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Costa Mesa approves $50,000 fees for medical marijuana firms

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| Want to make or test medical marijuana products in Costa Mesa? It'll cost you around $50,000 to operate in the city's new medical cannabis manufacturing district.

Orange County winter homeless shelters to close this weekend

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Orange County’s two winter emergency shelters close on April 15. That means tough choices for people who have relied on them for a roof and a meal.

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Southern California prepares for a mosquito boom

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As this year's rainy winter promises a bumper crop of mosquitoes, Orange County is spraying urban wetlands to kill off mosquito larvae for the first time in years.

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Can't we just build homes, Orange County?

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A tour of several housing developments in Orange County reveals why it's so hard to keep up with demand for new housing in the face of local opposition.

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In Orange County, ride-hailing could replace some bus routes

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Orange County is trying out ride-hailing as a replacement for bus lines with declining ridership. San Clemente has the county's first such pilot program.

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Tiny endangered fairy shrimp discovered at Costa Mesa park

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After the abundant winter rains, a biologist discovered an endangered crustacean known as the Riverside fairy shrimp in a vernal pool in Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park.

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Anaheim to start inspecting residential motels

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Motels in Anaheim that serve as long-term homes for low-income people will soon be subject to inspections to ensure safe, sanitary living conditions.

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Fearing deportation, Orange County immigrants sign POAs

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Many immigrants in Orange County are preparing for potential detention or deportation by designating others to care for their children and handle their assets.

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