The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that by erecting a chain-link fence next to the Santa Ana River in Orange, county officials have unconstitutionally “imprisoned” 75 to 100 people living in a homeless encampment there.
The Fullerton City Council this week voted to abolish the city’s ordinance that restricted where convicted child sex offenders can live as part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a man who claims to have been rendered homeless by such laws.
Historically, most California cities and school districts have elected their representatives through at-large electoral systems. This has, in many cases, led to the disenfranchisement of minority populations. But California Voting Rights Act lawsuits in O.C. and elsewhere are changing that reality.
The two websites that host online listings for short term rentals, filed lawsuits last week against the City of Anaheim for an ordinance that fines websites for hosting the ads of home shares operating without a city permit.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved settlements totaling $1 million with two female county workers who accused the former county executive and Santa Ana councilman of sexually assaulting them.