Nelson Likely to Stay as Chairman of County Supervisors

Supervisor Pat Bates seems set to defer to current Chairman Shawn Nelson for the sake of continuity as the board heads into overtime in labor negotiations. Renewing Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s two-year appointment to CalOptima is also at issue.

On the Agenda

Up this week: Irvine might issue subpoenas for its Great Park investigation.

CalOptima Slammed By U.S. Audit

Federal officials announced they have found a “serious threat to the health and safety” of elderly patients in a 16,000-member program.