Orange County CEO Tom Mauk and Performance Auditor Steve Danley are disputing each other’s assertions regarding the list of county executives who received questionable raises in recent years.

Long considered one of the nation’s most desirable retirement destinations, Orange County now must worry about whether there will be enough young folks to take care of all the old folks as the baby boomers keep getting on in years.

Wayne Quint has officially stepped down as president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs and is being replaced by Tom Dominguez.

The state Senate has passed a bill that would make the Brown Act part of the state constitution.

Costa Mesa keeps OC in the LA headlines. LA Times columnist Steve Lopez blows into Costa Mesa and is taken aback by Jim Righeimer’s approach to the city budget (pink slips). He hangs out with former Mayor Sandy Genis and Bubbling Cauldron blogger Geoff West and offers his take.

The Register’s Doug Irving pens an interesting look at Laguna Hill’s newest councilwoman, Barbara Kogerman, who appears to be adjusting to the life of counting to three.

The Register’s Brian Joseph has the story on state Sen. Lou Correa’s interest in holding hearings on debt collectors after one company tried to garnish his wages by mistake.

Apparently, Sarah Palin has been haulin’ tail through New England on her presidential tour, driving reporters crazy trying to follow her caravan. Kasie Hunt for Politico gives a hilarious account of trying to keep up with Palin as she blows through red lights and comes close to hitting a bicyclist.


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