What do you get when you cross an entrepreneur with a past full of lawsuits and a city that skimps (at least in one instance) on background checks? Our Adam Elmahrek investigates Anaheim’s green deal gone bad.

So maybe we can get kids to put down the Cheetos and get off the couch. Our Tracy Wood reports on an effort by The California Endowment to combat obesity in Santa Ana schools that is so far paying dividends.

And speaking of Tracy Wood, she was among a group of Vietnam era war correspondents that gathered in Westminster this weekend to share recollections.

The saga of Costa Mesa’s privatization plan has taken yet another turn. Now there is a flap over a meet-and-greet among public safety workers that was cancelled. Voice of OC’s Norberto Santana Jr. has this report, and the Daily Pilot has this report.

Here are some other blips on our OC politics and government radar screen this morning…

Jerry Brown not giving up on tax hikes to help balance the state budget.

Atheist groups host regional conference in Irvine.

NRC finds flaws in emergency training at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

OC Watchdog looks into special-district director pay, and health benefits.

San Juan Capistrano City Council agenda this week includes a city manager contract, open space, bonds, and a potential Home Depot.

Rancho Santa Margarita City Council approves townhome project.

Additional layoff notices in Costa Mesa. The Register and the Daily Pilot  weigh in.


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