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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.

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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Anti-immigration group dwarfed by counter-protesters at Laguna Beach rally

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A small group of people demonstrating against illegal immigration were outnumbered on Sunday by hundreds of counter-protesters.

Charlottesville: Could it happen in Southern California?

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California has had its share of violent clashes involving extremists. Can unrest on the scale of Charlottesville break out here?

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