Supporters who want to build Orange County’s first veterans cemetery near the heart of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station rather than on strawberry fields near the 5 and 405 freeways, turned in more than 18,500 signatures Thursday to call a special election on the issue.
Bus ridership on north and central Orange County routes overhauled last year by the Orange County Transportation Authority has increased by nearly 20 percent, according to report presented Thursday to the board’s transit committee.
With the Mesa Water District board of directors ready to vote tonight on spiking water rates, questions linger about expensive lobbying and public affairs spending, high executive salaries and recent board compensation hikes.
Lake Forest will finish negotiations with Verizon Wireless for small cell phone transmitter installations on city-owned streetlights but future wireless infrastructure contracts with wireless companies will be handled by the city’s consultant, 5 Bars Communities.
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.
Walt Disney Company officials Tuesday lifted their ban on Los Angeles Times access to early movie screenings following intense pushback from movie critics around the country, many of whom vowed not to write about Disney movies until the ban was lifted.
Savanna High School’s “Johnny Rebel” mascot will change after the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees voted Monday night to come up with a new image and remove the Confederate flag from school symbols.
Irvine-based 5 Bars Communities won contracts with at least three Orange County cities, saying it could protect them from impacts of state legislation taking away city power to say where wireless transmitters are installed. Lake Forest may opt Nov. 7 to handle the issue itself.
Walt Disney Corp. officials, upset at a Los Angeles Times series about their business deals with the city of Anaheim and election spending for the city’s top decision-makers, have banned the newspaper from advance press screenings of its movies.