The Orange County Vector Control District is now saying that they did not conduct any aerial spraying of any chemicals in Santa Ana and surrounding cities yesterday. Well we never said they did! We pointed to their own Facebook page and website where they admitted to backpack spraying.
(Santa Ana, CA) – A Tustin woman in her 70s was diagnosed this week with West Nile Virus (WNV) encephalitis. She is the first human WNV infection identified in Orange County, California this season.
In 2017, there were 38 reported human infections of WNV and 4 WNV-related deaths reported in Orange County. Most people who become infected with WNV do not experience symptoms, but about 20% will develop fever and may have headache, body aches, nausea, tiredness and sometimes a skin rash. More serious symptoms, such as severe headaches, neck stiffness, confusion, muscle weakness or paralysis, occur more rarely, but people who develop these symptoms should seek medical care immediately. People over 50 years of age and those with certain medical conditions are at increased risk of serious complications from WNV infection. Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of Aug. 3 to 10, 2018. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- The Barrel Room, 324 W. Fourth St., Suite B, Santa Ana, Closed: Aug. 7, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 8
- 1st & Fair Market, 2715 W. First St., Suite A, Santa Ana, Closed: Aug. 8, Reason: Rodent infestation
- Panaderia La Chapina, 2230 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, Closed: Aug. 6, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 7
- Lola Gaspar at 211 W. Second St., Santa Ana, closed Aug. 2 because of a cockroach infestation, reopened Aug. 3.
- Update: El Tapatio at 1214 E. Pomona St., Santa Ana, closed July 30 because of a rodent infestation, reopened July 31.
Needle Giveaway Postponed After Orange County Files Lawsuit
Santa Ana, CA – The Orange County Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP) has postponed its planned mobile needle giveaway program until September. This comes after the County of Orange filed a lawsuit on Friday and is planning to seek a temporary restraining order in court to block the program from beginning operation on Monday, August 6th.
In an interview with the Associated Press, OCNEP officials announced “they won’t start until September to have time to collaborate with local officials.” Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of July 27 to Aug. 3, 2018. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- Lola Gaspar, 211 W. Second St., Santa Ana, Closed: Aug. 2, Reason: Cockroach infestation
- El Tapatio, 1214 E. Pomona St., Santa Ana, Closed: July 30, Reason: Rodent infestation
- Phat Ky Mi Gia, 14140 Brookhurst St., Garden Grove, Closed: Aug. 1, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: Aug. 2
- Sichuan Impression, 13816 Red Hill Ave., Tustin, Closed: July 30, Reason: Cockroach infestation, Reopened: July 31
Homelessness: Orange County Health Plan Approves $10 Million for Homeless Recuperative Beds
Alleviates Burden on Emergency Rooms, Speeds up Recovery for Homeless Patients
Orange, California (August 2, 2018) – Orange County will soon get a much-needed boost in the number of recuperative medical beds for the homeless.
Under a plan, authored by Supervisor Andrew Do, Orange County’s health plan for low-income residents will dedicate $10 million towards additional recuperative care beds that help sick or injured homeless patients recover. Continue reading
Orange County to File Lawsuit to Stop Drug Needle Giveaway
Santa Ana, California – Orange County has approved filing a lawsuit to stop a state-approved drug needle giveaway in Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Orange and Santa Ana.
In an emergency meeting on Friday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do’s proposal to seek a legal injunction to stop the dangerous mobile needle giveaway, which is set to begin on Monday, August 6. Continue reading
Multi-agency investigation leads to the seizure of $1.6 million worth of illegal narcotics
SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 26, 2018) – An investigation by a multi-agency operation to intercept narcotics and hold drug traffickers accountable has resulted in the arrest of three men and the confiscation of 184 pounds of illegal narcotics and five guns.
The investigation, which initiated in Orange County, resulted in the seizure of 68 pounds of methamphetamine, 26 pounds of fentanyl, 88 pounds of heroin and about 2 pounds of cocaine from multiple locations in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: July 5, 2018
(Santa Ana, CA) – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for inland Orange County communities, including the Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are more sensitive to heat.
Prolonged exposure to excessive temperatures may cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness. Warning signs of heat stroke may include an extremely high body temperature, unconsciousness, confusion, hot and dry skin (no sweating), a rapid, strong pulse, and a throbbing headache. If symptoms of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the person to a shady area and begin cooling their body with water. Continue reading
NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Manager Carrie Braun
Sheriff’s Department responds to OC Grand Jury report on deaths in jail
SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 25, 2018) – The care and custody of inmates is one of the top priorities of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD). OCSD operates one of the largest jail systems in the nation while processing more than 50,000 bookings each year and housing more than 6,000 inmates each day. The staff of our jails, both OCSD and healthcare personnel, go to great lengths to ensure the complex health needs of each inmate entrusted to us are met. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018
Dump the Pump for Free OC Bus Pass on June 21
Those who download the OC Bus Mobile Ticketing App can ride OC Bus fixed routes free on day riders are encouraged to leave cars parked and try public transportation
Case # 09ZF0079
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A jury recommended the death penalty today for a man convicted of murdering five Southern California women between 1986 and 1995. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting a consolidated case on behalf of the Orange, Riverside, and San Diego County victims.
Defendant: Andrew Urdiales, 53
Found guilty by a jury on May 23, 2018, of: Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of June 1 – June 8, 2018. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- El Rey del Marisco, 501 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite E, Santa Ana, Closed: June 7, Reason: Cockroach infestation
- Donut Star, 902 W. First St., Santa Ana, Closed: June 6, Reason: Sewage overflow
- TLT Food at Irvine Spectrum Center, 705 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, Closed: June 8, Reason: Rodent infestation
Santa Ana, California – After removing 14,000 dirty needles from the Santa Ana Riverbed, Orange County is fighting a proposal to give away more needles to addicts.
On Tuesday, a unanimous Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to oppose a pending application with the California Department of Public Health for a mobile needle giveaway program in Orange County. Continue reading
A coyote that may have been cornered by four miniature pinscher dogs ended up killing one of them and hurting the rest at about 2:30 a.m. in an unincorporated area of Santa Ana on Monday, according to CBS News.
Area residents heard noises outside and then discovered that a 10-year-old female miniature pinscher mix had been killed in a possible fight with a coyote, according to Orange County Animal Care. Continue reading