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COROVONAVIRUS OC

DAILY: As of Thursday, March 24: 111 new daily cases (-168 vs. Mar. 10), a 1.7% 7-day positivity rate (-1.3% vs. Mar. 10), 10 new deaths (6,856 cumulative) and 123 hospitalizations (-36 vs. Mar. 10) with 26 in ICU (-3 vs. Mar. 10), per OC Health Care Agency data.

VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Thursday, March 10, 2,446,410 people are fully vaccinated (+4,469 since Mar. 10) and 2,675,785 people have at least one dose (+8905 since Mar. 10), according to the OC Health Care Agency. The agency shows 1,228,846 residents have a booster dose (+11,642 since Mar. 10).


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Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana Jr to Receive Prestigious Robert G. McGruber Award From Nation’s Top News Editors for Diversity Leadership

Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana Jr to Receive Prestigious Robert G. McGruber Award From Nation’s Top News Editors for Diversity Leadership

Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana Jr will be recognized this week by the nation’s top news editors for his leadership in training and hiring diverse news leaders.  “Your unselfish contributions as an investigative reporter, editor, mentor, lecturer and now as editor and publisher of the Voice of Orange County stand out as a journalist who has worked to elevate others and serve his community.…

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NORBERTO SANTANA, JR.

A pioneering leader in the nation’s rising nonprofit news movement and an award-winning journalist. Santana has established Voice of OC as the county’s civic news leader, uncovered the truths across Southern California governments for more than two decades and reported on Congress and Latin America.

ANNE MARIE PANORINGAN

Voice of OC’s food columnist — reporting on industry news, current events and trends. Panoringan has been writing about food for 8 years — interviewing more than 330 chefs and industry professionals. She has been recognized by the OC Press Club and is a recurring guest on AM 830’s SoCal Restaurant Show.


JULIE LEOPO

An award-winning photojournalist and visuals director. Leopo has captured a wide array of photographs visually documenting the news and soul of Orange County local government and community. Her work has also appeared in Vice, KCET, Ed Source, The California Endowment and OC Weekly.

PAUL HODGINS

An award-winning arts journalist, co-founder of Voice of OC’s Arts & Culture section and a USC professor. He was previously, an arts writer and critic at the OC Register and San Diego Union-Tribune. He holds degrees from USC, the University of Michigan and the Royal Conservatory of Music.