Orange County

Students and staff at Anaheim High School voted to keep their mascot, “the Colonist,” despite accusations that it’s culturally insensitive and racist.

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Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. The county was a GOP stronghold for decades.

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New redistricting lines are being drawn statewide, including in Los Angeles and Orange County.

OC Board of Supervisors draw their own district maps. Is that a problem?

New redistricting lines are being drawn statewide, including in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a class action lawsuit that three Muslim men from Orange County filed against the FBI.

Did FBI step over the line with surveillance? OC Muslim men bring forth class action lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a class action lawsuit that three Muslim men from Orange County filed against the FBI.

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) has launched in Glasgow, Scotland. California Governor Gavin Newsom will not be there in person.

‘Cool City’ winner: Irvine receives $1 million to reach carbon neutrality by 2030

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) has launched in Glasgow, Scotland. California Governor Gavin Newsom will not be there in person.

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A proposed solar array in Anaheim would power 2,000 homes, but some residents worry about how it’ll impact their views, property values, and the surrounding wildlife.

Anaheim residents worry that a proposed solar array will be an eyesore that cuts property values

A proposed solar array in Anaheim would power 2,000 homes, but some residents worry about how it’ll impact their views, property values, and the surrounding wildlife.

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Santa Ana will become the first city in Orange County to have rent control.

Rent control and stronger eviction protection is coming to Santa Ana residents in November

Santa Ana will become the first city in Orange County to have rent control.

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Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration to commemorate life and death, where altars are constructed to welcome back the souls of deceased relatives.

DIY Día de los Muertos: Decorating sweet calveras to honor and remember

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration to commemorate life and death, where altars are constructed to welcome back the souls of deceased relatives.

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Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

The death of a Palestinian American in Santa Ana remains unsolved for 36 years

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

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Nearly two weeks have passed since news broke about an oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach.

Why certain sea creatures flourish at the site of the OC oil spill

Nearly two weeks have passed since news broke about an oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach.

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Rodger Healy has worked in the commercial lobster industry for 34 years, and he says lobster catchers in Dana Point will probably lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.

After OC oil spill, lobster fishers have no direct way of recuperating the money lost this season

Rodger Healy has worked in the commercial lobster industry for 34 years, and he says lobster catchers in Dana Point will probably lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As Orange County confronts a recent oil spill, political fallout ensues over what needs to change.

Oil spill along Huntington Beach oozes into Orange County politics

As Orange County confronts a recent oil spill, political fallout ensues over what needs to change.

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The broken oil pipeline off the coast of Huntington Beach has spilled 144,000 gallons of oil.

Birds struggle to survive after OC oil spill. This team helps them get fed, hydrated, stabilized and clean

The broken oil pipeline off the coast of Huntington Beach has spilled 144,000 gallons of oil.

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Before the oil spill in Orange County, Democratic Congressman Mike Levin had introduced legislation in the House that would prohibit new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of…

After Orange County oil spill, will calls to ban offshore drilling gain more momentum?

Before the oil spill in Orange County, Democratic Congressman Mike Levin had introduced legislation in the House that would prohibit new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of…

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The maximum amount of crude oil that could have spilled into the ocean off the coast of Huntington Beach in Orange County so far is 126,000 gallons.

Huntington Beach oil spill is similar in size and scope to 2015 Refugio oil spill

The maximum amount of crude oil that could have spilled into the ocean off the coast of Huntington Beach in Orange County so far is 126,000 gallons.

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Peter Chang, CEO at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, says he’s concerned about animals ingesting and inhaling the oil, which can affect their respiratory systems.

Massive oil spill in OC endangers birds, seals, sea lions. Wildlife care workers are preparing for the worst

Peter Chang, CEO at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, says he’s concerned about animals ingesting and inhaling the oil, which can affect their respiratory systems.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Orange County is planning to build toll lanes on their section of the 405 freeway — a project that costs more than $200 million.

Did Cofiroute buy off OCTA’s board members to win $200 million contract to build toll lanes?

Orange County is planning to build toll lanes on their section of the 405 freeway — a project that costs more than $200 million.

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“What’s shocking people right now is just the incredible rise in hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian Americans, a significant minority in Orange County,” says LA Times…

Anti-Asian hate incidents up 1,800% in Orange County

“What’s shocking people right now is just the incredible rise in hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian Americans, a significant minority in Orange County,” says LA Times…

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All across the country, cities are investing in unarmed crisis response teams to de-escalate non-emergency mental health situations.

Crisis response team in Eugene offers model for LA and OC

All across the country, cities are investing in unarmed crisis response teams to de-escalate non-emergency mental health situations.

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The organization, led by 82-year-old Gloria Suess, has spent more than 25 years serving three meals a day and providing restroom facilities to unhoused people in Orange.

Mary’s Kitchen helps unhoused residents without question. Now the City of Orange is asking them to shut down

The organization, led by 82-year-old Gloria Suess, has spent more than 25 years serving three meals a day and providing restroom facilities to unhoused people in Orange.

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