Santana: Searching For a Veterans Cemetery in Orange County on Memorial Day
While there’s no formal resting place for veterans in OC, numerous cities are sponsoring events for today’s federal holiday. One state legislator hopes next Memorial Day includes a ground breaking on a new veterans cemetery.
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Memorial Day Events Across Orange County to Honor Fallen Military Personnel
While Orange County awaits the groundbreaking for a veteran’s cemetery, other ceremonies, observances and celebrations are planned across the county for Memorial Day.
Local Lens: Walking Orange County’s Coast
As the summer launches, Voice of OC takes a look at life by the coast.
What’s Changed in Anaheim a Year After an FBI Corruption Probe Rocked City Hall?
There was lots of talk about reform on the campaign trail in Anaheim last year. Residents now wonder whether reform proposals will ever make it to the governing dais.
Irvine and Santa Ana Improve in Nationwide Park Rankings as Anaheim Stumbles
The importance of parks to your local City Council can determine how many miles you’ll have to walk to access open space – and the difference of park acreage between low and high income neighborhoods.
Irvine Again Sticks With Embattled Green Power Agency Ahead of Dissolution Vote
In the wake of Surf City and the County of Orange leaving the power agency, Irvine officials argued for hours if they should do the same, with council members accusing each other of politicking.
Irvine Leaders Gear Up To Deliver on the Great Promises of the Great Park
City leaders are cheering on the billion dollar investment they have planned for the park, but many of their biggest projects remain fuzzy on the details.
Will OC’s Homeless Prevention Workers Need Homeless Services Themselves?
County supervisors approved nearly $22 million in homeless prevention service contracts, but there are questions about whether the proposed wages for frontline workers might qualify them for the same help.
Anaheim Mayor Delivers State of The City One Year After FBI Corruption Probe Hit
In the first State of City since an FBI corruption probe rocked Anaheim, Mayor Ashleigh Aitken addressed quality of life issues like parks, open space and libraries – but didn’t mention the scandal.
Santa Ana School District Struggles With How to Teach Palestinian & Israeli History
Santa Ana Unified School District officials promise to revise ethnic studies materials on Palestine and Israel amidst backlash from Jewish groups. Arab American leaders question whether the district will erase Palestinian history.
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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.
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.