The state’s $43-billion high-speed rail program is at a political crossroads, says an influential state senator. Meanwhile, former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle announced Monday that he is resigning as chairman of the High-Speed Rail Authority.

For months there has been a behind-the-scenes battle brewing between the Irvine Unified School District and the developer of new Great Park neighborhoods over the building of schools. Now the two sides appear close to a deal to end the dispute.

In other news …

OC Supervisors consider redistricting plans.

OC Superior Court judge enjoins Costa Mesa officials from outsourcing to the private sector and enacting layoffs connected to outsourcing. Here is the OC Register’s take, and here is the Daily Pilot’s.

Costa Mesa renews consultant contracts.

OC backcountry park district battles developer over land in Silverado.

Courts reject another Chriss Street bid at redemption.

Public pension systems and others react to their robust investment returns.

Southern California Edison’s San Onofre nuclear plant draws criticism from local activist group.


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