Four Orange County Congressional Districts that pundits predict will be competitive races in November’s national election fight to control the House of Representatives have been flooded with 32 candidates as Democrats target the Republican-held seats and gear up for the June primary.
Academics, advocates and activists met for a panel discussion at UC Irvine to hash out the pros and cons of a proposal to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach, with environmentalists once again warning it would damage marine environments and raise water bills.
The Huntington Beach City Council has pulled back from an earlier plan to quickly evict a religious-based organization that provides food, clothing and support services for the city’s working poor residents, non-residents and homeless people.
Orange County officials announced plans Monday to shut down most of the Santa Ana River bank to overnight homeless camps, but said the largest camp, near Angel Stadium and home to over 400 people, will stay open for the time being.
UCI legal advocates Olivia Weber and Suma Peesapati write that Huntington Beach city council members should consider revoking Rainbow Environmental Services franchise unless the waste hauling business can better control particulate matter levels concentrated near a local elementary school.
They live just a few miles from Huntington Beach’s iconic pier, but many children in the city’s low-income Oak View neighborhood have no experience in the ocean. A program, dubbed Reach Beyond the Beach, gives them a chance to learn the lessons of lifeguards.
While crime rates are spiking countrywide, they are going the opposite direction in Huntington Beach’s historically underserved Oak View neighborhood. The Oak View Renewal Partnership deserves much of the credit.
John Briscoe, who has been the public face of an effort to address problems stemming from a trash dump near a Huntington Beach elementary school, says he was refused the email of the county Health Care Agency’s director.