The Artists Village mainstay scores a coup with a variety of works by a living legend.
Workers are calling out managers to do better, protect them and their families from the threat of rising COVID infections in the Social Services Agency.
Today, Orange County social workers are expected to protest their working conditions, which they say is leaving them exposed to COVID-19 outbreaks.
While the council hasn’t made a decision one way or another on the issue, it could see the issuance of one of the largest bonds in the city’s recent history.
The school board also tabled a resolution calling for more local control over pandemic safety measures.
While the federal government is rolling out a new program to provide at home tests, some are concerned it doesn’t do enough for vulnerable residents.
Increased COVID testing is key, says one leading epidemiologist to keeping schools open.
A local property owner unsuccessfully sued the Mission Viejo City Council for allegedly violating California’s open meetings law by discussing the Stein Mart redevelopment in closed door meetings.
Award-winning journalist Norberto Santana, Jr. was named one of Orange County’s top influencers of 2021 by the Orange County Register.
DAILY: As of Thursday, Jan. 20: 6,532 new daily reported cases (+2,271 vs. the day prior), a 27.4% 7-day positivity rate (-0.5% vs. the day prior), 5 new deaths (5,946 cumulative) and 1,183 hospitalizations (-49 vs. the day prior) with 199 in ICU (-8 vs. the day prior), per OC Health Care Agency data.
RATES: As of Thursday, Jan. 20, OC has 7-day averages of: 205.8 cases per 100,000 people (-10.3 vs. the day prior) and 0.07 deaths per 100,000 people (+0.01 vs. the day prior), per state health department data.
VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Jan. 13, 2,357,761 people are fully vaccinated and 2,586,449 million people have at least one dose, according to the OC Health Care Agency. The agency shows 975,937 residents have a booster dose (+75,122 since Jan. 6).
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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.
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.
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.
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.