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Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante placed on administrative leave following allegations of sexual harassment.

State Sen. Ted Lieu discusses how Kinde Durkee didn’t deposit donations.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez introduces legislation to change Orange County pension benefits for public employees.

Trial of Irvine 11 nears end with closing arguments.

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County officials approve hiring outside law firm to explore suing Sacramento over lost $48 million. OC Register’s take.

Irvine approves home development around the Great Park and experiences a rare break in the Democratic council majority.

CalAware targets Aliso Viejo’s ad-hoc committees.

Register reports that indicted Democratic treasurer Kinde Durkee’s clients might face hurdles in recovering their money. Register also reports on state’s Board of Accountancy taking action against Durkee and allegations that she also robbed Irvine Mayor Suhkee Kang.

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Those who bore witness to a recent City Council vote in Irvine saw a rarity — a member of the council’s Democratic majority break ranks and vote with the Republicans on a key issue.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s campaign funds “nearly wiped out” due to actions by prominent Democratic party treasurer now under federal indictment.  More OC Register coverage here.

Legislative session in Sacramento ends without success for OC county officials seeking to regain $48 million in lost tax revenue due to the recent state budget battle.

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Sheriff-coroner responds to a lawyer’s accusations, saying  results of the Kelly Thomas autopsy are coming “soon.”

Kelly Thomas supporters picket OC district attorney’s office.

ACLU sues supervisors over comment policy.

Legislation to restore $48 million in funding to OC county government passes first major hurdle in waning moments of Sacramento session.

Rick Perry draws 1,000 supporters in Corona del Mar.

Costa Mesa reorganizes city departments.

OC Fair Board draws criticism for lack of public comment.

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The attorney for Kelly Thomas’ family released medical documents he says proves that Thomas died of head trauma suffered during a beating by Fullerton police and threatens to go over the DA’s head. Also, the OC Register’s take.

How is it that Claudia Alvarez was able to vote for her own punishment?

Reactions to the federal indictment of prominent Democratic Treasurer Kinde Durkee.

Opening statements begin in the Irvine 11 case against Muslim students at UCI.

Last-minute legislation makes its way through the Sacramento legislative gantlet on labor issues and football stadiums.

Huntington Beach installs charging facilities for electric cars.

Former VP Dick Cheney visits the Nixon library.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes an appearance at GOP rally in Corona del Mar.

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The long road for Laura’s Law, a state law aimed at getting mentally ill people off the street.

Supervisors approve final version of new political boundaries. Latinos and some others still unhappy. Here is the OC Register’s take.

Santa Ana City Council votes to rebuke Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez’s rant at a previous council meeting.

Democratic campaign treasurer remains in prison pending arraignment, expected on Friday.

Costa Mesa City Council hires more law firms, talks pensions.

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Orange County supervisors, in the wake of the Kelly Thomas beating by Fullerton police, will discuss implementing a state law aimed at getting mentally ill people off the streets.

The Santa Ana gentrification battle has had many twists and turns. Saturday it broke into song.

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FBI arrests prominent Democratic Party treasurer.

Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act gets fundraiser in Newport Beach.

Highest state salaries tucked away in special funds.

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