She is only 23, but Breana Rynn’s teary eyes speak of defeat.
Recently, someone stole nearly all of Rynn's belongings, crammed into a makeshift space along the dusty, needle-littered Santa Ana River trail where she lives along with hundreds of others of Orange County’s homeless.
Rynn’s bedding, her dishes, her cold-weather gear, a few items of personal hygiene — are all gone.
The Connecticut high school graduate who once dreamed of joining the Marines — but now lives outdoors in the shadows of Angel Stadium in Anaheim — couldn't stop crying.
"What little we have, what are we to do?" she asked a visitor. Then, in a whisper, she inquired, "Do you...