Orange County

In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert salty seawater to drinkable water. The process is extensive and expensive.

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Huntington Beach is a hotspot for people who are skeptical of coronavirus and masks.

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California is now the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, passing New York with the most confirmed COVID-19 infections.

OC is a COVID-19 hotspot. Residents don’t want to wear masks, so what needs to happen?

California is now the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, passing New York with the most confirmed COVID-19 infections.

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Public health officials are opening a new drive-thru testing site at the Anaheim Convention Center, with the goal to do 1200 tests a day.

Why it took Orange County so long to ramp up coronavirus testing

Public health officials are opening a new drive-thru testing site at the Anaheim Convention Center, with the goal to do 1200 tests a day.

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The Orange County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to recommend in-person education starting next month.

OC Board of Education recommends schools reopen without masks or social distancing

The Orange County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to recommend in-person education starting next month.

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Orange County public health officials reported 663 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with three more deaths. The change in hospitalized patients over a three-day period is up 12%.

Why Orange County officials have been downplaying COVID data

Orange County public health officials reported 663 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with three more deaths. The change in hospitalized patients over a three-day period is up 12%.

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Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said in a statement, "It is each person's responsibility to wear a face covering and follow other recommended safeguards, in order to stop the spread…

Orange County won’t enforce Gov. Newsom’s statewide mask mandate

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said in a statement, "It is each person's responsibility to wear a face covering and follow other recommended safeguards, in order to stop the spread…

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The police union is a powerful force in Orange County.

Orange County: Power of police unions, whether funding will shift away from law enforcement

The police union is a powerful force in Orange County.

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Several protests took place in Orange County over the weekend, including two in Santa Ana and one in Huntington Beach.

Santa Ana protests: Some led to looting, others were peaceful

Several protests took place in Orange County over the weekend, including two in Santa Ana and one in Huntington Beach.

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Orange County had    229 confirmed COVID-19 cases    on May 14 — its biggest daily jump so far.   
  “Four of the top six days for coronavirus cases in Orange County have happened in…

OC pushes for more federal COVID-19 aid, as Santa Ana and Anaheim see the most cases in the region

Orange County had 229 confirmed COVID-19 cases on May 14 — its biggest daily jump so far.  “Four of the top six days for coronavirus cases in Orange County have happened in…

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It’s getting hot again this week in LA, and there are limited options of what to do to cool down. Beaches are off-limits in most areas.

Protests in Orange County continue over beach closures, stay-at-home orders

It’s getting hot again this week in LA, and there are limited options of what to do to cool down. Beaches are off-limits in most areas.

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Unlike LA County, some of Orange County’s shores were open to beachgoers over the weekend.

Thousands fill OC beaches without masks or social distancing during heat wave

Unlike LA County, some of Orange County’s shores were open to beachgoers over the weekend.

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Temperatures across much of Southern California are expected to be in the 90s over the next few days.

A few OC beaches are open. Some local officials aren’t afraid people will spread COVID-19

Temperatures across much of Southern California are expected to be in the 90s over the next few days.

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The Republican-controlled Senate approved a $484 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday night. The House is expected to vote on the bill on Thursday.

Senate approves $484 billion relief package. How much will it help small businesses?

The Republican-controlled Senate approved a $484 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday night. The House is expected to vote on the bill on Thursday.

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Orange County has fallen behind in its COVID-19 testing. Like other counties statewide, it’s struggling with a lack of resources and testing.

Inconsistent data plagues Orange County’s COVID-19 preparedness

Orange County has fallen behind in its COVID-19 testing. Like other counties statewide, it’s struggling with a lack of resources and testing.

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Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

Orange County lags in releasing coronavirus info, leaves residents confused

Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

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Orange County has nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 (at last count).

Orange County starts feeling the impact of coronavirus

Orange County has nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 (at last count).

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Orange County has transformed from consistently voting red to now hueing blue. Last week’s Super Tuesday vote confirmed that.

After Super Tuesday, some Orange County regions are bluer than others

Orange County has transformed from consistently voting red to now hueing blue. Last week’s Super Tuesday vote confirmed that.

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Orange County turned blue two years ago, when Democrats won all four Republican-held Congressional districts.

Will Republicans take back Orange County on Super Tuesday?

Orange County turned blue two years ago, when Democrats won all four Republican-held Congressional districts.

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced last week that the city would not move forward with charges brought against Newport Beach surgeon Grant Robicheaux and his…

OC prosecutor delays decision on Newport Beach sexual assault case

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced last week that the city would not move forward with charges brought against Newport Beach surgeon Grant Robicheaux and his…

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