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COROVONAVIRUS OC

DAILY: As of Tuesday, September 13: 1,422 new daily cases, a 9.1% 7-day positivity rate, 24 new deaths (7,389 total) and 189 hospitalizations with 26 in ICU, per OC Health Care Agency data.

VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Tuesday, September 13, 2,348,277 people are fully vaccinated and 2,555,467 people have at least one dose, according to the OC Health Care Agency. The agency shows 1,377,809 residents have a booster dose.


INSIDE THE NEWSROOM

OC Taxpayers Assoc. Honors Voice of OC Covid Reporting

Orange County’s Taxpayer Association this month honored Voice of OC’s accountability reporting. OC Tax members voted to recognize Voice of OC coverage on how the county and cities are using Covid relief funds with a Rose Award, which was presented on Sept. 15 at the 12th Annual Roses and Radishes Awards. “Voice of OC asked the tough questions when it came to how local agencies…

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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.