One would think there was already enough controversy and recrimination in Costa Mesa. But just for good measure, interim Police Chief Steve Staveley abruptly resigned Monday and called the Costa Mesa City Council majority corrupt in his resignation letter.

If our take isn’t enough for you, here are dispatches from the Register  and Daily Pilot.

Rumor had it that Santa Ana officials were trying to woo the pro soccer team Chivas USA to town. Now those rumors are confirmed, and though Santa Ana City Council members are excited at the possibility, some school officials are nervous.

In other news …

State Sen. Lou Correa proposes a gift ban for state officeholders.

Redistricting could bring another Sanchez to OC.

Costa Mesa council slammed by ABLE board for opting out of helicopter services.

Shawn Nelson for Congress.

Feds discuss changes to deportation policies in OC.

Nixon Library attracts national Republicans for troop outreach.

Cities respond to critical grand jury report targeting pay.

Huntington Beach officials opt to pay more into their pensions.


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