Looking for the latest on redistricting? Well, now your’re in luck. Our Norberto Santana Jr. provides this rundown on what to expect as the process begins to heat up.

And now for the rest of the Wednesday roundup of OC’s politics and government news …

San Juan Capistrano gears up for June 7 election on development.

Capistrano Unified School District is cleared again of criminal charges brought by the DA.

The LA Times’ Catherine Saillant has an interesting look on the GOP challenge in Costa Mesa, which they are calling ground zero for pension reform.

Costa Mesa City Council attempts to trim $3.3 million from 2011-2012 budget.

Kids across OC score low in PE. 

The daughter of former OC legislator Bruce Nestande is implicated in a fatal hit-and-run in Texas.


Since you've made it this far,

You are obviously connected to your community and value good journalism. As an independent and local nonprofit, our news is accessible to all, regardless of what they can afford. Our newsroom centers on Orange County’s civic and cultural life, not ad-driven clickbait. Our reporters hold powerful interests accountable to protect your quality of life. But it’s not free to produce. It depends on donors like you.

Join the conversation: In lieu of comments, we encourage readers to engage with us across a variety of mediums. Join our Facebook discussion. Message us via our website or staff page. Send us a secure tip. Share your thoughts in a community opinion piece.