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Orange County Register: Former Rams kicker Tony Zendejas was found not guilty of raping and sodomizing a woman in a hotel room after allegedly drugging her at his San Dimas restaurant. . . . OC Watchdog has the scoop on Orange County's 14 lawmakers in the State Legislature receiving nearly $20,000 in gifts last year, most from special-interest groups such as The Irvine Co., the Walt Disney Co. and the California Building Industry Association. . . . Ferrari vs. light pole. Light pole wins. . . . Three OC-based Mexican food chains are in danger of defaulting on their debts, according to Moody's. They are Del Taco, El Pollo Loco and Real Mex Restaurants (Chevys, Acapulco, Las Brisas, El Torito and El Torito Grill). . . . Mater Dei basketball's "dream season" is over.

Los Angeles Times: A court-martial begins at Camp Pendleton today for the last defendant in the November 2005 deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich is charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and dereliction of duty in the deaths of two women and five children. . . . An 84-year-old Huntington Beach woman may lose her home to foreclosure due to her live-in caretaker having allegedly taken out fraudulent loans in her name, bilking her out of about $200,000. . . . A Costa Mesa travel firm has killed upcoming spring break trips to Baja due to Mexico's crime spree. Actually, the owner of Summer Winter Action Tours maintains such travel is safe, blaming the media for overblowing crime south of the border. Partiers are being re-routed to Palm Springs. . . . Plaschke: For Angels' Mike Scioscia, the halo definitely fits. . . . Arellano: Read Gustavo's latest opinion piece. Read it now.


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