Santana: Orange County Faces a Public Safety Leadership Crisis

Orange County’s Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’ credibility has been destroyed by Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals. Meanwhile, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas stands accused of political corruption by his own senior investigators. Regional fire service also is in full crisis mode after executives at the Orange County Fire Authority apparently ousted Fire Chief Jeff Bowman against the will of rank and file firefighters.

Former Great Park Consultants Defy Demand for Records

Irvine’s deadline comes and goes without Forde & Mollrich turning over financial information relating to their infamous Great Park contract. City Council will decide whether to take the issue to a judge.