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Orange County to police homeless encampments

Jill Replogle
| 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.

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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School parents join warehouse debate in San Bernardino

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A massive warehouse project near an elementary school in San Bernardino County has mobilized parents and activists.

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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.

Judge denies Baca's request to remain free pending appeal

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Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asked to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. A judge denied the request but the defense said it'll appeal that, too.

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