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ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal

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| The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

As Orange County scrambles to address homeless crisis, here's what you need to know

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After county leaders proposed, and then backtracked on, sites for new homeless shelters, a federal judge is pressuring Orange County cities to craft alternatives.

Half of homeless removed from OC encampment now have shelter

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Some 330 homeless people removed from the Santa Ana River encampment have been placed in emergency shelters or temporary, supportive housing, a county memo reports.

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OC cities threaten lawsuits to keep homeless shelters out

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County officials want to put up temporary homeless shelters in three OC cities to settle a federal lawsuit. City officials say they'll sue.

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Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

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A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.

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Orange County leaders move to open new homeless shelters

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For months, county leaders insisted there were enough beds for 700 homeless who had been living in an encampment. Now, the officials seems to have made an about-face.

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Some OC homeless could get extended motel stays

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County officials agreed Saturday to consider extending motel stays for some homeless people who were evicted from an encampment along the Santa Ana river last month.

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Orange County homeless relocated to motels are being moved again

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Some of the nearly 700 people moved into motels from a homeless encampment in February got letters saying they'll soon have to move. A legal hearing will be held Saturday.

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