Today's top stories and commentary from behind the Orange Curtain:
OCR in HB: Sewage leak restricts beaches.
OCR on What to expect from the boycott. In part,
Santa Ana police plan to be on tactical alert Monday with a contingent of officers at the station. More officers could be called in and placed on standby if needed. The department will also rely on mutual aid from the county if required, said Sgt. Lorenzo Carrillo...
Jon Fleischman, Orange County sheriff's spokesman, said the department, which services 12 cities and unincorporated communities, has no special plans but is constantly assessing the situation. The department will stay flexible and may be called upon by other police agencies in the county, he said...
OCR's Bunis: Reporter takes a journey into an immigration hot spot.
OCR editorial dismayed by CA Senate Boycott Resolution-- how about OUTRAGED: What's the point of the boycott?
It needs to be said, and a front page, so OCR's Greenhut lays it down: Great Park heist is now complete. His lead,
The most amazing heists are the ones that take place in broad daylight, with everyone watching but no one paying attention. That’s what happened last week in Irvine, and even though county officials know about it, none of them has uttered a peep in protest. For those who missed it – and it was easy to miss, given the general lack of discussion – three Irvine City Council members walked off with the Orange County Great Park. They quietly passed a resolution late Tuesday night that turns the Great Park Corp. Board of Directors into a meaningless advisory board, then gives all financial control to the city of Irvine.
LAT with more on Placentia: Wounded Placentia Dreams On.
LAT's Parsons on Sheriff Photogenic: Carona's Party Isn't Just the GOP. In part,
"The stories that have run have caused some concern by some members," says party chairman Scott Baugh, "but the prevailing sentiment is that the sheriff has done a great job and much of what is out there is the product of people who are disgruntled by situations that have occurred in the past."
...We all know the GOP would have a field day if Carona were a Democrat, but Baugh notes, properly, that nothing has been proved against Carona. The GOP central committee isn't an investigative arm, he says, adding: "So, we're letting these things play themselves out. More often than not, it's much ado about nothing." To his credit, Baugh wasn't the least defensive in discussing Carona. If members thought the worst things said about Carona were true, he says, the sheriff probably wouldn't get the endorsement. "We support incumbent Republicans, as a general rule," Baugh says. "That's what we're doing. That's not to say there wasn't some controversy and debate [before endorsing Carona]…. I think the body is giving him the benefit of the doubt and believe he's the best man for the job."