Today's top stories from behind the Orange Curtain:
O.C. deputies accuse county of 'bad-faith bargaining' -- LAT
Both sides say they're far apart in negotiating a new contract. Pensions continue to be a point of bitter disagreement.
Ayn Rand fans mark the 50th anniversary of 'Atlas Shrugged' -- OCR
The hefty tome about the individual's battle with society was derided by critics but has developed a loyal following.
Housing slows O.C. economy -- OCR
Big Orange Index grows for 23rd straight quarter thanks to non-housing factors.
ACLU, Mansoor contend in court -- DP
Nearly two years after the Costa Mesa City Council took a controversial vote to have police enforce immigration law, the issue has cooled significantly, mainly because the city never took on enforcement duties.
Brown accuser talks about his past -- OCR
A man goes public with an allegation of abuse. Church officials decry attack on a 'good and decent' bishop.
The changing classroom -- OCR
Five years after No Child Left Behind, teachers are redefining instruction.
Suspect in case of missing student is back in L.A. -- OCR and LAT
John Steven Burgess, a convicted sex offender, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday evening.
Brea goes electric -- OCR
South Brea Lofts offer NEVs as move-in perk.
Santa Ana launches "Most Wanted" Web site -- OCR
Police hope the online list will help draw information from the public.
Santa Ana considering medical-marijuana ban -- OCR
The City Council is scheduled to vote on a new law that would permanently block dispensaries.