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Morning News Bits: December 12, 2011

Below are some of the stories we are following today:

Voice of OC — Vote Delayed on Permit for Proposed HB Desalination Plant:

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has postponed until February a decision on whether to approve a permit that would allow Poseidon Resources’ proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant to draw water directly from the ocean. Read More 

OCRegister — Secret report: Significant flaws at Cal-Optima 

Orange County’s $1.3 billion health care plan — has significant organizational and management flaws that could be disastrous for the agency, according to a confidential review obtained by the Watchdog. Read More

Voice of OC — On The Agenda:

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk may kick in more toward his pension, highlighting this week’s public meeting agendas around the county. If supervisors sign off on the agreement, Mauk will pay 100 percent of his employee contribution toward his pension. The change would mean Mauk would pitch in an extra $900 per pay period, according to a staff report. Read More

OCRegister — County has plans for north blimp hangar

The 17-story-tall north hangar on the former Tustin Marine base could have a bright future. The hangar, one of two wooden structures built in the 1940s to hold World War II blimps, could be turned into a county regional park. Read More