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Was OC’s Top Prosecutor Improperly Cleared of Corruption or Not? A Secret Report Could Shed Light

Damon Tucker, who was fired as a DA investigator in December, says he found “overwhelming evidence” DA Todd Spitzer committed serious crimes like money laundering, extortion, and soliciting bribes. Spitzer says it’s all a smear campaign against him. An 11-page memo kept secret by the DA could shed light on what kind of probe looked at Spitzer’s fundraising.

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Scores of OC Bus Drivers Employed Through Private Contractors Laid Off During Public Health Crisis

While bus drivers and operations employees directly employed by OCTA get to keep their jobs and even their pay as some stay home, bus drivers employed through two private contractors the agency gives money to have been laid off, and will see their benefits follow their jobs out the door.

Posted inCountywide, Investigative, Top Stories

Santana: Brea’s Secretive Water Agency Draws Court Challenge

This Tuesday, Brea city officials will go behind closed doors to talk about their secretive water agency, Cal Domestic, and plans to keep city representatives on the Cal Domestic board of directors from filing any kind of financial disclosure about conflicts of interest. Such disclosures would have allowed city officials to question a former city manager that was being paid by the water agency while also advising the city to spend millions on controversial water rights purchases – a move that last year drew sanction from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission.