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OC Journalists Roundtable: Fire ring controversy continues to burn

The California Coastal Commission's report recommends that the City of Newport Beach not remove the beach fire pits.
California Coastal Commission
The Orange County Board of Supervisors opposed a ban to restrict fire rings.

Our esteemed Orange County reporters and editors discuss the latest in the controversy over the proposed removal of fire rings from county beaches, the OC Register’s ad deal with local universities, charges against a former UCI professor regarding conflict of interest in his academic funding, and more.

We convene our monthly gathering of esteemed Orange County reporters and editors to discuss the latest in the controversy over the proposed removal of fire rings from county beaches, the OC Register’s ad deal with local universities that put the paper’s credibility under scrutiny, charges against former UCI professor Tatsuya Suda regarding conflict of interest in his academic funding, a grand jury’s claim that Orange County has a culture of corruption, and the story of former OC CEO Tom Mauk’s car crash Sunday night which killed two Anaheim residents.

Guests:
Ben Bergman, KPCC’s Orange County reporter

Norberto Santana, Voice of OC

Teri Sforza, OC Register reporter

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