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Democrats Want John Wayne’s Name, Statue Taken off Airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. — In the latest move to change place names in light of U.S. racial history, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name, statue and other likenesses from the county’s airport because of his ra...
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Two Orange County Cities Can Reopen Beaches With New Plans

LAGUNA BEACH — Two Orange County cities can start reopening their beaches Monday after they submitted plans to avoid overcrowding and allow for physical distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state officials said. The cities of La...
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Newsom Orders Orange County Beaches to Close

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom closed beaches in Orange County on Thursday, overriding some local officials who had rejected his pleas to limit access as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state...
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Boy Survives Attack by Southern California Mountain Lion

LAKE FOREST — A 3-year-old boy was in stable condition after suffering severe wounds in an attack by a mountain lion in a Southern California wilderness park, authorities said. The attack occurred around 4:15 p.m. Monday in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, th...
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Why Is GOP Surging in a Big Blue State?

Polling numbers tracking the 2018 California gubernatorial race have been a rollercoaster — and that does not seem to be changing as the June 5 primary draws closer. According to the results of the latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) ...