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Santa Ana River trail reopens after homeless cleared out

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| Officials spent more than two months removing tons of debris — including hazardous waste and hypodermic needles — from a section of the trail near Angel Stadium.

'Bucket Brigade' volunteers still digging California homes out after mudslides

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More than two months since a massive and deadly debris flow slammed the community of Montecito, hundreds of volunteers are working to carve paths to front doors and dig out kitchens.

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California driver's licenses for unauthorized exceed 1 million mark

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An estimated 2 million to 3 million unauthorized immigrants live in California. About a third of them have taken advantage of the state's 3-year-old license law.

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5.3 earthquake shakes up Southern California

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No significant damage has been reported, but it was widely felt throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. An earthquake of this size hits SoCal about once a year.

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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.

Huntington Beach is the latest city to sue state over 'sanctuary' law

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The city of 200,000 people is the latest to take action over the law passed by California's Democratic legislature to fend off the Trump administration's stepped up deportations.

Korean-American churches seeing exodus of young worshippers

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Church was once the center of community for Koreans in California, but younger generations are seeking support in the broader society.

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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Teen found alive after falling into drainage pipe at Griffith Park

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Jesse Hernandez was found "alive and talking" Monday morning, about 12 hours after he fell 25 feet into a 4-foot-wide drainage pipe, according to Eric Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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