Just after Christmas every year, the Associated Press releases a list of the top news stories of the year.
For 2008, the election of President-elect Barack Obama, the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, the faltering economy, the war in Iraq, the conflict in Georgia, all strike me as good candidates for the global/national top ten. Â But what about the top ten stories in California? Â The top ten stories in Orange County? Â
The Gay Marriage issue and Prop 8 battle are certainly a god state story; the ongoing budget crisis and gridlock in the state legislature are another. Â In OC, the Mike Carona trial and the fires in Yorba Linda and Brea would make the list.
Help us compile the top 10 stories in the world/nation, state and in the OC. Â Just add your two cents below.