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The bidding war over the Crystal Cathedral continues between Chapman University and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

This week the Diocese upped the ante, increasing their bid to nearly $58 million. Chapman is maintaining their $57.5 million offer, but countered with a proposal to lease portions of the Cathedral's campus to its congregation for $1 a year if they are chosen as buyer.

Today Judge Robert Kwan is slated to rule on who will get the property.

Is Garden Grove the pot capital of California? The city recently overturned its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries – we'll find out why. And Orange County Supervisors take a nervy approach to Sacramento's sticky fingers, after seeing nearly $50 million in vehicle license fees whisked out of their coffers to help balance the state budget.

Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists dig into these stories and other latest news from Orange County.


Gustavo Arellano, managing editor of the OC Weekly; Author of “Ask a Mexican” (Scribner)

Norberto Santana, editor-in-chief of the Voice of OC, a non-profit investigative news agency that covers Orange County government and politics online

Teri Sforza, staff writer for the Orange County Register