14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

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Millennials Are Key to California, Congress in 2018 Midterms

Progressive Democrat billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer believes California’s nearly 10 million millennials are the key to seeing a Democrat-controlled Congress, and he is reportedly prepared to spend at least $3.5 million of his own money to achieve it.

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California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.

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Tom Steyer to Mobilize Millennials in Conservative Orange County

Left-wing billionaire and environment activist Tom Steyer is reportedly pouring millions of dollars into Orange County, California, to mobilize millennial voters to turn at least four at-risk red seats blue and shift the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

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Orange County Blaze Under Control, 45% Contained

Cooler weather brought on by onshore winds helped more than 1600 firefighters knock down the “Canyon Fire 2” that ravaged the Orange County hillsides around Anaheim, Tustin, and Orange Monday and Tuesday.

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‘Canyon Fire 2’ Rages Through Orange County Hills

Gale-force winds gusting upwards of 70 mph fueled a fast-moving brush fire in the Anaheim Hills area of Orange County Monday, destroying at least 24 structures and consuming 7,500 acres as it raged through the night, forcing thousands to remain evacuated.

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OC Ends 23-Year Bankruptcy as Illinois, Connecticut and Maine Default

As Orange County, Ca. was making its final bankruptcy bond payment to end its 23-year bankruptcy reorganization; Illinois, Connecticut, and Maine went into default shut-downs after failing to pass state budgets before the start of their July 1st fiscal years.

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