The news this morning is, of course, dominated by the death of Osama bin Laden.

The Orange County Register reports on the reactions of local residents — some who celebrated by shooting their guns — and reactions from the Orange County congressional delegation.

Voice of OC’s Tracy Wood files a dispatch on a local homeless advocate’s anger over Santa Ana’s policy of denying library cards to people who do not have a permanent address in the city. The policy is especially hard on homeless men.

Norberto Santana, Jr. gives an update on the lobbying effort by Orange County Superior Court judges to keep their Cadillac health plans that come courtesy of the county.

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the NBA Kings will stay in Sacramento for at least one more year.

The Register’s Kimberly Edds and Jeff Overley report on Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas’ efforts to enforce a law passed earlier this year that bans registered sex offenders from parks.

The Daily Pilot’s Joseph Serna keeps us up to date on the latest news coming out of Costa Mesa. First, he provides documentary proof that the Repair Costa Mesa campaign, which is fighting the city’s massive outsourcing plan, is being run by the Orange County Employees Association.

Serna also reports on claims by the Costa Mesa police union that as many as 20 officers are in the process of leaving the department, with a principle reason being that they fear layoffs.

The Register’s Tony Saavedra reports on a decision by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to keep allowing state firefighters to count “extended duty” toward their pensions.

Finally, Teri Sforza gives us more examples of the fat pay and benefit packages that taxpayers pay to public executives.


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