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San Juan Capistrano’s swallows may be back

Jill Replogle
| Though the San Juan Capistrano mission is famous for its cliff swallows, the birds have largely been absent for nearly 30 years. Now they may be coming back.

OC GOP congressman is pot industry's great federal hope

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Dana Rohrabacher has made headlines lately for alleged ties to Russia but in California, he's a hero to the growing marijuana industry.

Santa Ana moves to create deportation defense fund

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The Orange County city of Santa Ana plans to follow Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in setting up a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation.

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Homelessness up 7 percent in Orange County, latest count shows

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Homelessness in Orange County went up more than 50 percent since 2013, according to this year's Point-In-Time homeless count.

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Year-round homeless shelter opens in Anaheim

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Orange County opened its first year-round shelter and service center for homeless people in Anaheim, part of a push to come to grips with the homeless crisis.

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Huntington Beach program tries organic pesticides

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The coastal city becomes the third in Orange County—after Irvine and San Juan Capistrano—to stop using synthetic pesticides on city-owned land.

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Toxic bloom ravages sea lions in Southern California

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A toxic algae bloom off Southern California continues to ravage the local sea lion population, especially pregnant females.

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Judge searches for solutions in Orange County homeless camp

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A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.

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