Orange County Voter Turnout For Recall Election Estimated At 46% By Mid-Afternoon, With Long Lines Well Into EveningAt voting centers in Orange County, a steady stream of people showed to cast their ballots in the gubernatorial recall election, with at least 50 people in line before lunchtime waiting to cast ballots at city hall.
Nearly $2M In Stolen Merchandise Seized In SoCal Organized Crime Ring BustThe merchandise had been stolen from 43 different stores across Southern California.
Orange County Child Dies From COVID-19The child, who had underlying health conditions, died in August, according to the OC Health Care Agency. No further information was released about the child.
Orange County Small Businesses Struggle To Find Employees To HireSome Orange County small businesses are hopeful the end of federal pandemic unemployment benefits that many people have been receiving could mean more potential employees to hire. 
Orange County’s Oldest Taco Bell Closes After 54 YearsOrange County's oldest Taco Bell restaurant, which donned the chain’s original design, closed on Tuesday, the company confirmed.
Multiple Sexual Assaults Near Aliso Viejo Park Being InvestigatedThree violent attacks on women near a park in Orange County are being investigated as new DNA evidence results are analyzed by law enforcement to help solve the crimes. 
Texas Man Nathan Williams Charged With Sexually Assaulting OC Teen With Cerebral PalsyA 22-year-old Houston man was behind bars Wednesday after being charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Mission Viejo girl with cerebral palsy.
Orange County's COVID-19 Hospitalizations DeclineOrange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped by more than 20 Wednesday, while the Orange County Health Care Agency reported four more deaths that occurred this month due to the virus.
Smoke Advisory Issued For Orange County Due To Chaparral FireAir quality regulators issued a smoke advisory through Monday for Orange County as smoke from the Chaparral Fire burning in Riverside and San Diego counties drifts into the area.
OC Board Approves Resolution Seeking 37,500 Increase In Refugee Admissions Amid Afghanistan TakeoverA resolution encouraging the federal government to accept more refugees in response to the mass exodus from Afghanistan after its takeover by Taliban militants was approved Tuesday by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Orange County's Biggest Live Performing Arts Venues To Require Vaccination, Masks For All Ticket HoldersThe Irvine Barclay Theatre, Musco Center for the Arts, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Soka Performing Arts Center, and South Coast Repertory have all committed to the vaccination and mask policy.