First OC Ethics Commissioner Up for Appointment Tuesday

Supervisor Shawn Nelson nominated Peter Agarwal, a bank manager and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce board member whom county supervisors have previously appointed to positions like board member of the CalOptima health plan for poor and disabled residents.

Former Lawmaker and Wife Accuse Each Other of Abuse

Martha Norby, wife of former Assemblyman Chris Norby, alleges she’s been subjected to repeated verbal and mental abuse as well as the alleged physical abuse for which he was arrested Wednesday. Norby says his wife is the abuser.

Banked Vacation and Sick Leave Lead to Big Payouts

Over the past five years, many high-level employees in Orange County government have reaped six-figure sick and vacation leave payouts. “This is not something we intended to become a practice,” says a state senator.