Top news of the day in the OC

Ocean-water tests may be unreliable (Register) Bacteria used to warn of the presence of sewage might do a poor job, unfairly flagging some beaches as tainted, an Orange County researcher says.

Weekend detour (Register and Times) Parts of the Garden Grove (22) Freeway will be closed to demolish an old connector.

2 O.C. flu cases start season (Register) Health officials recommend people get vaccinations during October or November.

Orange trustee faces censure (Register) Orange Unified School District Trustee Steve Rocco will be the matter of discussion at a public hearing Oct. 12.

A Great Park education (Register) A class at UCI proposes cutting-edge concepts for more energy efficiency.

Theme Parks Are Dying to Feature Halloween (Times) Theme parks know Halloween is big business. Even Disney has decided to go all out.

Orange County Charity Plans Big Time for Families of Fallen Iraq War Vets (Times) A free trip to California, Disneyland and Christmas pageant are in the works.

Woman Is Arrested in Alley Shooting Death (Times) The girlfriend of a Compton gang member has been arrested in connection with an August drive-by shooting that killed a man and wounded four companions, police said Thursday.

Holding out hope for Triangle Square (Register) The beleaguered Triangle Square was recently sold to new owners who are exploring adding housing to the shopping center.

Top Opinion Links of the Day

Times Endorsement: No on Proposition 88 (Times) California shouldn’t raise parcel taxes for drop-in-the-bucket education funding.

Today’s editorial: A 700-mile symbol (Register) Editorial: A 700-mile fence along the Mexican border will be an expensive, ineffective symbol of congressional inability to grapple with fundamental issues.

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