- Newsmaker: OC Elections for DA and Superior Court Judge
Will Swaim, Editor of the Orange County Weekly previews two Orange County elections. Wally Wade is being supported by DA's working for his opponent, incumbent Tony Rackauckas, who promised to clean house four years ago. Running unopposed for Superior Court is Judge Ronald Kline, who's facing federal and local charges relating to child pornography and child abuse, indictments that came after the filing deadline.
- Reporter's Notebook: Industry Donations Permeate Insurance Commissioner Race
The disgraced, former Insurance Commissioner, Chuck Quackenbush was a Republican. But the race to replace him is peppered with contributions to a Democrat, from those same insurance companies whose money caused him to give up his job. Virginia Ellis, who broke the Quackenbush story, is Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.