Judge Grants City of Costa Mesa’s Request to Halt Use of Fairview Developmental Center As COVID-19 Quarantine Facility

Within hours of the filing of an injunction designed to halt plans to use the Fairview Development Center as a COVID-19 quarantine facility, a federal judge granted the City of Costa Mesa’s request and placed a temporary restraining order on this effort until a full plan has been vetted and shared with the city. A press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. today.

OCTA Seeks Members for Public Committees

The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on two vital public committees that review OCTA programs and monitor funding to help ensure OCTA continues delivering on its commitment to implement an effective, balanced and sustainable transportation system. 

Study Shows Restoring Species Habitat is Only Marginally Successful, Recommends 15 Solutions

The regional non-profit Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) announces the release of its study on the effectiveness of biological mitigation measures required under environmental laws. Twelve Orange County projects, including residential, mixed use, and infrastructure projects, were evaluated for their success in restoring the natural landscape and promoting ecological function for rare and endangered species impacted by those projects.