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Mission Viejo contemplates switch to by-district voting

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| Mission Viejo is the latest Orange County city to be threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t reform its local voting system to give minorities more power.

Anaheim school's Confederate mascot gets the boot

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The Anaheim Union High School District voted Monday night to rebrand Savanna High School's "Johnny Rebel" mascot, which depicts a Confederate soldier.

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Anaheim school considers replacing, rebranding Rebel mascot

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Savanna High School's Confederacy-inspired Rebel mascot could be scrapped by the school board after students voiced concerns about its potentially racist symbolism.

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Was Orange County's devastating Canyon Fire 2 preventable?

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The Orange County Fire Authority is facing tough questions about its response to the Canyon Fire 2, which burned more than 14 square miles and destroyed 15 homes.

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OC aims curfew at homeless along Santa Ana River trail

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Orange County announced plans to start enforcing trespassing laws along a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River trail where homeless people live.

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Tensions flare over response to Orange County fire

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Allegations are flying that the emergency response to the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County could have been better. Behind them is an ongoing feud over helicopters.

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Huntington Beach desalination plant clears major hurdle

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Officials voted yes to grant a lease for the project, which would produce enough drinking water for about 400,000 people. But it has passionate opponents.

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The future of Orange County's water is at stake

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More than 15 years after it was proposed, a controversial Huntington Beach desalination plant faces a crucial regulatory hurdle. Environmental and neighborhood groups aren't happy.

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