A ‘Brotherhood’ Fights Families Wanting Special Ed

The Orange County Special Education Alliance is an obscure public agency that uses taxpayer money to help pay the legal bills of school districts battling families over providing special education services.

Costa Mesa City Clerk Taking Fall for Missed Deadline

Julie Folcik was placed on administrative leave after a judge refused to put a charter proposal on the June ballot after the city missed the filing deadline. Several residents and a member of the City Council say Folcik is being made a scapegoat.

OC Fairground Sale Officially Dead

State Department of General Services announces that Gov. Jerry
Brown does not want to sell the fairgrounds to Facilities
Management West, thus ending a years-long saga.

Costa Mesa’s Curious Math

Public forum today on the need for budget cuts is likely to draw
questions about the city’s approach to numbers.