The Santa Ana Police Department identified over 480 incidents from January 2018 to September 2018 that involved criminal activity at cyber cafes in the city, according to a staff report. These crimes included gambling, drug use and sale, assaults, and weapons offenses.
The number of sexual assault cases reported on college campuses in Orange County has risen over the last three years. Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton, have seen double the number of incidents reported while University of California, Irvine, numbers fluctuated over that period.
San Clemente has sent a report of its areas most vulnerable to beach erosion to the California Coastal Commission in hopes of establishing a Local Coastal Program, which would allow the city to begin taking measures such as beach nourishment to combat the rising sea levels affecting its beaches.
Mirroring a nationwide trend, Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton, have been reeling from incidents viewed by many as hate crimes with administrators grappling on how to respond.
Eco-friendly changes are coming to John Wayne Airport’s ground vehicles and transportation methods in compliance with an August 2014 agreement between the facility and the county of Orange to regulate greenhouse gas emissions sources at the airport.
Tustin voters will have the chance next year to approve a monthly salary for City Council members. Editors’ Note: This dispatch is part of the Voice of OC Youth Media program, working with student journalists to cover public policy issues across Orange County. If you would like to submit your own student media project related to Orange County civics or if you have any response to this work, contact Digital Editor Sonya Quick at email@example.com. The council has unanimously voted to add to the November 2020 ballot the question whether councilmembers should receive a $600 monthly salary. If approved, the compensation would not take effect until December 2022.
Stanton will sell the property at Cerritos and Flower avenues, currently a free public parking lot, to the nonprofit for $210,000, according to a city staff report. The fair market value of the land is $570,000, the report said.