Top news of the day in the OC

$upervisorial race costly (Times) Bates and DeYoung give their views on key issues in high-spending south-county contest.

Long-shot Democrat is out to buck the odds (Times) Steve Young claims to be having the time of his life. “I frankly have never had more fun,” he says Friday afternoon, 11 days before a congressional election he’s almost certain to lose.

Capo Unified board will get at least one new face (Times) Two incumbents and eight challengers are seeking three trustee seats on the panel that has been shaken by controversies.

October donations swell Measure X opposition funds (Register) Developers and real estate groups heap $260,000 into an organization’s $40,000 campaign coffers to fight Greenlight II.

Hopeful tops $100,000 in funding (Daily Pilot) One Newport Beach City Council candidate broke the $100,000 mark, and money has been pouring into the campaign against the controversial growth-control initiative Measure X, reports filed Thursday show.

Fire forces evacuation of young campers (Times) A brush fire broke out early Friday in Orange County’s Santa Ana Mountains, forcing authorities to use school buses to evacuate about 140 children camping in the area, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Miller.

Market a common link in debit card breaches (Times) About 40 debit-card users in the Huntington Beach area had money stolen from their bank accounts over the last few weeks, most after shopping at a Ralphs supermarket at Goldenwest Street and Garfield Avenue.

Back from the brink in Iraq (Register) O.C. soldier reflects on cheating death in a bloody month for U.S. troops.

Pair arrested in death of Santa Ana man, 83 (Register) Police say two young men appear to have been street racing on Main Street.

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Schwarzenegger, Angelides both profess to lean green (Times) With perspectives as different as a Hummer and a hybrid, the gubernatorial candidates court the environmental vote.

Statewide fundraising hits record $550 million for ’06 (Times) SACRAMENTO

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