Voice of OC took home three awards from the OC Press Club awards contest held May 15.
David McQuay Award for Best Columnist
Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., was awarded the David McQuay Award for Best Columnist. He was awarded for this series of columns on homelessness:
- Focus for Santa Ana Civic Center Should be People Not Buildings
- County Supervisors Making Progress on Homelessness
- Civic Center Homeless Camp Now Keeping People from Jury Duty
- Labor Day Reminds Us Government is Fueled by People Not Politicians
- Doing the Right Thing
Best Investigative Story
Civic Editor Tracy Wood was awarded third place for Best Investigative Story. She was awarded for ‘Behested Payments’ Add Another Layer of Money in Politics.
Best Public Affairs Story
Reporter Nick Gerda was awarded second place for Best Public Affairs story. He was awarded for O.C.’s Rise in Suicides Largest Among Major U.S. Counties.