 8/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 12, 2016
Today: OCEA advocacy efforts gain ground: bathrooms for homeless to be installed at Santa Ana Civic Center; Bill boosting penalty for prosecutor misconduct gets OK, and another heat wave is headed this way, with temperatures near 100 by Tuesday. Date: 8/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 11, 2016
Today: Deadly air: Thousands killed in Southern California each year by pollution, report finds; San Clemente council blocks push for voting districts on November ballot and prosecutors who falsify or withhold evidence could become felons under proposed state legislation.  Date: 8/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 10, 2016
Today: Spitzer kills his proposed ban on double-dipping by fellow supervisor; Santa Ana closing Main library for 2 weeks for renovation to stem patron misbehavior and state auditor slams Irvine's handling of Great Park review. Date: 8/10/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 9, 2016
Today: Voice of OC's Santana: OC Supervisors wage war on First Amendment; grocery strike averted? Union workers vote on contract that increases pay, preserves benefits and Do and Correa maintain large fundraising leads. Date: 8/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 8, 2016
Today: Spitzer Targets double-dipping by Nelson and Bilodeau; van transporting bodies struck by bullets on 57 freeway and police statistics show gains, but moods still uneasy in Anaheim. Date: 8/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 5, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir Beuthin in the OC Register: Trump's treatment of women hits close to home; Grocery strike likely averted as unions reach tentative agreement with supermarkets and final evictions underway at Costa Mesa's Motor Inn after judge's ruling. Date: 8/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 4, 2016
Today:  West Nile virus in O.C. mosquito samples nearly doubles in one week; 1 in 5 charter schools 'illegally' screens applicants, report says and the number of hate incidents in Orange County jumped from 14 in 2014 to 43 in 2015. Date: 8/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 3, 2016
Today: Member of OCEA Family needs assistance; Santa Ana launches program to get Civic Center homeless Into housing and two massive unions, SEIU and AFSCME, announce partnership, potential merger. Date: 8/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 2, 2016
Today: Transportation Authority kept secret cyber attack that cost $600,000; Fullerton set to hold another public hearing on voting district maps and State lawmakers' competing ideas on stopping human trafficking prevents progress, critics say. Date: 8/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 1, 2016
Today: Santa Ana police shoot man near Civic Center homeless encampment; Voice of OC's  Santana: OC Animal Shelter born from engagement and potential college district board appointment sparks controversy. Date: 8/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 29, 2016
Today: New County animal shelter breaks ground, Sheriff's to train court workers in Civic Center safety, and Disneyland attractions closed to build 'Star Wars' land will reopen in 2017. Date: 7/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 28, 2016
Today: ‘Nightmarish’ software system still used by County public guardian; Anaheim agrees to contracts with general employees, police managers and community leaders and police talk race, religion, and bias; will march together in August. Date: 7/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 27, 2016
Today: Nelson’s proposal to extend supervisors’ term limits appears dead; report lists Orange County as No. 1 in anti-Muslim hate incidents in the state, Pacific City's 516-unit luxury complex coming into focus. Date: 7/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 26, 2016
Today: Appellate Court: OK for DA to disqualify Goethals; Supervisors approve payment to HUD for faulty home inspections and Disneyland Resort ditching Twilight Zone for Marvel superhero ride. Date: 7/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 25, 2016
Today: Voice of OC's Santana: The tricky debate surrounding supervisor term limits;‘Behested payments’ add another layer of money in politics and does O.C. local government need more oversight? Date: 7/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 22, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir Beuthin in the OC Register: Orange County risks failing our foster kids; Judge rejects voting districts map approved by Fullerton City Council and and report card time: How did O.C.'s infrastructure do? Date: 7/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 21, 2016
Today:  Member of OCEA Family needs assistance, Public Defender seeking social workers to help with prisoner reentry, Meth-addicted dog Bubba clean and adopted by new family and more! Date: 7/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 20, 2016
Today:  Voice of OC's Santana: Has Orange County created America’s most vulnerable cops? CSUF hosting Better Together: California Teachers Summit and San Onofre reactor leaked radiation after being misused, report says.  Date: 7/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 19, 2016
Today:  Sewage spill at the beach, 75 years of Carl's Jr, Costco Teamsters approve contract and more Date: 7/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 15, 2016
Today: Feds ask County for $270,000 to address affordable housing violations; County responds to critical Grand Jury report on foster care system and Anaheim police amass 676 guns in buyback, a record haul. Date: 7/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 14, 2016
Today: Anaheim City Council approves massive luxury hotel subsidy deals; Santa Ana planning commissioner resigns amid residency questions and ex-councilwoman claims Costa Mesa violated state law with elected-mayor discussion. Date: 7/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 13, 2016
Today:  County supervisors OK settlements for Bustamante victims; Nelson postpones controversial term limits proposal and new public defender Sharon Petrosino earns final Board approval.   Date: 7/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 12, 2016
Today:  Voice of OC's Santana: It’s time to talk change for OC government; Nelson draws flak for proposing to extend Supervisors’ term limits and State watchdog to fine Santa Ana Mayor for failing to report campaign expenses. Date: 7/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 11, 2016
Today:  Anaheim council set to vote on $500 million in luxury hotel subsidies; OC Register: Lansner: Is rent control in O.C.'s future? and  Westminster council weighs budget cuts but says public safety is off-limits. Date: 7/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 8, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir Beuthin in the OC Register: County in need of homeless plan; O.C. law enforcement reacts to fatal shootings of officers in Dallas and Orange County supervisor proposes change to term limits. Date: 7/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 7, 2016
Today:  Jose Solorio seeks return to Santa Ana City Council; Cargill, union at odds over Fullerton workers and Costa Mesa could be broken into six voting districts with elected mayor. Date: 7/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 6, 2016
Today:  Newport's Marian Bergeson, first woman to serve in both Senate and Assembly, dies; Santa Ana council to ask voters for a 700 percent raise and could 1,000 traffic tickets be tossed out because of red light camera error?  Date: 7/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 5, 2016
Today:  Voice of OC's Santana: OC Supervisors slam Human Relations but like secret diplomacy;Bustamante serving jail sentence at private, 20-bed facility and here’s your chance to give your workplace and its leaders the recognition they deserve.
Date: 7/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief: July 1, 2016
Today:  Fullerton City Council suspends COIN ordinance; Grand jury: Is Orange County wasting taxpayer dollars by overpaying for goods, services? and Feds asked to pay half of $77 million initial cost for veterans cemetery in Great Park.
Date: 7/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 30, 2016
Today: Garden Grove Council passes budget that strains City resources; all short-term rentals banned in Anaheim by City Council and  Istanbul attack prompts big response at Southern California airports.  Date: 6/30/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 29, 2016
Today: Sharon Petrosino Is Orange County’s new Public Defender; Orange County's $6.1 billion budget aims to fix chronic problems and OC Supervisors appoint new CalOptima board members. Date: 6/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 28, 2016
Today: OCTA votes unanimously to end Anaheim streetcar project; O.C. Board of Education: Gomez unseats Hammond and Anaheim is the latest O.C. city to decide the fate of short-term rentals. Date: 6/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 27, 2016
Today: Report: Hundreds of thousands in Orange County are struggling financially; Voice of OC's Santana: County IT collapse should prompt a reboot, not just a new chief and gender pay disparities among Supervisors’ staff worse than county average.  Date: 6/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 24, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Orange County workers at hub of innovation; County’s top technology officer quits and new bill would ban taxpayer-funded mailers during run-up to elections. Date: 6/24/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 23, 2016
Today:   Sales tax increase to go before Westminster voters; report reveals toxic atmosphere inside Santa Ana City Hall and statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski on the Supreme Court DAPA/DACA Ruling.  Date: 6/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 22, 2016
Today:   The County finally has an ethics commission - but now what?; Santa Ana council votes to devote entire budget surplus to police and Fountain Valley considers a sales tax hike to overcome budget deficit. Date: 6/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 21, 2016
Today:   Three Santa Ana police officers plead not guilty to theft in raid of pot shop;   Southern California  will keep getting hotter, scientists say — a lot hotter and Orange County home prices rise above their 2007 bubble-era peak.   Date: 6/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 20, 2016
Today:   CalPERS returning $792,873 in pension payments for Westminster city attorney; Voice of OC’s Santana helps train civic accountants and first day of summer is worst day of heat as OC endures triple-digit scorcher.   Date: 6/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 17, 2016
Today: After critical grand jury report, police boost training to handle mentally ill; O.C. jobless rate dips to 3.6% in May, with 11,700 added to payrolls and Democrats' turnout paying primary dividends.  Date: 6/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 16, 2016
Today: The housing shortfall affects everyone, from the affluent who pay higher home prices to the poor and middle-class; Supervisors bring Dana Point Harbor back under Park Dept. control and California overtakes France to become sixth-largest economy.   Date: 6/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 15, 2016
Today:   Law enforcement main beneficiary of supervisors’ budget tweaks, confronting a ‘Conspiracy of Silence’ with end-of-life care in ethnic communities and mental health treatment is key to slowing gun deaths. Date: 6/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 14, 2016
Today:  Nguyen surpasses Peterson in battle for second in U.S. House race; in Santa Ana, a moment to honor the victims and their families and Southern California police step up patrols near mosques, in LGBT community.  Date: 6/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 13, 2016
Today:  Santa Ana vigil for Orlando's mass shooting victims draws hundreds, did your wage go up? Orange County workers got a $7 billion pay raise in 2015 and state snafu leads to cuts in projected funding for OC law enforcement.  Date: 6/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 10, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register - closing the gender pay gap in OC, Disneyland asking for largest hotel tax subsidy in Anaheim history and mentally ill Inmates in County jails are isolated and over-medicated says Grand Jury.   Date: 6/10/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 9, 2016
Today:  Election 2016: Huge number of last-minute mail-in ballots will slow O.C. results, O.C. supervisors race: Do vs. Martinez could come down to November turnout and Santa Ana Council approves healthy budget. Date: 6/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 8, 2016
Today:  Countywide Ethics Commission overwhelmingly approved, Do narrowly wins First District supervisor race and lifeguard recounts harrowing moments after a shark attack rescue off O.C. Date: 6/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 7, 2016
Today: O.C. Registrar: Voting by mail is up 11% in the county, rehabilitation programs not seeing promised windfall from Prop. 47 and County welcomes new chief of Human Resource Services.  Date: 6/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 6, 2016
Today: Voice of OC's Santana: Is it time for ethics in Orange County? Santa Ana draws flack for proposal to give private school $2.5 Million and Do still king of campaign cash in First District supervisor race. Date: 6/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 3, 2016
Today: Unequal pay: Gender gap is 27% for O.C. jobs, audit says, OC’s Elections Chief talks about the future of voting and FPPC investigating complaint against Do for statue donations.  Date: 6/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 2, 2016
Today: New study shows how OC is a place of park haves and have nots, Garden Grove warned by state over making election documents available and report says rich get richer when Union membership declines. Date: 6/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief: June 1, 2016
Today: Voice of OC: The Rackauckas/Spitzer feud takes another weird turn, elected officials criticize federal cuts to local homeless programs and Fountain Valley council to vote on budget with $1.7 million deficit.  Date: 6/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 31, 2016
Today: OC Homelessness czar gets to work; so should County supervisors, O.C. Assistant D.A. Camille Hill dies, known for Samantha Runnion case prosecution; and issues in the 1st District race issues include crime uptick, the homeless, and accusations of unethical behavior. Date: 5/31/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 27, 2016
Today: Civic Center safety concerns on the rise - Jennifer Muir in the OC Register, OC Health Care Agency’s Public Health Services achieves national accreditation and men own more O.C. homes than women – and pricier ones, reports says. Date: 5/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 26, 2016
A Day of rage, Drama over Irvine councilwoman's consulting work, Mortgage rates rebound upward and more
Date: 5/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 25, 2016
"Supervisors give final approval to Bus Terminal purchase," "OC Supervisors and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad agenda," "Veterans career fair Thursday in Fullerton," and more.
Date: 5/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 24, 2016
Today: Grand jury: Two Orange County agencies have leadership, morale problems, the biggest users: Here’s who spent the most discounted nights at County-owned hotel and taxi driver who says he was kidnapped by O.C. jail escapees sues county. Date: 5/24/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 23, 2016
Today: Political aide’s multiple income streams shows how it pays to be connected, Santana: Homeless camp now keeping people from jury duty and Amin David, founder of Los Amigos of Orange County, dead at 83. Date: 5/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 20, 2016
Today: OCEA members to the rescue! Mesa Water District workers help free man from burning car, House of Blues says goodbye to Downtown Disney and hello to the Anaheim GardenWalk and only hard choices in Westminster as budget crisis continues.
Date: 5/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 19, 2016
Today: Do far ahead of Martinez in fundraising for central OC Supervisor seat, Santa Ana sticks with immigrant detention contract…for now and  medical marijuana: How some Orange County cities are relaxing their rules on pot.
Date: 5/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 18, 2016
Today: Once a mentor to Do, Nguyen now a fierce foe, short-term rental opponents ramping up pressure on Anaheim Council and a push for positive change in Santa Ana’s Willard neighborhood.
Date: 5/18/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 17, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Show working moms how much we care, Fullerton City Council set to decide on voting districts map and, at $645,000, O.C. housing median back to bubble-era prices.
Date: 5/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 16, 2016
Today: Orange County has a new homeless czar, fatal drug overdoses reach 10-year high in Orange County and O.C. whistleblower who exposed TSA weaknesses says he's still being retaliated against.
Date: 5/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 13, 2016
Today: Inside OC: Sheriff Hutchens says likely to run again; discusses jail break, informant scandal; day after audit revealed unauthorized hotel discounts cost O.C. $62,000, Dana Point Harbor director resigns and five things to know about this year’s County Budget.
Date: 5/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 12, 2016
Today: Grand jury: The County is failing foster children with 'insufficient and unsuccessful' efforts, employee discount at publicly owned Dana Point hotel, costing the county up to $62,000 and members only event: FREE paper shredding and E-waste collection event Thursday.
Date: 5/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 11, 2016
Today: Supervisors inch closer to making year-round Homeless Shelter a reality, County approves $70 million, largest bond issued since 1994, to upgrade facilities and Renaissance Faire tickets available at OCEA!
Date: 5/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 10, 2016
Today: OC home to another lawsuit aimed at public-sector unions, convicted double murderer walks free as more jailhouse snitch questions arise and construction, homeless shelter and animal shelter a priority in proposed $6.1 billion Orange County budget.
Date: 5/10/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 9, 2016
Today: This week: Both the haves and haves not on the County agenda, it’s not just secret meetings at OC Water District, look at pay for meetings, man in prison for 18 years, but did he do the crime? Innocence Project looks into O.C. case.
Date: 5/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 6, 2016
Today: Searching for a better understanding of youth crime, Immigrant-Rights protesters shut down meeting on Sheriff’s controversial policy and OC sheriff investigating its own use of jailhouse informants.
Date: 5/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 5, 2016
Today: Grand Jury: County officials derelict in responding to reports, candidates vying for 46th District House seat debate in Newport Beach and OC’s rise in suicides largest among major U.S. counties.
Date: 5/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 4, 2016
Today: The 23rd Annual Best of Orange County Edition is here and your vote counts! Plus, testimony reveals secret ‘blog’ kept by Sheriff’s deputies on jail snitches and Election 2016: Here's how much O.C. candidates have raised and spent.
Date: 5/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 3, 2016
Today: Water District’s secretive committees likely violate open meetings law, Supervisor concerned about County ‘hitting up’ corporate sponsors and janitors in O.C., L.A. counties avoid strike, ratify new contract.
Date: 5/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief: May 2, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir: A step forward, and one back, for veterans, OC Watchdog: Weak audits endanger public purse and Santana: Avoid politics with Public Defender pick. Date: 5/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 29, 2016
Today:  JWA, Fashion Island janitors poised to strike Monday if contract negotiation falls through,  millennials and low-income residents leaving O.C. at higher rates than expected and Months after scathing report on jail informants, DA hasn’t delivered promised response. Date: 4/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 28, 2016
Today: Major turnover in store for CalOptima board, passions flare as Garden Grove council chooses voting districts map and Costa Mesa residents hear pros and cons of community-backed development initiative. Date: 4/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 27, 2016
Today: "Clash in Anaheim over anti-Trump motion leaves girls hurt amid pepper spray, Taser, harsh words," "Months After Scathing Report on Jail Informants, DA Hasn’t Delivered Promised Response," "Irvine quietly cracks down on Airbnb, short-term rentals" and more. Date: 4/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 26, 2016
Today:   FPPC investigates Supervisor Do, Garden Grove and voting districts and CA Tax official got $130k in office furniture  Date: 4/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 26, 2016
Today:   FPPC investigates Supervisor Do, Garden Grove and voting districts and CA Tax official got $130k in office furniture    Date: 4/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 25, 2016
Today: "Berardino: Moving barracks a huge step forward for OC Veterans," "More secret records come to light in snitch scandal," "Before $4.3 million went missing, audit faulted Placentia on its internal controls" and more. Date: 4/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 22, 2016
Today: "OC’s rise in suicides largest among U.S. counties," "State ethics agency opens inquiry into Supervisor's mailers," and "Aerial spraying for mosquitoes rejected for O.C.—at least for now." Date: 4/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 20, 2016
Today: Santa Ana Council hears debate over fate of city jail, Costa Mesa residents will likely cast ballots on voting districts in November and Santa Ana Library receives national award.  Date: 4/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 19, 2016
Today: Santa Ana Council to talk about getting out of the jail business, Costa Mesa latest city to get demand for voting districts, What's happening in Placentia? and more Date: 4/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 16, 2016
Today:  Orange County to fight Voice of OC public records suit, women's products that cost more than men's? It's the 'pink tax', and not everyone's mad and, OCEA Members Only Event: investment options – prospering through the downturns.  Date: 4/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 15, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: New era coming for OC Animal Care, Auditor-Controller OKs mailers, but state watchdog has yet to rule and Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, here are tips for procrastinators. Date: 4/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 14, 2016
Today:  Orange County could be missing out on Prop. 47 money, shortage of psych beds has O.C. supervisors considering partnership options and Placentia finance manager arrested on embezzlement charges. Date: 4/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 13, 2016
Today:  Supervisors approve contracts to build new animal shelter, OC Animal Care launches pet adoption app and wrongful termination suit by former Assessor’s Office staffers headed for trial. Date: 4/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 12, 2016
Today:  Santana: Can the Red Cross handle disaster response in OC? What would it cost to shut down Santa Ana’s jail? And, O.C. rents forecast to rise 9.4 percent by 2018.  Date: 4/12/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 11, 2016
Today:  Former OC Register owner Eric Spitz talks about mistakes, future, CA housing market ranked nation's 8th healthiest, BART agrees to 4 year deal with workers Date: 4/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 8, 2016
Today:  Hooray! It’s Form 700 Day, waiting for a paycheck: 58 employees of Joined Inc. are owed $439,000 and Property tax payment deadline is Monday, April 11! Date: 4/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 7, 2016
Today: Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson no longer a candidate in judicial race, suspensions plummet with new discipline policy in Santa Ana schools and, will Costa Mesa voters tax themselves to pay for affordable housing? $20M bond will be on the November ballot. Date: 4/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 6, 2016
Today:  County undergoing sea change in approach to child abuse prevention, armed and ready: more in Orange County are turning to guns for protection and Costa Mesa shutting down 33 Solid Landings sober living homes. Date: 4/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief: April 5, 2016
Today: $15 minimum wage increase will affect 605,000 O.C. workers over seven years, County Auditor Controller halts payments on Supervisors’ mailers, OC program makes donating food easier Date: 4/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief April 4, 2016
Today:  Santana: Could adding more green lower Santa Ana’s crime rate? Executive team named for So Cal News Group to lead the Orange County Register and on minimum wage, the do-something Legislature outshines a do-nothing Congress. Date: 4/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief April 1, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Momentous week for working Californians, how California's Legislature voted: Did your lawmaker support raising the minimum wage? and the labor history behind the historic minimum wage law.  Date: 4/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 31, 2016
Today:  Historic minimum wage increase goes to Gov. Brown after Legislature gives approval, Orange County jail population declines 15%; study says that's due to Prop. 47 and Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot build homes for veterans inside Tustin hangars. Date: 3/31/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 30, 2016
Today:  Homeless deaths spiking in SoCal’s largest counties,CalAware: Seal Beach Council broke open meetings law and crime's up in Orange County; what's to blame? Date: 3/30/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 28, 2016
Today:  Governor Brown calls deal to hike minimum wage to $15 per hour a matter of economic justice, battleground OC: Get ready for the GOP primary circus to come to town and key report calls for higher pay for Cal State Faculty.   Date: 3/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 25, 2016
Today:  Law firm threatens to sue Costa Mesa, saying council election system dilutes Latino vote, Orange County to seek input on mental-health system at public forum today and advocates tout gains, challenges in Restorative Justice efforts. Date: 3/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 24, 2016
Today:  Anaheim might steer $320 Million in tax subsidies to hoteliers, Garden Grove considers cutting ties with the County’s animal shelter and the fight for $15 an hour minimum wage begins. Date: 3/24/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 23, 2016
Today:  Animal shelter mistreats innocent creatures; city can do better, Santa Ana Civic Center overhaul underway with $7.7 million design contract and Garden Grove residents debate proposals for new voting districts. Date: 3/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 22, 2016
Today:  County to hold hearing on mental health services, Grand Jury is investigating community college district and LAX heightens security after Brussels attack; no changes at John Wayne. Date: 3/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 21, 2016
Today:  Digital First gets court OK to buy The Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Voice of OC: Santana: Heroes Hall Is a monument to freedom, activism  and security video shows reactions to courthouse beating.   Date: 3/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 18, 2016
Today:  DA's Office says investigator acted in self-defense in courthouse fight, Santa Ana to Obama: Protect immigrants from ‘needless deportations’ and L.A. Times owner set to fight antitrust suit to win the Register.  Date: 3/18/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 17, 2016
Today:  Bobby McDonald: Heroes Hall breaks ground at OC Fairgrounds, L.A. Times owner wins auction for the OC Register, Press-Enterprise at $56 million and Supervisors seek public input to improve County’s mental health services.  Date: 3/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 16, 2016
Today:  Activist Debbie Cook: Are special districts shadow governments? OC Sheriff gets advisor to act as ‘Insurance Policy’ against further scandal and OC Supervisors OK housing project for homeless veterans. Date: 3/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 11, 2016
City attorney does not deserve city pension, homeless using the emergency shelter, and UC pension overhaul shifts away from guaranteed benefits, and more Date: 3/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 10, 2016
Today:  Deadline looms for prisoners freed under Prop. 47, a life in transition: Homeless veterans struggle to get by in Orange County and disorder in the court: Defense attorney injured after courthouse argument with DA investigator. Date: 3/10/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 9, 2016
Today:  Amid drastic moves elsewhere, homeless advocates see hope in OC, Orange County gets $17.6 million to help homeless and Garden Grove Council at impasse over response to DA’s report. Date: 3/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 8, 2016
Today:  County opens search for new CalOptima Board members, rather than outsource overseas, UC Irvine students are doing Web work for O.C. startups and O.C. condo sales jump 15% in mid-February.   Date: 3/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 7, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Anaheim vigil showed a city of social justice, proposed gifts ban stalls at Rancho Santiago as criticism mounts and trade union apprenticeships rise as construction booms and workers age out of unions. Date: 3/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 4, 2016
Today: ACLU: Sheriff and DA must tell the truth on jail abuse scandal, Orange County jobs: Unemployment rate dips to 4%, lowest since June 2007 and at 323 feet, Irvine's newest office tower is also Orange County's tallest. Date: 3/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 3, 2016
Today: "Taxi driver kidnapped by jail escapees files $2 million claim against Orange County," "After deadly start to 2016, police say shootings dropped in Santa Ana last month," and "Employees unionize at O.C.'s first licensed pot shop." Date: 3/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 2, 2016
Today: County hires consultant to help improve beleaguered animal shelter, supervisors vote to disclose costs on ballot measures and pass Election Day pay raises because of poll worker shortage. Date: 3/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief March 1, 2016
Today:  District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Public Defender Scott Sanders face off in forum, after violent KKK brawl, marchers in Anaheim try to 'fight fire with love and compassion' and prosecutors to consider charging anti-KKK protesters in Anaheim melee. Date: 3/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 29, 2016
Today: Voice of OC's Santana: Focus for Santa Ana Civic Center should be people not buildings, troubled pasts force hard choices for some undocumented immigrants and Anaheim is land of Disney, not Ku Klux Klan, dismayed residents say. Date: 2/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 26, 2016
Today: Judge Goethals issues another rebuke to Rackauckas in informants saga, why more coughing and body aches? There are three strains of flu to fight this season and L.A./O.C. ranked 5th for housing stability. Date: 2/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 25, 2016
Today: Scope, cost of proposed O.C. ethics commission remain vague, No charges in Brown Act violation, Santa Ana - Living behind cardboard walls Date: 2/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 24, 2016
Today: Supervisors discuss massive overhaul of OC civic center, Supervisors increase top pay for county executives and Michele Martinez jumps into race for First District supervisor seat. Date: 2/24/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 23, 2016
Today:‘People’s Map’ victory a lesson in hardball activism, transportation authority alters plan to cut bus routes and  $1.89 for gas in O.C.: How long will it last? Date: 2/23/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 22, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Santa Ana Civic Center renovation affects more than buildings, Santana: The demise of OIR should trigger calls to Feds and affordable housing: Introduction to a crisis. Date: 2/22/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 19, 2016
Today:   Garden Grove’s big wet gamble, fix Santa Ana's homeless problem before you overhaul the Civic Center, critics say and how did the O.C. inmates saw their way out of jail? Investigators still don't know. Date: 2/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 18, 2016
Today:  At UCI debate, lawyers spar over jailhouse informants, say federal investigation needed, OC sheriff, defends jail escape probe, says too early to conclude jail staffing was a factor and Anaheim neighborhood has become a cautionary tale of sharing economy. Date: 2/18/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 17, 2016
Today: Commentary: Unions could still lose Friedrichs - even if we win, OC’s main provider of homeless services draws fire from advocates and Transportation Authority makes changes to plans for bus route cuts.    Date: 2/17/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 16, 2016
Today: What will become of public-sector unions now in the wake of Justice Scalia's death, Voice of OC’s Santana: Where will Bartlett’s power play lead the County? and in wake of jailhouse informant scandal, finding the next public defender is being watched closely. Date: 2/16/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 11, 2016
Today: O.C. supervisors want to give $100,000 reward to homeless man, Broadcom to cut nearly 700 jobs at Irvine campus and four Orange County hospitals report high rate of potentially deadly infection. Date: 2/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 10, 2016
Today: Supervisors overhaul CalOptima Board for second time in five years, new reports show how County supervisors fill their campaign coffers and Anaheim City Council gives final approval to ‘People’s Map.'  Date: 2/10/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 9, 2016
Today: Grindle: Local candidates need to respect campaign finance rules, economic gaps could harm South County's future, new report says, and the making of a CEO's $232 million retirement.  Date: 2/9/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 8, 2016
Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: County must take lead in giving shelter, Fountain Valley man pleads guilty to political money laundering for Janet Nguyen and Westminster hospital nurses ratify union contract with raises, shift breaks, patient safety training.  Date: 2/8/2016

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 5, 2016
Today: "Big spike in the homeless," "West Virginia repeals prevailing wage," "Borrowers shun bubble-era mortgages" and more. Date: 2/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 4, 2016

Today: Down on his luck but up on the news, San Francisco man could get part of $200,000 reward after helping nab O.C. fugitives, O.C. Sheriff on plunge in marijuana-related arrests: 'It's essentially decriminalized already' and Home Depot to hire more than 80,000 workers for busy spring. 

Date: 2/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 3, 2016

Today: 'I was in a panic': Taxi driver describes a terrifying week with O.C. jail escapees, Anaheim bus drivers, mechanics, ticket agents to vote on union this week and Santa Ana rejects expanded contract for housing immigrant detainees. 

Date: 2/3/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 2, 2016

Today: Santa Ana bus terminal attracts few homeless people, Daily News parent to bid for O.C. Register, Press Enterprise and O.C. jail fugitives abducted cabdriver, argued over killing him, officials say.

Date: 2/2/2016

OCEA Media Brief Feb. 1, 2016

Today: Voice of OC's Santana: County supervisors need to start supervising, 'The entire state can breathe a sigh of relief': An eight-day manhunt for escapees ends, and eight workplace trends to watch this year: Equal pay, higher wages, expanded leave and more.

Date: 2/1/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 29, 2016

Today: Why an ESL teacher might have helped 3 O.C. inmates escape, state political watchdog investigating Irvine councilwoman and  transportation Authority will likely seek refunds for Santa Ana’s senior junkets.

Date: 1/29/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 28, 2016

Today: County gets OK from Feds to use bus depot as emergency homeless shelter, Supervisors debate proposed changes to CalOptima board and at $1,882, Orange County rent reaches record high in 2015.

Date: 1/28/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 27, 2016

Today: Civic Center area health alert, County continues to draw criticism for homeless shelter delays and Santa Ana used taxpayer money to take seniors on gambling junkets according to Voice of OC.

Date: 1/27/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 26, 2016

Today: Voice of OC’s Santana: Do jail escapes reveal funding gap? Timeline: A history of Central Men's Jail, and escapee has been on the lam before, fleeing to Iran.

Date: 1/26/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 25, 2016

Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Public pensions spared attack by ballot measure, anatomy of a jail escape and  new Board of Supervisors chairwoman Lisa Bartlett brings new approach, focus on animal shelter.

Date: 1/25/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 21, 2016
Today: The Costa Mesa City Council votes against public-private ambulance plan, Santa Ana city manager gets $16,000 bonus and the crisis in Flint, Michigan goes deeper than the water. Date: 1/21/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 20, 2016
Today: Why some states want strong public sector unions, union offers strike aid to Cal State University faculty and OC among few counties still denying medical care to undocumented.  Date: 1/20/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 19, 2016
Today: Backers to hold off on pension ballot measures this year, Santa Ana council to consider bonus for city manager… again, and donor for Reagan statue unveiled as Buddhist monk devoted to the former president. Date: 1/19/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 15, 2016
Today: "MLK knew value of the labor movement", "County bus contractor grilled over poor service" and "DO pushes to fast-track Bus terminal purchase for temporary homeless shelter". Date: 1/15/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 14, 2016
Today:  Mexican Mafia chief convicted - again, OC Grand Jury application deadline extended, and Disneyland half-marathoners grumble about costume ban.  Date: 1/14/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 13, 2016
Today:  Supervisor Lisa Bartlett elected Board Chair, OC Supes step up scrutiny of DA after informants scandal report, and firefighters prepare for likely increase in swift-water rescues during El Nino. Date: 1/13/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 11, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the Orange County Register: Public workers keep us safe from storms, legal case attacking union rights in front of Supreme Court and Anaheim city manager denies Mayor’s request to discuss ‘People’s Map.' Date: 1/11/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 7, 2016
Today:  Homeless need shelter now, Obama hit with NAFTA challenge and Monkey selfies. Date: 1/7/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 6, 2016
Today:  Accepting gifts from contractors is just 'good networking', DTSA to get a boutique hotel and how millennials can save the Unions. Date: 1/6/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 5, 2016
Today:  Voice of OC: Santana: 2016 Promises to be a year of fresh starts for County government, ‘A failure of leadership’ in DA’s Office, panel finds and Standard & Poor's upgrades Orange County credit rating. Date: 1/5/2016

OCEA Media Brief Jan. 4, 2016
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: New laws protect workers from exploitation, a week-long string of storms heads into Southern California and Orange County's famously conservative activism is alive but faces a turning point.  Date: 1/4/2016

OCEA Media Brief: December 31, 2015
Today:  Home sales in 'affordable' O.C. communities slip in early December, average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 4.01 percent, and state orders City of San Diego to rescind Carl DeMaio’s Prop. B, offer pensions again. Date: 12/31/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 30, 2015
Today:  It's time to take down those Christmas trees say fire safety officials, 2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape and the Koch brothers lose a round in court. Date: 12/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 29, 2015
Today:  Warmer weather to arrive in OC by the weekend, for 14th year, OCTA to offer free rides on New Year's Eve and  Voice of OC's Santana tells us how the people impacted public policy in 2015. Date: 12/29/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 28, 2015
Today:  Activist Shirley Grindle named one of OC's Most Influential People, Orange County's housing market wraps up 2015 "on a roll," and San Bernardino healing Memorial Show gives community a lift. Date: 12/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 24, 2015
Today:  Orange County employees get approval for nearly 10 percent raise over next three years, gang rivals now friends making random acts of kindness in the Civic Center and winter weather could complicate motorists' holiday travel. Date: 12/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 23, 2015
Today:  Report: OC’s safety net programs do little to cut poverty, sediment from O.C. dredging project will help restore beach sand and a marsh and Teamsters win a $7 million back pay settlement for truck drivers at the port. Date: 12/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 22, 2015
Today:  Voice of OC's Santana: OC Supervisors offer hope for homeless this Holiday Season, an Irvine corruption fighter has her own ethical issues and City Attorney Dick Jones’ sweet deal in Westminster. Date: 12/22/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 21, 2015
Today:  The Register names OCEA's Jennifer Muir one of the County's 100 most influential people, Carlos Bustamante pleads guilty to sex crimes and educators at Anaheim Union High School District ask for a moratorium on charter schools. Date: 12/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 18, 2015
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Remember those in need at holidays, supervisors reach tentative labor deal with County employees union, heated debate follows proposal to nix Anaheim streetcar project. Date: 12/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: December 17, 2015
Today:  Vote planned on tentative agreement with largest labor union, County of Orange, two winter homeless shelters allowed to  have full occupancy once more and housing prices up 6.8%: New median $623,000 is up $223,000 since winter of 2012. Date: 12/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec.16, 2015
Today:  Protestors shut down Anaheim City Council meeting, Garden Grove adds further protections against nepotism and Supervisors sign-off on oversight agency for DA. Date: 12/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 15, 2015
Today:  With occupancy cuts, OC winter shelter stops accepting walk-ups, bankruptcy judge approves financing for owner of O.C. Register and heated debate follows proposal to nix Anaheim streetcar project. Date: 12/15/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 14, 2015
Today:  Deadly winter forecast has homeless on edge, Anaheim streetcar project dealt another blow and missing cases cast shadow on jail informants investigation. Date: 12/14/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 11, 2015
Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: When public servants become victims, heroes, Orange County to conduct active shooter training for employees and dangerously high waves expected Friday and Saturday along O.C. coast Date: 12/11/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 10, 2015
Today: Pillars of the American Dream, middle class families no longer in the majority, study finds, DA’s office rebuked for blocking Dekraai judge from other cases and public schools in Anaheim actually work says Larsen.  Date: 12/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 9, 2015
Today: Two OC labor leaders appointed to State Board, College district leaders to review travel, gift rules and Senate scraps No Child Left Behind, education battle moves to states.  Date: 12/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 7, 2015
Today:  Mired in dysfunction, Westminster Council seeks to avoid future bankruptcy, Dana Point Harbor contractor pleads guilty to defrauding County taxpayers and Latino groups accuse Anaheim City Council of ‘Intentional Discrimination’. Date: 12/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 4, 2015
Today:  Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Don't sell off OC public schools to private interests, compensation to Rancho Santiago trustees among the state's highest and Irvine PD swears in its first female chief. Date: 12/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 3, 2015
Today: Animal rights activists alarmed by OC Animal Care kill rate, The gap between haves, have-nots grows in Orange County and the US military opens all combat jobs to women. Date: 12/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 2, 2015
Today: "After shooting Orange County authorites on alert, but no special security in place,"Santa Ana police seek public's help identifying armed robbery suspect," and "New signage for Downtown Santa Ana sparks controversy." Date: 12/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 1, 2015
Today: Garden Grove residents to weigh in on district elections process, the travel practices of the Rancho Santiago College District trustees are under scrutiny and the California Teachers Association face a tough test.  Date: 12/1/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 30, 2015
Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Cal State students paying more for less, OC Winter homeless shelters now open and regulators take on a new battle for clean air in California. Date: 11/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 25, 2015
Today: Is a termed-out County supervisor angling for another term? Democrats censure Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman and Newport Beach may switch animal shelter provider. Date: 11/25/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 24, 2015
Today: Disney IT workers prepare to sue the company over foreign replacements,  Voice of OC's Santana says El Nino rains could force the Homeless issue downtown and the OC Register continues its series on jailhouse informants. Date: 11/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 23, 2015
Today: County leaders support a new approach to juvenile justice, a new era in Garden Grove gets off to an uneven start and County residents get a break at the gas pump this Thanksgiving. Date: 11/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 20, 2015
Today: A day when everyone's on the same side, CalPERS pay-down plan isn't fast enough for Gov. Jerry Brown and What a refugee-turned-labor leader thinks of our backlash against refugees. Date: 11/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 19, 2015
Today: Former county assessor found guilty of filing false election papers, from the NY Daily News: Orange County’s perfect appearance can’t hide massive government dishonesty and Judge OKs retrial in murder case after O.C. deputies won't testify on use of jailhouse informant. Date: 11/19/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 18, 2015
Today: Orange County supervisors approve a permanent homeless shelter in Anaheim, the Anaheim City Council excludes a Latino majority district from the 2016 ballot, and OC democrats to honor retired OCEA Gen. Manager Nick their upcoming event. Date: 11/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 17, 2015
Today: The District Attorney's office is honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, saved from wrecking ball: Taco Bell to relocate original 1962 Downey food stand to Irvine and  CalPERS moves to reduce investment risk, lower profit expectations. Date: 11/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 16, 2015

Today: Voice of OC's Santana: A homeless shelter isn't a strategy, Sky High clinic that refuses to close is a flashpoint in Santa Ana's pot wars and vacations, groceries, hotels: Supervisor Spitzer's spending from obscure fund raises questions.












Date: 11/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 13, 2015

Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Teachers' suit is another corporate attack on workers, Voice of OC: Reader Poll: Which is the bigger boondoggle – ARTIC or the Great Park? and

trial begins for former County Assessor Webster Guillory













Date: 11/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 12, 2015

Today: Family ties run deep at Garden Grove City Hall, documents indicate DA violated court order on Toyota settlement money and thousands attend the third annual Veterans Day celebration at the OC Fair & Event Center.













Date: 11/12/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 10, 2015

Today: Berardino: Join us at the Fairgrounds to salute vets, DA pushes back against effort to expand county oversight office and OCTA may end some low-performing routes, beef up service elsewhere













Date: 11/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 9, 2015

Today: Vietnam vets are the  focus of special day at fairgrounds, Voice of OC's  Santana: OC supervisors continue to face an accountability crisis and County loses out on competition for jail funds.













Date: 11/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 6, 2015

Today: Voice of OC offers a  peek inside the world of Todd Spitzer, Inc., a Costa Mesa councilman proposes $20 million bond measure for affordable housing and Cal-OSHA proposes regulations To prevent workplace violence.













Date: 11/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 5, 2015

Today: Life along OC riverbeds comes with the threat of drowning, Boeing to pay $57 million to settle suit over retirement plan and Santa Ana mayor faces possible ouster from air quality board













Date: 11/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 4, 2015

Today: "DA charges Fountain Valley man with money laundering for Nguyen Campaign," "Political intrigue surrounds Anaheim streetcar report," "California State University faculty authorizes union to call strike" and more.

Date: 11/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 3, 2015

Today: Children of top DA officials land coveted jobs in the office, County inaction on bus shelter for homeless could spark protest and Taco Bell says Uber rider arrested in attack on driver 'can no longer work for us.'













Date: 11/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: November 2, 2015

Today: No criminal charges filed against Fire Authority officials in HAZMAT probe, DA criticized for plans to spend settlement money on gang program and can prosecutors use grand juries, which meet in secret without the defendants or their attorneys present, to indict juveniles?













Date: 11/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 30, 2015

Today: Jennifer Muir in the OC Register: Market workers fight big foreign corporation, County and the City of Orange reach agreement on former landfill contamination and strong but slowing OC job growth over two years, Cal State Fullerton forecast predicts













Date: 10/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 29, 2015

Today: Orange County wants to build a stronger high tech sector, The County's cancelled public affairs show "Inside OC," makes a comeback and the decline of America's middle class is explained.














Date: 10/29/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 28, 2015

Today: Who funds California politicians?, Fed may consider December rate hike, Sacramento council approves $12.50 minimum wage














Date: 10/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 27, 2015

Today: Veterans Day event at fairgrounds a celebration, OC Register: DA told in 1999 that use of jailhouse informants was problematic, and Anaheim ARTIC station called a "wasteland."














Date: 10/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 26, 2015

Today: Voice of OC's Norberto Santana on Supervisor Nelson's pension predicament, City of Anaheim maps out its new election districts and California's public utilities are big money political players.














Date: 10/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 23, 2015

Today: Veterans deserve our thanks, help - Jennifer Muir, Orange County is seeking state funds to rebuild its jail, and OC Supervisors sign off on raise for home care workers.














Date: 10/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 21, 2015

Today: Activist Shirley Grindle get her wish: County Ethics Commission to go before voters, John Wayne Airport has a new director and Santa Ana bans short-term home rentals.














Date: 10/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 20, 2015

Today: OC Supervisors discuss expanded role for Watchdog office in light of recent scandal, optimism in the building industry reaches a 10-year high, and ad-hoc OC supervisors committee to review mental health delivery services.














Date: 10/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 19, 2015

Today: Will OC Supervisors expand the Office of Independent Review?, candidates vying for the 46th Congressional District seat play nice in first debate, and construction of new "Star Wars" attraction forces closure of some much love Disneyland rides.














Date: 10/19/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 16, 2015

Today: Jennifer Muir: New law expands government transparency, activist says watered-down Ethics Commission represents progress and County supervisors take a look at mental health issues.














Date: 10/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 15, 2015

Today: How the County's Ethics Commission plan changed, Chairman Spitzer says County is paying too much for road improvement extension and Garden Grove OKs $42 million bond payment for Waterpark project.













Date: 10/15/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 13, 2015

Today: Governor Brown signs government transparency bill sponsored by OCEA, Voice of OC's Santana asks, "Is it a crime to be homeless in Anaheim?" and "Cadillac" healthcare tax could use a tune up.













Date: 10/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 9, 2015

Today: Jennifer Muir - State takes lead in gender pay equality, County promises animal activists a say in euthanasia policy and three OC beaches are closed after aggressive shark is sited.













Date: 10/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 8, 2015

Today: Constitutional amendment could shed light on "Dark Money," Anaheim City Council gives up texting and emailing during meetings and OC faces skilled labor deficit according to report.













Date: 10/8/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 7, 2015

Today: Proposed County ethics commission takes another step toward reality, judges will not have to testify in illegal informant case, and a drastically scaled back development project in Anaheim moves forward.













Date: 10/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 6, 2015

Today: Counties awash in mental health money amid oversight concerns, Supervisors delay vote on John Wayne Airport improvements, and Governor Brown signs equal pay legislation.













Date: 10/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 5, 2015

Today: Orange County Supervisors to discuss dueling Ethics Commission proposals at Tuesday's board meeting, Disneyland's annual pass tops $1,000, and the County's new transportation hub ARTIC is performing well below projections.













Date: 10/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 3, 2015

Today: Jennifer Muir: $15 minimum wage doomsayers are wrong, County officials unveil proposed homeless shelter "safety plan" and study casts doubt on effectiveness of Santa Ana gang injunction.













Date: 10/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: October 1, 2015

Today: New York Times calls for a federal investigation of Orange County DA's office, Orange County GOP's anti-union edict is ignored once again, and Anaheim moves forward with homeless shelter proposal.













Date: 10/1/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 30, 2015

Today: Grand Jury provides more fodder for controversy over Anaheim Convention Center financing, Democrats hope for Governor's signature on bill to simplify voter registration and freeway alert system will be used to help find hit-and-run drivers. 













Date: 9/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 29, 2015

Today: OC Supervisors join the pack to save Karma the wolf-dog hybrid, a Garden Grove City Council decision clears the way for district based elections and County officials say the death of an elderly Buena Park woman is due to West Nile Virus complications.













Date: 9/29/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 28, 2015

Today: Supervisors say the County needs a "Homeless" czar, former Villa Park Councilmember and Assembly candidate Deborah Pauly arrested for drunken driving, and OC wage increase tops national averages.













Date: 9/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 25, 2015

Today: Lessons learned from the rise and fall of Scott Walker, Supervisors are looking for a new Animal Shelter location and Chairman Spitzer continues his effort to save Karma the wolf-dog. 













Date: 9/25/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 24, 2015

Today: Supervisors strike deal on controversial COIN ordinance, Santa Ana ponders best way of using rare surplus and local paper shines a light on forced arbitration.













Date: 9/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 23, 2015

Today: Time is running out for wolf-dog hybrid, County Supervisors appear ready to support an Ethics Commission and a Costa Mesa initiative aims to limit development at Fairview Park.













Date: 9/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 21, 2015

Today: Eight OC industries with record demand for workers, residents cheer City of Anaheim's proposed council district map and OCEA's annual Health Fair is tomorrow!













Date: 9/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 18, 2015

Today: Unions key to middle-class future, John Wayne Airport celebrates Silver Anniversary in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, and OCEA Health Fair is next Tuesday.













Date: 9/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 17, 2015

Today: Supervisor's chairman asks that dog deemed vicious by County Animal Care be spared, the Great Wolf Lodge is slated to open in March, 2016 in Garden Grove and Chapman Global Medical Center will unionize.












Date: 9/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 16, 2015

Today: Will Governor Brown go up on CRONEY? Anaheim City Council considers support for Anaheim schools and in Democratic California, which 2016 candidates receive the most campaign money? The answer will surprise you.












Date: 9/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 14, 2015

Today: Scott Walker bows out of Anaheim convention speech, Democrats control the state but have untapped electoral potential and many Californians at the local level find politics pointless.












Date: 9/14/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 11, 2015

Today: The many downsides of outsourcing, Legislature passes local government transparency law, and a voice for the migrant worker passes away.












Date: 9/11/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 10, 2015

Today: County stashing mental health funds while needs go unmet, CalOptima slashes rates paid for care of Medi-Cal patients, and Orange County students do better than most on Common Core tests.












Date: 9/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 9, 2015

Today: The plight of farm workers is remembered during a Labor Day event at the OC Fair & Event Center, a major grocery chain fails to find a foothold in Orange County, and the OC prosecutor at the center of a "snitch" scandal calls it quits.












Date: 9/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 8, 2015

Today: OC Fairgrounds Offers Chance for Frank Table Talk on Labor Day, Memorial Honors County's Agricultural Past and Did Politics Trump Quality in Vote on Orange County Landfill Contract? 












Date: 9/8/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 4, 2015

Today: Armed O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer Recalls His Citizen's Arrest, Handcuffing of Man in Foothill Ranch Restaurant; Recalling Struggles of OC Workers Past and Present; OCEA's Health Fair and Farmers Market arrives Sept. 22.








Date: 9/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 3, 2015

Today: OCEA's annual Health Fair and Farmers Market is set for September 22, Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring says parks where the homeless congregate should be turned into dog parks and activists show up in force at a Board of Supervisors meeting to protest animal shelter conditions.





Date: 9/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: September 2, 2015

Today: Union leaders assail supervisors over backtracking on negotiations promise, Voice of OC's Santana: No police oversight is better than faux police oversight and candidate with strong hospital industry ties running for CalOptima board seat marked "public."





Date: 9/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 31, 2015

Today: Orange County commits to new animal shelter policies in wake of lawsuit, the game is up on the Reed-DeMaio pension initiative according to letter writer and the OC jail implements water saving program.





Date: 8/31/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 28, 2015

Today: Jennifer Muir: Apply transparency to government contracts not just union negotiations, charges are reduced for private detectives accused of harassing Costa Mesa officials, and desalination opponents rail against Huntington Beach location.





Date: 8/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 27, 2015

Today: Leaders of pension-cutting ballot proposal look for signatures on-line, analysts say proposed initiative would mean financial disaster and

former OC GOP chairman denies Lake Forest Councilman offered him cash.





Date: 8/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 26, 2015

Today: Supervisors Draw Fire With Closed-Door Decision on Labor Negotiations Law,

Supervisors Slated to Delay Plans to Ax OIR Director and  Counties Less Likely to Refer Juveniles to Immigration Authorities


Date: 8/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 25, 2015

Today: OC Supervisors trash auditors and accountability, John Wayne Airport Tower is criticized and  oil prices are plunging, so why Isn't gas cheaper?

Date: 8/25/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 24, 2015

Today: State GOP, Presidential Hopefuls Headed to O.C., In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk and Controversial Tennis Center Renovation Back in Anaheim Budget.

Date: 8/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 21, 2015

Today: Reform initiative threatens pensions, Caregivers face daunting tangle of regulations and County officials will weigh in on Anaheim's proposed $318 million streetcar.

Date: 8/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 20, 2015

Today: On the job - Don't let sick leave law give you a headache, OC residents less stressed about retirement than the rest of the country, and bus ridership drops and the OCTA wants to know why.

Date: 8/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 19, 2015

Today: Churches and cops work to help human trafficking victims off of Orange County streets, groups take sides in Costa Mesa development questions and the decline of air fares in July slows down inflation.

Date: 8/19/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 18, 2015

Today: Record adoptions numbers at OC Animal Care during "Clear the Shelters Adoption" event, what can you buy in Orange County for $700,000 and there is a retirement seminar coming up you don't want to miss.

Date: 8/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 17, 2015

Today: A new way to battle homelessness gains traction, Orange County leads the way in water recycling but efforts are underway to do more and Disney's Star Wars Land construction won't take place at light speed.

Date: 8/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 14, 2015

Today: OCEA's Jennifer Muir discusses the Koch brothers and their recent event in OC, nail salon employees speak out against tough working conditions and the Santa Ana-Garden Grove proposed rail line moves forward.

Date: 8/14/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 13, 2015

Today: "Survey - After 10-years, transportation officials want to know what you think of Measure M," "This weekend is going to be a hot one," "Are there enough construction workers."

Date: 8/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 12, 2015
Today: Secretary of State Kamala Harris issued her summary of the new pension reform initiative, OC Human Resources Director is retiring and Garden Grove's Mayor calls it as he sees it - on tape. Date: 8/12/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 10, 2015
Today: OC  Supervisors wake up to civic center Homeless explosion, Opportunity gap and income disparity are subjects of a new report and Move to cut the size of Fire Authority board remains a hot topic. Date: 8/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 7, 2015
Today: OC Supes postpone a decision on suspension of COIN, an Anaheim city council member takes a trip courtesy of Disney and California is looking for school teachers. Date: 8/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 6, 2015
Today: Another View: Transparency Isn't just for hard working County employees, Supervisors relinquish control over internal audit office, and Little Saigon politics are taking a turn for the liberal. Date: 8/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 4, 2015
Today: Supervisors to Vote on Restructuring Oversight of Internal Auditor, County Home Health Workers Seeking Raise and California Minimum Wage Initiative Cleared for Signatures Date: 8/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: August 3, 2015
Today: Trump Not Wanted at Orange County Koch Brothers Event, County Supervisors To Decide on Flipping Coin, and County's Homeless Population Growing
Date: 8/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 31, 2015
Today: Report: "Orange County Will See Job Gains, But Growing, Inequality," "Three Charged with Taking Workers' Wages on Projects, Including at Santa Ana School," and "From Coast to Coast, Workers Winning on Raising Wages Agenda" and more.  Date: 7/31/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 30, 2015

Today: "O.C. Leads the Way With New Voter System," "Garden Grove Council Considers First Raise in 40 Years" , "Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions to Hire 1,400 full- and part-time Employees in Southern California, Including 300 in O.C." and more.

Date: 7/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 28, 2015

Today: "A Fighter Steps Out of the Ring," "O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens Blasts Attorney General Investigation of Jailhouse Informants" , "Google Express Workers File for Representation by Teamsters Union" and more.

Date: 7/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 27, 2015

Today: "Middle Income Earners Have Been Largely Locked out of Wage Gains," "Experts Testify on Civilian Oversight of Police" , "IMF: Unionization, Higher Wages Reduce Income Inequality" and more.

Date: 7/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 24, 2015

Today: "Salary Gap Widens," "Why Play Video Games" , "Where corporations plot their mischief" and more.

Date: 7/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 23, 2015

Today: "DoJ 'keeping an eye' on the DA," "County Economy Booming" , "GOP Threatens Crack Down on 'Sanctuary Cities'" and more.

Date: 7/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 22, 2015
Today: OC Restaurants won't be getting a grade, Supervisors prep for possible Ethics Commission, Anaheim's newest City Manager starts work and more. Date: 7/22/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 21, 2015
Today: "Pre-Paying Pensions Saves Millions," "South County Cities Eye Local Shelter Following Negative Report on OC Animal Care," "California is a 'No ALEC Zone'," and more.
Date: 7/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 20, 2015
Today: "A Crisis of Confidence in our Justice System", "Grindle's Last Crusade", "More Commuters Ditching the Bus", and more.
Date: 7/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 17, 2015
Today: "Walker no friend of working americans", "Beer taps instead of soda fountains","House passes California drought bill" and more.
Date: 7/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 16, 2015
Today: "State Looks at County Auditing", "Supes not Amused by Sexual Reference"."Cost of OC Living at Al-time High"," and more. Date: 7/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 15, 2015

Today: "County Juvenile Hall Population Dropping Along With Crime Rate," "O.C. Judge was wrong to pull DA" , "CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosed" and more.

Date: 7/15/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 14, 2015

Today: "Will Pension Initiative Gut Public Retirements?," "What Happened With Spitzer’s Order on Financial Interest Disclosures?" , "Orange County brush fire sparked by mower on access road" and more.

Date: 7/14/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 13, 2015

Today: "Santana: Civic Center Shows What Politicization of County Board Brings," "Santa Ana Councilman Peddling Himself as a Pot Shop Consultant" , "On its 125th Anniversary, How the OC Fair Went from Horse Races to Deep-fried Fun" and more.

Date: 7/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 10, 2015

Today: "Newport Beach Councilman's hate speech," "Officials under fire for Trash Dump at School" , "21.5 Million people exposed in hack" and more.

Date: 7/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 9, 2015

Today: "In Rare Move, County Prosecutor Runs Against Sitting Judge," "Fullerton Residents to Decide on District-Based Elections" , "Anaheim's Voting Maps Coming Into Focus" and more.

Date: 7/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 8, 2015

Today: "Electeds Financed by Disneyland Rushed to Support Tax Shield for Resort," "County Counsel’s Office Knew About Secret Inmate Tracking System" , "What China's Bursting Stock bubble Means for the U.S. Economy" and more.

Date: 7/8/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 7, 2015

Today: "Xerox Collapse," "Restructuring OCFA" , "$331 million for homeowners" and more.

Date: 7/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 6, 2015

Today: "Sharing Economy Leaves Out Middle Class Jobs," "Latino Advocate Alleges OC Register Reporter Excluded Him from Ticket Tax Coverage" , "OC DA Under Fire" and more.

Date: 7/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 3, 2015

Today: "Protect Workers from Wage Theft," "State Rules County Violated Labor Laws When Passing COIN" , "Disneyland Would Expand With or Without Ticket Tax" and more.

Date: 7/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 2, 2015

Today: "Export-Import Bank's Expiration a Victory for Billionaire Koch Brothers," "U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs; Unemployment at 5.3%" , "Conservative Overreach May Explain Liberal Victories in Supreme Court" and more.

Date: 7/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: July 1, 2015

Today: "Does the Argument Behind Anaheim’s Luxury Hotel Subsidy Plan Hold Water?," "Obama and Labor Reconcile, Sort of, on Overtime" , "How the Federal Reserve Could Help Give You a Raise" and more.

Date: 7/1/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 30, 2015

Today: "Supervisors Approve Changes to Troubled Xerox Contract," "Here's Why Disney is Working to Stop an Anaheim Gate Tax and Why the City Needs It" , "President Obama Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 5 million" and more.

Date: 6/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 29, 2015

Today: "Xerox Contract Change Set for Approval Monday Morning," "County Approves $5.8 Billion Budget" , "Tired of OIR, OC Supes Refocus on Appointing a Party Planner-In-Chief."

Date: 6/29/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 26, 2015

Today: "Supreme Court 'Thunderbolt' Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide," "Orange County Must Broaden Understanding of Public Safety" , "Anaheim to Extend Deal Protecting Disney From Entertainment Taxes."

Date: 6/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 25, 2015

Today: "Time is Now for an Ethics Commission" , "Dana Rohrabacher’s Campaign Treasurer Accused of Embezzlement" , "Irvine Eliminates Business License Fee of $51."

Date: 6/25/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 24, 2015

Today: "When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?" , "Transparency Initiatives Suffer as Garden Grove Council Passes Budget" , "Supervisors Reverse Course, Continue Funding Sheriff’s Department Watchdog."

Date: 6/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 23, 2015

Today: "Health Records Project Balloons" , "Accounting Blunder in Westminster" , "Obama's Fast-Track trade bill" and more.

Date: 6/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 22, 2015

Today: "Pre-Retirement: Roth, Rollovers and Taxes," "Political Appointees Are Behind OC’s Rotting Animal Shelter," "Todd Spitzer wants to save independent oversight for Orange County Sheriff's Department, but fire director Stephen Connolly" and more.

Date: 6/22/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 18, 2015

Today: "It's the last chance to fix restaurant ratings in Orange County," "How will the state budget affect Orange County? Schools, social services may benefit," "Life span 18 years shorter for those with serious mental illness, O.C. report finds" and more.

Date: 6/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 17, 2015

Today: "Anaheim Council approves another hotel subsidy deal," "Budget decision or pushed out? Lawsuit trial pits 5 ex-sheriff’s officials against O.C. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens," "Budget battle victory goes to Gov. Brown" and more.

Date: 6/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 16, 2015

Today: "Pension Board Slams Actuary Firm for $12 Million Payment Hike," "Another O.C. merger reminds us that 'synergies' means layoffs - but it didn't always," "Judge Rules Walmart Violated Minimum Wage Laws, Stiffed Truckers Out Of Millions" and more.

Date: 6/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 15, 2015

Today: "O.C. deputies' pension calculations all above board," "What’s Next After Demise of Independent Police Review in OC?,"Why your skimpy raise isn't so skimpy when you consider inflation" and more.

Date: 6/15/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 12, 2015

Today: "Food safety should be county priority," "Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements.,"Garden Grove to Pick New City Manager from Cincinnati" and more.

Date: 6/12/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 11, 2015

Today: "Free Shred & eWaste Day at OCEA," "OC Supervisors to De-Fund Office That Reviews Sheriff’s Department Investigations,"Meet OC’s Biggest NIMBY on Homelessness; County Supervisors" and more.

Date: 6/11/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 9, 2015

Today: "Daly Tries Again to Strip Audit Power from County Supervisors," "County Budget Hearing Kicks Off With Some Requests Not Recommended for Funding,"'He gives it to you straight': Meet the insider who's now running Orange County's government" and more.

Date: 6/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 5, 2015

Today: "Jump in Food Safety Violations Prompts Debate by OC Supervisors," "OC Business Council CEO Talks Jobs, Economy," "US job growth solid with 280,000 new hires; rate inches up to 5.5 percent" and more.

Date: 6/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 4, 2015

Today: "California pension initiative requires public vote on retirement benefits," "Statement on Reed/DeMaio Pension Measure from Dave Low, Chairman, Californians for Retirement Security," "$13 an hour by 2017? California joins minimum wage battle with new bill" and more.

Date: 6/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 3, 2015

Today: "Costa Mesa settles employee union lawsuit over mass layoff attempt," "Plans For OC’s First Year-Round Homeless Shelter Move Forward," "State Senate OKs measures on immigrant healthcare, e-cigarettes" and more.

Date: 6/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 2, 2015
Today: "IT System Outages Hit Multiple County Departments," "Lights, Camera, Action! Inside OC’s Jails," "D.A.'s office: No charges in Costa Mesa's anniversary celebration" and more. Date: 6/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: June 1, 2015
Today: "Meet the County Cleaner," "County supervisors to vote on buying land for homeless shelter in Anaheim," "O.C.'s proposed 'Lexus lanes' may see more Toyotas" and more. Date: 6/1/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 29, 2015
Today: "The High Price of Rising County Revenues in OC," "DA Deficient in Training and Oversight of Major Cases," "Jerry Brown’s budget aims to end California personnel shell game" and more. Date: 5/29/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 28, 2015
Today: "Five Things to Know About the County Budget," "Flawed GPS, overworked parole officers led to her daughter's death in O.C. serial killings," "Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief" and more. Date: 5/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 27, 2015
Today: "Orange County D.A. official required to share more financial information," "Irvine Council Repeals Living Wage Ordinance," "L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers" and more. Date: 5/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 26, 2015
Today: "City of Irvine Should Support Living Wage for Workers," "Animals Remain Low on OC Supervisors' Priority List," "U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether 'one person, one vote' includes non-citizens" and more. Date: 5/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 21, 2015
Today: "Buried report shows Irvine would save big by leaving Fire Authority," "OCEA will host Home Buyer Orientation 101," "OC Register: 22nd annual best of OC" and more. Date: 5/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 20, 2015
Today: "County officials mum on details of Xerox cost overruns," "Is Orange County next? L.A. council eyes $15 minimum wage by 2020," "Santa Ana Mayor honors retiring labor leader" and more. Date: 5/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 19, 2015
Today: "Q&A with Norberto Santana Jr.," "Garden Grove to make transparency high priority," "L.A. City Council approves increase in City's Minimum Wage" and more. Date: 5/19/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 18, 2015

Today: "Should Supervisors have greater say in work of Human Relations Council?," "Gaffe or not, Sanchez train has left the station in Senate race," "Gains made in workforce, but obstacles persist" and more.

Date: 5/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 15, 2015

Today: "Health workers protect O.C.," "Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early," "Sanchez jumps into race for Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat" and more.

Date: 5/15/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 14, 2015

Today: "California Gov. Jerry Brown proposes record $115.3 billion budget geared largely toward schools, the poor," "Irvine City council to consider repealing living wage law," "Garden Grove moves to boost translation services" and more.

Date: 5/14/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 13, 2015

Today: "New County CEO starts by reaching out to employees," "The demolition of workers comp," "22nd annual best of OC" and more.

Date: 5/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 12, 2015

Today: "Frank Kim takes helm as new County CEO," "Orange County officials unveil $5.8 billion budget proposal," "OCEA Presents: Identity Theft " and more.

Date: 5/12/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 11, 2015

Today: "Frank Kim must sell OC on County government," "New County Budget Proposal," "Orange County Supervisors oppose affordable housing bill, citing fee increase" and more.

Date: 5/11/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 8, 2015
Over the decades, as a union guy – often the union guy – Berardino helped get county employees a strong retirement plan, saved hundreds of their jobs (particularly during the county’s bankruptcy in 1994) and helped fight off attempts by Costa Mesa to outsource jobs. Date: 5/8/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 7, 2015
Today: "Questions continue to dog the Great Park auditors," "UCI offers prize for poverty solutions," "A history of choking off transparency at Cal State Fullerton" and more. Date: 5/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 6, 2015
Today: "Supervisors select new Orange County CEO," "Supervisor Nelson confirms desire to become judge," "Newport councilman being investigated by state political practices panel" and more. Date: 5/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 5, 2015
Today: "Spitzer client at the center of controversial zoning change," "Nation should follow SF’s lead on minimum wage," "Two Tet Festival organizers ousted amid embezzlement allegations" and more. Date: 5/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: May 4, 2015
Today: "Supermarket chain doesn’t merit your support," "OC gets a chance to stomp out cronyism in government," "Candidates get early start for State Senate race" and more. Date: 5/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 30, 2015
Today: "City Hall meeting room to cost $1 million," "Pulido never sought City Attorney advice on personal loan," "What we can learn from the workers, activists, and even politicians who tore down the first Gilded Age" and more. Date: 4/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 29, 2015
Today: "The ingredients of corrupt Governments," "Supervisors finally make a decision on ambulance firms," "Questions surround ex-Anaheim Councilwoman’s dinner with developer" and more. Date: 4/29/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 27, 2015
Today: "Can we really trust OC leaders to police themselves?," "How they became us: Orange County changed forever in the 40 years since the fall of Saigon," "Speculation underway for possible Sanchez replacement" and more. Date: 4/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 24, 2015
Today: "Ethics needed in public office," "DA and Supervisors’ Chairman clash over DNA lab oversight," "Former County Assessor back in court for pretrial hearing" and more. Date: 4/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 23, 2015
Today: "Santa Ana Awards Federal Grants to Non-Profits," "#TBT to the days before OSHA," "OC Wages 12% Higher than rest of US but cost of living more too" and more. Date: 4/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 22, 2015

Today: "2015 OCEA Board of Directors Scholarship Applications," "Supervisors fire County’s top Performance Auditor,"Grindle asks County Counsel to rule on Schroeder disclosure" and more.

Date: 4/22/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 21, 2015

Today: "In preparation of 2015 MOU Negotiations, please join us for BARGAINING 101," "Departure of County performance auditor could be imminent,"Garden Grove planners envision a new-look downtown" and more.

Date: 4/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 20, 2015

Today: "In preparation of 2015 MOU Negotiations, please join us for BARGAINING 101," "Food safety violations jump in Orange County restaurants," "Wage war: As low wage protests grow, some companies are making concessions. But are they enough?" and more.

Date: 4/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 16, 2015

Today: "Bargaining 101," "Political Ethics Enforcement," "Labor Legislative Conference" and more.

Date: 4/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 14, 2015

Today: "OCEA Presents: Bargaining 101," "Keeping Watch: County Government’s most thankless job," "O.C. Supervisor Andrew Do dismisses allegation that he lives outside his district" and more.

Date: 4/14/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 13, 2015
Today: "Do Questions Centralization of County HR," "Labor's Joint Legislative Conference 2015," "Can Labor Bring Wall Street Back to Main Street" and more. Date: 4/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 10, 2015
Today: "OC feels dangers of IT contracting," "Unions picket pension-change meeting in Sacramento," "Doctors at UC Student Health Clinics Start Strike" and more. Date: 4/11/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 8, 2015
Today: "County CEO Mike Giancola To Retire," "County Needs to Focus on Diversity," "Fighting California Drought" and more. Date: 4/8/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 7, 2015
Today: "County Pension System On Very Good Track," "Which State Lawmakers Back Unions," "What Can We Learn From the Workers" and more. Date: 4/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 6, 2015
Today: "Workers Standing Together," "Unions Are a Woman's Best Friend," "Top iconic foods with O.C. roots" and more. Date: 4/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 2, 2015
Today: "Workers stand together for $15 and full time at Walmart," "Tell Congress Fast Track Is a Bad Deal," "Scott Walker still pledging to let 185,000 Wisconsinites lose their health insurance" and more. Date: 4/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: April 1, 2015
Today: "The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich," "Editor praises Berardino's Journalism Legacy," "AFL-CIO Backs Baja Farm Workers’ Rights" and more. Date: 4/1/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 31, 2015
Today: "He brought OC Labor back," "OC needs 50,000 homes to keep up with job growth," "LA County supes study raising minimum wage" and more. Date: 3/31/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 30, 2015
Today: "Influx of Prison Inmates Felt at Santa Ana Civic Center," "California agriculture industry could lose $1 billion in two years because of drought," "Union cancels Indiana conference over 'un-American' discrimination law" and more. Date: 3/30/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 27, 2015
Today: "Corporate sponsorships for Animal Shelter, Other agencies," "Supervisors clash over politicking," "Rich Actors from Orange County" and more. Date: 3/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 26, 2015
Today: "OC Fair creates nonprofit to fund planned veterans' museum operations," "County Supervisors Consider Homeless Shelter Site in Anaheim," "Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp" and more. Date: 3/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 25, 2015
Today: "Sparks Fly as Supervisors Debate Adding Political Aides," "Poseidon Wants OC to Overpay For Its Desalinated Water for 50 Years," "Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 2015" and more. Date: 3/25/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 24, 2015
Today: "County Supervisors debate $1 million contract for water pollution outreach," "Retirement Crisis: The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed for Many Americans," "Irvine releases investigative reports on Great Park" and more. Date: 3/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 23, 2015
Today: "County to Spend $365,000 on Expanding Ranks of Political Aides," "No, California won't run out of water in a year," "Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Job-Killing Train Wreck" and more. Date: 3/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 20, 2015
Today: "OC Payrolls soar," "Todd Spitzer blasts Tony Rackauckas," "Baja farmworkers strike" and more. Date: 3/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 19, 2015
Today: "OCEA’s Jennifer Muir is the hammer of OC labor," "OC Registrar of Voters explains ballot counting, run-off and 50 percent threshold," "Court upholds proper use of civilian workers in County jails" and more. Date: 3/19/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 17, 2015
Today: "From HS Dropout to Orange County's DA," "Downtown wellness district for Santa Ana," "New Fire Rings for Newport Beach" and more. Date: 3/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 16, 2015
Today: "Supervisors seek less oversight of $60-per-hour assistant jobs," "Lecong returns to work for County’s first district supervisor," "Police union pushes for contract negotiations" and more. Date: 3/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 12, 2015
Today: "US inequality debate turns to decline of unions," "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a GOP presidential contender, makes campaign stop in O.C. and cases in on anti-union effort," "OC District Attorney’s team barred from Seal Beach shooting case" and more. Date: 3/12/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 10, 2015
Today: "Controversial housing project near Yorba Linda up for approval today," "Supervisors to discuss privatizing year-round homeless shelter," "Westminster to discuss Signal Hill Petroleum in closed session" and more. Date: 3/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 9, 2015
Today: "OC Sheriff argues for alternatives to jailing low-level offenders," "Forever Friends for Free!," "Former Great Park consultant welcomes DA and other investigations" and more. Date: 3/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 5, 2015
Today: "Xerox problems trigger a $120,000 bill for taxpayers," "O.C.’s Correa appointed to state high-speed rail board," "Throwback Thursday: It took a village, or several, to build Irvine" and more. Date: 3/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 4, 2015
Today: "County to review which public officials need to disclose financial interests," "County expands ranks of political aides," "Anaheim delays decision on requiring more council support for new taxes" and more. Date: 3/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 3, 2015
Today: "County supervisors to consider restrictions on political aides," "Supervisors to extend moratorium on north Tustin senior living facility," "Will the sheriff have to come after Larry Agran in great park case?" and more. Date: 3/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 2, 2015
Today: "Crash investigator keeps an eye out for trouble," "County officials battle over audit control," "Councilwoman’s proposal would require more support for new taxes" and more. Date: 3/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 27, 2015
Today: "Loretta Sanchez’s bill wants John Wayne Airport to be ‘port of entry’ to attract international travel," "Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County," "At L.A. oil refinery, striking workers vent about long hours and stress" and more. Date: 2/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 26, 2015
Today: "Anaheim council weighs in on Palm Lane charter school fight," "Convicted killer was Santa Ana mayor’s campaign consultant," "Garden Grove leaders close to finding a new fire chief" and more. Date: 2/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 25, 2015
Today: "Continuing the legacy of the Civil Rights and Labor movements," "Anaheim council majority denies Mayor’s request to restore pay for aide," "Backlash continues against Garden Grove mayor over sister city letter" and more. Date: 2/25/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 24, 2015
Today: "Security issues gain focus at Orange County civic center," "How 262 cable technicians defeated a union-busting giant," "2015 OCEA Scholarship" and more. Date: 2/24/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 23, 2015
Today: "Evidence to be presented in prosecution of former County Assessor," "Correa won’t contest O.C. election loss in court," "New California law Prop 47 could threaten drug rehab program" and more. Date: 2/23/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 20, 2015
Today: "State of inequality," "Reflections on the Bell scandal," "New $1.7 billion Medi-Cal system risks delays" and more. Date: 2/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 19, 2015
Today: "Report reveals the realities facing O.C. Veterans," "Mayor of Garden Grove responds to charges that he‘s soft on communism," "Bell disaster has the ingredients of what can save Southern California" and more. Date: 2/19/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 18, 2015
Today: "Has 2018 race for District Attorney already begun?," "OCEA member Sean Sargeant reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to California Veterans Board," "Vietnamese newspaper retracts false quote attributed to Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen" and more. Date: 2/18/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 17, 2015
Today: "New transit center has glitter but not ridership gold," "Triage nurse brings order to chaos during late-night shift," "Fundraising could decide fate of state Senate race" and more. Date: 2/17/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 13, 2015
Today: "O.C. Board of Supervisors to use metal detector at meetings," "Garden Grove Council to Cooperate with DA Probe Into Nepotism, Ex-Fire Chief’s Deal," "Stop Playing the Victim with Your Time Management and Take Control" and more. Date: 2/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 10, 2015
Today: "First district supervisor’s race recount enters final lap," "DA moves on nepotisim, fire chief’s deal in Garden Grove," "Activists face $14,000 fine for disguising source of money to Irvine election" and more. Date: 2/10/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 9, 2015
Today: "Retail sales tax back to pre-recession levels for many O.C. cities- but not all," "New research offers four lessons from California top-two primary," "September trial date set for Bustamante sex abuse case" and more. Date: 2/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 6, 2015
Today: "Federal officials lift sanctions from CalOptima," "Veterans Memorial Scheduled," "Happy 22nd birthday, FMLA!" and more. Date: 2/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 5, 2015
Today: "Anthem: hackers breached personal data of tens of millions of its insured, employees," "California bill would require more vaccinations," "Speaker Atkins unveils critical plan to rebuild transportation infrastructure, create good jobs" and more. Date: 2/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 4, 2015
Today: "Andrew Do sworn in as first district county supervisor," "Election shift puts Asian Americans in majority on supervisors board, Latinos blame redistricting," "Anaheim Mayor turns state of the city address into a call to action" and more. Date: 2/4/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 3, 2015
Today: "Correa calls for recount in county supervisor Election," "Controversy heats up over DA outsourcing proposal," "Two county department heads announce retirement plans" and more. Date: 2/3/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 2, 2015
Today: "Probolsky sanctioned," "America should send more people to prison," "Panel urges overhaul of CA parks system" and more. Date: 2/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 28, 2015
Today: "Two Votes Separate Do, Correa in County Supervisor Race," "Incoming Chairman Todd Spitzer articulates his vision for Orange County, describes the value of County workers," "County Officials Could Have to Disclose Social Relationships With Contractors" and more. Date: 1/28/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 27, 2015
Today: "Special Election today to decide Janet Nguyen's successor on County Board of Supervisors," "Garden Grove Mayor calls for investigations into ex-fire Chief’s deal," "Civic Center homeless at odds with City over proposed storage center" and more. Date: 1/27/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 26, 2015
Today: "Latinos vs Vietnamese," "Counting the Homeless," "Righeimer loses seat on OCTA Board" and more. Date: 1/26/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 21, 2015
Today: "District Attorney Tony Rackaukas acknowledges hard work of OCEA members during swearing in this Tuesday," "Hiring of political aides under scrutiny at County," "DA breaks silence on Pulido investigation " and more. Date: 1/21/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 20, 2015
Today: "Employee Survey," "Supervisor Spitzer will serve as Board Chairman for 2015," "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27!" and more. Date: 1/20/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 16, 2015
Today: "More issues surface on firings of County Social Services workers," "How to make a new coworker feel welcome ," "Five causes of wage stagnation in the United States" and more. Date: 1/16/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 15, 2015
Today: "County Social Service workers fired after allegedly politicking at work," "Wood burning is back at 30 Newport Beach fire rings," "Rep. Loretta Sanchez is weighing her Senate odds" and more. Date: 1/15/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 13, 2015
Today: "New OCTA Board Chairman," "Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate," "Want to be happy? Join a Union" and more. Date: 1/13/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 12, 2015
Today: "Hundreds in L.A. hold rally for victims of terror attacks in France," "Brown's budget is a skinny, homely thing, but it's got brains," "State political watchdog investigating potential conflicts at fire authority" and more. Date: 1/12/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 9, 2015
Today: "Gov. Brown Proposes $164.7 Billion Budget," "Obama to Propose Two Free Years of Community College for Students ," "Ethics, IT Highlight First District Candidate Debate " and more. Date: 1/9/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 8, 2015
Today: "Senator Barbara Boxer to retire," "The Faces of OC in Sacramento," "Recent Political Prosecutions" and more. Date: 1/8/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 7, 2015

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Interest groups sponsor inaugural festivities for California politicians," "California income, corporation tax revenue surged in December" and more.

Date: 1/7/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 6, 2015

Today: "OC front and center at Sacramento inaugural," "An annotated guide to Jerry Brown's State of the State address," "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27" and more.

Date: 1/6/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 5, 2015

Today: "Celebrating The People's Inauguration Party 2015," "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Xerox sells firm at center of County troubled IT project" and more.

Date: 1/5/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 2, 2015
Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "The People's Inauguration Party on Monday, Jan. 5," "Why America's Middle Class is lost" and more. Date: 1/2/2015

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 31, 2014

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "World begins ringing in 2015 with spectacular celebrations," "Fill your gas tank today, prices are going up Jan. 1" and more.

Date: 12/31/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 30, 2014

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Announcing The People's Inauguration Party 2015: Working People Standing Together," "This year, resolve to actually keep your resolution with a 3-step plan" and more.

Date: 12/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 29, 2014

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Latest Census data reveals all facets of O.C.," "Orange County's police honor fallen NYPD officer" and more.

Date: 12/29/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 24, 2014

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Do Santa's elves a favor and support their labor rights," "Happy Holidays from America's unions" and more.

Date: 12/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 23, 2014

Today: "Spitzer moves to block ascent of COO under investigation," "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "NLRB says McDonald's retaliated against workers for speaking out" and more.

Date: 12/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 22, 2014

Today: "She finds kids the love and care they need," "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Bill gives job rights to California state workers returning from military" and more.

Date: 12/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 19, 2014

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Fair Board may retain A.G. as counsel," "Orange County team has its first cold-case arrest" and more.

Date: 12/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 18, 2014

Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Santa Ana council proposes storage lockers for Civic Center homelessness," "California drought weakens, forecasters have 'cautious optimism' for future" and more.

Date: 12/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 17, 2014
Today: "Take the pledge to vote for Lou Correa on Jan. 27," "Incoming County CEO Mark Denny under scrutiny for $1 million in no-bid deals," "Depleting the water" and more. Date: 12/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 16, 2014
Today: "Outside attorney brought into OC Parks investigation," "Despite projections, little improvement in retirement security picture since 2010," "Irvine council now has majority of women" and more. Date: 12/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 15, 2014
Today: "Dispatcher's Heimlich Maneuver saves a life," "Irvine Council has majority women," "NLRB developments" and more. Date: 12/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 8, 2014
Today: "New study finds over one-third of Orange County deaths are premature," "Take the pledge to vote for Sen. Correa Jan. 27, 2015," "Sheriff Hutchens: Poor organization, training led to mistakes with jailhouse informants" and more. Date: 12/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 5, 2014
Today: "20 years after O.C. went bankrupt, changes prevent a repeat," "Watchdog files complaint against Santa Ana mayor," "Millennials stand on shakier financial ground than older generations" and more. Date: 12/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 4, 2014
Today: "For Janet Nguyen, this house has been a cash cow," "County Chief Information Officer Selected," "Pension cutters lose in court, vow 2016 ballot bid" and more. Date: 12/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 3, 2014
Today: "20 years later, Supervisors might rollback key reform from bankruptcy," "Rainstorm has Silverado Canyon on high alert for flooding, landslides," "OCEA Holiday Gift Drive" and more. Date: 12/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 2, 2014
Today: "Chairman Shawn Nelson sets special election date for 1st District vacancy," "Xerox Accused of Failing to Deliver on Multi-Million County Tech Contract," "County braces for heavier rain, prepares for mudslides, traffic accidents" and more. Date: 12/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 1, 2014
Today: "Supervisor-elect Bartlett to Take Oath of Office," "Xerox Accused of Failing to Deliver on Multi-Million County Tech Contract," "Black Friday actions biggest ever for Walmart workers" and more. Date: 12/1/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 26, 2014
Today: "New O.C. Supervisor will be sworn in Tuesday," "Hot dog! At least one Jerry Brown inaugural event planned," "Garden Grove city manager announces resignation" and more. Date: 11/26/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 25, 2014
Today: "Make your Thanksgiving dinner union-made," "UCI students protest tuition increases," "Economy grows at stronger-than-expected 3.9% pace in third quarter" and more. Date: 11/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 24, 2014
Today: "Gaze into the crystal ball," "Red flags in Nguyen campaign committee records," "Two years after fatal Tazneen fire, life worse for survivors" and more. Date: 11/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 21, 2014

Today: "DEADLINE TODAY—Avoid cost increase to your health care," "California adds 41,500 jobs," "Anaheim voters say they wan t council districts" and more.

Date: 11/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 20, 2014
Today: "OC Animal Care director departing amid questions about agency," "Lawsuit says UCI's top police spied on workers and public," "After 15 vote loss, Garden Grove's Broadwater seeks recount" and more. Date: 11/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 19, 2014
Today: "Income inequality has increased steadily," "Supervisors reject latest homeless helter plan, push for bus terminal site," "New OCFA chief has plenty of fires left to put out at embattled OCFA" and more. Date: 11/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 18, 2014
Today: "7 of the top 30 U.S. companies pay CEOs more than they pay the government in taxes," "No more set vacation or sick days at L.A. Times," "Final vote tallies give Bao Nguyen and Jim Righeimer victories" and more. Date: 11/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 17, 2014
Today: "Union membership—Very sexy," "UDW homecare workers recognized during National Family Caregiver Month," "Jim Righeimer re-elected to Costa Mesa City Council" and more. Date: 11/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 13, 2014
Today: "Labor union Food Drive for Veterans raises nearly 9,000 lbs. in donations," "Bates gives her chief of staff controversial raise," "Trumka: Labor prepared to combat assaults on workers' rights" and more. Date: 11/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 12, 2014
Today: "Korean War veterans celebrated at OC Fair Grounds," "High drama amid razor-thin election results in Costa Mesa," "Bates gives her Chief of Staff controversial raise" and more. Date: 11/12/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 10, 2014
Today: "Join us Tuesday, Nov. 11, for FREE Veterans Day activities," "OCEA's Working People Standing Together series: Marine is faithful to veterans in need," "KTLA 5 Video: Food Drive for Veterans" and more. Date: 11/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 7, 2014
Today: "Thousands expected at Costa Mesa Veterans Day event," "With Janet Nguyen's departure, county supervisor seat flies wide open," "Asian Americans give new face to County GOP" and more. Date: 11/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 6, 2014

Today: "Correa running for County Supervisor," "Veterans Day events and opportunities," "Only 18 votes separate candidates in Costa Mesa nail-biter" and more.

Date: 11/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 5, 2014

Today: "Election 2014: The votes are (mostly) in!," "OCFA dispatcher coaches Irvine dad in baby delivery," "Bartlett and Steel win supervisor seats" and more.

Date: 11/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 3, 2014

Today: "Union leader calls for vote after County CEO given raise," "OCEA closed Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4," "OC Crystal Ball: Lobbyist edition" and more.

Date: 11/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 30, 2014

Today: "Judge approves Stockton bankruptcy plan; worker pensions safe," "Government workers are a voting power in Sacramento," "5 days until Election Day! Don't forget to use your 2014 OCEA Voter Guide" and more.

Date: 10/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 29, 2014

Today: "Raise for County CEO riles workers," "OC health officials: Ebola risk 'nonexistent," "6 days until Election Day! Don't forget to use your 2014 OCEA Voter Guide!!" and more.

Date: 10/29/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 28, 2014

Today: "Supervisor contenders show their differences," "Feds to lift enrollment freeze on CalOptima program," "7 days until Election Day! Don't forget to use your 2014 OCEA Voter Guide!!" and more.

Date: 10/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 27, 2014

Today: "2014 OCEA Voter Guide," "Storefront clinics offer needed care but raise concerns," "Why doesn't Supervisor Nguyen want you to see her photo?" and more.

Date: 10/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 24, 2014

Today: "Six Supervisor Nguyen donors admit to political money laundering," "Suspect in shooting spree cuffed; two deputies dead in Sacramento," "Gebre inspires immigrant voters in Denver" and more.

Date: 10/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 23, 2014

Today: "New items available in OCEA Classifieds," "2014 Election OCEA Voter Guide," "Ten simple tips to make food taste better" and more.

Date: 10/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 22, 2014

Today: "Little Saigon political pioneer at center of money laundering investigation," "Your 2014 OCEA Voter Guide," "OCEA's Crystal Ball: The results are in!" and more.

Date: 10/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 21, 2014

Today: "County performance auditor calls out D.A.," "View the 2014 OCEA Voter Guide," "'Why I will not vote to reelect Costa Mesa's mayor'" and more.

Date: 10/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 20, 2014

Today: "Last day to register to vote," "Study: Pension cuts impair government quality," "WEDC slammed in report on privatization of public services" and more.

Date: 10/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 17, 2014

Today: "State watchdog investigating Nguyen campaign donors," "County health workers: Bringing care and dignity to the homeless," "Los Angeles lawmakers move to sync elections with federal, state contests" and more.

Date: 10/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 16, 2014

Today: "O.C. rents hit all-time high at big complexes," "California Labor Federation: OCEA launches 'Working People Standing Together' series," "Friday is last day to apply for OCEA County Bargaining Team and to complete 2015 County Negotiations Survey" and more.

Date: 10/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 15, 2014

Today: "$42.6 million later, the County still has a landfill problem," "Apply now for the 2015 OCEA Bargaining Team," "Registrar of Voters invalidates recall petition against Nguyen" and more.

Date: 10/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 14, 2014

Today: "2014 November Election ballots are now being mailed," "Complete your 2015 County Negotiations Survey today," "Inside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York" and more.

Date: 10/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 10, 2014

Today: "O.C. toll road to be refinanced again," "2014 Veterans + Labor announcement," "Complete your 2015 County Negotiations Survey today!" and more.

Date: 10/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 9, 2014

Today: "Worker power in the Capitol produces important legislative wins," "Cal State Fullerton faculty protests pay," "Drill sergeant bosses don't get the job done" and more.

Date: 10/9/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 8, 2014
Today: "In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort," "Yorba Linda voters reject recall of mayor and councilman," "The science of being late—and how to beat biology" and more. Date: 10/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 7, 2014
Today: "In Stockton, Calif. investment house eviscerates pensions," "LGBTQ advocates call on County to nix partnership with Christian college," "California water use drops 11.5 percent in August" and more. Date: 10/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 6, 2014
Today: "Red light cameras could be banned in County territory," "Half of all income goes to the top 10 percent," "Nepotism issues aired at Garden Grove forum" and more. Date: 10/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 3, 2014
Today: "Complete your 2015 County Negotiations Survey today," "OC Supes: Doing it their way," "The Walmart heirs are worth more than everyone in your city combined" and more. Date: 10/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 2, 2014
Today: "County works to clear sand-clogged, stagnant canal in Newport," "How to talk to your friends and family about voting rights," "Thirst turns to desperation in rural California" and more. Date: 10/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 1, 2014
Today: "OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen noticed of recall petition," "CalPERS gets decision: Judge rules Stockton can sever its city pensions," "Santa Ana council backs off ultimatum on Pulido report" and more. Date: 10/1/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 30, 2014
Today: "Congratulations to our latest OCEA winner," "GOP insider asserts signature was forged on Stanton ballot measure," "CDC confirms first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in U.S." and more. Date: 9/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 29, 2014
Today: "County supervisors' mixed feelings on ethics report lead to confusion," "In today's paper: OCEA exposes political contributions and contracting out," "Gov. Brown signs landmark bill to protect temp workers" and more. Date: 9/29/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 26, 2014
Today: "The benefits of economic expansions are increasingly going to the richest Americans," "O.C. Fair Board opposes privatization of grounds," "Newport candidates decline to meet the press" and more. Date: 9/26/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 25, 2014
Today: "Dramatic 911 call captures dispatcher giving life-saving instructions to harried new father," "County vector control warns of increased West Nile Virus risk," "Costa Mesa charter would risk state funding" and more. Date: 9/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 24, 2014
Today: "L.A. Council votes for $15.37 minimum wage hike at big hotels," "Administration is reassessing Obamacare enrollment goal for 2015," "Anaheim will name those convicted of soliciting sex" and more. Date: 9/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 23, 2014
Today: "It's National Voter Registration Day!" "Number of 'no party preference' voters climbs again," "Santa Ana invites input on street friendliness" and more. Date: 9/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 22, 2014
Today: "New items and rentals available in OCEA Classifieds," "Transportation officials battle over toll lanes proposal," "5 ways to truly disconnect at home" and more. Date: 9/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 19, 2014
Today: "Reminder! Open enrollment available today through Sept. 30 for OCEA H&W and supplemental benefits," "5 signs the dark-money apocalypse is upon us," "Candidates for 5th district supervisor play nice in debate" and more. Date: 9/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 18, 2014
Today: "John Wayne expansion plans get commission go-ahead," "L.A.'s in love with Orange County, study finds," "Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system" and more. Date: 9/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 17, 2014
Today: "Board of Supervisors rejects ethics oversight proposal again," "Memorial statue proposed for Newport lifeguard Ben Carlson," "Gov. Brown issues legislative update" and more. Date: 9/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 16, 2014
Today: "Anaheim employees win Red Cross blood drive," "This chart shows how meager U.S. minimum wage truly is," "Complete your 2015 County Negotiations Survey today!" and more. Date: 9/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 15, 2014
Today: "Supervisors set to reject ethics plan," "Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing," "Newport Beach votes to pay state-mandated wage" and more. Date: 9/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 12, 2014
Today: "Six Californias plan falls short," "Public service: Silverado Canyon brush fire stats," "Six County programs receive 2014 CSAC Awards." Date: 9/12/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 11, 2014
Today: "9/11, 13 years later," ""Do tax incentives really create jobs?" and more. Date: 9/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 10, 2014
Today: "Why do women earn less as mothers and men earn more as fathers," "Jerry Brown signs bill requiring employers to give paid sick leave," "Hawaii wants to move the homeless away from tourist areas" and more. Date: 9/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 8, 2014
Today: "OCEA Health Fair and Food Drive for Veterans Kick-Off TOMORROW at OCEA," "County to approve $6 million in contracts with mystery medical providers," "Costa Mesa ex-official to get $170,225 settlement after city party woes" and more. Date: 9/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 5, 2014
Today: "7 exercises that undo the damage of sitting," "Gubernatorial debate draws distinctions," "Traffic congestion gets attention at regional summit" and more. Date: 9/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 4, 2014
Today: "This is no way to treat construction workers," "Costa Mesa moves toward labor deal," "Newport Beach council candidates primer" and more. Date: 9/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 3, 2014
Today: "College has gotten 12 times more expensive in one generation," "Concealed-weapons permit holders concentrated in Huntington and Newport, records show," "Sept. 9 Board of Supervisors agenda" and more. Date: 9/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 2, 2014
Today: "Labor aims to flip COIN in its favor with new transparency initiative," "Free-riding on the labor movement," "California passes a bill to protect workers in the rapidly growing temp staffing industry" and more. Date: 9/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 28, 2014
Today: "Calif. Senate approves bill to protect temporary workers," "IBEW 1245 members respond to potential gas leaks following Napa earthquake," "Tax Collector moves to seize Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido's family business" and more. Date: 8/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 27, 2014
Today: "40 percent of restaurant workers live in near-poverty," "Federal court cases removed from public computer access," "How California's new smartphone kill switch law will affect you" and more. Date: 8/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 26, 2014
Today: "Legislature approves plan for new Orange County veterans cemetery," "OCEA Health Fair and Farmers Market returns Sept. 9; OCEA Food Drive kick-off at Health Fair," "California's workers and consumers will benefit from paid sick days" and more. Date: 8/26/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 25, 2014
Today: "OC Parks exec steered nearly $1 million in contracts to friend," "Plenty of reasons to vote No on O, the Costa Mesa charter," "620,000 military families rely on food pantries to meet basic needs" and more. Date: 8/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 22, 2014
Today: "Fire Authority mulls contract extension for PR consultant," "2014 OC Labor Day Celebration," "Cubs cut grounds crew hours to avoid paying health insurance — report" and more. Date: 8/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 21, 2014
Today: "County shelter faces $2.5 million animal abuse suit", "O.C. hate crime report: Confrontations up, vandalism down", "63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds" and more. Date: 8/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 20, 2014
Today: "Has watchdog effort to oversee O.C. campaign laws lost its bite?", "Activists call for a county ban on fracking", "Cutting the pay and pensions of city employees has become a public safety issue for one of California’s largest cities" and more. Date: 8/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 19, 2014
Today: "Mayor's veto gets vetoed", "New study on prevailing wage", "LA officials soft on water issue" and more. Date: 8/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 18, 2014

Today: "Former Anaheim, San Diego Chief could head OC Fire Authority," "'Severe' drought covers nearly 99.8% of California, report says," "Costa Mesa councilwomen call toll-lane ballot measure political" and more.

Date: 8/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 14, 2014

Today: "Prevailing-wage laws enhance a region's economy by preserving local jobs," "Debated modern-art sculptures join concrete bunnies in Newport Beach Civic Center Park," "Water bond headed to voters" and more.

Date: 8/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 13, 2014

Today: "More jobs available, many paying less," "Senate must stand up to Corporate Lobby, deliver on paid sick days," "6 tips to zap insomnia and finally get some actual sleep" and more.

Date: 8/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 12, 2014

Today: "Last chance to RSVP for OCEA Presents: How to Improve Your Credit" this Thursday, Aug. 14," "Supervisors respond to Grand Jury report on contracting," "Fire Authority's management failures run deeper than audit revealed" and more.

Date: 8/12/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 11, 2014

Today: "Top aides to Supervisors might get big raises," "OCEA Health Fair and Farmers Market returns Sept. 9," "Who's running for City Council" and more.

Date: 8/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 8, 2014
Today: "5 ways privatization is fleecing American taxpayers," "Spitzer challenges DA after ruling in Dekraai case," "ARTIC transit station on track to open by year's end" and more. Date: 8/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 7, 2014
Today: "Feds give CalOptima officials more time to fix problems," "Legislation would require automatic recounts in very close statewide finishes," "These 7 charts show why the rent is too damn high" and more. Date: 8/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 6, 2014
Today: "Spitzer called out by Moorlach over pay to consultant," "How the deaths of 75 workers at a Chinese factory could have been 'easily prevented,'" "Orange County United Way's OC Reads recognized by national group" and more. Date: 8/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 5, 2014

Today: "Split Views On Enforcing OC Political Ethics," "Judge rules DA misconduct not enough to bar death sentence," "Drought ramps up pressure on Legislature to write water bond" and more.

Date: 8/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 4, 2014

Today: "Public pensions: Good news bad news," "Court order removes Ventura pension measure from ballot," "Layoff notices for psych techs" and more.

Date: 8/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 1, 2014

Today: "California Labor Convention builds power for workers," "Seven important lessons from world religions everyone should know," "Rent or tuition?" and more.

Date: 8/1/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 31, 2014

Today: "OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino: Register needs lesson in County contracting," "Close the tax loophole on inversions," "Universal Basic Income: Something we can all agree on?" and more.

Date: 7/31/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 30, 2014

Today: "SSO's save man's life at the airport," "McDonald's ruling could open door for unions," "Kaiser: California's uninsured ranks drop sharply with Obamacare" and more.

Date: 7/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 29, 2014

Today: "Bates hires County exec under investigation," "'Frozen' star sings about the minimum wage," "California cities among slowest to recover since recession" and more.

Date: 7/29/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 28, 2014

Today: "A bill to get the Labor movement back on offense," "LIfeguard: The best tough job under the sun," "Who gives the most to charity in Orange County" and more.

Date: 7/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 24, 2014
Today: "Colleagues reject Moorlach's effort to outsource more jobs," "Reports circulating that Keith Richter might get Interim Chief Job at fire authority," "Irvine designates land for veterans cemetery" and more. Date: 7/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 22, 2014
Today: "Consultant ties show potential conflicts in OCFA's highest ranks," "OC ahead of the curve in Obamacare signups for non-English speakers," "Veterans cemetery supporters to lobby Irvine council" and more. Date: 7/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 18, 2014
Today: "Act now to stop your health insurance costs from rising," "County COIN proposal hits roadblock," "California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak" and more. Date: 7/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 17, 2014
Today: "Big jump in number of millennials living with parents reported," "Celebrate Orange County's 125th birthday at the OC Fair," "Costa Mesa council decides: Here's what could get you kicked out of meetings" and more. Date: 7/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 16, 2014
Today: "Supervisors approve land purchase for homeless shelter in Santa Ana," "Divided supervisors approve contract for deputy sheriffs," "Irvine continues veterans cemetery talks" and more. Date: 7/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 15, 2014
Today: "Are toll lanes still in store for Orange County freeways," "Parks director complained about Spitzer's memorial project," "Restaurant CEO's make more money in half a day than their employees make in a year" and more. Date: 7/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 11, 2014
Today: "County launches website focused on preventable disease," "10 truths about tipped workers you might not know," "Former Bell councilman gets one year in jail" and more. Date: 7/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 10, 2014
Today: "Spitzer draws fire for unauthorized contracts to campaign consultant," "California ends fiscal year with extra cash for first time since 2007," "Emergency rules would add teeth to California water-conservation rules" and more. Date: 7/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 9, 2014
Today: "How to enjoy the OC Fair without going broke," "Allegations of child labor at school site," "Why you're not getting a raise" and more. Date: 7/9/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 8, 2014
Today: "States that have raised the minimum wage this year have faster job growth," "After three years, Garden Grove workers to get raise," "In effort to reduce prostitution, Stanton is outing johns" and more. Date: 7/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 7, 2014
Today: "Newport Beach lifeguard drowns in line of duty," "Orange County GOP chairman to step down in 2015," "Deputy sheriffs and supervisors reach labor deal" and more. Date: 7/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 3, 2014
Today: "Report paints a dire picture of two Orange Counties," "Fourth of July festivities in your Orange County city," "Voters to decide, again, whether to make Costa Mesa a charter city" and more. Date: 7/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 2, 2014
Today: "County negotiations: Where we are on the bridge and what's next," "County HR investigating staffer's timecards," "California celebrates 10th anniversary of paid family leave program" and more. Date: 7/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: July 1, 2014
Today: "OCEA Special Events: 2014 OC Fair discounted member tickets now available," "Costa Mesa councilwomen bash newly proposed public speaker rules," "California's minimum wage rises to $9 an hour starting Tuesday" and more. Date: 7/1/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 30, 2014
Today: "Important news items you and your co-workers need to read ASAP!," "Updated 2014 OCEA Hot Dog Schedule," "From burg to boon: O.C. marks 125 years" and more. Date: 6/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 27, 2014
Today: "Important news items you and your co-workers need to read ASAP!," "O.C. officers react to Supreme Court ruling on cellphone searches," "How can I tell if I'm exercising hard enough?" and more. Date: 6/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 26, 2014
Today: "Important news items you and your co-workers need to read ASAP!," "Graduation derailed," "Will Great Park get a veterans cemetery?" and more. Date: 6/26/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 25, 2014
Today: "Labor disclosure ordinance passes amid heated debate," "Grand jury again urges creation of ethics commission," "Supreme Court: Police can't search smartphones without a warrant" and more. Date: 6/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 24, 2014
Today: "County sheriff union protests County secrecy on billing records," "Murder conviction vacated after DA's jailhouse informant network exposed," "Calif. lawmakers seek constitutional convention on Citizens United" and more. Date: 6/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 23, 2014
Today: "OCEA Calendar: June 23-26," "9 hot debates to watch this week," "Constitutional amendment to regulate money in politics" and more. Date: 6/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 20, 2014
Today: "Jerry Brown signs $156.3 billion state budget," "Fundraiser held for Newport Beach city worker/union member in coma," "Costa Mesa's labor talks ordinance" and more. Date: 6/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 19, 2014
Today: "DA's improper disclosures cost County nearly $630,000," "Betty Yee retakes lead with final results from Sonoma County," "Prosecutors allege Scott Walker played a major role in 'a criminal scheme'" and more.
Date: 6/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 18, 2014
Today: "County's contracting process gets scrutinized," "Fundraiser set tonight for union member in coma with serious brain injury," "Where to eat on jury duty in Santa Ana" and more.
Date: 6/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 17, 2014
Today: "County union cries foul on political aide job transfer plan," "County to renew contract with firm sued by Feds," "Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles elected leader of California Senate" and more. Date: 6/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 16, 2014
Today: "County to renew contract with firm sued by feds," "Permanent homeless shelter might end up in Anaheim," "The 7 habits of highly-effective plant-eaters" and more. Date: 6/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 13, 2014
Today: "Fundraiser for OCEA member with brain injury in coma ," "Bustamante Lawyer Says County Officials Set Him Up ," "Driving somewhere Saturday? Some roads closed for Obama's visit " and more. Date: 6/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 12, 2014
Today: "Budget deal gives 25 percent of cap-and-trade money to high-speed rail," "John Perez, Betty Yee in seesaw race for controller race runoff spot," "Newport-Mesa teachers' union rallies for raise" and more. Date: 6/12/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 11, 2014
Today: "America's Middle Class: Poorer than you think," "County Supervisors hike host of animal license fees," "The freezing, hungry lives of NHL 'Ice Girls'" and more. Date: 6/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 10, 2014
Today: "County auditors to review legal billings on negotiations," "Sex-related charges against former O.C. exec Bustamante filed again," "What happens when low wage workers suddenly get a living wage?" and more. Date: 6/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 9, 2014
Today: "3 million Americans now without unemployment benefits due to congressional gridlock," "Lean retirement faces U.S. Generation X as wealth trails," "Animals become hot issue in County budget talks" and more. Date: 6/9/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 6, 2014

Today: "Next week at OCEA, California elections clerks say nearly 1 million ballots uncounted," "2,000 jobs up for grabs at Anaheim job fair and expo" and more.

Date: 6/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 5, 2014

Today: "Tuesday's election marked a low point for voter turnout," "Oil money flowed to Calif. senators who blocked fracking moratorium," "Teenage birthrates continue decline in California" and more.

Date: 6/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 4, 2014

Today: "Election results," "Embattled OCFA chief resigns post," "Costa Mesa charter process nearing end" and more.

Date: 6/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: June 2, 2014

Today: "PHOTOS: 2014 OCEA Leadership Conference," "O.C. Memorial Wall gets more attention from volunteers," "Second public hearing for Costa Mesa's proposed charter set for Tuesday" and more.

Date: 6/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 30, 2014

Today: "Forced labor generates $150 billion each year," "Paid sick days bill sails through California Assembly," "State bill would partially tie rate to CEO pay" and more.

Date: 5/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 28, 2014

Today: "Hot dogs at OCERS," "Judge dismisses more than half of felony charges against Bustamante," "Forde & Mollrich investigates Great Park investigation" and more.

Date: 5/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 27, 2014

Today: "Residents clean neglected county war memorial," "4 key questions as Bustamante hearing enters second week," "The slow, quiet death of extended unemployment benefits" and more.

Date: 5/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 23, 2014

Today: "Questions surround assessor nomination signatures," "Fair Board starts fresh," "How to fix the O.C. Fire Authority? Board has 29 options" and more.

Date: 5/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 22, 2014

Today: "Robert Reich: American capitalism is broken," " Santa Ana Council members move to hike pay," "What to do when you're discouraged with your money goals" and more.

Date: 5/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 21, 2014

Today: "Don't let OCEA President Lezlee Neebe down on her birthday," "Supervisors debate COIN-like ordinance," "Federal funds earmarked to offset Affordable Care Act insurer losses " and more.

Date: 5/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 20, 2014

Today: "Secretary details abuse claims against Bustamante," "Costa Mesa official at center of $518,000 city party loses job," "5 ways privatization is fleecing American taxpayers" and more.

Date: 5/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 19, 2014

Today: "This week at OCEA," "Supervisors to consider COIN ordinance," "Public Works Chief 'had no control' over Bustamante" and more.

Date: 5/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 16, 2014

Today: "California unemployment rate falls below 8% for first time since 2008," "Grand Jury gives County IT generally high marks, but notes concern," "'Accountability lacking at all levels' of fire authority" and more.

Date: 5/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 15, 2014

Today: "Next week at OCEA," "Constitutional amendment on campaign spending moving forward in Senate," "Fast-food workers' minimum-wage protests go global" and more.

Date: 5/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 14, 2014

Today: "Gov. Brown signs bill to shed light on political 'dark money,'" "Legislature may give tax relief for underwater mortgages," "You can text 911 in an emergency, starting tomorrow" and more.

Date: 5/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 13, 2014

Today: "County plans for rosiest budget in years," "O.C. first large county in state to adopt Laura's Law," "Jerry Brown reveals new budget plan at Capitol" and more.

Date: 5/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 12, 2014

Today: "This week at OCEA," "Orange County unveils FY 2014-15 balanced budget,"Toni Atkins becomes California Assembly speaker" and more.

Date: 5/12/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 9, 2014

Today: "El Super Strike," "Budget surplus in Irvine," "Koch Brothers spending spree" and more.

Date: 5/9/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 8, 2014

Today: "County supervisors split further on labor talks," "Fire Authority audit kept under wraps," "Gov. Brown, legislative leaders announce rainy day fund agreement" and more.

Date: 5/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 7, 2014

Today: "OC Animal Services likely to get regional strategy," "Irvine expects to end fiscal year with $8 million budget surplus," "How to read body language more effectively" and more.

Date: 5/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 6, 2014

Today: "Supervisors set to consider cuts in animal services," "Spitzer makes his presence felt on CalOptima board," "Make it to work fresh (and on time!) when your alarm clock fails you" and more.

Date: 5/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 5, 2014

Today: "U.S. attorney general says banks may face criminal cases soon," "Vermont first state to call for constitutional convention to get money out of politics," "The U.S. is even more unequal than you realized" and more.

Date: 5/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 2, 2014

Today: "County acted in 'bad faith' during attorney labor talks," "D.A. shares details of office's work at chamber event," "How a mayor and a labor union helped oust Donald Sterling" and more.

Date: 5/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: May 1, 2014

Today: "Thousands of workers mark May Day," "Moorlach aims to make COIN ordinance countywide," "Water cutbacks looming for California farmers, water agencies" and more.

Date: 4/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 29, 2014

Today: "County supervisor candidates short on specifics at 'Feet to Fire' forum," "Supervisors split over sheriff deputy contract talks," "Gov. Brown pushes for rainy-day fund in appearance before lawmakers" and more.

Date: 4/29/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 28, 2014

Today: "OCEA Hot Dog wagon coming Tuesday to MOB/OCH/Theo Lacy/Lamoreaux," "Americans differ sharply on causes of income inequality, study finds," "State auditors report slams CalOptima" and more.

Date: 4/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 25, 2014

Today: "OCEA Hot Dog wagon coming to MOB/OCH/Theo Lacy/Lamoreaux," "County workers help turn around former gang member," "California bill would link immigrant taxes to work permits, deportation defense" and more.

Date: 4/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 24, 2014

Today: "Super-sized CEO pay fuels income inequality that hollows out middle class," "Mandatory sick time: Good for state's health?," "Deja vu in new Costa Mesa charter debate" and more.

Date: 4/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 23, 2014

Today: "US Middle class no longer richest," "Cemetery site," "JetBlue pilots unionize" and more

Date: 4/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 22, 2014

Today: "OC Register / Voice of OC tie-up," "CM Park Ranger honored after deployment," "CEO Pay is Super-Sized" and more

Date: 4/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 18, 2014

Today: "OC Health public comment," "Union-Made Easter," "Tech workers fight Big Tech injustice" and more.

Date: 4/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 17, 2014

Today: "Honoring O.C. WWII vets," "Santa Ana budget still recovering," "Quick aid to cardiac victims" and more.

Date: 4/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 16, 2014

Today: "Taxing prepaid cellphones," "State seeks to strengthen rainy day fund," "Smartphone 'kill switches'" and more.

Date: 4/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 15, 2014

Today: "Happy Tax Day, and why the top 1% pay a much lower tax rate than you," "State tax revenue continues to outpace estimates," "Insurers see brighter Obamacare skies" and more.

Date: 4/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 14, 2014

Today: "If cash is determinate, Orange County may get first woman-dominated Board of Supervisors," "Bell corruption figure Robert Rizzo gets prison term in tax-evasion case," "Will we ever be able to enjoy a shorter work week?" and more.

Date: 4/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 11, 2014

Today: "California Labor Federation releases primary endorsements, launches grassroots mobilization," "Why the minimum wage should really be raised to $15 an hour," "OC prosecutors review Registrar of Voters lobby video" and more.

Date: 4/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 10, 2014

Today: "California Labor Federation releases primary endorsements, launches grassroots mobilization," "Why the minimum wage should really be raised to $15 an hour," "OC prosecutors review Registrar of Voters lobby video" and more.

Date: 4/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 9, 2014

Today: "O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension," "Ex-Bell council members agree to plea deal in corruption case," "Tim Donnely wants to abolish Child Protective Services" and more.

Date: 4/9/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 8, 2014

Today: "California fares poorly in election performance review," "Election season rears its head on Supervisor's dais," "Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working" and more.

Date: 4/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 7, 2014

Today: "OCEA Steward Meeting tomorrow," "Water District push to change campaign cash law continues," "Lunch al desko: Upgrade your miday meal" and more.

Date: 4/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 4, 2014

Today: "Orange County initiative to bring back redevelopment advances a step," "CalPERS says retiree benefits generate $30 billion in economic activity," "CEO pay: 'Unbelievably piggish and outrageous,' no matter how you slice it" and more.

Date: 4/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 2, 2014

Today: "Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donors," "Assembly resolution blasts outsourcing," "Latest cyberscam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs" and more.

Date: 4/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: April 1, 2014

Today: "Request an OCEA site visit," "Judge: Steel must change ballot designation," "Restorative justice effort gains ground in Santa Ana" and more.

Date: 4/1/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 28, 2014

Today: "Federal investigation finds county jails 'much improved,'" "In the fields of United Farm Workers birth, farmworkers see Cesar Chavez film," "Work marks start of big toll system change" and more.

Date: 3/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 27, 2014

Today: "2014 OCEA Hot Dog Wagon Schedule," "5 ways raising the minimum wage will help African American families," "White House says 6 million signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act" and more.

Date: 3/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 26, 2014

Today: "Contract with largest county union, OCEA, approved," "Supervisors call for comprehensive review of OCFA," "7 ways raising the minimum wage will help working women" and more.

Date: 3/26/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 25, 2014

Today: "Officials see OCEA deal as bridge to new era of public sector work," "'Cesar Chavez' film to screen for farm workers in Delano," "What if everything you knew about poverty was wrong?'" and more.

Date: 3/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 24, 2014

Today: "New labor deal is up for approval for 12,000 county workers represented by OCEA," "California DMV investigates potential large-scale data breach," "'Dark' campaign money needs a little light.'"

Date: 3/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 21, 2014

Today: "Solidarity rocks the Capitol," "Costa Mesa moves forward with city charter 2 years after voters rejected it," "Former sheriff's officials can sue over dismissals, court says" and more.

Date: 3/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 20, 2014

Today: "Anaheim crunching numbers to return police, fire ranks back to 2008 levels ," "City Council schedules charter hearing," "President Obama to speak at UC Irvine graduation."

Date: 3/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 19, 2014

Today: "AFL-CIO and working families lead effort across to raise the minimum wage," "Paid sick leave bill advances," "Testimony provides rare look into use of jailhouse informants."

Date: 3/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 18, 2014

Today: "Governor Brown praises labor unions","$0 community college tuition","Huy Pham remembrance" and more.

Date: 3/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 14, 2014

Today: "Income inequality is rising fast in Orange County," "Committee votes to send proposed Costa Mesa charter to council," "Stay prepared for lucky breaks with an opportunity fund" and more.

Date: 3/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 13, 2014

Today: "Inequality for all," "Moorlach hinting at the winding down of his public life," "Costa Mesa Charter Committee wraps it up!" and more.

Date: 3/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 12, 2014

Today: "Inequality for all," "Obama seeks to restore overtime pay for millions of workers denied under Bush-era rules," "Board of Supervisors to appoint interim public guardian" and more.

Date: 3/12/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 11, 2014

Today: "County of Orange workers OK contract," "Poverty in America: Living Wage calculator," "Moorlach drops out of congressional race" and more.

Date: 3/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 10, 2014

Today: "International Women's Day: Where does the U.S. rank in gender equality for women workers?" "The easy way to calculate how much you'll need to save for retirement," "Costa Mesa firefighters set up relief fund after apartment blaze" and more.

Date: 3/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 7, 2014

Today: "RSVP now for Home Buyer 101 on March 13," "State officials: Don't water your lawn," "Should we force colleges to disclose how they allocate financial aid?" and more.

Date: 3/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 6, 2014

Today: "Spitzer likely to assume seat on CalOptima Board of Directors," "Supervisors target paramedic fee," "Rethinking rehab during a new era of opiate addiction" and more.

Date: 3/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 5, 2014

Today: "Official stripped of authority over county's registrar of voters," "Costa Mesa's entertainment costs for 60th anniversary soared," "Governor replaces OC Fair board member at center of D.A. investigation" and more.

Date: 3/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 4, 2014

Today: "Rackauckas has challenger," "Gas prices in OC highest in three months," "How to create a more effective debt pay-down plan" and more.

Date: 3/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: March 3, 2014

Today: "OCEA Member Appreciations Months at Boomers!," "D.A. Tony Rackauckas files to run again," "Exploding budgets fuel new approach to criminal justice" and more.

Date: 3/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 28, 2014
Today: "Follow-up information: OCERS Pre-Retirement Seminar," "Jerry Brown to seek unprecedented fourth term as California governor," "You can look at a map on your phone as you drive, judges decide" and more. Date: 2/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 27, 2014

Today: "Meet America's highest paid government workers," "Oversight of County elections office quietly withdrawn from COO," "FLOTUS goes big on food label changes" and more.

Date: 2/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 26, 2014

Today: "OC Supervisors appoint Spitzer to CalOptima," "OCFA chief loses support of firefighters union," "Los Angeles moves towards $15.37 wage for hotels" and more.

Date: 2/26/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 25, 2014

Today: "Doing your taxes? Here are your 2013 OCEA tax deductions," "OC Supervisors tackle CalOptima," "Pensions for city workers can't be cut, but pay can, judge rules in major San Jose case" and more.

Date: 2/25/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 24, 2014

Today: "RSVP now: OCEA will host OCERS pre-retirement seminar this thursday," "Cal Optima compliance woes fueled by politics," "United Auto Workers appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee" and more.

Date: 2/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 21, 2014

Today: "Fed releases transcripts of meetings from 2008 financial crisis," "You need to work at least 67 hours a week to afford rent while making the minimum wage," "Privatization: Secret plans and clever tricks" and more.

Date: 2/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 20, 2014

Today: "Local Senate race could change balance of power in state," "Tattered jailhouse fabric finds new purpose in animal shelter," "O.C. Sheriff eases rules for carrying a concealed weapon" and more.

Date: 2/20/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 19, 2014

Today: "Save money on your insurance with Velece," "Fire Authority chief proposes big shift in emergency services," "Gov. Jerry Brown to unveil new $687-million drought proposal" and more.

Date: 2/19/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 18, 2014

Today: "Supervisors chair gets free plus 'two-Mercedes' car allowance," "Ninth circuit appeals court backs OC retiree medical plan," "Job cuts and weeping workers at IBM India" and more.

Date: 2/18/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 14, 2014
Today: "A plan that dismisses the middle class," "Committee wants union-negotiation law in charter," "Why Are GOP Politicians and Anti-Union Groups Interfering With the VW Vote?" and more. Date: 2/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 13, 2014
Today: "Supervisors want to increase campaign finance limits," "6.5 million union women: A powerful voice," "Stocks lift 401(k)s, but many Americans are unprepared for retirement" and more. Date: 2/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 11, 2014
Today: "OCEA Board to award three $2,000 scholarships to local students," "Orange County's connections to record FPPC fine," "IBEW member hits the ice in Sochi" and more. Date: 2/11/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 10, 2014
Today: "Video: OCEA Assistant General Manager Jennifer Muir on 'SoCal Insider," "Gov. Jerry Brown wins two-year delay in prison crowding caps," "The science behind picking the perfect workout mix" and more. Date: 2/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 7, 2014
Today: "Facebook users: WIn Disneyland tickets," "Union made: Love with a union label on Valentine's Day," "California to bulk up unemployment" and more. Date: 2/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 6, 2014
Today: "County COO draws fire for past election fraud conviction," "State auditors descend on CalOptima," "How to pay expensive vet bills without going broke" and more. Date: 2/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 5, 2014
Today: "Supervisors pursue change in ethics enforcement," "Former OC fraud figure shouldn't oversee elections, union says," "Electronic-monitoring plan for felons in county jail shot down" and more. Date: 2/5/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 4, 2014
Today: "A 'climate of fear' at OC Public Works," "Reconstructing CalOptima's past," "Two years after crisis, Santa Ana sees budget surplus" and more. Date: 2/4/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 3, 2014
Today: "'Culture of fear' reported by County workers," "Grocers, union prepare for new talks," "Shocker! Life is worse in 'right to work' states" and more. Date: 2/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 31, 2014
Today: "Why the rich are freaking out," "'Poor judgement,' hasty planning blew up Costa Mesa festival budget," "Want to get rich? Get fit" and more. Date: 1/31/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 30, 2014
Today: "Help workers clean up the 'hotbed of corruption' in Orange County," "Nguyen harshly criticized by colleagues over CalOptima audit," "Public pension measure likely off for 2014 ballot" and more. Date: 1/30/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 29, 2014
Today: "Nelson stays as Supervisors chairman," "The story behind OC's hard line with Deputy Sheriffs," "O.C. Undersheriff appointed interim Los Angeles County Sheriff" and more. Date: 1/29/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 28, 2014
Today: "Board of Supervisors take a pay raise," "Unemployment benefits' big bang for the buck," "Irvine City Council to discuss $5.1 million year-end surplus" and more. Date: 1/28/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 27, 2014
Today: "What's next in County negotiations," "Union rejects 'final' County proposal," "CalOptima slammed by federal audit" and more. Date: 1/27/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 24, 2014
Today: "U.S. union membership rate held steady at 11.3% in 2013," "Pension cutters bet against prosperity," "County to Sheriff's Deputies: Pay full pension share" and more. Date: 1/24/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 23, 2014
Today: "202 Million people out of work," "$361 fee for excessive police calls," "High court case could shake public unions" and more. Date: 1/23/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 22, 2014
Today: "A union for home health aides brings new questions to Supreme Court," "Thirty-two arrested at LaGuardia rally for higher wages," "Jerry Brown's budget calls for more state workers, less job outsourcing" and more. Date: 1/22/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 21, 2014
Today: "County labor talks getting expensive," "King's other cause: A push for economic equality," "Costa Mesa Charter Committee to examine outsourcing" and more. Date: 1/21/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 17, 2014
Today: "Thomas case could speed OC's adoption of Laura's Law," "Gov. Jerry Brown declares drought emergency in California" and "New Koch-linked political firm aims to handpick 'electable' candidates." Date: 1/17/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 16, 2014
Today: "Applicants 'urgently' needed for Orange County Grand Jury," "Abel Maldonado dropping out of governor's race," "Eight small financial changes that yield huge results" and more. Date: 1/16/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 15, 2014
Today: "Gov. Jerry Brown plans to ramp up spending on private prisons," "Darrell Steinberg says Kevin de Leon will lead Senate" and more. Date: 1/15/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 14, 2014
Today: "How the rise of women in Labor could save the movement," "Anaheim Chamber contracts raise issue of cronyism," "Impacts of Thomas case go beyond jury's verdict" and more. Date: 1/14/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 13, 2014
Today: "Stemming income inequality hinges on investing in California's middle class," "Most members of Congress are millionaires," "Kelly Thomas case: Not guilty verdicts " and more. Date: 1/13/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 10, 2014
Today: "An Overview of the Affordable Care Act," "Brown budget proposes more spending but also fiscal restraint," "Target says data breach much wider than first estimated" and more. Date: 1/10/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 9, 2014

Today: "Orange County Supervisor Janet Nugyen got campaign cash from alleged loan shark," "Poll: Voters want unemployed aid extended and minimum wage raised," "Gov. Jerry Brown to propose billions in new spending" and more.

Date: 1/9/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 8, 2014

Today: "County's credit rating updated," "Voters to decide on changing Anaheim's election system," "Anaheim Chamber's misleading e-newsletter" and more.

Date: 1/8/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 7, 2014

Today: "County maintenance workers approve no-raise contract," "Privatization: Not getting their money's worth," "Koch-based political coalition, designed to sheild donors, raised $400 million in 2012" and more.

Date: 1/7/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 6, 2014

Today: "Judge orders County officials to release Bustamante records," "Open-government issues high on State's 2014 agenda," "Bill could force district elections for cities" and more.

Date: 1/6/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 3, 2014

Today: "The biggest wins for Labor in 2013," "Meet the Americans who've lost their unemployment benefits," "Phone scammers targeting Santa Ana businesses, residents" and more.

Date: 1/3/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 2, 2014

Today: "Fair Political Practices Commission complaint: Secret Irvine political donations were illegal," "The millennials guide to personal finance," "Law enforcement deaths are at a record low" and more.

Date: 1/2/2014

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 31, 2013

Today: "Audit raises concerns in Anaheim chamber's enterprise-zone contract," "New Year's Resolutions," "How do you solve a problem like the California judiciary?" and more.

Date: 12/31/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 30, 2013

Today: "The number of California state workers entering retirement fell again in 2013.", "Free bus rides on New Year's Eve", and more.

Date: 12/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 27, 2013

Today: "Inmates go from lock-up to start-ups.", "Free speech not without consequences", "Nick Berardino among 2013 newsmakers", and more!

Date: 12/27/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 26, 2013

Today: "The powers behind a blog.", "Financial regrets for Baby Boomers", "Injunction request from fire ring supporters", and more!

Date: 12/26/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 24, 2013

Today: "Anaheim protest targets chamber, blogger over online post," "Pensions for city workers can't be cut, but pay can, judge rules in major San Jose case," "OC Labor Fed Executive Director Julio Perez: Bully of the bullies" and more.

Date: 12/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 23, 2013

Today: "Embattled blogger resigns from County Parks Commission," "As Great Park houses go up, nearby County jail plans big expansion," "The worst long-term unemployment crisis since the Depression" and more.

Date: 12/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 20, 2013

Today: "Supervisor Nelson: Cunningham should resign parks post," "'Real Orange' leaves its mark, and now a void," "OCFA chief: 180-day plan to correct problems" and more.

Date: 12/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 19, 2013

Today: "The antidote to income inequality? Workers standing together," "AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka: Populism works," "How OC fared this year in fight against homelessness" and more.

Date: 12/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 18, 2013

Today: "Tomorrow, Dec. 19, is the last day to donate to the CHOC Toy Drive," "Anaheim Chamber of Commerce under fire as furor over blog post spreads," "Public support is low for a California initiative to cut government employee pensions" and more.

Date: 12/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 17, 2013

Today: "Brown says California on track, future bright," "Why is Anaheim talking settlement in voting rights case," "Unemployment benefits are ending for 1.3 million Americans. What's that all about?" and more.

Date: 12/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 16, 2013

Today: "Hundreds of German Workers at Amazon Walk Off the Job," "A Glorious Day For A Birthday Party!," "Union-Made-in-America Holiday Gift and Stocking Stuffer Guide" and more.

Date: 12/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 13, 2013

Today: "County labor negotiations nearing an end," "Register owner to launch daily L.A. newspaper," "Panel: Spend $80 million to expand Musick jail" and more.

Date: 12/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 11, 2013

Today: "Congratulations to the 2013 OCEA President's Award winners," "Union-Made-in-America holiday gift and stocking stuffer guide," "Rush Hill named Newport mayor" and more.

Date: 12/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 10, 2013

Today: "Apply now: OCEA PAC vacancy," "Ponzi suspect has link to Costa mesa 60th anniversary celebration," "Pay retirees what they've earned" and more.

Date: 12/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 9, 2013

Today: "Anaheim in settlement talks with ACLU on council districts suit," "CalOptima board OKs program for low-income seniors," "18 Los Angeles sheriff's officials indicted, acused of abuse, obstruction" and more.

Date: 12/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 6, 2013

Today: "Costa Mesa employee union chief to retire," "2 million more passwords for Facebook, Google, Twitter, other sites were stolen and posted to the Net," "Governor Brown appoints three to Orange County Superior Court judgeships" and more.

Date: 12/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 5, 2013

Today: "Key House chairman pledges support for OC pension proposal," "Video: Anaheim Police Department and Make-A-Wish make Alex's superhero wish," "ACLU argues against OC jail expansion" and more.

Date: 12/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 4, 2013

Today: "OCEA Toy Drive through Dec. 19 benefits Children's Hospital of Orange County," "Fast food strikes hit 100 cities Thursday," "I tried to see where my T-shirt was made, and the factory sent thugs after me" and more.

Date: 12/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 3, 2013

Today: "OCEA Toy Drive through Dec. 19 benefits Children's Hospital of Orange County," "Despite an era of abundance, some are living with 'food insecurity," "Bankrupt Detroit can cut pensions; big implications for California" and more.

Date: 12/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 2, 2013

Today: "OCEA Toy Drive through Dec. 19 benefits Children's Hospital of Orange County," "Trumka: Unions moving to expand in the South," "Working people standing together give new meaning to "Black Friday" and more.

Date: 12/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 27, 2013

Today: "Great Park to get even greater," "Last day to donate to OCEA Food Drive is Thursday, Nov. 27," "Move to put $12 minimum wage on state ballot" and more.

Date: 11/27/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 26, 2013

Today: "How the corporate Grinch stole Thanksgiving," "Last day to donate to OCEA Food Drive is Thursday, Nov. 27," "OC vets looking for a final home they can call their own" and more.

Date: 11/26/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 22, 2013

Today: "The state of work in the age of anxiety," "Jerry Brown says lawmakers should save budget surplus for rainy day," "Possibly the most honest busboy in California" and more.

Date: 11/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 21, 2013

Today: "Inequality is (literally) killing America," "Assemblyman Mansoor to make bid for seat on OC Board of Supervisors," "California's budget outlook is the best in a decade, analyst says" and more.

Date: 11/21/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 20, 2013

Today: "Former executive sues county over Bustamante investigation," "Local PBS cancels 'Real Orange,' it's main news show," "Millennials: America's lost generation" and more.

Date: 11/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 19, 2013

Today: "OCERS backs off major hike in public agency payments," "In middle of Mexico, a Middle Class rises" "Ohio Walmart holds food drive for its own employees" and more.

Date: 11/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 15, 2013

Today: "Talking Trash", "Dangerous dogs", "Lawmakers opt for Maui and money" and more.

Date: 11/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 14, 2013

Today: "Video: OCEA celebrates veterans," "Taxpayers pay high cost for low fast-food wages, lawmakers are told," "What should I do when I run out of money?" and more.

Date: 11/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 13, 2013

Today: "Thousands salute veterans at OC Fair," "Slashing pensions at the ballot is foolhardy," "At AFL-CIO, an immigrant's rise to vice president reflects new opportunities, new strategies" and more.

Date: 11/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 8, 2013

Today: "Union members stand with veterans," "Slashing pensions at the ballot is foolhardy," "" and more.

Date: 11/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 7, 2013

Today: "Supervisors approve paying into their pensions," "Veterans Day should mean something more," "GDP report indicates the economy is losing momentum" and more.

Date: 11/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 5, 2013

Today: "Veterans Day event promises something for everyone," "A third of middle-class Americans say they will work 'until at least 80,'" "California donor disclosure case exposes how nonprofits can play in politics" and more.

Date: 11/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Nov. 1, 2013

Today: "America does not have equal opportunity, in one chart," "How states taken over by the GOP in 2010 have been quietly screwing over the American worker," "Galloway will run against Tait for Anaheim mayor" and more.

Date: 10/31/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 31, 2013

Today: "Donate to the OCEA Food Drive Nov. 1-27 for a chance to win Disneyland tickets," "Leaked anti-union rant shows what workers are up against in America," "Ambulance firm owners plead guilty to Medicare fraud" and more.

Date: 10/31/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 30, 2013

Today: "Donate to the OCEA Food Drive Nov. 1-27 for a chance to win Disneyland tickets," "How Americans will adapt to lower living standards," "" and more.

Date: 10/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 29, 2013

Today: "VIDEO: Join Labor to celebrate Veterans," "OCFA Fire Marshal sacked in wake of inpection scandal," "9 states besides Texas that are making it harder for women to vote" and more.

Date: 10/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 28, 2013

Today: "More events announced for Veterans + Labor event," "McDonald's tells workers to get food stamps," "Anaheim's legal fees in civil rights suit near $800,000" and more.

Date: 10/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 25, 2013

Today: "Prop. 32 money trail leads to Koch brothers," "Gov. Brown's advice for Washington," "Fire authority mum after four-hour closed session," "Fair board votes to cooperate with DA probe" and more.

Date: 10/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 24, 2013

Today: "Political watchdog to levy $1-million fine on out-of-state groups," "Departing Lake Forest Councilman: Residents must 'rise up,'" "State not providing local jurisdiction with enough money for realignment" and more.

Date: 10/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 23, 2013

Today: "Superior Court judge tosses Tahilramani whistleblower suit," "Poof goes the middle class," "Anaheim council bans homeless tents in city parks" and more.

Date: 10/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 22, 2013

Today: "Officials to be deposed in Anaheim voting rights case," "Santa Ana council officially welcomes new city manager," "Worker has cops called on her for asking McDonald's president a question" and more.

Date: 10/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 21, 2013

Today: "OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino: Honoring those who fought for the American Dream," "CMCEA President Helen Nenadal: Not a good way to build trust with workers," "Longtime city employees recognized for service" and more.

Date: 10/21/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 18, 2013

Today: "Brown emerges from bill signing with a strong political hand," "ACLU urges County to ramp up efforts for homeless," "Fair board may waive privlege in fair sale attempt" and more.

Date: 10/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 17, 2013

Today: "The absurdity of the false choice frame for pensions," "Mayors want power to lower workers' future pensions" "Shutdown shut down" and more.

Date: 10/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 16, 2013

Today: "Social Security raise to be among lowest in years," "In New York, having a job, or 2, doesn't mean having a home," "Jerry Brown signs prevailing wage bill for charter cities" and more.

Date: 10/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 15, 2013

Today: "Close of legislative session brings real gains to California workers," "Multi-state network formed to track campaign finance abuses," "County audit: Bad accounting while Daily was in charge" and more.

Date: 10/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 11, 2013

Today: "Private control of public services requires extra care," "Study describes distrust within Costa Mesa City Hall, but finds hope," "DA wants to know why Deputy AG fired local fair board" and more.

Date: 10/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 10, 2013

Today: "Jerry Brown puts veterans housing measure on June ballot," "It seems Allan Mansoor's all but officially running for Moorlach's seat," "Ex-contractor accused of defrauding workers" and more.

Date: 10/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 9, 2013

Today: "Gov. Brown signs three FPPC bills, vetoes campaign finance bill," "Fire chief apologizes for questionable email regarding bid," "California health exchange reports improvements, more than 16,000 households sign-up," "S.E.C. investigates accounting at outsourcing division at Xerox" and more.

Date: 10/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 8, 2013

Today: "Event: Veterans and Labor—Partners in Service," "Lobbying trips cost OC toll road thousands," "When public and private meet, extra care is needed" and more.

Date: 10/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 7, 2013

Today: "What's next in County negotiations," "You and I have to cover what the rich don't pay," "CalOptima board approves bonuses and raises for execs" and more.

Date: 10/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 4, 2013

Today: "2013 OCEA Health Fair photo album," "Aide to supervisor's chairman files claim alleging corruption," "Should Anaheim get a park or a power plant" and more.

Date: 10/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 3, 2013

Today: "Wall Street looting the pension funds," "India probe on Wal-Mart lobbying inconclusive, document shows," "Workers' fate unclear as Angels concessions changes hands" and more.

Date: 10/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Oct. 2, 2013

Today: "OCEA member is Disney ticket winner," "Obama invites congressional leaders to White House for shut down talk," "County officials scoff at Drakodaidis 'whistleblower' claim" and more.

Date: 10/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 25, 2013

Today: "OC Register editorial, Nick Berardino: OC pension compromise possible," "Public pension assets reach highest-ever level" "1,000 law enforcement oficers sweep through OC in massive Mexican Mafia crackdown" and more.

Date: 9/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 24, 2013

Today: "Sign OCEA's petition today!," OC vicious dog ordinance change could mean launch of website listing dogs, photos like sex registry," "Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lalloway may be replaced as OCFA representative" and more.

Date: 9/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 23, 2013

Today: "Sign OCEA's petition today!," "OC Supervisors deny bungling Bustamante investigation," "Judge rules retiree health protected like pension" and more.

Date: 9/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 20, 2013

Today: "Sign OCEA's petition today!," "RIP, the Middle Class: 1946-2013," "How being poor makes you poor" and more.

Date: 9/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 19, 2013

Today: "Why we fight so hard to protect retirement security: Death of an adjunct," "SEC approves plan to reveal CEO-worker pay gaps," "Google vs. Death" and more.

Date: 9/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 18, 2013

Today: "Income growth has stalled for most Americans," OC Supervisors stick with conservative pension board appointment," Who should be fighting fires on John Wayne tarmac?" and more.

Date: 9/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 17, 2013

Today: "County lawsuit claims fraud by computer contractor," "Pension board picks could fuel run to state system," "A history of whistleblowers from way back" and more.

Date: 9/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 13, 2013
Today: "The totally unfair and bitterly uneven 'recovery,' in 12 charts," "Quirk-Silva bill remedies OC/State tax dispute," "Costa Mesa workers present counterproposal" and more. Date: 9/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 12, 2013
Today: "Legislative wins in California inspire AFL-CIO 2013 delegates to take action in their states," "Supervisors appoint conservative to pension board but delay on another," "The rich get richer through the recovery" and more. Date: 9/12/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 11, 2013
Today: "Orange County remembers 9/11 with several local events," "IT Outsourcing: They didn't listen," "Audit critical of OC court travel expenses," "Newport Beach moves forward with trash outsourcing; Jobs promised to trash haulers" and more. Date: 9/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 10, 2013

Today: "OC union leader heads to Washington, D.C.," "OC could be early adopter of Laura's Law if governor signs bill," "In China, defamatory posts online can translate to jail time" and more.

Date: 9/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 9, 2013
Today: "Concerns remain as big Xerox contract returns for vote," "Privatize Newport Beach City Council, not trash services" "County jail asks cities to keep arrestees in city jails" and more. Date: 9/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 6, 2013
Today: "California minimum wage boost sparks debate," "Quirk-Silva offers solution to property tax dispute," "Costa Mesa mayor: Charter is sure to pass" and more. Date: 9/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 5, 2013
Today: "Residents demand copies of Costa Mesa event contracts," "Part-time jobs dominate picture," "Fast food workers: Yes, $15 an hour" and more. Date: 9/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sept. 4, 2013
Today: "Judge denies Voice of OC request for Bustamante records," "Costa Mesa won't release records on GOP chief's firm," "How Labor Day was hijacked—5 reminders of the day's real purpose" and more. Date: 9/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Sep. 3, 2013
Today: "$73 million deal," "Pension Database," "Lobbyists shouldn't get public pensions" and more. Date: 9/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 30, 2013
Today: "Newport residents voice concern over trash outsourcing," "PBS video: County Treasurer waffles on key pension votes," "OCEA will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observation of Labor Day" and more. Date: 8/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 29, 2013
Today: "State workers say building's making them sick," "National fast-food wage protests kick off in New York," "State Senate Democrats propose alternative to Brown's prison plan" and more. Date: 8/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 28, 2013
Today: "AFSCME opposition blocking federal action on OC pension bill," "Costa Mesa bargaining, bickering in public eye," "Building a new labor movement for a new generation," "Jerry Brown proposes $315 million to lease private prison cells rather than release inmates" and more. Date: 8/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 27, 2013

Today: "This week in poverty: '90 percent of workers aren't getting bupkis,'" "The story behind Anaheim City Councilwoman Lucille Kring's recent flip-flops," "Cooking in your dishwasher revisited for the modern, eco-friendly millennial" and more.

Date: 8/27/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 23, 2013
Today: "Nguyen's health care fundraising raises Levine Act issues," "Judge temporarily orders Honda Center to retain replaced workers," "Legislators to spend money to avoid prisoner release" and more. Date: 8/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 22, 2013
Today: "An Orange County software project with 6,000 pages of specs ends badly," "As Newport eyes outsourcing, city haulers lobby residents," "Between gunmen and kids: Plan would put private cops in schools" and more.
Date: 8/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 26, 2013

Today: "Costa Mesa mayor's concept of 'normal' is not,'" "Newport politicians are forgetting the residents," "Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states" and more.

Date: 8/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 21, 2013
Today: "Costa Mesa Works: Leading the way toward leaner benefits?," "How Apple hides the exploitation of workers behind whimsical branding," "Union seeks blood donations for fallen deputy" and more. Date: 8/21/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 20, 2013
Today: "County accused of discriminating against reservists," "Anaheim's Honda Center union suing arena operator for lack of job offers," "50 years after the March on Washington, labor still leading MLK's dream" and more.
Date: 8/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 19, 2013
Today: "County Treasurer trying to backtrack on key pension vote," "San Francisco Chronicle op-ed scapegoats BART workers, ignores real problems," "Despite odds, Calif. city becomes 2 newspaper town" and more.
Date: 8/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 16, 2013
Today: "Anaheim potential shelter site after Fullerton rejection," "OC Register to be Anaheim's corporate sponsorship broker," "Prescott united in grief, but divided over firefighter survivor benefits" and more.
Date: 8/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 15, 2013
Today: "Eckhoff workers unconvinced by County assurances," "Stadium incidents spark probe of ambulance firm," "Costa Mesa proposes deep benefit cuts" and more.
Date: 8/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 14, 2013
Today: "A former insider describes the County's fast track (Part 3 of 3)," "Irvine OKs rebate from Orange County Fire Authority," "Take a tour of the Orange County Forensics Lab" and more.
Date: 8/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 13, 2013
Today: "How investigating harassment charges ended a career (Part 2 of 3)," "'I see shades of Bell in Costa Mesa,'" "Inmates' sweet tooth may net private school thousands" and more.
Date: 8/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 12, 2013
Today: "OCEA steward meetings tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 13," "Former high-ranking County exec alleges corrupt culture (Part 1 of 3)," "'Mandatory minimum' sentences to end for many drug offenders" and more. Date: 8/12/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 9, 2013
Today: "Trumka talks to USA Today about the future of the Labor Movement and the upcoming AFL-CIO convention," "Why labor organizing should be a civil right," "The start to finish guyide to saving time and money on food prep" and more. Date: 8/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 8, 2013
Today: "401(k)s are a sham," "Public pensions up 12% earn most in 2 years as equities soar," "More than 100 OC Firefighters help fight Banning Pass fire" and more. Date: 8/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 7, 2013
Today: "Correa bucks key to County solving tax dispute with state," "Costa Mesa city, union talks short lived," "" and more. Date: 8/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 6, 2013
Today: "OC officials warn of budget cuts as State Legislature convenes," "Conflict erupts over County's IT contract," "Costa Mesa city employees launch contract-negotiations website" and more. Date: 8/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 5, 2013
Today: "Worker claims County discriminated against her," "Efforts grow to find ex-convicts jobs," "OC water districts amass billions in cash" and more. Date: 8/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 2, 2013
Today: "Upset Supervisors," "Bay Area Strike?," "Prop 32 lawsuit" and more. Date: 8/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Aug. 1, 2013
Today: "OCEA tells Board employees are fed up," "In Costa Mesa, Democrats now have a club," "Could you survive on fast food wages?" and more. Date: 8/1/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 31, 2013
Today: "$134 million County Xerox contract put on hold," "Jim Moreno throws his hat into ring for OC Board of Supervisors," "" and more. Date: 7/31/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 30, 2013
Today: "Orange County government officials favor lazy, male pals for high-paying jobs," "Supervisors set for another vote on huge Xerox contract," "Fighting back against wretched wages" and more. Date: 7/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 29, 2013
Today: "Nick Berardino OC Register editorial: Supervisors to approve costly contract," "Veteran lobbyist's dominance over county parking contracts," "Tustin man guilty of stealing from public contracts" and more.
Date: 7/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 25, 2013
Today: "FBI spearheads OC Political Corruption Task Force," "Changes ahead for the AFL-CIO," "Huntington Beach Councilman to run for Board of Supervisors" and more.
Date: 7/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 24, 2013
Today: "Supervisors postpone vote on giant Xerox contract," ""Professor who offended power elite leaves Brandman," "Master your 'body clock' to eat, sleep and work more efficiently" and more.
Date: 7/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 23, 2013
Today: "Supervisors set to award massive IT contract to Xerox," "Walmart escalates string of illegal acts of retaliation against workers," "Newport to consider $125,000 for Civic Center sculptures" and more.
Date: 7/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 22, 2013
Today: "Detroit, the new Greece," "Real McDonald's workers discuss what it's like to live on a McBudget," "Newport may outsource some maintenance" and more.
Date: 7/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 19, 2013
Today: "Pensions are an increasingly perilous perk for supervisors," "Grand jury investigates California campaign violations," "Detroit declares bankruptcy, with $18 billion in debts" and more.
Date: 7/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 18, 2013
Today: "A crisis for the very old: They're outliving their assets," "Economy of the squeegee: Carwasheros organizing across the country," "Calculating costs of realignment, mandates no easy task" and more.
Date: 7/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 17, 2013
Today: "Full-time supervisors make no sense," "Supervisors move toward harrassment," "McDonald's can't figure out how its workers survive on minimum wage" and more.
Date: 7/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 16, 2013
Today: "Treasurer's flip-flop creates havoc on OC retirement board," "Nick Berardino: OC Register editorial—Playing politics," "A labor movement for the young" and more.
Date: 7/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 15, 2013
Today: "CalPERS, CalSTRS post double digit investment returns," "RSVP now! OCEA Presents: Wills and Trusts," "Anaheim mayor 'very concerned' about legality of at-large voting" and more.
Date: 7/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 12, 2013
Today: "Documentary: 'Two American Families,'" "The state of America's middle class in eight charts," "Paternity-leave Facebook post shows dads may not have it all, either" and more.
Date: 7/12/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 11, 2013
Today: "Spitzer: Claim to county for fees 'by the book,'" "Kids these days: Unions, workers' rights and the 'Now' generation," "Brown asks U.S. Supreme Court justice for stay on prisoner releases" and more.
Date: 7/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 10, 2013
Today: "Supervisors could owe Sierra Club $1 Million," "Temp Agency is second largest employer in US." "Register to launch Long Beach newspaper" and more.
Date: 7/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 9, 2013
Today: "County supervisor to join growing congressional field," "30,000 California prisoners refuse meals in apparent hunger strike," "Judge to hear arguments in ACLU's case against Anaheim" and more. Date: 7/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 8, 2013
Today: "Economic Policy Institute: CEOs recovering well, workers not so much," "Central Valley farmworkers still vulnerable to heat-related illnesses," "Facebook to launch Graph Search Monday" and more. Date: 7/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 5, 2013
Today: "Supervisors hold off on pension contributions", "Honda Center drama", "UC Tuition hikes" and more. Date: 7/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 3, 2013
Today: "Spitzer questions legality of Supervisors' new pension approach," "Senate considers public records amendment," "A new strategy for voting rights" and more. Date: 7/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 2, 2013
Today: "Imagine a Labor Day without a labor law," "UNITE HERE and Hyatt reach national agreement," "County jails morphing to 'felony prisons'?" and more. Date: 7/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: July 1, 2013
Today: "19 firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze," "Latinos poised to catch up with whites in state's population," "Anaheim council might revote on council districts" and more. Date: 7/1/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 28, 2013
Today: "OC Supervisors may start paying for their pensions," "Missed hazmat inspections may cost fire agency $1.7 million," "Union-made Fourth of July shopping list" and more. Date: 6/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 27, 2013
Today: "Forced to work sick? That's fine with Disney, Red Lobster, and their friends at ALEC," "Many low-wage workers who won judgments were never paid," "Minimum wage hike would boost kids and workers out of poverty" and more. Date: 6/27/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 26, 2013
Today: "Supervisors officially reject Grand Jury report, ethics panel," "On voting rights, a decision as lamentable as Plessy or Dred Scott," "How to improve your wi-fi signal" and more. Date: 6/26/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 25, 2013
Today: "Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act," "Labor-backed bill tests supermajority control of California Legislature," "New part-time classification joins AMEA" and more. Date: 6/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 24, 2013
Today: "Another IT cost overrun sails through Board of Supervisors," "On the front lines of a renewed battle in Costa Mesa," "Supervisors restore some arrest powers to Sheriff's Special Officers" and more. Date: 6/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 21, 2013
Today: "Reprieve for Honda Center workers," "Retirement savings in US face staggering defecit," "In reversal, leaders vow to protect state Public Records Act" and more. Date: 6/21/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 20, 2013
Today: "OC Register editorial: Supervisors should share the budget pain," "Fullerton council rejects agreement for homeless shelter," "America's class war: A dispatch from the front" and more. Date: 6/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 19, 2013
Today: "Four OC Board of Supervisors members under investigation," "Budget bill would make it optional for California local governments to comply with public records laws," "How the Civil Rights movement was covered in Birmingham" and more. Date: 6/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 18, 2013
Today: "Sheriff seeks arrest powers for SSOs," "Toll Roads roll on," "Austerity in Europe" and more. Date: 6/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 17, 2013
Today: "Gov. Brown to OC Supervisors: Cut your office budgets," "The urgency of now for the unemployed," "Deputies accused of misconduct can't peek at the evidence" and more. Date: 6/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 14, 2013
Today: "US Supreme Court upholds picketing rights," "California lawmakers set to pass on-time budget," "Secret money is now swaying state judicial elections" and more. Date: 6/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 13, 2013
Today: "Older Americans are falling short financially," "The dues and don'ts of union dues," "Anaheim council again rejects council districts" and more. Date: 6/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 12, 2013
Today: "County Supervisors exempt themselves from budget cuts," "Gov. Jerry Brown says he hasn't agreed to consider future spending hikes," "Women leaders declare closing 'Walmart Loophole' a top priority" and more. Date: 6/12/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 11, 2013
Today: "Jerry Brown, lawmakers come to terms on key budget issues," "Moorlach won't run for governor," "County CEO talks about getting into swing of new job" and more. Date: 6/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 10, 2013
Today: "Video: Costa Mesa labor battle," "United States suffers biggest pay dro on record, as workers squeezed tighter," "In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty" and more. Date: 6/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 7, 2013

Today: "A must-watch video for County members regarding the VLF funds," "Have your say on Anaheim City Council districts," "State, schools pension costs will dip next year" and more.

Date: 6/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 6, 2013

Today: "Video: Roadblocks in the battle to restore the $150 million," "The battle resumes in Costa Mesa," "State prison move puts OC jail near capacity for women" and more.

Date: 6/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 5, 2013

Today: "Labor History event TODAY at OCEA," "Costa Mesa votes to outsource jail operations," "Stress, anxiety and pain disturb Americans' sleep, survey says" and more.

Date: 6/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 4, 2013

Today: "Employee group objects to Costa Mesa jail outsourcing," "Bringing worker power to the State Capitol," "Muslims getting more politically active" and more.

Date: 6/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: June 3, 2013

Today: "Spending on scholarships, welfare proposed in democratic budget," "Generation X fares poorly during recession," "Why we boycott Walmart" and more.

Date: 6/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 31, 2013

Today: "Sorry, there's been no economic recovery for poor and minority households," "How to stay healthy even if you can't avoid stress on the job," "RSVP now: June 5 Labor History event at OCEA" and more.

Date: 5/31/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 30, 2013

Today: "Memorial honors fallen law enforcement officers," "County pays $4.4 million in shooting death of Marine," "Taxpayer dollars to strip clubs, courtesy of the broken enterprize zone program" and more.

Date: 5/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 29, 2013

Today: "State and OC officials wrangle over shift of prisoner responsibilities," "California bills aim to protect immigrant workers from retaliation," "Moms are top or solo breadwinner in 40% of households, study says " and more.

Date: 5/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 28, 2013

Today: "Labor History event at OCEA on June 5," "Orange County pares budget after court ruling," "On top of big CEO salaries, companies pile on perks" and more.

Date: 5/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 23, 2013

Today: "OC hate crimes fall; attacks based on sexual orientation rise," "OC to pay former sheriff candidate Bill Hunt nearly $2 million," "OC Supervisors' chairman to honor Harvey Milk Day" and more.

Date: 5/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 22, 2013

Today: "OCEA Employee Magazine Vol. 66 Issue 2 available to read online now!," "Camping out for a shot at a union job," "Deja vu on the Hill: Wall Street lobbyists roll back finance reform, again" and more.

Date: 5/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 21, 2013

Today: "PBS VIDEO: County appeals judgement of $147 million," "Supervisors are dismissive of Grand Jury reports," "Apple avoided billions in taxes, congressional panel says" and more.

Date: 5/21/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 20, 2013

Today: "County seeks protective order of Bustamante's records," "Michelle Steel launches bid for supervisor," "Why inequality is a problem and growth is a red herring" and more.

Date: 5/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 17, 2013

Today: "Billionaires now own American politics," "Governments rely less on hiring freezes and pay cuts," "This 7-minute, research-based workout exercises your whole body" and more.

Date: 5/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 16, 2013

Today: "With heat on over tax grab, OC's top lobbyist wants out," "White-collar workers are turning to labor unions," "Honda Center layoffs could mean tax credits for company" and more.

Date: 5/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 15, 2013

Today: "Supervisors will appeal court's $147 million demand," "County awards $74 million deal to company at center of fraud scandal," "Gov. Jerry Brown takes cautious approach on California budget" and more.

Date: 5/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 14, 2013

Today: "Computer vendor at center of massive fraud scandal," "Toll road directors gag on $615,000 pay package," "Unions can, and should, stop the Koch Brothers from buying the Tribune papers" and more.

Date: 5/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 13, 2013

Today: "VLF Surprise," "$158 Million Giveaway Tuesday," "Mental illness in the County" and more.

Date: 5/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 10, 2013

Today: "Tax Battle prep-work," "Honda Center dysfunction," "JWA" and more.

Date: 5/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 9, 2013

Today: "Supervisors threaten layoffs after losing $73 million lawsuit," "Fear Atmosphere in County," "Costa Mesa loses bid to ban public comments" and more.

Date: 5/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 8, 2013

Today: "RSVP now for OCEA Presents: Homebuyer's Orientation 101 on May 23," "Supervisors approve appointment of Michael B. Giancola as Orange County Executive Officer," "Supervisors reject grand jury request for $20,000 funding" and more.

Date: 5/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 7, 2013

Today: "County officials working to restore meeting records," "Union, supervisor battle over use of welfare funds," "Austerity is 'suffocating the economy'" and more.

Date: 5/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 6, 2013

Today: "Costa Mesa council to pick charter panel members," "Labor History Month celebrates worker's contributions", "Serving their country, losing their jobs" and more.

Date: 5/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 3, 2013

Today: "IT cost overruns continue to plague county government," "California tax revenue yields multibillion-dollar surpluss," "Taxpayers on the hook when corporate giants dump workers onto Medi-Cal" and more.

Date: 5/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: May 2, 2013

Today: "Will millennials come back to labor?" "New County CEO selected," "Moorlach may run for county auditor" and more.

Date: 5/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 30, 2013

Today: "The 1 percent's solution," "Equal footing for all in Anaheim," "AMEA members donate cameras to local school" and more.

Date: 4/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 29, 2013

Today: "You're invited to May 1 May Day March & Rally," "Supervisor's aide clocked in just 13 hours a week," "Jerry Brown administration forbids dual jobs for managers," and more.

Date: 4/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 26, 2013

Today: "Street improvements," "CA fees that won't go away," "Civics class," and more.

Date: 4/26/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 25, 2013

Today: "Newport Beach seeks bids for trash service," "Retail, fast-food workers rally for higher pay in Chicago," "California lawkamers take first step toward raising minimum wage," and more.

Date: 4/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 24, 2013

Today: "After long saga, OC Deputy CEO is fired," "Nevada allegedly 'dumped' mentally ill patients in Orange County," "Costa Mesa council split on charter," and more.

Date: 4/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 23, 2013

Today: "The Costa Mesa charter again: Why?" "Read the Koch Brother's plans for their upcoming GOP donor retreat," "SSO off-duty carry update," and more.

Date: 4/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 22, 2013

Today: "Video: Grand Jury says Orange County has a culture of corruption," "Boston marks week from Marathon bombs with silence," "Anaheim committee deadlocks on plan for council districts" and more.

Date: 4/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 19, 2013

Today: "Costa Mesa Council to discuss charter," "Fullerton studies joning other cities for police services," "Mobile phones deliver millions of e-books to developing world" and more.

Date: 4/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 18, 2013
Today: "Workers rally at State Capitol to end the corporate gravy train," "California farmworkers may win fast track to legal residency," "OC Fair Board hires interim CEO" and more. Date: 4/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 17, 2013
Today: "Hundreds of union leaders and activists decend on Sacramento to support Labor's legislative agenda," "Ethics commission proposed for Orange County government," "Jan Grimes appointed Clerk-Recorder" and more. Date: 4/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 16, 2013
Today: "OC Fair CEO Resigns," "$100 million jail expansion," "Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week" and more. Date: 4/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 15, 2013
Today: "Ethics Probe in OC," "Picket lines in Anaheim," "Helicoptors grounded" and more. Date: 4/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 11, 2013
Today: "Unions protest possible Honda Center job losses," "CEO candidate who rejected Orange County loses contract in Santa Barbara," "How pension board discussions are scaring city leaders" and more. Date: 4/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 10, 2013
Today: "Wage gap: Why should Emily lose $443,000," "Anaheim City Manager announces resignation after less than a year," " and more. Date: 4/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 9, 2013
Today: "A employers push efficiency, the daily grind wears down workers," "Tougher workplace makes home life worse too," "7 tips for late starters on saving for retirement" and more. Date: 4/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 8, 2013
Today: "CalOptima board responds to Grand Jury report," "Former O.C. Sheriff Mike Corona will remain in prison," "45 years after Dr. King, a new movement for economic justice is in the making" and more. Date: 4/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 5, 2013
Today: "Coast Community stymied on labor agreement," "Job growth falls sharply; many workers drop out of labor force," "OCEA Special Events: Discounted tickets to Andrea Bocelli at Honda Center" and more. Date: 4/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 4, 2013
Today: "California state retirements on the rise in 2013," "Judicial ammendments and the attack on worker rights," "Video: Robert F. Kennedy announces Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination" and more. Date: 4/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 3, 2013
Today: "Todd Spitzer: Berardino out of line on County CEO search," "Hieu Nguyen named new Clerk-Recorder," "Remembering MLK's prophetic 'mountaintop' speech" and more. Date: 4/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 2, 2013
Today: "Interim Clerk-Recorder readies for tough job interview," "Orange County economy expected to accelerate through 2015," "Striking guest workers will take McDonald's fight global" and more. Date: 4/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: April 1, 2013
Today: "Lobbying to intensify as committees begin considering bills," "It's 2013, and workers are still marching in César Chávez's name," "5 things to do when retirement savings fall short" and more. Date: 4/1/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 29, 2013
Today: "Fair board intensifies calls for review of State Fair JPA," "California unemployment rate drops to 9.6%; state adds 41,200 jobs," "Public health officials warn about disease outbreak" and more. Date: 3/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 28, 2013
Today: "County experiments with privatizing ambulance service," "Irvine installs interim city attorney amid objections by dems," "500 food workers fear job loss at Honda Center" and more. Date: 3/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 27, 2013
Today: "Last day to RSVP for OCEA Presents: Understanding new credit card laws," "Brandman turns in final draft of Clerk-Recorder report," "Online registration grabs low-, mid-income voters" and more. Date: 3/27/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 26, 2013
Today: "Nick Berardino: O.C. leadership fails in CEO search," "Temps still running County after Waller deal collapses," "Income growth for bottom 90 percent of Americans averaged just $59 over 4 decades" and more. Date: 3/26/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 25, 2013
Today: "Supervisors inch toward response to CalOptima report," "How the collapse of the Senate has crippled the National Labor Relations Board and damaged lives," "Annual commemoration of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire held in Greenwich Village" and more. Date: 3/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 22, 2013
Today: "County CEO candidate declines job offer," "Is O.C.'s Board of Supervisors worth the cost?" "Bell trial ends in chaos" and more. Date: 3/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 20, 2013
Today: "Salary negotiations with proposed O.C. CEO break down," "County internal audit takes aim at office of Clerk-Recorder," "Judge orders San Jose to disclose officials' messages on private devices" and more. Date: 3/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 19, 2013
Today: "O.C. Register editorial: No pay raise for incoming O.C. CEO," "Leading ethicist: Jordan Brandman plagarized report," "California unemployment rate holds at 9.8%, highest in U.S." and more. Date: 3/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 18, 2013
Today: "California cities, counties find funds to hire Capitol lobbyists," "There's little sunshine in California government, report finds," "IT Outsourcing update" and more. Date: 3/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 15, 2013
Today: "Supervisors may be inching closer to deal with new CEO," "Incomes flat in recovery, but not for the 1%," "FPPC's Ravel talks about plans for tracking political money" and more. Date: 3/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 14, 2013
Today: "Residents complain, but supervisors still back Fullerton homeless shelter," "California bill would promote statewide online college courses," "California lost 4,000 cops during economic downturn" and more. Date: 3/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 13, 2013

Today: "Wealth Inequality in America," "Supervisor Janet Nguyen drew scrutiny of the FBI," "Post-crisis reforms make pensions sustainable?" and more.

Date: 3/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 12, 2013

Today: "2013 OCEA Hot Dog Schedule," "Bill would require legislative approval for outsourcing," "California report paints new picture of prison overcrowding," and more.

Date: 3/12/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 11, 2013

Today: "For the middle class, expenses grow faster than paychecks," "A recommitment to the American ideal that labor rights are human rights," "CalOptima hires new chief medical officer" and more.

Date: 3/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 8, 2013

Today: "Why we celebrate International Women's Day," "U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7.7% as jobs grow," "Ex-Fullerton officer's bid to prevent trial in Kelly Thomas' death denied" and more.

Date: 3/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 7, 2013

Today: "State payroll system upgrade may not be feasible," "California Attorney General, Sheriff's Department are investigating Orange County judge for alleged quid pro quo sexual affair," "Covered California's plan to partner with Wal-Mart is criticized" and more.

Date: 3/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 6, 2013

Today: "Nick Berardino: O.C. politically weaker post-election," "OC Supervisors impose labor contract on public attorneys," "Attorney's union plans to sue County" and more.

Date: 3/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 5, 2013

Today: "State of the unions," "White men still dominate O.C. judgeships," "Proposed Harvey Milk airport name change hits turbulance in San Francisco" and more.

Date: 3/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: March 4, 2013
Today: "California bill would extend confidentiality privlege to unions," "2013 OCEA Scholarship: Apply now!," "3 sequestration scenarios" and more. Date: 3/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Mar. 1, 2013

Today: "OC Fair Board Sale Report," "Disney Streetcars," "Trash in Newport" and more.

Date: 3/1/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 28, 2013

Today: "In solidarity, for our union brothers and sisters in County IT," "Threat of sequester cuts looms over OC," "Public records law faces budget ax" and more.

Date: 2/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 27, 2013

Today: "Supervisors try tricky dance around CEO pay issue," "Facebook photo album: OCEA IT Town Hall," "OC Register alters ad policy after complaints from Anaheim politicans" and more.

Date: 2/27/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 26, 2013

Today: "Supervisors set to publicly discuss search for CEO," "OCEA IT Town Hall: Today, Feb. 26, 2013," "OC Special Officers want right to carry concealed weapons" and more.

Date: 2/26/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 25, 2013

Today: "OCEA IT Town Hall: Tomorrow, Feb. 26, 2013," "Average Americans are feeling pain of US debt," "Google buildings polluted with toxic vapors from chemical spills" and more.

Date: 2/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 22, 2013

Today: "It takes a B.A. to find a job as a file clerk," "Costa Mesa committee will review pension obligations," "Facebook is becoming more imperative in the job market" and more.

Date: 2/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 21, 2013
Today: "Santa Barbara officials 'completely unaware' of CEO's possible exit to OC," "Californians in sunnier mood, lifting public approval rating of Legislature, Jerry Brown," "Walker drops bomb No. 2, this time on Wisconsin's private sector unions" and more. Date: 2/21/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 20, 2013
Today: "Greener grass in Orange County," "How can labor be saved," "18 ways your office job is destroying your body" and more. Date: 2/20/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 19, 2013
Today: OC Supervisors reportedly courting Santa Barbara County CEO," "Supervisor Nguyen announces bid for State Senate seat," "Costa Mesa releases union contract analysis" and more.
Date: 2/19/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 15, 2013
Today: "Ousted Anaheim City Attorney to get pay for 3 months," "'I have my doubts about outsourcing,'" "NASA to host Google+ hangout with International Space Station" and more.
Date: 2/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 14, 2013
Today: "Moorlach ready to step down as chair of homeless commission," "California Labor Federation report: Unemployment insurance fund needs overhaul," "Wildlife officials play surprise role in tracking down Dorner" and more. Date: 2/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 13, 2013
Today: "Relic of a tax system still in place in Orange County," "Green Fair cancelled after probe," "Investigators work to ID remains believed to be Dorner's," and more. Date: 2/13/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 11, 2013
Today: "Nick Berardino: Workers' well-being key to free market," "Ruane gets permanent job at CalOptima," "Billy Folsom: 'I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy,'" and more. Date: 2/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 8, 2013

Today: "County planning to cut Latino Health Access funding," "California mayors, Senate Democrats push gun control measures," "Postal unions condemn plan to end Saturday delivery," and more.

Date: 2/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 7, 2013

Today: "Clerk-recorder job draws 900 applicants," "Fewer Californians leaving state for Texas," "Police on high alert after ex-LAPD cop's alleged serial shootings" and more.

Date: 2/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 6, 2013

Today: "FPPC pulls thread on laundered money," "Postal Service says its sending Saturday mail," "Mobile devices will outnumber people by the end of the year" and more.

Date: 2/6/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 5, 2013

Today: "Americans rip up retirement plans," "Class is a five-letter dirty word: The lack of consciousness in an era of record inequality," "Anaheim releases questionable emails" and more.

Date: 2/5/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 4, 2013
Today: "Video: Moorlach and Nelson react to Nguyen's critique of grand jury probe," "Anaheim City Hall email raises tough questions about Federal grant," "Walmart workers get organized" and more. Date: 2/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Feb. 1, 2013
Today: "California climbs out of bond ratings basement," "Political watchdog to look at lobbyist spending," "Study: OC will get older, more Latino," and more. Date: 2/1/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 31, 2013
Today: "$73-million property tax controversy has its day in OC Superior Court," "Nguyen fights back against Grand Jury probe on CalOptima," "Californians upbeat over future, budget plan" and more. Date: 1/31/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 30, 2013
Today: "2012 tax information for OCEA members," "CalOptima Board members push back on Nguyen," "Economy shrinks unexpectedly in fourth quarter" and more. Date: 1/30/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 29, 2013
Today: "Medical industry gave to Nguyen campaign during CalOptima overhaul," "State challenges OC Supervisors in Superior Court over property taxes," "Have a union-made Super Bowl party" and more. Date: 1/29/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 28, 2013
Today: "Outnumbered Michigan Democats start longshot bid to repeal right-to-work laws in Legislature," "Segerstrom High among those flipping homework model" and more. Date: 1/28/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 25, 2013
Today: "Gov. Jerry Brown delivers a State of the State speech like no other," "Orange County Grand Jury issues scathing report on CalOptima," "OHSA charges workers were locked inside Target stores overnight" and more. Date: 1/25/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 24, 2013
Today: " California unions grow, bucking US trend," "Jerry Brown says California has 'confounded our critics," "Smokers who quit by 40 can live almost as long as non-smokers" and more. Date: 1/24/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 23, 2013
Today: " California sees a revenue bump after tax changes," "Chinese workers revolt over 2-minute toilet breaks," "Group finds more fake ingredients in popular foods," and more. Date: 1/23/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 22, 2013
Today: " CalPERS nears a record $260 billion in assets," "Newport employees agree to pay more toward pensions," "Want to be CEO? What's your BMI?" and more. Date: 1/22/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 18, 2013
Today: "Rare sign of OC bipartisanship on pension reform," "Senator: Calif. is a national leader on mental health," "California unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8% last month" and more. Date: 1/18/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 17, 2013
Today: "Fair Panel Probe," "Bob Citron dead at 87," "CalPERS investments gain" and more. Date: 1/17/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 16, 2013
Today: "Carlos Bustamante wants D.A.'s Office off his case," "Supervisors approve purchase of Fullerton building for year-round homeless shelter," "Gov. Jerry Brown challenges UC, Cal State to make big changes" and more. Date: 1/16/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 15, 2013
Today: "Governor's budget plan is solid," "OC Democrats elect Henry Vandermeir as party chairman," "Everyone is throwing away too much food" and more. Date: 1/15/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 14, 2013
Today: "County considering site for year-round homeless shelter," "Anaheim developer asks for another shot at subsidy deal," "Wastewater district loses millions to biosolids boondoggle" and more. Date: 1/14/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 11, 2013
Today: "Jerry Brown says California's budget deficit has dissapeared," "Pension change poses dilemma," "Supervalu to sell Albertsons stores" and more. Date: 1/11/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 10, 2013
Today: "Gov. Jerry Brown to release budget plan today at 10 a.m.," "Secrets and lies of the Bailout," "Feeling productive? Blame your lunch" and more. Date: 1/10/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 9, 2013
Today: "Nelson elected chairman of Orange County Supervisors," "Jerry Brown's budget likely will help schools and colleges, hurt courts, child care," "Short sales in California surpass sales of foreclosed homes" and more. Date: 1/9/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 8, 2013
Today: "Photo album: 2013 OC Board of Supervisors Swearing-In Ceremony," "Software update accidently cancels food stamps for 37,000 Californians," "US set for biggest state-local jobs boost since 2007" and more. Date: 1/8/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 7, 2013
Today: "Two Supervisors sworn in today," "Expanding paramedics to private sector shelved by OC officials," "Why picket lines matter," and more. Date: 1/7/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 4, 2013
Today: "Developer contracts," "Unemployment," "GOP Apocalypse," and more. Date: 1/4/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 3, 2013
Today: "Richard Trumka: A breakthrough in beginning to restore tax fairness," "7 apps to help you cook and eat like a pro," "The making of a landmark open government law," and more. Date: 1/3/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Jan. 2, 2013
Today: "Divided GOP House approves Senate 'fiscal cliff' plan," "Brown plans extensive changes for school funding in 2013," "Mom's 18-point iPhone rules for son" and more. Date: 1/2/2013

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 31, 2012
Today: "Watch New Year's celebrations around the world," "Hundreds of laws go into effect Tuesday," "PACs linked to trash hauler supported local campaigns" and more. Date: 12/31/2012

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 28, 2012
Today: "County and State resolve $29 million dispute over housing funds," "Hotel tax could aid Anaheim's aging neighborhoods," "Public jobs now more public than ever" and more. Date: 12/28/2012

OCEA Media Brief: Dec. 27, 2012
Today: "County and State resolve $29 million dispute over housing funds," "Hotel tax could aid Anaheim's aging neighborhoods," "Public jobs now more public than ever" and more. Date: 12/27/2012

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