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Year-round homeless shelter opens in Anaheim

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| Orange County opened its first year-round shelter and service center for homeless people in Anaheim, part of a push to come to grips with the homeless crisis.

Huntington Beach program tries organic pesticides

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The coastal city becomes the third in Orange County—after Irvine and San Juan Capistrano—to stop using synthetic pesticides on city-owned land.

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Toxic bloom ravages sea lions in Southern California

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A toxic algae bloom off Southern California continues to ravage the local sea lion population, especially pregnant females.

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Judge searches for solutions in Orange County homeless camp

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A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.

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Sober living homes in Costa Mesa to face new requirements

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Costa Mesa City Council voted this week to tighten controversial regulations on group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

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Costa Mesa approves $50,000 fees for medical marijuana firms

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Want to make or test medical marijuana products in Costa Mesa? It'll cost you around $50,000 to operate in the city's new medical cannabis manufacturing district.

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Orange County winter homeless shelters to close this weekend

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Orange County’s two winter emergency shelters close on April 15. That means tough choices for people who have relied on them for a roof and a meal.

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Southern California prepares for a mosquito boom

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As this year's rainy winter promises a bumper crop of mosquitoes, Orange County is spraying urban wetlands to kill off mosquito larvae for the first time in years.

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