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How the new sanctuary state law will affect local law enforcement

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| The law takes effect Jan. 1 and restricts how local police can cooperate with federal immigration agents. Some agencies will see few changes.

In LA County, white supremacist hate incidents rise

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The overall number of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County in 2016 remained level. But there’s been a shift in who's targeted and who targets, a new county report says. Have a story about hate or bias? Share it as part of a national news project, "Documenting Hate."

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Santa Ana high schooler wounded in Vegas recounts terror

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Imagine your big sister buying you tickets to go hear your favorite country music stars in Las Vegas. Imagine the two of you getting split up as someone starts shooting.

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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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Anaheim declares homelessness emergency

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Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to declare a public health and safety emergency because of the hundreds of homeless people living along the Santa Ana River.

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Orange County to police homeless encampments

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Orange County is increasing law enforcement in and around the homeless encampments that line the Santa Ana River in an effort to cut down on crime.

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Skyrocketing sheriff's costs threaten OC city budgets

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Orange County cities that contract with the sheriff’s department for policing services are studying ways to contain ballooning costs.

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Applications for CA immigrant driver's licenses declining

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As of this July, about 915,000 unauthorized immigrants had obtained California driver's licenses after they became available to them in January 2015. Application numbers have gradually been dropping off.

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