Across California, counties are jockeying for a share of $34.4 million in competitive state grants aimed at providing services for drug offenders released from state prisons under Proposition 47. But with the grant deadline just days away, OC appears to be behind the curve.
The Fullerton City Council this week voted to abolish the city’s ordinance that restricted where convicted child sex offenders can live as part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a man who claims to have been rendered homeless by such laws.
BySTEPHANIE INNES of The Center for Health Journalism Collaborative |
A canine vaccine against valley fever, a fungal disease that sometimes leads to significant disability and even death, could be available within the next 10 years. And the work to save dogs could also advance efforts to create a vaccine for people.
A plan by Orange County supervisors to hire a former state prosecutor to be the director of the county’s Office of Independent Review has been scuttled. Supervisors apparently jumped gun on announcing the deal, and now are back to square one in their search.
Upwards of 10,000 people joined the Women’s March in Santa Ana Saturday to rebuke the administration of Donald J. Trump and call for equal treatment of women, minorities and immigrants. It was one of many such protests held throughout the nation and the world.
Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals Friday ordered Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to retain all relevant jail informant records after disclosures that the county Board of Supervisors had at one point approved a policy allowing such records to be destroyed.
The Fullerton City Council sent a proposal for a 295-unit apartment complex back to the drawing board this week after hearing from residents who said it would exacerbate existing traffic and parking issues.
Nearly four years ago, a Superior Court judge requested that the Orange County district attorney’s office turn over a large cache of records having to do with jailhouse snitches. The fallout from that request continues today.
The U.S. Department of Justice investigation marks the first time the 1994 law, which historically has been used against police departments, is being directed at a prosecution agency for constitutional rights violations in criminal cases.