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Orange County Reporter
Orange County is changing — too fast for some; not nearly fast enough for others. As the county shifts demographically and politically, my goal is to illuminate accompanying challenges, such as homelessness, and help people understand what’s at stake.
Stories by Jill Replogle
A toxic algae bloom off Southern California continues to ravage the local sea lion population, especially pregnant females.
A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.
Costa Mesa City Council voted this week to tighten controversial regulations on group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.
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.
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.
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.
A tour of several housing developments in Orange County reveals why it's so hard to keep up with demand for new housing in the face of local opposition.
Orange County is trying out ride-hailing as a replacement for bus lines with declining ridership. San Clemente has the county's first such pilot program.
California's high court ruled Thursday that the environmental impact report for a controversial Orange County coastal development project was inadequate.
After the abundant winter rains, a biologist discovered an endangered crustacean known as the Riverside fairy shrimp in a vernal pool in Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park.
Motels in Anaheim that serve as long-term homes for low-income people will soon be subject to inspections to ensure safe, sanitary living conditions.
Many immigrants in Orange County are preparing for potential detention or deportation by designating others to care for their children and handle their assets.
Take a prolonged drought, add some wildfires, then pour on abundant rain. That is the magic potion for a fabulous display of wildflowers in Southern California.
Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found immigration detainees held at the Theo Lacy jail in Orange were being fed spoiled meat and held in unsafe conditions.
Santa Ana City Council voted Tuesday to tighten regulations on food trucks, potentially setting off a battle with the city’s popular mobile vendors.