A mainstay argument in the ongoing immigration debate is that immigrants — especially Latino immigrants — overburden emergency rooms. However, the latest stats on hospitalization rates in Orange County don’t back up that argument.

An OC Register analysis finds cities increasingly dipping into shrinking reserves to keep programs afloat while being choked by large public safety spending and spiraling pension obligations.

City of Laguna Niguel draws praise for focusing resources on first class parks and streets.

City of Brea faces stiff pension obligations.

Teacher pensions face problems.

Union slams Costa Mesa’s law firm over unauthorized leak of investigation into worker’s suicide.


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