AirTalk for March 21, 2013

OC journalists’ roundtable: beach fires may be quenched, Anaheim officer cleared in shooting

California Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission's report recommends that the City of Newport Beach not remove the beach fire pits.

What kind of beach party is it without a bonfire? Newport Beach’s proposed ban on firepits is spreading like wildfire, as air quality officials consider nixing them throughout Orange and L.A. county beaches. Prosecutors have cleared an Anaheim police officer in last summer’s shooting death of Manuel Diaz. An Orange County supervisor has announced a bid for governor, and an Anaheim city councilman turns out to have copied a good chunk of a recent government document he drafted from a reliable source - Wikipedia. Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.

Guests:
Norberto Santana, Editor-in-Chief of the Voice of OC, a non-profit investigative news agency that covers Orange County government and politics

Ben Bergman, KPCC’s Orange County reporter

Martin Wisckol, politics editor, The Orange County Register


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