Although the usual summer vacations make it a slow week in government and politics news, a number of news stories are bubbling.

In Fullerton, focus intensifies on the police department over the beating death of homeless resident Kelly Thomas.

The OC Register details how video surveillance shows witnesses shocked over the intensity of the officers’ beating.

The paper also notes that Fullerton police officers’ morale is being affected by the community outcry over the killing.

Meanwhile, Loretta Sanchez is happy over the citizens redistricting effort, as is the city of La Habra.

The fate of the Crystal Cathedral remains up in the air as latest offer of $99 million from a Vietnamese pastor rolls in.

And an Anaheim condo complex is settting an interesting precedent: Free speech does extend to condo elections.

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