Bauer: Radioactive Sharks and Other Problems

Cord Bauer, co-founder of San Clemente Cares, questions the need for the new Toll Road agency plan for expanding road infrastructure into the nearly 100-year old town once marketed as the Spanish Village near the Sea.

Reiff: Ila Borders’ Baseball (and Life) Odyssey

Rick kicks off a new baseball season with ’90’s pitching phenom Ila Borders, only woman in modern times to win a game in professional ball. She discusses the struggles of being a sports pioneer, and the secret she hid until now. Rick also talks with Jean Hastings Ardell, Ila’s co-author on their new book, “Making My Pitch”; original Los Angeles Angel and “one-hit wonder” Dan Ardell and Whittier College professor and prolific National Anthem singer Joe Price.

Reiff: Immigrants Crime-Prone? Cop, Criminologist Say It Ain’t So

University of California, Irvine criminologist Charis Kubrin and retired Anaheim police captain Joe Vargas discuss and debate the uptick in crime rates and the causes. They examine the impacts of gangs, immigration and sanctuary cities, and problems with prisoner rehabilitation programs.

Kanne: Will County Supervisors Gamble on Public Safety For Esperanza Hills?

Yorba Linda resident Bob Kanne challenges county supervisors on the latest plan before them on Tuesday for developing the Esperanza Hills tract, questioning whether only one road access in the plan adequately covers public safety needs. Kanne argues Tuesday’s vote will be a good indicator of whether county supervisors have absorbed lessons learned from the 2008 Freeway Complex Fire.