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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.

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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OC woman fights for life after family fights for US visa

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A Garden Grove woman has renewed hope in her fight against leukemia after her sister from Vietnam was allowed into the country to attempt a stem cell transplant.

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Ex-Santa Ana police chief sues city over 'forced' resignation

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Santa Ana’s former police chief filed suit against the city claiming he was forced to resign after raising questions about possible corruption among city officials.

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Santa Ana considers emergency rules for homeless camp

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Santa Ana officials say trash, urine and needles around the Civic Center homeless encampment are creating a public health and safety hazard.

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Teaching Vietnamese in OC classrooms means 'striking a balance'

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Orange County hosts two of the nation's six dual language Vietnamese immersion programs. Producing culturally and politically appropriate teaching materials is a challenge.

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