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Orange County still awaiting new homeless shelter sites

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| Despite a series of failed attempts to set up new homeless shelters in Orange County, local leaders and advocates for the homeless say there's no turning back.

In Orange County DA's race, candidates' debate is elusive

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OCDA Tony Rackauckas was a no-show for what could have been the first, real candidates' debate in the hotly contested race. He said he was working on the Golden State killer case.

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Homeless encampment cleared from Orange County Civic Center

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Under a federal judge's orders, most of the roughly 180 homeless people living in the civic center have moved to shelters, sober living homes or other housing.

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ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal

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The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

As Orange County scrambles to address homeless crisis, here's what you need to know

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After county leaders proposed, and then backtracked on, sites for new homeless shelters, a federal judge is pressuring Orange County cities to craft alternatives.

Half of homeless removed from OC encampment now have shelter

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Some 330 homeless people removed from the Santa Ana River encampment have been placed in emergency shelters or temporary, supportive housing, a county memo reports.

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OC cities threaten lawsuits to keep homeless shelters out

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County officials want to put up temporary homeless shelters in three OC cities to settle a federal lawsuit. City officials say they'll sue.

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Is Orange County leaving mental health dollars on the table?

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A recent state audit found that counties have a total of $2.5 billion in unspent funds that they could be using to address mental health and homelessness.

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