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This week on PBS SoCaL, we delve into questions surrounding Santa Ana Deputy City Manager Jill Arthur, who is under investigation for allegedly offering her City Hall influence to a driver to obtain a job and prevent a car accident from being reported.

We also discuss:

  • Orange County Deputy CEO Alisa Drakodaidis is fired after she levels corruption allegations at the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
  • A UC Irvine professor faces criminal charges of taking illegal cash from a Japanese tech firm.
  • Efforts to create an ethics commission recommended by the grand jury are in limbo after Supervisor Todd Spitzer received no support from his colleagues.

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