$10 Million Settlement for Students Injured in Anaheim Hills School Bus Crash

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(Lack of School Passenger Safety Ignored)
Nearly 3 years after the tragic bus crash occurred in Anaheim Hills, attorneys for five injured middle school children and the Orange Unified School District reached a settlement totaling $10 million. “Despite delay and denial, we successfully held the school district accountable for having a medically impaired employee behind the wheel of a vehicle that was transporting the clients’ most precious cargo, their children.   OUSD ignored a number of clear warning signs and opportunities to look after the safety of its students. They delayed justice but faced with a jury they reluctantly accepted liability.”
-Michael Penn, Esq.

Head of County’s Health Care Agency Announces Retirement

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January 24, 2017
Contact:   Carrie Braun, Public Information Manager
(714) 834-7218-o  (714) 788-8060-c  Carrie.Braun@ocgov.com
 
Head of County’s Health Care Agency Announces Retirement
Santa Ana, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2017) – Mark Refowitz, Director of Orange County’s Health Care Agency (OCHCA), announced plans to retire at the end of March. Refowitz began his career with the County of Orange in 2008 as the OCHCA Director of Behavioral Health Services.

OCTA Chair Michael Hennessey Sets Transportation Goals for 2017

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713

Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

 
OCTA Chair Michael Hennessey Sets  Transportation Goals for 2017  
Initiatives focus on delivering transportation solutions for all Orange County residents
ORANGE – Orange County Transportation Authority Chair Michael Hennessey unveiled the OCTA board’s strategic initiatives for 2017, placing focus on advancing capital projects, improving the transit system to better meet the county’s needs and maximizing funding opportunities. Each of the five initiatives outlines specific projects that are targeted for completion by the end of the year.

Breaking: Immigrant and LGBTQ Rights Leaders in Santa Ana Demand Answers, Action from Councilman Jose Solorio on ICE Contract

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January 24, 2017
Contact: Hairo Cortes, 657-272-3475, hairo@ociyu.org
Ruben A Barreto, ruben.barreto@sa-bhc.org, 714-421-5973
Breaking: Immigrant and LGBTQ Rights Leaders in Santa Ana Demand Answers, Action from Councilman Jose Solorio on ICE Contract
With word spreading across town that ICE is getting ready to cancel its immigrant detention contract with the City, Councilman Solorio has a clear choice: facilitate its phase out or defend the prison for profit business model
Santa Ana, CA – Immigrant and LGBTQ rights organizers have congregated at the Santa Ana City Hall to demand a meeting with and answers from Councilman Jose Solorio, following reports of moves on his part to rally support for the city’s ICE Contract and preservation of the city jail, including from the city’s employees union SEIU 721. Following votes by the Santa Ana City Council to reduce the maximum number of beds used for immigrant detention purposes in the jail, as well as to become a Sanctuary City by adopting stronger protections for its immigrant residents, immigrant and LGBTQ rights leaders have begun hearing word that ICE is getting ready to phase out its immigrant detention contract with the city. Over the weekend Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU) received information about a meeting between Councilman Solorio and leaders of SEIU 721 as well as other stakeholders in the city, from one of the meeting’s participants, during which Solorio warned of impending action by ICE to cancel its immigrant detention contract with the city, urged for a stronger defense of the city jail on the part of those present, and requested letters of support for the jail by Wednesday January 25th.

Cypress City Council Breaks Ground at Mackay Park

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January 19, 2017                      

Contact: Administration (714) 229-6680

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 SUBJECT:    Cypress City Council Breaks Ground at Mackay Park

 

On Wednesday, January 11, the Cypress City Council hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of Mackay Park. The City’s first new park in over 20 years, Mackay Park will provide 2.9 acres of open space featuring two playgrounds, walking paths, drought tolerant landscaping, picnic areas, restrooms and a basketball court.  Located at 8732 Walker Street on a portion of the former Mackay School site, this new park is a result of the partnership between the City and Cypress School District to revitalize a vacant property into a community asset with recreational opportunities for all ages to enjoy. Mayor Paulo Morales welcomed the crowd in attendance, recognized the importance of parks in the community, and conveyed his gratitude to those that contributed to making this new park possible.  Mayor Morales estimated the park to be complete in mid-summer and invited the community to attend a dedication and grand opening ceremony hosted by the City Council at that time.

Quirk-Silva Announces Membership to Key Committees

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January 13, 2017

Contact: Michael Henning

Michael.Henning@asm.ca.gov
(916) 319-2065

Quirk-Silva Announces Membership to Key Committees
(SACRAMENTO) – California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County) had been appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon as Chair of the
Assembly’s Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (JEDE). Today, her membership has also been confirmed in the Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, the Committee on Health, the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on Veteran Affairs. “I am honored that Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has placed the confidence in me to be involved in these critical policy-making committees that will greatly impact our state.”

“As a member of the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, I will continue my efforts to guarantee a more efficient state government, with adequate transparency.

Council Member Stacy Berry Represents Cypress During League of California Cities’

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January 20, 2017                                                               
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Contact: Administration (714) 229-6680
Council Member Stacy Berry Represents Cypress During League of California Cities’
Policy Committee Meetings in Sacramento
 Cypress – Last week, Jan. 19, Council Member Stacy Berry represented the city of Cypress in Sacramento at the League of California Cities’ first policy committee meetings in 2017. Berry serves on the Community Services Committee, which is integral to the League’s policy-making process.