Top News of the Day in the OC

Thousands affected by standoff in Orange (Register) A 52-year-old man who threatened to set off a bomb forced some residents and students to stay indoors and delayed some trains.

O.C. Moves Toward High-Speed-Rail Service to L.A. (Times) A $7-million study would look at the feasibility of such a route, part of a proposed 700-mile corridor.

UC Irvine Pulls Its Law School Proposal for Now (Times and Register) A state report saying needs are already filled means a delay for the school, which needs to make its case. Good! We’ve got enough lawyers in the OC already. What we really need is a four year occupational safety program!

Planning the Great Park (Register) Rod Cooper will oversee operations when it opens in 2009, but already has leases to manage.

New owner may convert some Triangle Square retail space to condos (Register) Triangle Square, the Costa Mesa mall that has had trouble attracting tenants, has new owners.

Arrest made in freeway shooting (Daily Pilot) Costa Mesa Police have arrested a 61-year-old Stanton man on a charge of attempted homicide in the Saturday freeway shooting of a Costa Mesa man.

Mesa Consolidated Water District’s Leach to retire (Daily Pilot) As general manager for the last five years for the Mesa Consolidated Water District, Diana M. Leach’s responsibilities have included overlooking everything from operations and engineering to administrative, financial and customer services.

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Today’s editorial: The debate is late, but necessary (Register) Key Republicans, to their credit, want to go slow on rules for treatment of detainees.

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