After a particularly embarrassing media relations episode earlier this year, Santa Ana decided to hire a contract public information officer. His contract is not being renewed.

While they may be great at saving the world, nonprofits can sometimes have a hard time paying the rent or even getting a copier. That is where Bill Podlich and Warren Lortie and their “Shared Spaces” concept comes in.

In other news …

The Register’s Teri Sforza tackles the future of online voting.

A roundup of pay for city councils pay and parks and rec directors.

Nearly $50 million to evaluate sexual predators

Assemblywoman Diane Harkey speaking out on redistricting plans for Dana Point.

Dana Point wins $138,000 against medical pot clinics in lawsuit.

Federal authorities hold 14 Mexican nationals after their boat capsizes off the OC coast.

Longtime Democratic volunteer Marti Shrank being roasted on Thursday.


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