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Inmate death latest black mark for OC Sheriff's Department

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| The death of 27-year-old Danny Pham in an Orange County jail has resulted in the suspension of five jail workers. It's the latest scandal to hit OC law enforcement.

Political newbies take on SoCal Republicans for House seats

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Two dozen Democratic candidates are challenging Republican incumbents in five, contested SoCal congressional districts, and none of them have held office before.

Fundraising frenzy over 5 SoCal congressional seats

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Millions of dollars are already flowing into five, Republican-held congressional districts in SoCal that Democrats hope to flip in the November 2018 election.

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Playing tag with SoCal's great white sharks

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White sharks have been hanging around LA and Orange County beaches in record numbers this year. Here's what researchers are learning about them.

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Rising seas could bring chronic flooding to Orange County

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A new study on sea level rise suggests that some Southern California communities, especially in Orange County, will face chronic flooding much sooner than expected.

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OC Republicans' feud headed to ballot box in 2018 DA's race

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Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer announced plans to run against District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in June. The two have a longstanding feud.

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OC sheriff acknowledges informant use in county jails

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Sheriff Sandra Hutchens conceded in testimony that jail deputies used confidential informants to elicit incriminating statements from defendants.

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OC sheriff to testify in jailhouse snitch scandal

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Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will testify Wednesday in a hearing aimed at determining who knew how much about the improper use of jailhouse informants.

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