Jennifer Muir Beuthin, outgoing general manager for the Orange County Employees Association, talks about the challenges facing working families in Orange County as well as her own path as a women up through Orange County political and labor circles, the #Me Too Movement as well as her own change in life moving on to motherhood and twins.
The Blue Wave Election and Homelessness led the list of top stories for the Voice of OC team in 2018 along with a host of scrappy, daily enterprise reporting scoops uncovering fraud, waste and abuse across Orange County. Readers can really help spur this kind of reporting this week – as all contributions before Dec. 31 get doubled by a national foundation effort to bolster local nonprofit news.
At recent board of directors meeting, the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) 10-member board elected Councilmember Vicente Sarmiento to serve as the 2019 board president, and Cathy Green and Stephen R. Sheldon to serve as first and second vice president, respectively.
Anaheim officials cleared out homeless encampments at Maxwell Park Friday morning and sent roughly 30 people to the newly opened 200-bed emergency homeless shelter near Angel Stadium four days before Christmas, as part of a settlement in a federal lawsuit.
Don Wagner, Mayor of Irvine, announced that he is running for the Third District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to replace Todd Spitzer, who was elected to be the county’s new district attorney.
Fullerton residents will have to wait until at least Jan. 15 to find out if a City Council vacancy will be filled by special election or appointment after the current four-member council deadlocked on the issue.
The City of Santa Ana could yank money from the promotion of downtown businesses if those companies sue over parking, traffic or other disruptions caused by construction of the OC Streetcar Project that runs through one of the city’s busiest commercial areas.