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Should jury weigh death penalty for Seal Beach shooter?

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| An Orange County judge will rule whether a jury should be allowed to consider the death penalty for the man who confessed to the Seal Beach beauty salon massacre.

Fending off rising tides on Newport's Balboa Island

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Newport Beach plans to raise up the existing seawalls around Balboa Island another 9 inches to prepare for rising sea levels. It's a short-term fix.

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Santa Ana rents more jail beds to US Marshals after ICE cancels contract

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Santa Ana will house more inmates for the U.S. Marshals Service, helping the city rebound from its canceled contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Lawsuit seeks right to shade for homeless at OC Civic Center

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Advocates for the homeless in Orange County filed a lawsuit seeking to protect the right to shade and belongings for people camped out at the Santa Ana Civic Center.

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Spanish patron saint honored at weekend festival in OC

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The city's tight-knit Mexican-American community is throwing a party this weekend to celebrate St. James, known in the Spanish-speaking world as Santiago.

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Inmate death latest black mark for OC Sheriff's Department

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The death of 27-year-old Danny Pham in an Orange County jail has resulted in the suspension of five jail workers. It's the latest scandal to hit OC law enforcement.

Political newbies take on SoCal Republicans for House seats

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Two dozen Democratic candidates are challenging Republican incumbents in five, contested SoCal congressional districts, and none of them have held office before.

Fundraising frenzy over 5 SoCal congressional seats

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Millions of dollars are already flowing into five, Republican-held congressional districts in SoCal that Democrats hope to flip in the November 2018 election.

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