Top news of the day in the OC

Former Anaheim resident dies in Iraq (Register) Staff Sgt. Daniel Isshak, who grew up in Anaheim, was killed in Iraq last week.

Huntington mayor apologizes to Marine on behalf of city (Register) In a letter, he expresses sadness that a member of the city’s adopted unit was spat on during a car wash.

Campbell optimistic after border visit (Daily Pilot) A Monday trip to the U.S.-Mexico border left Newport Beach Rep. John Campbell convinced that American authorities have made progress in preventing illegal crossings, and things are on the way to getting even better.

Mobile Home Relocation Lawsuit Draws Statewide Attention (Times and HB Independent)
Huntington Beach case could set a precedent on what owners must be paid if the park is sold.

Starting to plan for Boeing’s departure (Register) Officials discuss the future of the aerospace firm’s Anaheim plant after its closure.

Ranch a national treasure (Register) Irvine Ranch will be granted nationwide status as important natural habitat today.

Residents submit petition on planned Ortega widening (Register) They’re worried about noise and the loss of landscaping. But the project will go forward, Capistrano officials say.

Sphere issues up in the air (Daily Pilot) When the Newport Beach City Council considers a first-of-its-kind agreement with Orange County tonight, a number of issues won’t be part of the package.

Candidate forums begin (HB Independent) Fierce debating over the proposed senior center dominated the first of what will be several forums for Huntington Beach City Council hopefuls.

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Voters can cast ballots before Nov. 7 (Register) Early voting for the Nov. 7 election opened statewide on Monday.

Angelides, Schwarzenegger Driven by Contrasting Views of American Dream (Times)
Schwarzenegger touts hard work as a key to success, while Angelides says the government also has a part to play.

At His Campaign Stops, Angelides Starts Anew (Times) Saying he’s trailing because voters ‘do not know me,’ the Democrat ratchets up the rhetoric.

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Romney’s 2008 Bid Faces Issue of Faith (Times) Massachusetts’ GOP governor has political promise, but voters may not embrace a Mormon.

Scandal Increases Republicans’ Skid in Polls (Times) WASHINGTON


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