Two years ago this month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger put a for-sale sign on the Orange County Fairgrounds. On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown took the sign down, at least for now.

Also on Friday, the judge in the Costa Mesa outsourcing case clarified the preliminary injunction she issued earlier this month that halts any layoffs until a case brought by the Orange County Employees Association is heard.

Another lawsuit that focuses on public sector budget cutting has been filed. Advocates for adult day healthcare services filed suit against the state to prevent patients being institutionalized should the state cut the services.

And we have a rundown of what’s on the public agendas this week in Orange County.

Sarah Palin doesn’t sell well in her OC debut on Friday.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez ties the knot this past weekend.

Dana Point officials express unease over potential split by state redistricting committee.

San Clemente leaders react to losing OCTA bus service.

County gets a new Public Guardian.

New Latvian Prime Minister reaches out for OC connections at Rancho Santa Margarita City Hall.


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.