Last Saturday, Richard McKee suffered a fatal heart attack and California lost one of its fiercest fighters for open government. Terry Francke, who started the First Amendment advocacy organization Californians Aware with McKee, writes this moving remembrance of his friend.

Voice of OC’s Tracy Wood provides this update on battles over the last remaining pieces of open space in North Orange County. City councils in both Fullerton and Orange are considering development proposals that community groups are bitterly opposing.

Norberto Santana, Jr. provides gives us a glimpse of the lobbying effort among OC Superior Court judges to keep their Cadillac health plans.

Frank Mickadeit spends the evening at an Italian restaurant with OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino and OC GOP officials.

Randy Youngman has a piece looking at the situation facing the owners of the Sacramento Kings: Fight the NBA or the taxpayers of Sacramento.

Marty Wisckol at the Register looks at longtime activist, Tim Carpenter and his Progressive Democrats of America.

Former Councilwoman Carol Gamble appointed to vacant council seat in Rancho Santa Margarita.

And Alan Milligan at Capitol Weekly writes this analysis on the hidden costs of costs of converting the defined benefit pensions of public workers into 401(k)-style plans.


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