Orange County

In 2018, Huntington Beach sued the state over SB 54, the so-called "Sanctuary State" law that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials.

from Greater LA

Orange County used to be the bedrock of the Republican party in Southern California. But the party is facing an existential crisis.

from Greater LA

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

Orange County homelessness: Growing pains in creating emergency shelters and the search for long term solutions

A judge ruled that Orange County cannot arrest people for sleeping in public spaces if there are no alternatives.

from Greater LA

A sergeant at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says dozens of internal affairs complaints have been buried.

Another scandal plagues the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

A sergeant at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says dozens of internal affairs complaints have been buried.

from Greater LA

For more than 24 years, the OC Weekly was distributing its coverage of local news and entertainment at coffee shops and bookstores around Orange County.   But last week, the paper was…

The sudden demise of OC Weekly

For more than 24 years, the OC Weekly was distributing its coverage of local news and entertainment at coffee shops and bookstores around Orange County.  But last week, the paper was…

from Greater LA

The most recent count of Orange County’s homeless population is nearly 7000.

Santa Ana shoulders the brunt of OC’s homelessness

The most recent count of Orange County’s homeless population is nearly 7000.

from Greater LA

Distilleries are places that make alcohol and spirits on-site. They distill spirits such as whiskey, brandy, rum.

OC distillery is shut down after serving more than the limit

Distilleries are places that make alcohol and spirits on-site. They distill spirits such as whiskey, brandy, rum.

from Greater LA

In Fullerton, some bloggers accessed documents related to allegations of misconduct in the city’s police department. But the city sued the blog to prevent publication.

The fight over documents about alleged police misconduct in Fullerton

In Fullerton, some bloggers accessed documents related to allegations of misconduct in the city’s police department. But the city sued the blog to prevent publication.

from Greater LA

Orange County’s Board of Education is trying to cut the district’s budget by about $170,000, which is less than 1% of the overall budget.

A fight over OC’s education budget

Orange County’s Board of Education is trying to cut the district’s budget by about $170,000, which is less than 1% of the overall budget.

from Greater LA

In 1994, California passed Prop 187, which sought to deny people without documentation access to public healthcare, social services and education.

The legacy of Prop 187

In 1994, California passed Prop 187, which sought to deny people without documentation access to public healthcare, social services and education.

from Greater LA

It’s much tougher to get a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a taco, or elote in Orange County than in Los Angeles.

Why it’s tough to be a street vendor in Orange County

It’s much tougher to get a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a taco, or elote in Orange County than in Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Crime is on the rise in Santa Ana, and there have been several accusations of police misconduct.

Santa Ana wants to establish a police oversight commission

Crime is on the rise in Santa Ana, and there have been several accusations of police misconduct.

from Greater LA

Rising sea levels are making visible impacts on Orange County.

OC Line: What are homeowners and businesses doing about rising sea levels?

Rising sea levels are making visible impacts on Orange County.

from Greater LA

When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the Northwest Open Space.

The push for a tribal park in San Juan Capistrano

When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the Northwest Open Space.

from Greater LA

Westminster City Council set a record by having the nation’s first Vietnamese American majority. Four out of five members are Vietnamese American.

OC Line: All Westminster city council members may be up for recall

Westminster City Council set a record by having the nation’s first Vietnamese American majority. Four out of five members are Vietnamese American.

from Greater LA

New videos have surfaced of high school students in Orange County making Nazi salutes and singing Nazi songs. The latest involves students from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove.

Orange County grapples with neo-Nazi activity

New videos have surfaced of high school students in Orange County making Nazi salutes and singing Nazi songs. The latest involves students from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After four years on the run, murder suspect and fugitive Peter Chadwick was caught and extradited to California in early August.

Newport Beach Police Department creates podcast in an effort to catch a murder suspect

After four years on the run, murder suspect and fugitive Peter Chadwick was caught and extradited to California in early August.

from Greater LA

In 2018,  Gustavo Arellano  wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

Le Mirage Pastry in Anaheim is a destination for Syrian ice cream

In 2018, Gustavo Arellano wrote for the New Yorker about Le Mirage Pastry, a Syrian bakery in Anaheim making bouza, a chewy ice cream studded with pistachios.

from Good Food

For decades, the word "conservative" have been synonymous with Orange County. But much has changed, and last week, Orange County officially turned.

OC has 89 more registered Democrats than Republicans

For decades, the word "conservative" have been synonymous with Orange County. But much has changed, and last week, Orange County officially turned.

from Greater LA

Orange County residents might remember the fast food chain Naugles, which was a competitor to Del Taco and Taco Bell in the 1970s and 80s before eventually going defunct.

At Naugles, a heavy dose of Cal-Mex nostalgia

Orange County residents might remember the fast food chain Naugles, which was a competitor to Del Taco and Taco Bell in the 1970s and 80s before eventually going defunct.

from Good Food