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Morning News Bits June 3, 2011

In the news this morning are the following stories:

OC Register — Redistricting draws complaint to feds from advocates A group of Hispanic advocates has asked the federal government to look into possible civil rights violations in how Orange County decides to redraw supervisorial districts.

OC Register — Santa Ana mayor talks about elephant-ride controversy Are the animal trainers who provide elephant rides at the Santa Ana Zoo guilty of abuse?

Public CEO — Readers’ Mail Bag: Costa Mesa Outsourcing On Thursday, PublicCEO ran a short story originally published in the Daily Pilot, outlining the cost savings that Costa Mesa has realized since outsourcing its legal services in 2005. While we do not the veracity of the cost savings claims made by the Daily Pilot or Costa Mesa, their acceptance was not universal.