Bustamante Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Carlos Bustamante — a former Orange County Public Works executive and one-time rising star in the local GOP — pled guilty late Friday morning to sex crimes and grand theft of public funds. He is expected to serve jail time.

Heee’s Baaaack….

Three years ago, former Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante was arrested while en route to a city council meeting and charged with multiple felony sex crimes. This week, he was back in the council chambers.

Santana: Meet the County Cleaner

Santana writes that county supervisors are set to reauthorize a murky program – set up to investigate top officials’ misdeeds. Except, no one’s ever heard much about how these are done, how much they cost. And the biggest probe in recent memory, involving the County COO, seems stalled.

8 Hot Debates to Watch This Week

Orange County could take a major step toward establishing a homeless shelter, and the deputy sheriff’s labor deal comes to a vote.