California Elections Officials Quell Voter Concerns as Early Voting Kicks Off

California election officials marked the first day of early voting for the November general election by sending out millions of mail-in ballots to voters Monday, including nearly 2 million in Orange County, a former Republican stronghold and the site of hotly contested congressional elections in recent years.

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Orange County DA Touts Reforms As Jailhouse Informant Lawsuit Is Revived

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer touted reforms he’s implemented while in office as families of victims of the area’s worst mass shooting called for his resignation and after a California appeals court revived a lawsuit seeking to end the controversial jailhouse informant program Spitzer oversees.

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Panel Revives Taxpayer Suit Over Orange County Jailhouse Informant Scheme

Orange County’s district attorney and sheriff must face a lawsuit seeking to end a jailhouse informant program in operation for decades after a California appeals court panel unanimously ruled Wednesday that a group of county residents have sufficient taxpayer and public interest standing to bring their claims forward.

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Southern California Police Solve 52-Year Murder Mystery, Identify Victim at Last

For more than five decades, law enforcement worked to identify both the victim and perpetrator of a 1968 murder in Huntington Beach, California. After the half-century manhunt, authorities announced Thursday genetic genealogy tools helped them find the killer and identify the victim as a woman from Maine.

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