Late Friday afternoon, the Orange County Registrar of Voters announced it had certified the signatures gathered by Mission Viejo city activists seeking to recall Mayor Pro Tem Lance MacLean.
It's a big step for the recall movement, which gathered nearly 14,000 signatures -- though they only needed 9,393 registered Mission Viejo voters to agree to a recall. The city council will ultimately set the date for the recall election, which could be held as early as January 2010.
Have no idea what this is all about? Read our cover story from March. It involves choking!