Orange County Accident News

Third adopts caregiver policy, electric vehicle fee

news January 26, 2017 – Third adopts caregiver policy, electric vehicle fee By EMILY RASMUSSEN / CONTRIBUTING WRITER A policy for part-time, long-term and live-in care providers was passed unanimously by Third Mutual on Tuesday. The policy is intended to meet state law regarding care providers and the qualifications for ThirdOriginal Article

‘Severe storm damage’ closes Ortega Highway; unclear when it will re-open

View slideshow The California Highway Patrol issued a long-term road closure on Ortega Highway at mile marker 5.5, about 1.5 miles east of Gibby Road, due to “substantial storm damage,” authorities said Wednesday. Geotechnical engineers with CalTrans were investigating reports of sagging roadway after last week's winter storms when they discovered large cracks in the eastbound lanes Wednesday, Jocelyn Whitfield, a spokeswoman for CalTrans,…

OCTA takes steps to avoid repeat of cyber attack

ORANGE – Nearly a year ago, hackers pulled off a cyber attack on the Orange County Transportation Authority, seeking an $8,500 ransom to unfreeze the agency’s computer systems. OCTA staff and contractors resolved the situation in 2 1/2 days without paying the hackers – though it did cost $660,000 to fix. Since the Feb.Original Article