Once homeless addicts living at the Santa Ana Civic Center, a couple celebrates newfound sobriety by getting married

Before landing at the Coral Motel in Buena Park on June 1, Barbara Pincheira and Christopher Ramos sold drugs so they could take drugs, feeding a ferocious heroin habit that kept them living at the Santa Ana Civic Center for half a decade.

They became friends and then a couple after meeting in the Plaza of the Flags homeless encampment. When authorities cleared the tent city in April, Pincheira and Ramos initially resisted offers of help from city and county outreach workers.

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