Top news of the day in the OC

Mediator calls on trash strikers to return (Register) But workers at Taormina Industries say they won’t come back under a “cooling-off period.”

Sanchez finds self on terror-watch list (Register) Martin Wisckol’s latest column.

Immigration issue dominates council race (Daily Pilot) The Costa Mesa City Council election on Nov. 7 is as much about the city’s past as it is about its future.

Costa Mesa council candidates sound off on issues (Daily Pilot) The Daily Pilot asked the six Costa Mesa City Council candidates to answer two questions about their qualifications and city issues. Here are the questions and their responses.

Mission Viejo 3rd-safest U.S. city (Register) Irvine, Lake Forest also achieve high rankings in survey.

Hit-run victim is Santa Ana man, 25 (Register) Now we know why Santa Ana isn’t on the “Safest City” List

When kids cross into U.S. alone (Register) O.C.’s auxiliary bishop visits border to study human trafficking. Uh-oh – keep the priests away from them!

Keeping parents in the Loop (Register) Some teachers question need for School Loop, which e-mails grades daily to parents, but local PTAs are sold on it.

Breaking ground on Costa Mesa Police building (Register) Construction on $27 million Costa Mesa Police facility renovation and expansion starts.

Need for speed (Register) Santa Ana eighth-grader gets his thrills from racing top-fuel junior dragsters.

Top State News Links of the Day:

The public trust (Register) With a double-digit lead over state Treasurer Phil Angelides, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has become perhaps the biggest issue in the race for governor.

UNREGULATED GROUPS WIELD MILLIONS TO SWAY VOTERS (Times) Special interests, millionaires skirt campaign limits.

Bustamante faulted over acts by aide (Times) The lieutenant governor fired his fiscal officer after unpaid bills topped $300,000 in two years.

Top Opinion Links of the Day:

Today’s editorial: American press is less free (Register) The U.S. has regressed in terms of press freedom, according to a reporters’ watchdog group.

Prop. 86 a tax-the-poor scheme California focus (Register) Hospital industry singles out smokers to enrich itself.


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