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Where sex offenders can live in California

California's Megan's Law website
| A slew of lawsuits is challenging municipal restrictions on where sex offenders can live. A 2015 California Supreme Court ruling cast doubt on the legality of such rules.

Do Californians have a right to Airbnb on the coast?

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Several coastal cities have passed restrictions on the short-term rental industry. But the California Coastal Commission, which regulates coastal land, is also weighing in. Commission officials want property owners to have more freedom to rent their homes on sites like Airbnb.

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Orange County women wear headscarves on World Hijab Day

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The event is an annual, worldwide event started in 2013 by a New York woman as a way to encourage religious tolerance by inviting non-Muslim women to try wearing a hijab for a day.

High surf warning for Orange County through Monday

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The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for Orange and San Diego counties from Thursday afternoon through Tuesday.

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Little Saigon flower festival heralds lunar new year

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The Flower Festival in Orange County's Little Saigon offers flowers, trees and decorations for Vietnamese families to ring in the new lunar new year.

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Orange County's rocky islands included in national monument

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President Obama designated Orange County's rocky, coastal islands as part of the California Coastal National Monument, 17 years after the monument was created.

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Newport Beach program takes the edge off preserving eelgrass

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A program run by the City of Newport Beach takes much of the cost and burden of eelgrass mitigation off individual home and dock owners.

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California's high court to hear oral arguments in Banning Ranch case

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The California supreme court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a dispute over Newport Beach's Banning Ranch parcel, one of the last remaining stretches of unprotected open space along the Southern California coast.

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