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Special “Labor Day” Edition

Unions gain political clout while losing ground in workplace (Sacramento Bee) By Dan Walters

Today’s editorial: Sobering thoughts for a Labor Day (Register) The federal, state and local pension crises are major.

Orange Grove: Cheaper, but not yet better, workers (Register) Outsourcing jobs to India proves a mixed blessing

Labor Day in L.A. Times History (Times) Editorial: A look back at some choice editorials from the champion of ‘true industrial freedom.’

Not a day to labor (Daily Pilot) The Labor Day holiday, traditionally the last day of summer, also tends to have this annoying habit of sneaking up on us. And the weather as forecast in Newport-Mesa for today won’t help: Skies should be mostly sunny, temperatures might approach 80 and the water at the beaches still should be unusually warm.

Undocumented Workers Affect Economy (Daily Pilot) Studies show that illegal immigrants do affect the local economy, but experts agree it is far from being an easy-to-solve issue.

Mark Rosen steps up (Register) The race to fill a possible supervisorial vacancy, Mark Rosen reaches across the aisle, and Arnold Schwarzenegger makes another OC visit.

Hot On The Campaign Trail (Daily Pilot) OCC student Ryan Gene Williams works hard to buck long odds for a seat in the 69th state Assembly district. However, when a woman asked him for a campaign brochure on Sunday, he replied that he didn’t have one.

Furor Over Lethal Force By Police Points To Cost (Times) Huntington Beach police killed a knife-wielding young woman when a nonlethal alternative was not available fast enough to use. Expense and training are issues.

Man Is Killed in Attack Called Gang-Related (Times) A 21-year-old man was fatally shot during a gang-related attack, police said Sunday.

Trail Project On Track — (Register) Boardwalk construction is next for the path linking North Beach to Calafia Beach.

State Reimburses Some Elections Costs — (Register) Counties across California had been owed nearly $100 million for holding 2003 recall and 2005 special elections.

OC Stables Ride Into Sunset — (Register) Changing land use and economics are squeezing horses out of the county, even as interest in them grows, experts and enthusiasts say.

Law Would Target Trespassers (Register) Those asked to leave could be charged with a misdemeanor if they refuse.

Quiz: What’s In A Name? (Register) How Monarch Beach, San Juan Capistrano and Coto de Caza got their names.

Offering The Fruits Of Her Labor (Register) Joan Halvajian of Laguna Beach says she is willing to give the Great Park hundreds of citrus trees from her ranch near Indio.

Backing Their Success (Register) A La Palma woman hands out backpacks to children of military families based at Los Alamitos just in time for the new school year.

A firefighter’s children remember (Register) The terror attacks on 9/11 changed the lives of many people in Orange County. Each day leading up to the fifth anniversary of the attacks, we will talk with some of those people affected.

State News Links:

Governor, Angelides misleading voters on taxes (Oakland Tribune) Both gubernatorial candidates skew opponent’s plans, experts charge.

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