Reiff: Law Prof Mainero Says He’d Love to be DA but Hates the Politics

Chapman University Law Professor and former Orange County supervisor chief of staff Mario Mainero discusses the controversies enveloping the county District Attorney’s office. The discord has fueled an election challenge to incumbent Tony Rackauckas from Supervisor Todd Spitzer. But many observers are pushing for an “outsider” to enter the race. Is Mainero the answer? He discusses the state of justice in OC and whether he’ll run for DA.

Reiff: Ila Borders’ Baseball (and Life) Odyssey

Rick kicks off a new baseball season with ’90’s pitching phenom Ila Borders, only woman in modern times to win a game in professional ball. She discusses the struggles of being a sports pioneer, and the secret she hid until now. Rick also talks with Jean Hastings Ardell, Ila’s co-author on their new book, “Making My Pitch”; original Los Angeles Angel and “one-hit wonder” Dan Ardell and Whittier College professor and prolific National Anthem singer Joe Price.

Reiff: Are Police Backing Off?

Retired Anaheim police Capt. Joe Vargas and Charis Kubrin, a UC Irvine criminologist, discuss rising crime rates with Rick Reiff on Inside OC this week, broadcast on PBS So Cal, KDOC-TV and Cox 3.

Santana: Handcuffing Journalists

Voice of OC heads into court this week on a public records case spurred by Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s arrest of a man at a Wahoo’s restaurant last year. Meanwhile, there are more shake-ups inside Spitzer’s county office.