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In Orange County DA's race, candidates' debate is elusive

Jill Replogle
| OCDA Tony Rackauckas was a no-show for what could have been the first, real candidates' debate in the hotly contested race. He said he was working on the Golden State killer case.

OC mayors have picked a new, remote site to shelter evicted homeless

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Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.

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ACLU sues Los Alamitos over anti-sanctuary ordinance

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The tiny Orange County city has become the epicenter of the three-way fight over immigration among local, state and federal officials.

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Los Alamitos upholds ordinance blocking state sanctuary law

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The tiny OC city is leading the local movement against the California Values Act, which limits law enforcement cooperation with immigration officials.

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Homeless encampment cleared from Orange County Civic Center

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Under a federal judge's orders, most of the roughly 180 homeless people living in the civic center have moved to shelters, sober living homes or other housing.

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ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal

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The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

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.

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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