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Homeless being told to leave Santa Ana River encampment

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| Orange County sheriff's deputies on Monday began going tent to tent along the Santa Ana River telling people the area will be closed and they need to move. No deadline was given.

Orange County to start clearing out massive homeless encampment Jan. 22

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County officials plan to start evicting hundreds of homeless people camped along the Santa Ana River flood control channel, citing biohazards, deferred maintenance.

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Anaheim school to rethink its 'Rebel' identity in 2018

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Savanna High School recently opted to sever its ties to its Confederate mascot, Johnny Rebel. In 2018, it will be replaced by a new "Rebel" identity.

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70 years ago, Latinos in OC helped end school segregation

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In 1947, Latino parents in Orange County helped set off the desegregation movement when they won a federal court case. Now, schools are again deeply segregated.

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App helps art lovers find OC muralist Emigdio Vásquez's work

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As part of The Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, an app lets art and history lovers tour murals painted by Chicano artist Emidgio Vásquez in Orange County.

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Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

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The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

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You can smoke weed in California — but it's still hard to buy it

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Want to purchase a joint at your local pot store Jan. 1? Good luck. Most California cities and counties have banned cannabis businesses.

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SoCal's great white sharks return to migrating behavior

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The baby and juvenile white sharks that spent the past couple years along Southern California's coast have largely left the area in recent weeks.

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