Santa Ana Prohibits Establishment of New Cyber Cafes

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.

Universities More Rigorously Reporting Sexual Assaults on Campuses

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. 

Tustin Residents Will Get to Vote on City Council Pay

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 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.

Habitat for Humanity to Build Three Duplexes in Stanton

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.