President Trump’s supporters in Orange County have been packing city and county meetings, voicing their opposition to California’s sanctuary laws. A few cities -- and the county -- have taken votes expressing that too. Is this a backlash, a movement, more long-term trouble for the GOP in California?
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The fight over how to house the homeless continues in Orange County. A federal judge has ordered cities there to figure out where to put hundreds of homeless people kicked out of the Santa Ana riverbed a few weeks back. There was a plan to create tent shelters in three cities in the OC, but those cities rebelled, and now the judge is threatening to take further action.
Anne Cheney lives in the Civic Center encampment,
which is being moved this week. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
Santa Ana Civic Center homelessness encampment. Photo: Saul Gonzalez
More details are emerging about the woman who police say shot three people at YouTube headquarters yesterday, then killed herself. Nasim Aghdam, 39, had a grudge against the video-sharing platform. Police say she was upset with how the company handled her content.
Women choose to give birth at home because it’s more comfortable, maybe they prefer a familiar bedroom than a hospital bed, maybe they want the whole process to be more natural. We learn about the secret network of women performing cheap abortions outside of clinics, which is illegal in most states.
Writer Lizzie Presser. Credit: Emily Kassie.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Los Angeles on Monday for a private dinner at Rupert Murdoch’s estate. He rubbed elbows with Disney chief Bob Iger and Dwayne Johnson. He also reportedly bought out the entire Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills for three nights -- and he’s not even staying there.
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