PBS SoCal’s David Nazar updates us on his investigation into the alleged kickback scheme involving the former owner of a local sports apparel and equipment company and dozens of high school coaches from throughout Southern California.

And the rest of the notable news in local politics and government…

LA Times Tony Barboza writes about coastal review permits and fireworks in South County.

Teachers’ union president arrested in Sacramento during protest.

City Council health benefits cut in Laguna Hills and Tustin.

Jeff Overley writes about $200K Lifeguards in Newport Beach. http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/2011/05/12/o-c-s-200k-lifeguards-spark-international-shock/82891/

Jon Cassidy at the Register updates the situation on the OC Fairgrounds.

Michael Gardner helps California tackle checkbook accounting.

Barbara Venezia takes on Costa Mesa over cancelation of police and fire event.

Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan takes on State Assemblyman Jose Solorio over Fairgrounds.

More layoff notices in Costa Mesa.

Daily Pilot looks at the Fairgrounds hearing.

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