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DAILY: As of Thursday, August 11: 2,978 new daily cases, a 16.7% 7-day positivity rate, 12 new deaths (7,247 total) and 282 hospitalizations with 40 in ICU, per OC Health Care Agency data.

VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Tuesday, August 9, 2,339,462 people are fully vaccinated and 2,546,280 people have at least one dose, according to the OC Health Care Agency. The agency shows 1,365,594 residents have a booster dose.


Doubling Down on Donations For Voice of OC’s Arts and Culture Coverage

Voice of OC readers have a unique opportunity to double the impact of their donations for arts and culture coverage as the newsroom’s Arts & Culture section has been given a wonderful opportunity in the form of a $10,000 matching grant from the Ernest and Irma Rose Foundation.  Douglas K. Freeman, the founding CEO and executive chair of Orange County Music and Dance, was instrumental…

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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.