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And now, the OC Morning Report …

State budget passes and swipes $48 million from OC.

Supervisors say no to application for $10-million federal grant to fight smoking and obesity.

Newport Beach lifeguards get changes to pension after national limelight.

Grocery workers stage regional rallies including one in Fullerton.

Irvine backs away from presidential primary vote.

Orange County’s highest paid finance director.

Newport Beach city attorney leaves amid pressure to outsource.


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